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Shuker 5-string single-cut - 2020 deal £1650!
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Reading, UK

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For sales - my lovely Shuker 5-sting single-cut. I bought this from John in December last year, and he had just taken it back as a part exchange. It’s a beautiful bass to play, the neck join is exquisite. Pretty wide-range of sounds available from the Aaron Armstrong pickups. I’ve currently got it set as E-C but can put back to B-G if wanted. It’s great either way. Some more details below. 

Happy to ship local and international (buyer pays) and it’s got a lovely Shuker hard-case (made by HISCOX). 

I’ve just bought another bass (Ha!) so don’t really want trade.

Anything that looks like a scratch or a ding in the pictures is just a trick of the light - there’s none! 

I live near Reading in the UK if you want to pop round and have a slap. 🙂 

34” scale

24 frets

Maple / black veneer laminated set neck

Palmwood Fingerboard

Stainless steel medium frets

Black walnut headstock scarf

Laurel Burr headstock facings front and rear

Brass nut

Gotoh GB707 tuners

Two way truss rod, carbon fibre reinforcement

Laurel Burr curvetop and rear facing

Black Walnut body

Polyester basecoat

Polyurethane wet look gloss top coat

Schaller 2000 bridge

Black Hardware

Aaron Armstrong pickups. 

Blackout pre-amp with passive / active select (volume knob pull / push)

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Glorious! Beautiful instrument from a highly regarded Luthier.

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Agreed , Just got my first Shuker and it’s a wonderfully built bass , and your SC looks amazing .. 

 

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17 minutes ago, djc63 said:

Singlecuts don't usually do it for me but that is a stunning looking instrument! 

It would go very nicely with my own Shuker Singlecut - and like you, it took Shuker to make me like the SC design!

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It has a schaller 2000 bridge, so that gives a string spacing adjustable between 15.5mm to 20.25mm

Which is nice, I could live with that spacing!

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10 hours ago, Al Krow said:

Lovely bass!

Weight? String spacing? 2 or 3 band EQ? 

Thanks. String spacing currently 18mm but as wood in black said - it’s adjustable. Weight is 4kg. 

2 band eq. Knobs are

Volume - with push/pull to deactivate the blackout pre-amp. 

Pickup blend with centre indent. 

Bass boost-cut with centre indent

Treble boost-cut with centre indent

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I’ve quickly put together some sound samples, all finger style (apart from some dubious slapping at the end eek). 

The strings are pretty dead, but you get an idea of tones. 

Order is;

Both pickups, preamp on, full volume, no bass boost or cut

As above, but just bridge pickup

As above, just bridge pickup

Both pickups, bass boosted, then cut. 

Both pickups, treble boosted, then cut. 

Preamp off (volume pull) both pickups

Preamp off, bridge pickup

Preamp off, neck pickup. 

I think. 

Apologies for the sloppy playing, it was cold, I wasn’t warmed up, I haven’t practiced, the dog ate my talent etc. 

I’m going to slap some new strings on it tomorrow then record some slap, and some pick. 🙂 

 

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Finally got around to putting new strings on and gave it a good slapping. 
 

First bit both pickups, eq flat. Then bridge pickup flat, then with bass boosted. Finally bridge pickup with treble boost. Noodles to finish natch. 

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