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:
Final pricedrop to £1495 before removing
See last post below for a new video demo!
Tentatively putting my Overwater up for sale on here. I'm in no rush to sell it but open to sensible offers. Anyone in the SW London area is welcome to give it a try.
Anyone who's played one of these knows the kind of quality you can expect from this. It was built for me in 2017 by Chris and the team and would cost around £3500 to have made now I believe. I originally ordered it with an East J Retro which I have since changed for a J Tone giving it a more vintage sound and the versatility of a passive tone control. It will also come with the extra capacitors which are easy to switch out to adjust the roll off of the tone control. I also swapped the pickups from Overwater Ceramic to OWs new Alnico ones. I will include both sets of pickups for the buyer and a Fender Hard Case.
Spec is below, let me know if you have any questions, it's in very nearly perfect condition, a few marks on the headstock and a couple of tiny dinks on the top of the neck are pictured below. You are welcome to try in Chessington, KT9. I will also consider posting fully insured.
- Maple 21 fret bolt on neck
- Nut 46mm
-19mm string spacing
-MOP block inlays
-3mm side dots (1mm bigger than standard for extra visibility)
-J Tone Preamp
-OW Noiseless Alnico Pickups (Ceramics for more HiFi sound also included)
-Hipshot Ultralight Tuners
-Custom Seafoam Green Finish
The tiny black mark in the picture below was just rubber and has now been cleaned off.
For sale/ trade here is my Cort Bass GB75 JH in Trans black
Owned for about two years, played many shows and recorded with it but I'm no longer in a hardcore band, so I don't need a 5 string.
Omega Bass bridge
Seymour Duncan Quarter Pound J-Bass pickup in the neck
Hipshot Ultralite Machine heads
Swamp Ash Body
2 Band EQ, pickup selector, volume
Maple neck (with a nice flame maple)
Humbucker in the back ( great stingray tone)
Spoke wheel truss rod adjustment (like those on musicman basses)
comes with gig bag
Ideally I'd like to trade it for a bass in the same price range (preferably fretless)
Few nicks here and there on the body, and a few up the neck but nothing noticeable.
The battery cover on the back came off unfortunately.
one of the tuning pegs is slightly bent, but works perfectly still.
The neck pickup is a bit temperamental due to soldering work, but its a 2 minute fix to re-solder the wire - I just don't have access to a soldering iron right now.
Other than that, it's in full working order and good condition
LAST PRICE DROP £1250
Gorgeous Bass made in Switzerland, by great luthier Tino Tedesco ():
Body Ash with tonal Chambers
Neck quartesawn maple
Fingerboard birdseye maple
Hipshot Tuners - Dunlop Straplocks - Pickup X-EMG Active