Can anybody help!?
Recently bought a new ibanez btb 1825. Just changed the strings to Elixir nanoweb long scale with extra long B string as it is a 35" scale bass and the regular long scale B is too short.
Since changing strings there is now a noticeable difference between the B and the E string in terms of string spacing. It is narrower than the 19mm it should be. I know that as these two are the thickest strings, the distance between their edges will be smaller but their middle to middle distance should still be 19mm. It wasn't a problem with the strings that were supplied with the bass.
Also the btb has five individual bridges and the B string bridge seems slightly squint- this may be deliberate as im sure these basses and computer manufactured. I'll try and attach two photos- one of the B bridge and one of the B and E distance. Any help gratefully received!
MIM Deluxe Series, active, 5 string, fretless bass.
I am very sad to sell this absolute beauty. Plays like a dream, lovely neck and low action. Sounds the business. Has been professionally defretted and job done to a very high standard. In great condition, other than a hard to see crack in paint that runs around the body, have tried to capture in pictures.
It is basically my ideal fretless, but sadly selling because I have compressed nerve problems in my shoulders, so can only go for very light basses nowadays, it's too heavy for me.
That said I would consider trades or part trades for a lighter fretless, probably 4 string (due to lighter weight), so possibly a lighter 4 string Fender fretless, or I am quite interested in fretless Ibanez for example SRF700, other ideas considered
10/12/19 - Price now £800
Bought this off @bubinga5 here nearly three years ago. Lovely Bass & has been a joy to own.
Has a Delano 2 band pre amp installed
I changed the pickups to Delano JMVC 5 FE’s purchased new from Bass Direct (£200)
Usual trademark extremely playable Maruszczyk neck
The pickguard is a perfectly fitting SiMs Custom Shop replacement (the original was too scuffed for me)
Has the latest version Schaller strap locks fitted
Comes with a Maruszczyk burgundy leather strap
Also comes with a Maruszczyk GBBS case (€90 when new) which is a tough, reinforced ‘soft’ case.
No postage - either collection from Swindon or meet up somewhere up to a couple of hours away (which would actually cover a good area from midlands to south/south west).
One trade option - Ibanez SR Premium 5 string (with Nords or Aguilars & inc official Ibby SR case)
Claas Leviathan Custom 4. Handmade in Germany Info: https://claasguitars.com
Neck and Fretboard: Flammed Maple.
SeymoreDuncan Musicman and Jazz Pickup.
Richter 3-Band EQ.
The bass is in good condition and the frets are like new.
The jazz pickup and preamp are modifications from the original bass.
She may look from the future and has all the modern tones but can also do old school really well.
Looking for £1600 £1250 , down from £1850 might consider other trades or partial trades (cash my way).