Updated 22 April 2006
Satin and silky smooth, three pickup fretless jazz bass:
USA neck and body. The bridge and middle pickup are dual coil; the neck pickup is traditional vintage single
coil. Really handsome -- plays and sounds tremendous. I made this for a guy who cancelled his order. It's
yours for only $600
Really cool 60s Moserite Combo copy:
called the "Royal Artist" but
at Subway, it's called the "Royal Fartist." Gives a big, deep woofy sound. $350
Weird 5-string bass:
we put on Alemic pickups and a Bartolini
pre-amp. Really has that low-B piano tone; rich and thick. Clean. $900
60s-style jazz bass$225
tortoiseshell pickguard, 60s vintage-type pickups
bass Made in 1965. Weird, psychedelic thing.
Bass Subway re-creation of a tele bass using n/o stock pickup
and pickguard. The neck is beautifully flamed, light-weight ash body.
The push-pull pot on the tone knob goes from a full-bore series, deep
fart-in-the-bathtub sound to the coils in parallel with cleaner, low
3X J-bass This
funkster wanted to be a strat, but his chromosomes turned him into a 3
pickup jazz bass. Bird's-eye Warmoth fretless neck with ebony
Bass with Bartolinis Fretless Bass with Barts A young
musician had a dream for this tobacco-burst, fretless bass. Ebony
fretboard with two passive Bartolini 9W4 pickups. $600
Subray J bass
Rosewood Ray with J. A friend of mine wanted this J-bass with a solid
rosewood neck, an MME and a 9s Bart pickup system. Its passive. Control
plate is also rosewood. $750
Serial No. 1778. 70s Nippon Gakki Company, LTD. Hit with the ugly
stick. And to make matters worse, its mother took thalidomIde.
Original case included. Very good condition -- with few dings:
headless bass. Schaller bridge and Schaller quad pickup.
Excellent condition: $350
bass. You don't need a case with a 6-string bass -- just use
its built-in handle. Wicked, haunting tone.
Two Aces, Three
Kings. Masterbuilder Chris Powell (left) shows off three of
his latest custom jazz bass* projects; Vic's sly grin testifies to
the greatness of sound and play. A screamin' hand by any measure. From
left: racing green jazz bass with Dean body, Bartolini pickups,
$550; black and gold Fender-style jazz bass copy with Bartolini
pickups, $500; red jazz bass with Dean body, Bartolini pickups,
Lefty Subraze Bass Schaller bass gears and active EQ
switch. Heavy-duty bass bridge. USA neck and body. $400
5-string basses and baritone We make alot of this stuff;
these are some variations on the general theme. From left: a blonde,
fretless 5-string featuring an ebony fretboard. It has a big soapbar
pickup by the bridge and a single coil in the neck position.
$600. Next: a baritione with a Chandler neck and a
*tele-formatted Alembic electronics system. Two octave neck and
INCREDIBLE. $1000. Finally: a 5-string, featuring Bartolini
electronics. It has the MME in the bridge and the jazz bass* pickup
in the neck position. Active electronics. $750. The
ruby-sunburst finish is exceptionally beautiful.
These are three variations on our monster bass called the
"Subraze." We've been building these for 15 years, using the
Bartolini MME and some active circuitry. We make 'em for $500.
We also offer a jazz bass* pickup in the neck position for
$600. We have these cool maroon mother-of-toiletseat pickguards.
We use Grover Titans and our heavy-duty bridge.
Bass. We had dozens of these, years ago. Les Claypool got
excited for one and has been repeatedly photographed with this. The
other 40 or so keep circulating through our inventory. They're that
weird 60s-looking butt-ugly design theme from Italy. They're okay
instruments with an ebony fretboard. $375
8-string bass. Wacky Swedish innovation from the
60s. Hammertone silver. $700
Barbie Was Here!
Gibson-style SG bass. Schaller bass-bucker pickups. Powerful
bridge and gears. $300
Paddle. Doubles as a bass guitar. From Lee's Valley Custom.
Long-scale Phantom with cool green hammertone finish. Toiletseat
pickguard, toaster pickups. Black neck. $500
Beautiful Retro Jazz Bass* Gold-plated
hardware, mother-of-toiletseat pickguard, solid wood body with
ruby-brown sunburst. Vintage-style pickups. $375
Red 60s Hofner * Mustang bass. Two
Ken Smith bass #38. Gorgeous blonde maple
with Bart soapbars $2000
Les Claypool Eko fiddle bass
Weird Beatle-bass copy with solid spruce top
Yamaha neck-through P-bass with 3-band EQ $450
Hideous Kramer with aluminum neck. $400
Zeta Outrigged monster Zeta mutation. We got a lot of old
Zeta necks and bodies, sans electronics. Bartolini MME and 3-band EQ.
Super-weird and super-bad. $600
Rickenbacker 4001 ivory bass. $600
longscale fiddle bass with J-pickup $350
replica *jazz bass in black. $400
Deluxe. Warmoth body, Bartolini pickups * Fender®
neck (USA) active tone $600
with Alembic pickups This is what we've been doing with our
huge pile of Alembic pickups. Alembic made replacement pickups for Ric,
so this lucky guy gets to have his neck-thru Ric basically turned into
an Alembic bass. $800
Subraze with Bartolini MME and active tone. $500
Thinline Tele* baritone. Moses graphite neck, toiletseat
Left-handed 5-string Warmoth/Bartolini
TriTone Similar to Subraze with custom Schaller pickups at
bridge. Three distinct tones and 3-band EQ. $450
White 70s * jazz bass Maple neck with
pearl blocks. $1000
Fernandes 5-string * jazz bass.
Ash body, three-piece maple neck, gold hardware. Gravity. $475.
Blonde ash Ibanez Blazer bass -- like P-bass. Sweetheart
tuners. 1981. $225
Black * jazz bass with Schecter
walnut neck. Gold hardware. Beautiful. $600
Ibanez Musician bass. Ebony fretboard. Three-band EQ,
neck-through 5-piece maple neck. 1980s era. $700
black Peavey bass. Their attempt at making a 24-fret Sabre. Gold
hardware. Maple neck, double-J pickups. $350
Alembic. Fancy. Two soapbars. $1600
Old Carvin bass.
Midscale. Ebony fretboard. Lightweight, skinny neck. Two guitar
Red Kalamazoo 1965 SG bass with Schaller
bass-bucker pickups. $300
Fretless Ibanez Musician with
3-band EQ. Fancy-smancy 5-piece neck-through. $600
Fiddle a la Hofner A variation on our fiddle
bass, dressed as a Hofner Beattle bass. Hagstrom neck and pickups with
toiletseat pearl pickguard. A one-off custom from 60s valley custom.
Red Squire P-bass.
Metallic lavender Ransom bass. Flame maple
neck with ebony fretboard. Bartolini pickups and active tone. $800
Blonde neck-through Hohner B-bass with drop-B lever on the
bridge. Active tone. $450
Aria Pro II bass. Black
with monster bass pickup. $300
The Holy Grail: Tiesco Spectrum bass 3+1 tuners, so much for
MusicMan's innovation and lawsuits. Weird dual magnet pickups. $800
Jade Phantom bass custom, glitter peghead. $375
Goofey Tiesco Moserite copy bass, solid body, two great sounding
Red Alembic flame maple top. $1000
Blue Specific bass super flame Alembic soapbar, Bartolini
NTBT and gold hardware. $800
Epiphone quasi-Firebird PJ
blonde, ash, gold hardware. $400
Black Zeta with
dorky outrigger peghead, Alembic soapbar, 3-band Bartolini EQ. $700
Black new/old stock 60s Danelectro longscale dual tube.
Badest boy in town. $600
Subway Custom MAB [Modulus,
Alembic, Bartolini] bass chocolate with 24-fret graphite neck, two
Alembic * jazz bass pickups and Bartolini tone. $700
Subway Custom 24-fret ruby ash, Alemic pickups, Bartolini tone.
5-string S-bass. Warmoth neck, black hardware,
monster Bartolini MME in bridge, * jazz bass in neck, active tone.
Dark blue ash body MAB [Modulus, Alembic, Bartolini]
24-fret graphite neck, two Alembic soapbars, Bartolini tone.
All black fretless S-bass. Ebony board with sissy
lines, Bartolini 9w4 and active tone. $600
rubyburst, Moses graphite neck, 9-volt EMG tele* set. $800
Blueburst Grande Baritone with Lawrence tele* set. $750
Sunburst S-bass with solid rosewood neck, active tone,
Bartolini 9w4. $700
Black 73 Fender® fretless gold
78 Fender® Precision fretless with
added jazz bass* pickup, white pearl pickguard. $700
Dean 5-string with dual 9-volt EMG P-bass pickups. $600
Tomato soup orange Fender® telecaster bass with the big
nasty humbucker (fart-in-the-bathtub tone). Free saltines. $450
Gunmetal grey 8-string Hagstrom bass. 1960s. Bitchin'. $700
USA Dean flame maple, cherry sunburst with two Alembic
soapbars, 24 frets, Bartolini active tone. $750
S-bass USA Fender® neck, beautiful Warmoth Korina body, two
9w4s, active tone. $600
Budget Subway jazz bass*
mahogany body, Alnico pickups, Grover Titans, blonde, sounds great!
72 P-bass. Maple neck, gold hardware, 9-volt EMG
pickups, bridge jazz pickup added. $800
re-issue jazz bass*. All black, Alnico pickups, goldtone lacquer
neck with black peghead. $400
Go 49ers! Gold S-bass
with red pickguard, Bartolini 9w4s with active tone. $500
With Bartolini monster MME triple coil humbucker and Bart active
NTBT tone circuit. Push/pull vol pot switches from H.B. mode to single
coil with hum cancelling coil. Four- and five-string available with
solid rosewood neck. Heavy-duty bridge. Colors: blonde, black, ivory and
blueburst. from $475
Precision Special, USA PJ white. $700
with Moses graphite neck, 9w4 Bartolinis. $700
baritone tele*. Thinline body, super flame top, bound in white
pearl and snot-green pearl pickguard. $1000
THE Baaad "S" Bass Active jazz bass* with
Bartolini 9W4 pickups (1 coil per string), heavy-duty bridge. Spector
circuit board. Available w/Alembic pickups and Bartolini tone circuit.
Comes in black, ivory, blueburst, natural and assorted custom colors:
blue, green, gold and more. from $500
Subraze bass with Bartolini MME, Grover Titans, passive. $475
60s Dan Electro Jizzcaster Baritone with 4X2 peghead.
Mahogany S-bass brown with Bartolini 9w4s and
active board. $400
USA Fender® jazz bass 1992.
Fretless Les Paul
Budget Subraze weird jazz bass* with two big soapbars.
Old white Ibanez Roadstar bass. 2X2 peghead, 24
frets, 2 big soapbars with push-push pots. $400
Specific bass 5-string, Birdseye neck, ebony fretboard, two
Alembic jazz pickups, Bartolini active tone. $800
Subraze maple neck with MME and added jazz bass* pickup,
active Bart tone. $600
77 Fender® P-bass. All
Weird Ibanez PJ 24-fret DeMarzio pickups.
S-bass in tuxedo with Moses graphite neck Bart
9w4, active board, super Moses graphite neck. $2500 worth of quality,
factory-direct for $700.
Rubyburst Peavey Fury big maple P-bass neck. $250
Candy-apple red re-issue jazz bass* $400
MusicMaster bass. $250
Synsonics mini-P bass*
5-string Subraze Warmoth neck, Bartolini MME
active tone -- a GREAT deal. $600
Black Turbo P-bass copy. $175
active MME. $500
Early 70s Epiphone hollow body bass.
Like EB-2. Japanese. $300
Ibanez Roadstar II PG.
Ivory, clean, with sweetheart tuners. $275
Deluxe S-bass Limited Edition. USA Fender®
neck, Warmoth body. Bartolini jazz bass* pickups (9W4), active tone.
72 Fender® fretless maple fretboard P-bass. Sunburst. $500
Dan Electro baritone. Formica top convertible 30"
scale length. One lipstick p-up. $400
Mystery jazz bass*
copy. Swamp ash body. Great! $275
bass-Hagstrom. 2X2 neck, Hag HB. $300
Black and gold
Kramer USA P-bass copy. Double "J" in bridge with
"P" pickups. Schaller bridge and gears gloss black. $500
Custom jazz bass* "Lincoln Goins" (Philipine
mahogany body). $275
4001 Ric. Black. Mirror pickguard,
sealed gears. $600
Cavern bass Old, old, old with pewter finish.
Fender® jazz bass special: Pearl white and black; Japanese
"P-J" rear-route. $350
Tune passive pickups. Tan/oak finish. $600
USA Fender® neck, Warmoth limed oak finish w/Dunkmore Semen
Tele pickup. Nice replica. $600
Mariachi Bass L-5 size, big Florentine cutaway, arch-top
w/round sound hole and fancy pearl trim. Choice of humbucking or
lipstick tube pickup, active EQ pre-amp system optional, short-scale Dan
Electro neck. from $450
Metal Geeks! Washburn Rudy Sarzo Explorer. B+w Dartboard finish
neck thru, big humbuckers active w/parametric EQ w/anvil case. Fatdog
smoked a bunch before he allowed this in the store. $600
4001 Ric copy. Seville, good quality model. Black. $350
Subway P-bass. Maple neck, gloss black. Heavy duty bridge.
Dan Electro 50s 6-string longhorn. Baby-blue refin,
24-fret, stacked pots. $1000
Hohner B bass. Neck thru
body, active jazz p-ups, Low-B flip gizmo, cherry red finish, 4-string.
Butt-ugly weirdo 2 p-up 60s bass. Made in Japan
WAB Blue monster bass (detail)
WAB Blue monster bass Electric bass synthesis
of Warmoth fancy woods neck and body, big Alembic soapbar
in bridge position driven by active tone Bartolini circuit.
Yamaha neck-thru, active p-bass Deluxe BB 1200s. Cherry finish,
ebony board, 3-band active EQ oval inlays. With case $450
60s Jazz bass* USA re-issue, Dunkmore Semen p-ups. $800
Fretless Subraze. Ivory new/old stock. USA Fender® body
with Bartolini MM 2E "P"-style rosewood neck, sealed gears.
Dean P-J bass. White, rose board, hockeystick
teradactyl peghead. $300
MAB bass Modern-style jazz bass*. Satin colors and
composite of Modulus graphite neck, Alembic pickups,
Bartolini active tone. USA sourced, ash body. $700
MAB Bass (emerald) Modern-style jazz
bass*.Satin colors and composite of Modulus graphite neck,
Alembic pickups, Bartolini active tone. USA sourced, ash
72 jazz bass*. Super skinny neck, bound rosewood w/pearl
blocks. Black and white. Dunkmore Semen. Vintage p-ups. $800
Big fat P-bass. "C-series," big/wide "P"neck,
bound rosewood neck with pearl blocks. Heavy-duty bridge. $325
Peavy custom jazz bass*. Maple neck, 2 Fender® -style
jazz p-ups, natural finish, black pickguard. $325
1960 Stackpot Jazz Bass* re-issue Jet
black with matching peghead. Alnico pickups. $400
Lefty SG-style bass. Two humbuckers, plays good, sounds great!
Dark red. $300
Deluxe Musician bass by Ibanez. This one
was the top-of-the-line. Neck through, active, three-band EQ, two
pickups. Fancy wood. $500
Fernandes replica of Deluxe
Alembic bass. So good you couldn't tell the difference. Alembic was
PISSED at this one! Multi-layered wood and tooled beautifully. $800
Subraze (blueburst) with added jazz Upgraded
standard Subraze with push-pull pot and two volumes. You get a plethora
of instrument voicings and active tone. $600
Subraze bass (detail)
Tiesco bass. Like jazz bass*. Square magnet pickups. rocker
switches. Push-pull pot for phaze. High-tech bridge. 30" scale
Gibson The Ripper. Big blonde, 2-pickups.
You can really rip one with this for only: $400
with blue pickguard. $500
Electric bass guitar This is similar to a traditional
Fender® precision bass. Long-scale neck (34"), solid wood
body, split precision bass pickup, 4-way adjustable bridge for perfect
intonation and well-functioning trussrod to ensure a straight neck. Its
available in black or ivory. List price for a comparable instrument is
about $400; our price: $175
Dean bass USA. Sleek, skinny neck with 2X2 peghead. Curly maple,
cherry sunburst body. Two jazz pickups. $450
P-bass. Blonde body with toiletseat pickguard. $300
Pro-II. Neck through body. SG-shaped
monster bass. Owned by a funky
drummer named "Zigaboo." $375
Fender®, Warmoth and Bartolini. active tone -- outrageous!
Custom Subraze. Ivory body with Bartolini MME in
bridge position. Bartolini jazz pickup in neck. $600
Fender® fretless P-bass. $500
EKO vile fiddle bass.
Pukey-tan, more or Les with orig. grey coffin case. $400
Blueburst S-bass. Light blue to dark purple sunburst. Two Barts
with active circuit. $500
Heavy Kramer, aluminum neck,
P-bass. Active with big gain. Black. Green Day-style. So powerful it
will loosen your front teeth! $500
Kenny really worked out in his garage years ago -- incredible
craftwork and design. Bartolini pickup and electronics. This bass has
been a worldwide traveler and a Cuban resident.
#38 (rear view)
Old Beatle-bass copy. Cool. $200
bass. GT, with bow-tie inlays and active electronics. $450
Fender® -Warmoth Strat bass 5-string. Three Bartolini jazz
bass* pickups. 5-way Strat® switch. Great tones! Red marble
finish with maple neck. Bad Boy. $800
Bass. It features a thin 24-fret neck, a flame maple honey sunburst
top with humbucking electronics. Its a beautiful piece for
Kramer 5-string. Fretless with sissy lines.
Black jazz body with two j-pickups. Two active EMG pickups. Smooth.
Peavey fretless with sissy lines. White. Two
j-pickups. Lightweight with pencil-dick neck. $325
bass. Metallic red, 24-frets, PJ, compact, 2X2 peghead. $300
Acoustic bass with Piezo. Comes with bridge pickup and
active EQ in preamp. It actually sounds good acoustically and has a wide
range of electric tones. $325
The Deluxe S-Bass. A
synthesis of Warmoth body, slender USA Fender® neck, Bartolini 9W4
jazz bass* pickups run through an active tone circuit. Very resonant
Korina body. Some people wait 12 months to pay $2400 for a similar bass.
This one is $600
Hohner fretless. Made by Moserite.
Double cutaway, f-hole. Black. Little sissy lines on maple
fretboard. Black widow.
Red 60s Hofner * Mustang
bass. Two pickups. $400
Phantom bass. Like
Steinburger with Schaller bridge and double-J pickup. Red. $300
Ken Smith bass
Smith bass #38
71 Fender® jazz bass. Rosewood fretboard with pearl blocks
and binding. Sunburst finish. Clean. Good neck. $1100
Zeta bass. Ebony fretboard, black body, outrigger peghead, green,
blue, chrome and red Schaller mini-bass gears, baaad-ass bridge,
Bartolini MME monster pickup. Unique and bizarre. $600
Hohner B-bass 5-string. Ebony wood-stained body with neck thru,
two J-pickups and active electronics. $500
Thunderbird bass. Sunburst. Super pink fleshline case. And don't
smoke something and forget the case's lock combination! $1000
Washburn. Red Force. ABT bass, active, 4-in-line peghead.
Custom Subraze bass. Big bass with Bartolini MME
pickup by bridge. Bartolini jazz bass* pickup by neck. With the
coil-splitting mode, you get a MONSTER jazz bass. Ivory. $600
Pointy peghead. Dean. With red and black crackle finish. PJ.
The Custom S-bass. Warmoth body, 22-fret USA
Fender® neck. Bartolini jazz bass* 9W4 pickups. Active board.
Black Grover gears and heavy-duty black bridge. Compares with Sadowsky.
Killer 5-string ivory Subraze. Performance neck
with ebony fretboard. Push-pull pot for humbucker coil cut. Active
treble and bass controls. Bartolini MME and NTBT. $700
S-bass with black pickguard. $500
with black pickguard. Active. $475
with maple neck. Active. $450
Black S-bass. $500
Long-scale fiddle bass with J pickup and J neck. $350
Sunburst S-bass. $500
Fretless sunburst S-bass
with ebony fingerboard. Warmoth Tele* neck. $700
Hofner 1965 Beatle bass. Pewter-colored. $1500
The only Long-scale Fiddle Bass Sunburst, bound body,
hollow, jazz bass* pickup, Gotoh enclosed gears 2x2 peghead.
* Fender®, Strat®, Mustang®, Jazz Bass®, P
Bass®, and Telecaster® are all registered trademarks of
the Fender Musical Instrument Corporation.
*NOTE: STINGRAY is a registered trademark of Ernie Ball,
Incorporated. This instrument offered for sale by Subway Guitars should
be considered a bass clone with a big humbucker near the bridge, similar
to the STINGRAY but should not be confused with the products
manufactured by Ernie Ball, Incorporated.
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