SOLD 1986 Wal Mk I For Sale

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by Erkindanger!, Apr 30, 2012.


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  1. Just in time for tax refunds! For sale only, serial # W2704 from 1986, built by Ian Waller. Mahogany core, hydua (schedua) facings with matte natural finish, Indian rosewood fretted fingerboard; weighs (a very reasonable for a Wal) 11-ish pounds from what my scale tells me. Originally purchased from The Bass Centre in London; I imported it into North America, and as far as I know I am the second owner.

    So... This is an almost-30-year-old bass, and the wear reflects that: lots of scratches, bumps, and dings. Also, one of the tuners is slightly out of allignment (not an issue structurally, so I haven't done anything about it). Electronics fine, spring set-up not done yet due to the fact that the buyer will want to adjust it to his/her taste and climate upon receipt. So again, lots of mojo, with more wear than I can capture in photographs, great playing and sounding, as you might expect. If you want a Wal you can actually play out with no fear of putting a scratch on it & hurting it esthetically, this is it!

    It was bought without the typical grey Wal hardshell case (sorry!), but I will ship it in a generic hardshell case & cardboard shipping box.

    PRICE IS $3700 FIRM + SHIPPING
    Will ship insured anywhere in North America on your dime. Tax and duties are up to you as well. I'd prefer a cashier's check so there are no fees to contend with, and please keep in mind that the bass will ship only after the funds clear. You know how it is...

    I'll post more pics soon, and if there's anything in particular you'd like me to focus on, PM me. Feel free to ask any questions you might have.

    Cheers,

    Brendan
     

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  3. Even more pics... Note the tuner bottom right.
     

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  4. And yet another pic. I'll post a pic of the inside of the electronics coverplate as soon as Flickr will let me!
     

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  5. Jaymi

    Jaymi Pink Bass Man

    Feb 11, 2008
    Nashville, TN
    Endorsing Artist: Ampeg , GHS
    Any trades? I have a collector's grade RARE Rickenbacker if you are interested..
     
  6. J Gold

    J Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2011
    Houston,TX
    oy vey...howabout a 2001 Toyota Solara?????
     
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  8. Thanks for all the trade bait offered, but no trades considered.

    I'm going through all the messages I've been sent as quickly as I'm able, so thanks in advance for your patience if you're awaiting a reply from me.
     
  9. jwr

    jwr Supporting Member

    Jun 28, 2010
    Overland Park, KS
    Must sell everything I own.
     
  10. All messages replied to; I'm a bit surprised that I've had three messages from local players! I hope everybody appreciates why I'd prefer to sell to someone who can try the bass out in person, so they know exactly what they're getting; and also to someone who has cash in-hand. Not having to pack the bass for shipping or do all the paperwork counts for something as well...

    However, it's still available at the moment, and all potential buyers will be considered!
     
  11. knarleybass

    knarleybass Commercial User

    Apr 6, 2005
    Tustin, CA
    Owner of Ulyate Instruments
    great looking bass and a good price
     
  12. Phantasm

    Phantasm I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For.

    Sep 16, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Letting one go, eh? :)

    (I remember selling you a Wal in 2006-ish time frame. And it wasn't this one!)
     
  13. kellogc

    kellogc Kello Bass Extravaganza!

    Apr 3, 2003
    Guadalajara, México
    Endorsing Artist: Aguilar Amplification, Line6
    I want a WAL bass!!!!
     
  14. handofseven

    handofseven Soaking up the cathode rays...

    Mar 23, 2010
    Vancouver, BC, Canada
    GAAAAH!:eek:

    ... And local too! :crying:
     
  15. Trailight

    Trailight

    Oct 19, 2010
    Vancouver Island BC
    Endorsing Artist: Spector Bass / Darkglass Electronics / Tsunami Cables
    Bump for an amazing bass! and Vancouver represent! :D
     
  16. devnulljp

    devnulljp Supporting Member

    Oct 13, 2009
    BC, Canada
    Admin on the D*A*M Forum
    How about both kidneys and my soul?
    That's a beauty. And just across the water from me. Damn!
     
  17. hotrodjohn

    hotrodjohn Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2009
    why don't you canucks pool your resources and do a "time share" with that bad boy!

    bumpkis
     
  18. kellogc

    kellogc Kello Bass Extravaganza!

    Apr 3, 2003
    Guadalajara, México
    Endorsing Artist: Aguilar Amplification, Line6
    bump for a great bass!
     
  19. T Bassman

    T Bassman

    Dec 13, 2010
    Canada
    Bump from a fellow Canuckski! What a beaut man!
     
  20. El Tookay

    El Tookay Supporting Member

    Sep 19, 2008
    Vancouver
    ...:D...oh, there have been some discussions...:D

    Wouldn't be the first time a few guys pooled resources and bought 'shares' in a bass. $3700 CDN is a steal for a Mk I hand signed by Ian Waller...

    Support yer local guy BUMP!
     
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