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Old 11-12-2012, 07:28 AM
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I call *FAKE!*

http://www.ksl.com/?nid=218&ad=22928758&cat=63

First of all, a Fender for $200? I'd be interested if it were real...

I don't see a serial number, or a Fender neck plate, and the position of those tuners (look at the back of the neck)... seriously bad!

Am I correct, or am I missing a deal?
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Old 11-12-2012, 07:34 AM
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Doesnt look good.
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Old 11-12-2012, 07:42 AM
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Just look at the Fender decal. This is obviously fake. A Squier if you're lucky.
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Old 11-12-2012, 07:45 AM
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Just look at the Fender decal. This is obviously fake. A Squier if you're lucky.
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Old 11-12-2012, 07:48 AM
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2+2 tuners on a 4-in-line headstock. Weird.
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Old 11-12-2012, 07:49 AM
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Ewwwww...the tuners look crooked from that back pic.
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and think that those tuners seem the ones perfectly reversible to all 4 in line (am I right?)!!!
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Old 11-12-2012, 07:53 AM
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it's a Squire Affinity.. the way you can tell is where the tuners are placed on the headstock..
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Old 11-12-2012, 08:05 AM
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http://www.ksl.com/?nid=218&ad=22928758&cat=63

First of all, a Fender for $200? I'd be interested if it were real...

I don't see a serial number, or a Fender neck plate, and the position of those tuners (look at the back of the neck)... seriously bad!

Am I correct, or am I missing a deal?
Not "deal of the century"! Would you feel better if he had said "Fender-style bar bass for sale"? Which is what it is. It's simple. If it has a reasonable tone, and the neck feels reasonably good to play, and it doesn't look too bad at a distance (in stage lighting), it's a reasonable bar bass. If it doesn't do all of those things then it's an over-priced project parts bass.

You are asking the wrong questions about this bass.
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Old 11-12-2012, 08:19 AM
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the decal is pretty bad...it would just need to say "Fernder" to put it over the top...
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Old 11-12-2012, 08:21 AM
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Looks REALLY light, though. Look at that one picture, it's literally FLOATING OUT SIDEWAYS. That's worth $200 in my book
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Old 11-12-2012, 08:31 AM
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I always think to myself, What if the person selling it was the one who got tricked and really has no idea it is a fake. THAT's got to suck as well!
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Old 11-12-2012, 08:35 AM
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Looks fake to me.
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Old 11-12-2012, 08:37 AM
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What is it about the decal that looks wrong?
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Old 11-12-2012, 08:43 AM
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What is it about the decal that looks wrong?
everything. wrong decal on the wrong bass, in the wrong place.
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Old 11-12-2012, 08:53 AM
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Of course it's real. If you had read any of the "decal" threads, you would know that if a person puts on a Fender decal, he will never sell it; and if somehow he does sell, he will always disclose to the buyer that it is not really a Fender.
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Old 11-12-2012, 08:55 AM
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Specifics? My untrained eye only sees a decal that says "Fender Precision Bass" on a Fender-shaped headstock attached to a P-bass shaped body with a split pickup.
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Old 11-12-2012, 08:59 AM
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Of course it's real. If you had read any of the "decal" threads, you would know that if a person puts on a Fender decal, he will never sell it; and if somehow he does sell, he will always disclose to the buyer that it is not really a Fender.
lol.
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Old 11-12-2012, 09:01 AM
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The ad has a link to click if you suspect the listing...did no-one do that yet? Or was it lost in the rush to be indignant on TB?

BTW....the link doesn't like us Limey's reporting in
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Old 11-12-2012, 09:20 AM
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The guy says on another one of his ads ("more ads by seller" --> http://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=218...&lpid=&search= ) that he used to customize guitars and basses, you can even see Strats-like with decals and some without decals...

Just tell him to say in his ad that it's an old P-like he customized many years ago and all will be fine... I guess
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