For sale is my beloved Sadowsky Metro RS5
Made in Japan
Overall great condition
Original soft case included
Located in Portugal
Can trade for lightweight 5 string jazz bass or USA MM sterling 5 (hs version preferably) + cash my way. Show me what you've got and we'll talk
Shiping cost not included
Price dropped to 1550£ this week
For trades I value the bass in 1700£
I'm currently selling my 2008 Fodera Imperial Elite 5 string (Bona).
Here are the specs:
Ash body with Olive wood top
Maple neck with 34" Birdseye maple fretboard
Seymour Duncan P/ups with ebony wood covers and matching finger ramp (was a 500 dollar extra at the time of purchase)
Mike Pope 18v Preamp
Weight is about 4,8 KG.
The bass is in mint condition, rarely got out of the house, feels amazing and sounds clear as daylight.
Can basically get any tone from the most vintage to the most modern sounding bass.
The reason for selling is because I'm living in another country and this bass has been staying in Portugal inside the closet not being used, so thought maybe someone else would actually give it a proper use.
I don't have the original case anymore but the bass will be shipped on a proper road case that offers way more protection than the regular fodera case. (Photo of the case attached)
Now fully up for sale, Part-Ex options would be a Lakland Skyline DJ5 with cash my way too, possibly a Lakland 55-60, or maybe a Precision 4 string of some description.
I love this Evolution, sounds awesome, light swamp ash body and looks great. It's a solid 9/10 for condition I'd say. A couple of small indentations, but nothing I'm able to photograph well. Stock, these basses come with Bartolini single-coils, however I've swapped those out for Bartolini dual coils that came direct from Rob Elrick.
So spec is:
Swamp Ash Body
8.5 Lbs (approx)
Satin Matte Black Finish
3-piece Quarter-Sawn Maple Neck
2-way adjustable truss rod
Bartolini hum cancelling Dual-coil soapbar pickups (Made in the USA)
Bartolini 3-band pre-amp w/3-way mid and active bypass (Made in the USA)
Fully shielded control cavity
Black Hipshot Ultra-light tuners
Black Elrick bridge – by Hipshot (Made in the USA)
Dunlop Dual Design strap buttons (Straplok compatible!) (Made in the USA)
£1550 - I'll include a Fusion Urban gig bag in excellent condition!
£1500 - No Case
No way of shipping just at the moment, but happy to organise a socially distanced handover. As such, UK only for now.
Am new to the Forum but I have just ordered a custom 5 string Zoot Funkmeister from Mike Walsh so thought I'd document the progress here! It's my 40th Birthday present to myself, and can't wait to see it start taking shape.
Body: Funkmeister shape in American swamp ash, Bookmatched flame maple top with high gloss sunburst finish. Leo Quan Badass bridge with string through. Jazz style Tort Scratch plate and chrome control plate and hardware.
Neck and Fingerbaord: Canadian Rock Maple, Black blocks inlays and binding. 47mm nut width, 3+2 headstock, Warwick MK1 Brass Just-A-Nut.
Electrics: Aguilar AG-5J-70 pick ups. Klaus Noll 3 band EQ with Parametric mid, Bass, treble, pickup blend and active/passive options. 18vdc via a Gotoh 18vdc double quick change battery box.
We may make some tweaks to that as we progress, but thats the starting point. Mike is pretty busy at the moment but hoping it will be ready before the end of the year. Thankfully I am only about 15 minutes from Mike's workshop so will be able to pop in regularly.
Updates to follow...
LAURUS Quasar T900XR 5-String + Original Laurus Case.
Scale: 34 ", 24 frets
Neck: neck-thru, 5 ply Maple / Amaranth
Body: Kaya mahogany
Top: Premium Maple (Buckeye)
Keyboard: Phenolic resin
Pick-up: Nordstrand, 2 dual coils
Electronics: Noll 9/18 volts, passive / active 3-way
Nut: Brass, adjustable for each individual string
Made in Italy, by Pierluigi Cazzola. http://www.laurus.it/
Shipping through UPS in all Europe, payment through Paypal with invoice.