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Sandberg California TM5 HARDCORE AGED

NECK PLAYS SUPER SLICK… REALLY NICE FEEL AND TONE, EXCEPTIONAL BASS... a rare find, massive tone plates – covers jazz, precision, musicman and many more tones

Body – alder body, maple neck & maple fretboard, 34″, chrome hardware, black dot inlays, parchment aged pickguard (also includes black aged pickguard, never installed).

Pickups – 1x Delano J-Style & 1x power-humbucker pickups, Sandberg 2-band EQ with passive tone control, active/passive (switchable), includes gig bag.

Color – Creme hardcore aged (high-gloss finish)

9 Lbs 6 Oz

G&L SB-2 Jazz-style Bass Guitar

G&L SB-2 Jazz-style Bass Guitar




 a vintage G&L SB-2 bass made in Fullerton, CA, during the period when Leo Fender was designing the instruments and running the show.

Features two very hot single-coil MFD pickups that aren’t available on any present-day G&L basses, which is a real shame,

Because this is the meanest sounding Jazz bass there’s ever been.

(Although the SB-2 name appears in the current G&L lineup, the present-day version is much different;

it’s a PJ style with different controls and styling.)

The only vintage SB-2 on Reverb right now at anywhere near this price had major neck repairs,




Its in great Condition And So Is the Original Hard Shell Case ….The Bass has the P.J. Pickup Setupibanez bass


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Cort Precision Bass Guitar

This is an affordable P-bass that would work great for anybody looking to start playing bass.

I personally have worked with guitars professionally for the last 4 years1


so you can rest assured that this bass is setup well and has been taken care of. Currently strung with flat wounds!

1986 Guild sb602 Fretless Bass Guitar


1986 Guild sb602. Great sound and versatile. Jazz, rock, metal or bluegrass. Has active J & P pick-ups. Freshly refinished fretboard. I like it more than my Precision fretless. I can no longer play due to an injury to my arm and wrist. You will love it.

G&L SB-2 Bass Guitar Made In U.S.A.

O.K. This Guy gets the Award For Funniest Ad This Year

I think it’s from 96? It’s been 10 years since I checked the date.

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The Good:

-Look at it. Frickin’ gorgeous! I don’t care if you don’t think honey burst is the right color for you. That’s just because you’re insecure and afraid you will be upstaged by its beauty. You’re the bass player. Nobody was looking at you before. Now they will be. Wear a clean shirt.

-Birdseye maple neck. Made entirely of frozen vegetables. No birds were harmed in the making of this neck.

-Passive, high-output, Leo Fender designed MFD pickups (hint, the first letter stands for Mutha, and the last for Dayumm). Change the sound by changing the volume. Turn it up for more modern, amp-driving high output, or turn it down for more vintage tone. Add some bridge for sparkle. I tried to turn it to the setting that made me sound like a good player, but, sadly, it’s not actually magic. Then I tried to turn it way up to the level where my band didn’t suck, but the neighbors complained that their pictures fell off the wall.

-Neck is straight with low action, like my sex life.

-Abalone dots, an edible sea snail, or a great psychedelic band name.

-Frets are like new. Why, you ask? Because I didn’t practice enough, ok? Jeez. Thanks for making me feel bad.

-According to bathroom scale it’s less than 8 pounds. Would make a lousy boat anchor. Maybe useful for pressing flowers? Not good in low-gravity, but excellent in zero-gravity.

–P-bass-ish neck option instead of the narrow jazz neck that most came with.

-Largely unused D’Addario Chrome flatwound strings, which exist in four different dimensions: round (3D), flat (2D), linear (1D), and the fourth dimension, Time to Rock!

-Shielded electronics cavity. Reduces electric interference, and like wearing a tinfoil hat, protects you from NSA satellites stealing your licks. Also stops sunspot radiation from mutating your DNA if you wear it in front of your junk.

-Push-pull series-parallel knob, doesn’t change sound or controls until switched to Thunder Honey Mode.

WARNING! Thunder Honey mode may have serious side effects, including uncontrollable guitar face, weak knees, tears of joy, or reluctance to get a real job, and should not be used while wearing a skirt or dress, or in the presence of others wearing skirts/dresses as it is one of the prime causes of underwear just falling off. This could be a trip hazard.

The bad:

-Three bolt neck instead of six. People say it’s horrible and it ruins an otherwise wonderful instrument. You should definitely tell Leo Fender because you and your internet forum experts obviously know more than he does about building guitars. They don’t talk about it on Wikipedia, but I heard he left Fender and Musicman and decided, hey, I’ll just make crappy guitars using all the bad ideas I came up with over the previous 30 years of making guitars. Oh wait, Leo died, so you missed your window. Call his wife then. I think she’s still the boss. Heck, maybe she’ll give you a job or a free guitar or something in exchange for all your good advice.

-Only three knobs, all volumes, neck/bridge/overall, so it’s harder to make it sound like 25 different basses that it isn’t. You’ll have to find something to do with all the extra time you would have spent playing with six knobs and four switches trying to, “Dial in my sound.”

-Passive electronics means no long drum solos or smoke breaks for your band while you swap batteries.

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The ugly:

-One of the pickguard screws was replaced, so it’s shinier than the rest.

-Three blemishes/dings. I challenge you to find them. I have chicken pox scars that are bigger than they are. Just to be clear, though, I did not have this bass in 1978 when I got chicken pox, so if you’re thinking of inoculating your children with it, you’ll be disappointed.

-Original hard-shell case has a Dave’s Killer Bread sticker on it, and as you know, the company is now owned by a corporation, thereby completely ruining the indie value of the sticker. This is accounted for in the price.

-Don’t have original pickguard. Instead it has a cool or stupid pickguard I made from all-natural Eye of the Beholder®. Conventional (read: boring) replacements are available online.

The internet can tell you all the other stuff, except how to stop looking at the ad like some kind of stalker, “researching,” and watching YouTube videos of people playing one so you can hear an accurate rendition of the thick slabs of moist and gooey gut punch coming out of your phone’s speaker (pro tip: it helps to actually put the phone up your butt so you can hear it with your intestines).

Just come try it out and give it a good life. If you don’t buy it, I’ll give it to my 8 year old nephew and he will absolutely destroy it! He just got caught playing with matches, so whatever happens will be all on you.

I will consider trades for an actual magic bass that makes me sound good, but not if it’s cursed or something, and believe me, I’ll know if it is. I have an evil, bleeding keyboard and a clarinet made of children’s nightmares (not included in the sale). Maybe something with unicorn horn inlay and dragon whisker strings?


1979 Rickenbacker 4001 Bass Guitar


1979 Rickenbacker 4001 Bass Guitar


I’m selling my super cool 79 Rickenbacker bass.

It sounds great but it could use some tlc.

Bass was originally cream and then someone painted it pink, then they stripped it and strained it.

Not a pro job, but it does look cool.


Neck feels great. Slim and smooth.

Neck appears straight, truss rod works.

Fret Board is in a little rough shape and the frets will need to be leveled and dressed.

Little buzzy and frets out in a couple spots when the action is set low(2nd fret and a couple at the 17, 18, 19th area).

I was able to play it fine by raising the bridge.

Pickups are from a 4003.

I changed out a pot and a switch but the originals will be included.

Comes with a hard case.

Schecter Stiletto Extreme-4 Bass Guitar

Schecter Stiletto Extreme-4 Bass Guitar



Schecter Stiletto Extreme-4 Bass – Black Cherry – w/ 2 Humbuckers – Active EQ

This is a beautiful bass in perfect condition.

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Sounds great, plays great. It’s been very well set up.

Let my failure be your gain!
I bought this bass and accessories from Guitar Center, fully intending to learn to play it since I played stand-up bass 50 years ago.
I thought this would be an easy switch…. I was wrong.

Tried 3 or 4 times and then gave up, embarrassed. I think I’m too old

I spent a bundle, including accessories:
– Schecter Stiletto Extreme-4 Electric Bass – Black Cherry 489.00
– Road Runner Avenue Series Padded Gig Bag 44.99
– Livewire Advantage 10’ Instrument Cable 17.99
– Musician’s Gear Guitar Stand 7.99
– CB Labs Pocket Rock-It Sound Processor & Amp 49.99
– Lore Leather 3” Stitched Genuine Leather Bass Strap 36.30
– Snark SN5X Clip-On Electric Tuner 8.79

– Paid: $655


Features and Specifications
• Construction/Scale: 6 Bolt-on / 34″
• Body: Mahogany with Figured Maple top
• Neck: Maple
• Fingerboard: Rosewood
• Frets: 24 jumbo
• Inlays: Vector
• Pickups: 2 Schecter bass Humbuckers with active EQ circuit
• Electronics: 1 Volume, 1 Blend with active 2-Band EQ
• Bridge: Diamond bass
• Binding: Creme (neck, headstock)
• Tuners: Schecter


Publishers Notes : This is a dam nice Bass Guitar, These play really easy with accurate intonation by the famous Schecter High Quality CraftsManship that goes into these Guitars, But I Totally Disagree with the Owner You are never too old To Play the Bass Guitar. ……poor excuse to quit   IMO

Reverend Fellowship Bass

 Reverend Fellowship Bass

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with Reverend P-blade (precision bass) pickups, and stacked passive volume and tone controls.



I guarantee this will be the lightest bass you’ve ever played. Perfect balance, great setup, and amazing clear focused tone.


Currently sporting flatwound strings.



Can install some dr black beauty rounds if desired. Takes to drop tuning setups very well thanks to the reverse headstock. 

Dean Bel Aire Electric Bass Guitar

Dean Bel Aire Electric Bass Guitar

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Very cool early 80’s Dean bass. 
Upgraded with Seymour Duncan active pickups.
Professionally setup a couple years ago and hardly played since then. 

Strunal 5/35 hybrid Upright Bass

Strunal 5/35 hybrid Upright Bass

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Strunal 5/35 solid carved spruce top hybrid made in Czech Republic.

Ebony fingerboard and tailpiece, individual machines.
Well set up with new Spirocore Weichs installed in January 2019.

Includes Superior bag and Meisel double bass stand.


Value Of This Beauty is Only 1500.00 USD



Fender Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass

Fender Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass

condition: excellent
make / manufacturer: Squier
model name / number: VM Jaguar Bass Number 0328900500

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Fender Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass Special.

3-Tone Sunburst in Excellent Condition.

2011 Special Model.

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Basswood Body
J Bass Maple Neck
Rosewood Fingerboard
P Bass Middle Pickup
J Bass Bridge Pickup

1. Volume control knob for neck pickup.
2. Volume control knob for bridge pickup.
3. Active bass-boost preamp control knob.
4. Smaller “treble-roll-off” Master tone control knob.

Full 34 inch scale fretboard. Not the “Short Scale – SS” model.

Search for Fender Squier Part Number 0328900500 for all specs and details.

Previous owner carefully removed the Squier Jaguar Bass decal from the front of the headstock, but the details on the back of the headstock clearly identify this bass.

The only noticeable flaw is a dent on the edge of the headstock between the A and D tuners. The last photo provides a close-up of this dent.

New Strings. Set up nice and low. Recently adjusted intonation.

1977 Guild B301 Bass Guitar In Cherry


Guild 1977 B 301 Bass Guitar In Cherry Red

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1977 guild b301, mahogany body super lightweight and super resonant, these old guilds are very special instruments

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Pickguard and pickup are not original, very nice replacement made by pickguardian routed for a bc size pickup (nordstrand,Aguilar,Bartolini etc), the pickup is an American fender jazz neck pickup, Currently has hipshot ultralites on it though I do have the orignal tuners as well


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1990 Fender American Jazz Plus Bass

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This is a rare bass by most standards. Great condition except for a small chip at the bottom of the body. Plays great, sounds great with great tonal versatility. You don’t see them often as their production numbers were limited. Great price!

Color is Black Pearl Burst
Fender Hard Shell case

Check out this dude on YouTube as he gives a complete rundown on the bass.


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1985 Ibanez Destroyer Bass Guitar

1985 Ibanez Destroyer Bass Guitar


 Ibanez Destroyer bass in EXCELLENT condition with OHSC. 1985 vintage, made in Japan (S/N H857612) and still kicking ass. Sounds absolutely amazing, and has a crazy fast thin neck that is paint matched to the body. Set-up with low action and has been well cared for. Includes DiMarzio straplocks and strap. Was upgraded by a previous owner with a high mass bridge and pot knobs.distroyer bass by ibanez

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Minor body ding (highlighted in photos) and some very minor oxidation. Looks way better than you’d ever expect for a bass it’s age, and pups have a nice modern sound. Active (fresh 9V included if you want it) with tons of flexibility in tone shaping.


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