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Mike Lull M5 24 fret

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by binky, Nov 14, 2012.

  1. binky

    binky Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2004
    Here's a great sounding Lull that has been plek'd with very low action and great note definition. Swamp ash body, rosewood board, seymour duncan/lull pickups, bartolini 3 band preamp active/passive. $1650 shipped in a Lull gig bag. To see the bass and hear a sound clip recorded flat go to http://deanschmidtbass.com/Lull.html
  2. Bollenator

    Bollenator The Ersatz Haderach

    Jun 2, 2010
    Western Washington
    Nice bass (Mike's one of the best!) and great sound clip! Loved the cover. :)
  3. bwest9

    bwest9 Supporting Member

    Apr 14, 2009
    Boston, MA
    Interested! Would love to see more pics posted, if possible...
  4. herrdruhl

    herrdruhl Supporting Member

    Sep 21, 2007
    San Luis Obispo, CA
    Isn't this the M5 model? The M5V usually has the control plate and pickguard.
  5. Dave W

    Dave W Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    MV's also only have 21 frets.
  6. binky

    binky Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2004
    CORRECTION it is a M5 model.
  7. FunkyMcNasty


    Dec 4, 2010
    Man. That seems like a great price.
  8. chobass

    chobass Supporting Member

    Jan 22, 2004
    Los Angeles, CA
    19mm or 18mm?
    And it looks like alder grain& pao perro fretboard.
    Is it ash,right?
  9. Chuck M

    Chuck M Supporting Member

    May 2, 2000
    San Antonio, Texas
    PM sent.
  10. Chuck M

    Chuck M Supporting Member

    May 2, 2000
    San Antonio, Texas
    Consider it sold!
  11. binky

    binky Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2004
    Yes it is ALDER. I was told rosewood but could be wrong. Possibly sold but still here for the moment.
  12. binky

    binky Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2004
    still here
  13. binky

    binky Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2004
    I guess consider it sold wasn't meant literally. Still here
  14. MarTONEbass


    Jun 19, 2009
    Norton, MA
    Looks like a really great bass, Dean. I have an M5 and I love the thing.

    FWIW, I think your original post may have the woods correct, it looks like a swamp ash body and a rosewood fretboard. The streaks in the board make it looks like Brazilian rosewood which Mike has been known to use.

    My M5 is 18mm and has a push/pull for the active/passive and a 3 ways switch for the midrange frequency. Is your the same?
  15. Not that I have my finger on the pulse, but I've never seen one of Mike's extended cutaway (i.e. M5) bodies in anything other than swamp ash. I'd certainly guess ash from the pic as well. FWIW, I'd also guess Indian rosewood on the board. Of course, a call to Mike's shop with the s/n would clarify.

    These are great basses, and this is a really attractive price. Those Duncan pickups offer a great trad J tone in passive mode, and the Bart NTMB is a perfect match for more versatility. Bias the back pickup and boost the 250 mids, and you'll want to hide the women and children. Center the blend with a slight boost on the lows, and the slap tone will make you smile.
  16. Hidesert


    Oct 7, 2011
    Santa Fe
  17. binky

    binky Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2004
    Thanks for chiming in guys. I believe it is 18mm string spacing but not certain. It's Volume push/pull active/passive,Blend,Bass,Mid,Treble and a 3 way mid switch. This thing is a tone monster. The clip I have is flat and favoring the back pickup but this is also a great slap bass and with some bass boost gets huge.
  18. themass


    Feb 13, 2010
    do you know the weight?
  19. binky

    binky Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2004
    Don't have a scale but Lull basses are very light. Probably around 9lbs.
  20. MarkA

    MarkA *** Supporting Member

    Sep 26, 2008
    Nice looking and sounding bass. Do you have any pics of the back? How's the balance on a strap and the access to the 24th fret?