SOLD Unique Xotic PJ (Nordstrand customized)

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by maurilio, Aug 10, 2016.


  1. maurilio

    maurilio Musician - Owner Mo's Shop & MBD - Tech Nordstrand Commercial User

    May 25, 2003
    Redlands, CA
    Price:
    1300
    Strings:
    4
    Location:
    California
    Unique Xotic P modded to a PJ (bridge pup cavity added) and with Nordstrand electronic!


    Hardware:

    -Hipshot USA tuners (replacing the OEM licensed)
    -Gotoh (Sadowsky style) bridge (replacing OEM oversized heavier brass Hipshot A)


    Electronics (OEM xotic electronics not included)

    -Nordstrand 3b preamp
    Volume/pTone stacked - Blend - Treble - Mid - Bass 1-sw mid frq 2-sw active/passive
    -Np4A3 (alnico3) OEM covers mod for exposed pole pieces
    -BSp4 matching wood cover '60
    -E.W.S. bass mid control (stomp box) 'transplanted' inside the cavity control (easily removed or modified if wanted - see below for more details)
    -External battery box (18v)


    Div:

    -Brass nut
    -luminlay face dots replaced with regular white dots
    -Dunlop straplocks
    -Sadowsky knobs (OEM included)
    -Fat finger included (the bass doesn't have any real apparent dead spot, original owner is giving it away)


    -Very slim P neck
    -Fret have been dressed (super low action)
    -Just below 9lbs

    Bass is in very good condition, comes with OEM gig bag.


    $1300 shipping included conus (no trades)

    .


    About the EWS:

    the EWS is in series with the N3b (pretty much like if it was still used as a stompbox)

    There's a couple of mods that can be done to this system:

    1- add a sw as a bypass (active/passive) for the EWS
    (together with the active/passive for the N3b you will be able to select which ever system you want separately and/or use the bass total passive)

    2- have the mid frq sw moved on the mid control as push/pull and the mid sw modded as bypass for the EWS (everything as above at 1-)
     

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    Last edited: Sep 19, 2016
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  2. onda'bass

    onda'bass Supporting Member

    Sep 5, 2010
    Buffalo Ny
    I wish xotic would make a PJ 5. sweet bass GLWTS
     
  3. Mediocrity Man

    Mediocrity Man Master of Mediocrity Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2014
    Wantage, New Jersey
    Jazz neck?

    Beautiful!
     
  4. Franz Jr.

    Franz Jr. Supporting Member

    Sep 17, 2002
    Raleigh, NC
    so tempting.......

    never played an Xotic, someone please talk me into or out of it!:D
     
  5. Thank You Leo

    Thank You Leo Gold Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2002
    Lakewood Ranch, FL
    Cool mods. What's this bass weigh?
     
  6. maurilio

    maurilio Musician - Owner Mo's Shop & MBD - Tech Nordstrand Commercial User

    May 25, 2003
    Redlands, CA
    Updated with more details… thanks
     
  7. Thank You Leo

    Thank You Leo Gold Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2002
    Lakewood Ranch, FL
    Maybe I'm being thick, but how is the EWS mid circuit being used in conjunction with the Nord? (love Nordstrand's preamps and pups BTW)
     
  8. maurilio

    maurilio Musician - Owner Mo's Shop & MBD - Tech Nordstrand Commercial User

    May 25, 2003
    Redlands, CA
    the EWS is in series with the N3b (pretty much like if it was still used as a stompbox)

    There's a couple of mods that can be done to this system:

    1- add a sw as a bypass (active/passive) for the EWS
    (together with the active/passive for the N3b you will be able to select which ever system you want separately and/or use the bass total passive)

    2- have the mid frq sw moved on the mid control as push/pull and the mid sw modded as bypass for the EWS (everything as above at 1-)
     
  9. Thank You Leo

    Thank You Leo Gold Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2002
    Lakewood Ranch, FL
    Certainly gives you lots of options. One of the first things I thought of was using the EWS like Sadowsky uses their mid boost on the Will Lee. Set it the way you want and have a switch to give you that instant mid boost when you need it.
     
  10. maurilio

    maurilio Musician - Owner Mo's Shop & MBD - Tech Nordstrand Commercial User

    May 25, 2003
    Redlands, CA
    The original owner wanted the ews on all the time, but it can be modified like this (which would be the same as sadowsky):

     
  11. ElliottStrong

    ElliottStrong Music City via the Motor City Supporting Member

    Jun 1, 2013
    Nashville/ Detroit
    Says P neck
     
  12. Mediocrity Man

    Mediocrity Man Master of Mediocrity Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2014
    Wantage, New Jersey
    Thanks!
     
  13. maurilio

    maurilio Musician - Owner Mo's Shop & MBD - Tech Nordstrand Commercial User

    May 25, 2003
    Redlands, CA
    It is a slim P neck, not your typical P
     
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  14. maurilio

    maurilio Musician - Owner Mo's Shop & MBD - Tech Nordstrand Commercial User

    May 25, 2003
    Redlands, CA
    price adjusted….
     
  15. Hillsidebass

    Hillsidebass Supporting Member

    Apr 15, 2005
    San Angelo, Texas
    If you've not played a Xotic bass your not going to know what this one's about. They are truly amazing instruments and this one is a step above a stock Xotic. I know; I own two and one's a brother to this one. These are basses for pros.
    Someone should snap this one up.....fantastic deal!
     
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