This one has changed hands before on TB, but it's been refurbished and is ready to rock.
It's got a lightweight Warmoth swamp ash body finished in Sunset Orange, a Wenge neck with a Purpleheart/Maple center, Ebony fretboard, a Nordstrand 5.2 MusicMan pickup with 3 way coil switching, a Bartolini 3 band 18v preamp with 3 mid settings, a Hipshot A aluminum bridge and Hipshot Ultralite tuners. It's a 35" scale with 19mm spacing at the bridge, 1 7/8" nut width. It weighs a very comfortable 9lbs. 4oz. and balances nicely on a strap. Comes in a generic but very nice gig bag.
It's in really good condition, but does have a few scars and scratches. Nothing through the finish and the most noticeable ones are on the back around the string ferrules where there are multiple dents. The neck and fretboard are in excellent shape.
I'm pricing this one at the low price of
$600 shipped (US shipping only, AK & HI extra) only because Gecko basses are way undervalued for what you get. I'd prefer payment by USPS Money Order, but am open to discussing other options. About the only trade I might be interested in would be a vintage style P bass with sunburst alder body, tort pickguard and rosewood fretboard, but it'd have to be the right one. Feel free to inquire about other trades. At worst I'll just say no thanks.
This bass started out routed for two P2 sized soapbar pickups, then a previous owner carved out a space for the MM style pickup and covered the open spaces with parts of another pickguard. I cleaned up the routed area, painted it with graphite shielding paint and made a custom pickguard to cover the extra pickup routs and screw holes. I like the results, but judge for yourself.
The tone is incredible! It's clear, even and balanced across and up and down the neck. Think of a Sting Ray 5 with an aggressive attitude, but with the coil switching and flexible preamp, you can also dial it back to a nice mellowness. It'd be great for an in-your-face rock/metal sound, but can do clear and modern with ease. It'd be a slap monster!
So with all this raving, if it's so great, why am I selling it? Only because I just got a Pedulla Thunderbolt 5 that has a 34" scale and tighter string spacing and with my small and arthritic hands, it's much more manageable for me. The sound isn't as open and punchy as this bass, but it's still good and I like it.
I have more photos showing it's previous configuration and some of the work I did on it that I can email if you're interested.
Here's what's under the pickguard
The dents in the back. Hard to catch with my cheap camera, but I tried.