Another "bought for a project/upgrade I didn't get round to" - it's still in the box @mcnach sent it to me in aeons ago! As per the title, this is a DM DP122 in cream. £43 delivered to you door, UK only.
Thanks for looking!
Set of PJ pickups liberated from a Fernandez PJR 45 bass. Bass is from the mid 80s and pickups look original, but no idea on the brand that got fitted to these basses.
J pickup has a cover but sorry can't find the P covers.
Price includes UK postage. Might be a good addition to a project or bitsa bass.
I bought this new last year. It's only been used a handful of times because I'm playing bass a lot less now. Beautiful natural finish and solid tone with a nice bit of growl typical of Lakland basses.
Collection is preferred, but I can ship at extra cost.
Feel free to message me with any questions. See below for the official blurb.
The 44-64 is modelled after the venerable workhorse '64 P bass. One custom-wound Lakland pickup provides a bruising punch and drive that nails the vintage split humbucker tone, sending it through the roof with full voicing and modern energy. The body and 34" scale maple neck have an excellent balance.
Nut Width: 1.5"
Nut Type: Delrin
Fret Size: .041/.085"
Width at Final Fret: 2.48"
1st Fret Neck Depth: .76"
12th Fret Neck Depth: .94"
Fingerboard Radius: 10"
Scale Length: 34"
Bridge String Spacing: .78"
Neck Wood: Flat-Sawn Rock Maple
Body wood: Ash
Fingerboard: Fretted Maple
Tuners: Hipshot Lisc. Ultra-Lite's
Truss Rod Access: Neck Heel: 4mm Hex
Bridge: Lakland Dual Access
Yamaha BB735A Sunburst 5 String PJ Active Bass Guitar With Sturdy Gig Bag.
Sold elsewhere for £570 + £39.99 shipping via ParcelForce tracked, signed for and with third party delivery insurance.
In perfect working order and plays well (of course set up to your preference!)
Has been gigged but well looked after - I have tried to take photos of every noticeable scratch / minor dent to show you the condition as best as possible. As you can see most of the scratches don’t appear unless under direct light or when using a flash thanks to the dark brown finish. See the bridge specifically which I had to use flash to show.
Bass comes with gig bag shown which is sturdier than most!
Will be double boxed in the gig bag and shipped via parcel force and insured.
Bass is currently fitted with a newish (a month or so) set of MarkBass LongEvo 045-130 coated bass strings.
Any questions please let me know.
See spec and further details below!
The BB for the working pro, the BB700 series features a versatile active/passive pickup configuration with a three-band EQ, six-bolt miter neck joint, Alder/Maple/Alder construction, and a diagonally strung convertible bridge.
3-Piece body: Alder / Maple / Alder
5 piece neck: Maple / Mahogany
6-Bolt Miter Neck Joint
Fretboard: Rosewood (Dalbergia latifolia)
Scale: 864 mm (long scale)
Frets: 21 Medium
Pickups: YGD Custom V7 Pickups (AlnicoV)
Vintage Plus Bridge: Convertible Bridge and Saddle
Controls feature active 3-band EQ with battery alert led and active / passive switch
Controls: Volume, Balance, Bass, Middle, Treble
Colour: Dark Coffee Sunburst Gloss
Includes a sturdy gig bag (see photos)
I always find the headless, bodiless basses extremely useful. Usually as back up as they take up very little room on 'stage' or in the car but, often, just for their own sake. In the past I have bought, sold, rebought, sold again then rebought the Hohner 'B' series a few times, ending with this B2B. The recent arrival of a Riverhead Unicorn bass has usurped the Hohner, which I am now putting up for sale.
So, firstly, it isn't a spelling mistake. This is the B2B, not the B2 or B2A or B2AD or any other letters of the alphabet. It is a B2B. It differs from the B2A in that it has PJ pickups, not EMGs. It is passive and also has a bolt-on neck rather than a set neck - still has the full 2 octave, 24 frets though. This is the second B2B I have owned - I prefer the more organic sound from the PJ set up (V V T controls) compared to the EMGs of the B2A and it does a passable precision bass tone on the neck pickup. Blend in more of the bridge pup and you get that classic burpy tone. The only other difference is that it doesn't have the flip down leg rest thingy.
The serial number makes it 1990 and, like most 30 year olds, it has signs of use and wear. Nothing scary. The pickup poles and adjusting screws show signs of slight corrosion, making me think a previous owner sweated sulphuric acid. Not a problem, everything works and I am sure they could be cleaned up, I just never considered it important.
The tuning adjusting screws on the bridge are a bit stiff but work just fine, I put some graphite grease on them when I first got it (it really made my fingers sore trying to tune it!) and that has freed them up OK. Neck is currently straight. I've not needed to adjust the truss rod but have no reason to suppose it doesn't work. A few dinks, nothing bad, worst one is by the input jack and pictured below. Currently strung with double ball end Status flats, there will be a set of double ball end rounds in the box when it goes out.
I don't have a hard case for it but it will be packaged well.
Priced to sell - these usually go for £250+ - at £190 £170 including shipping to UK mainland. Collect from SS7 and it goes down to £170. £150
I happen to be going to Devon on Friday morning - M25 south, M3, A303 - then on to Penzance on Saturday if that helps.