Still chipping away at the bass collection: trying to get down from 12 basses to just 4.
Next up on the chopping block is this early, made in Japan Fernandes Atlas 4X
bass. IAlder body; maple neck/fingerboard. Single MM-style humbucker with series/parallel/coil-split switch. Basically, a poor-man's, MIJ version of a MM Sterling.
This bass was an impulse buy for me. Saw it at a local Guitar Center. I was blown away by the neck. It feels like a very nice Jazz Bass (my favorite). Very thin, like a Geddy Lee Jazz. The neck is straight and dead stable. No dead spots. Fretwork in great shape. Super low action without any buzzes anywhere. I couldn't put it down.
I figured I'd be a good project bass. My plan was to swap in Nordy pickups and on-board preamp, then refinish the body in a root-beer brown. But, again, I've got to clear out some space in the new apartment; can't justify keeping this one right now.
Strung with brand new Webstrings s.s. rounds (round core, 40-60-75-95 gauge), installed last night. Gave it a quick set-up. Plays like a dream. Asking just $200
plus shipping for quick sale.
The finish looks black from a distance, but if you get close and the light hits it, you can see that it's more of a carbon/graphite look with some fine metallic grain:
Comes with Dunlop straplock buttons installed. I can swap them out for Fender's Schaller-style straplocks if you prefer:
Plain and simple headstock with Fender-style tuners:
Again, I've set the price to just $200
so it'll move quickly. Not interested in trades, since the only reason I'm selling is to make some space.