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Nordstrand Nordy VJ5-Classic #229: $1999!!!!!!

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by Chef, Jan 9, 2014.

  1. Chef

    Chef Moderator Supporting Member

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    This looks to be sold folks, thanks


    Beautiful, beautiful bass that totally embodies the quality the Nord crew put out. Fit, finish, playability, tone: all top shelf.

    Ash body finished in a timeless classic gloss black.
    One piece skunk stripe bound and blocked neck. Sweeeeet.
    Single coils in 60's locations
    Nord 2 band pre. Treble and bass boost and cut plus passive tone, volume and blend.

    Has both active and passive modes:
    pull the volume pot up to engage passive mode; in which passive tone still functions.
    Passive tone also functions in active mode.

    34" scale; 19mm spacing

    info from the Nordy website:
    ''The Classic vJ5 has the same options as the Modern, but it features a 20 fret 34" scale neck with a 9" to 14" radius and is available with a one piece maple neck with a skunk stripe.
    If you want a vintage J bass built to exacting standards that delivers a strikingly authentic tone, this is the bass for you. The traditional scale length combined with carefully selected woods and exceptionally faithful pickups and electronics will make you swear you're playing a classic four string J bass that somehow had a B string added to it.''

    Came to me with the preamp mis-wired, and a teensy bit of fret wear at positions 1-3. Went back to the nord shop for complete rehab by Maurillio and now is good as new. I had the white pearloid guard made while it was in, also comes with the original b/w/b guard.

    weight: 9lbs 9 oz on my fish scale

    Great, great bass, but, not gonna unseat my Sadowsky as my go to as/maple J5. My alder/rw Nordy beat out my alder/rw Sadowsy though, for me ;)

    $1999, plus actual shipping, comes with the original ProTec gig bag

    No PayPal

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    Unreal deal man! Super nice bass bump
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    My old bass, worth much more than asking price! Jump on this deal!!
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    What is the tone like on this Nordy? is it similar to a Sadowsky?
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    Well: which Sadowsky? As long as you're talking JJ5, wiht single coils, in 60's positions....

    While the Nordy can sound similar to an ash/maple Sadowsky;
    I find the Nord preamp to be a bit softer and more organic sounding,
    and the Sadowsky preamp to be a bit edgier sounding.

    This is a matter of degree though; and they can sound fairly similar.
  6. mjac28

    mjac28 50th Anniversary Ed Sullivan February 9, 1964 Gold Supporting Member

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    Man I need a nice Jazz I just bought a Martin ABG but I'm willing to sell everything else to get a really nice J Chef I'm looking for a nice smooth classic Jazz sound? I love that neck binding
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    It can do that.
    It can also get More Nastier with a little use of the fine 2 band boost/cut eq and passive tone and diggin' on in.
    Nice, flexible setup.
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    Looks like what geddy would play if he were to play a 5er..
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    Chef Moderator Supporting Member

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    Sir Geddy might opt for black blocks, but: yessir!
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    No...he uses the pearloid blocks now...he had the custom shoo make him a new neck. Check out fender online and look at the basses in their custom shop offerings...they have a $6000 geddy signature bass that is exactly like his with the pearloid blocks and pearloid pick guard. Ive seen him live lately playing it.
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    Ah: cool; please let him know this one's ready for him ;)
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    mjac28 50th Anniversary Ed Sullivan February 9, 1964 Gold Supporting Member

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    Is there a push-pull to take it from active to passive?
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    Yes:
    pull the volume pot up to engage passive mode;
    in which passive tone still functions.
    Passive tone also functions in active mode.
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    mjac28 50th Anniversary Ed Sullivan February 9, 1964 Gold Supporting Member

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    Man I love that neck I was looking at 70's era Jazz basses but I keep hearing those are hit and miss? this baby looks like it plays and sounds like sweet butter.
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    Carey Nordstrand and his crew do absolutely 100% Top Shelf Work.
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    Awesome bass at an awesome price! Nordstrand's craftsmanship is right up there with Sadowsky NYC IMO.
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    ^^^truth.
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    Gorgeous bass! Good luck with the sale!

    FWIW, I'd by ten Nordstrands before I'd buy a single Sadowsky!
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    At this price, it just doesn't make sense that this bass hasn't sold yet. I can't think of a better way to spend a tax refund. If only I was getting one. :D
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