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New York Bass Works (NYBW) Reference Series RS5-22 PJ

New York Bass Works (NYBW) Reference Series RS5-22 PJ

SKU: nybwrs5

New York Bass Works (NYBW) Reference Series RS5-22 5-string PJ

This gorgeous bass was built in Dec, 2020 but looks like it was built yesterday. 

It is in dead mint condition except one very tiny ding in the clearcoat near the bridge that I didn't notice the first few times I inspected the bass.

Like all NYBW basses, the build quality is phenomenal, as good as it gets.

And like all the NYBW basses I have played, the B string is tight, crystal clear, and MASSIVE.

The only other B strings I have heard that come anywhere close to this one are the 37" Dingwall B strings.

The bass sounds awesome in passive mode.

But flick the toggle switch into active mode, and you can knock down buildings with the Anima RED preamp from 3 Leaf Audio.  See the preamp specs here.

What makes this bass truly special is how effortless and comfortable it is to play. David's attention to detail on the ergonomic design of the instrument results in a bass that has a very traditional visual appearance, and yet a strikingly refined modern and comfortable feel.

It is no surprise that you don't see many NYBW basses on the used market.

This one has become available because the owner is only playing 6-strings now.



Body: Alder

Finish: Metallic Lake Placid Blue (or something pretty close to that)

Neck: Maple

Fingerboard: Indian Rosewood

Scale length: 34.5" 

Frets: 22

Controls: Volume, Blend, Passive Tone, Bass, Midrange, Treble

Toggle switches: Active/Passive, Midrange Center Frequency Selector (400 Hz/1000 Hz)

Weight:  10 lbs. 1 oz.

Case:  Gator ProGo gig bag in brand new condition


Price includes free shipping to continental USA.

Contact me before purchasing for shipping outside continental USA.


This is a Consignment sale. No Trades. Seller is motivated, and willing to consider all offers.


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