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No longer available 1989 Heartfield DR5 with Hipshot tuners

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by MarkA, May 29, 2017.


  1. MarkA

    MarkA In the doghouse. Supporting Member

    Sep 26, 2008
    Price:
    475
    Strings:
    5
    Location:
    Iowa

    Note: To keep the thread clean, please address any questions or offers to me via PM/conversation. Thanks!

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    Nice, 5 string Heartfield DR5. 19mm spacing at the bridge, 1-7/8" nut width, nice neck, good condition. Hipshot tuners.

    $475 $500, shipped, CONUS. Paypal okay.

    I picked it up here: SOLD - HEARTFIELD DR5 - RARE !!!

    Satin-finish Hipshot tuners up top are a nice addition, as are the Dunlop Dual Design straplock pins (which also work fine with a regular strap). There are a few small dings/indentations, which I tried to capture as well as I could in the photos.

    Main thing to note is that the bass, as it is now, is passive and the XLR output isn't hooked up. This is how I received it. Not a big deal to me, but worth noting.

    I've made the following small (and I think positive!) changes since I received the bass:
    • Foam/spring under the pickups was shot. Had tech put in some new so that pickup height could be set properly.
    • Three way switch (tone pot engaged, tone pot disengaged, and nothing/kill switch) was intermittent. Tech replaced with a two-way switch and wired it so that one position puts the pickups in parallel (standard Jazz bass configuration) and the other in series. I have my passive P/J set up this way and find the series option useful when I have to play through a thin-sounding house rig or when the mix otherwise requires more beef than normal.
    • The bridge-side strap pin was moved a couple of inches toward the B-string side (pictured). For me and the way I like to play (neck angled up 40-45 degrees), this puts the bass in a slightly more comfortable position, but it's easy enough to move back to its original position -- you could also add a second strap pin there, a la some boutique basses, if you prefer.
    About the tone pot: fully open, it turns out, is somewhere in the middle, and it rolls off to either side of that (two different caps, I think?). Confused me 'til the tech remarked on it. There is no center detent. If I were keeping the bass, I might replace it with a regular tone pot, or two different caps on a push/pull, or install the preamp of my choice. You might like it as is though. I'd keep the series/parallel wiring in any case, but that's me.

    Bass ships with a fairly pedestrian but decently-padded Fender gigbag (pictured).

    Any questions, shoot me a PM! More photos to follow.
     
    Last edited: Jun 10, 2017
  2. MarkA

    MarkA In the doghouse. Supporting Member

    Sep 26, 2008
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    Some more to follow, yet.
     
  3. MarkA

    MarkA In the doghouse. Supporting Member

    Sep 26, 2008
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  4. MarkA

    MarkA In the doghouse. Supporting Member

    Sep 26, 2008
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    No straps, but D-rings are there if you want to add them:
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  5. MarkA

    MarkA In the doghouse. Supporting Member

    Sep 26, 2008
    That's it! Again, if you have any questions, shoot me a PM. Thanks!
     
  6. knuppe

    knuppe

    Oct 25, 2004
    Oslo, Norway
    PM sent. :D
     
  7. MarkA

    MarkA In the doghouse. Supporting Member

    Sep 26, 2008
    ...and replied to.
     
  8. MarkA

    MarkA In the doghouse. Supporting Member

    Sep 26, 2008
    Still here. Still green.
     
  9. MarkA

    MarkA In the doghouse. Supporting Member

    Sep 26, 2008
    Deal pending.
     
  10. MarkA

    MarkA In the doghouse. Supporting Member

    Sep 26, 2008
    ...and fell through. Reasonable offers entertained with whiskey and go-go girls.
     
  11. MarkA

    MarkA In the doghouse. Supporting Member

    Sep 26, 2008
    Thought for sure the go-go girls would do it.

    Price drop.
     
  12. ThumbyAche

    ThumbyAche Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 15, 2005
    Pacific NW
    Cool bass! Had one an hard to beat for the money. Glwts!
     
  13. MarkA

    MarkA In the doghouse. Supporting Member

    Sep 26, 2008
    Thank you, sir.
     
  14. MarkA

    MarkA In the doghouse. Supporting Member

    Sep 26, 2008
    I haven't been bumping this. Took it out and it played nice. Sounded good. Wanna spend a little more time with it -- that and all my pictures of it (on Photobucket) went into hiding -- so I'm going to pull it for now. Thanks to all who expressed interest.
     

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