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Nordy VJ5 Classic 70's

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by funkyshifty, Apr 15, 2014.


  1. funkyshifty

    funkyshifty Supporting Member

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    regrettably up for sale is my beloved Nordy VJ5 classic. This is a full 70's setup - basically as close as you can get to a 70's Jazz but with a B string.Here's the specs:

    34" scale
    Ash trans Rootbeer body
    1 piece Maple neck/fingerboard with skunk stripe & gloss finish
    Pearl blocks and white binding
    jumbo frets
    Nordstrand Nj5 (long) 70's wind single coil pickups
    Sadowsky pre-amp with VTC
    Hipshot quick release bridge
    Hipshot tuners
    a hair over 9 lbs

    to sum it up....this bass hauls ass! 70's funk/ slap machine and when you favour a pickup....finger tones are just silly. Playability is second to none, Carey is a genius.
    The bass is in excellent condition and has no major dings. I just realized that I forgot to remove the film on the pickguard so I'll leave it on there and it will look brand new for it's new owner! (you can see where I peeled a bit back on the top corner)

    This model has a few upcharge items and is well over $4000 new. I am asking $2600 usd
    No trades thanks
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    pics are not awesome, I can take better ones id daylight if need be
  2. rgvbajo

    rgvbajo The Tone Is In The Hands Supporting Member

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    Buy my pavel
    GASing for the Nordy bump
  3. funkyshifty

    funkyshifty Supporting Member

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    help this fella out....this bass is killer!!
  4. basspro557

    basspro557 Supporting Member

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    The Sad Pre is optional on Nordys ?
  5. EBR

    EBR Supporting Member

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    My tax return can not get here fast enough......
  6. Kmrumedy

    Kmrumedy

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    Is the preamp original to this bass? Any modifications?
  7. mikepcann

    mikepcann Supporting Member

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    Mono Artist
    I've personally played this bass and it's awesome!! Tons of mojo, and plays great. Out of the 6-7 nordys I've played this one always stuck out as top notch, and Carey makes killer axes.
  8. funkyshifty

    funkyshifty Supporting Member

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    no, I had this pre from another bass and I've always liked the low end of the Sadowsky pre-amps so i put it in there to check it out and it ended up staying. i really like it in this bass
  9. funkyshifty

    funkyshifty Supporting Member

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    No the pre is not original (explained in the previous post) and there is no Mods other than that
  10. funkyshifty

    funkyshifty Supporting Member

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    Thanks Mike...yep i have played quite a few and this one is tops! pains me to have to sell it
  11. Kmrumedy

    Kmrumedy

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    Does the original preamp come with the sale? Thanks.
  12. funkyshifty

    funkyshifty Supporting Member

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    I don't think i have it anymore..... I'll look but I don't think so. I could pull the Sadowsky and get Carey to send one to buyer if it's a dealbreaker. The sadowsky sounds pretty darn good in there though....
  13. tjoTim

    tjoTim Supporting Member

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    Root beer float bump! The 34 inch scale VJ5 with a one piece maple neck has received some love here on TB.
  14. funkyshifty

    funkyshifty Supporting Member

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    thanks for the bump!
    It's an awesome color! and the ash underneath is beautiful.
  15. EBR

    EBR Supporting Member

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    Guess my wife has other plans for the tax return...... I know this bass is great.
  16. funkyshifty

    funkyshifty Supporting Member

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    lots of interest and thanks for all the interesting offers but again I have to remind folks that i am not taking trades. I am not selling this bass to get rid of it , i am selling purely out of necessity. I never thought i would sell this as it's a total keeper but it's one of the nicest bass' I own and therefore the most appealing (and worth the most $$). hope that makes sense
  17. funkyshifty

    funkyshifty Supporting Member

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    It's Saturday April 26th, isn't that international "buy a Nordy day"!!
  18. funkyshifty

    funkyshifty Supporting Member

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  19. fishtx

    fishtx Supporting Member

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    Dallas, TX
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    Endorsing Artist: Spector Basses/Genz Benz - RIP/Mojo Hand FX
    Love this Bass...wish I could work something out, but alas...not in the cards right now...
  20. funkyshifty

    funkyshifty Supporting Member

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    you need to get some new cards!!:)

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