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SOLD Moon JB-5-294DM 5-String Active Jazz Bass

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by elsharko, Mar 21, 2009.


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  1. elsharko

    elsharko

    Dec 24, 2008
    London
    Mint condition, extremely rare (only 20 made!) Custom PGM Moon JB-5
    A beautiful instrument, crafted to perfection. You can see the original info and pics here -

    http://www.guitarsjapan.com/2008_Moon_JB-5-294DM_Jazz_Bass.html

    Alas it was a purchase I couldnt afford to make so sadly I need to let it go... :rollno:

    This could be your only chance to own one of these ultra rare instruments.
    Originally $3300 Im looking for $2495 ono + shipping. But be quick before I change my mind and keep it! ;)

    I would also consider trades and part trades but Im pretty fussy. :)

    See my post from 03-29 for shipping info.
     

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  2. I played a natural (wiht black blocks/binding)one of these a few years ago and promptly started scouring the US for a dealer. Great bass! This would make a killer addition to my addiction to 5 string jazz basses.
     
  3. elsharko

    elsharko

    Dec 24, 2008
    London
    Indeed, it took me forever to find this one. Theres really no nicer jazz Ive ever played.
     
  4. drgregn

    drgregn Granddude

    May 13, 2002
    Denton, TX
    Preamp particulars? String spacing? Weight? Any more pics?
     
  5. elsharko

    elsharko

    Dec 24, 2008
    London
    The string spacing is 9-18mm nut to bridge and it weighs about 4kg.
    Theres a load of pics on the link on my opening post and a few more here

    http://basschat.co.uk/index.php?showtopic=40539&hl=moon+jb-5

    as for the pre, Im not entirely sure although the PUPs are DiMarzios

    Thanks.
     
  6. smakbass

    smakbass Smakkin basses for 25 years..

    Aug 6, 2002
    Vancouver Canada
    Moon has their own pre (blackbird Pre) it could be one of those.
     
  7. TomB

    TomB Supporting Member

    Aug 24, 2007
    Vermont
    I own this bass' sibling. Mine is identical in every respect except that it is finished in Burgundy Mist, (a '60's Fender color), and has a rosewood fingerboard. It is such a fine Fender-style instrument that I have needed no other 5-string since purchasing it. I bought it 10 or so years ago from the only former US dealer I know of: Dan Lenard, then of The Luthier's Guild in Chicagoland.

    The preamp is a Blackbird, but a 3-band, unlike the 2-band drop-in Jazz Bass replacement model, also a great preamp. It adds a mid-boost/cut feature that functions much like a presence knob on an amp; goose it if you ever feel you can't be heard clearly enough, or cut for a slap-tone. It features only useable tones, and sips 9-volt power.

    I have played many 5-string jazzes before and since and this instrument still tands alone. If you can manage it, buy it.
     
  8. elsharko

    elsharko

    Dec 24, 2008
    London
    bump
     
  9. Is it 34" scale?
     
  10. sexy
     
  11. elsharko

    elsharko

    Dec 24, 2008
    London
    I believe it is 34", I didnt see any official specs with this info but I neasured it myself. It sounds great right across the board.
     
  12. elsharko

    elsharko

    Dec 24, 2008
    London
    bump
     
  13. Rapisme

    Rapisme Supporting Member

    Dec 5, 2007
    RAPISME
    If ur ever in NYC.. We'll talk.. great bass.. Very nice.
     
  14. elsharko

    elsharko

    Dec 24, 2008
    London
    Ok. Ive just been in NYC, nevermind. It can be shipped there if youre interested.
     
  15. elsharko

    elsharko

    Dec 24, 2008
    London
    bump
     
  16. Ace Of Bass

    Ace Of Bass A Rooster Illusion

    Jun 27, 2006
    DC
    Is that ash with a walnut stain or walnut....?......
     
  17. elsharko

    elsharko

    Dec 24, 2008
    London
    Its charcoal brown white ash with nitro finish, according to the original shops specs. The fretboard is ebony.
     
  18. elsharko

    elsharko

    Dec 24, 2008
    London
    Its PM city over here... lets stop flirting, whos gonna buy? ;-)
     
  19. WalWarrior

    WalWarrior Supporting Member

    Mar 20, 2006
    MD suburbs
    Beautiful Bass. Is this still available?
     
  20. elsharko

    elsharko

    Dec 24, 2008
    London
    indeed. still here for some reason.
     

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