I just got this bass a few months back, but a chance to get a bass I've wanted for a long time just came up. The original thread can be found here: Two Variax 705's and a Warwick Thumb 5. The only flaw is a tiny chip near the belly cut.
I've had a Variax 700 and a 705, and they are great playing basses. Some compare their playability/craftsmanship to Fender MIM basses. After owning two MIM basses and 2 Variax basses, the Variax basses are a bit tighter in the neck pocket and adjusted better to where I like to play compared to Fender MIM.
Anyhow, this bass is in the same shape as when I received it (or better since I polished it) and it's ready to go. This bass is FS only, and comes with original Line 6 bag in great shape, DI/power module, AC adapter, and a TRS cable for only $800 shipped CONUS! Here's your chance to own an awesome modeling bass!
From Line 6:
Variax Bass 705 Features
Practical, instantly familiar controls
Contoured alder body
Maple neck with rosewood fingerboard
21 medium profile frets
1.8" nut width
34" scale length
10" fingerboard radius
Standard 1/4" guitar cable output jack
Digital I/O RJ45 jack for future updates and additional sounds
Included XPS-DI direct box and power supply features:
1/4" standard guitar cable output for connection to any bass rig
XLR balanced output for sending signal to a recording console or house PA
Powers the Variax Bass using included TRS cable
Powered by XPS-DI or on-board batteries (six AA or one 9-volt)
Custom-fitted heavy-duty gig bag
Available in Black or Sunburst
Variax Bass 705 Models based on*:
1961 Fender? Jazz Bass?
1960 Fender? Jazz Bass? with flatwound strings
2004 Fender? Deluxe Jazz Bass?
Fretless 1961 Fender? Jazz Bass?
1963 Fender? Precision Bass?
1958 Fender? Precision Bass? with flatwound strings
1977 Music Man? Sting Ray?
2003 Modulus? Flea Bass
1971 Rickenbacker? 4001
1963 Rickenbacker? 4001 with flatwound strings
1966 Danelectro? Longhorn Bass
1963 H?fner? Model 500/1 with flatwound strings
1963 Gibson? Thunderbird 4
1966 Gibson? EB-2D with flatwound strings
2002 MTD? 535 35-inch scale
2003 Warwick? Thumb
1978 Alembic Long Scale
1984 Steinberger? XL2
1968 Hagstr?m? H8
1994 Hamer? B12A
2003 Tacoma? Thunderchief
1949 Kay? M-1
Inspired by classic Moog MiniMoog bass sounds
Inspired by modern bass synth sounds