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Price drop: £1800

A Serek Midwestern short scale (30.5 inch) with Dunlop flats and Jake's B90 pickup (passive). The bass weighs 3.2kg (7.05 lbs), balances well and is a ton of fun to play. The body is made of African mahogany (Khaya spp.) I'm selling it to fund my next Serek build. Current new price as specced is £2490. More details here: https://www.serekbasses.com/basses/midwestern/ 

In Jake's words: "The Midwestern is a short-scale powerhouse that is compact in size, but does not lack in tone. Think P-bass meets EB-0. The Midwestern is made up of a lightweight Mahogany body and a 30.5″ scale Mahogany set neck making it effortless to play, and easy to travel with. Inspired by vintage Midwest-bred designs, this is our simplest and most utilitarian offering. However, updated with modern hardware and electronics as well as effortless playability, you won’t believe this is just a humble short scale bass!"

Nut Width: 1 5/8″
Nut Type: Bone
Scale Length: 30.5″
Frets: 20 Med/Wide Nickel
Fingerboard Radius: 12-14″ Compound
Body Thickness: 1 3/8″
Overall Length: 40 5/8″
Weight: 7 lbs
Tuners: Hipshot Ultralite
Bridge: Hipshot 2 Point Supertone
Finish: Nitro Lacquer

ORIENTATION: Righty
FRETS: Fretted
FINGERBOARD WOOD: Jatoba
PICKUP: Serek B90 
BODY FINISH (SEE SPECS SECTION FOR COLOR CHART): Solid Color Satin TV Yellow 
PICKGUARD (HEAD BADGE WILL MATCH UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED): Brown Tortoise 
TUNING KEYS: Lollipop
STRINGS: Dunlop Flatwound 
GIG BAG:

Standard Gig Bag

 

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Gorgeous. If only I could shift my Fender CS 51 Precision

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Best shortscales out there! Love mine! Someone snap this up!

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17 minutes ago, Clarky said:

Love this bass, keep coming back to look. I assume its this one from BassDirect, which has more pics to salivate over

https://www.bassdirect.co.uk/bass_guitar_specialists/Serek_Midwestern_TV_Yellow.html

No, I ordered it direct but that one Mark sold was an inspiration for sure (if you look carefully, you can see that one is MW-070 and mine is MW-075; mine doesn't have the dummy coil either).

FWIW, I've just paid my deposit for the next one (Midwestern 2, 32" neck, black body, jatoba fingerboard, black pickguard and bi-sonic pup) - should be ready by December 😀

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I have a 30.5” Mid Western 2 5 string on order.... Mahogany body and neck, Pau Ferro fingerboard.... Nordstrand Blades, all white with a 6 ply scratch plate....

I’ve been taking lessons with Evan Marien and he has one he loves so I know it’s gonna be a beast...

Would love a MidWestern 4 with one of Jake’s B 90’s....

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Serek is on my list of dream basses. Unfortunately, it's not doable for me at the moment, but GLWTS. 

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Continue to want this but neither of my Precisions (in the FS forum) are moving, so have a bump instead from me

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On 25/07/2020 at 10:06, Clarky said:

Continue to want this but neither of my Precisions (in the FS forum) are moving, so have a bump instead from me

I'm amazed this is still here to be honest 

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So am I, it’s slowly murdering me! 

On 29/07/2020 at 13:26, Joebethell said:

I'm amazed this is still here to be honest 

 

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Please may this sale happen so this bass stops torturing me 😁

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2 minutes ago, Marcray said:

Please may this sale happen so this bass stops torturing me 😁

Just buy it! My Serek 'The Grand' is fabulous to play :D

Edit: I see its Sale Pending .... you are too late then, lol!

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6 minutes ago, Clarky said:

Just buy it! My Serek 'The Grand' is fabulous to play :D

Edit: I see its Sale Pending .... you are too late then, lol!

I love this bass, I want it, if I was in the UK I woulda snapped it up to try it on, but I’m not so I’m considering my own Serek build.  A couple of decisions still to make on the exact configuration.  

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And sold! Thanks for looking and for all the comments! 

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