Only bought this a few weeks ago, then found an MB2. Condition is as new in original packing as sent from Germany. Plays well, it has the original strings supplied but deserves some better ones. Mirror finish (makes it difficult to photograph). Thomann's current price is £925
Can post to UK address for £20. Collection OK when government guidance permits.
5-String Electric Bass
Top, sides and back: Maple
4-Piece laminated neck: Maple with ekanga veneer stripes
Fretboard radius: 660 mm
Frets: 21 Extra high, nickel silver, jumbo
Scale: 866 mm (long scale)
Just a Nut III (made from Tedur)
Nut width: 45 mm
Pickups: Passive MEC Vintage single coils
Controls: 2 Volume & 2 Tone
3-Way toggle switch for pickup selection
Machine heads: Warwick
Bridge: 2-Piece Warwick
String spacing: 16.5 mm
Distance B to G-string: 66 mm
Warwick Security Locks
Weight: 3.9 kg
Original strings: Warwick RED (42301 M) .045" - .135"
Colour: Black solid high-gloss
Temporary Price drop to £650 for two weeks, get it whilst its cheap!! (will ship within mainland UK for additional £35)
I'm somewhat reluctantly selling my Pro series Warwick Star Bass 5 string. This bass is the older model made in Korea (not the current Chinese made Rockbass model) and is 34" scale rather than the current 32" scale basses. The bass is in overall very good condition with a few belt buckle scratches on the back (pictured) but otherwise very clean (the 3/4 pic of the front shows finger-print smears, not scratches!). The bass is finished in high-gloss 'Nirvana black' with cream binding on front and back. The pickups are the standard Warwick chrome plated MEC (the logo has rubbed off the neck pickup a little bit) and the electronics are stock passive with pickup selector switch (neck, both, bridge). There are some minor finish imperfections such as some small marks on the side of the fret-board, etc but these have been present from new. The star bass is a semi hollow-body design with a centre sustain block and a set neck which is glued to the body. The frets on this model are brass (rather than the nickle frets on the newer model). Comes with original Warwick strap-locks (which are ok but not great quality) and original adjustment tools.
The bass cost me about £1600 new from Thomann a few years back and has been a reliable workhorse, gigged mainly on relatively tame 60's cover band gigs where it fits perfectly in terms of style and tone. Comes with a sturdy Hiscox hardcase (shown in pictures) which on its own cost me well over £100.
Buyer collects from Norwich (or will meet halfway if within 100 miles of Norwich). Payment on collection with either cash or bank transfer.
EDIT: Added demo video with audio recorded directly with no compression or EQ. (video at bottom of images)
I've been very lucky in being able to own many incredible basses in my life, but there are still a few that have eluded me for various reasons.
Partly inspired by @AndyTravis's thread regarding his dream bass, I've decided that life is indeed too short and I'm going after the some of the few that I really want before I croak it.
For sale, a mint condition Status Series 3. No trades as that would defeat the object of selling it in the first place.
The spec on this is as follows:
Completed December 2016
Woven carbon graphite neck
Black phenolic fingerboard
Standard string spacing (which equates to 19mm)
Kevasingo Pomelle top wood
Utile back wood
Maple Faux binding
High gloss polyester finish
2 x soap-bar pick-ups
Status 303 circuit board
Single ball end Status Graphite Hex Core 'Hotwire' strings (40-60-80-100)
Comes with Status moulded hard case and papers shown
The weight of this bass is 9.48lbs
This is a cracking bass that has hardly been touched, let alone rehearsed with and certainly not gigged.
The pictures taken from the side show that there are no scratches south of the G string which is common for high gloss finish basses. It really is a peach.
If you wanted Rob to build you one now it would be just north of £2,900, plus a fairly long wait.
Shipping: I'm happy to ship this bass to any UK address for cost via Basschat's affiliate EUROSENDER.
I was torn on this so withdrew this earlier in the week, I'm now certain I want to part with it, it's also going on eBay for a few hundred quid more so I don't expect it to stick around for long. I have another bass to pay for so I will not be lowering the price. Please don't ask and don't wait around if you want it expecting me to lower the price it won't happen.
Alembic Brown Bass from 2002 In perfect, as new condition.
Anniversary Electronics (cable provided)
In original case - again in perfect, as new condition
Set up with D'Addario 45-105 rounds
Walnut facings with myrtle core - beautiful figuring and flame in both. The neck is 5 piece and constructed from mahogany, birch and maple - the neck is slender and great to play. The bass has a rubbed oil finish throughout
Brass and ebony string retainer - unusual and lovely feature found on the BB and only a few other early models
plays beautifully with a low action. No paperwork (this wasn't supplied though the bass is entirely legitimate and registered with Alembic). Comes with adjustment tools, guarantee card and manual.
A new one has a pricing of around £9k
the only trade I am interested in is a non-tatty Wal 4 string so nothing else, please this is a £9000 bass
I would like it gone this weekend, you are welcome to pay upfront and collect later if you can't make it this weekend to Brighton, or i can UPS it within the UK and europe .. and absolutely no try before your buy i dont have the time ..Thanks