Bought in 2017 from Andertons. Its in excellent condition. Never left the house. Everything is original. Comes in its own soft case.
Since its not being played, its a shame that it just sits in the bag. Hopefully it will find a new loving owner.
I'm in Manchester, and prefer local pick up. But willing to meet halfway if needed be.
What Ibanez has to say about it:
The SR Premium is designed with high-end features while maintaining affordability. The Ibanez Premium factory provides the same award winning quality shown in our Prestige line. SR Premium is the new standard for the serious professional musician.
Made at Ibanez Premium factory, built to Premium quality standards
Nordstrand™ Big Single pickups provide huge, full, loud, and aggressive single-coil tone
EQB-IIISC 3-band EQ, with Mid frequency switch and eq bypass switch, gives you a world of possibilities in tone
Mono-Rail IV bridge with locking saddles allows each string to vibrate fully with no interference from the other strings
Includes special gig bag
Neck Material: 5pc Wenge/Bubinga
Neck Type: SR5
Body: Mahogany body/ / Flamed Maple centers & Rosewood wing top
Frets: Medium frets
Inlay: Abalone oval inlay
Bridge: Mono-Rail IV bridge
NeckPU: Nordstrand™ Big Single
BridgePU: Nordstrand™ Big Single
HW Color: Gold
For sale/For Trade a beautiful MTD 535-21 from 1995, very good shape, lightweight (3.7kg) and very rare with this woods configuration.
It's a bass from second year of the MTD's production (finished in December 1995), delivered with original brown hardcase and Mike's letter.
Its weight is really surprising for a 5 string and it is very balanced. The sound is filled with growl and presence, lots of low-mids and a really strong character.
This is according to Tobias, the sound he had in mind when he thought about the evolution he wanted to make by launching this new brand in the early 90s.
Here are specifications :
Body : Korina, lightweight whith a wonderlful golden color
Neck : Wenge, quartersawn, one piece, 4 screws bolt-on with asymetric profile
Fingerboard : One piece of Wenge
Scale : 35"
Frets : 21 + 1 frets silver/nickel in perfect shape
Headstock : 2 + 3 with Wenge veneer
Nut : Bone
Pickups : Originals MTD/Bartolini, inverted P pickups
Preamp : Original MTD/Bartolini, works with two battery, +/-9v configuration
Controls : Volume/Blend/Bass/Mids/Treble + Mediums frequencies switch 250/400/800 Hz
Tunes : Originals Gotoh GB707
Bridge : Original Wilkinson in perfect condition
Strings Spacing at Bridge : 19mm
Strings Spacing at Nut : 9mm
Knobs : MTD
Hardware color : Black
Trussrod : One working and perfect set up rod
Land of Craftsmanship : Handmade in USA
Weight : 3.7kg
This bass is very easy to play and the weight is super nice when you are standing. The bass has a few strokes and a few marks, but nothing bad for a bass of this age.
It’s an instrument that has been played and that resonates wonderfully. The sound is typical MTD, with snap and an unbeatable slap sound. The woods used really offer a very ample and imposing sound, with a very good definition and a really important presence in a mix.
You can see pictures in full HD here : https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/18LL6pQFNSi13FkmicCoRCf_hwKYAFCxp?usp=sharing
And listen a lots of soundclips here : https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1lENbaYYXVDuhg6jlYJiZX5azU6uf8fj3?usp=sharing
Don’t hesitate if you want additional photos or soundclips.
For exchanges I am quite open, I am interested in fretted or fretless basses, from 4 to 6 strings.
Rather looking for a Fbass, Leduc, Ken Smith, or whatever...
For information :
Price new in 1995: $ 3500 + $ 300 (Wenge neck and fingerboard) + $ 300 (Korina body) + $ 140 (Hardcase) = $ 4240 or current $ 7240 with dollar inflation
Current new price: $ 5,200 + $ 500 (Wenge neck and fingerboard) + $ 300 (Korina body) + $ 450 (Hardcase) = $ 6,450
3200£ is for average trade value.
For straight sale, price is negociable.
A rare thru neck ACG Headless Harlot 5
A1 Immiculate, as new condition. So a new ACG for half the price.
We’re talking exotic wood for days here: sycamore, Asian ebony, Wenge, flamed maple and swamp ash.
It has grub screws for use with normal strings if that’s what you want.
Just fitted a brand new GLOCKENKLANG stacked 3 band Preamp, made huge improvement on the sound vs the previous John East Eq01. Super transparent
To commission it would cost in region of £3,000, although I’ve heard that Alan doesn’t now make thru necks.
Perfectly low action, blue fibre optic dots on the side of the neck (which I found a lot better for use on a dark stage than the brighter LEDs that are common) plays like a dream and has plenty of punch.
The fretboard is zero radius and the neck is asymmetrical (slightly thinner on the G side and thicker at the E). Unorthodox but I’m never consciously aware of it and find it very comfy: the neck plays itself.
Swamp Ash body core
Asian Ebony top/veneer.
Thru 5 piece flame maple/wenge neck
Acrylic Flame Sycamore neck – no dots
Dual Action trussrod
Carbon neck rods
Blue LED via fiber-optic side dots
Hipshot Ultralite Tuners.
Hipshot Type A bridge - 18mm spacing
ACG String anchor
RFB humbucker bridge pick-up with coil switching
RFB Single coil neck pick-up
I am selling this wonderful Yamaha BBP35 Bass.
It is a bass with an impressive sound record, and not only that, but this model is very beautiful.
I have the original box and all the papers and tools that it includes.
It's passive and you have a range of sounds from the best Jazz Bass to the best Precision bass.
The cost of shipping to the European Union is at my expense.
I do not accept any partial or total trade.
Alder / Maple/ Alder Body Construction
6-Bolt Miter Neck Joint
YGD Custom V7 Pickups (AlnicoV)
Vintage Plus Bridge : Convertible Bridge and Saddle
Lightweight Open Gear Tuners
Made in Japan
Weight: 4,52 In a Bathroom Scale
The Yamaha Website:
Price: 1220 € // 1090 £
Sandberg California II TM5 plus Sandberg gig bag
Lovely bass in immaculate condition, ebony fretboard on maple neck, matching high gloss black headstock, abalone dot inlays, five strings. New 3-ply mint pick-guard. No fret-wear.
Delano power humbucker at the bridge and Delano jazz pickup at the neck. Sandberg two band electronics, active and passive modes.
The bass weighs 8lb 15oz and has a slim fast neck which is 44.4mm at the nut and 62.8mm at the twelfth fret. The B string is completely usable along the length of the neck, the action is set low and there is no buzz or flat spots. The usual excellent sounds and tone from Sandberg.
Fitted with Schaller locking strap buttons and new DR Lo-Rider nickel strings. The gig bag is in very good condition.
Selling because I just don't play 5 strings any more otherwise I'd be keeping it.
I’m happy to post this and it will be well packaged in a cardboard case for £12 (UK), insurance will be extra if you want it. Any questions please ask. If you live near Bucks and want to look or
play it, happy to arrange a Covid-safe visit. This is also advertised elsewhere on an auction site 😊