Picked this up a couple of months back to have another try with five strings. Not sure what I was thinking because I struggle with four so in light of some recent purchases I think I will move this on.
The Good Points
It's a good, solid 5 string bass which punches above it's weight. Body is Bubinga wood, fingerboard is Rosewood. The neck is super flat and really nice to play. Hardware and pickups are by Wilkinson. The four pots are Volume, Tone, Bass, and Pickup Blend.
The Bad Points
It has a few marks and dings (the previous owner toured Europe with it) but nothing major, just general, light, wear and tear.
When I picked it up, it had a really low output, and the pickup blend pot was crackly when adjusted. On inspection, the battery had leaked and corroded the battery clip, so I replaced that and stuck in a new 9v which sorted the output issue. I haven't gotten around to fixing the pot yet. It may just need a squirt of cleaner, or it may need a replacement soldering in, both of which should be pretty simple and are reflected in the price.
Price is £125. This does not include shipping but does include a crap Fender gig bag to carry it home in. Shipping could possibly be arranged. I have a box, and can upgrade to a better more padded gigbag, but this will push the price to £160.
I would also consider a trade for a high end (Mono, Sadowsky) gig bag with money either way.
Socially distanced collection or viewing is welcome, as is PayPal if fees are covered.
Any questions, please ask.
Selling my Atelier Z Jerry Barnes M265. Top of the line, hand made in Japan, 70s style bass from Atelier. Bought new a few weeks ago and in literally "as new" condition. Fantastic instrument and craftsmanship, but selling as I'm much more of a 60s pickup position / alder body guy. Easily nails the 70s super jazz, Marcus Miller type of tone. It has an upgraded electronics package (including a passive tone knob), adding additional versatility. 70s type of sound but without the huge weight! (pretty light for an ash 5 string). Currently setup with quite low action with no buzz at all.
Jerry Barnes (Chic's bass player) signature model.
Neck : Maple with binding, 21 Frets
Body : Ash
Tuners : GOTOH
Bridge : Vintage-type
Pickups : ATELIER Z JBZ-5
Preamp : ATELIER Z EQ-M
Control : F vol, R vol/switch A/P, Passive Tone, Stacked Bass/Trenble
Colour : Vintage Natural gloss
Gig Bag: Padded deluxe
Sring spacing at bridge: 19mm
Plenty of feedback:
I am looking for a Fender Precision Bass CS or Vintage.
The bass is in good condition, technically tiptop, with usual optical used tracks (on the back of the body) and on the top plate smaller things, which I captured in the photos as best as possible.
*now 2.500 € for a straight sale*
The tone and response is extremely direct and resonant. The playability very comfortable.
Shipping is possible in a sturdy and very good case. https://www.protectionracket.com/products/item/bass-guitar-case-std
Here are some soundfiles, recorded at home.
2006 Jerzy Drozd Obsession Excellency 6 Strings
3 Piece Maple Neck
7 Screws Bolt-on Maple Neck
Two pieces Jerzy Drozd Bridge
Two Jerzy Drozd Single Coils Pickup
Aguilar OBP-3 Preamp
18mm strings spacing, possible to up to 19mm or down to 16.5mm.
9mm at nut
Asymetrical D Neck
Controls : Volume/Blend/Bass/Medium 400hz or 800hz/Treble
Trussrod : One double-acting fully working
Weight : 4.4kg
Machine heads : Gotoh
Controls Knobs : Wood, maple and Zebrawood.
Had my eye on one of these for years now, but either found them too hard to come by or out of my price range. And then one gets posted on an online guitar raffle site (I won’t post the name just so it doesn’t look like I’m promoting them but I’m happy to say which one by PM).
I’ve bought tickets for various draws over the past couple of months but never had any luck. Was all prepared to give up and then I go and win this bloody beauty! Absolutely over the moon with it, it’s beautiful and a dream to play and so light!
I just need to make the tricky decision to restring and set it up for either Drop A# or Drop C!