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FS/FT: Marco Bass Guitars P Bass

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by christianharger, Jan 15, 2013.


  1. christianharger

    christianharger

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    This bass is a beautiful player. It's been my go-to bass for any coverband gigs ever since I picked it up from Marco. Yes, I'm the first and only owner of this bass.

    Marco generally doesn't do P basses, but I think after getting a few requests he made a couple. It's got a great P bass sound and really kicks with flats.

    Maple neck. Relic'd by Marco. 8.9lbs.

    --Here's a bit of a demo video: http://youtu.be/ZcULTqeLzug
    --Here's a video of me doing a solo arrangement on it:


    It'll be shipped in an old SKB hardshell case which is pretty beat up and has several outer shell cracks. I'd mainly throw it in there to get rid of the case and provide safer travels.. not necessarily to offer you a case with the bass.

    Marco sells these at around $1100 from his shop and I've had mine for just about 6 months now,
    so let's start this off at [DEL]$900[/DEL] $850 shipped.

    For trades, I'm wanting a US Lakland Joe Osborne 4 string bass (I'd put money with this, of course).
     
  2. pacojas

    pacojas "FYYA BUN" Supporting Member

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    dude,.. you rock that thing!:hyper:
     
  3. -=DanAtkinson=-

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    Which pickups on that bad boy?
     
  4. ubnomnar

    ubnomnar Supporting Member Supporting Member

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    I believe that Marco makes his own pickups... and pickup covers. Check out the detail on the covers.

    [​IMG]
     
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  6. christianharger

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    ubnomnar is correct! Marco makes his own pickups and covers. I love the sound of them.
     
  7. christianharger

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  11. RedMoses

    RedMoses Supporting Member

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    Marco Makes his own pick ups and they sound incredible!

    What does she weigh?

    This is a great deal for someone! LOW PRICE! Id jump on this if i dint have so many Basses.

    GLWS
     
  12. christianharger

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    Not sure on the weight, sorry everybody. I'm going to be getting in touch with Marco later today to get weight / measurement information, so hold tight!

    I just have no access to scales or measuring tools as of now.
     
  13. -=DanAtkinson=-

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    If you could get the scoop on pickup specs, that would be cool. I assume it's all passive?
     
  14. christianharger

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    Entirely passive, yes. I'll try to get the pup specs.. can you tell me what kind of questions that would entail?
     
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    Ceramic or Alnico magnets? Anything special about the winding? Also, I'm certain they are wired in series, but it wouldn't hurt to verify.
     
  16. christianharger

    christianharger

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    Just off the phone with Marco. Pickup info:
    -Neodymium magnets
    -Yes, wired in series and
    -No, nothing special about the winding

    As far as the bass measurements and specifics go, I'm really sorry guys but I'm in my college dorm room with no real access to a scale or measuring tools. Marco didn't remember anything other than this:

    -Body = Alder
    -Neck = Maple
    -19mm string spacing at the bridge

    So that's all I have for you. I'm sorry.
     
  17. christianharger

    christianharger

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    bump. several nibbles, but still available!
     
  18. christianharger

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    Action at the highest frets:
    ImageUploadedByTalkBass1358544474.371746.jpg

    Action at the lowest frets:
    ImageUploadedByTalkBass1358544538.151676.jpg
     
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  20. christianharger

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    Got the weight finally - sorry about the wait (haha?)...

    8.9lbs!
     
  21. gsquare

    gsquare Supporting Member

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    What's the string spacing at the nut? (sorry if it's earlier in the post, I looked but didn't see it.)

    Thanks
     

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