I had this stunning bass made 3 years ago specifically for the Bon Jovi tribute band. At the time I was unable to find a lightweight 5 string Precision bass so decided to go for it. I decided to step down from the band recently and, in all honesty, find I have no use for this beauty so rather than it just sitting there in the case I have decided to move it on. A bit of a wrench as I have never had a bass made to my spec before and am unlikely to do it again.
A classically elegant and beautiful bass. So, here it is - a Maruszczyk (I still have to check how to spell this) Jake 5 that I configured via the custom shop, defaulting to better quality at pretty much every step. Finished in solid black with BWB 3 ply pickguard. Swamp ash body. Bird's eye maple neck and fingerboard with carbon rods in a matte finish. Luminlay side dots. Headstock with simple M logo. Hipshot B style bridge with 17mm spacing. 45mm at the nut. Hipshot HB6C 1/2" tuners. Passive electrics with usual P bass volume and tone. Domed chrome knobs. Delano PC5 AL/M2 pickup. Currently strung with TI flats. Weighs 3.7kg, just over 8lbs. I just ran this through the configurator and if you wanted to make one just like this it would cost you £1900.
The body has some very slight surface scratching on the front, as does the pickguard. There is also some very light buckle rash on the back. I imagine these would all polish out. No dings or dongs. 9/10 condition. The low B is strong. The Delano pickup is on the rude side of traditional. It will do vintage just nicely with the tone rolled off but open it up and you have a nice aggressive tone. Frets are barely broken in
It will come with a generic ABS hard case by Chase and inside will be the 'birth certificate' and spec booklet.
I am looking for £1200 collected from South Benfleet. I would consider a courier but it would have to be fully insured and therefore expensive. Mainland UK only. What I would rather do is pocket fuel costs and deliver it myself up to perhaps 150 miles - this is something we can discuss. At the moment I am not looking at trades or offers, thanks.
Back up for cash sale, only trade options would be an Elrick standard Jazz 5 (not sunburst).
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
Shipping would be difficult just at the moment, but we can talk about it as an extra cost, but happy to organise a socially distanced handover as a preference.
UK only for now.
This is my 2019 Ibanez SR300EB.
Its the weathered black finish. Really nice condition, just a mark on the back from a belt buckle. Just fitted new Roto strings 45-105 roundwound. Plays really nice, lovely narrow neck. Sounds good, everything works as it should. All completely standard.
Reasonable offers considered
Would also take a swap for a Squier Precision or similar.
Modulus Flea 5
Very nice sage green metallic '98 Modulus Flea 5 with the sought after Lane Poor pickup, matched up with the OBP-1 preamp from Aguilar (a combo Flea used himself). The volume pot has a push/pull function for active/passive operation. As you can see it has a matching headstock.
Its a great bass with excellent playability and excellent sound. The bass is in very good shape with small damages/some minor scuffing. The neck is straight and allows low action, and all electronics and hardware work like they should. The frets are in good condition too. Fresh DR sunbeams are fitted.
The pictures are taken in 2 sessions: daylight and sunlight. It looks especially nice in sunlight where the green really shines.
The original case is included, which has one stud broken off (case can stand stable) and another damage on the front.
Price: €2.950 (approx £2.650)
The bass is located in the Netherlands, but I am happy to ship within the EU/UK at buyers risk.
Trades and partial trades are welcome: old fender Mustang/duo sonic/duo sonic ll/jaguar guitar, vintage Fender basses or decent copies, other fourstring basses (traditional shapes). Maybe a cool amp...
Neotech neoprene padded guitar strap, ideal for heavy instruments and very adjustable. Overall strap length: 36"–45" (91,4cm–114,3cm) .
Collection in Hackney, London or shipment at buyer's expense. Thanks for looking.