For sale or trade a rather lovely ACG Border Reiver. Purchased from the gent that is EAD on here, original ad below.
The clarity the ACG FB bridge and ACG FB neck pickups offer is fantastic, really open sound. Ergonomics are great, very comfortable to play both standing or seated. Neck has an asymmetric carve so very easy to navigate. You are hard pushed to find a better made bass in this price bracket than an ACG IMHO so price is firm. Overall condition of the bass is excellent, it has mellowed to a more golden colour than the pics suggest.
Only moving on as trying to limit myself to 34" scale on 4 strings as I find switching between them easier.
Swamp ash body
3 piece maple neck
ART American Sycamore finger board
42mm at nut
3.6kg (on Kitchen scales)
Fusion Gig bag
Willing to meet for collection following appropriate guidelines of the time within a reasonable distance. The Fusion gig bag is excellent but for insurance on postage I believe it has to be a hard case. I have one I could use but it's huge and heavy so shipping could be expensive.
Here is my lovely Fender Japan FSR 62 Walnut Jazz bass. With hard case. £875
This is a stunning bass to play. Very punchy sound, with more kick than my USA jazz.
The neck is a slim “C” shape with a rosewood fingerboard and exceptionally smooth and easy to play.
Weight is 8.9lbs
My drummer will be upset this is up for sale as the walnut finish matches his favourite snare drum!
The walnut finish is lovely and very tricky to photograph. The machine heads and bridge are a smokey black which matches the walnut finish superbly.
There is a small ding on the back of the headstock difficult to notice. (see picture)
I would normally be very happy to meet up half way, within reason but due to not wanting to die in this pandemic or get fined for breaching the regulations, I will post it in the UK for £35
PLEASE be aware that as the bass is in France, there might be import charges or delay to the UK.
No probs with the rest of Europe.
For sale is this rather uncommon Yamaha SuperBass800, made in Japan in 1978 and still in very good condition.
- Alder body
- 1 piece quartersawn maple neck with natural white block inlays, gloss finish
- 42mm nut : a Jazz bass with a Precision neck
- "Progressive" headstock and back of neck design 😎
- 4 to 4.1kg : under 9lbs
Following the Yamaha BB serial chart, the SB800 was made in 1978.
It has the same sturdy bridge and general construction as the BroadBass series with 2 jazz pickups : Vol / Vol / Tone
The neck pickup has a Precisionesque tone, it is overall quite woody.
Absolutely no buzz.
It is just back from the luthier for a general check-up and set up : the trussrod works fine but is almost to a maximum, set up with 45-105s.
Here is for the neck :
back of neck sb800.mp4
In the broad bass body category :
Asking for £480 / 550€
Shipping is not a problem.
Options to be discussed.
I can include a brand new Gator GL lightweight case worth 55€ as I prefer not so ship with neck off.
Any questions or further pics needed, please ask.
A lovely early 80's Yamaha JB600R Jazz up for grabs. These are exceptional jazz basses and every bit as good as early JV Squiers IMO.
This one has a beautifully dark rosewood board and a rather fetching Larry Graham style white finish. It weighs just 8.5lbs, is perfectly balanced, sounds great and comes with a nice gig bag.
The flats currently on it aren't included (it'll come with rounds) but I seriously recommend the buyer throws some flats on it. Perfect bass tone 😍
I'd keep this one but I seem to have accidentally acquired a matching black one..
I'm not sure where to post this really: http://www.sankeyguitars.com/whatsnew/2018/10/1/new-invention-wrap-lock-headless-tuner It's from a few years ago, and the examples are all guitars - but I can see it working with tapered or exposed core bass strings without scaling it up significantly. Not sure if it would be that useful on most basses with all wound strings but a piccolo bass or a six string (or more) with plain strings might benefit immensely over some of the standard set screw arrangements.
I think I might have stumbled across a possible path to tool-less headless single-ball-end string changes, if only you could implement a nifty automatic clipping system like some locking tuners have!
Does anybody know of something that exists that does all this singing and dancing? The closest I can think of is the NS Design Self-Clamping Tuning System which you still will want to clip the strings for - even if it was on the market as a bridge seems like a lot of routing, forces a certain string spacing, and would not allow for rear or other interesting, shrouded or angled tuner arrangements due to the tuning knobs being where they are (like a volume knob, 90 degrees from the usual headless arrangement, parallel to the strings).