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WITHDRAWN - Limelight 'John Deacon' Precision Bass #236 - Jazz neck
£895
Wickford, Essex, England.

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There is a whole thread about the genesis of this bass which I will attach to the bottom of this ad, but essentially I commissioned Mark to build this for me for a charity gig where we performed the Queen set from Live Aid.

At that time, John Deacon had stripped one of his vintage P's to natural and it was used for the gig. He later painted it black as seen on the '86 Magic Tour.

Please note that this Precision bass has a Jazz profile neck.

Other than some light playing at home, it has been used only for the rehearsals and subsequent charity gig.

Commissioned 10/4/19 - Completed 6/7/19 - Received by me 10/7/19 - Gigged 23/11/19

The spec on this bass is:

1968 Precision in Natural Light Relic

Alder body (upcharge for superior wood selection)

Rosewood fretboard with clay dots

Weight 8.46lbs

J width neck

Neck depth at 1st fret: 22.55mm

Neck depth at 12th fret: 25.32mm

Neck width at nut: 37.41mm

Neck width at 12th fret: 55.36mm

Neck radius: 10"

Hand rolled finger board edges

Aged nitro finish on the neck

Tortoiseshell scratchplate 

Vintage reverse Gotoh tuners 

Aged finish in nitro-cellulose, very light relic 

Tarnished metal work (but not rusty)

Hootenanny button on the back of the headstock

Thumb rest below G string

Alnico pick ups

Vintage wired

CTS pots and Spraque cap

Switchcraft Jack

Period correct Fender Big TV logo (as per pictures)

Comes in a generic hard case

I don't really want to post this, but if you're interested in the bass, contact me and we'll see if we can work something out.

This is the link for the bass on Limelight web site.

This is the link for the thread I started on Basschat about this bass.

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Apologies for the quality, but here is a short video of its one and only outing.

It does exactly what it says on the headstock.

 

 

 

 

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Very cool bass, awesome seller, doubt it’ll be here for long! 

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That is beautiful, my favourite look for a P-bass!

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Nice. If I wasn’t watching the pennies - I’d jump on this.

Lovely stuff - and something I think Fender should’ve done years ago.

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Oooooof that's pretty. It's got a bit of the Geezer Butler's about it too. 

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When you say Jazz profile, is that just the nut width or is it thin front-to-back like a Jazz? (Contrast with the Lakland 44-64 where the “jazz taper” refers only to the 1.5” nut width and the rest of the neck dimensions are the same as the 1.625” and 1.75” variations.)

I assume this is a 10” fingerboard radius as limelight quoted me when I looked into a similar spec. 

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45 minutes ago, Quatschmacher said:

When you say Jazz profile, is that just the nut width or is it thin front-to-back like a Jazz? (Contrast with the Lakland 44-64 where the “jazz taper” refers only to the 1.5” nut width and the rest of the neck dimensions are the same as the 1.625” and 1.75” variations.)

I assume this is a 10” fingerboard radius as limelight quoted me when I looked into a similar spec. 

I would go and get my measuring tools from the garage right now if it wasn't blowing a storm out there. I will update the spec tomorrow.

I would say that the neck is very slightly deeper than my other jazz basses, but not significantly so. Neck depth is something I'm quite sensitive to and I think it's very comfortable.

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Niiiice.. 

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11 hours ago, Quatschmacher said:

When you say Jazz profile, is that just the nut width or is it thin front-to-back like a Jazz? (Contrast with the Lakland 44-64 where the “jazz taper” refers only to the 1.5” nut width and the rest of the neck dimensions are the same as the 1.625” and 1.75” variations.)

I assume this is a 10” fingerboard radius as limelight quoted me when I looked into a similar spec. 

The spec above has been amended to include most of what you’ve asked, although I can’t seem to find where I’ve hidden my radius gauges. One would have thought they would have been with the calipers, but not so unfortunately. I have a feeling I loaned them to my friend a while ago. I shall retrieve them forthwith 😀.

I’ve had a look back through my conversations with Mark and we didn’t discuss neck radii during the build process, so you could be right about it being 10”, but I will confirm for you in due course. It doesn’t feel much different to any of my other Jazz basses, but I’ll get back to you with a definitive answer 👍.

 

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On 03/05/2021 at 21:41, Quatschmacher said:

I assume this is a 10” fingerboard radius as limelight quoted me when I looked into a similar spec. 

I’m going with 10” for the radius.

 

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I’m trying to be sensible; don’t want to bite until my Lakland 44-60 sells. 

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2 hours ago, Quatschmacher said:

I’m trying to be sensible; don’t want to bite until my Lakland 44-60 sells. 

Me too. That's the only reason this is up for sale at all.

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