Asking price including shipping fully insured with tracking number to your place in these European countries (ask for other countries) : Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France (excluding French overseas departments and territories), Germany, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Monaco, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and United Kingdom : £1100 GBP !!!
In fully working condition and very good overall condition.
Here are the specifications :
Body : 2 plain wings of birdseye maple with 2 Macassar ebony stripes (wenge preamp cover)
Neck : 3 pieces (neck through) hard rock maple
Fingerboard : Macassar ebony
Fretless : 24 positions on the C string going to 22 positions on the B string with short lines on the side and dots in the highs
Headstock : 3 + 3 shape (angled)
Pickups : EMG DC 45 in ebony covers (upgrade made by Christian Noguera)
Preamp : EMG BQS-System 3 bands (upgrade)
Controls : volume, blend, bass, stacked medium with frequency sweep (100 Hz to 1 kHz), treble
Tuners : Gotoh GB-350 Res-O-Lite which are the lightest tuners available (upgrade)
Bridge : Noguera 2 pieces ebony with brass fully adjustable saddles
Strings spacing at bridge : 17 mm
Nut : bone
Strings spacing at nut : 9 mm
Knobs : original plastic EMG
Scale : 34"
Hardware colour : black
Truss rods : 2 (fully working with one chrome and one black bullet, which is original)
Finish : very light gloss
Land of craftsmanship : France
Serial number : FFAD6019
Year : 03/1993
Weight : 4,5 kilos
Action : from a bit more than 1,5 mm under the C string to a bit more than 2 mm under the B string at 12th fret
Will come with a Rockcase hard case as delivered by Noguera (big bottom body).
Non-smoking environment as usual.
The Fairplay fretless series was inspired by the Pedulla Buzz series with a quite similar body and a neck through construction. Thanks to the (now) full EMG electronics, this bass is very versatile with a Jaco reminiscent sound (even if it’s a Macassar ebony neck through). Listen to the small quick made sound clip (bass direct in the Steinberg UR-RT2 sound card, Cubase Pro 10 and exported to WaveLab Pro 9.5) to hear how it sounds. This bass has been fully shielded and is dead quiet. It’s close to a Noguera Expression Plus Custom as Christian doesn’t make neck through basses these days, so you’ll get mine for half the new price…
Thanks to the Res-O-Lite tuners, it’s perfectly balanced.
The bass has been fully set up professionally by Christophe LEDUC. It has a new battery, new output jack and has been fitted with a brand-new set of D’Addario EXL165-6 nickel round wound strings (30 - 45 - 65 -85 -105 -135).
Link to the new Noguera Expression Plus Custom series : https://www.noguera-basses.com/basses_serie.php?serie_b=Expression
Quick soundclip (no corrections) : https://drive.google.com/open?id=187j8pjlG4akSY8z1Q5HzLQfhlXkf4U2R
What you see is what you get !
Look at the pictures taken under different angles to see the real condition : some very few marks, due to the age, but nothing serious at all. The pickups have now real foam under them and what looks like a ding near the output jack is a wood drawing reflecting the light... The correct closest colour is the one on the 2nd to 7th photo.
Yamaha BEX4 £350 🔵
A great semi-hollow body bass. I’m surprised that these don’t get more attention with the range of sounds this bass offers. Piezo, magnetic pickup, blend and a powerful active 3 band EQ can genuinely get it from old school to modern with ease. It’s lightweight with a broadly appealing neck profile, neither tiny nor huge.
The electronics have recently been re-soldered to ensure the bass is problem free for the foreseeable future. It comes with a hard-soft case, much like those provided with a Sadowsky.
The bass has some marks and an amount of surface scratching from the last owner, but these marks are only obvious under certain daylight lighting conditions. Sat on the wall without daylight directly on it, you’d have a hard time seeing them.
Collection, meet up or shipping all potentially available.
Thank you for looking!