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SOLD US Masters P5 Fretless - 35” & 18v **THANKSGIVING SALE!

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by Slapped, Oct 2, 2020.

  1. Slapped


    Jan 23, 2006
    Queens, New York
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    New York
    United States
    **11/19: added new Trade options - would be open to a Darkglass B7K V2 Ultra or Microtubes X + $$$!

    Hello all, up for sale is a beast of a fretless - a very low-serial US Masters P5 made of solid mahogany with highly figured birdseye maple neck, and awesome pau ferro fretboard. This bass has an asymmetric neck profile that gets flatter as you go into higher positions. The wide spacing is comfortable and easy to get used to.

    The truss rod turns very smoothly in both directions (includes original truss rod tool). These basses were essentially custom-made in the U.S. and are no longer produced, making this a real unicorn! The 18v preamp is extremely responsive and allows you to go from aggressive snarl to fat thump with a few knob turns. The low B is quite tight, growly, and consistent all the way up. Check out the specs:

    - Only 7.2 lbs!!!
    - Mahogany body
    - Birdseye maple neck w/ asymmetric profile
    - Pau ferro unlined fretboard
    - 35" scale
    - 19mm spacing at the bridge
    - Graphite nut
    - US Masters P pickup
    - 18v preamp
    - Knobs are: Volume - bass - mids - treble
    - Gold hardware
    - Sperzel locking tuners
    - Fully shielded control cavity
    - Strung with TI Jazz Rounds
    - Includes white OHSC (disclaimer - the locks are busted because the original seller sent it to me locked with the keys inside. Case still latches and is sturdy.)

    Bass is extremely clean with no visible dings. One part of notice is a mystery wooden control plate that was added under the knobs by the previous owner. I've never taken it off to inspect if there's any damage underneath the plate, but it looks sharp and is sturdy.

    Selling for $800 firm- these retailed for over $2000 new and were handmade to custom specs in Wisconsin. Only selling because of bills and obligations. Bass is located in Queens, NYC. Will ship at buyer's expense within lower 48. Thanks for your interest! Pics below (10/16/2020: opened up the front control panel to assess the wear underneath - it’s a fully shielded plate that goes through to the back control cavity. New information brings the price down to $775)

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    Last edited: Nov 23, 2020
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  2. Stewart13

    Stewart13 Supporting Member

    Jan 8, 2016
    Bend, Oregon
    Wow! This is totally awesome. Never seen or heard of this company. What era do you think it’s from? GLWTS
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  3. Slapped


    Jan 23, 2006
    Queens, New York
    Thanks! I believe the company started in the mid-late 90’s until around 2011 or so. Since it’s such a low serial #, that would date this bass to probably 1997 or so.
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  4. superiorpine

    superiorpine Superiorpine Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Jul 31, 2007
    Milwaukee WI
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  5. Slapped


    Jan 23, 2006
    Queens, New York
    Price drop to $1000 flat plus shipping!

    Very cool info! Thanks for adding that.
  6. Slapped


    Jan 23, 2006
    Queens, New York
    Pulled the front control cavity plate off to inspect and saw the there’s a void that goes into the back control cavity as well. It’s fully shielded and looks great (better than the P5 without the plate IMO), but price dropped to $800 flat to reflect the new info. Thanks!

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    Last edited: Oct 16, 2020
  7. brstma

    brstma my dog is an awesome dog Supporting Member

    Nov 20, 2008
    Looks like a great bass for under $1k!
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  8. Slapped


    Jan 23, 2006
    Queens, New York
    Bump and price drop! Car repairs calling, and reluctantly need to move it. Otherwise would keep it in the stable.
  9. Slapped


    Jan 23, 2006
    Queens, New York
    Sold on reverb! Thanks TB
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