Selling my Atelier Z Jerry Barnes M265. Top of the line, hand made in Japan, 70s style bass from Atelier. Bought new a few weeks ago and in literally "as new" condition. Fantastic instrument and craftsmanship, but selling as I'm much more of a 60s pickup position / alder body guy. Easily nails the 70s super jazz, Marcus Miller type of tone. It has an upgraded electronics package (including a passive tone knob), adding additional versatility. 70s type of sound but without the huge weight! (pretty light for an ash 5 string). Currently setup with quite low action with no buzz at all.
Jerry Barnes (Chic's bass player) signature model.
Neck : Maple with binding, 21 Frets
Body : Ash
Tuners : GOTOH
Bridge : Vintage-type
Pickups : ATELIER Z JBZ-5
Preamp : ATELIER Z EQ-M
Control : F vol, R vol/switch A/P, Passive Tone, Stacked Bass/Trenble
Colour : Vintage Natural gloss
Gig Bag: Padded deluxe
Sring spacing at bridge: 19mm
Plenty of feedback:
Pricedrop to 1050£!
Will consider a partial trade with a medium scale 5string, an Ibanez EHB 1005sms or a hybrid amp with some grit in the preamp tubes. Will consider a straight trade or a trade with cash either way.
This is a proto-type I made (for my upcoming business/own brand of short and medium scale basses) consisting out of a Schecter Banshee (2021 model) alder body and maple neck with carbon fiber reinforcement rods for extra stiffness.
All the aftermarket hardware was carefully selected and installed, no expenses were spared and only the best hardware was used in order to make a top notch short scale precision bass that is ready for literally anything.
The sound is punchy, direct, yet with a warm, vintage tone due to the Aguilar 4P mid 60's pickup.
The neck is stable, sturdy and super easy and fast to play.
I used Hipshot USA Ultralites for the tuners as these are known for their excellent tuning stability and help balance out the weight of the bass to perfection.
The bridge is a high mass brass bridge from Allparts - Omega Bass and is a modern rendition of the well known Badass bridges from the past.
For the pickup I decided to go with the relatively new Aguilar 4P-60 pickup as I'm a big fan of Aguilar's new pickup line and found these pickups to be some of the most balanced and best sounding pickups on the market today. The Aguilar 4P-60 was based on Dave Boonshoft’s personal 1963 and 64′ Precision basses, this pickup is designed to capture the vibe and feel of the 60’s. Using period correct heavy Formvar wire and Alnico V magnets, these pickups are specially wound to deliver the warmth and midrange “nose” that defines a great 60’s P-bass pickup.
Combine all that with Hipshot speed-knobs, string tree and a wiring loom consisting out of CTS pots, Switchcraft jack, Orange drop capacitor and high quality wire and you get a short scale bass that plays and sounds like no other!
The bass had a fret level and pro set-up by a master luthier and comes equiped with a fresh set of D'addario roundwounds, but I will also ad a set of labella short scale flatwounds to the sale.
- Lightweight Alder body
- Maple neck with carbon fiber reinforcement rods, Rosewood fretboard
- Hipshot USA Ultralite tuning machines
- Allparts Omega Bass bridge (string spacing: 19mm)
- Aguilar 4P-60 pickup
- Graph Tech nut
- Hipshot USA speed-knobs and string tree
- Thumbrest in the bridge position for that extra tight, more jazz like sound
- CTS pots, Switchcraft jack, Orange drop capacitor and high quality wiring
- Controls : Volume/Tone
- 30" scale (short scale)
- Weight: 3.6 kg.