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FS: NORDY VJ5 + a boutique bass with history: 'Spring 6' (an Anthony Jackson replica)

Discussion in 'For Sale: Europe & International' started by dezspet, Jan 23, 2012.


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  1. dezspet

    dezspet

    Mar 21, 2007
    Hungary
    Hi guys,
    First the Spring 6, the 'Anthony Jackson' model: it's not the original Fodera, it was made by a very famous and experienced luthier in my country, called Tibor Megyesi. 10 years ago he has made this bass for Pal Vasvari, probably the most popular Hungarian bass player ever, who used to play with superstars like Mike Stern, Spyro Gyra, Dennis Chambers, Dean Brown, Russel Ferrante, etc. etc.
    This model is based on the original AJ6 with a few modifications, which IMO makes it perhaps even better for a usual player: it's 34' instead of 36', its body is maple, the neck is a 5 piece neckthrough, fingerboard is ebony, singlecut body, 28 frets (!) like on the original Fodera, all passive like the original, and it has only volume control with a push/pull selector to switch between series and paralell. Pickup is a Bartolini P4, a perfect choice. The voice is incredible, it's solid, warm, growling, in the high registers it sounds like a full sounding jazz guitar.
    The neck is a dream, the B string is literally the best I have ever had in my hands!
    By the way the bass is really beautiful, and the craftmanship is just amazing. This is one of the best basses ever made in Europe. Tamas Barabas told me that its value should be way over 4000 EUR.
    Of course, it is a unique instrument, but still perfect for a lot of genres: fusion, jazz, ethno, funk, etc.
    I have traded this bass from Mr. Vasvari personally about a year ago, noone else used it in the last decade.
    Here you can listen to it: Pal Vasvari Band Plays "Solid" By Dean Brown - YouTube
    Looking for 2300 EUR including shipping to the EU.
    Paypal is preferred.
    Spring6.

    The Nordy VJ5 is a pretty new one, I have bought it at Session Music 3 months ago for a project band (3 gigs). Normally I do not play 5 stringers, but I needed a traditonal sounding instrument with a low B.
    It is in absolutely perfect condition, it's really brand new. It's a 60s position classic jazz bass with Nordstrand's incredible pickups, alder body, maple neck, rosewood fingerboard. 34', perfect low B string, very resonant, light body. Very nice, dense sound, traditional. Great sounds in bridge and neck position as well. It is a superclass instrument from one of the best luthiers on Earth. It's full passive, but you will not miss the electronics at all.
    Looking for 1800 EUR including shipping to the EU. Paypal is preferred.
    Nordy.
    Let me know if you need more photo or info on the basses.
    Thanks,
    Peter
     
  2. bloozter

    bloozter

    Apr 11, 2008
    Hi there,

    Would you consider P/X for the Spring 6?

    Thanks,

    Panagiotis
     
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  3. dezspet

    dezspet

    Mar 21, 2007
    Hungary
    Hi,
    What is P/X? Sorry, maybe I should know...
     
  4. bloozter

    bloozter

    Apr 11, 2008
    Hi there,

    'Part exchange'. If u are interested to discuss send email to bloozter@gmail.com.

    Thanx,

    Panagiotis
     
  5. dezspet

    dezspet

    Mar 21, 2007
    Hungary
    Still available! :hyper:
     
  6. Tankdave

    Tankdave

    Dec 2, 2009
    Wilts, UK
    The Nordy is a bargain and they do sound wonderfull passive.
     
  7. liverbird

    liverbird

    Mar 22, 2003
    What's the exact weight of the Nordy?
     
  8. dezspet

    dezspet

    Mar 21, 2007
    Hungary
    The weight of the Nordy is 4,3 kg.
     
  9. dezspet

    dezspet

    Mar 21, 2007
    Hungary
    Still available!
     

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