Price drop to $500 would still rather trade!
I find myself wanting a P in medium scale for the music I play.
This beautiful, rich, moody sounding fretless just isn't working for me in my rock trio. So it's for sale or trade (trade preferred).
Body is a Swamp Ash Warmoth that was dyed black and tongue oiled/buffed to a matte finish. The grain can be felt through the finish which compliments the neck perfectly (but I'm biased!). The neck is a Warmoth 32in in Wenge, unfinished of course. Wenge is, so far, my favorite feeling wood. It's dead smooth in a playing sense but has micro texture that feels like nothing else. When a slick finish on other woods starts to feel tacky, wenge still feels fast and smooth due to , I think, the amount of air between your thumb and the wood. The fingerboard is Pau Ferro which is durable and good looking. No lines on the board, but I'll throw in a roll of pinstriping tape if you need some temporary help finding your way around! Ordinarily I'd like some lighter wood or metal to set off all the brown/black, but I went with black hardware. It works, I think, in person this bass reminds me of sweet, dark coffee, chocolate, that sort of thing. Tasty!
Pickups are a Dimarzio Model One in the jazz neck position, currently wired humbucking only, and a GFS vintage jazz in the neck position. It's set up VVT with a series/parallel push/pull in the first volume position. Tuners are Schaller's big classic clover leafs, nut is brass (old school!), bridge is a generic vintage style. Strap pegs are the inset Dunlops, which I think are man's greatest invention to date. It's strung with Chromes which are good and mellow by now. It weighs 9.8lbs which is more than the rest of my basses. Strangely, though, the way this hangs on a strap, tight and centered, the weight just makes it feel better than the others.
The body was originally cut for a traditional JJ setup. It would be simple to replace the Model One with a J if you decide to, and Warmoth has guards ready to go. That said I think the Dimarzio is a great addition to the bass, lots of middy authority on tap!
If you haven't noticed I'm gushing about this bass and would gladly keep it forever if money were no object. Unfortunately it is, and to get one I have to give one up. It's easier for me to make a trade (money always seems to get sucked back into the household fund before I can spend it) but I'll sell outright if nothing groovy comes along. How about $550
shipped with no case in the CONUS? I'm happy to pick up a case to ship it in on your dime. Shipping elsewhere in the world is fine at actual cost on top of the selling price.
As for trades, I'd like an interesting short or medium fretted 4 string. Having just recently scratched the P itch, I'd like a Gibson EB0/EB3/SG or similar (Guild, for example), set neck Gretsch, Hofner Club, Mustang, or something along those lines. I like oddball, too, so hit me with offers! If it's got frets, punch, and is shorter than standard I'll listen.
Thanks for looking, and feel free to ask questions.
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