Vintage Vox Custom 3002 Electric Neck Through Bass Guitar 1980's MIJ RARE. Vox Custom Bass for sale.Built in the 1980's which makes it'nearly vintage'. Pretty rare, very few made - this one's serial number is in the low hundreds. Through-neck design, choice quarter-cut maple wood body&neck, DiMarzio pickups, brassplated? Bridge, brass nut, 24frets(frets are in a good state with little to no wear). Plays well(a buzz on the E string 8th fret but that's all, which could be because of less tension due to missing A string) This bass has been beautifully crafted, and well looked after through it's life - it is in excellent condition for its age. No major dings or blemishes to the finish. Sad to see it go because it is a fine example, and certainly a good'investment' for the future. It hasn't been played for many years now, though, so it's time to find it's way into the hands of an appreciative musician.
The bass comes in a good quality flight case(kind of pro-world-tour standard), and it has clearly done it's job in protecting the bass over the years although unfortunately it needs a new handle, which would require a spot of riveting. As I said, I haven't played it in a long time and when I recently took the bass out to give it a once-over the A string broke at the tuner. (So perhaps ready for new strings all round).The electronics are all good, and in working order. No scratching from the pots. A bit of crackle at the jack socket, but only if you purposely wiggle it about. I worked through all the combinations of the two selector switches.
It seems that some positions split the P-bass pickups,'killing' one of them -'coil tap' I think is the phrase. I'll try to describe it. Bass makes a sound through amp = OK.C - down; S - down; OK. C - middle; S down; OK. C - up; S down; OK. C - down; S - up; OK. C - middle; S - up; OK. C - up; S - up; OK. C - down; S middle; Sound from D/G strings only ie. C - middle; S middle; OK (all strings) - Could be both P-bass active, J-bass killed or vice versa(forgot to listen to the tone). Anyway, I thought I should describe it just to give you an idea of the bass's versatility. Tone and volume knobs can be used with switches to blend many different sounds. I can'box' it though if you'd prefer. So, grab yourselves a bargain! Please look closely at the photos and use your own discernment. The item "Vintage Vox Custom 3002 Electric Bass Guitar Through Neck 1980's MIJ RARE" is in sale since Friday, July 31, 2020. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments\Guitars & Basses\Bass Guitars". The seller is "abstractnoun" and is located in Inverness. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.