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. I've also considerably lowered the price for a quick sale.
KRAMER The Duke Deluxe Trans Red, 1981, no Hondo Alien !!!
NO TRADES !
NON NEGOTIABLE PRICE !
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 : £399 GBP !!!
In fully working condition, fully original (except for the added strap button for better balance, one tuner and the two knobs) and in very good overall condition.
Here are the specifications :
Body : flamed maple (very hard to photograph)
Neck : aluminium with flamed maple inserts and perfect neck joint
Fingerboard : ebonol (bakelite, in fact) with aluminium side and front dots
Frets : 24 (slightly marked)
Headstock : none as it's a headless
Pickup : 1 original DiMarzio Twin Jazz
Controls : volume, tone, 3 positions switch for parallel / split / series
Tuners : 3 unbranded + 1 Gotoh
Bridge : original Schaller 3D-4
Strings spacing at bridge : 18.5 mm
Nut : none with zero fret
Strings spacing at nut : 11.5 mm
Knobs : 2 non original metal dome
Scale : 30.5 inches
Hardware colour : chrome and aluminium
Truss rod : none and perfect very slight relief whatever strings gauge you may put
Finish : high gloss trans red
Land of craftsmanship : USA
Serial number : B1577
Year : 1981
Weight : 3.665 kilos
Action : from 1.5 mm under the G string to 2 mm under the E string at 12th fret (can go lower, but was perfect for me)
Will come with the original Kramer hard case in bad condition and a RockBag.
Non-smoking environment as usual.
The bass has been fully set up professionally. It has been fitted with a brand new set of D'Addario Nickel Round Wound EXL220 strings (40 - 60 - 75 - 95).
This bass, despite its age, is still very modern sounding. There is no skid pad on this one and it seems that there's never been one.
Link to the Kramer vintage aluminium page : http://www.vintagekramer.com/alum.htm
What you see is what you get !
Look at the photos taken under different angles to see the fantastic condition for an almost 40 years old bass (only very small blemishes at the rear of the neck and some dings and scratches, plus a relocated at the front strap button leaving a small hole) ! All the photos are here : https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1ODMfzU3efWttew2JpAbaNZv2hTHZMom1?usp=sharing
1983 Squire JV Precision bass, candy apple red, rosewood board. All original domestic JV, alder body, relatively light – 3,9kg. As one can expect the bass has been played a lot and shows some dings and dongs here and there, patina on the hardware, etc., but is all original and in more than perfect functional condition: neck is straight as an arrow with minimal truss rod tension (it has a loooot more room to go), also the neck is extremely comfortable at 42mm at the nut and the playability is to die for – out of 12 precisions that I possess incl. very nice vintage fenders, this is the most comfortable to play: super nice neck profile (flat, but not too much) and extremely low action. This is also the last JV I have and the best compared to all the others I had over the years (around 10 if I remember correctly). With flats it does the Motown job, with rounds it sounds deep but aggressive.
More detailed pictures can be found here - https://photos.app.goo.gl/1AJdmjTWwmQ3Qi7R9
Why am I selling it if its such a great bass – I am letting go a part of my collection and keeping only the more vintage precisions. I am aware the asking price is not among the cheapest – I have sold JVs here for 500 pounds some years ago, but am also not quite sure I want to let this one go, so if it doesn’t sell for this, I’ll be happy to keep it. Plus - try to find a CAR with rosewood board - it took me close to a decade. Also, if you purchase it and do not find yourself to like it – I can take it back as long as you cover the shipping and payment fees.
Any questions – please, feel free to ask. Price includes shipping to most parts of EU.
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I have decided to part with my 2019 Squier Bronco 30" short scale which was modified by the previous owner. He purchased it new in 2019, made the mods and then sold it on.
The upgrades are as follows: New Alnico 5 '51 precision style pickup (brand unknown), full size alpha pots, N.O.S dime capacitor, Switchcraft USA jack socket
Headstock refinished with a 70's decal applied, then lacquered with clear nitro-cellulose
New 4 ply pickguard, new tug bar, Fender neck plate, new precision bridge
Sett up is great, it has seen very limited home use, condition very good, slight marks below the bridge from a string change I presume.
Happy to meet at the front gate under current circumstances or post using UPS or Parcelforce for £25 in the UK
Bought from a fellow basschatter a couple of years ago. A very late '77/early '78 factory fretless Fender Precision. (Serial no says 1977, neck and pickup dates say 1978)....
In great condition for a 42 year old Bass, the finish has sunk into the grain in parts on the body, a few little marks here and there, and some lacquer chips on the headstock, but no major dings anywhere.
Judging by the crazing in the headstock lacquer, I'd say it's been finished in nitro cellulose.
The scratchplate has a slight warp in it, which isn't unusal for this era.
The nut has been changed to brass, a long time ago from the looks of it, and likewise, the bridge barrels have also been replaced with brass items. Other than those, and some of the scratchplate and pickup screws, this is a very original instrument.
The fingerboard has just been reshot and dressed to the correct radius by Mike Smith Guitars, Southport, and is a lovely piece of highly grained Rosewood, in perfect condition, that plays like new.
Weight is typical Fender fretless fare, I'd say between 9 and 10 pounds. Not as heavy as the maple necked one I sold on here a few years ago, but meaty enough.
A semi rigid case is included with the Bass, but for an extra £60, I'll throw in a Hiscox instead.
Happy to courier, (I estimate £30-35 with insurance extra), or any buyer may collect.
Any questions, please ask.