For Sale Wishbass Fretted 4 string Walnut Scarab local pickup sale!

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by jbybj, Nov 26, 2022.

  1. jbybj

    jbybj Supporting Member

    Jun 11, 2008
    Los Angeles
    United States

    Offered for sale, 2014 Wishbass #1596. Like all my WB's, this one has gone through some modifications and refinishing. I will try and remember everything.
    4 string, 34" scale, 24 frets, Babicz Full Contact Bridge, new rosewood fretboard with an LMI Dual Action truss rod installed. Walnut body, Curly maple neck with Walnut and Purpleheart stringers. Neck is 1 5/8" at the nut, 2 1/2" at the 17th fret, 1 1/10" thick, front to back, at the nut. The tuners are original Wish, unbranded, Grover style, lightweight chrome devices. Unbranded MM style pickup, passive, wired to a three position toggle, Series/Parallel/Single Coil. 19mm String spacing at the bridge. Volume and Stellartone Tonestyler Bass 10, Low pass filter, 9 fixed frequencies and a bypass position.
    It has a hand rubbed TruOil finish, and weighs 9lbs, 2 ozs.
    Modifications: Removed original fretboard to install a dual action truss rod, installed a Slotted LMI rosewood fretboard. stripped, sanded, (original serial number, 1596, is now gone), and refinished in TruOil. Added holes for the Tonestyler and the toggle switch. Installed the Babicz bridge, filled the string through holes with wood Epoxy. Moved the upper horn strap button from the back of the horn, to a more standard orientation, facing the headstock, incorporating an aluminum tube to extend from original position.
    It's a Wishbass, and my patience for sanding is limited, so there are still plenty of cosmetic imperfections, the majority of which, require close inspection. For example, micro scratches and swirls in the wood, some gaps, an old hole peaks out from under the bridge, and some other holes have been filled with wood epoxy. I will show all this in the photos. It plays very well and sounds excellent. The only real issue I need to disclose is as follows. The 21st and 22nd frets, on the G string only, bottom out on the 24th fret. This could be addressed by a luthier, but has never been a practical concern for me, so I have not addressed it. The rest of the fretboard action is smooth and consistent. One more thing, I tried these stick on, glow in the dark fret markers, that are essentially worthless. They will fall off, leaving no sign of ever existing at all, but for now they are still there. These ARE NOT THE MARKERS ON THE FRETBOARD, but stuck on top of the neck, surprisingly not shown in any photos. Price includes shipping to CONUS, ask me about the possibility of international shipping. It will ship well packed in a brand new, super cheap gig bag.

    This discoloration in the neck, is wholly cosmetic, completely smooth to the touch.
    Thanks for looking.

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  2. TimBosby

    TimBosby Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2004
    Omaha, NE, USA
    Wow that's the coolest Wish.
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  3. Apolicious


    Jan 16, 2014
    Livingston, MT
    just a looky loo, but wow, looks like you did some great work! and I love the "brand new, super cheap gig bag". it's a refreshing level of honesty.
    just curious, did you have to do any work on the nut? they tend to look pretty oversized and primitive.
    anyway, GLWS!
  4. jbybj

    jbybj Supporting Member

    Jun 11, 2008
    Los Angeles
    After replacing the fret board I had a local luthier install new frets and a new nut.
  5. jbybj

    jbybj Supporting Member

    Jun 11, 2008
    Los Angeles
    Come pick it up in West L.A. Marina Del Rey area, $300.
  6. Wish I was in Marina Del Rey. I always thought these were cool & oozed with potential. Well done.