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For Sale Mike Lull M5V

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by VroomVroom, Jun 29, 2019.


  1. VroomVroom

    VroomVroom Supporting Member

    Jan 2, 2007
    SF Bay Area, CA
    Price:
    $2400
    Strings:
    5
    Location:
    California
    For Sale:
    Mike Lull M5V
    S/N: 1347

    DSC_9105-front-full.

    Price: $2,400. Greatly prefer San Francisco Bay Area local sale. CONUS shipping available at buyer's expense - actual cost, via UPS Ground insured.

    Specs:
    • Ash body, maple neck, birdseye maple board with black blocks.
    • 18mm string spacing, 35” scale, 21 frets.
    • Black Hipshot hardware and Dunlop strap locks.
    • Nordstrand hum-cancelling pickups and Bartolini 18v NTMB pre-amp.
    • Controls are Volume – Blend – Push/Pull Midrange – Stacked Bass/Treble.
    • Transparent Blond finish and black pick guard.
    • Protec Mike Lull-branded gig bag.
    • Estimated weight: 8.9 lbs.
    • Mike Lull Custom Guitars & Guitar Works - M4V & M5V Bass Guitars
    When-New Video Demo by Bass Club Chicago:


    This is truly one of *those* basses. Serious magical tone mojo in this one, and there’s no denying the look. This is a 2011 instrument, ordered by Bass Club Chicago for their inventory. I bought it in 2014 and swapped out the hardware to black (bridge, tuners, control plate, and strap locks) and replaced the pick guard. Organically, the bass has *it* in terms of tone – bottom, focus, full mids, even highs. I know it sounds like salesmanship, but this one is the real deal. The slap tone will make you smile. Bias the back pickup and the fingerstyle tone will make you giggle. The Nords & Bart are a match made in heaven. In a mix, this bass sits just right. It plays like a dream and is ridiculously light. It is in excellent condition, right at 9/10. I’m only selling because I have a great ash M5V P/J and an alder/rosewood M5V that I gig heavily.

    DSC_9107-front-body.
    DSC_9110-front-neck.
    DSC_9111-front-stock.
    DSC_9113-back-stock. DSC_9115-back-full.
    I’m happy to answer any questions. Thanks for your time!
     
    vates, armybass, jerry and 5 others like this.
  2. bbh

    bbh Supporting Member

    Sep 27, 2011
    It looks sooo perfect. Nice build.
     
  3. jzfunkateer

    jzfunkateer

    Jan 16, 2014
    Nice... Good Luck
     
  4. Fred312b

    Fred312b Proof that gear doesn't make you a better player Supporting Member

    Apr 23, 2002
    Chicago, IL
    Dang- that’s purty. M5V’s are great basses (I have 2), great necks and balance wonderfully. The 18mm string spacing is a subtle change over other brands, but makes them super easy to play. GLWTS!
     
  5. MaccaMan1964

    MaccaMan1964 Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 8, 2008
    Moved to Miami
    Active/passive switch?
     
  6. VroomVroom

    VroomVroom Supporting Member

    Jan 2, 2007
    SF Bay Area, CA
    Yes, sorry. I forget it's there. Vol is push/pull - down = active, up = passive.
     
    Fred312b likes this.
  7. MaccaMan1964

    MaccaMan1964 Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 8, 2008
    Moved to Miami
    Oh, man....soooo puuuurrrrtty....
     
  8. jon5252

    jon5252 Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 22, 2009
    Boise Idaho
    Flipping Lovely!
     
    feelinlow likes this.
  9. sammybass61

    sammybass61 Supporting Member

    Nov 7, 2007
    Kissimme Florida
    Will you trade
     
  10. VroomVroom

    VroomVroom Supporting Member

    Jan 2, 2007
    SF Bay Area, CA
    PM's responded....quick summary below:

    - No trades. Thinning the herd. This one stings the most, though. This bass sounds INCREDIBLY good. And it's light. Four-hour dance gigs are a breeze.

    - Please peek at comparable basses. This one is priced to move.

    Thanks for your time!
     

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