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FOR SALE: ARIA Pro II TSB-400 "Thor Sound" Bass

FOR SALE: ARIA Pro II TSB-400 "Thor Sound" Bass

Vintage Made in Japan Matsumoku Aria Pro II TSB 400 "Thor Sound" electric bass guitar

PRICE £350.00 PLUS SHIPPING.

This gorgeous ARIA Pro II "Thor Sound" TSB-400 bass guitar was made in Japan at the historic Matsumoku factory in 1980. According to the serial number, it's the 70th bass guitar made in 1980. I'm not a bass player but I have tried it and it has an enormous range in tone and feels and sounds like a few thousand £££ of vintage Fender rather than a bass costing just a few hundred pounds!!

Read enough!! You can buy it here now!!

Other players seem to like this bass, here's what I gleened from the iternet "The Aria Pro II TSB-400 was the higher end of the Thor Sound models, this has two pickups which are massive split coils and this puts out a tremendous low end because of the P bass body design and rosewood fretboard, but you still can roll over the high end and get a lot of snap out of this bass".

The frets are in great shape and all of the electronics work and have been cleaned out. Cosmetically this is a great looking bass guitar, heavy but nonetheless, gorgeous to look at, hold and play. Of course there is some wear and tear and there's a small ding to the lower bout, just below the volume / tone controls on the edge.  I have shown this in the images supplied plus you can see how light the wear is across the instrument as a whole. While there are some dings and surface scratches it's absolutely nothing for a bass instrument that has been played and loved across 4 decades. 

So if you are a serious Japanese collector and want a very nice all original thumper here it is. If you have any questions at all please ask. Offers welcome but don't try to low-ball me, I'll leave it on the wall as a beautiful ornament rather then give it away!!

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Customer Project | Custom Tele with Schaller 475 6-String Bridge

Customer Project | Custom Tele with Schaller 475 6-String Bridge

This beautiful custom telecaster utilises the Schaller 475 six-string guitar bridge which we were able to supply to Thomas Brienza for inclusion in this stunning guitar project. Based high in the mountains at Black Hawk in Colorado it was no mean achievement getting the bridge to him in just 6 days from being shipped here in the UK. An amazing effort by both Royal Mail and US Post services.

The Schaller 475 combined guitar bridge and tail-piece unit features low friction rollers for each string and is adjustable in width from 2" to 2-3/16" (51mm to 55.5mm). These rollers are also individually adjustable for string height and intonation. The strings anchor at the back of this bridge. The eccentric screw on the right side is used to lock all the saddles tight once adjustments are completed.

With regards the other specifications for the guitar, Tom used the best materials he could find including a one piece body in Alder, birdseye maple neck and a quilted maple fretboard. The drop top is made from Figured Granadillo and the pick guard is in a poplar burl veneer. The overall finish is achived by using an oil all hand rubbed. For the pickups Tom chose Brandwound custom wide range humbuckers made with threaded Alnico 2 and 5 magnets. The pots are CTS 500k with Russian paper in oil capacitors. Pickup selection is through a Switch Craft three way switch. The other hardware parts include Hipshot classic open tuners and Curt Mangan 10.5-52 fusion matched strings.

Tom tells us that this stunning guitar plays like a dream. We tend to believe him.

 

 

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JUST REDUCED - Schaller 3D 5-String Bass Guitar Bridge

JUST REDUCED - Schaller 3D 5-String Bass Guitar Bridge

Schaller 3D-5 patented 5-String Bass Guitar Bridge. The roller bridge saddles reliably minimize string breakage while maintaining intonation and tuning stability.

  • 3-dimensional adjustment of string height, intonation and string spacing (with roller bridge saddles).
  • The individual string intonation is set by adjusting the string saddles.
  • Heavy and precise construction for extra long sustain.
  • The guitar or bass strings lie on low-friction roller saddles which prevent the strings from breaking.
  • This means the string spacing can be adjusted flexibly.
  • Support: Reels
  • Surface: Black Chrome
  • Weight g/item: 278

All bridges are supplied with a 3mm baseplate and screws as standard.

Price  down from £75.95 to just  £59.95 - buy it here

 

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PRO-G Cooper Portable Guitar Stand at an AMAZING Price

PRO-G Cooper Portable Guitar Stand at an AMAZING Price

Pro-G Cooper securely supports acoustic, electric or bass guitar, ukulele, mandolin and more. Designed to meet the needs of the Nashville songwriter, or solo acoustic performer, it has quickly become a valued accessory to guitar players and collectors at all levels world wide. Fabricated from African Sapele, it’s highly stable classy design enhances the professionalism of the performer, then neatly packs away in most guitar cases or gig bag.

  • Inert silicon pads at contact points
  • Closed cell neoprene padding at exposed areas
  • Hard neoprene in thin line areas
  • African Sapele construction
  • Stainless hinge with non-slip pins
  • Two-position brace
  • Comes n black velveteen bag

Measures 8 3/4"  x  4 1/2" x 1 1/2"

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DR Ducks Ax Wax - The Secret Everyone Knows

If you are searching for the optimum way to keep your guitar, bass guitar or any other type of fretted stringed instrument in perfect shape, look no further. Dr Ducks Ax Wax is the secret product that everyone seems to know about except you!

The ultimate Organic cleaning-polishing-moisturisng formula for all guitars and other musical instruments. (including brass, woodwinds, strings, etc..)

  • Do the entire instrument (fretboard, headstock, front. sides, back, pickguards).
  • Lubes and restores strings.
  • Increases string life.
  • Used by Professionals Worldwide ...
  • Comes in a generous 4 oz. oval shaped bottle with an applicator flip top cap.
  • Helps prevent fret oxidation.
  • U.S. made with U.S. materials.
  • Pleasant Fragrance
  • Not an aerosol spray - safe for the ozone.
  • Cleans and lubes bridge saddles and fine tuners on locking tremolo systems.
  • Lubes tuning machine knobs and posts and strap locks..
  • Unsurpassed as a raw wood conditioner... (fingerboards, bridges, etc..)
  • A MUST to protect your instrument in all climates - dry or humid.
  • Compliments and enhances the natural beauty of your instrument.
  • This is the safest musical instrument cleaning-polishing-moisturizing formula in the World!! 
  • VERY FRIENDLY to delicate VINTAGE finishes as well as all modern instruments..

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Schaller Guitar Bridges - Limited Stock Arrives

Schaller Guitar Bridges - Limited Stock Arrives

Just to let you know, I've just received some additional Schaller guitar bridges and tailpieces which I'm pretty sure will be of interest to one or two of you reading this. The new stock, which is very limited, is as follows:

  • Schaller 492 SH Bridge in Gold - 1 off
  • Schaller STM Bridge in Black - 1 off
  • Schaller 495 FS Fine Tuning Guitar Tailpiece in Black - 2 off
  • Schaller 45062 GTM Bridge in Gold - 1 off
  • Schaller 453 GTM Style Roller Bridge in Gold - 1 off

These will be added to the shop over the next few days.

Also just in are a couple of sets of Schaller Machineheads

  • Strat / Tele 6 in-line machineheads (black) RH fitting
  • Les Paul 3+3 machineheads (matt gold)

Again, these will be added to the website soon. All stock is classed as NOS but is in as new condition

If you have any interest in these items please call 0044 1803 297297 or 0044 7791 299 611 or order on-line when available.

David

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Schaller New Old Stock (NOS) now available!!

Schaller New Old Stock (NOS) now available!!

We are pleased to announce that we have acquired a large box of NOS Schaller bass and guitar bridges, machineheads, pickup covers and surrounds. These are boxed items and classed as new old stock (NOS). While the parts themselves are in excellent condition, the packaging in many cases is very poor. There appears to be some water damage to the packaging in some cases but as I have said, this hasn't affected the parts themselves. If the packaging is too far gone we will remove the item and place it in a plastic sleeve along with some of the packaging to show it is Schaller. Unfortunately, Schaller don't mark many of their products so this is the only way we can retain provinance.

Some of the bridges are no longer made so they may be difficult to locate so it's worth keeping an eye on our website as we start to add them. Alternatively, give me a call on 01803 297297 or 07791 299 611 to check what we have.

With regards the bridges, we appear mostly to have bass bridges but I have noticed several guitar bridges in amongst them. However, on first look we don't seem to have the popular Schaller 455 guitar bridge. If that changes, I will update this notice to let you know.

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Dr Duck Ax Wax - The Ultimate Guitar Care Product?

Dr Duck Ax Wax - The Ultimate Guitar Care Product?

The ultimate Organic cleaning-polishing-moisturizing formula for all guitars and other musical instruments. (including brass, woodwinds, strings, etc..)

  • Do the entire instrument (fretboard, headstock, front. sides, back, pickguards).
  • Lubes and restores strings.
  • Increases string life.
  • Used by Professionals Worldwide ...
  • Comes in a generous 4 oz. oval shaped bottle with an applicator flip top cap.
  • Helps prevent fret oxidation.
  • U.S. made with U.S. materials.
  • Pleasant Fragrance
  • Not an aerosol spray - safe for the ozone.
  • Cleans and lubes bridge saddles and fine tuners on locking tremolo systems.
  • Lubes tuning machine knobs and posts and strap locks..
  • Unsurpassed as a raw wood conditioner... (fingerboards, bridges, etc..)
  • A MUST to protect your instrument in all climates - dry or humid.
  • Compliments and enhances the natural beauty of your instrument.
  • This is the safest musical instrument cleaning-polishing-moisturizing formula in the World!! 
  • VERY FRIENDLY to delicate VINTAGE finishes as well as all modern instruments...

 

Read this 2012 review by Peter Hodgson @ http://iheartguitarblog.com. Buy Dr Ducks here

PROTECTING THE FINISH

Simply put a few drops of Ax Wax on an applicator patch, spread it around, let it set for two minutes then buff with an appropriate cloth. Ax Wax does not dry, so if it still appears wet or if it feels sticky to the touch, just give it a little more elbow grease – which I found myself having to do the first few times I used it. It doesn’t tint or stain the finish, and it seems gentle enough to use on most finishes. You can use it on the entire guitar, including metal parts such as pickup covers and tuning keys, and on plastic parts such as pick guards and electronics cavity covers. I found it took a bit more buffing to get plastic parts looking their best, but it worked its magic on metal rather quickly.

CONDITIONING THE FRETBOARD

Dr Duck recommends cleaning around the frets with a tooth brush prior to using Ax Wax on your fretboard. Once you’ve done that, the procedure is much the same as for the body. Just buff it out with an all-cotton polishing cloth afterwards. This will clean the fretboard itself as well as the frets, and make the playing surface feel nice and slick.

CLEANING THE STRINGS

Dr Duck recommends treating strings with Ax Wax immediately after putting on a fresh set, to prolong their life to almost as long as that of treated strings while retaining the natural tone of untreated strings. It can also be used on strings that have started to go dead, or if they’ve gone squeaky. And it doesn’t seem to make as bad a “fingernails down the blackboard” sound as any other string conditioner I’ve tried.

 STRING LUBE

You can also use Ax Wax to increase the efficiency of string contact points – ie: the bridge saddes, the nut, or a Bigsby roller bar. Lube these points up with a small cloth or a Q-Tip and you’ll decrease the friction at these locations when the string moves. This is invaluable for helping a Bigsby return to perfect pitch, or for those who perform behind-the-nut bends on a Telecaster, or for those who use light strings, but it’s something which can benefit any guitar player.

COMPONENT LUBE

Floyd Rose feel creaky? Fine tuners not turning like they should? Tuning keys sticking? Apply some Ax Wax to these areas with a Q-Tip to increase their efficiency. Your Floyd will get its flutter back. This is a criminally overlooked aspect of proper guitar maintenance – how many players even stop to think about lubricating their tremolo posts? But due to its all-in-one nature, Ax Wax allows you to take care of this crucial step while you’re polishing your finish, conditioning your fretboard, cleaning your strings and buffing your metal bits.

WAX ON, WAX OFF

There’s really nothing Ax Wax can’t do when it comes to cleaning or lubing your guitar. And not to sound all ‘infomercial segment on morning TV’ but it really does take the place of half a dozen different products, it’s inexpensive and most importantly of all, it works.

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New Old Gotoh Stock Now Available

New Old Gotoh Stock Now Available

We are pleased to tell you that we have accessed a decent range of Gotoh machineheads, including bass, classical and guitar, battery boxes (single and double), some fixed bridges, again for bass and guitar, and some tremolos. All stock is brand new but the packaging may show signs of damage, wear etc. This does not affect the components themselves.

Call 01803 297297 for more information or visit the Gotoh section on this website. We will be updating this site with the stock over the next couple of weeks.

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NOS / Clearance Stock - Some Guidance

NOS / Clearance Stock - Some Guidance

Some buyers have asked what clearance stock is and how this is different from new stock. It's a valid question.

In general terms, all of our stock is NEW STOCK and in most cases, the packaging is in excellent or very good condition. However, in some cases, especially where the packaging is paper based, it may have been damaged, is tatty or sometimes, it's missing. For this reason, we class all of our stock as NEW OLD STOCK (NOS) and when you buy, you can be assured that despite the packaging, the product itself is brand new and fit for purpose.

The photo above is a good example of extreme damage to the packaging. This could be from water, or storage in a damp location. However, the actual component is well protected and is in perfect condition. It's worth noting that not all products look like this. In order to provide you with the worst possible packaging scenario we have included this photo as an extreme case. In truth, many if not most of the products we sell will be in normal packaging and the item will be, for all intent and purpose, brand new.  

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The above photo is of a just a few of the 100's of Graphtech parts that we have in stock and it shows that the majority of our products are well packaged. 

With regards re-packaging, where the packing is so damaged as to be useless, we may repackage the item. Where we can, we will always try to include some part of the original packaging to show that this is the brand that you ordered. For example, for Schaller pickup surounds we will include where possible the part of the packaging carrying the part number or at least the logo. We have no reason to supply counterfit parts as we have large stocks of original parts in their original packaging, irrespective of how good or bad that packaging is.

Where a component manufacturer cannot be identified, i.e. the packaging has become completely detached, we will sell this item as a clearance product at a vastly reduced price. You should check our clearance section regularly for such bargains.

If you prefer that we ship your parts inside the original packaging for proof, simply add a note to the order and we will send exactly what we have, packaging and all. If we can't do this, for example of the part has become detached from it's packaging, then we will contact you before shipment.

Finally, it's worth noting that many of our unbranded items, this might include switches (other than Dimarzio, Fender etc), hardware parts, scratchplates and other items of this type may have never been packaged. In such cases we will supply them exactly as we received them, without any specific packaging other than that required to ship them to you.

If you have any additional questions give me a call on 0044 1803 297297 and I'll try to help further.

 

 

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