So this popped up on my recommended on eBay. Anyone know what the fluff it's all about?! cue resident guru @AndyTravis 😁
I think we all know about these so I'll spare the superlatives!
To the best of my knowledge this one is all original. Apart from I've put new felt rings under the strap buttons (the old ones had disappeared) and it's sporting some Fender NPS 45 - 105 round wound strings.
It does have some oxidisation to metalwork. And dings commensurate with its age and having lived a life. Difficult to photo close up so I'll describe where they are and maybe you can zoom in.
head stock under E tuner (3mm)
neck rear lower 1st fret (3mm)
body front above tug bar to left and to right (1.5mm and 3mm)
body front and bottom behind bridge (4 x 5mm)
body rear above and to right of neck plate (10mm and 5mm)
body rear under neck plate (buckle rash)
body rear top right as you look at it (12mm)
Bass weighs only 3.762 Kg (8.3 lbs). I zeroed the scales with the Sisley book on it so the bass would balance better in case you're wondering.
Currently collection from Skipton only or I can meet you within a reasonable distance.
Price is £600 and it does have to be £600 I'm afraid.
Hello! Just a feeler for now... I'm going to upload pictures in a few hours, the weather is quite miserable and I definitely prefer natural light to take pics...
1988 Thumb bass, transition era (already has the 2 pieces bridge but still has the tilted tuners of the early ones).
Thin neck, good action, good frets, stock pickups (EMG) and preamp (MEC 2 bands). No cracks, no repairs, no failing glue joints. Medium weight, I think it's around 4.3 but my balance's battery's gone.
It's got some wear and in some spots you can see and/or feel the wood moved a bit, creating the usual "gap" between different pieces.
They might be easily removed but this would imply a refinish, that would take away the patina. Easy to do, though, if you want it in mint conditions.
Comes with non-original teardrop case, fresh strings and good setup. The battery cover is missing the tooth (as always happens) but it's pretty cheap to replace.
I can personally guarantee about the conditions. You're not going to receive an unplayable, dirty or poorly set-up instrument. It will arrive ready to play. I'll do my best to replace the battery cover before shipping, needs nothing else.
The bass has a big sound, the first time I played it thru my 18" I thought the lows were boosted... but they weren't. Also very bright. It's one of the "good ones", if you know what I mean.
I ship by UPS, £50 within Europe, takes 3 working days. I have feedbacks here and on other platforms (eBay, Talkbass, even the Warwick Bass forum Bass Arena). Payment by bank wire transfer or paypal (normal, not friends/family payment).
Not interested in trades, I'm heavily downsizing as I basically only play 15 minutes a week, just for my own pleasure. No band, no gigs.
I have made a decision to sell everything I am not gigging or at least using, and although i have gigged this live and love it, it is missing a string for me, I pretty well only play 5 strings. I have always had comments when I have done a gig with this, it makes a statement and certainly stands out. Strangely, mostly positive.
Bought it on here at the beginning of last year, knowing I only played 5 strings but was really wanting an iceman.
This was ibanezes attempt to make an iconic shape after they got a bit kicked by gibson in the 70s. The guitar is still made, they only rarely make the bass, and almost always in black, the guitar gets more love. Its a nice bass to play although it is a little head heavy as the body weighs nothing and the neck is quite long. The strap pin has been moved which helps a bit. I don't know what the pickups are but they sound good. I have made it active with bass and treble as it needed it as I don't like passive basses.
Has a scratch on the back that I did somehow and some damage along the bottom which was there when I got it, unfortunately the shape of the iceman means that if you stand it on the ground it is going to take a lot of force there as there is a point. It is also not going to balance well
Looking to sell rather than trade as I am reducing my numbers down. The only thing I would be interesting in trading for would be a 5 string iceman.
Can pickup from Yeovil, or I can deliver for a reasonable distance, often go to Bristol / Bath / Exeter etc or can meet in the middle somewhere.
Could post though that depends on the other basses I am selling, I currently lack boxes.
Fernandes The Revival RJB-75 Jazz Bass
Great copy of a 60s Fender Jazz, made by Fernandes in the first half of the 1980s. This is the higher RJB-75 model. It looks great with its matching headstock:
This bass plays and sounds great. Hardware and electronics work like they should (it has the reverse tuners) and the neck is straight. The frets are in great condition as they were levelled and dressed a few months back. There are some (minor) damages to be found, though overall this bass looks great for its age. There is a little what seems to be glue remnants near the nut.
It is fitted with Fender flatwound strings on the pictures, but now has rounds on it. Not sure what brand.
Adjusted price again: €630,- / £570,-
Update: Shipping (with neck and body seperated) within europe/UK is now included in the price.
The bass is located in the Netherlands, but I´m willing to ship within Europe/UK at buyers risk and expense. Costs will be around £30 when shipped with the neck detached, or around £70 with the neck fitted and with crappy hardcase.
Payment in euro's per banktransfer, PayPal (family/friends) or cash on pickup.