For Sale Maruszczyk Medium Scale Elwood L5a w Aguilars/Noll, 7.8 lbs

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by mkr1, May 17, 2021.

  1. mkr1

    mkr1 Supporting Member

    Jul 27, 2020
    United States
    Get a mint condition, perfectly balanced 7.8 lb Elwood at a discount without the 3-month wait. The Noll pre takes one 9v battery and has sweepable mid frequency and active/passive switch. The Aguilar HB is wired parallel.

    $1800 shipped CONUS, but will consider international buyers assuming final shipping cost TBD. No trades, please.

    Here are the detailed specs from my original order:

    Type: Righthand
    Number of Strings: 5-String
    Scale Length: Medium Scale 32"
    Number of Frets: 21 Frets
    Body Wood: Alder
    Top Wood: Ash
    Veneer: Without Veneer
    Color Type: Transparent
    Transparent: Charcoal Burst
    Body Finish: Matte
    Pickguard: Without Pickguard
    Neck Wood: Hard Rock Maple (Roasted)
    Neck Finish: Matte
    Neck Profile: Modern C
    Nut Width: 45mm
    Carbon Rods: No
    Fingerboard Wood: East Indian Rosewood
    Fretted / Fretless: Fretted
    Side Dots: Side Dots
    Fingerboard Inlays: Without Inlay
    Fingerboard Binding: Without Binding
    Fingerboard Radius: 14''
    Headstock Type: Matching Headstock (Charcoal Burst) Headstock Finish: Matte
    Headstock Logo: Black
    Nut: Black
    Pickup Combination: Split Coil/Humbucker Set Manufacturer: Aguilar
    Pickup Finish: Black
    Neck Pickup: Aguilar AG 5P-60
    Bridge Pickup: Aguilar AG 5M
    Electronics Type: Active 3-band
    Active 3-band: Noll TCM 3PM (B2024)
    Humbucker Switch: Without Switch
    Hardware Color: Black
    Bridge Spacing: 18mm
    Bridge Type: Monorail
    Knobs Type: Dome-Style
    Tuner Type: Hipshot Ultralite Y-Style 3/8
    Bass Xtender: Without Xtender
    Security Locks: Without Security Locks

    Last edited: Jun 18, 2021 at 2:23 PM
  2. simongpaez

    simongpaez Supporting Member

    Feb 28, 2005
    The Woodlands , Texas
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  3. gmarcus

    gmarcus Supporting Member

    Apr 4, 2003
    What a beauty. What length strings do you put on that?
  4. Humabass

    Humabass Supporting Member

    Mar 16, 2002
    Northern Virginia
    So these are standard 34" scale strings that are on it now?
  5. mkr1

    mkr1 Supporting Member

    Jul 27, 2020
    I see on Public Peace's site that M5BN strings (45-125) come in two versions - short/medium and long. The strings on this Elwood appear to be the short/medium set, because the B taper starts between the nut and post as you can see from the pic.
    Last edited: May 18, 2021
  6. mmbass21

    mmbass21 Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2016
    How is the low B on this scale length?
  7. mkr1

    mkr1 Supporting Member

    Jul 27, 2020
    One way to answer that is to point you to Maruszczyk's YouTube demo channel, where Adrian demos 10 years of various shorter-scale basses.

    Hearing the B on even some of his 30" models convinced me that a 32" would still have nice definition. One thing he does that might be counterintuitive is to ship it with a relatively light .125 B string. So that combined with the lower 32" tension does require a bit lighter touch on the B but once you adjust, it sounds great. Also, per advice various TB threads, before I ordered my first Maruszczyk I simulated what a 32" 4 and 5-string would sound and feel like by just tuning a 34" down a half-step and capo-ing at the 1st fret.

    Hope that helps and thanks for the interest.

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  8. turcmic

    turcmic Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2006
    Montreal, QC
    Your bass would be in Montreal right now if it wasn’t for the prohibitive shipping and custom fees.

    good luck with the sale. An amazing bass!
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