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Bassline Buster Classic 4-string
Hampton Wick, SW London

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Here’s a cracking bass which has been shamefully underused in the past 5 years, hence the sale.

It’s a Bassline Buster Classic, made in Germany in 1996. Bassline are a small, custom bass company based in Germany. The new price of this would’ve been circa £1600. A few years ago I contacted Bassline directly who were ace to give me the following wood specs:

Body european ash, hardmaple neck, and a padouk fingerboard

It has LeFay pickups and a Noll 2-band EQ with controls for Volume (push/pull for passive mode), Bass, Treble and Pickup Pan. Nut Width is 38mm and there’s a ‘Zero’ fret. It also has Neutrik locking jack socket and Schaller strap locks (with 2 positions at the bridge end to quickly jump between heights which conveniently also makes it stable resting on the floor).

It’s in ace condition, although I’d note there’s a tiny indent on the scoop up to the fingerboard past the 24th fret and few marks on the lower horn and body edge where I knocked the bass over after posting this ad (see photos in comments). All minor and character adding in my opinion - like us all it’s lived!

Playability wise, it has he slimmest, fastest neck I’ve ever encountered. It’s also super lightweight (3.7kg) so along with the fast neck you can keep going for hours.

I don’t have a gig bag but the bass will be shipped very securely in a Fender cardboard bass box, within hand-carved polystyrene protection.

Any questions or you’d like a test drive, feel free to pop me a message!










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Condition updated, price reduction
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Looks excellent VFM. Build quality looks first rate and the hardware and electronics are very nice. GLWTS

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Thanks dyerseve, it was quite surprising when reading back the full spec sheet to appreciate the quality at every component choice. I guess that’s what small, custom builders can do.

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Looks great. leFay pickups are lovely and unusual to see. 

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So, having owned this bass for 16 years, now I’ve come to want to sell it, I knock it over onto the corner of the coffee table. No major damage but a couple of fresh scratches.



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Bad luck mate! I would advertise it as pre-dinged. Save the new buyer worrying about putting a mark on it. 

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1 hour ago, stewblack said:

Bad luck mate! I would advertise it as pre-dinged. Save the new buyer worrying about putting a mark on it. 

Good shout, I’ll re-word the post slightly. It wouldn’t bother me too much, it’s 24 years old after all, but you’re right, cheers 👍

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5 hours ago, bamboscha said:

Can’t belieeeeeeeve no one’s bought this yet.

It’s understandable, there are a lot of great basses for sale at the moment at modest prices and also a significant population without an income for a few months now. It’ll sell eventually, it’s a great bass.

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