No longer available Custom SONNER 5-String Bass One-Of-A-Kind! $1200 OBO

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by 2GodBGlory, Feb 9, 2019.

  1. 2GodBGlory


    May 20, 2017
    I am pulling this ad until I can correct this problem.
    (See the last post in this thread.)
    I'll put it back up for sale eventually...

    $1200 ASKING/OBO

    This is a project bass I had assembled by local guitar builder Jason Banning of Banning Guitars in Lodi, CA. Banning Guitars
    I purchased the neck from another builder on eBay from a project that was never finished. Same with the body, but from a different builder.
    Jason finished the body (clear urethane), re-finished the back of the neck to a satin finish, and installed a bone nut.
    He assembled the bass and performed the full setup and intonation.

    The neck is a beautiful piece of birdseye maple and the body is alder (I think) with a quilted spalted (flame?) maple top. (I didn't get much information from the two sources for the neck and body.)

    There is one "ding" on the body near the bridge. (see photo) I "christened" the bass my first day home and whacked it on my desk. Otherwise in mint condition.

    Pickups are EMG P/J Set active setup
    Babicz Full Contact Bridge .75" (19mm)
    Hipshot Ultralite Tuners
    Loxx Strap Lock System with strap
    Shielded paint in the rear cavity and pickup cavities
    WBS Neck Joint System (Brass inserts) for neck mount
    Wood control knobs

    Year Made: 2016
    Scale: 35"
    Nut Width: 1 7/8"
    Weight: 9 pounds, 11 ounces
    Neck 3" at body

    I will supply a basic gig bag, properly padded for safe shipping.

    $1200 shipped OBO

    PM me with offers or trade discussions, thanks.


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    (Over $1800 invested in parts and labor. She just needs a new home!)
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2019
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  2. Tnadu


    May 5, 2010
    Louisville, CO
    That's a quilted maple top...
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  3. 2GodBGlory


    May 20, 2017
    Corrected, thanks!
  4. Swift713


    Dec 4, 2006
    Florence, Ma
    I don’t think I’ve ever seen a P pickup overlap like that. How does it sound?
  5. 2GodBGlory


    May 20, 2017
    (Reply revised...)
    It sounds good!
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2019
  6. 2GodBGlory


    May 20, 2017
    I guess I misunderstood your question. I've seen p-basses that have the split pickup reversed, but now that I look at it again, it looks like a normal P.
    Can you clarify your question?
  7. Swift713


    Dec 4, 2006
    Florence, Ma
    Both sides of the pickup extend under the D string. It looks like its getting coverage from both sides. 5 string P’s that I’ve seen have less symmetrical pickups.
  8. 2GodBGlory


    May 20, 2017
    I did not notice it before, but I think you are right.
    It looks like the "D-G" pickup is not centered under the strings correctly.
    It is centered under the D, but it should be centered under both the D&G.
    Listening to the sound more carefully, I don't notice the A being louder, but I do notice the G being softer.
    I am going to adjust the pickup height so that the center is lower, and the outside is higher near the G.
    I think I will contact Jason to see if he can correct the problem.
    Unfortunately, it will require a "pickguard" of some type to cover up the hole that will be left.
    The bridge pickup is unaffected, and so it is possible to dial in a balance between the two. Not ideal, however.
    (so much for the sale of this bass...) :-(

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    Last edited: Feb 12, 2019
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