Changed my mind remove please now keeping. !!!!!Nightingale Bass 4 String bass guitar, Custom British built bass for mass production money !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!NOW £800 !!!!!!!!!!was £875!
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.
Hello! Selling this very nice '88, completely "restored" and cleaned. EMG 2 bands preamp and the original EMG JJ configuration.
No cracks, no repairs, sounds and plays as you would expect. Comes with gig bag, ready to play with a fresh set of Warwick stainless steel strings 40-100 and low action.
Not lightweight, as you'd expect from a bass made of Bubinga and Wengé. Of course I have more pictures, if interested drop me a line.
I'm in Italy, would ship by UPS (shipping is INCLUDED in the price). Have feedbacks here and on ebay. PayPal is fine.
My feedback on BC:
This bass is just amazing, it is as new and has hardly been played, never left the house.
Fender have told me that only 212 of these basses where made worldwide and only 12 for the UK market.
Its made in the USA and comes with its own very special case also.