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KILLER PRECISION BASS - HEAVY RELIC "WARHORSE" !

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by Dark Horse, Apr 16, 2010.


  1. Dark Horse

    Dark Horse Supporting Member

    Jul 31, 2008
    Austin, TX
    I've been having to sell off some of my "personal basses" lately, and this one is up on the block next. I'm not building basses for sale any more, so this is a rare opportunity to get one.

    It is a absolutely smoking late 60's style Precision Bass with a Jazz neck. All nitro lacquer, heavily aged, and the neck is absolutely incredible feeling. This bass is a true joy to play. The sound is pure P Bass with lots of grunt and balls.

    Everyone who has played this has preferred it's sound and playability to Nash, Fender CS, etc. It is an absolutely killer bass.

    *Warmoth alder body - med/light weight, nitro sunburst finish
    *Allparts Jazz neck - heavily rolled edges, feels amazing - aged nitro finish
    *Seymour Duncan Vintage Precision Bass pickup
    *CTS pots
    *Sprague Orange Drop cap
    *Fender vintage style threaded saddle bridge
    *Gotoh tuners
    *Hand cut and aged bone nut
    *Includes gig bag
    *Weight - medium, probably around 9 lbs. or so +/-

    $1300 O.B.O. Shipped in the Continental USA


    Lots of pics -



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  2. Tonegasm

    Tonegasm

    Mar 22, 2010
    NJ
    Oh my god do I want this. Just out of budget as usual!
     
  3. Dark Horse

    Dark Horse Supporting Member

    Jul 31, 2008
    Austin, TX

    Glad you dig it !

    It's a great bass. I might consider a trade + cash for it as well.

    I'll be uploading a video demo of it soon.
     
  4. Jefenator

    Jefenator Supporting Member

    Aug 22, 2008
    Oregon
    ... so much anger! ;)

    BUMP - matte neck backs RULE! :cool:

    Wishing I had $1300.
     
  5. Dark Horse

    Dark Horse Supporting Member

    Jul 31, 2008
    Austin, TX
    Quick, sloppy video demo -

    Please excuse the playing and my "barely out of bed" look....dealing with a bit of food poisoning last night, so I'm definitely "out of it".
     
  6. MN_Bass

    MN_Bass Supporting Member

    Sep 21, 2008
    Minnesota
    That is a killer sounding and looking bass...good luck with your sale, hopefully my 08 P has that kind of mojo someday.
     
  7. thisSNsucks

    thisSNsucks Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2004
    Yonkers, NY
    You do some beautiful work DH. Good luck with the sale!
     
  8. wallydog

    wallydog

    May 14, 2007
    Rome, Italy
    those photos with the worn bass look and worn fence..it's like art! :) Good stuff.
     
  9. Dark Horse

    Dark Horse Supporting Member

    Jul 31, 2008
    Austin, TX
    Thanks for the kind words !


    All PM's returned !

    :)
     
  10. Beautiful tone, congrats! You are right, very solid sounding, like a Pbass should.

    John
     
  11. GregBass1979

    GregBass1979

    Feb 26, 2008
    Placentia,Ca
    Dang..sounds very Jamerson'ish...good relic job dude!
     
  12. Dave Campbell

    Dave Campbell

    Jul 13, 2006
    What's an orange drop cap?
     
  13. Dark Horse

    Dark Horse Supporting Member

    Jul 31, 2008
    Austin, TX
    Thanks guys. I'm sure whoever gets it is gonna love it.


    Dave - "Orange Drop" is a high quality capacitor made by Sprague. You can find tons of info I'm sure by searching "Orange Drop", but to sum up - many people think that a high quality capacitor helps make for a smoother taper and better tone when rolled off.

    I hope this helps :)
     
  14. fretwear

    fretwear

    Mar 7, 2007
    Eugene, OR
    Man that has a the tone for sure, killer! Which SD pup is yours comparable to, SD has a few different P choices, also what value (size) cap did you put in this bass?
     
  15. ishouldbeking

    ishouldbeking

    Feb 5, 2007
    Hollywood, CA
    Endorsing: SIT, Eastwood, Hanson
    Really nice tone capacitor known for having the best tone (along with Mallory caps), as opposed to ceramic caps which are cheaper. Not that they're particularly expensive, usually a buck or two vs .50 for a ceramic, but they really do sound great.
     
  16. Dark Horse

    Dark Horse Supporting Member

    Jul 31, 2008
    Austin, TX
    It's the Duncan Vintage for P - I think the model is called the SPB1. Nice vintage sound, very "true" to what an old P Bass should sound like IMO.

    This one has a .056uF cap in it IIRC.
     
  17. fretwear

    fretwear

    Mar 7, 2007
    Eugene, OR
    Thanks, What strings were on the bass for the you tube video? Nice bass, totaly over the top!
     
  18. Dark Horse

    Dark Horse Supporting Member

    Jul 31, 2008
    Austin, TX

    Hi, and thanks ! - The strings are D'Addario Chromes - 45-100

    I really like the tone of the Chromes. Old school, but still have definition.
     
  19. Dark Horse

    Dark Horse Supporting Member

    Jul 31, 2008
    Austin, TX
    SOLD PENDING PAYMENT !
     
  20. Dark Horse

    Dark Horse Supporting Member

    Jul 31, 2008
    Austin, TX
    And.......................................



    SOLD !!!!​
     

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