FS only: 90's Carvin BB75, all black with gold hardware. Sperzel locking tuners, Gotoh 510 bridge, Carvin jazz p-u's and 3 band pre-amp. The bass had a couple of dings in the finish, not in the wood, on the back of the neck when I received it. Took me a little by surprise, since I could feel them with my thumb. However, she sounded great and played sweetly, so I decided to fix her up.
Initially, I took all of the finish off of the back of the neck, and since the body had significant number of dings on its back and some on the front, I decided to take some of the finish off – go for an artistic kind of thing – ya know? Anyway, I then put several coats of tung oil on the back of the neck and exposed wood. This is one of the fastest necks I’ve ever created. Then I polished the hardware, cleaned pots, etc. General once over. Plus I put new Ken Smith strings (uh, 95 – 25s I believe) tuned E to C. Can you say “chord city bass”? Also, the feel of these lighter strings is great for bends and very expressive playing. This has been my main bass ever since I fixed it up. I have prettier basses, but none-better player.
Due to my excitement over my progress with this bass, I ordered a brand new “pretty” BB75 for a significant sum. (If you want to buy my new bass – couple months old played for only a few minutes - for $1800 ($200 loss), I’ll just keep this bass! Yes, it is that good. Why sell this one? Too many basses.
Notice that I placed some labels covering the dot locations; the labels have the names of the notes since I’d never played a five string before and I wanted to learn how to play chords with the E-C tuning. This approach has worked wonderfully even if it may look a little funny. I will remove the labels before shipping plus make sure the fret board is perfectly clean and lemon oiled. I have the truss rod cover that says Bunny Brunel.
This bass can easily be someone’s main bass. It will be packed in a beat up but effective SKB case $450 shipped in the lower 48.
Pictures are here: https://picasaweb.google.com/1132720...JKgpKuyhrDtJg#
Oh, and the last pic is of my new BB75.
Thanks for looking!