SOLD 32" Medium Scale J Bass w/Bartolinis, Babicz Bridge, Case + More

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by hooky_marr, Jul 17, 2018.

  1. hooky_marr

    hooky_marr Supporting Member

    Jul 26, 2005
    Chicago, Illinois

    UPDATE: Feb 6, 2019

    Asking $800 USD / $1,049 CAD

    Custom-made 32" medium-scale J-style bass, assembled from new and NOS parts. Babicz bridge, frets crowned and leveled, new D'Addario medium scale strings - it's super smooth with low action.

    This is your BBBBBB bass! Features:

    - Black basswood J-style body, rear-routed
    - Brad Lowe 32" medium scale neck with birdseye maple fingerboard and graphite stabilizer rods
    - Bartolini 9J pickups, inline humbucking for noise cancellation when soloed
    - John East BTB-01 parametric preamp/EQ
    - Babicz bridge
    - Black Hipshot Ultralite tuners

    Never played. Practically new! Downsizing my collection as I'm redoing my home studio.

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    • Basswood body, black finish. Very good condition, some very minor scratches, no chips or dents.
    • Neck is a brand-new, custom-made Brad Lowe designed 32" scale conversion neck with quartersawn maple shaft and birdseye maple fingerboard, with graphite stabilizer rods inside, made in USA by Best Guitar Parts in Tacoma, WA. Light oil finish on fingerboard to bring out the figuring.
    • Jazz-width nut (1.5") and vintage-height frets, low and smooth action
    • Hipshot Ultralite tuners
    • Bartolini 9J inline humbucking Jazz pickups (side-by-side coils)
    • John East BTB-01 active preamp / EQ with selectable mid boost/cut, stacked frequency select + boost/cut knob with pull bright switch.
    • Stacked volume and blend control
    • Black knurled metal control knobs
    • Separate cavity for 9V battery
    • Babicz Full Contact Hardware bridge, chrome, much better contact between saddles and bridge plate for extra sustain without the extra weight!
    • Unused control holes are plugged for now, if the buyer wants to install different electronics or knob configurations, easily openable.
    • Weight: Approximately 9 lbs. Solid, very resonant, great sustain. It balances very well on a strap thanks to the shorter neck, no neck dive issues.
    Also Included:
    • NEW Rectangular hardshell case
    • NEW! Monoprice 15' instrument cable
    • Also including a barely used Levy's Leathers wide padded strap in black ($50 value), v good condition.
    Last edited: Feb 7, 2019
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  2. Tomdude182


    Jun 26, 2016
    Hey, is this still available?
  3. hooky_marr

    hooky_marr Supporting Member

    Jul 26, 2005
    Chicago, Illinois
    Oh! Sorry, I forgot to mark this as sold (ages ago).