Markbass ‘Black Lady’ J Series


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Made in Italy


  • Body: Lightweight Alder
  • Neck: Maple with vintage yellow finish
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • 34″ scale, 20 frets with vintage cream binding, bone nut and mother of pearl block inlays.

Chrome Hardware

  • Markbass custom machine heads, F style | 20:1 ratio, ultra-light, precise and reliable.
  • Markbass diecast bridge, lightweight, simple and functional in a perfect vintage style.


  • Single coil J style passive pickups custom designed on Markbass specs, designed to match the Markbass electronics, 70’ style layout.


  • Markbass Instrument Preamp (also available to buy separately!)
  • The preamp has 6 controls and is configured vol/vol/passive tone, active bass/mid/treble
  • The passive tone is push/pull to turn active on/off and the tone control works in both passive and active mode, with a perfect balance between output levels in each mode. Lets the player move from jaco or motown style tones to more modern and open sounds. Bass/middle/high controls on the active eq section add a modern character to this vintage flavoured instrument, delivering a balanced and defined tone even using extreme settings.

Markbass gigbag included.

RRP £1679