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Ibanez SRF705 Portamento fretless 5 string. £500 (no trades)
Feb 2014 Portamento 5 string in good condition: one very light scratch on rear and one ding on the top (shown in photos). Fantastic bass: light, lovely to play and a huge range of sounds. The Aerosilk Piezo pickup is brilliant: really 'woody' tones. AFAIK I'm second owner from new: I'm never going to use a fretless with my band because it's 100% wrong for what we play and I've run out of space, hence the sale. https://www.ibanez.com/eu/products/detail/srf705_1p_05.html
Collection preferred, or will drive up to an hour from PE11 postcode to deliver / meet. Happy to discuss sending by courier too at buyer's expense.
7.7lb / 3.7kg
Unlined '30 fret' neck (has side lines and dots)
16.5mm string spacing at bridge
305mm neck radius
Cosmo Black hardware
Active 9 volt
2 x Bartolini MK1 pickups, each with own vol
Piezo bridge pickup with own vol
Trim pots to adjust individual string volume
There is some minor tarnishing on the hardware. Pots all function properly with no crackle. Tuners operate as you'd expect. Truss rod turns easily. Very low action: if you dig in, you'll likely want to increase the relief! I guess it's fitted with the D'Addario Chromes that it left the factory with... I've certainly never restrung it.
"Tic-tac bass" is a method of playing, in which a muted baritone guitar doubles the part played by the bass guitar or double bass. The method is commonly used in country music"
Emily Sings is experimental and new for me and I ended up revisiting an old bass technique. I needed to as with sparse playing and no percussion it does the job of the rhythm section well. It's a fretless with a bass Vi picking out the beat. There is similar treatment in the other tracks. Doing your own thing and being able to experiment is fantastic. I hope that you like it.
Emily Sings is the first of several planned singles and videos from the experimental new album “Blue and Hazy”, which is scheduled for release late in 2020. I hope you enjoy it.
Recording took longer than I expected due to a number of errr challenges. There is only vocals, acoustic and bass guitars on this track but without drums the guitar and bass are also the rhythm section and had to be spot on to get the sound I wanted.
I envisaged using double bass but in practice that didn’t have enough sustain and notes faded out too quickly. Pete suggested trying his Ibanez SRH fretless bass. This sorted the tone and sustain but it lacked high end and bite. Additional bass was added with a Eastwood Sidejack Vi, a 6 string bass that was played over the top in tic-tac style with a pick.
The guitar signal was split into two and recorded as both an acoustic and effect signal. These were then blended back together for a tighter sound. That also allowed sume subtle fading in and out of the reverb. I used a favourite Taylor (mahogany) guitar, with a Strymon Big Sky reverb pedal. It generates all of the choral, background swells and is also used on the solos.
Vocals were tweaked by Charlie Lintern in the studio. Some lines were changed later and I found that my voice had changed slightly, as I’d had corona virus. A permanent change I’m told, not that it sounds better or worse, just slightly different.
Eddie Mole: Guitars, vocals and bass
Peter Brownbridge: fretless bass
Sound Engineer: Charlie Lintern
Recorded at 13 sound studios at Weston super Mare
For sale is my fantastic Yamaha BB435 in Teal. Bought late September last year, it hasn't exactly had a hard life, and has performed astonishingly well.
I've had loads of Yamahas over the years, so I knew to expect a great quality instrument, but even so this exceeded my expectations! Superb quality, and the design is fantastic, blending all your favourite traditional features with clever modern refinements.
Stand out points for me are the neck shape /feel - it's extremely comfortable and playable, and the pickups which are absolutely outstanding. In fact, there is virtually no difference between these V5 pickups and the V7's in the top of the range BBP. Really superb tone, plenty of guts but nice, smooth organic tone.
It's in great condition as you can hopefully see from the photos. If you have any questions or want any other photos, just get in touch.
Payment via PayPal or BACS, and either socially distanced collection or a courier can be arranged.
Many thanks for looking! 😊👍
Due to severe back problems (66% officially disabled because of it) and 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 4.5 kilos. I've also considerably lowered the price for a quick sale due the "modification".
LAURUS Quasar SL 190 Grafite 6 Fretless with modified "headstock" thanks to some delicate courier. See below the link with the explanations. Price is set accordingly and even for Pierluigi CAZZOLA (LAURUS owner), it's a nice work that suits the bass.
Straight sale only, no trades at all !
Asking price including shipping fully insured with tracking number to your place in these European countries (ask for other countries) : Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France (excluding French overseas departments and territories), Germany, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Monaco, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and United Kingdom : £1150 GBP !!! (new price at the time with the original "headstock" was around £4500 GBP...)
In fully working condition and very good overall condition.
Here are the specifications :
Body : mahogany body with tonal chambers (the most expensive model)
Neck : 5 pieces neck through maple and purple heart
Fingerboard : real graphite (carbon, if you prefer)
Fretless : 24 positions
Headstock : headless with massive brass ABM headpiece
Pickup : Bartolini radiused made to measure for Laurus
Preamp : Bartolini TCT
Controls : volume with push-pull for active/passive, bas, mids and treble
Tuners : at the bridge as it's headless
Bridge : 2 pieces Laurus
Strings spacing at bridge : 19 mm
Nut : brass
Strings spacing at nut : 9.5 mm
Knobs : original Laurus
Scale : 34"
Hardware colour : black with gold headpiece
Truss rod : 1 (fully working)
Finish : transparent gloss
Land of craftsmanship : Italy
Serial number : QSL0400516
Year : 2004
Weight : 4.6 kilos
Action : from 1.5 mm under the C string to 2.5 mm under the B string at the octave (can go lower, but was perfect for me)
Will come with the original normally used Laurus gigbag.
Non-smoking environment as usual.
I'm only selling this Laurus SL 190 Grafite 6 fretless because of my health issues, the modified "headstock" having turned it into a perfectly balanced bass. And it sings wonderfully with loads of mwah and that typical Bartolini fretless sound.
The bass has been fully set up professionally by Christophe LEDUC. It has a new battery and is fitted with a (now) used set of Elixir nickel plated Nanoweb coating strings (32 - 45 - 65 - 80 - 100 - 130), which fit the bass to perfection.
Link to the explanations about the modified "headstock" :
For those interested, it will come with the remains of the headstock without the headpieces, but wit the Laurus logo.
What you see is what you get !
Look at the pictures taken under different angles to see the real very good condition and the usual marks.