(MIJ) Dragonfly 5 string active PJ bass


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Up for sale is a 5 string active PJ bass from Japanese boutique maker Dragonfly. In case you are not familiar with the brand, please see below link:


This is a maker that's in the same league as other boutique MIJ brands such as Moon, Atelier Z, high end Bacchus (could even match STR with some of their more elaborate builds)


Specs on this particular bass:
Body - Light ash
Neck - 24 frets, maple fingerboard on maple neck
Frets - Stainless Steel
Scale - 34inch
String spacing - 18mm
Hardware - Lightweight premium Gotoh, black + chrome color scheme
Pickups - Inhouse PJ pickups in walnut casing
Preamp - Vol, Blend, Passive Tone, treble, mid, bass, active/passive switch, mid-freq selector. EQ is cut/boost
Finish - Satin, inked grain ash top with mocha brown back and sides
Weight. 3.8kg, very lightweight for a non chambered 5 string with good balance on a strap
Other features - removable walnut pickguard, good quality gig case

Demo video from original seller @ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9vuudQdtRI&feature=emb_title

Very versatile 5 string bass with a very complete feature package. Easy to play with a fairly thin neck profile. The preamp is extremely musical with no noticeable tonal colouring set flat.
Between the PJ pickups combination, 3 band preamp and the mid switch, you can dial in just about any tone you are looking for from vintage P to modern bass hero bridge pickup (ie Janek, Hadrien etc) sounds.
Watch the video demo to listen to the wide range of tones available.

Good, but there are signs of use due to a rather thin oil finish. There are some blemishes on the finish, slight headstock dings etc which is reflected in the pricing.

Looking at SGD 2,600, negotiable.
Original pricing from seller is about USD 3k (https://reverb.com/item/15254724-dragonfly-df5pj-bass-japan-direct-special)

Reach out to me at 9six7three54oneeight, or via Carousell (which has more pictures - search "Dragonfly bass")