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SOLD ABass DJ Proto 4 string jazz bass, Aero pickups, ebony board, RARE!

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by tortburst, Apr 12, 2014.

  1. tortburst

    tortburst Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2007
    New Jersey
    New Jersey
    Here is a rare ABass, DJ Proto model by Albey Balgochian. 4 string jazz style bass.

    This bass is beautiful and plays very easily. For those of you unfamiliar with ABasses you can check out http://www.abasses.com/

    The neck has a comfortable oil finish. It's done by hand and the oil is built up towards the head and heel of the neck like a violin. This is a unique feature of the ABasses. The neck feels great.

    • BODY: Alder, painted white, I think it’s Nitro. Enough space for an onboard preamp.
    • NECK: Maple, fretted w/ ebony fingerboard
    • PICKUPS: Aero JB4 Type 1, passive
    • HARDWARE: Hipshot ultra light tuners, Schaller roller bridge, DR Sunbeam strings
    • Neck width about 1.48
    • Neck dimensions: 1st fret: 0.81, 12th fret: 0.93
    • 34" scale
    • Weighs 8.2 on my bathroom scale

    Work I had done by a Luthier
    • Bridge. Original bridge was a Wilkinson TW4 and I didn't like it. Had the holes from the original bridge plugged and a Schaller roller bridge installed.
    • Wiring Harness. Original pots were 500K, changed to 250K. Copper shielding installed.
    • Frets dressed and fingerboard edges rolled.
    • Hardware. Was originally black, changed to silver.

    I prefer a local deal either in NYC midtown or near Montclair NJ if possible.

    Asking what I have in the bass which is $1500.
    Last edited: Aug 14, 2014
  2. emblymouse

    emblymouse Supporting Member

    Jan 22, 2006
    Lakland Artist Endorser
    Opportunity knocks TB land. These just have a feel about them.
  3. I had one a few years back...perfection!
  4. g4string

    g4string Supporting Member

    Sep 19, 2002
    Melissa, TX
    I have an A Jade. They are great basses. This is one of the basses you get and never sell. They feel that great. If for some reason you do sell it, it will haunt you till the end of your days. Pm sent.

  5. Mojo-Man

    Mojo-Man Supporting Member

    Feb 11, 2003

    Interested In bass. Sent you a few emails.
    Not sure there going through the new forum.
  6. tortburst

    tortburst Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2007
    New Jersey
    Replied but they're not reaching you. Must be a site issue. I sent you a new conversation with my email info.
    Thanks for your interest
  7. Mojo-Man

    Mojo-Man Supporting Member

    Feb 11, 2003