Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by jimmy462, Jun 23, 2019.

  1. jimmy462


    Nov 2, 2005
    Price Drop: $1750

    Bought this off of another TB'er here in 2016. This is the closest possible bass you can own to an actual Wal in my opinion, for less than 1/5 of the price (a new MK2 with these specs would come in at nearly $10,000 delivered to the USA)
    • Built to Wal specs/dimensions
    • Solid Mahogany Core
    • Black Poly Finish
    • Multicoil Wal clone pickups (Made by Marko Ursing)
    • ACG EQ01 preamp
    • 6 piece neck (mahogany and maple)
    • Rosewood Fretboard
    • Schaller tuners
    • G&L bridge
    • A hair under 10lbs
    • Hardshell case

    The ACG filter pre-amp is fairly famous in it's own right. It's basically a more diverse Wal pre-amp. It is a filter based pre-amp just like a Wal, with the Wal sound plus multiple more settings.

    The pickups were built by Marko Ursing (A TB Member here, screenname: "MPU") who reversed engineered a Wal humbucker. Each coil of the multicoil pickups used 10000 rounds of 42AWG, same was the Wal spec. The pickups were made with with Wal size bobbins, wire and rounds.

    I originally purchased this bass for $1700. The seller had it listed for $1600 and there was a bidding war, and i actually ended up purchasing it for more than asking price at the time. I then put in over $700 of "upgrades" listed below:

    When i bought the bass it had walnut facings. I absolutely LOVED the bass, but the walnut wasn't my style. I took it to Southbound custom in Nashville, who does paint work for Gibson and custom jobs and had them refinish in a black poly.

    It also started it's life with a "naked" fretboard. I had a luthier install mother of pearl inlay dots. The other modification i made was to have all electronic cavities shielded with copper.

    As you can see a lot of effort was put into this bass, both by the original owner and myself.

    The bass is in mint condition. Freshly set-up with low action and new strings. I have a video of the original owner playing it below. If i can figure out how to record something halfway decent sounding using my cellphone, i can possibly upload some more sound samples.

    Please let me know if you have any questions!

    20190623_165602.jpg 20190623_165618.jpg 20190623_165456.jpg 20190623_165514.jpg 20190623_170049.jpg WP_000637.jpg
    Last edited: Jun 27, 2019
    mb94952 and cataract like this.
  2. ElliottStrong

    ElliottStrong Supporting Member

    Jun 1, 2013
    Does this have the hard V neck profile like Wals have?
  3. jimmy462


    Nov 2, 2005
    Glad you brought that up. That's one area that is different from a Wal. The neck is more of a C shape, maybe even a D shape. It's very comfortable, at least for me.
  4. jimmy462


    Nov 2, 2005
    Price Drop from $2000 to $1750 now, also open to trades
    Last edited: Jun 27, 2019
  5. bassman28

    bassman28 Bass Pluckers Owner Posting in Talkbass Bazaar Supporting Member Commercial User

    Dec 31, 2010
    North Carolina
  6. mb94952

    mb94952 Endorsing Artist : SFARZO STRINGS Inactive Supporting Member

    I'd love to find one of these ! :)