What is this bass?! Serial 261

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KIYANI
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24 Oct 2021 15:24

Yesterday I was blessed to acquire this weird and amazing Vigier bass guitar in its original case. The electronics are quite strange, it seems to have some kind of lowpass filter. No idea what the switches do. A search on Vigier website for the serial number next to the strap button “261” returns multiple model names. The seller said it was a 1991 passion bass and that he was the first owner. 
I would really appreciate any clarification as to what this bass is and what is going on with the electronics. 
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KIYANI
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24 Oct 2021 15:30

Amazing bass. The fretwork is immaculate. It puts my Ken Smith to shame actually :O
Love the organisation of the big pickups really much too, its like a finger ramp
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KIYANI
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24 Oct 2021 15:32

Hopefully im correct in presuming that this is the serial number
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24 Oct 2021 16:57

It is a Passion Bass
KIYANI
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24 Oct 2021 17:16

Ok thanks for that. It is amazing work, I am having so much fun with it. The sound of this bass is unlike anything I have heard before. Is there anyhere to view the specifications of it?
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13 Nov 2021 19:54

Hi, 

it looks like it's a Series II Passion Bass. According to the serial number it's from 1986.

The rough specs would be:
- Neck: Carbon neckthrough
- PU´s: single coil Benedetis
- Electronic: 1x volume, 1x treble,1x Freq, 1x miniswitch (Freq cut,neutral,Freq boost), 1x PU Selector switch

Have fun, it's a great bass!
KIYANI
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28 Nov 2021 19:36

Thanks mate that helps a lot. Yeah it is a bloody amazing thing I love it. Its unbelievable how it sounds without being plugged in too. 
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