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SOLD For sale or trade: Veillette Mark IV 5 string. Relist w/ price drop.

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by NickyBass, Nov 4, 2010.


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  1. NickyBass

    NickyBass Supporting Member

    Nov 28, 2005
    Southern New Jersey
    I just picked this up in trade. I really like the bass, but it doesn't quite fit the music that I'm playing. I would like to sell it for $1550 shipped.

    Flame Maple Top in Wine Red Finish
    Poplar body
    Maple Neck with Wenge Fingerboard and Dot Inlays
    Basslines Pickup with Piezo
    Alvarez System 600T Preamp
    Fitted gigbag
    On-board Tuner


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  2. NickyBass

    NickyBass Supporting Member

    Nov 28, 2005
    Southern New Jersey
    Bump
     
  3. lennybass

    lennybass

    Jan 9, 2010
    Nice! What is the scale length?
     
  4. NickyBass

    NickyBass Supporting Member

    Nov 28, 2005
    Southern New Jersey
    Thanks. It is 35 inch scale.
     
  5. MikeBass

    MikeBass Supporting Member

    Nov 4, 2003
    Royal, Oak, MI.
    Hey bro, can you describe the tone for us????
    Any clips of it?
     
  6. NickyBass

    NickyBass Supporting Member

    Nov 28, 2005
    Southern New Jersey
    It's pretty versatile. It can approximate the Rob Allen vibe, and can do a psuedo upright thing. With the rounds on now and the frets, it is a bit more edgey, but with nylons, you can get a mellower tone. The mag is in a great location. It isn't going to get that single coil Jaco thing---it's fuller and deeper. It has a nice low end and, if you play toward the bridge, sounds 'burpy' but never 'nasaly.' There is a phase button for when the two are mixed. The eq only works for the piezo pickup. It has a sweepable mid and a notch filter. There are alot of sounds that it can get, but most of them are very full and thick. It has great low end.

    I hope that helps. I can't really get clips up. I'm not too savy with recording, and I don't think I could get a good representation of the tone.
     
  7. NickyBass

    NickyBass Supporting Member

    Nov 28, 2005
    Southern New Jersey
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  8. emblymouse

    emblymouse exempt Supporting Member

    Jan 22, 2006
    W'Sconsin
    I find I prefer the shorter reach of a 34" scale, but this bass has the bridge set way back. Can you please measure the distance from the ass edge of the body to the nut?:)
     
  9. NickyBass

    NickyBass Supporting Member

    Nov 28, 2005
    Southern New Jersey
    From the end of the bridge to the nut is exactly 37" --- but, the bridge does stick off the end of the body. It's hard to get a good measurement on the bridge extension because it is rounded, but it is a bit more than 1/4" off the body.
     
  10. emblymouse

    emblymouse exempt Supporting Member

    Jan 22, 2006
    W'Sconsin
    Thanks Nicky, that's still 1" more than mine.:meh: I was hoping the positioning on that would eat up the difference in scale length. That is a really attractive bass and from your description it would fit well in one of my gigs, but I learned the hard way I'm a 34" guy.
    Somebody work this sucker!:bassist:
     
  11. MikeBass

    MikeBass Supporting Member

    Nov 4, 2003
    Royal, Oak, MI.
    Too bad it doesn't do the "modern" thing (like slap, Jazz Bass flavored fingerstyle), otherwise we may be talking.
    Has more of the pseudo acoustic thing going on.

    Still a KILLER bass. (and correct me if I'm wrong on my above assumptions).
    (Hmm...I could always put my V-Bass system on it though....)
     
  12. NickyBass

    NickyBass Supporting Member

    Nov 28, 2005
    Southern New Jersey
    Actually, the slap sound is surprisingly nice. I would say that if you only slap occasionaly throughout the gig, I think it can work--OR if you're looking for a unique slap tone that nobody else has, this might be worth a try. However, it doesn't do the modern slap thing like a Smith or Roscoe. The psuedo upright tone is only when the piezo is solo'd--and really only with nylons. Even then, it is pretty versatile with the preamp. With rounds and the frets, you still get some edge to the tone.

    As for the J tone, it certainly can get a nice bridge grindy tone, but, to me, it sounds fuller than that classic single coil tone. The lack of eq on the mag pickup probably takes it out of the super J category, but the cool thing about it is that you can mix the 2 pickups to get a thump AND a bridge tone.

    I don't know...maybe you can coax some modern tones out of it if you spent some time tweaking. You can mess with the mid freq on the piezo, and dial it in to taste, then boost the bridge pickup to get some interesting tones. Plus there is a phase switch, so you can mix and match for hours.

    If you're on the fence still, send me a PM. Maybe we can work out some kind of trial.
     
  13. bevan lurrito

    bevan lurrito

    Jan 9, 2007
    PM replied.
     
  14. shrigg

    shrigg Joy Decision Bassist/BL, AudioKinesis Beta Tester Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2007
    Traverse City, MI
    way cool bass!
     
  15. NickyBass

    NickyBass Supporting Member

    Nov 28, 2005
    Southern New Jersey
    Thanks shrigg!

    This one is still available.
     
  16. Any specific trades you're looking for?
     
  17. NickyBass

    NickyBass Supporting Member

    Nov 28, 2005
    Southern New Jersey
    Specific trades would be:
    -Higher powered GK heads
    -An Avatar Neo 4x10
    -A micro head. Something to put in my gig bag for backup.

    I would be open to other things too. Feel free to run anything by me.
     
  18. NickyBass

    NickyBass Supporting Member

    Nov 28, 2005
    Southern New Jersey
    THIS BASS IS TRADED
     
  19. NickyBass

    NickyBass Supporting Member

    Nov 28, 2005
    Southern New Jersey
    THIS BASS IS TRADED!
     
  20. trade for a nordstrand nordy vj4 ?
     

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