I've been downsizing my collection lately, and now I'm down to 2. I realized that I could be happy with a P-Bass for the rest of my life, so I wouldn't mind letting this one go so I could get a backup. This is also for sale locally, but if I can make a trade why not cut out the middleman?
This is a ~2000 Danelectro Longhorn Pro RI
from the first batch of Korean-made instruments, which have a great reputation among musicians. The differences between a Longhorn and a Longhorn Pro are an upgraded bridge on which you can actually set intonation (easily swappable with the wood plank if you want the full vintage look and feel) and upgraded tuners (which I doubt you would want to switch out
). It's all original - the pickguard art is just a piece of paper under the clear pickguard - and it's in very good condition for a 12 year old bass. There are a couple of very minor dings and scratches - nothing that goes through the finish or would even show up in a picture.
The action is good, truss rod is good. The neck is on the small side of medium I'd say and comfy (I lightly sanded the neck finish to eliminate stickiness but didn't go crazy with it). Tuners work great. It is light but doesn't feel cheap or breakable.
It sounds really unique. It is currently strung with Chromes, and with the bridge foam it has a perfect vintage 'thump' with just enough attack to cut through. Imagine 'Pet Sounds' and you wouldn't be too far off. The vintage single-coil hum is present but not really an issue (I played in one venue where it was noticeable, but that must have been a venue problem because I was not the only person with electrical issues that night). Knobs, jacks, and everything are solid; no noises, crackles, or other issues. In trade
I think I want a vintagey sort of Precision. It could be Fender (MIJ would probably be my first preference, MIM Classic Series or MIA would also be cool). I also really like lawsuit Ps from the 70s, 80s, or newer (Yamaha, MIJ Squier, Ibanez, Electra, Tokai, etc etc). Maybe even a parts build if it's nice. I'm willing to part with some
cash for the right deal.
Edit: I'd also consider other 'non-P' trades, though my tastes tend more toward the classic side of things and I'm not a big Jazz fan. But something like a Mustang, MIJ Squier, older Peavey, other MIJ/Matsumokus, semi-hollows, etc could work. Even if it's not listed here, don't hesitate to drop me a PM if you're interested!
Anyway, I'm not desperate to get rid of this, but I thought I'd dangle it out there to see if anyone had interesting trade ideas. This is trade only for now. If
I decide to put it up for sale later I will edit the ad accordingly. Thanks for looking! Please feel free to PM with questions.