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SOLD '83 Guild B-402A active bass

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by Steven Ayres, May 17, 2017.

  1. Steven Ayres

    Steven Ayres Supporting Member

    Mar 11, 2007
    Northern Arizona
    Maybe you want the vintage '70s vibe, maybe you can't decide whether you want a Jazz or a Ric, or maybe you just want a bass that can kick ass in most any stage situation, this is it. Pre-Fender high-quality US workmanship.

    B-402A full F. B-402A full B.

    Ash body, 10.5 lbs.
    SN: BD100237
    Three-piece set neck
    Rosewood fingerboard, jumbo frets
    Schaller tuning machines
    Double-pole passive pickups
    Neck and bridge volume pots
    Onboard 9V electronics
    Separate active boost/cut pots
    Pickup select/blend, phase reverse and active/passive switches
    3-point bridge with adjustable tilt and string spacing
    Stock brass nut
    All-but-new Gator case

    34" scale
    Neck width: 1-5/8" at nut, 2-3/16" at 12th
    Neck depth: 7/8" at 1st, 1-1/16" at 12th

    I've been playing B-series Guild basses since '76 because that's been the bass that fit my hands, and I don't think I've seen a 402A in condition this good since the '80s. It's got some sweat stains from the right forearm and some very light buckle rubbing on the back, but other than that it's very clean, particularly the chrome. The short-horn design creates some controllable neck dive that's not distracting. It's not noise-free at high volume, but it's way quieter than the passive version.

    Go with tapewounds for mellow jazzy character, half-rounds for blues or country, or rounds for a funk machine. This instrument really has it all.

    Why sell it? I've got two and I'm playing way more upright these days. Besides, I know you need it.

    Please ask questions!

    B-402A F.
    B-402A B. B-402A head F.

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  2. jgroh

    jgroh Supporting Member

    Sep 14, 2007
    Cool! I played a B301 for over 20 years and Ive never seen a B402!
  3. SMG

    SMG Supporting Member

    Apr 17, 2000
    metro Detroit
    I used to have one of these...it was the only one I had ever seen until viewing this ad...great bass! GWTS
  4. Steven Ayres

    Steven Ayres Supporting Member

    Mar 11, 2007
    Northern Arizona
  5. Steven Ayres

    Steven Ayres Supporting Member

    Mar 11, 2007
    Northern Arizona
    Still for sale, hoping I can put it in the hands of someone who'll appreciate it.

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