Here is my lovely Nightingale bass the pre runner to the GB rumour bass and as you can see there is plentry of DNA present.
Was totally refinished by the previous owner and Bernie Goodfellow worked on the bass also fitting an agular obp3 pre amp.
Also has side luminlay position markers that can be charged with blue light https://luminlay.com/featuresen.html
The action is low the paint job is perfect and the board and fret are as now, beautiful snake wood board too.
Also very light.
Only moving on as too many basses in the collection at the moment.
Up for grabs is my Status Matrix Series 2, this has been my back-up bass for a couple of years now and has only been used at a couple of rehearsals and home use. I had hoped that it would improve my slap playing but I think that boat has sailed. The bass is in excellent condition, no dings or scratches that I can see.
Buyer collects from New Forest area (social distancing observed) or happy to drive within a 40 mile radius to meet up if needs be. The bass comes with a generic hard case, tatty looking but it does the job.
Carbon graphite/composite through neck.
Phenolic fingerboard, 24 fret.
Scale length 34.5-inch scale.
Natural gloss finish
2 x Status Single coil pickups.
TB42 eq with bypass switch.
Controls: Volume, Pick-Up Balance, bass, treble, eq bypass switch
Well not quite new but you know what I mean. After ogling the Status Vintage GP model and also numerous 50's precisions I decided to concoct my own version.
Perhaps not one for the purists this is a MIM Fender Mike Dirnt in Vintage White (otherwise known as pale custard yellow) which I purchased from @billge along with a Status P neck courtesy of @Cuzzie (also thanks to @HazBeen who gave me some valuable advice along the way).
The obvious problem with fitting a different neck onto a 50's style P is the neck heel. The 50's basses have a square heel and everything else has the more common rounded heel. A rounded heel neck will however fit in the square heel socket, it just leaves visible gaps in the corners which the scratchplate doesn't cover. Step forward GIG.ink @TimAl who manufactured me a Mike Dirnt plate with the necessary rounded heel.
I'm really pleased with it. The neck and body make a great combination and after hearing lots of goods things about the '59 pickup in these MD basses I'm not disappointed. I may decide to go for another off-white or cream plate in the future but I think the black looks pretty good. 😁
I'll put for sale this bass for excess of instruments, therefore not really into trades, but you can try me.
This bass is a war machine, with almost 30 years and it's ready to much more. It has some dings, most of them in the body, normal for the use.
I can send some more detailed pics under different lights to see the dings, just ask.
Price drop, Was £875 now £840!!!!!!!!
This bass has a great low action and the neck is smooth and fast and just had a fresh waxing with Warwick wax.
Body of the bass has some mojo but has been given a good polish, a number of small dints here and there but still in good condition (see photos).
Frets have near zero wear.
Pickups are MEC in the neck and a Delano MM in the bridge, the two switches are one for the sims blue led's and the other is a 3 way switch is for the MM pickup when the switch is in the up position the bridge pick-up is humbucking and routed in series. When the switch is in the middle position the bridge pick-up is single coil and routed as humcanceling with the neck pick-up. When the switch is in the down position the bridge pick-up is humbucking and routed in parallel parallel, series, split i believe.
Electronics: Seymour Duncan Basslines preamp. Push/Pull Volume/Pickup Pan Control (Part #M89252 -2 x 220K, 500K)* Treble Tone Control (Part #M85100 - 100K) Mid Tone Control (Part #M85100 - 100K) Bass Tone Control (Part #M85100 - 100K).
By pulling on the volume knob you will activate the slap contour EQ curve on the Seymour Duncan Basslines preamp. This curve will boost the bass frequencies and the high fre-quencies, while slightly cutting the mid frequencies. Pulling the knob does not deactivate the active preamp. The Seymour Duncan preamp is considered better than the more common MEC electronics.
Sims LED's are fitted and are bright blue and really do go well with the colour of the bass.
Body is swamp ash with a generous slab of flamed maple top.
Info from the Warwick serial number search:
Serial Number: A-080914-01
Corvette FNA, 4-string
Ocean Blue Oil finish
Swamp Ash / A Flamed Maple top body