Received today, from Bassdirect, my 50th birthday present, a tad late (I'm 51 next month!) because Bartolini have been stuffed by Covid. Mark has kept me up to date all the way through the process though, and I had a few offers of alternatives through the process. Just really wanted Barts in it.
Here are the specs:-
Century 5 + Fretless
•Spanish Cedar Body,
•Flamed Koa top
•Finish - Natural satin finish
•Three piece Maple neck with contrasting stringers
•Fingerboard - Lined Black Diamondwood (resin,
pressure impregnated wood)
•35" Scale - 2 octave
•Bartolini 3-band pre amp with volume, pan, treble/bass
stack, mid/mid freq select push/pull (250/800hz)
•Bartolini JJ Pickup in the JB position
•Black ultralight Gotoh tuners
•Black Hipshot B style bridge in Aluminium
Sounds absolutely fantastic! Feels incredible to play, silky smooth neck. A tiny bit heavier than my Century Standard fretted, but in the same ballpark.
Beautiful Overwater fretless bass, custom made for the original owner around 2005.
The bass has a stunning quilted maple top and a nice green/blue burst finish. The fretboard is made of ebony. It's an active bass.
There are several cosmetic damages to be found around the bass; dents, scratches, missing paint chips; battle scars. The fretboard shows signs of use but is definitely in very good condition. All hardware and electronics function like they should. The bass plays very well and has plenty of the mwah you want from a decent fretless.
An original, high quality Overwater gigbag/softcase is included.
I am located in the Netherlands, but happy to ship at buyers risk (insured, well packed)
Selling my thomastik Enfield jazz FLATS.
SET for 5 strings, standard 34 scale.
They have been cut for fender jazz type headstock (4+1).
They would fit any other type of headstock except 5 in a row type headstocks, but types like 2+3 or 3+2 would work.
They were cut with a lot of extra length.
Haven't played for more than 2 hours, so they're not even broken-in.
Selling them because they just don't work on my 5 string bass, pickup combination.
I have a set on a P bass and they sound fantastic, just not for this specific bass.
Gauges are 043-056-070-100-136
I paid them 70£, was asking 50£, now only 40£! Shipping included within the UK.
Bought this from new in June last year. It looks and sounds great and has tonnes of versatility. Unfortunately though my hands are just too small for the 35" scale and it's not getting the love it deserves. The finish really is quite impressive in the flesh and it's been incredibly well cared for.
Specs (from https://www.yamahamusiclondon.com/TRB-1006J-6-String-Bass-Guitar-Natural/pidGTRB1006JNT)
General Construction: Bolt-on
Scale Length: 35" (889.0mm)
Body Finish: Gloss Polyurethane
Neck Materials: Maple / Mahogany (or Nato) 5-Piece
Neck Finish: Satin Polyurethane
Fingerboard Materials: Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius: 40" (1000 mm)
Fret wire: Medium
Number of frets: 24
Nut materials: Bone
Width @ 0 Fret / 12th Fret: 50.0 / 73.6 mm
Thickness @ 1st Fret / 12th Fret: 20.0 / 24.0 mm
Neck Pickup: Humcanceled Single Coil / Alnico V
Middle Pickup: -
Bridge Pickup: Humcanceled Single Coil / Alnico V
Controls: Master Volume, Pickup Balancer, 3-Band EQ(Bass, Middle, Treble)
Pickup Switch: -
Bridge: Solid Brass
String spacing: 17mm
Tuning Machines: Die-cast
String gauge: D'Addario EXL170-6SL /0.032-0.130 Super Long (6 strings)
Case/Bag: not included
Based in Bristol, cash on collection would be preferred but I would be open to considering shipping. Any questions please do ask!
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.
*now 2.500 € for a straight sale*
The tone and response is extremely direct and resonant. The playability very comfortable.
Shipping is possible in a sturdy and very good case. https://www.protectionracket.com/products/item/bass-guitar-case-std
Here are some soundfiles, recorded at home.
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.