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Stunning Overwater J-Series Fretless 4 Str + Overwater Gig Bag PRICE DROP to £950
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******£950 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, a one off I had custom built for me by Overwater in 2005, with an eye-catching translucent blue quilted maple finish and ebony fretboard.  It sounds amazing: i've rarely played fretless basses that sang quite as much as this one, without the harsh zingy sound of some cheaper luthiers.
 
I used the bass professionally on the West End show Stephen Ward cast recording in 2013, as well on the show itself (for 5 months), but otherwise it stayed at home in the studio.
 
It does have a few noticeable dings from its 5 months of regular use in the tiny Orchestra pit at the Aldwych theatre (quick instrument changeovers) but they’re mainly on the back and sides.  I've highlighted them in photos..  If you're a collector looking for a perfect, virgin instrument to hang as a decoration, the dings on the back might put you off but if you're looking for an exceptional, singing A-league fretless with incredible tone/playability and a stunning finish, this is the fretless you need!
 
Brand new to build they're about £2750-2800, i’m asking £1000 plus postage.
 
I've included a recording of the bass, a cover of a Nick Drake tune called 'From the morning' Jaco/Joni style, so you can hear the tone DI-ed. 
 
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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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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