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SOLD Custom JazzMan Bass, Exotic Wood, Premium Parts, Doner Designs

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by Doner Designs, Jan 1, 2017.


  1. Doner Designs

    Doner Designs Steve Doner Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 2, 2012
    Metro Chicago Area
    Doner Designs is an alias for Steve Doner
    Price:
    $1750
    Strings:
    4
    Location:
    Illinois
    Custom JazzMan Bass, Exotic Wood, Premium Parts, Doner Designs $2,250

    Best Bass Gear Bass of the Week winner in 2016! [Bass of the Week] Doner Designs JazzMan | eBass

    I built this bass in 2016 as a prototype and for personal use. My son and I build for charity auctions and do not build any guitars or basses to order or for sale. This one is a gently used personal item that I’m selling because of builder’s GAS (so no trades please). Condition is mint. This one has never left my smoke free home.

    Here’s a description:

    • Custom Fender Licensed Warmoth body and neck with premium parts throughout…

    • Custom Nordstrand pickup made to our specs - it’s a double J pickup in a MM pickup shell/cover. Neck side is an NJ4se and the bridge side is an NJ4sv (each half is noiseless).

    • Use of differing winds makes the two halves of the pickup sound like they are further apart. We nicknamed both the pickup and the bass “JazzMan”. The pickup is located in the Warmoth sweet spot location (basically MM position). Tone is similar to a J bass with a little extra growl.

    • Chambered swamp ash rear route jazz bass body with an amazing unique quilt maple top. Hand finished with dark pure tung oil and paste wax.

    • Roasted maple neck with 24 fret ebony fingerboard.

    • Neck is standard contour, has the most popular fret size (6150) and standard steel stiffening rods.

    • Audere four band preamp. Preamp introduces no color or gain when controls are at noon – sounds like a passive bass if you leave the tone controls flat.

    • Babicz FCH bridge (black).

    • Hipshot USA Ultralight tuning machines (black).

    • LaBella Supersteps exposed core strings.

    • Tweed hard shell case, Levy’s leather strap and custom cable included.

    • Approximate weight (postal scale) – 9 lbs 14 oz

    • Shipping in Continental US – included.
    Controls are volume, balance, hi-mid/lo-mid, treble/bass. Blend/balance pans between the two halves of the pickup. As with a J bass, the neck side has a deeper tone, the bridge side has more growl and with both pickups on full there’s a bit of a mid-scoop.

    I’m a hobby/charity builder but have sold some of my personal builds to pros and they have all been satisfied. Recently Andy Irvine bought a P bass and has been singing our praises. You can see what he has to say on the Daily Funk Club website or his personal facebook page.

    Thanks for looking!

    Steve Doner

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  2. LowEndWooly

    LowEndWooly

    Sep 3, 2013
    Indiana
    Goodness, man! You really have some great basses! Great job!
     
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  3. Laklandfan

    Laklandfan Supporting Member

    Oct 15, 2010
    New Orleans, LA
    One of the prettiest basses I've ever seen.
     
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  4. Doner Designs

    Doner Designs Steve Doner Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 2, 2012
    Metro Chicago Area
    Doner Designs is an alias for Steve Doner
    Thanks guys!!
     
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  5. fedenybass

    fedenybass Supporting Member

    All your basses I've seen are aesthetically pleasing! Very nice!
     
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  6. Doner Designs

    Doner Designs Steve Doner Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 2, 2012
    Metro Chicago Area
    Doner Designs is an alias for Steve Doner
    Thanks very much!
     
  7. B-Mac

    B-Mac Sorting Things Out Supporting Member

    All I can say is WOW.....Gorgeous.....
     
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  8. dave64o

    dave64o Talkbass Top 10 all time lowest talent/gear ratio! Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 15, 2000
    Southern NJ
    Pretty, pretty bass!

    It's a subtle touch that probably goes unnoticed most of the time, but I also really like the serial number. Your basses are so one-of-a-kind that the SN isn't even a number. It's a name - JAZZMAN. :D
     
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  9. Doner Designs

    Doner Designs Steve Doner Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 2, 2012
    Metro Chicago Area
    Doner Designs is an alias for Steve Doner
    Thanks! Probably right about not being noticed by many. Very few ever comment about it.

    Our charity project in process is a time machine bass. We haven't come up with a name yet.

    Richard suggested BASSTIMECONTINUUM (instead of space time continuum). I like it, but don't think it will fit.

    We could use the Back to the Future license plate number (OUTATIME) but we are trying to limit how much we copy from any one of the various time machines from movies, books, etc. I guess we could try to come up with a musical term related to time/tempo. Maybe PRESTISSIMO or something like that.

    Any ideas?
     
  10. MonetBass

    MonetBass ♪ Just listen ♫ Supporting Member

    Sep 15, 2006
    Tulsa, OK
    Beautiful bass! I'm sure it has quite the unique voice as well. GLWTS!
     
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  11. Doner Designs

    Doner Designs Steve Doner Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 2, 2012
    Metro Chicago Area
    Doner Designs is an alias for Steve Doner
    Thanks!! By the way, what is that on your avatar bass? Looks like an aquarium with fish as near I can tell from the thumbnail. Got a bigger photo?
     
  12. MonetBass

    MonetBass ♪ Just listen ♫ Supporting Member

    Sep 15, 2006
    Tulsa, OK
    It's a Fender Jazz 24 with Monet's "Red Water Lilies" overlaid on it (I used Photoshop). Here's the larger version.
    ypOMXcG.
     
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  13. Doner Designs

    Doner Designs Steve Doner Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 2, 2012
    Metro Chicago Area
    Doner Designs is an alias for Steve Doner
    Wow. I love that look - big fan of blues, greens and teal. Would be cool to have an artist actually do that to a bass and then clear coat over it.
     
  14. MonetBass

    MonetBass ♪ Just listen ♫ Supporting Member

    Sep 15, 2006
    Tulsa, OK
    Absolutely! If I ever find myself with some extra money and time, I will make this happen. :)
     
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  15. Doner Designs

    Doner Designs Steve Doner Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 2, 2012
    Metro Chicago Area
    Doner Designs is an alias for Steve Doner
    Mind if I steal the idea for one of our charity projects? I have a buddy who dabbles in painting. Not sure if this is in his comfort zone though.
     
  16. MonetBass

    MonetBass ♪ Just listen ♫ Supporting Member

    Sep 15, 2006
    Tulsa, OK
    No problem - I didn't paint it, after all! :D
     
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  17. Doner Designs

    Doner Designs Steve Doner Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 2, 2012
    Metro Chicago Area
    Doner Designs is an alias for Steve Doner
    There is one thing I would take on trade - a BLACK Bergantino HG310. I have two and would kinda like to have a third for a 910 wall of sound.

    Black ones are more rare than black swans, slightly less rare than unicorns. I'm not sure if any even exist.
     
  18. Doner Designs

    Doner Designs Steve Doner Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 2, 2012
    Metro Chicago Area
    Doner Designs is an alias for Steve Doner
    Price dropped to $1,750.
     
  19. ogiebb

    ogiebb Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2016
    Rosenberg TX
    sucks to be broke... im $600 short :(
     
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  20. Doner Designs

    Doner Designs Steve Doner Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 2, 2012
    Metro Chicago Area
    Doner Designs is an alias for Steve Doner
    Sold on Reverb for $1,600.
     

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