For sales - my lovely Shuker 5-sting single-cut. I bought this from John in December last year, and he had just taken it back as a part exchange. It’s a beautiful bass to play, the neck join is exquisite. Pretty wide-range of sounds available from the Aaron Armstrong pickups. I’ve currently got it set as E-C but can put back to B-G if wanted. It’s great either way. Some more details below.
Happy to ship local and international (buyer pays) and it’s got a lovely Shuker hard-case (made by HISCOX).
I’ve just bought another bass (Ha!) so don’t really want trade. But would consider a sunburst p bass with some mojo..
Anything that looks like a scratch or a ding in the pictures is just a trick of the light - there’s none!
I live near Reading in the UK if you want to pop round and have a slap. 🙂
Maple / black veneer laminated set neck
Stainless steel medium frets
Black walnut headstock scarf
Laurel Burr headstock facings front and rear
Gotoh GB707 tuners
Two way truss rod, carbon fibre reinforcement
Laurel Burr curvetop and rear facing
Black Walnut body
Polyurethane wet look gloss top coat
Schaller 2000 bridge
Aaron Armstrong pickups.
Blackout pre-amp with passive / active select (volume knob pull / push)
Selling my matching pair (neck + bridge) Nordstrand Dual Coil 5-string Pickups. Top condition.
Perfect replacements for EMG40 pickups: 102,2mm x 38,4mm (1.51″ x 4.02″),
Splittable for parallel or single coil operating. For 19mm string spacing.
Here is a fantastic condition (I would put as 9.5 out of 10) rare Ibanez 5 string. They don't make this model anymore - my theory is that the combo of bubinga and rosewood made this a CITES nightmare, so the following models ditched these gorgeous woods. The photos do not do it justice - the bubinga has a rich red warmth, and I think the bass oozes class.
I have owned her from new in 2015. This has the CND Nordstrand licensed pickups that are also on the 655 and similar models. It is the reverse P and J setup. They are really clear and rich. It has the standard 3 band Ibanez preamp. The switch is an active/passive switch, and it is a true passive bypass. I think the PUPs sound beautiful in passive mode, but extra crisp with the preamp engaged. These easily compete with the full-fat US Nordstrands (read some talkbass forums that rave about them).
String spacing is 16.5mm and it has 24 frets and 34 inch scale. It has one of those super fast Ibanez necks.
On the scales it weighs 4.2kg.
I'm located in South Cambridgeshire, in a village near Royston (about an hour from London). Pickup preferred but can post at cost to buyer.
This bass has never been gigged, and hardly leaves the house. I have been meticulous not to damage the wood with my thumb etc. The ONLY mark I could find is on the edge at the base of the instrument, and is an almost imperceptible 2 indents in the wood. I've tried to photograph it, and only one of them even comes up. So I would put it in almost as new condition.
The reason for selling is that I've recently bought another 5 string, and have a one out one in policy.
Price is £450. I think this is a very fair price, so there is not a whole lot of wiggle room. But do get in touch if you'd like to discuss.
For your information, these are the details on it:
IBANEZ SR755-NTF FEATURES:
SR4 5pc Jatoba/Bubinga neck
Bubinga top/Mahogany body
Rosewood fretboard w/Abalone oval inlay
Accu-cast B300 bridge
Nordstrand CND P/J pickups
Ibanez Custom Electronics 3-band eq w/Eq bypass switch (passive tone control on treble pot)
Black matte hardware
Please get in touch if you have any questions, or are interested in a socially distanced play.
Due to the Covid-19 situation and severe back problems (66% officially disabled because of it) plus right shoulder injury (non-operable capsulitis from which, after more than 3 years, I will never fully recover), I'm selling all my basses over 4 kilos and also the ones I'm not really using as this amazing one. I've also considerably lowered the price for a quick sale.
SIVCAK OSCII 5, fiver Jazz Bass on steroids with the best and most transparent preamp to date (I've tried everything on the market).