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US Masters 5 string (EP52?) $425 shipped

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by Finneus, Mar 8, 2013.


  1. Finneus

    Finneus Supporting Member

    Aug 20, 2007
    Oswego, IL
    I picked this US Masters Magnus Performer 5 string up used a few years ago to see if I wanted to make the switch to playing 5 string. Conversion to 5 string is still in progress... Bought another 5 string, so I've got some inventory to clear out.

    If you are not familiar with US Masters, it is a small shop out of Wisconsin, check out their website at www.usmasters.com.

    It is a nice looking, sounding and playing instrument. I've had it for about 3 years and have had no issues with it. It is not in mint condition but has no outstanding blemishes or dings, no playability issues.

    Its got Sperzel locking tuners and Dunlap strap locks on it. Will ship in new Roadrunner gig bag, as I currently have more basses than cases...

    CONUS Only.
     

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  2. Finneus

    Finneus Supporting Member

    Aug 20, 2007
    Oswego, IL
    Here are a few more pictures
     

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  3. Finneus

    Finneus Supporting Member

    Aug 20, 2007
    Oswego, IL
    and a few shots of the headstock.
     

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  4. gmarcus

    gmarcus Supporting Member

    Apr 4, 2003
    How much does it weigh? I bought one of those a few years ago because it was supposed to weigh ~7 lbs, but it was closer to 10. Nice bass though, real high quality. Does it have any issues with humming?
     
  5. Finneus

    Finneus Supporting Member

    Aug 20, 2007
    Oswego, IL
    Weight using the Talk Bass official method of bathroom scale with and without bass...

    Without 172.0
    With 180.2
    Net 8.2 lb

    No humming.
     
  6. The Diaper Geni

    The Diaper Geni Submissive. And loving it. Supporting Member

    Nov 22, 2005
    Central Ohio
    BUMP!

    US Masters maek some seriously great basses. Those necks are sa-WEET! I've got an EP42 that sounds and plays fantastic.

    GLWTS!
     
  7. bourbonbass

    bourbonbass Supporting Member

    Feb 25, 2012
    new orleans LA
    Would you be interested in a trade?
     
  8. Finneus

    Finneus Supporting Member

    Aug 20, 2007
    Oswego, IL
    Unfortunately, I need to sell not trade, already bought another 5'er.
     
  9. Finneus

    Finneus Supporting Member

    Aug 20, 2007
    Oswego, IL
    bump
     
  10. Finneus

    Finneus Supporting Member

    Aug 20, 2007
    Oswego, IL
    bump
     
  11. bassguyky48

    bassguyky48 Supporting Member

    Oct 6, 2009
    Central KY./Danville
    I had one just like this one. It is a great bass. Mine was very light ---rang and rang--un-amplified.......I guess you call that sustain!

    The P pickup is a Kent Armstrong I think and is one of the best I have ever heard.
    The neck is asymmetrical and compounded........also it is quarter-sawn.........pretty good for a bass in this price range. Did I mention it has a pau ferro fretboard which is the best of the best fretboard material (IMO)?

    The pre is EMG........you may or may not like, but an easy change.

    A great bass at a great price!
     
  12. SwitchGear

    SwitchGear Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2005
    Wisconsin
    Super funky 5 banger built right in the heart of the USA - Madison, Wi. So sweet, bump.
     
  13. Finneus

    Finneus Supporting Member

    Aug 20, 2007
    Oswego, IL
    bump
     
  14. 4 + 1 is lower

    4 + 1 is lower

    Oct 11, 2007
    Virginia
    This is a performer series if I'm not mistaken. Used to be sold through Musicians friend. I own an EP-42. Maybe I should get it a sibling?
     
  15. Finneus

    Finneus Supporting Member

    Aug 20, 2007
    Oswego, IL
    I agree, now that I see a performer, it is definitely a performer. I will update the description. I had tried to contact both Young and US Masters via email and phone and received no reply from either.
     
  16. Finneus

    Finneus Supporting Member

    Aug 20, 2007
    Oswego, IL
    bump
     
  17. Finneus

    Finneus Supporting Member

    Aug 20, 2007
    Oswego, IL
    SOLD to the man in the cutoff Poison T-Shirt.
     

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