Very Reluctantly nd hesitantly, I'm looking at selling my retro 610.
Serial no. 013, it's in fantastic condition and is by far the best sounding cab I've ever owned.
Best things about it are:
- vintage tone and volume
- big cab that I've always been able to move myself
- fits in the small boot of a skoda fabia
It's well looked after and a month or so ago was back at barefaced hq to have. Black grille. Whilst there they cemented down the tolex and gave it all a once over, so it really is in top condition.
Comes with a silver grille cloth if you want to change it, and a cover which is a bit worn, but has plenty of miles in it.
I won't post this, collect or meet only. Wellingborough, Bedford, stevenage areas of the country typically.
Happy to try and answer any questions. Thanks
PRICE OF £950 WAS FOR TWO CABS - ONE NOW SOLD - BIG BABY T STILL AVAILABLE £450
I have amended this ad since placing it a couple of days ago. I have sold a Gen 3 Big Baby and thought my other cab was a Gen 2 Big Baby, but apparently it's a BB T GEN 2 which is a different spec. This was an honest error on my part as I bought it on here used about five years ago and didn't know the difference.
The £950 price tag which will have raised your eyebrows and may even have led you to read this ad to see what was so special about it, was in fact for the two cabs. I can't figure how to change the price in the price field in the post?
THE PRICE FOR THIS BIG BABY T IS £450.
So I am now relisting with an accurate technical spec from Barefaced in the link below and photos of the Big Baby T:
I thought it best to amend the ad as I didn't want to mislead anybody else
Cab is in good nick, works perfectly, all feet present, corner plates, original handle (which had a rubber sleeve which was prone to disintegration) replaced. No trades thanks as it has been replaced with a Super Midget.
I live in Romiley which is near Stockport, which in turn is near Manchester if you still haven't heard of it! I'd be willing to drive up to 80 miles or so to deliver/meet up, again for some sort of adjustment in the price. I'm sure something can be worked out.
Any questions at all just fire away?
My BB2 gen 3: Tremendous cab, powerful & light. I'm not gigging at the moment and using a powered cab at home. Bought a couple of years ago from this esteemed parish and used occasionally.
There's loads of information on the web about this cab & Barefaced has plenty here too: https://barefacedbass.com/product-range/Big-Baby-2.htm
No dings, handle is secure, feet are solid. Padded cover by Hotcovers included.
Collection from South London SE24.
Sale only, no trades!
This is a feeler for the sale my awesome condition 1973 / 74 Fender Jazz bass in Sunburst.
Its RW board, block inlays and bound.
Photos are here in my photobucket album -
http://s1341.photobucket.com/user/bassintheface/library/Fender Jazz Bass 1973 - 1974
It's in really excellent condition with only a couple of minor chips which I've tried to clearly show on the pics.
The serial number on the neck plate is 509063 which is 1973 / 1974 which puts it as one of the last 4 bolt neck versions out of Fullerton before they went to the bullet truss rod and 3 bolt neck in 1974 / 75.
The CTS pot codes date the bass to 5th Week 1974 - Jan / Feb (1377405) so the feedback on the age was that it was likely put together very late 1973 or very early 1974 - as you know with Fender around this time, its a combination of date stamps that help you get an age of an instrument.
It comes with a generic hardcase and re issue versions of the pickup cover and ashtray from a USA 70's reissue.
I will get neck end photos and pickup photos - from memory, you can only see a stamp on the bridge pickup now since the rewind of the neck pick up - its 5 years or so since Matt had it open, so will check his photos and hopefully add to the photobucket album above - if not, I'll have to get it opened up.
I bought it from a friend around 5 or 6 years ago and the story was (note that this is completely unsubstantiated) that it belonged to Andy Scott of the Sweet and was used for recording /demos and never gigged, hence the condition. I really don't know if this is true and no one will ever know, but Andy Scott is from my hometown of Wrexham so it is plausible.
The bass had been unplayed for a number of years prior to my purchase and upon getting it, the neck pickup didn't work and the elecs were intermittent and crackly.
I swiftly sent it over to the very excellent Matthew John Bascetta in Chester - http://www.mjbluthier.co.uk/
for a full clean, pro set up and a rewind of the neck pick up - Matt is also the guy behind the excellent 'House of Tone' pickups - https://www.houseoftonepickups.com/
and he did a full rewind using period correct wire and hand winding, inc wax potting - you can see him at work below.
It now plays beautifully and sounds, IMO awesome!
Feel free to ask any questions - I'd just appreciate PM's with an expression of interest initially as I really don't want to sell it being honest, but it lives at home (non smoking household) and don't gig it our of fear of damaging it.
You won't find many in this condition.
No trades, viewing welcome.
Cash on collection or bacs.
I don't want to post this out of fear of it being damaged!