SOLD FS: Xotic XJ-1T with humcancelling/single coil switch!

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  1. drgregn

    drgregn Granddude Supporting Member

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    Killer alder/RW 5 string Jazz. One of the best values out there today - I also own a Sadowsky Will Lee 5 and a Nordy PJ5/VJ5 (switchable pickups), and this bass holds its own against them easily. Authentic jazz bass tone but extremely versatile with all the options listed, plays very comfortably with the 34" scale and nice shallow C neck profile, and looks stinkin' gorgeous! The pickup covers have a nice scalloped upper edge that makes a perfect thumbrest if that's your playing style.

    Selling because a new Skjold LP5 is arriving Thursday, so I kinda need to thin the jazz bass herd and recoup some cash.

    -34" scale
    -Alder body in Olympic White
    -Indian rosewood board with Luminova phosphorescent position markers (very cool on dark stages!)
    -Xotic p'ups (60's position) and Xotic Tri-Logic preamp (same electronics as the highly regarded Trilogic outboard pre pedal)
    -Active/passive, master tone, vol, pan, bass, mid, treble, plus a very unique humcancelling/single coil push/pull pot (see explanation below).
    -19mm string spacing, 1 13/16" nut width
    -Hipshot A style bridge
    -Satin neck
    -2 mini toggle switches by the bridge gives you the ability to instantly switch between high-mid/low-mid and various treble EQ frequencies.
    -weighs exactly 10 lbs by bath scale method (3 trials)

    This particular bass does not have the HRI feature (although I'm told it can be retrofitted) but has something even better, IMO - a rare push/pull pot that switches between pure single coil and hum-cancelling mode with the same knob, so you get the best of both worlds. It was installed on this bass for demonstration A/B purposes at the 2012 NAMM show.

    Nearly new condition, one small linear ding on the back next to control plate (see pic below) that's only finish deep, otherwise pristine except for the usual very light finish scratching from playwear, not visible in pics. Supplied pics are from previous TB owner (props to basses55!). I can try to get some new ones if needed but it looks just like these since I've only had it for about 3 months and I think he got it new as a studio bass. The bright spot in the pic above around the last trim pot is just the lighting reflection, not an imperfection, by the way.

    $1950 US, Paypal OK, USPS money order preferred. No trades, sorry.

    Comes with Xotic gig bag, includes pro packing and shipping to lower 48.

    More pics:

    http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y149/drgregn/Xotic XJ1T/P1000016.jpg

    http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y149/drgregn/Xotic XJ1T/P1000017.jpg

    finish ding on back - looks to me like maybe the screwdriver got away while working in the control cavity:

    http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y149/drgregn/Xotic XJ1T/P1000019.jpg

    Link to more info about Xotic XJ-1T basses:

    http://www.xotic.us/guitars/xj1_5st/xj1_5st.html
     
  2. Freddy-G.

    Freddy-G. Supporting Member

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    Dr., is there a cure for GAS? :help:

    :D

    I'd love to try one of these.
     
  3. drgregn

    drgregn Granddude Supporting Member

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    Haven't found it yet, Freddy. And playing this bass wouldn't help your condition, either!
     
  4. JAUQO III-X

    JAUQO III-X

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    That's a very nice price for an extremely versatile bass guitar. And the overall quality of theses basses are over the top.




    And my opinion on this bass has nothing at all to do with me being an Xotic endorser. It really is a killer bass.
     
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  6. Joebone

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    bump for sound, playability and craftsmanship on these basses - full sized J bodies don't work for me; otherwise, this would be my bass.
     
  7. JAUQO III-X

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    That would be the Trilogic outboard pre pedal.
     
  8. drgregn

    drgregn Granddude Supporting Member

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    Thanks, now corrected in the OP.
     
  9. drgregn

    drgregn Granddude Supporting Member

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    I paid 2,400 for mine, and it does not have the switches on the front. This bass goes from country music, to 50's, to blues bands with ease. Just a multi-talented bass, with many voices, good luck with your sale! Dallas here!
     
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    That was an option that came later.
     
  12. Alphaman

    Alphaman Gold Supporting Member

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    Phenomenal basses! I hate I ever traded mine!
     
  13. datsaxguy

    datsaxguy Supporting Member

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    Xotic is definitely on the must own list.
     
  14. basses55

    basses55 Gold Supporting Member

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    This bass was new from the booth at the 2012 NAMM show and is a fantastic bass at any price point. Props to Xotic all around!

    Plays and sounds great....and drgregn is a great guy to deal with. Good luck with the sale!
     
  15. TimBosby

    TimBosby Gold Supporting Member

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    Lots-o-knobs

    Sweet bass though
     
  16. fourtet102

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    I'd give away my kidney for this bass. Always been admiring Xotic products. Good luck!!!!
     
  17. lowstrung5

    lowstrung5 Supporting Member

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    I own pretty much the same bass. It just kills in every application. Great Deal on a great bass! GLWTS!
     
  18. TimBosby

    TimBosby Gold Supporting Member

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    I'm a little confused about there being a humcancel / single coil switch when I thought these pickups were each single coil to begin with..... ?
     
  19. JAUQO III-X

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    They are and they sound just like true single coils but with out the hum canceling switch or the Xotic HIR hum canceling system, when soloed they really do have that classic 60 cycle hum.

    And I personally hate 60 cycle hum..
     
  20. scubaduba

    scubaduba Supporting Member

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    So help me understand this. Are the pickups hum canceling or not?
     
  21. drgregn

    drgregn Granddude Supporting Member

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    They are single coils, but when you pull the switch there is a hum-cancelling feature (I don't know exactly what from a technical standpoint) put in place. So yes and yes. :D
     

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