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FS/ Custom PJ Bass

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by BassJunkie730, Jan 31, 2006.


  1. BassJunkie730

    BassJunkie730

    Feb 3, 2005
    Brooklyn
    I still can't believe I'm doing this, but I'm moving to a fiver - i'm starting to feel the limitations of a four banger and this guy is now on the block. I dumped $1200 of parts and labor into this guy.
    I will ship it in a Fender SKB case. I'm looking to get $800 shipped in the US for it.

    I'm looking to put the cash toward a Black Lakland JO5 with a maple neck (a newer one with the graphite reinforced neck) then I can make this deal worth your while.

    I'll post more detailed pics soon

    Highlights of the bass:

    USA Custom Guitar quarter sawn maple neck with a satin Nitrocellulose finish. Amazing nut carved by a local tech and custom neck thickness (this is the best neck I've ever played - If you like a fast neck with just a tiny bit of beef) I really like the Lakland necks (and Tommy has my specs so if I ever want another I can get one:D) So I give you the gift of an awesome neck.

    Warmoth Alder body (I have picks of the two piece alder body underneath and it's beautiful - the black finish hides nothing underneath) Quite possibly the TIGHEST neck joint I've ever experience in my 8 years of building YOu could pick this guitar up and shake it without screws and it would stay together! Has great sustain- and a very organic sound - but the Bill Lawrence pickups add a great articuation)

    All hipshot hardware

    Push-pull pot for series parallel

    Tin foil Angela capacitor (very smooth tone control)

    Very even break angle for all strings across the nut

    Countersunk dunlop Straplocks (I'll send a set of strap inserts) makes for a clean finish and I tight grab while playing.

    The only flaw are that there are a few tiny dings on the top of the headstock and a small chip near the upper horn's straplock where I appiled a "bit too much pressure" Oops. (it was touched up though so you can see it - only feel it.

    This is hands down the best bass I've made to date (the back of the neck was sanded up to 1500 - very smooth.)

    Here are some pics from when I just finished it in November.
    http://i1.tinypic.com/mwdr8j.jpg
    http://i1.tinypic.com/mwdrbm.jpg
    http://i1.tinypic.com/mwdrg6.jpg
    http://i1.tinypic.com/mwdrlu.jpg

    ~M
     
  2. BassJunkie730

    BassJunkie730

    Feb 3, 2005
    Brooklyn
    Hump day bump
     
  3. BassJunkie730

    BassJunkie730

    Feb 3, 2005
    Brooklyn
    Bump...bumpbump..bump
     
  4. basstodave

    basstodave Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2002
    arizona
    What does the bass weigh?
    What is the nut width?
     
  5. BassJunkie730

    BassJunkie730

    Feb 3, 2005
    Brooklyn
    about 8 lbs and it's a standard p width about 1.625" or 1 and 5/8"

    It's a very comfortable bass to play if I might add for a fedner style instrument IMO

    ~M
     
  6. Trevorus

    Trevorus

    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    What kind of pickups are those?
     
  7. BassJunkie730

    BassJunkie730

    Feb 3, 2005
    Brooklyn
    Bill Lawrence PJ set. They are articulate and completely humcancelling.