Hello dear Talkbass friends!
This is my first Classifieds ad ever, so I hope to do everything right
I have here for sale an amazing Mike Lull Modern M5-24 5-string jazz bass. I got this bass back in my days in Italy, maybe 3 years ago, from an italian friend who has an awesome collection of high end basses. I traded my previous Lull with this one (I previously had a bass like this but with rosewood fb and Bart preamp).
I do believe that my friend bought this here from a fellow TBer, so perhaps someone will recognize this baby...
I personally picked this bass from his collection out of a CS Fender V Custom Classic, another Lull 5er with 21 frets, a passive Lakland 5 USA custom shop and an F-clef 4 string. This was without any doubt my favourite and most killing bass out of all those, including the rosewood M5 I was going to trade.
This has been my main gigging bass for 3 years... a true J‐bass with 24 frets that can really do ANY jbass tone (jazz/fusion, rnb, Jaco, Marcus, etc.) cutting the mix like a blade. And the extra frets and access come really in handy for soloing.
The Audere preamp is really transparent and well voiced, I really like it more than the standard Bart (which I had in my previous Lull). For fingerstyle I love it with both pickups and the switch on the "inner" position, which gives a very musical, low mids bump to the tone.
I'm selling because I've moved from Italy to Boston (I'm doing Berklee) and I'm thinking of downgrading the basses I carried with me from Italy to have some extra money for the expenses. Said that, I have no real hurry or necessity to sell this bass so if the right buyer doesn't come I will gladly keep this killer bass.
As far as trades, I don't really need any other bass right now (I mostly use my fretless Ibanez GWB1) so I prefer cash.
US$ 1795,00 US$ 1695,00
including shipping in US. International buyers welcome but shipping would be at buyer's expense. Paypal is ok. Local buyers (Boston) are welcome, in that case I could cut off another 30$ from the above price.
Swamp ash body / quilt maple top
35 scale maple neck, birdseye maple 24 frets fingerboard, Plekd frets (I believe it's default for every new Lull bass)
Seymour Duncan/Lull custom pickups
Audere 4‐band preamp with Z‐mode switch and passive tone: Vol‐Vol, Bass/low‐mids stack, treble hi‐mids stack (passive tone roll‐off on treble knob), Z‐mode switch
~18mm string spacing @ bridge, adjustable
Only ~ 3.9 kg/8,6 lbs
Here are the pics (iPhone quality) of this sexy lady including the dings and varoius scratches as far as I can see... thanks for looking!