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Overwater Hybrid 5, Charcoal Frost, 8.4lb *SOLD*
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Overwater Hybrid 5

Custom Charcoal Frost metallic high gloss finish 

Lightweight Ash body (bass weighs under 8.4lb)

Maple neck with a dark Indian Rosewood fingerboard, 34" scale. 

Overwater Alnico V noiseless J5 pickups with an East/Overwater custom preamp that consists of: Volume (push/pull pot that acts as a bright/slap switch), pan, passive tone, bass, mid, treble)

Overwater hardware 

Overwater branded Hiscox flightcase 

This is an absolutely beautiful instrument. It's not hard to see why so many pro players use Overwaters. 

The bass was ordered in Dec 2019, and completed Aug 2020.

 

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Ah, Chris's signature dense foam trick with the Hiscox case - something I've emulated recently.  

What a staggering bass.  I recently had a custom hybrid P from Chris - a 2018 model.  Outstanding in every way and gloriously executed - the attention to detail was world class.  This J looks just the same and a gorgeous finish.  For me, Overwaters are up there with the very best of British luthiery.  Sad to hear of the retirement though - I hope that you'll return one day!

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6 hours ago, three said:

Ah, Chris's signature dense foam trick with the Hiscox case - something I've emulated recently.  

What a staggering bass.  I recently had a custom hybrid P from Chris - a 2018 model.  Outstanding in every way and gloriously executed - the attention to detail was world class.  This J looks just the same and a gorgeous finish.  For me, Overwaters are up there with the very best of British luthiery.  Sad to hear of the retirement though - I hope that you'll return one day!

Thanks, I have to agree Overwaters are very special basses. The attention to detail, build quality and electronics are  truly world class. 

No doubt I'll come back to playing at some point but for now, I'm content with the odd noodle 👍🏻

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Stunning that is!....is it a three piece neck or one piece?... does it have graphite reinforcement?

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1 hour ago, ebenezer said:

Stunning that is!....is it a three piece neck or one piece?... does it have graphite reinforcement?

Thanks, It's a one piece maple neck with a scarf jointed headstock. I'm not sure if it has any Graphite reinforcement.. Any Overwater experts out there? 

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Lovely bass - and first time I've come across a sub 10lb Overwater 5er. I'll need to have a look into these hybrid basses! 

@threeis yours a PJ or a straight P? 

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8 hours ago, Al Krow said:

Lovely bass - and first time I've come across a sub 10lb Overwater 5er. I'll need to have a look into these hybrid basses! 

@threeis yours a PJ or a straight P? 

Indeed, I specifically requested light weight Ash and this is the result 👌🏻

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8 hours ago, Al Krow said:

Lovely bass - and first time I've come across a sub 10lb Overwater 5er. I'll need to have a look into these hybrid basses! 

@threeis yours a PJ or a straight P? 

Mine was an unusual hybrid - P body with twin humbuckers (I don't want to derail the thread with an image but this probably only serves as testament to the quality of Chris' work) and bump for this staggering Charcoal Frost! 

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Sadly can't open your pic - but please feel free to PM me to avoid derailing Jamie's thread! 

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I can confirm that the neck contains dual support rods. 

Also, here's a link to my embarrassingly long feedback thread. 

👍🏻

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7 hours ago, SimonLevee said:

Retiring from playing!!!? What gives dude?

I can't hack this crazy gig schedule any more 😁

Hope you're all good, mate. 

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Hi, is it possible to see a photo of the neck to get some idea of the action that is possible on this please? Thanks. 

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2 hours ago, Alanbass said:

Hi, is it possible to see a photo of the neck to get some idea of the action that is possible on this please? Thanks. 

PM'd

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On 02/01/2021 at 13:32, jay-syncro said:

If I buy any more basses I'll definatley be in the sh#t with the missus. 

Ditto, or this would be mine.

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