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Musicman Sterling RAY34, Indonesia with gig bag £475
This bass is in near mint condition. Musicman say: Based on the original Stingray line of Music Man Basses, the Ray feature active electronics, select tonewoods and 3-band EQ - just like their bigger brothers. Music Man designed 6 bolt neck joint for all Sterling Ray 34 and Ray 35 basses. Strong and stable with no shift in the neck pocket for superior tone transfer. Ray series basses use only select Solid Lightweight Swamp Ash bodies for percussive lows, subtle mids and expansive highs. Music Man Designed 3 band Active Preamp - Bass, Mid, Treble, Volume.
ESP LTD D-6, Indonesia , with Hiscox case, £425
This bass is in excellent condition. ESP say: Equipped with a pair of ESP DB-6 pickups in the bridge and neck position, the ESP LTD D-6 6-String Bass Guitar can achieve versatile and powerful tones, perfect for a wide variety of musical genres. An additional 3-band active EQ is also included, and provides you with easy tonal shaping at the turn of a dial. The D Series basses are crafted from merbau, a unique hardwood which is native to Southeast Asia. Merbau is dense and incredibly durable, providing you with a rugged bass that can handle life on the road. In addition, its neck-thru design enables easy play and excellent sustain. The extra thin U-shape neck is made from maple and mahogany to provide a unique sound, made up of rich lows and clear highs. The smooth neck makes it easier for players to access all frets and to play with ease. Paired with a rosewood fingerboard, the D-4 bass produces a deep and full sound that will cut through any mix.
Ibanez Bass Workshop BTB33 with Warwick flight case, Indonesia £600
In new condition no marks or wear. Lovely player. Very heavy duty flight case included.
Gibson Grabber III 70's tribute, USA 2012 £650
This bass is in very good condition with only a few minor marks. Gibson said: The new Grabber 3 ’70s Tribute Bass from Gibson USA recaptures the best qualities of the original version, produced from 1973 to 1975, but increases the overall quality and versatility with a glued-in neck for improved resonance and sustain, and three newly designed Gibson single-coil bass pickups wired for hum-canceling performance in all positions. The Grabber 3 ’70s Tribute Bass looks great Satin Honey Burst finish, in hand-sprayed nitrocellulose lacquer.
The foundation of the Grabber 3 ’70s Tribute Bass’s eviscerating punch is found in a departure from traditional Gibson tonewoods. The thin body is crafted from solid maple (Grade A beneath the burst finish) and carved in a double-cutaway shape with contoured edges reminiscent of the classic SG but also totally original as well. A glued-in Grade-A maple neck with a satin natural finished back is carved in a slim, fast profile that measures .820” at the 1st fret and .920” at the 12th. It is topped with a baked maple fingerboard that offers a rich brown appearance, enhanced tonal clarity, and excellent durability with easy playing access right up to the 20th fret thanks to the deep body cutaways. The headstock follows the “arrowhead” shape of the original Grabber, reminiscent of Gibson’s earlier Flying V guitar, and features four chunky Grover™ tuners with Shamrock keys. A PLEK-cut Corian™ nut, as well as Plek dressed frets insures maximum playability. Finally, optimum sustain and precise intonation are ensured by Gibson’s meaty three-point adjustable bass bridge, a sturdy design that provides an ultra-solid anchor at the body end.
With a solid tonal foundation assured, the Grabber 3 ’70s Tribute Bass rams it all home through three pickups of an entirely new design from Gibson USA. The G3 Bass pickups are single-coil units made with genuine Alnico V magnets for optimum clarity and cutting power, and impressive fidelity throughout the instrument’s frequency range. A clever wiring scheme through the simple array of a three-way switch and master volume and tone controls assures that these units—with a reverse-wound, reverse-polarity middle pickup—offer hum-canceling performance in all positions. The “switch up” position gives you the neck and middle pickups for a rich, woody tone. The middle position taps all three pickups for a round, funky tone. And with the switch down, the bridge and middle pickups offer a punchy, snappy sound.
Migma Star Bass, East Germany c.1962 with VOX case, £750
Hofner 500/3 bass, Germany 1962 with original case £650
Hohner 'The Jack' Bass, Korea with case £300
Westfield Thunderbird Bass, £145
Samick leftie bass, £80
Fender Musicmaster bass, USA 1978 £650
Peavey Mliestone BXP £100
Tanglewood Elfin EB18, short scale bass £80 with bag