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Very nice 5 string Hohner B Bass from the late 80s/early90s with a through neck and active/passive electrics.

Bass is in good condition for it's age and has had a new set of Rotosound 45-130 strings, along with a set up and electrics checked and a coat of lemon oil on the fretboard. It plays very nicely and sounds great.

It does have a few scuffs which I have tried to show mostly near the jack socket but they are only cosmetic and the neck is in excellent condition.

Only selling as I bought it on a whim thinking I needed a 5 string and it's just reminded me I don't get on with 5 strings.

Collection from Downend in Bristol preferred and can try and sort a socially distanced trial. I can look to courier at buyers cost and risk. I will include a hard case in the cost to make this safer.

I'd prefer a sale but will consider trades especially for a Barefaced compact cab or possibly other barefaced cabs or interesting 4 string basses of similar value (no black basses though as I have enough already ta).

Trades in order of interestingness;

Cold hard cash

Retrovibe Renegade or Vantage

Epiphone Thunderbird Pro (passive ones)

Nice Jazz with block and bound neck 









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I had one of these for a while.  (Not this one.)   I liked it a lot.  If I was playing fretted fives I'd be after it.

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Fabulous work horse Basses that punch way above their pay grade.

The lucky new owner will be very happy 👍👍


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Like yourself @sbrag - I keep telling myself I need a 5 string.... then deciding I don't lol

But I'd be tempted by something lightweight, with a not too chunky or overly wide neck
Any idea of the weight of this bass, and what is the neck width at the nut & 12th fret?

These look quite a bit like some of the Nanyo Bass Collection range... and some of those are quite lightweight

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Hi @Marc S

It is light weight 3.6kg or 8 lb according to my bathroom scales. String spacing is 9mm at the nut and 16mm at the bridge. Please let me know if you need any more info.

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Great basses. I got one new back in the day, still have it. I swapped the bridge out for an ABM and fitted an OBP-3. These really are excellent instruments, well built. GLWTS!

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I had one of these in the early 2000s - great bass. 
These are really playable, not too heavy and active eq to boot. Ultimately the string spacing was a little too tight for my ‘agricultural’ right hand technique.

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Couple of things I'm interested in so price drop to £290 plus postage or £275 if you collect and don't want the hard case.

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Open to sensible offers especially if you can collect. 

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