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The time has come to sell what I thought I'd be holding onto for a fair while yet.
I have for sale my American-Made 1987 '62 Reissue Precision Bass.
I've owned him since 2012 when I traded him with 7enderhead for a Ric.
Forgive me copying across the details about him from the original Ad but it says everything that needs to be said about him.
"The serial number is V023852, and the neck date is '1-6-87'.
The white Nitro finish has aged into what in German would be called 'horse tooth yellow'. This nice colour is somewhat hard to photograph, but the picture gallery should give you an idea since it contains photos taken under different lighting conditions.
Also included is an 'ashtray' pickup cover and the slightly battered (only on the outside) but fully functional (even the key works on the locks) tweed case.
The bass has some minor issues, all concerning the finish, the biggest of which is to be found at the back of the headstock where the previous owner (or one of them damned music stores from the Eighties) obviously put a sticker which ate into the finish.
The only reason I would want to let go of this instrument is that the neck measures 44 millimeters at the nut (so it's 'wide but shallow'), and - sporting very small hands - I find the change from my other basses somewhat disorienting."
The bass no-longer has the East pre-amp as it installed in another bass but is otherwise as I received it. Never gigged by myself and kept in the case when not in use.
These basses don't come up very often from what I can tell and I can see why. I'm only selling due to necessity otherwise I'd keep him until we grew old together (both being born in the same month of the same year)
Please feel free to message me with any questions or (Very near) offers.
I need to free up space so up for grabs is my 2009 Sandberg VM5 (1st generation). I just never seem to use it over my Bogarts and it is too good an instrument to not be used.
The bass is one of the earlier models with Delano pickups. Later Sandberg starting shipping them with their own brand of pups.
Weight is medium, not overly heavy nor light (probably around 10 lbs) - I can do the scales thing if required
Black Alder body
Delano Precision /MM configuration
Hardware originally silver (some black hardware currently installed)
The bass has quite a lot of mojo and it clearly has been used in 8 years, dings, dongs, scrapes, scratches all the things you would expect to see from a working instrument. It sounds really good and cuts through the mix like butter.
Neck is somewhat of a halfway house between a P and J 5 string neck. Not overly slim, but no bat territory either.
The bridge was changed at some stage (previous owner) to the newer version, which in essence still is an A style model. I acquired some black tuners and strap buttons that I think look really good, you would need to buy a black string retainer, knobs and bridge (GBP85-90 new in total) if you want to complete the transformation. I will include both the original and black hardware.
Structurally the bass is sound, really no issues at all with neck, joints, fretboard, hardware or frets so it will deliver for ages before needing any further TLC.
I should probably price this a little higher, but I would like to find it a new home and want to facilitate the transition to all black hardware a little too... it would look great. Price included shipping within Europe with neck detached. No case or bag.
I would consider a (part)trade potentially. Trade value is £825.
So what would I trade against? Potentially a quality 6x10 or 8x10, Mesa non D class amps, high quality pre/DI, full tube amps, Bogarts or other graphite necked basses, a Kitara, Moog stuff.
Limelight P for sale - reliced, fiesta red, tort pick guard. I bought this from MattM a few months ago, but unfortunately I think I'm too used to J basses and can't get on with the chunkiness of the neck profile. Lovely looking bass though, and sounds fantastic too.
Alder body, slab rosewood board, clay dots, rolled fingerboard edges, reverse tuners, late 60s/early 70s logo. Hand wound pickup with CTS pots, switchcraft jack. Nut width just under 40mm, weight approx 9lbs.
Comes with decent quality gig bag - price is £725. Would much prefer local collection or meet up in the Scottish central belt, but will consider (UK only) shipping.
Also will consider trades - ultimately I'm after a p sound with a jazz-type neck (like a lot of people!), so feel free to try me.
Very rare, heres what Warwick said about em...
"From these instruments were made ca. 50 pieces. The body is Maple, Etimoe and Ovangkol, neck Ovangkol, fingerboard Wenge.. The outline looks like a Warwick Corvette and the body shaping is more of a bellied shape on the top. … yes, the bass was produced March 2001 and it´s one from the ca. 50 pieces were made from this special production. This series has no special name."
"These basses do not belong to an official LTD run, but as you mention they are often reffered to as Streamettes. Originally they were NT built Streamer basses and the necks were cutoff and we made an unofficial LTD run out of them. These are, so far, the only contoured Corvettes you will ever find."
Will ship in a basic hardcase to UK Via 24hr courier. Will be packed to guard from tanks. Haha
What more could i say about it?
Apart from fingermark above neck pickup its pretty mint. No issues. Feast your eyes.......