No longer available 7 lb Ash Body Fretless 5 String (Pawar/Willis)

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by gmarcus, Apr 11, 2022.


  1. gmarcus

    gmarcus Supporting Member

    Apr 4, 2003
    Price:
    $550
    Strings:
    5
    Fretless:
    • Y
    Location:
    Massachusetts
    Country:
    United States
    Really sweet bass here.

    I bought the bass from TalkBass's @jzucker and put on a brand new set of TI Jazz flat strings for $135 and flush mount Dunlop Straplocks on the back for a slinger strap. I am taking a loss on this one and offering up a tremendous deal for someone. Jay Pawar built the body, performed the de-fret and built up the bass. It is well balanced and feather light with Mwah for days.

    Here are the specs from the original thread:
    • Bartolini BRP59CBJD-S1 Classic Jbass Dual Coil pickup
    • Bartolini 918 preamp
    • volume, bass/treble, master tone
    • Gotoh Ultralight tuners
    • 7lbs
    • 34" scale
    • swamp ash body, lacquer finish
    There are a few minor imperfections which are documented in the original Thread
    SOLD - REDUCED Custom Ibanez / Pawar Willis (fretless)

    Local Cash deal preferred but will ship on your dime (~$75 depending on location)
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  2. jzucker

    jzucker Supporting Member

    Feb 3, 2005
    Cleveland, OH
    just wanted to pipe in that this bass started out as a chinese willis but with the hand-made ash body and real bartolini pickup and preamp, it's basically a willis for a fraction of the price. I selected the pickup at the advice at the recommendation of bartolin's doug sommervelle who told me that this pickup is basically what's under the hood of the willis pickup.

    Note, i'm not the seller of this bass but am the former owner...
     
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  3. fruitlabor

    fruitlabor Supporting Member

    Apr 6, 2007
    Is it possible to get a sound of it?
     
  4. jzucker

    jzucker Supporting Member

    Feb 3, 2005
    Cleveland, OH
    huh? lol
     
  5. fruitlabor

    fruitlabor Supporting Member

    Apr 6, 2007
    Can you post a sound clip
     
  6. jzucker

    jzucker Supporting Member

    Feb 3, 2005
    Cleveland, OH
    i'm not the seller.
     
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  7. fruitlabor

    fruitlabor Supporting Member

    Apr 6, 2007
    It was intended for the seller
     
  8. gmarcus

    gmarcus Supporting Member

    Apr 4, 2003
    I'll make a recording this weekend. I'm not a great fretless player so it could sound better in more talented hands.
     
  9. gmarcus

    gmarcus Supporting Member

    Apr 4, 2003
    On second thought this is a really nice bass I'm going to hang on to it.
     
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  10. gmarcus

    gmarcus Supporting Member

    Apr 4, 2003
    Hi fruitlabor
    Here is a live recording from band practice. We are working on this gorgeous Jay Hawks song. Plenty of mistakes but you get the idea of what it sounds like. Perfect for this song

    Listen to Gonna Be A Darkness by TrackTwoStudio on #SoundCloud
    Gonna Be A Darkness
     
  11. bigmikebass

    bigmikebass Supporting Member

    Jan 7, 2009
    Fairview Park , Ohio
    Jay Pawar is a wizard. Bet this thing is awesome.
     
  12. gmarcus

    gmarcus Supporting Member

    Apr 4, 2003
    It's one of those basses that comes alive in my hands.
     

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