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*SOLD* MIA Jazz, Inca Silver, + upgrades ...

Discussion in '[OLD FORUM] Bass Guitars, Amps, and Accessories: F' started by SMASH, Nov 6, 2003.

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  1. SMASH

    SMASH Guest

    Jan 18, 2000

    MIA Jazz bass, Inca Silver, rosewood board, string-though body option, Antiquity II pickups, series/parallel push-pull. Asking $700 + shipping (should be between $30-$60 within North America depending how far you are).

    It's a '97 I bought essentially as NOS (new old stock) in early '99. I currently favour my '74 J and with an RB4 soon to arrive along with a '69 J replica in the stable I really don't need yet another Jazz.

    Very cool Inca Silver, rosewood board, in excellent shape and very sturdy. No problems with the neck, takes a high tension heavy gauge strings easily. Truss rod in perfect working order. Currently strung with new La Bella Deep Talkin' flats. Also have other strings I can put on there - new D'Addario 1/2 rounds, or LaBella Deep Talkin Rounds (all are heavy gauges, 50-110).

    Mods include Seymour Duncan Antiquity II pickups ($250 new for the set I believe, these are hum-cancelling killer pickups for the big bottom fingerstyle, funk/blues vibe), "smoked chrome" pickguard ($35 from Pickguards.com, or I can inlcude a red tort guard if you'd somehow prefer that but I don't have the original white), series/parallel push/pull in tone knob ($15 for the part + $50 install if you take it to a shop to be done, tone knob works normally), full aluminum tape shielding of cavities, bridge ground to output jack. Black screws, posts, and springs on the bridge complete the look.

    This bass plays smoothly, and sounds killer both live and on record. Clips below. You can make lame nasally sounds with it, but why would you? This is an example as a J as P-beater. Rich thick tone. However, I'll also consider a lower offer if you don't want the pickups (I'd drop standard pickups back in) but a MIA Jazz is nothing without a pickup upgrade.

    Perfect working condition, minor physical wear that I doubt you could even see in a photo which include a couple of tiny surace dings on the bottom of the body near the control plate (you have to flip the bass around to see them, not visible from the front). I can honestly give it a 9.5 out of 10 - which surprises even me since it's been on a lot of gigs, sessions, and rehearsals ... but there you go, it's a tough bass and a great player.

    I'll buy some kind of hardshell case to ship it in and will pack it properly so that no damge will occur to it in transit (I'll secure the neck & headstock, etc.).

    All prices in US$, not intereted in any trades thanks.

    Pics below (for some reason I can't embed them). You can guess which one it is? I could take more detailed pics if someone is very interested but there'll be at least a few day's lag.

    Kinda close-up : http://www.talkbass.com/forum/attachment.php?s=&postid=728320

    At home with its brothers : http://www.talkbass.com/forum/attachment.php?s=&postid=945678
  2. SMASH

    SMASH Guest

    Jan 18, 2000
    Sound clips :

    Punk : http://artists.mp3s.com/artist_song/1441/1441014.html

    Bluesy rock : http://artists.mp3s.com/artist_song/1441/1441153.html

    Big riff rock : http://artists.mp3s.com/artist_song/1441/1441737.html

    The above were in parallel through an Avalon U5 to tape.

    This one is in parallel played through an Ashdown ABM 300 1x10 recorded on MD: http://www.talkbass.com/forum/attachment.php?s=&postid=1157789

    The next two are parallel through a Peavey Mark IV and 2x15 cab :


    Even streaming video (a For Sale first?!) : http://zed.cbc.ca/go.ZeD?CONTENT_ID=28335&FILTER_KEY=60606&page=content - open the link and click "Watch" and scroll to about the 2/3 mark of the clip (warning to dialup users : it's big and long and might take 5-10 minuites to load for you). That's parallel through Ashdown ABM 300 1x10 again.

    You too can sound & look like a star (or at least like a Smash) !!! (note pickguard is different now, as per above).


  3. Sorry this is not about the bass for sale, but I was curious as to the 5 string in your arsenal. Can you tell me who the manufacturer is?

    Great tunes too!

  4. SMASH

    SMASH Guest

    Jan 18, 2000

    It's a Roscoe Beck 5 made by Fender. Thanks.
  5. SMASH

    SMASH Guest

    Jan 18, 2000
    This sold immediately, and it's cool that the new owner is dropping even cooler tonal mods into it ... something like stacked volumes, stacked tones (for each pickup) and series/parallel. Smart!

    I'll ask Blackbird to lock this one down.
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