Howdy friends. I've decided I reached a point where I will focus on one or two basses I'm happy with and will get rid of the rest.
1) 2000 Spector NS-4-CR-FM
. this was my main bass until I hurt my shoulder. It was built in 2000. It had the fretboard slightly separated from the neck when I bought it. Had it fixed by Gary Fried from Fried Guitars in Brooklyn - perfect fix, unnoticeable. I love this bass, but it's now a bit too heavy for my shoulder, and I've replaced with the Hilton. I'm thinking ~$1200 + shipping or best offer
. Comes with case.
2) 1994 MIJ '62 reissue Fender Jazz
: bought it "reliced", had it refinished by Pat Wilkins. Now has Fralins, hipshot ultralites (still have the originals if you want that instead) and an Audere preamp; plays like butter. I have it as a general backup and when I want a more modern/active sound. I'm thinking ~$700 + shipping or best offer
3) 2000 Fender Jazz Bass American Deluxe. It has Fralin pickups and a Badass III bridge. It is wired as passive, but I have the original preamp and plate so that's available too, and an extra cream pickguard somewhere. This is fantastic sounding instrument and quite light (I used it to replace the Spector as my main bass). I am the second owner. ~$750 + shipping or best offer will take this baby home. Comes with case. SOLD
4) Fretless Warwick Streamer $$
. This is a great bass, super comfortable and robust. It has a very wide range of tonal possibilities on account of its active/passive mode and series/parallel pup switch. The neck is slim (no "baseball bat Warwick"), and it is not heavy, weighting at around 8.6lb. Action is super low, and the neck is quite fast and comfortable. It shows some minor wear, and the two cosmetic marks close to the bridge where the previous owner had installed a midi device. I just bought another fretless and I don't need two. ~$1200 + shipping or best offer
will take this baby home. Comes with gig bag.
5) 1978 Rickenbacker 4001 Mapleglo
. Bought it from a first owner who had sanded it down to get Macca's natural look. I had it refinished to Mapleglo by Pat Wilkins, who did a superb job, and then had it thoroughly cleaned up and set by Gary Fried. The bass is in pristine condition, and sounds amazing. Alas, it's too heavy for me to play now. I might decide to keep it if I don't get decent money for it, but I don't see myself playing it in the short term unfortunately. I'm going to say ~$3500 + shipping
. I know there's a ton of discussion going on now on the price of Rics since they starting making them again, so I will discuss offers, but as I said, I might decide to keep it in the end. Comes with original hard case.