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Vigier Passion III 6 (until 31-Oct)
£1800
Aachen, Germany

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Vigier Passion III 6 (Bass, sixstring)

Specs
Type               Passion
Strings            6
Serial Number      011
Date               15. March 1991
Neck Wood          10/90 Carbon/Maple
Fingerboard        Phenowood Fingerboard™
Frets              21
Nut                zero fret
Neck construction  neck trough
Body               Maple
Weight             4,5kg
Surface            orange
Pickups            2 Benedetti singlecoil pickups
Electronic         passive, panorama, push/pull for on/off
Hardware           Kahler fixed bridge
Tuners             Schaller

Sounds: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/y3p9dgfsus27u1p/AAB59I_QpzTOmti7dhSTKaXQa?dl=0

new saddle (clear width spacing)
lack of original active electronics
including case
including original manual
including 2 additional original knobs
several repaired lacquer damages (Vigier's finish was not that great in the 90s)

Location: Aachen, Germany

Price: 1800€ (what I want to receice no regards to conversion rates or banking fees)
Shipping cost depends on destination
No trades.

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Just a couple of questions, please;

What's happened to the original electronics?

Why is there an Arpege manual pictured when it's a Passion S3 bass?

Thanks in advance!

 

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a) I really disliked the quirky mid sweep electronics. Unusable on stage as specific sounds are hardly reproducible on stage, sound differences and impact on volume could be horrible when accidentially moving some knobs. Furthermore it compresses dynamics, even with18V. There's a reason, why Vigier switched to normal electronics. I sold the board to a collector.
b) you're correct. This manual belongs to another bass I sold recently. Well, I think it doesn't hurt.

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Depends on your soldering skills. But I doubt there's any chance to purchase this quirky 20 years old electronics.
I simply don't understand the value of "original", if "original" did not stand the test of time. It was something that Vigier did for some time and then abandoned it for a reason.

But, hey, each one to his likes.

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An original is a sacred cow, no matter how much better the customized version is. Have seen this so many times.

Maybe a John East to a jazz can be almost accepted, because the preamp is worth that instrument...

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