GB Spitfire 5 String,
34" scale length, Strung B - G
Walnut top, Birdseye Maple Fingerboard, Swamp Ash Body, Purple heart sandwich.
Made in 2015
More details on GB website.
Gorgeous looking Bass with great build quality.
Excellent cond. Absolutely no bumps or scratches, no wear to frets, almost as new.
Lovely action, plays great
Overloaded with 5ers at that the moment, so it's not getting much use
Collection preferred but I have a case (with a broken zip) I can post it in.
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
Up for sale is my Jon Shuker 5 String Jazz built for me in 2013. It has a couple knocks and bumps having toured the world with me but nothing obvious from the front. Villex pickups and electronics with passive mid cut make for a very versatile sound. It’s not the lightest bass ever made, but plays and sounds great. Comes with it’s original Hiscox hard case, or will knock some off if you want it in a generic gigbag.
£925 collected from Chingford, London.
This is a stunning bass, I bought new 11 years ago a Pedulla ET5 Cocobolo, Gold Hardware, Bartolini Pickups Plus
Thunderguts Low-Mids Boost Switch, 19mm String Spacing, Comes with original case
Price includes European Shipping
For sale is a hand made 5-string by Patrick Koopman (Stevie Vai's guitar tech) in the Netherlands. It weighs in at 3.9 kilos, has a 34" scale, 5-piece maple/wenge graphite reinforced neck, and a rosewood board with 'eye' markers at the 12th fret! 45mm at the nut, an ash body, Bartolini 72MV5K splitable dual coil pickup, with front coil, back coil, series and parallel settings via a rotary switch. Fitted with a Seymour Duncan STC-3M3 3-band preamp, with "slap" setting via pulling out the volume pot. Light weight Schaller carbon fibre/aluminium tuners, ABM Bridge. Spacing is currently set at about 18mm, but is adjustable. Strung with D'Addario EXL170's (45-130).
It's in excellent condition, apart from a small dent in the lower bout, and filled holes where the original string retainer was, which was replaced by the previous owner. It's beautifully made, and has a huge array of sounds, but I've decided that the neck is just a little too slim for my gorilla mitts! When I first saw a picture of this bass on here a year or so ago, it wasn't for sale. I actually contacted Patrick to see what it would cost to build another with similar specs, and he quoted me 2500-2700 Euros, so what I'm asking for it (which is just what I paid for it) is an absolute bargain for a custom built bass.
Cash on collection preferred, but I can ship at the buyer's cost. Sorry, but I'm not looking for any trades.