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Sims Custom
Serial number
64 J Bass
NEW Relic finish
8 lbs
NEW Hiscox

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Sims Custom Vintage story board series bass: The 1962 festival J Bass. This was one of the prototypes for The Bass Centre Woodstock / Leo Lyons signature bass. (from The British Bass Master Series) The main difference being that this bass is loaded with Kent Armstrong Vintage Alnico pickups instead of Seymour Duncan Vintage pickups.

Created to emulate:

The bass played by Leo Lyons / Ten Years After. Born 1962. Used continuously on the festival circuit. All genuine parts. This bass has been played extensively with a pick creating wear on the upper bass bout of the body just above the pickguard. There is also extensive wear around the bridge pickup where the players thumb has rested over the years. These wear marks have been precisely duplicated from genuine vintage basses to show the bass as looking authentically old rather than simply relived.

Superb, high quality craftsmanship from Martin Sims and his team at Sims Custom. Fantastic tone from the Kent Armstrong Vintage pickups and superb playability having been fully set up with a Fresh set of Bass Centre Elites Stadium series strings by my technician Chris Ward. It comes supplied with a brand new Hiscox hard case.

Bass Spec:

2 piece premium red American Alder body

Finished in 2 tone Sun Burst nitro cellulose

Genuine Delmar 5ply tortoiseshell on mint pre shrunk pickguard with 30 degree chamfer

Gotoh vintage collection bridge with thread saddles and slotted height adjusting screws and traditional copper earthing strip.

Kent Armstrong Vintage Alnico pickups with CTS pots and Jack socket

Premium flame maple A neck with dimensions of: width: 1 & 1/2" at the nut. 2 & 1/8" at the 12th. Depth: 13/16" at the nut and 1" at the 12th.

Ebony fingerboard

Clay dots

Finished in nitro cellulose

Gotoh vintage collection reverse wind long stalk rivet machine heads

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