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Username: jagerphan84

Post Number: 304
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Sunday, September 16, 2012 - 6:50 am:   Edit Post

Hi All,

It's with mixed feelings that I'm posting this bass for sale. I never thought I would let it go since we've been through so much together! I've owned this one for about 10 years and while it was not my first bass, I consider this the one on which I really learned to play. I've made the switch to fretless so this bass has been shamefully sealed up in the closet for a couple years now.

Serial number 82D2078, 32" medium scale, walnut top, mahogany body, maple/purpleheart neck. I tested it this morning and found that the pickup selector, bass/treble switches, q-switch and volume/tone knobs are all functional. Strap has been screwed on Stanley-style.

This is a player's bass, not a collector's showpiece. Plenty of finish imperfections, buckle rash, et cetera. If you want one that's all pretty and shiny, keep looking!

As you can see from the pics, it has had significant damage to the jack area - looks to me like someone stepped on the cable while it was plugged in, ripping the jack out of the body. A brass plate has been fitted over the original jack area with LED fitted into the plate, and a shoddy job was done epoxying the jack into its new home on the lower bout. The jack connection is not perfect, it will crackle and buzz if the position of the cable is off. I would think any competent repair person could address the connection issue pretty easily. I bought it this way around 2002-2003 and it was never enough of a problem for me to address.

It needs a good cleaning, setup, and new strings. Most of all, it needs an owner who is going to give it the playing time it deserves!

I'm looking for $1500 plus actual shipping cost. Includes original case in decent shape. Email me -- adamalembic[at]yahoo.com -- or post here with any questions. More pics available upon request.

Front Full

Front Body

Front Headstock

Back Full

Back Body

Back Headstock

Jack Detail 1

Jack Detail 2

Advanced Member
Username: jagerphan84

Post Number: 305
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Sunday, September 23, 2012 - 11:35 am:   Edit Post

Gave the fingerboard a much-needed cleaning and lemon oil treatment today. Looks (and smells) much better!

Price drop to $1350.
Advanced Member
Username: jagerphan84

Post Number: 307
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Monday, October 01, 2012 - 7:38 pm:   Edit Post

I'm open to all offers before tucking this bass back into the closet.

With a little attention to the jack connection, this would make a solid 'beater' for those bar gigs that are too dangerous for a SI/SII...
Advanced Member
Username: jagerphan84

Post Number: 308
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Tuesday, October 02, 2012 - 3:21 pm:   Edit Post

Looks like this bass is heading to its new home in Texas.

Moderators, please mark this one 'sold.'
Senior Member
Username: gtrguy

Post Number: 503
Registered: 9-2004
Posted on Tuesday, October 02, 2012 - 6:58 pm:   Edit Post

I think all bars gigs are almost too dangerous for a Serise bass these days!

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