Here is my lovely Fender Japan FSR 62 Walnut Jazz bass. £850
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 which is difficult to show.
it's difficult let go of this one go.
Can meet up half way, within reason - not sure if we're allowed yet. Otherwise I will post it in the UK for £60 insured.
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..
Thanks to the sterling collaborative efforts of @Paul S and my lovely partner, I got this for me birfday! It's a Riverhead Unicorn RUB1090, from 1985-ish. I've wanted one of these since I tried one at the old Bass Centre in Wapping in 1985, and sadly found myself unequal to the £500 price tag!
They don't turn up too often & I've missed out on one or two, including this one when it first came up a few months ago. Happily Paul gave me first refusal - and a great excuse to get it at no personal expense! So everyone's a winner!
This is in nice condition for a 35-ish year old bass. A lot of these are pretty tatty, seemingly the factory finish wasn't too durable, but this has had a decent refin at some point, over the original matt black. The hardware's in near-new condition, which I'm surprised & very pleased about - many of these have corroded-looking metal parts. There's a little bit of fretwear, mostly under the E & A around the first 5 frets or so. A fret level/dress would help but I don't know if I'll bother - Paul's strung it with flats & the slight acoustic rattle doesn't seem to be audible when plugged in. Actually this is the first time I've had flats on a fretted bass in about 15 years & I'm surprised how well they work on this! Through my little Yamaha THR10 it sounds nice & full, with a bit of a Jazz growl to it. Pickups are passive single coils & fairly close to J positioning.
First impressions are that it's a bit nicer to play than my Hohner B2A or Cort Space headlesses - the chunky pickups provide a more natural feeling hand/thumb position and the narrow (39mm nut) but fairly deep neck makes it feel pretty substantial.
Very early impressions, I may try a bit of recording with it over the next few days. On the whole, I'm chuffed to bits!