5 string single cut neck through

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by giantjerk, Jun 30, 2008.

  1. giantjerk


    Jan 18, 2003
    Allen, TX
    I bought this bass a while back from DCR. I had the body routed for a second pickup and the work was done nicely. I have installed a set of nice humbucker pickups, CTS pots, orange drop capacitors, switchcraft output jack, and black metal set screw knobs by Allparts.

    When I got this bass it was in need of some work, especially the fret ends, this has been taken care of. I have sanded down the poly finish on the back of the neck, smoothed out the laminations, and applied about ten coats of tung oil. The poly on the top of the body was in fair shape when I got it so I sanded it smooth and have applied 3 coats of sanding sealer. The final sanding of the sealer is still needed and then a final poly.

    Unlike the other basses that have floated around here, this one DOES NOT have any neck issues. The neck is strong, stable, and has a volute. The truss rod operates without issue. I have the action set pretty low and it plays very nice. The sound is nice, full, and lively. The B string tension is decent without being floppy or too tight. in fact the B string tension is comparable to the Squier 5 that I am also selling. Scale lenght is 34 inches.

    I paid $450 and have at least another $300 in this bass at this point. I'm going to offer it up for $550 plus shipping.

    I'm not too interested in trades as I have my eye on something else that I need to raise cash for.
  2. dcr

    dcr Supporting Member

    Dang...you almost make me want to buy it back now.

  3. ibanezcollector

    ibanezcollector Yoyo's Hurt When You Crank It Into Your Face

    Feb 18, 2007
    Cleveland Ohio
    good lord I wish I had the cash or something you really really wanted.. I would be all over this..
  4. B String

    B String Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2002
    Los Angeles
    Nice bass. Did you add the pickup up at the fingerboard?
    It would have been nice to be able to slap a little on it.
  5. Jul-D


    Oct 20, 2007
    Nice bass but what is the string spacing at bridge please?
  6. giantjerk


    Jan 18, 2003
    Allen, TX
    String spacing is 19mm
  7. giantjerk


    Jan 18, 2003
    Allen, TX
    The neck pickup is the one that was added. Unfortunately, due to the position of the original pickup putting one closer to the neck was the only option.