SOLD Moollon P5

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by TomB, Aug 14, 2017.

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  1. TomB

    TomB Supporting Member

    Aug 24, 2007
    Vermont
    Price:
    $2600
    Strings:
    5
    Location:
    Vermont
    Country:
    United States
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    I never thought I’d sell this bass, but the “gods of arthritis” have assigned me to shorter scale basses for the 4-hr long sessions I still hope to do.

    For sale is my Moollon P5 bass. It is lovingly hand-crafted in the vintage Fender tradition, true ‘60’s silver-nitro metallic candy-apple red ($100 upgrade), ebony board, quarter-sawn neck, fully passive, with standard P controls and a P-bass personality - fantastic B-string blends seamlessly at 34” scale. The Moollon-made bridge features 19mm spacing with a 1-7/8” nut width.

    It comes in right around 9 lbs (it was the lightest P5 body on hand in YJ’s shop) and hangs just right on a strap. It plays beautifully and is in very good condition with some normal player gig-wear. I will add photos over the next days to show the minor wear that has accrued over the past 3 years of work. I try to take good care of my gear. Also I should note one of the case latches stopped working, but I added a Velcro closure to keep it secure.

    Here's your chance to obtain one of these rare beauties without the 36-42 month wait, and enjoy some savings as well (new it is $2,800 +). This will be shipped in its Moollon custom hard shell case with the original case for $2,600 plus estimated shipping costs.

    Currently it sports the YJ-made Tortoise-shell pickguard (a photo of it at work has been added up front) but the white pick-guard shown in the photos below will also be included in the package. No trades are of interest so please don’t offer. I need to pay for a short-scale replacement. Thank you!

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  2. SCT1422

    SCT1422 Supporting Member

    Excellent TB'er to work with !!! These are cool basses, I played one at NAMM..
     
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  3. rigorous bass

    rigorous bass Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2012
    Moollons are great but I haven't tried this one.... does it sound like a p bass?
     
  4. TomB

    TomB Supporting Member

    Aug 24, 2007
    Vermont
    Yes. It IS a P-bass and it sounds like one - but with a B string :).
     
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  5. rigorous bass

    rigorous bass Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2012
    Of course it in the physical sense! How about that big double J humbucking pickup? Im sure in a technical sense it works very similar to a regular p pickup as far as humbucking and placement. Ive just never played one or seen one with the extra pole pieces on the bass and treble sides in comparison to a traditional p pickup. So that's why I'm wondering. I owned a 5 string J Moollon for a bit so I am well aware of the quality and the attention to vintage style tradition on these basses. This pickup just throws me off a bit... Sorry for being anal!!! I'm just really curious.... as my search for the perfect 5 string P bass continues. Thanks
     
  6. TomB

    TomB Supporting Member

    Aug 24, 2007
    Vermont
    I guess you're asking if I think it sounds like a P-bass. Yes, to me it does, and I've owned a few P-basses. If I had to guess why, I'd say it's mainly the pickup location, but also an attention to details, like custom-made tuners and a slotted barrel bridge, that are part of the vintage P personality. I don't notice a difference from the "extra" pole pieces you mention, but do notice an even-ness in response across the strings and up and down the fingerboard that I suspect may be partly related to the radiused pickup and in general to the overall high quality of construction. No "dead spots" on this one to my ears :).
     
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  7. portraitoftracy

    portraitoftracy

    Sep 27, 2005
    Chico, CA
    More pictures would be nice
     
  8. TomB

    TomB Supporting Member

    Aug 24, 2007
    Vermont
    Here are your pics. Enjoy! :)
     
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  9. What's the scale length on this baddy?
     
  10. TomB

    TomB Supporting Member

    Aug 24, 2007
    Vermont
    34 inches. Thx for asking!
     
  11. laflamme

    laflamme

    Aug 21, 2008
    That is soooooo cool looking. I bet it sounds and plays killer. Sweet piece!
     
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  12. TomB

    TomB Supporting Member

    Aug 24, 2007
    Vermont
    Yep, a real beauty... Thx!
     
  13. Nightman

    Nightman If it ain't low, it's got to go! Supporting Member

    Jun 3, 2013
    Atlanta, GA
    @TomB, I have an offer. PM sent.
     
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  14. TomB

    TomB Supporting Member

    Aug 24, 2007
    Vermont
    ...untraded (got you back in my arms again!) :)
     
  15. TomB

    TomB Supporting Member

    Aug 24, 2007
    Vermont
    …back on the market.
     
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  16. somaramos

    somaramos Supporting Member

    Jan 1, 2014
    pm'd
     
  17. TomB

    TomB Supporting Member

    Aug 24, 2007
    Vermont
    …and sold. Thank you!
     
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