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SOLD 1 of a Kind - Mike Lull P4 30"scale with Bisonic/Darkstar

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by Holdsg, Feb 13, 2018.

  1. Holdsg

    Holdsg Talkbass > Work Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 10, 2009
    Alta Loma, CA
    One-of-a-kind, custom-built bass, handcrafted by master luthier Mike Lull in 2017. One of the first of his 30" scale P-basses that were introduced at Winter NAMM 2017 (last year). Completely custom made to my specs. Currently For-sale-only, and I may come to my senses at any time.


    Seeking $2250 shipped within North America. Will not ship outside of North America, sorry.
    No trades at this time.

    I was going after a modern, superbly playable short-scale bass with the Darkstar sizzle.
    This bass has all of that. Features low action, a fast neck, light weight (7 lbs 2 oz), is perfectly balanced, and has a unique voice thanks to the punchy, full-range Novak Bisonic/Dark Star pickup with passive electronics.

    • Body shape is Precision, with forearm contours
    • Extremely light and resonant alder, bass weighs 7 lbs 2 oz total. A dream weight for those who have difficulty with heavy basses.
    • Finished in a matte Ocean Blue Metallic that begs for attention, quite stunning in person
    • Mint/mint condition. Gigged once, some of the only minor-est of player wear, no dings whatsoever.
    • Quartersawn maple, satin finish
    • 30" scale from nut to bridge
    • 1.5" nut width, nut material is hand-carved bone
    • Rosewood fretboard
    • Novak Bisonic pickup, painstaking replica of the Hammond Dark Star pickup
    • Fully shielded control and pickup cavity
    • Fully passive, controls are overall volume, and overall tone, just like a P-bass
    • All-black hardware
    • Brass Hipshot A style bridge
    • Hipshot UltraLite tuning keys
    • Matte Black pick guard
    • Currently strung with Ernie Ball Cobalt flat wound strings.
    • Mike Lull-logoed Protec Contego-style gig bag
    Priced at $2250 including shipping within North America.
    Price is firm and I'm in no hurry to sell.
    PayPal preferred
    Thanks for the interest in this fantastic bass.
    Here is a full set of pics:

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  2. husky123

    husky123 Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jul 6, 2006
    Leesburg, VA
    Product Specialist and Artist Relations for Bergantino Audio Systems
    Oh daddy-o.
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  3. 40Hz

    40Hz Supporting Member

    Lordy! Now here’s a guy who knows what he likes as well as how to get it. Talk about a unique design…

    Awesome bass! :thumbsup:
    shortscalesrule and Holdsg like this.
  4. Mushroo

    Mushroo Supporting Member

    Apr 2, 2007
    Massachusetts, USA
    WOW!!! :)
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  5. PullThePlug


    Jan 8, 2014
    This is absolutely incredible. GLWTS.
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  6. Tendril


    Sep 28, 2004
    Cleveland, Ohio
    A dream bass, for sure. Wish I had the funds.
    Holdsg likes this.
  7. Holdsg

    Holdsg Talkbass > Work Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 10, 2009
    Alta Loma, CA
    me too, Kawai

    I had someone ask if I have sound clips.
    I do have some iphone video of me playing the bass, but nothing high-fidelity.
    Convo/PM me if interested in links to those.
  8. Tom P

    Tom P

    Aug 19, 2004
    Noyce! G is the man to deal with!
    Holdsg likes this.
  9. Mustang Surly

    Mustang Surly

    Jul 10, 2013
    Now that's a pup, a scale length and a nut width (among other things) that I could learn t'like w/o much effort. W/o any effort, actually.
    Tmh2oson and Holdsg like this.
  10. Tmh2oson


    Apr 25, 2014
    Stokesdale, NC
    Watterson Guitars
    I just want to say that the Novak darkstar pickups are incredible! I bet this bass sounds insane!
    Holdsg likes this.
  11. Squawk


    Feb 19, 2014
    PM Sent
  12. SactoBass

    SactoBass A retired civil engineer who likes all-tube amps! Supporting Member

    Jul 8, 2009
    Lake Havasu City, AZ
    Insanely cool bass! :thumbsup:
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  13. Holdsg

    Holdsg Talkbass > Work Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 10, 2009
    Alta Loma, CA
    thanks man
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  14. If this bass is still available in April when I come into the funds to purchase, I will seriously consider this bass. Question: why are you selling when you had it custom made to your specs? What don't you like?
  15. Squawk


    Feb 19, 2014
    Another PM sent
  16. Holdsg

    Holdsg Talkbass > Work Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 10, 2009
    Alta Loma, CA
    I like everything about it, just not getting any playtime, so I'd rather pass it on to someone else to enjoy.
    Booty Shaman likes this.
  17. Holdsg

    Holdsg Talkbass > Work Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 10, 2009
    Alta Loma, CA
    this one is sold
    Squawk likes this.
  18. Squawk


    Feb 19, 2014
    And I can’t wait to get my hands on it. Thanks OP.
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