Weight: 3.7 kg!!!
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Superb Craftmanship and Sound
Patrice Vigier pioneered graphite neck construction in the 1970s and 80s, and after much research and fine tuning Vigier moved away from the colder and brittle sounding solid graphite necks to a composite of 90% wood and 10% graphite - this yields the same strength and rigidity famed on graphite necked instruments bu..
massive price drop: 5.600,- EUR to 4.990,- EUR / 4.480,- GBP
open for offers
a rose is a rose is a rose ... is just
And this is one of the most incredible basses I ever had the chance to call it one of mine.
Stuning, marvellous, an absolutely work of art.
It´s is a Jerzy Drozd Mastery VI
Absolutley no chips or dents, like brand new. Cause it is like brand new.
Long story short:
I bought this bass last year in september from Jesus Rico from spain. Originally the bass was a fretless one with a natural color.
Unfortunately sometimes later the truss rod broke.
So there was no other possibility to sent the bass to master luthier Jerzy Drozd to repaire it.
As you can see, this bass is a neck through version, so not only the fretboard has to be removed to fix the truss rod, after that, the bass had to be completely repainted.
I´d decided to gave her a new color and turn it to a fretted version. Drozd suggested to chance the pickup to the newest version, too.
So what do you see here right now, is an instrument that´s like a new one direct out of the workshop from Jerzy Drozd, but the woods are originaly assembled in 2005, the fretboard, fretwork, pickup and color are brand new.
The entire repair costs were: 2.798,- EUR (bills available)
Why do I sell her right now.
I own three Ritter basses, a sixer and two fivers. When the Drozd came back from repair I put my Ritter´s beside and played the Drozd for a while - only at home, no band pratice, no gig -, than I take my Ritter 6 String Classic and after seconds one thing was abolutly clear. The Ritter still the bass for me, in every aspect. The Drozd will allways be like a back up, it´ll be never played on stage or in a band, I´ll allways take my Ritter. And last but not least I am not a collector. That´s it.
Some specs at least:
originaly from 27.09.2005
completly refurbished between Dez. 2018 - Mai 2019
Etimoe (a kind of mahogany) body wings
laminated maple neck through body design (2 carbon extra reinforcement bars)
birdseye burl maple top with matching head stock
extended 32 frets maple board
special custom body design
Aguilar obp3, 18 volts preamp
Custom Jerzy Drozd JEDX humbucker with maple wood cover
Recessed wood knobs
weight: 4,3kg on the bathroom scale
Original Jerzy Drozd case
Price: 5.600,- EUR / 5.010,- GBP (negotiable) 4.990,- EUR / 4.480,- GBP
open for your offer
location: Mainz, germany
and here, a short snippet. Recorded quick and dirty. Bass direct into a Scarlett Solo. Recorded with GarageBand. No EQ or anything else.
On the bass: Treble half way down, Middle and Bass half up.
Quick and dirty
And one more: Direct into the Scarlett Solo, too. Recorded with GarageBand, no EQ-ing or something else.
At the end of the clip you can hear the strings played separately
trade option: Mike Lull 5 string basses, a nice P-Bass, Glockenklang Blue Sky, Mesa Boogie Walkabout
sorry for my bad english
Whatever may happen to currency exchange rate within the next days and weeks:
if you send me 2,200€ and take shipping costs, I'm your man.
This bass has a mean growl to it. Intonation is great and chords play easy and sound clear, transparent and without mud. B-string has same volume as E- or A-string, lively harmonics and usable notes even in higher positions.
Open pores and oiling make for great haptics.
Weight is massive: 5,7kg
Electronics work passive and active
Bass has been played, but not much usage the last years. I did some oiling and adjustments.
neck at saddel: 52,45mm
neck at 12. fret: 73,35mm
width at bridge (H core to c core): 84,10mm
neck thickness ca. 22mm
neck form factor: flat C, not yet D
Location: Aachen / Aken / Aix-la-Chapelle, Germany
price (26-Feb-19): 2200 EUR (approx 1900 GBP), plus shipping costs
Manufacturer data sheet
Bass Thumb Bass NT 6 string
Serial Number B 214 90
Neck Wood Wenge with Bubinga
Fingerboard Wenge, Mother of Dot inlays
Frets Bronce Warwick Frets
Nut Just a Nut Brass version
Neck construction continuous "Hiddenneck" neck connection
Body 3 piece massive Bubinga body
Surface Beeswax finish
Pickups 2 passive Bartolini Humbuckers
Electronic active MEC 2 band electronics
Hardware Schaller Black Hardware, Warwick specific
Made in Germany / 91330 Eggolsheim
With regret I am selling this stunning 1988 Vigier Passion in a beautiful greenburst finish (quite rare) which i picked up on this forum in April of last year from Maut, thanks Niels.
Why am i selling? I also have a series 111 Passion bass (Yes very lucky)
Rare chance to own a beautiful graphite necked Vigier..They don't come up very often as owners (rightly so,reluctantly sell) This bass dates back to 1988..
The bass has a few dings and cracks in the laquer (very common in older Vigiers) Checking on headstock by the V..See pictures.but overall,very good condition for a 31 year old bass!! The Carbon neck is in pristine condition though 😎 so no dead spots..imense sustain.ringing harmonics..and the frets are in very good condition..and best of all no truss rod..neck totally straight..
I had to change the Schaller 3D bridge as the original saddle rollers were seized and no amount of grease or heat could make them budge..So an £80 upgrade there and also £75 on new Schaller M4 tuners in Black and gold..Black no longer available!! They look the business
The bass has such a slim and fast neck, which is a true joy to play..and the bass sounds truly fantastic.
2 Benedetti single coil pickups.I frequency switch.cut/neutral/boost.1 pickup toggle switch.1 volume knob,1 tone knob,1 parametric frequency knob.All very usable and can create a myriad of sounds..
Bass will come with hard case..(brand new)Happy to ship or you can arrange courier..Will be well packed.Happy for you to see and tryout near Edinburgh..
Not looking for trades sorry.
Any questions please pm me.