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No longer available Nordy VPJ5 with FretTraX midi system

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by maisbass, Dec 29, 2019.

  1. maisbass

    maisbass Supporting Member Supporting Member

    May 5, 2010
    New York
    Greetings all,

    I’m looking to start scaling back gigging so I think it’s finally time to thin the herd of equipment I have.

    Prices to sell! I’m losing my shirt on this deal! For sale is a mint Nordy VPJ5 serial #30 with the FretTraX midi system installed. Total value for this is $5500 but I am selling it for $3900 plus $90 shipping continental US only. I am open to reasonable offers. I am not interested in a trade because I am trying to downsize gear.

    It actually originally was just a P bass but I sent it to Mo to get a big split installed in the J position. The bass is mint, plays like butter, has that authentic P bass sound and bark, and gets a great Jazz growl as well. The tone knob on the bass is really the secret sauce here, what these basses are known for. One simple tone knob surprisingly provides a wide array of tonal possibilities. And the bass is super light too.

    A couple of years ago I had Lee’s FretTraX system installed on the bass and he was kind enough to make some custom changes for me. My system in addition to multi mode, GM mode, and split mode, slap mode, also has a dual channel split mode and a variable mode where I can set the bass to any midi channel I want. The dual channel split mode allows me to set one midi channel in the lower register of the bass, and another in the upper register of the bass. If you aren’t familiar with the system, it has incredible tracking capability which is customizable to your playing style. Note this is not a pitch to midi system so it doesn’t track open strings, it is a fret sensing system which has far superior tracking than a pitch to midi system. Here is a link to Victor Wooten talking about his FretTraX system.

    Some pics for ya...

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    Thanks for looking.
    Last edited: Apr 19, 2020
    pacojas, steelin4u, 31HZ and 2 others like this.
  2. Session1969

    Session1969 Supporting Member

    Dec 2, 2010
    maisbass likes this.
  3. DeltaPhoenix

    DeltaPhoenix Supporting Member

    Apr 6, 2011
    should have been a PM
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2020
  4. maisbass

    maisbass Supporting Member Supporting Member

    May 5, 2010
    replied to your PM
  5. mark35mi

    mark35mi Supporting Member

    Jul 21, 2002
    Bonita Springs, FL
    Sick! Love it!
    maisbass likes this.
  6. maisbass

    maisbass Supporting Member Supporting Member

    May 5, 2010
    Sale pending
  7. maisbass

    maisbass Supporting Member Supporting Member

    May 5, 2010
    Buyer didn’t come through. Bass still for sale.

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