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(SOLD) Stunning Overwater J-Series Fretless 4 Str + Overwater Gig Bag ***PRICE DROP to £900***
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******£900 plus postage********
 
I’m selling my stunning Overwater J-Series 4 str fretless.
 
SPECS:
 
34" scale
4.4 kg
Controls:
Volume, Pickup blend, and 3 way Overwater Tone control (bass thick outer ring, mids top ring, then pull out top ring for top end)
 
It’s an incredible bass, I had custom built for me by Overwater in 2005, with translucent blue quilted maple finish and ebony fretboard.  It sounds amazing: i've rarely played any fretless that sings like  this one, without the harsh zingy sound of some cheaper brands.
 
I used the bass on the West End show Stephen Ward cast recording in 2013, as well on the show itself (for 5 months), but otherwise it stayed in the studio.
 
It does have a few dings from the 5 months I mentioned in the tiny Orchestra pit at the Aldwych (quick bass changeovers) but luckily they’re mainly on the back and sides.  (I've highlighted them in the photos.)  If you're a collector looking for a perfect instrument to hang as a decoration, the dings on the back might put you off but if you're a player looking for an exceptional, singing fretless with incredible tone/playability and a stunning finish, this will blow your mind!
 
Brand new to build they're about £2750-2800, i’m asking £950 plus postage.
 
I've included a recording of the bass, a cover of a Nick Drake tune called 'From the morning' Jaco/Joni style, a good example of the DI tone.
 
I'm also throwing in a soft case from Overwater (missing a small buckle on the top pocket)
 
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nick drake fretless demo 2.mp3

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Bump!

(apologies i've been on tour in Europe and far east for 4 months but back in the UK at home for 3 weeks and looking to sell several items)

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Back home with this bass for 2 months now if anyone looking to buy!

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Lovely interpretation of 'From The Morning'. Good luck with the sale.

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I loved that nick drake cover. It reminded me of the tone of one of my favourite fretless players, Alain Gentry. Wish I had the money, but good luck.

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7 hours ago, Brook_fan said:

I loved that nick drake cover. It reminded me of the tone of one of my favourite fretless players, Alain Gentry. Wish I had the money, but good luck.

Thanks mate, had a couple of interested parties, will keep everyone posted. :)

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By 'ecky thump, that's a mad bargain. If you know Overwater basses you already know this! If not, think USA Deluxe then some.

I was using my 5er fretless from that very stable in a Leeds studio this week, much to the approval of both the client and the ex-UB40 soundman studio owner.

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Now an even madder bargain by the looks of it.. the kind of bass that makes me wish I was in the market for a 4 string fretless!

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I promise as soon as anyone tries it, it's gone! 

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Some info on the pickups  ?

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7 hours ago, fleabag said:

Some info on the pickups  ?

I believe they were custom made for Overwater in 2005 when I commissioned the build (possibly by John East).  If you're interested I could contact Chris May and find out from their order records. 🙂

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Gorgeous bass. Just a bit too heavy for me, sadly.

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Phew, at last! Someone has a corking bass coming up. :)

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