US Deluxe 4 string for sale - body is immaculate no dents dings or scratches - 2017 - has had luthier work to correct neck alignment - unfortunately this left the fender factory in a bit of a state that should have ideally not passed their QA checks - the bridge was quite misaligned so much so that the G string was almost off the edge of the fretboard and the E string way too far in - it was checked over by Simon at 81guitarworks.co.uk who reset the neck but the bridge was so misaligned that it could not be adjusted and maintain the alignment of the through body holes - so to save a major faff and expense of removing the ferrules and plugging and re-drilling the holes we opted for the option of a replacement fender hi-mass bridge - just to clarify ... the neck itself was not warped or twisted in any way it was and still is absolutley fine, the problem was the lateral alignement of the bridge and poor setting of the neck into the neck pocket at the factory
currently strung with a set of 45-105 swingbass and hardly played since the work was carried out earlier in the year - reason for sale is that i bought this to replace my sandberg cali which i was forced to sell - fortunately for me the guy i sold it to called me to offer me first refusal on buying it back when he decided to swap it for a change - so i got my sandberg back and can no longer justify keeping this one sat around in the box unplayed
plays very well - slightly thicker/rounder profile neck than the slimline geddylee styles - active/passive with noiseless pickups - i was wondering at first what the pups would be like being a staunch wizard fan that i am but the fender N3 noiseless pups are very impressive and does all the usual jazz tones you would expect
finsih is gloss olympic white - originally had a black guard but this was swapped out for a tort which looks much better with the oly white - back of neck is satin finish not hi gloss
case is the new style fender case - comes with two unused keys and all the usual case candy - also will supply the original black guard and the original bridge and a set of straplocks which i dont use/need
reluctant to courier this and would prefer to deal in person if possible - happy to take cash payment or bank transfer (not paypal) - viewing/inspection available weekday evenings and anytime weekends (ME7 postcode) i have rig here you can try it through or if you prefer to bring your own head i have a pair of hydrive 112's
sorry not looking for any trades as am currently thinning the herd - thanks for viewing
sorry but would not be prepared to sell/courier outside UK
update - think will withdraw this for now as nobody will be buying a month before christmas
2000 Musicman Stingray, Vintage Sunburst, Unlined fretless Pau Ferro fingerboard
The body, neck and headstock are in fabulous condition. It has had roundwound strings on it.. and because of this, shows some slight marks on the board, they are only slight though and this doesn't affect playability in any way
Comes with either a fairly tired gigbag or a fairly new generic tweed hard case (up to you)
You're absolutely welcome to come and try at my studios in Stockport.. days, evenings or weekends
I'd prefer a straight sale but feel free to send trade offers
Price drop to £850
As much as it pains me i'm selling my 2007 Fender American Deluxe Jazz bass that I've owned since 2010. This is only due to my recent purchase from another Basschat member of a tasty AVRI jazz that hasn't been put down since purchased. I'm definitely a passive bass guy!
It began life as a fretless, and while it sounded lovely I needed a fretted jazz, so had it fretted by Jacks Instrument Services in Manchester around 2 years back. They're super professional guys and they did a really nice job.
It has the slightly smaller body and hipshot tuners, so feels pretty light on the shoulder.
Equipped with a versatile 3 band EQ and noiseless pickups.
The nitro finish has started to check really nicely in the years i've had it. Theres a subtle gold sparkle in the black paint which looks great with the gold pickguard. I look after my instruments but there are a few small dings and buckle rash, (i've tried to show in the photos) which is to be expected on a workhorse of a bass that I've gigged with extensively.
Plays super nicely with a low action (again Jacks setup was sublime) and is currently stung with D'Addario NYXL 45-105.
Feel free to come and give it a spin, I'm based in South Manchester. I could arrange a courier if you wanted but would be at the buyers risk and expense so collection would be preferred.
TRADES: barefaced BB2 or SC, or korg minilogue (try me with anything synth related!) + cash
Any questions drop me a message!
I am considering selling my 1994 Pedulla Pentabuzz bass. I bought this bass in late summer 2017 through Basschat, and owning one was a goal and a dream come true but the reality is, I always tend to grab a fretted bass first. A change is as good as a rest, so I thought I'd offer this up tentatively for sale or trade to see if anything should take my fancy (fretted basses only).
This 1994 Peacock Blue Pedulla Pentabuzz comes with the original branded hard case, which is well-used but in good working order. The bass also comes with the Pedulla truss rod tool, though aside from having the bass set up a year ago, I haven't needed to use it.
The bass comes with the proprietary Bartolini electronics, namely a P/J pickup set and active preamp (controls for balance, volume and active tone control). The bass is 34" scale, with the original gold hardware. The wings are solid flamed maple and the fretboard is ebony, coated with the proprietary Pedulla Polyester treatment. It looks like glass and gives a distinctive tone. I'm not sure on the weight, and despite it's relatively small proportions it isn't a lightweight instrument due to the maple body. The balance is excellent, testament to Michael Pedulla's excellent design. Edit: weight as per the listing when it sold through Bass Direct is 4.7kg.
The bass is in good condition though has obviously been a player rather than a case queen. This is reflected in the price. Before I had the bass, the previous owner had it cleaned and set up. The notably thin Pedulla clearcoat had worn in a few places on the body and neck, these were sealed over and feel as smooth as satin. There are a few small minor dings, and the control knobs are a little worn and slightly stiff (I never touch them, but I expect anyone with a desire to do so could take them off with an Allen key and lubricate inside, if not replacing outright).
The bass plays very well with a low action, and I have adjusted the pickup height to balance the volume. When I bought the bass, the bridge pickup was notably quieter than the neck pickup, though since I never use the neck pickup when playing this was a quirk that I didn't address for some time.
I can ship in the UK and Europe at the buyer's cost and with adequate insurance. I will entertain any trade offer as I don't have anything particular in mind other than a thought that I would find more use for a fretted bass than a fretless. I do have a particular fondness for anything with a bit of graphite in it, but other than that I am open to ideas.
A few pictures (including some from when it was sold at Bass Direct before I got hold of it).
This is a one off custom bass - I don’t think you will see another.
Old shape California TT4
Fully Passive with Haüssel pick ups - very meaty sounding.
Controls are Vol/balance/tone.
Maple Neck with matching reverse headstock.
Hard Core Aged.
Currently strung with TI Flats which are practically brand new.
Nut width 39mm
Weight 3.7 - 3.9kg on kitchen/bathroom scales - defo under 4kg and balances very well
This is a great looking and more importantly sounding bass, there is no doubt about it.
Reason for sale - too many basses.
Happy to receive offers - please no ridiculous ones, it’s not a fire sale.
Trades - I’d consider a Stingray Special for sure, and you can try me out for other stuff too.
Shoot me a message if interested.
If you are happy to pay, I will post worldwide neck on or off at your preference and cost.
It will be well packaged.