We tried our best to date this bass but can find no exacting way to do so. There is no serial number (neck plate may have been changed?) nor pot dates that we can identify. The only things that lead us to believe it was made by the 48th Street crew are the ESP stamps on the neck heel and in the pocket and the ESP logo stamped into the back of the headstock. If any of you ESP guys have any info or suggestions concerning this bass, we surely welcome them!

This bass has a great tone- the twin active EMGs pack a huge punch and the neck is smooth and sleek. Very reminiscent of a Jazz bass neck. The controls are neck pickup volume, bridge pickup volume, treble, and bass. The weight is 9 lbs, 15 oz, so it's very manageable and pretty easy on the back (my '72 Jazz bass weighs the same as this bass and I'm not having any problems at 57.)

Now I know the bass looks like a Playboy model in the pictures, but there are literally a quintillion surface scratches on this instrument. They are just from being played over the years and we all know that when a bass looks like it's been on a thousand stages, there's a reason for it. There was also no case with this one, so we ordered up a brand-new Fender F405 padded gigbag and now she's as snug as a bug.

Questions, requests, and comments are always welcome here- thanks for stopping by!

Southern Elk Music Co.

Southern Elk Music Co.

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Electric Blue
Southern Elk Music Co.
Ray Mauldin
Niceville, Florida
4:31 PM

We accept, Paypal payments, credit cards, bank wire transfers, personal checks, cashier checks, and of course, cash in a local pickup situation.

We ship via UPS Ground unless other arrangements are made. "General" costs are: Guitars and basses East of the Mississippi river- $55.00-$65.00 Guitars and basses West of the Mississippi river- $65.00-$75.00 Amps- to be determined. All shipping costs can be determined before shipment with a simple inquiry. Items must be returned within 24 hours (of notification of intent to return) in original, as-shipped condition with all original packaging and no signs of use. Buyer assumes responsibility for all return shipping costs unless the item was not received as described.

All customers get a 48-hour, no-hassle return period. Our singular purpose is for you, the buying client to be more than satisfied with your purchase. If there is ever a problem with one of our items after receiving it, please email us at or call Ray Mauldin at 404-895-3459.