'Unexpectedly' I'm selling my Ibanez GWB35...as I 'unexpectedly' bought a GWB1 on a whim! I don't need both and always wanted an OG Willis. So someone can have this beast.
There couple of nicks in the lacquer with a small one being on the headstock and others on the back as shown in photos. Otherwise no issues and in excellent working order.
Can be setup and strung E - C with Warwick Black Label strings or B - G with D'Addario flatwounds - buyer's choice.
Now the best bit, all the stock electronics have been upgraded for a custom Nordstrand Dual Coil with exposed pole pieces and the preamp was changed to a BeePre (from Bee Basses). I have owned 2 of these basses, one stock and this beast which has a much improved full warm or dynamic tone, a more musical usable range, considerably more output and extremely quiet, but all of this should go without saying with the quality of the upgrades.
The control cavity was enlarged and fully shielded with copper foil to fit the new pre and controls, but it still fits underneath the original cover plate.
Controls were switched from a single volume and a stacked treble/bass to following:
Single volume (with push/pull for active/passive)
Mid boost/cut (with push/pull to change the frequency)
Stacked treble/bass boost/cut
The pickup is a custom Nordstrand Dual Coil. A 5 string model wound with the pole pieces closer together that fit in their standard 4-string pickup cover for the Dual Coil as it is the same size as the stock pickup. This was not a cheap upgrade and took time for the custom model to be produced, but it has helped this bass turn into the beast that it is.
For more information on upgrades check out respective websites:
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.