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Vintage V950 Active 5 String *SOLD*
£125
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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.

 

 

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