Up for sale is this Oly white V4 Jazz from the good Mike.
Everything as spec'd by Mike: alder body in Oly white finish, slim reinforced maple neck with lined ebony board (original from manufacture, not modified afterwards) and matching headstock, Lindy Fralin Vintage single coil PUs.
It was originally wired vol, vol, tone, but I felt more comfortable with vol, balance, tone.
White pearloid pickguard is the original but I'll sell it with the additional mighty Mike tortoise one seen in the pics.
Will be equipped with the original ultralite hipshot, the lollipop ones were bought after for the look.
Definitely light, haven't weighted it yet but must certainly be nicely below 4kg, and very well balanced.
The bass sound great and is in immaculate condition, couldn't find scratches or ding even under angled light.
Original hardcase (special edition for this bass, as I was told from the local Lull dealer) is included.
Can post it if needed, bass is located in Italy (Salsomaggiore is near Parma).
Any question I'm here.
Not specifically looking for trades and I would consider trade value slightly higher probably, but if you have something to propose go ahead, in the worst case I'll gently decline.
After much consideration I have decided to part ways with my trusty Sei Jazz 5. I bought this bass from the Bass Gallery in early 2010. It was my no. 1 bass up until I received my Overwater in 2018. I've used this bass extensively in musical theatre, cruise ships, hotel residencies and all the usual function/wedding gigs. It is an instrument of serious quality as anyone who knows Martin Petersen's basses will tell you. As in recent years this bass has become a backup to my main instrument, I feel like it deserves to be played much more frequently by someone else. It's too nice a bass to sit around in a case!
I've upgraded the bass several times in the years I've owned it including new Bartolini jazz bass pickups and a fantastic John East Uni-Pre active/passive circuit.
From what I could find out after I bought it, the bass was built around 2001 so, as you might expect from a bass that age used by a working musician there is some tarnishing to the machine heads and bridge. There is also some discolouration to the side of the maple neck. These small defects are of course completely cosmetic.
I'm sad to be selling this bass as it holds a lot of sentimental value to me as my main bass when I first started my career as a bassist. I hope whoever buys it will enjoy it as much as I have!
Body - Swamp Ash
Neck - Birdseye Maple
Fretboard - Birdseye Maple
Topwood - Amboyna (stunning)
Pickups - Bartolini ' Bright' Jazz 5
Bridge - ABM (fully adjustable)
String spacing - adjustable but roughly 18mm
Scale length - 34 inches
Preamp - John East Uni-Pre (active/passive)
Strings - D'Addario XL (brand new set)
Neck LED system (blue)
Collection preferred from Tenterden, Kent but I'm often up in London so happy to make that trip. I can't afford to lose a hardcase so no postage unfortunately.
Pricedrop 2.900 € open for offers => I'm looking for a really good Fretless Bass 😉
The bass is in good condition, technically tiptop, with usual optical used tracks (on the back of the body) and on the top plate smaller things, which I captured in the photos as best as possible.
The tone and response is extremely direct and resonant. The playability very comfortable.
2006 Jerzy Drozd Obsession Excellency 6 Strings
3 Piece Maple Neck
7 Screws Bolt-on Maple Neck
Two pieces Jerzy Drozd Bridge
Two Jerzy Drozd Single Coils Pickup
Aguilar OBP-3 Preamp
18mm strings spacing, possible to up to 19mm or down to 16.5mm.
9mm at nut
Asymetrical D Neck
Controls : Volume/Blend/Bass/Medium 400hz or 800hz/Treble
Trussrod : One double-acting fully working
Weight : 4.4kg
Machine heads : Gotoh
Controls Knobs : Wood, maple and Zebrawood.
Sold a 1984 Squier JV Jazz bass. It looks to be complete and original as far as I can see. It is road worn. It has been gigged hard and has signs of this all over. If you like the worn look mojo then you will love this.
It plays great and is set up with a nice low action. Please ask any questions and if you want any more pics then no problem. I am based in Exeter and I am happy for people to try it out. Unfortunately I don't have a spare hard case atm so shipping is not recommended. It will come with a gig bag.
collected from Exeter. I could possibly meet within a reasonable distance from Exeter if that was helpful.
Have a look at the pics and message me if genuinely interested.
Will consider trades with Fender Jazz basses either way.