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For Sale HJC Customs 9 string - PRICE DROP $1300 SHIPPED OBO

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by King V, Nov 17, 2017.


  1. King V

    King V Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 2005
    Seattle, WA
    Price:
    1300.00
    Strings:
    8
    Location:
    California
    Thinking of going to the dark side?

    This bass is a HJC Customs 9 string bass. The instrument has some light playing wear, but is overall good shape. The Bass is currently in California at SVS Designs for some adjustments and it will ship from that location. The bass is finished with tweaking and is ready to go.

    Specs are:
    9 string / 35" scale
    Body: Walnut with Paduak strips
    Neck: Walnut and Paduak multi-laminate
    Top: Book-matched Rosewood
    Pre-amp: Active 2 band
    Pickup: James Reed Engineering Neo MM style
    Bridge: Custom Kahler Bridge - 17.5mm spacing - adjustable to 19mm

    Disclosures: I acquired this bass in a partial trade deal. There were a few things about the bass that I did not like, so I sent it to SVS Designs in California for some tweaks including a new graphite nut; fret crowning, leveling and polishing; re-wiring the preamp; new tuners; and cleaning / oiling of the body; setup.

    The only thing that wasn't "fixed" was a few fret slots are a little more open than I would like - but that doesn't affect the playability. Just decided to head a different direction, thus it is up for sale. I will not pretend that this is a perfect instrument....it is heavy with some light playing wear, but it plays well and sounds great in my opinion. If you are wanting to get into an extended range bass on a budget, then this may be for you. Offers accepted, no low balls please.

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    The instrument is currently with SVS Designs in CA, and it will ship to it's new home from there. Bass will be required to be insured and will ship in a padded gig bag. Price includes shipping to the lower 48. No out of US sales please. No trades.
     
    Last edited: Nov 19, 2017
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  2. Ellery

    Ellery

    Mar 25, 2015
    Hard not to stare at this thing and wonder what I could do with it. It wouldn't hurt your endeavor to post A/V of yourself or someone else jamming out on this instrument or an equivalent. What do you do for strings? Do you buy a 6 string set and a set of guitar strings, or does anybody actually make a 9 string set?
     
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  3. King V

    King V Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 2005
    Seattle, WA
    Check out Kalium Strings. I use them for all of my erb's as they make sets for 9 string basses and more. $50 will usually get you a set from them. This thing will ship with a fresh set on it.
     
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  4. Sam Dingle

    Sam Dingle Supporting Member

    Aug 16, 2011
    New Orleans
    Trade for a sire fretless? Haha
     
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  5. Ellery

    Ellery

    Mar 25, 2015
    This instrument is siiiiiiiiiiiiiiick!!!:woot:
     
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  6. wisanu

    wisanu

    Jun 11, 2017
    Super bass
     
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  7. King V

    King V Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 2005
    Seattle, WA
    Still available. Make me an offer.
     
  8. samt

    samt

    Mar 29, 2008
    Arkansas
    Is it still available?
     
  9. samt

    samt

    Mar 29, 2008
    Arkansas
    Have not heard is it available?
     

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