Made In Japan, 1990
Greco AP1000 model
Lucite Body (Plexi), Transparent
One ply “woodgrain” laminate pickguard
Based on the design of Dan Armstrong
Extremely hard to find model, very rarely are these available
If you know the bass then you have probably been searching for a while
This one has been given a full electrical upgrade
Ready for the road or recording
Professionally installed, using only the best high end parts
-CTS (USA) 500k “No Load” tone pot
-CTS (USA) 500k volume pot
-Switchcraft (USA) input jack
-22 gauge, waxed braided, vintage cloth wiring
-Sprague .022mfd orange drop tone capacitor
-Sprague .001mfd orange drop “treble bleed” capacitor
-120k Allen Bradley 1/4 watt Carbon Comp resistor
Wired with both “treble bleed” volume and “no load” tone control
A “No-Load” pot works like a standard tone control when used between setting 1-9
Once set to 10 it is then activated to true bypass
This essentially “removes” the tone control and capacitor from the circuit
This will give you a cleaner audio path and the tinniest increase in clean volume
A “Treble Bleed” circuit is added to the volume pot/s to improve taper and remove the unbalanced roll off
This keeps your clean tones clean and the high end frequencies consistent when turning the volume up and down through 1-10
This is the perfect upgrade if you use manual volume swell as an effect
Or if you are using your guitar volume pot to react with and against overdrive, distortion, or fuzz effect pedals
It also has the mini toggle (as original wired) which is a control bypass
When up, you use the volume and tone pots as normal
When down, it bypasses the volume and tone pots – making them unusable
Making the input jack directly wired to the pickup
Maple neck, Rosewood Fretboard
Massive Output from the bridge humbucker
Fast neck, comfortable action
30 1/3” scale, Modern 12" radius
24 frets to achieve three octaves a string
The neck has a modern flat oval grip
With the flat board radius and vintage sized frets this is one of the most comfortable, fast and fluent bass neck combinations you can achieve.
42mm @ nut
50mm @ 12th fret
60mm @ 24th fret
Excellent overall condition, amazing looks, rare opportunity to buy
All machinery, electrical, and pickups are without issue. Some light surface marks, chip to headstock tip, some aging and tarnish to chrome/machinery, 2 very light dings to back of neck (does not affect playability). The original pickguard had a crack near input jack (this is unfortunately extremely common for this model because the laminate is so brittle and thin). It has had a replacement piece from another matching pickguard replaced, with extra screws added to make it stronger than ever - as pictured.
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---INFO & TERMS---
--- String-Switch-Noise operates primarily as an online store, there is no dedicated show room. However, when time permits (and by appointment only) we can still offer a test/play and to pick up in person.
(Please note this only applies to guitars and bass guitars. Small items and effect pedals are still postage only, as we simply do not have the time to accommodate everything)
Located in Sunnybank Hills QLD, please call 0422883853 to book an appointment.
--- We do not accept any trade, trade ins, consignment, or direct customer purchases.
--- All payments to be made in full at time of purchase. The are no holds, deposits, layby, or payment plans.
--- Payment can be made by Paypal, Credit Card (through Paypal,) cash on pickup, or Bank Deposit/Online Transfer.
--- If payment is made via Paypal goods and service, the item will ONLY be posted/couriered to your registered Paypal address (NO alternative address). This is to ensure the Paypal buyer and seller insurance protection is valid.
--- All photos are our own and are of the actual item being offered for purchase.
They are NEVER stock photos.
An extensive amount of time and effort is put in to accurately show the items true condition, colour, and shape. Though please realise the limitations of photography. Images and colours can be perceived differently depending of the type and quality of the device it is viewed on.
--- Advertised photos form a large part of the representation of the items condition. Please view the photos carefully as well as reading all item descriptions and/or condition text. Whilst every effort is made to photograph all parts of items, not every little dimple/micro scratch can or will be photographed. We always photograph any and all large cosmetic flaws, such as paint chips/cracks/large dents, that we consider to be significant.
--- Cosmetically, items are as per detailed photos and/or descriptions. Functionally, all pots, jacks, switch and machinery components are working without issue, and serviced upon arrival. Each item is tested and/or serviced/set up before listing. It is also tested again moments before packaging, after purchase, to insure it is 100%.
---Guitars and basses are set up with action at a standard with no playability issues, unless otherwise described. However please understand no one set-up is right for everybody. If you prefer a different action height/tuning/string gauge please adjust at your own liking. Please also realise that almost all items are used, and most are 20-30+ year vintage instruments/effects. They will exhibit some wear and tear. If you need detailed specifics, extra information/on the bench specs can be given about anything you require. Please do not hesitate to ask if this is necessary.
--- No refund will be given for change of mind. There will be no warranty or refund given other than dead on arrival, broken, or faulty that is NOT already described and outlined in the descriptive text and detailed photos. In the HIGHLY unlikely event, there is damage in transit, a postal/courier insurance claim will be made to recover the cost of damage. However, we are always happy to help and work through any issue, in the rare event that one arises.
--- FREE delivery is offered on ALL items – Australia only. International delivery can be arranged at exact cost.
--- We proudly strive to send out all orders within 24 hours of purchase and/or receiving cleared payment (apart from holidays and weekends). However please allow up to 72hrs for packing and courier pickups. Once your item is packed you will receive notification and relevant tracking number and courier/postal details.
--- Small items such as effect pedals and wiring harnesses are sent via Australia Post standard service, with tracking ONLY. No responsibility will be taken from us for the loss or damage of an item by Australia Post. At your request, signature upon delivery or postal insurance can be added for the additional cost.
--- ALL guitars are sent via courier delivery with full insurance, tracking, and signature upon delivery services.
--- As they are courier delivered, guitars can NOT be sent to a PO Box, Parcel Locker, or Parcel Collect service. They must be sent to a physical address, where someone can sign for the item on arrival.
--- International delivery is possible for most items, however there are some restrictions with regions and package size. Please contact us first BEFORE making any purchase to check if an item can be delivered, and to organise the actual delivery costs. Any applicable customs, duties, or taxes that your country may charge is solely the responsibility of you the buyer. Any questions you may have about this should be directed to your local countries authorities.
--- All items are packed to the highest degree for transit. A great amount of pride and detail goes into making sure every item arrives without issue. Pedals and small items are packed in multiple layering of bubble wrap and double corrugated shipping cardboard. Guitars, pending the instrument, have strings de tuned so there is no tension on the neck and headstock. Neck/body /headstock are wrapped separately in multiple bubble wrap layers, high density foam and/or cardboard reinforced. If applicable it is then placed in gig/soft case or hard case. If in gig/soft case it is once again bubble wrapped/foam reinforced before being boxed. Each package/box is custom cut and fit in heavy duty double corrugated shipping cardboard. All voids are padded out and the body edge, base, and top of head stock foam reinforced/padded. Finally, the boxing will have copious amounts of high visibility “Fragile” and “This way up” warning labels. We are also proudly environmentally friendly, recycling as much bubble wrap, foam, and cardboard packaging material as possible with every delivery in and order out.