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SOLD John Kallas Musicmaster bass

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by burkhardty10, Dec 9, 2017.


  1. burkhardty10

    burkhardty10 Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2006
    Greenville, SC
    Price:
    1700
    Strings:
    4
    Location:
    South Carolina
    256FC873-B5E8-45D5-AB37-A8BE8732EDC6. A1F550BD-79EE-4B9F-BCE9-08645D9915BF. 9DC334F1-51D3-440F-8980-B45135390F5E. 14239A92-A497-4756-8B1F-8982A64B5AC1. EC99D0B1-C22C-4B20-A153-8744B0F259AE. 5262B8C6-5D79-4D11-AB40-504372A38A80. 5AF1DF73-E3E7-463B-9062-5C5050E60D12. From a previous listing:
    Here’s a link to the build process and details on the builder’s site. Jazzmaster-Bass

    As you can see, there are only two others of its kind (or at least there were at the time it was built, which I believe was in 2011-- Other details:

    *Nordstrand MM 4.4 pickup. It’s a quad coil, with the coils rearranged by John so it could imitate a split-coil P, a reverse P, or have all four coils on. Hum-free in all modes.

    *Preamp is a clone of a vintage 2-band StingRay pre built by John for this model.

    *Controls: See the bottom picture on the linked page for the complete layout.

    *1.5” neck with medium jumbo frets, pearl inlays and white binding.

    *Swamp ash body. I forget the precise weight, but the bass is quite light—7.5-8 lbs.

    *Gorgeous Mary Kay finish

    *One thing to note is that the battery for the pre isunder the pickguard. Also, the guard is not cut bythe heel of the neck, so it needs to be taken off toaccess the truss rod.


    There are some cracks in the clear coat now. I guess “finish checking” on the neck only. I don’t see any on the body. I’ve tried to get close ups of these including some cracks in the binding. I will ship in a generic gig bag.
     

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    Last edited: Dec 9, 2017
  2. kkaarrll

    kkaarrll

    Jun 1, 2014
    what is the scale?
     
  3. kkaarrll

    kkaarrll

    Jun 1, 2014
    can the tone work passive?
     
  4. burkhardty10

    burkhardty10 Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2006
    Greenville, SC
    34" scale. Check out the build link for more info. Not that I'm lazy, I just don't want to give you the wrong info on the tone control. Jazzmaster-Bass
     
  5. joker820

    joker820 Supporting Member

    Jan 20, 2014
    These are awesome basses. JohnK is a wizard.
     
  6. burkhardty10

    burkhardty10 Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2006
    Greenville, SC
    The versatility really can't be beat on this one. All in a super light package
     
  7. Type-55

    Type-55

    Jul 20, 2000
    Michigan
    Is the pickup in the 60's P position?
     
  8. burkhardty10

    burkhardty10 Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2006
    Greenville, SC
    What is 60s p position? I’ll measure for you.
     
  9. klharper

    klharper Supporting Member

    Oct 16, 2005
    Nashville, TN
    super!

    trade interests?
     
  10. burkhardty10

    burkhardty10 Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2006
    Greenville, SC
    Sales are tops but I would entertain lightweight 5 strings plus some cash.
     
  11. I well remember when John built these . All turned out beautifully but this one was my favorite. White blonde trans is one Fender's best colors . Really shows off the grain of the ash body .
     
  12. redstrand

    redstrand

    May 18, 2007
    Saint Louis, MO
    Fool For Four Strings
    I really did not need to see this....I need to unload my pedals for this bad boy
     
  13. jumbodbassman

    jumbodbassman Supporting Member

    Dec 28, 2009
    Stuck in traffic -NY & CT
    Born Again Tubey
    it's on the way to me. happy christmas to me...
     
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