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**Withdrawn** (Open to close offers) Aries Bajadera 6 String Bass. 39 (Yes, 39!!!) Laminate Thru-Neck. Noll 3 Band Pre-Amp and Extremely Rare Lefay Rough Crystal Pickups. £1600
£1600
Basildon, Essex.

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Hi all, 

I am not at all sure I want to sell this as it is a completely insane bass on every level from the craftsmanship to the pickups and pre-amp, however, as is always the way, there is a bass I want and if I'm to afford it, one of my heard must go! 

The 'Bajadera' bass as it is called has a 39 laminate body with through neck construction, it has a multi-laminate binding and comes with exceptionally rare and quite outstanding Lefay Rough Crystal pickups, it has a brand new Noll 3 band pre-amp and has had a full re-finish by Mike Walsh of Zoot Basses roughly 2 years ago.

The action is superb, the tone is anything from rich deep to singing high. 

It's one of the most stunning basses I have ever seen/owned. 

I'm based is Basildon, Essex. Collection is preferred but postage can be arranged if absolutely required.

Any questions, please ask.

(Will post some better photos tomorrow!)

Russ.

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Damn it I was looking for 40 laminates 

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I've got a bit of MDF I can glue to one side if that helps?

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Yeah, i mean he just gave up. Although; 39 is my lucky number.

gah!

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I'll sell it to you for £39,000, that way it'll be double lucky!!

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By the way Russ, the pickups are from LeFay, not all these strange words you wrote.

The herd is certainly the right word too...

It's called Bajadera because it looks like the Croatian muliple layers cake called ... Bajadera. 😉

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My incorrect spelling was on purpose to test you! 🤭

 

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How many planets does this weigh?

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6 planets, but only the tiny ones inside the universe marble that hung around the cat from MIBs neck. 

(I'll need to weight it, but it's somewhere around 5kg)

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Any pics of the whole bass Including headstock?

34” scale? Is it standard string spacing?

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34 inches and standard strings spacing (18/9 mm IIRC).

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Was mine before. 😉

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@Dazed, I've trawled through the ceaseless pictures of various basses on my phone and found one of the whole bass. I'll add a better series of photos tomorrow, these will have to do for now! :)

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54 minutes ago, Hellzero said:

Was mine before. 😉

Weren’t all the erb’s that appear on here yours or Binkys at some point 😄

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Wow.  If I had the faintest idea what to do with an instrument like that I'd sell a kidney and buy it.

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May I add that the frets have been dressed just before Russ got it. Work done by the great luthier Christophe LEDUC. So unless Russ has been slapping and popping like a mad flea, they still must be in pristine condition.

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They are indeed still in pristine condition! I have used the bass scarcely since having the work done. The string are still quite new and bright too! 

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Any soundclips?

I really wonder, how the luthier managed to get his hands on a pair of Lefay Rough Crystals.

The Dobbratz brothers does not sell them separately.

They did this for some time, many many years before, but abandoned that business.

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I really couldn't tell you! I do suspect that they are not the original pickups though as the route is slightly larger than these Rough Crystal pickups. Maybe this was done after construction? 

I have no sound clips to hand, but I will record something later tonight (only using a phone though!)

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Marc,

They are the original pickups and this bass is a very early model made by the Sabic brothers (Aries owners). I bought myself some LeFay pickups back in the late 90's directly by LeFay.

By the way, Russ, the weight is 4.8 kilos. 😉

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Fresh photos taken today! 

It has Gotoh Res-o-lite tuners if anyone wants to know! 

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Nope, these are GB-7, not sure the Res-O-Lite were on the market in 2002.

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Incorrect. Gotoh GB-7 tuners are these:

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This is not what is on the bass, the ones on the bass are these:

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These are Gotoh GB350 tuners. 

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Urm, urm :

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Have a free bump on me. 😉

Edit All Res-O-Lite have Res-O-Lite written on them. And the tuning peg can be one or the other on both models. 😉

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