So I fell in love with a Sandberg which I've already ordered and since I am not Richie Rich I need to sell something to raise the funds for this aka live in peace with the mother of my children.
I have to admit that this move is stupid since it burns the money I've spent in the blink of an eye but the love for the Sandberg is so strong ..... I don't care.
Up for sale is the Warmoth PJ project that has just been finished and is built from only highclass parts. So far has been played on for maybe 3 hours so it is like new !
Warmoth Custom Body
Model: Chambered P Bass®
Orientation: Right handed
Wood: Flame Maple on Mahogany
Contours: Contoured Heel / Tummy Cut / Forearm Contour
Battery Box: No Battery Box Rout
Top Finish: Transparent Purple
Back Finish: Transparent Purple
Finish Type: Satin Finish
Warmoth Custom Neck
Style: J Bass®
Orientation: Right Handed
Neck Wood/Hals: Roasted Flame Maple
Fingerboard/Griffbrett Wood: Ebony
Nut Width: 1-1/2" (38mm)
Fret Size/Bünde: 6150
Tuner Ream: BML (17.5mm)
Fret #: 21
Pre-Cut Installed String Nut/Sattel: GraphTech Black TUSQ XL - Standard Nut
Inlays: Cream Face Dots
Side Dots: White Side Dots
Stiffening Rods:Standard Steel Rods
I put several layers of TruOil on the neck and put one seal of wax on it in the end - Feels just awesome and looks amazing !
Tuners: HipShot UltraLite
Bridge: HipShot Style A Aluminium Bridge
Pickups: Sandberg Black Label
Electrics: Noll TCM 4 XM (B 2083) - Runs with 2 x 9 Volt batteries = 18 V for more headroom
Potis: 3 x Tandem
Pins: Schaller Security Locks
String retainer: Sandberg
At the moment it is set up for D Standard --> DGCF
This baby was put together by a professional luthier in Germany (Acys Guitar Lounge). It received the best treatment and all the routings and the electric cavity was shielded professionally.
This is what it cost me:
Pickups: 230 EUR
Bridge: 130 EUR
Electrics inkl. Potis: 200 EUR
Body and Neck incl. shipping and all taxes: 1500 EUR
Tuners: 145 EUR
Security Locks: 20 EUR
Luthier costs to put it together professionally: 630 EUR
In total: 2.855 EUR
I put it up for sale for 1.800 GBP inlcuding ...
... shipping to anywhere within the European Union
... standard Sandberg Gigbag
... higher insurance
I am not interested in a trade
You can play and pick it up in Munich/Germany and pay in cash if you want to. You can also pay by bank transfer (You cover the transfer costs) or by PayPal (Family & Friends only)
Got myself a lovely new Lakland 55-02 just after Christmas. It sits well on a strap, with no neck dive to speak of, but I thought I'd treat myself and upgrade the tuners from the Hipshot licensed ones they come fitted with to USA Ultralites, as Hipshot's website states that I would save as much as 0.06oz per tuner in weight! (Here's a link to the page which then links to specs and weights, for anyone who's interested - https://hipshot.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360020825572-What-s-the-difference-between-Licensed-and-USA-Ultralite-tuning-machines- )
The licensed tuners are perfectly good, but I persuaded myself the higher tolerances and superior materials of the USA tuners would also be worth a splurge, as well as the miniscule overall weight saving. The ones I chose are HB6C (clover head and 1/2" post). Imagine my astonishment when they arrived, I weighed them both, and the USA version was actually 0.05oz HEAVIER than the licensed version. They are actually bang on their stated weight as per the Hipshot spec sheets (1.95oz), but it turns out that at 1.9oz, the licensed tuners I have are 0.11oz underweight, going by their published specs. Now, you could say I shouldn't really be hugely peeved about the weight gain, I mean, spread across all 5 tuners, what's a quarter of a gram between friends? (No drugs references, please 😎) But is it really worth the £120 I just paid for supposed superior engineering?
A minor fly in the ointment is the fact the bushes on the licensed tuners are 16mm diameter, but the holes in the headstock are 17.5mm. The bushes on the USA tuners are 17.5mm, so they're a snug fit. It begs the question why the hole is slightly too big for the tuners Lakland fit as standard in the first place, and also why the weight specs on the Hipshot website for the licensed tuners appear to be inaccurate. I even emailed Lakland to see if Hipshot made a special version for them, but they said they use these the HB6 - https://hipshotproducts.com/collections/bass-tuning/products/hb6-1-2-ultralite-licensed-bass-tuning-machine
I'm tempted to put the old tuners back in, and stick the USAs up for sale to try and recoup some of my outlay. But let's be honest - does any of this really matter, or am I over-thinking it a tad?!? 😆
this is taking up too much room on my work bench, so it needs to go ASAP. Dropped to £25 posted.
Upgrading my ‘bitsa’ bass, so I’m selling this cheap Jazz bass neck.
Maple neck with rosewood board and synthetic nut.
Usual Fender dimensions and a set of cheap as chips unbranded tuners, ideal for a project or similar ‘beater’ bass. Price includes postage to mainland UK address of your choice.