SOLD Mike Lull PJ5 with Nordstrands - Trans blue

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by Holdsg, Jan 16, 2017.


  1. Holdsg

    Holdsg Talkbass > Work Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 10, 2009
    Alta Loma, CA
    Price:
    2000
    Strings:
    5
    Location:
    California
    A great sounding/feeling 5-string P/J bass, with quality Nordstrand pickups and Bartolini EQ. Nordstrand Dual coil in the bridge position and twisted split-coil P pickup in the neck position. Bartolini MTMB 2-band eq with stacked treble/bass gives many useful tones (other controls are master volume and pickup blend).

    I am asking $2000 shipped in North America, will not ship outside of North America, sorry.
    Comes in a used but fully functional TSA molded plastic hard case (made by SKB).
    Additionally, has Dunlop strap locks, and currently strung with Ernie Ball Cobalt flat wound strings.
    This bass has been plek'd, like all of Mike's basses.

    Beautiful trans blue finish, nice ashy grain.
    Beautiful birdseye maple fretboard.
    Condition is 9.9/10 . I am original owner and the bass has never been gigged. Only the most minor of player wear, such as minor swirling on the finish, no dings whatsoever. The pick guard still has plastic film on it.

    This bass is 35" scale and weighs under 9 lbs (8 lbs 8 oz on my digital scale).


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    Last edited: Feb 14, 2017
  2. Wolf Tower 5

    Wolf Tower 5 Still looking for all the answers.

    May 29, 2012
    Fort Worth, TX
    Beautiful bass, even better with those pickups on it. nordstrands real do give an amazing depth to your tone. GLWTS
     
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  3. bunkaroo

    bunkaroo Supporting Member

    Apr 25, 2003
    Wow - beautiful bass. I've always wanted to try a Lull PJ5. Wish I had the extra cash. GLWTS!
     
  4. Holdsg

    Holdsg Talkbass > Work Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 10, 2009
    Alta Loma, CA
    thanks Bunkaroo
     
  5. Holdsg

    Holdsg Talkbass > Work Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 10, 2009
    Alta Loma, CA
    lowering price a bit, let's say in honor of NAMM opening today.
     
  6. Stunning.
    String spacing?
    And what year is the build?
     
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2017
  7. What does that mean?
    Excuse my ignorance (-:
     
  8. Holdsg

    Holdsg Talkbass > Work Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 10, 2009
    Alta Loma, CA
    No problem.
    Nordstrand makes two types of P-bass pickups.
    One with pole pieces that ar straight in a line, which is the vintage version, like Leo first designed, and one with pole pieces that are offset (I call twisted) which give a different tone that many people (including me) like.
    nordstrand also uses the offset pole pieces in jazz style pickups, which rock as well. Just a different way to shape the magnetic fields in the pickup, in this case with very good results.

    String spacing is 17mm and was built in 2016.
     
  9. Holdsg

    Holdsg Talkbass > Work Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 10, 2009
    Alta Loma, CA
    I had someone ask me how the bass sounds, and I made this quick/scratch recording of some of the tones from this bass.
    Recorded directly from the bass into Garageband, no other amp or effects used.

    first section: bass completely "flat", blend centered, bass and treble centered
    second section (classic P tone): blend all the way to P pickup, bass boost, treble cut
    third section (add in some jazz): blend centered, bass boost treble cut
    fourth section (bridge city): blend all the way to bridge pickup, add a little bass and a little treble.



    apologies for the poor playing.
     
  10. MRDesign

    MRDesign Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2010
    Nashville area
    THIS...is exactly why I need a bass fund. That bass is so me.
     
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  11. Holdsg

    Holdsg Talkbass > Work Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 10, 2009
    Alta Loma, CA
    price adjustment
     
  12. Holdsg

    Holdsg Talkbass > Work Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 10, 2009
    Alta Loma, CA
    Still avail. Buyer got coldfeet
     
  13. Doug Parent

    Doug Parent Supporting Member

    May 31, 2004
    San Diego, Ca.
    Dealer Nordstrand Pickups.
    Nice bass GLWTS. You might want to check your specs because Lulls are usually 18mm.
     
  14. Holdsg

    Holdsg Talkbass > Work Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 10, 2009
    Alta Loma, CA
    thanks Doug. It might be, I don't have digital calipers to measure accurately.
    Anyways, the hipshot bridge allows some ability to adjust spacing a bit.
     
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  15. songwriter21

    songwriter21 I have an obsession for wood. The musical kind. Supporting Member

    Jul 31, 2005
    Sponsored by Hipshot
    DANG she's pretty.
     
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  16. Holdsg

    Holdsg Talkbass > Work Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 10, 2009
    Alta Loma, CA
    final price adjustment, will return to my collection if does not sell at 2k.
     
  17. twistd

    twistd Supporting Member

    Feb 2, 2009
    Killer deal, smokin' bass
     
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  18. Holdsg

    Holdsg Talkbass > Work Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 10, 2009
    Alta Loma, CA
    this one appears to be sold on another site. will only be back if the deal flakes.
     
  19. Holdsg

    Holdsg Talkbass > Work Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 10, 2009
    Alta Loma, CA
    sold and gone
     
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