Weekend pricedrop to £1600
See last post below for a new video demo!
Tentatively putting my Overwater up for sale on here. I'm in no rush to sell it but open to offers and trades (possibly with cash my way) for lightweight, 34" scale, 5 string jazzes - Fender, Sadowsky etc.
Anyone who's played one of these knows the kind of quality you can expect from this. It was built for me in 2017 by Chris and the team and would cost around £3500 to have made now I believe. I originally ordered it with an East J Retro which I have since changed for a J Tone giving it a more vintage sound and the versatility of a passive tone control. It will also come with the extra capacitors which are easy to switch out to adjust the roll off of the tone control. I also swapped the pickups from Overwater Ceramic to OWs new Alnico ones. I will include both sets of pickups for the buyer.
Spec is below, let me know if you have any questions, it's in very nearly perfect condition, a few marks on the headstock and a couple of tiny dinks on the top of the neck are pictured below. You are welcome to try in Chessington, KT9. I will also consider posting fully insured.
- Maple 21 fret bolt on neck
- Nut 46mm
-19mm string spacing
-MOP block inlays
-3mm side dots (1mm bigger than standard for extra visibility)
-J Tone Preamp
-OW Noiseless Alnico Pickups (Ceramics for more HiFi sound also included)
-Hipshot Ultralight Tuners
-Custom Seafoam Green Finish
The tiny black mark in the picture below was just rubber and has now been cleaned off.
A custom build made for myself, completed in 2017.
Body Wood: Black Limba
Top Wood: AI Buckeye Burl with Purpleheart accent
Body Finish: Satin Lacquer
Neck Wood: 5 piece Maple/Purpleheart
Finger Board: Purpleheart
Neck Finish: Satin Lacquer
Pickups: ACG RFB humbucker bridge. ACG PB split coil neck in a Black Limba/Purpleheart/Buckeye ramp.
Hardware: Hipshot Type A Dunlop Dual Schaller Straplocks, Hipshot Ultralites with Detuner on the E.
Pre-amp: ACG DFM 4K
One small ding by the strap lock at the bridge end. Sounds amazing, plays like butter. I also like that the neck doesn't encroach too far in to the body. This means it feels like a standard scale bass and not like a toy, but with the benefit of the short scale.
My collection is getting too big and I don't really play it (I play a Shuker and a self-build).
Price negotiable for those of y'all that can come and view before transacting (NW3).
Might be interested in swaps or p/x for pedals and SMALL cabs/amps/combos (i.e. MicroMark/PJ Double 4).
Crypto-friendly (ETH/DOT/UNI/WOO, pretty much any ERC-20 that is top 200, but definitely not BTC/LTC or any sh*tcoins like XRP or f*cking TRON). Or bank transfer is fine for all you fogies!
Available for Zoom if anyone wants to see it and get some more details.
Thank you for viewing.
I'm selling my Poller 3/4 (standard) size double bass. Really great bass for students or jazz/rockabilly. I gigged it professionally for several years before upgrading.
It's made in Romania in the early 90s. It has been my backup bass for the last few years but I can’t justify keeping two at the moment.
Makes a great bass for a student or an electric bass player taking up upright - I’ve gigged it and and it is very light so great for carrying around to gigs etc. I’ll include a soft case and I can probably find a spare double bass stand if you would like one too.
Price drop to £795 and open to sensible offers and happy to chuck in the Realist for a little extra.
I'm currently located in Surrey/Kingston so delivery/trial around the south east is possible. You are welcome to come for a socially distanced play in the garden but serious buyers only please. Any questions let me know!
I have been offered this bass and I am wondering if it is an authentic 1962 Fender P? I have attached pictures. It all seems period correct (apart from wrong label and refinished hardware, added pickup and all that jazz) but I'm not an expert on these things. Been modded like crazy but I don't mind. Serial is 74510.
The 5 string version of this bass doesn't come up very often (certainly here in the UK) - In fact, they seem to be unavailable in Europe currently too. Not sure if they've been discontinued?
I think this bass is classified as "X-short scale" The scale length is 26.5".
Bought as a travel / backup bass, and took a punt, hoping the B string wouldn't sound "flabby". I was very pleasantly surprised at just how deep and resonant the B string is, and just how much sustain it has for such a short scale - I really didn't expect it to sound so good
From memory, I paid around £230 or £240 for this bass new, that was pre import charges and sans case / bag. I'm throwing in a really nicely padded gigbag (which I think I paid around £40 for)
In great condition - can't see any dings or scratches and there is no fret wear. In all honesty, it could probably do with a teak in the set-up, but it plays nicely so I leave that to the buyers taste.....
Pictured here alongside a Hofner Violin bass for size comparison.
I would seriously keep this, as it sounds so thunderous for such a tiny bass - but the string spacing is a tad too tight at the bridge end for my tastes (or possibly clumsy fingers! lol).....
No trades - I'm thinning the herd (unless you've got a Wingbass, Fingy or similar)
Collection / meet-up preferred.... and I've got a decent battery amp when travel is permitted.
I have the box this cam in originally - but of course that won't fit the nice, thickly padded gigbag