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SOLD Bacchus WL-533 Woodline Jazz Bass 5 string - immaculate! Offers welcome... Need to sell!!😟
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20201008_215846.jpg.a3f36ea5d72ab3499456809806f9bf7f.thumb.jpg.76cdb4182f416f7fad07dba29d38ccdd.jpgBacchus WL-533 Woodline Jazz Bass 5 String for sale due to finances / lack of gigs. 😡

Picked up recently in a trade and I wouldn't be selling it other than I need a cash injection to maintain some stability! 

It is in as new condition, no dings or marks and has the lovely matching headstock. 33" scale length although I couldn't tell any difference between that and my SR5 which is 34" scale. Comes with the Bacchus soft gig bag. Not the best but vertainly usable.

Made in Phiilipines and assembled in the Japan factory, passive electronics with volume, pup pan and tone controls, it's great sounding and great playing. Not much else for me to say really! I can post at the buyers expense (should be around £25 insured) and I will say that price is negotiable within reason. I'm just trying to re-coup some expense which will hopefully enable me to replace this with something cheaper and have some spare cash.

If local, any trial is welcome and I have had the setup tweaked a bit - the neck is straight as a die and the action is nice and low with no buzz. I will add some more pics soon (original pics from Mustafunk) - any questions, get in touch.  

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Bacchus make cracking basses. I've recently bought a WL534 and as a previous owner of 2 full fat MIJ ones, these are just as good. Superb workmanship.

GLWTS

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It is great, it annoys me that I have to sell it. Seems to be a similar story from what I read on BC....

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21 hours ago, haimesy said:

Very nice 

Cheers... It's a great bass and pains me to sell. I was going to make a red tortoiseshell scratch plate for it as well, it would have looked soooo good!!

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just read your description.. you say there’s no difference between this 33” and SR5 34”.. i feel a difference between my SR5 34” and my other basses which are all 34”.. SR is shorter...  i measured the distance from nut to bridge and it’s 34, but the spaces between frets are smaller on SR... twilight zone?

btw, looks great, wish times were different, glwys

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Maybe I should have said in my opinion I don't feel any difference between this and my SR5. Everyone is different - I played a 32" scale once and it felt like a toy bass, and I cannot get on with 35" scale, feels huge to me. Anyhoo... I can only offer what I think.

 

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String spacing at the bridge - 18mm.

Also, scale length: I did a bit of double checking and it's 33.5" at the B string and 33.25" at the G string.

Probably why it doesn't feel a lot different to a 34" scale! 

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Great bass carl, i'm surprised it hasn't sold yet at this price. By the way, the mp3 sound files are saying unavailable on them as I view on my iPad. Wonder if others have this issue? Maybe just me?GLWT sale.

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Following up mp3 sound samples issue, they open on my Mac via iTunes but not my iPad. hope this helps others open them OK. Cheers.

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I would have thought similar as the scale length is so close to a 34 but will check..

 

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Hi @TorVic

I think that they would fit yes. It's difficult to be 100% accurate and without hesitation, as the measurements on the Aguilar website / link you posted seem to be in inches with a decimalised ending... Or am I being a bit stoopid??

For example, length of the Aguilar bridge is 4.100 - The bacchus is about 4 1/8" but with a cavity which is about 4 1/8"... the distance between screwholes is 1.920, the bacchus is about 1/16" under 2 inches... based on these, i think they would fit. 

Someone could correct me if I am wrong?  

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Just measured the pick-ups on my WL534, which should be the same:

Bridge 4.07" - 103.8mmm x 0.72" - 18.3mm

Neck 3.94" - 100.0mm x 0.72" - 18.3mm

Must admit I love the stock pickups on the Woodline series. Mine has that proper Jazz "Growl"

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2 hours ago, BassBunny said:

Just measured the pick-ups on my WL534, which should be the same:

Bridge 4.07" - 103.8mmm x 0.72" - 18.3mm

Neck 3.94" - 100.0mm x 0.72" - 18.3mm

Must admit I love the stock pickups on the Woodline series. Mine has that proper Jazz "Growl"

Looks about right - I'm with you on the stock pups... very typical jazz sound, lots of 'growl' as you say...

I can imagine lots of 'sharp intake of breath' with what I am about to say, but I don't think I have never heard enough of a benefit to warrant the kind of money some pickups cost. It's a very subjective thing - I replaced my SR5 pup a few years ago with a bartolini version and I honestly don't think it brought anything to the sound that the original didn't have. A slight tonal difference yes, but not enough to really warrant the cost of changing it.

I have a cheap Revelation fretless and the pups are so loud and toneful! Hardware is a bit naff but I was so surprised at the sound of cheap pups. I played a friends SUB SR4 and the output was huge and it had a typical SR sound. Anyway... Carl - stop rabbiting on!!

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Bass Player Magazine once did a very comprehensive test of Jazz Bass pick-ups which clearly indicated quite som differences in balance of the frequency spectrum from thick or thin bottom, in your face- or reduced midrange and sizzling treble or simply rolled off top.

But, if you like me have a tendency of always dialing in the same sound, irrespectively of the instrument and amp  I play, it probably doesn`t matter that much.

I recently came across a youtube link with a guy slapping on a Bacchus bass and must admit it`s the best slap sound I`ve ever heard, so don`t think changing PU`s is the first area of attention with this brand.

Sorry for hijacking the thread

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It's one of those situations of analysing differences between pups using frequency analysers and what not... Such minute differences... 

No apology necessary, I think you nailed it on the head!

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