I am selling this for the family of a friend who has recently passed away. I have got permission from the Admin (ped) to place this ad.
Brazilian Mahogany core
Canadian 'Birdseye' Maple faces
Indian Rosewood F/Board
Slight crack to front facing (cosmetic only)
This bass was made by Ian Waller for a friend who has recently passed away and has had one owner from new.
This is the first EVER Wal with a lacquer finish and was the start of Wal offering a lacquer finish option.
Collection from Kendal, UK, or will ship for cost of shipping.
NBD: Vintage VJ74 Jazz - Refurbished!
I’ve had low-level GAS for a Vintage brand V4 P Bass for some years, but for whatever reason had never considered their Jazz offerings. But when I saw a Vintage VJ74 Reissue Jazz for sale here on BC at a very reasonable price, I took a punt - on a whim. However, the bass had one or two problems: Firstly, it was black - and secondly, it didn’t have its original ‘Vintage VJ74’ decal, which had been replaced with a ‘Moon Bass’ decal (see pics). The pickguard is tort, but considering it’s not what I call ‘proper’ tort, it’s actually not too bad. These are the ‘before’ pics:
I refinished the bass in Heritage White, with matching headstock. Then I made a ‘Vintage VJ74’ decal in PhotoShop and printed it onto inkjet waterslide decal paper - my first DIY decal. The rosewood fretboard was a bit chalky and quite dry, so I treated it to a drop of oil, which made it much darker. Result. Other modifications were minimal, as I’m perfectly happy with the electrics, pickups and hardware which are all Wilkinson as standard, Vintage being one of Trevor Wilkinson’s brands. The 'refurbishment' isn't absolutely to stock - as far as I know Vintage don't produce a matching-headstock Jazz in their range, so I allowed myself a little leeway - it's a bit 'custom'...
It plays really nicely and sound-wise it’s right up there with the competition. I’ve owned and played Fender Jazzes and various Jazz clones from other makers and the VJ74 absolutely holds its own. The Wilkinson pickups are strong and clear with a big, yet tight and controlled low end, punchy mids and a ringing, almost piano-like tone with a new set of rounds. Very intoxicating and quite addictive. My original intention was to titivate the bass and move it on, but it has immediately become my number one go-to instrument. Obviously 'Vintage' brand basses are way underrated! I’m totally chuffed with it, and it will have its first outing at rehearsal this evening.
I’m also chuffed with the cost. As I already had the paint, the amber tint and the waterslide decal paper, and as it wasn’t necessary to upgrade the pickups, tuners or bridge, all it took to get this where I wanted it was a little time and effort. Well worth it - and I’m now a happy bunny. Well... until P-Bass GAS comes around again of course, but as usual I’ll cross that bridge when I come to it. Note - the tort guard looks red on black; and much darker on white. Juxtaposition! It's the same guard. Anyway in conclusion, it's obviously possible to pick up a bass for little money that's already a decent, solid player and have it become your main squeeze with a bit of cosmetic work. Result. These are the ‘after’ pics:
I thank you! And many thanks to Basschatter Aidan63.
Due to downsizing, up for sale are my DB112 and DB112NT cabs. The cabs are both 8 Ohms and rated at 300w RMS. They are in really great condition, with few signs of use. I look after all of my gear and I have been using them with a Tonehammer 500. Their sound, together or separately, is warm, punchy and focused.
Included are the covers, which I purchased from Hot Covers in the UK. You can see from the pictures that these have more signs of use, but they have done their job and kept the cabs looking good.
This is a private sale, so I can't accept returns or offer any guarantee. I can however say that they are in full working condition and should serve the next owner well for years to come.
I am based in Essen, Germany, and would prefer local pickup. I would prefer to sell them together, but will consider splitting in the future.
Check out my feedback here: https://www.basschat.co.uk/topic/185497-jazzjames/?tab=comments#comment-1787512
I realise I can manage with just my Fender PJ and Jazz, so I've decided to move this on. Not really looking for any particular trades but please do ask - the worst I can do is say no.
This has been upgraded with custom graphite nut to improve the action. NOTE: Price is for the bass with original pickups; I can include the EMG GZR set for an extra £85 (RRP £127)
I've sanded and polished the headstock as I wanted it plain for a tribute band project.
It's 4kg, with a 42mm nut. It has fluted tuners, which I know are preferred by some.
Lots of chat here from those in the know about how well these compare with their more expensive counterparts, so I won't harp on. Suffice to say this plays well beyond its price and the EMG pickups - should you want to include them - take it up a notch.
It's in good condition with just a few very small nicks on it, no buckle rash and the frets are looking good.
Tryouts in Bristol are most welcome.
Postage at buyer's expense; I have decent packaging and will include a simple Fender non-padded bag.
Grab a bargain!
Up for sale is my '76 Jazz bass. Unbelievable instrument but it's just not getting the use it deserves and as much as I'd love to keep it, I recently purchased a CS Pino Precision bass.
These basses speak for themselves... Weight is difficult to confirm with my bathroom scales but it's around the 4.8kg range. It's all original but is missing it's bridge and pickup covers. I have fitted Schaller strap locks to the bass but it does come with the original fittings. Also comes with original thumb rest and OHSC (case isn't in great shape) but I am also selling it with a newer Fender Deluxe hard case.
MORE PICS HERE: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/9683ocfssld0cq9/AACCED4nfwpDd9HOh_CbfmBta?dl=0
Only trades I'd be looking to accept is one for a Fodera Imperial 5 string 34" scale with cash on top from me. Cheers 😉
Price is firm at £2,000
Based in Gloucestershire and can ship with insured courier (at buyer's expense).