Up for sale or trade is my stunning Shuker Single Cut built in Jan 2014. I traded my Conklin Custom for this bass in 2016 with LukeCapon off here. Jon Shuker makes some very high quality basses and this is no exception on the design, fit and finish. A new one of these would set you back around £3k. It is in excellent condition with only minor marks / swirls from playing and comes with a hard case.
I'm open to partial / full trades. Let’s see what ya' got.
Alder body with buckeye facings and black veneer between top and body
34" scale currently tuned B to G
Angled headstock with buckeye veneer - front and rear
7 piece maple / black veneer laminated set neck. 20.5mm deep at 1st fret, 22.5 at 12th, shallow 'C' section
Two way truss rod with carbon fibre reinforcement
Rosewood fretboard with 26 medium frets and 45mm brass nut
Mother of pearl face and side dots
Nordstrand Big Split pickups
Shuker 3 band preamp: treble, mid cut / boost and mid freq stack, bass, pan, vol (pull passive)
Schaller 2000 bridge, set at 18mm string spacing (can adjust from 17 to 19mm)
Weight 8.6lbs / 3.9kg
I bought this last year from Goldbass via The Gallery. I really hoped my fat little fingers would get on with the beautifully shallow neck profile but sadly I am not getting the best from it.
Martin dates it at early 2000's and it is in amazing condition for a 15+ year old bass. One very small dent on the bottom of the front face - photo attached. Other than that it is immaculate.
Incredible build quality. Martin and John have an enviable ( and justified ) reputation and this one is a beaut.
Madrone Burl front and back, and matching peghead.
Flame maple / Wenge 7 piece neck
Ebony board lined with Mahogany ( very subtle ), blue LED's on the fret lines
Bartolini MM pup with series / parallel switch
ABM piezo bridge with piezo preamp ( internal controls ) to balance output with mag pup - set and forget.
Schack 18v preamp with internal dips for BMT centres / boost, volume and blend. Tone controls work on both mag and piezo.
Gotoh tuners, dunlop strap locks. Strung with Daddario chromes.
Weight on my scales just over 8lbs
Hiscox hard case.
Let me know if you need any more info.
Would trade for a Rob Allen 4 string fretless or other quality 4 string fretless - Sei, GB, Shuker, ACG, Sadowsky, Lull etc
Thanks for looking.
Musicman Sterling Bass With Status Graphite Neck. Condition is Very good, however any marks photographed.
Delano pickups and pre-amp allowing for some excellent sound shaping.
Switch for changing between passive and active
Status graphite neck, chip on first fret cannot feel when playing and a few small marks on headstock
Sterling by Musicman body with custom paint job. Bridge and neckplate also Indonesian made.
Has just been professionally set up and new Elixir strings strung.
Comes with official musicman sterling case
Plays well and sounds great however I prefer 4 string basses!
Open to offers and trades with cash either way! Must have 4 strings though!
fond of Jazz basses, Warwick Thumbs and Status basses
Up is my beloved Fender P.
This began life as a 75' when I bought it, the neck had been very badly defretted and sprayed with cheap paint. I had the body professionally resprayed and aged by Mike Smith (Former master builder for Fret King). The neck is warmoth custom order to the 51' Tele bass specs (Its a chunky beast). Hipshot reverse tuners and Gotoh bridge. Bone nut. The P pickup is original and the MM is a Duncan Basslines, configuration is a stacked knob jazz style. I have had it set up EADG and BEAD and it performed equally well in both. It has been toured and recorded a lot and has been regularly serviced and set up by my guitar tech.
THIS IS A PLAYERS BASS.
If you are the kind of person that likes something a bit different that plays and sounds great, this is for you. It is by no means for the collectors out there who want a pretty wall ornament. I have put a lot of time and money into getting it to this stage, I have 2 other Ps that are all original and need to fund some studio gear, so its regrettably the obvious choice to go. The neck alone cost just shy of £500 new.
If you think it could be for you, I am more than happy to accommodate a viewing and a play. I am based in Liverpool but can possibly travel to meet.
I would prefer collection or for me to drop within a reasonable distance, but I am happy to ship if needs be.
Any questions at all, please get in touch.