FS: Jazz Bass body, fretless neck, Villex pickups, parts 5 string
OK, this is available as a complete project bass, or I'll part it out. Either way, I just need to divest myself of stuff.
Body is a Fender Jazz "boner". I had an MM style pickguard (this also helps cover up some unconventional routing experiments...you will NOT be able to use this body without the pickguard) made, and a chrome cover added as well to complete the look.* Neck pocket was widened to accommodate a Carvin 5 string neck...
...which is a 5 string Carvin fretless neck with lines. Ebony fingerboard, with black tuners.
*chrome cover was also needed to cover pickup rout which was originally routed for a double J type.
I instead ended up using Villex pickups....
...which are reverse P type (B/E closer to bridge, A/D/G closer to neck) style, which IMO helps balance the tone. These were a custom order, EMG 40 sized
Wired to a Bartolini preamp..... PREAMP SOLD
...which is the NTMB (V/B/T/M/B) setup with active/passive pull pot on volume and mid shift pull pot
All anchored by the bridge...
...which is a Wilkinson, the older style with 3-way adjustment. Currently set at around 17mm spacing. Can go much wider or narrower. Carvin neck could almost certainly accommodate 18mm, but I would not think much wider than that.
$100 for body with pickguard and bridge
$100 for neck with tuners
$150 for pickups (these were over $300 new)
$100 for preamp
Feel free to ask any questions.
Last edited by Marcus Willett : 10-28-2013 at 01:00 PM.