For Sale F-Bass VF5-J Bells & Whistles Blvd (Video Included)

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by TheMartianBassist, Nov 27, 2020.

  1. Price:
    United States
    Hello TB,

    Up for sale is my F-Bass VF5-J.
    Fully loaded, bells and whistles galore, custom ordered by me in 2017.
    Lethal Ash/Maple/Maple jazz bass vibes and Marcus Miller slap tone for days.

    This is an Orthodox Jewish corporate band I’ve been gigging with for a while in LA.
    These gigs are the typical - zero rehearsal, musicians show up and sight-read and hope everything goes well - kind of scenario.

    Bass is in showroom condition. Absolutely mint/flawless. Meticulously looked after, routinely cleaned, polished and professionally set up.

    This bass has the 18mm customization option ($900). It changes the neck width, neck pocket and pickup size.
    Perfect for those who prefer a faster neck on the VF5-J’s with slightly tighter spacing.

    - Shipping/Insurance costs to be split.
    - Willing to travel for a local pickup (up to 100 miles)
    - No trades please.


    - F-Bass VF5-J
    - Gloss Transparent Seafoam Green
    - Serial: 571117
    - Weight: 10lbs even
    - Year: 2017
    - Body: Northern Ash
    - Neck: Maple
    - Fingerboard: Birdseye Maple
    - Pearloid Block Inlays
    - White Neck Binding
    - 18mm String Spacing
    - Pickups: Aguilar 5J-HC
    - 70’s Pickup Position
    - Straplocks
    - Pearloid Maple Lead Serial Number

    F-Bass Preamp:
    (from the website)

    “Our preamps are handmade right here in Hamilton using discrete components (transistors, resistors, capacitors) rather than over-engineered IC chips. This helps us achieve a more open and transparent sound that allows the instrument to translate its inherent tone without colouration. Our 3-band preamp controls Bass Boost, Mid Boost, and Treble Boost. When all are set flat at 0, there is no perceivable difference from your passive tone. This makes for an extremely predictable and shape-able tool to explore tones or to simply cater to various gigging environments. The 9V pre has a low draw allowing for approximately 500 hours of play. Now if your battery happens to die in the middle of a gig—don’t fret!— you can pop up the passive tone control to engage passive mode.”

    VF Series Preamp Controls:
    • 1st row starting closest to the neck: Neck Pickup Volume, Bridge Pickup Volume, Tone (pull up for passive mode, push in for active mode)
    • 2nd row starting closest to the neck: Bass Boost, Mid Boost, Treble Boost

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    Last edited: Nov 29, 2020
  2. Matt Power

    Matt Power Supporting Member

    Jul 2, 2000
    Magnolia, TX
    Just jaw-dropping!!!
  3. fedenybass

    fedenybass Supporting Member

    Beautiful bass! Oy, that’s a killer lick at 3:10! Nice job!
  4. kerrycares

    kerrycares Supporting Member

    Jan 17, 2006
    Beautiful bass GLWTS
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  5. 31HZ

    31HZ Glad to be here Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Feb 26, 2006
    Central VA, USA
    * perfect *
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  6. ajwolfcale

    ajwolfcale Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2011
    Easily one of the most beautiful Basses I’ve ever seen.
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  7. basspedaler


    Feb 18, 2013
    Truly stunning! But no mention of what all those knobs do? Curious minds want to know..
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  8. Standard VF preamp layout:
    Top row is Vol/Vol/Tone with push/pull for active/passive
    Bottom row is B/M/T
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2020
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  9. JReno

    JReno Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 2019
    That is an absolute smoke show of a bass. You definitely have an eye for aesthetics, and a killer hand for playing based on the videos. I wish I had the coin for the bass, and a fraction of the talent to make it worthwhile! GLWTS
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  10. inSpector_Alon


    Nov 10, 2014
    Jaw dropping ? ... I think you meant A Jew Drop-in :)
    (A joke people ... I’m Jewish too)
    Great bass . Killer neck
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  11. ThumbyAche

    ThumbyAche Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 15, 2005
    Absolutely awesome looking bass! :)
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  12. JustTouchBass

    JustTouchBass Supporting Member

    Mar 21, 2016
    Richmond, VA
    Stunning instrument! GLWTS
  13. bassplayr009

    bassplayr009 Supporting Member

    Jun 12, 2013
    Still have?

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