1. A Supporting membership is required to post items for sale in the classifieds

  2. Welcome to TalkBass, the Premier Bass Player Community and Information Source. We've been uniting the Low End Since 1998!

    We're glad you've found us. Register a 100% Free Account to post and unlock tons of features.
  3. Please Read:Classifieds Rules, Usage Agreement, and FAQ for info on bumping, marking SOLD, and more.

SOLD ESP 400 Series P Bass. MIJ Goodness!

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by stingray56funk, Feb 15, 2014.


Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. stingray56funk

    stingray56funk Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2005
    Location:
    Atlanta
    ESP 400 Series P Bass

    These are hard to find. You see a few J basses but the P's are rare. Made in the mid-80's, these are a copy of Pre-CBS Fender classics. My P is modeled after a '57 P Bass and it feels like a nicely worn in bass.

    It has some nicks on the back of the neck and the body. This bass has been played because it sounds so good. It is all original except an added string tree and a new bridge. I put a new hipshot bridge on it roughly 6 months ago but will include the original bridge with the sale. The volume pot is a little scratchy but I will blast it with some Deoxit before shipping.

    Strung with brand new LaBella rounds and comes in a nice The Bass Place gig bag.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    PRICE: $425 SHIPPED in the USA
     
  2. jonnymac101881

    jonnymac101881 Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2009
    Location:
    Lehigh Valley, PA
  3. stingray56funk

    stingray56funk Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2005
    Location:
    Atlanta
    1 and 5/8th inches.
     
  4. Charley Umbria

    Charley Umbria I'm Really a Drummer Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2011
    Location:
    Rock City, TN
    You won't find a higher quality, better-playing bass for five hundred bucks! The 400 Series are gems.
     
  5. Register to disable this ad
  6. stingray56funk

    stingray56funk Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2005
    Location:
    Atlanta
    100% believer in this statement! I fell in love with the 400 Series about 6 years ago. I've owned 4 of them, two P's and two J's. Excellent build quality and attention to detail.

    This body is a 2 piece body of alder...hard to find today.
     
  7. stingray56funk

    stingray56funk Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2005
    Location:
    Atlanta
  8. Type-55

    Type-55 Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2000
  9. Type-55

    Type-55 Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2000
    Neck is 1 5/8th correct?
     
  10. stingray56funk

    stingray56funk Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2005
    Location:
    Atlanta
    Yes, you are correct. My fingers hitting my ipad hit a 7 instead of an 8.

    Weight is sub 9 lbs according to my bathroom scale. Very light feeling P bass.
     
  11. Jaymi

    Jaymi Pink Bass Man Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2008
    Location:
    Nashville, TN
    Disclosures:
    Endorsing Artist: Jaydee Basses
    that is a steal
     
  12. Type-55

    Type-55 Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2000
    How are the frets?
    Any ruts or flat spots?
     
  13. stingray56funk

    stingray56funk Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2005
    Location:
    Atlanta
    Frets are in good shape and at about 75-80%. There are a few small digs in the frets on the E string side but they are not noticeable and are a part of the fret wear. Nothing out of the ordinary.

    It has been string with frets until very recently and I put LaBella rounds on the bass for a different flavor.
     
  14. tomydacat

    tomydacat Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2009
    Location:
    RVA
    WOW this looks awesome
     
  15. Rich Miller

    Rich Miller

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2014
    I had an ESP MIJ p bass similar to this but the headstock was "tele"style, robin egg blue with a pearloid pickguard and a Lindy Fralin p'up... I traded it to Hirsch at Daddy's Junky Music almost 20 years ago & have been looking for it ever since! If I can sell a bike this is mine! Bump for a classic
     
  16. stingray56funk

    stingray56funk Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2005
    Location:
    Atlanta
  17. stingray56funk

    stingray56funk Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2005
    Location:
    Atlanta
  18. stingray56funk

    stingray56funk Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2005
    Location:
    Atlanta
  19. stingray56funk

    stingray56funk Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2005
    Location:
    Atlanta

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page