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SOLD FS: Atkinson P/J w/ Dimarzios, Butterscotch Nitro, Maple, Made in USA

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by Holdsg, Jan 9, 2012.


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  1. Holdsg

    Holdsg I should be practicing Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 10, 2009
    Alta Loma, CA
    Endorsing artist: Remic microphones
    This is a great example of Dan Atkinson's work. He makes his basses using the best sourced components (necks, bodies, pickups, etc.) finishes the bodies and necks, assembles the basses and sells them at a fraction of the cost of other American made custom basses.

    This one has a lightweight ash body, covered in a rich butterscotch nitrocellulose finish (not the typical poly finish on most basses), which shows the lovely grain of the body. The neck and headstock is maple and has a nitro finish (satin feel, in between a shinny lacquer finished and a bare wood oil/wax finish neck).
    Other hardware includes lightweight hipshot tuners and a solid GOTOH bridge for lots of sustain, and an old-school vintage white pickguard.
    This bass features Dimarzio P and J pickups, excellent passive tone (I just found I prefer Active P/Js)
    Controls are Volume/Tone, with a pickup selector toggle (P-only, Mixed P/J, J only).
    The blend of the two is really great.
    Currently strung with brand-new Ernie Ball flatwound strings which provide even a more vintage vibe.

    No major dings to speak of, the back has a few very minor scratches/player wear, none that go thru the finish.

    The bass weighs about 8 lbs and buyer has a choice of getting it shipped in a brand-new SKB hard case ($800 shipped ) or standard-issue padded gig-bag ($750 shipped). Paypal is preferred.
    You won't find a better-made used Made in USA P/J for $800 anywhere.

    Price is firm including shipping to lower 48 states (no international shipping), and remember to let me know whether you want the hard case or gig bag.

    Trade interest is limited to:
    and in order of preference
    Lakland Skyline 44-02s
    EBMM Sterling 4H, 4HH, or 4HS

    that's it, OK, on to the pics:

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    and the case

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  2. Moe Monsarrat

    Moe Monsarrat Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2006
    Austin, Tx.
    Endorsing artist:Regenerate Guitar Works Carvin, Micheal Kelly Guitars
    It's a great deal on a bass you can bet is a smoker!
     
  3. Holdsg

    Holdsg I should be practicing Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 10, 2009
    Alta Loma, CA
    Endorsing artist: Remic microphones
    thanks for the endorsement Moe
     
  4. Dr Dan

    Dr Dan

    Apr 12, 2011
    Sweet bass! Is that a P or a J neck?
     
  5. Holdsg

    Holdsg I should be practicing Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 10, 2009
    Alta Loma, CA
    Endorsing artist: Remic microphones
    It's a J neck, 1 and 1/2 inches at the nut
     
  6. spiritbass

    spiritbass Supporting Member

    Jun 9, 2004
    Ashland, MO
    Nice! The lollipop tuners go well with this bass...
     
  7. Blues Infidel

    Blues Infidel Gold Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2002
    CT
    You can tell the bass has high quality components and was well thought out. Definitely a good one.
     
  8. Holdsg

    Holdsg I should be practicing Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 10, 2009
    Alta Loma, CA
    Endorsing artist: Remic microphones
    Thanks for the comments guys. It's got a great vintage vibe to it.
     
  9. Mysterion

    Mysterion

    Jan 10, 2012
    PM sent...
     
  10. Bulky Bass

    Bulky Bass Supporting Member

    Jan 25, 2008
    Bay Area, Ca.
    That used to be mine! It's a gorgeous bass. So nice in fact that I never took it to a gig for fear of getting it dirty. I'm nuts, I know. I got it from Dan himself.

    Holdsg is a great TBer and whoever gets this beauty will be very happy.
     
  11. Holdsg

    Holdsg I should be practicing Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 10, 2009
    Alta Loma, CA
    Endorsing artist: Remic microphones
    Thanks Bulky. I wish I could keep it, but it's not going to get much play time when there is another in the house that I like better.
     
  12. kellyrojo

    kellyrojo

    Feb 16, 2011
    South Carolina
    yeah this should sell in seconds....so stylee. Also holdsg, what is the bass in your avatar if you dont mind me asking. It looks like a younger brother to this one
     
  13. Holdsg

    Holdsg I should be practicing Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 10, 2009
    Alta Loma, CA
    Endorsing artist: Remic microphones
    Thanks Kelly,
    That's a Fender American Deluxe Precision, 60th anniversary edition in cherry burst, where for a certain number of years they put a humbucker in the bridge position. That's the one that I love more and am probably takin to the grave.
     
  14. Holdsg

    Holdsg I should be practicing Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 10, 2009
    Alta Loma, CA
    Endorsing artist: Remic microphones
    this ones on hold, pending payment.
     
  15. Holdsg

    Holdsg I should be practicing Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 10, 2009
    Alta Loma, CA
    Endorsing artist: Remic microphones
    Sold and heading to our Nation's Capitol
     

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