Super Flexible Solo Gauge Thomastik Rope Core Chrome Wound
Put on my bass once for a day but my bass didn’t suit the lighter tension at orchestral pitch, then carefully removed so condition is as new.
As used by Thomas Morgan.
Posted to be signed for from the Isle Of Wight.
I inherited this 1985 Headless Washburn bantam off my grandmother around a year ago, and in the past 6 months I’ve really got into the bass as my second instrument. As soon as it came through the door we knew it was in dire need of servicing, but we didn’t start until I stupidly snapped one of the strings. Though I’ve taken up the responsibility to fix it up myself, and I’m confident in repairing/replacing parts, I’m unsure what strings would be appropriate for it.
While COVID-19 has given me plenty of time to improve my playing ability, I’ve not been able to go to a store and a have feel of what strings would be suitable and get some first hand suggestions.
I’d appreciate some advice for some good, and relatively affordable strings, preferably some heavier ones with a warm sound.
Almost new set of Detroit flatwound strings from the Bass Centre. 45 -105.
Bought for a P bass that didn't hang around long. Played for maybe an hour total.
Trimmed the ends a bit when putting them on but I left plenty of winding around the tuning peg.
MUSIC MAN (ERNIE BALL) StingRay 5 fretted with a rare one piece light ash body and the "shell" pickguard.
For sale only as I'm thinning down the herd (again).
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 : £1175 GBP !!!
In fully working condition and in excellent overall condition.
Here are the specifications :
Body : one piece light ash body
Neck : 6 screws bolt-on maple
Fingerboard : rosewood
Frets : 22 (no wear)
Headstock : typical Music Man 4 + 1 shape
Pickup : Music Man AlNiCo
Preamp : Music Man 3 bands with 3 positions switch
Controls : volume, treble, mid, bass, 3 positions switch (series/series filtered/parallel)
Tuners : Music Man
Bridges : Music Man
Strings spacing at bridge : 17.5 mm
Nut : bone
Strings spacing at nut : 9.5 mm
Knobs : original black metal
Scale : 34 inches
Hardware colour : chrome
Truss rod : 1 (fully working)
Finish : natural gloss slightly yellowed with original shell pickguard
Land of craftsmanship : USA
Serial number : E29111
Year : 15th of March 2002
Weight : 4.3 kilos
Action : from 1.5 mm under the G string to 2 mm under the B string at 12th fret (can go lower, but was perfect for me)
Will come with the original Music Man StingRay hard case (which was still a paid option in 2002).
Non-smoking environment as usual.
I'm only selling this bass because I'm thinning down the herd as I've just acquired a Status S2 Classic 5 headed fretless, which suits my taste better than any fretted bass.
Here is the link to the StingRay 5 page : https://www.music-man.co.uk/instruments/basses/stingray-5
The bass has been fully set up professionally by Christophe LEDUC. It has a new battery and is fitted with a brand new set of D'Addario EXL170-5 nickel round wound strings (45 - 65 - 80 - 100 - 130), which fit the bass to perfection.
What you see is what you get !
Look at the pictures taken under different angles to see the real condition : almost in new condition with the very few scratches, the most "important" ones being on the headstock (bloody low ceilings).
Selling a lightly used set of Corelli 370M Bass strings. Standard 3/4 size ones. Very easy under the hands and nice for pizz or arco.
Lockdown friendly pickup in North London, N11or a can post for a few quid.
Any questions let me know.