70s P bass on reverb.com

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  1. mordechai

    mordechai Supporting Member

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  2. aetheldrea

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    I'm no expert, but the "Made in USA" on the waterslide looks sloppy, and there's no serial number anywhere. Scary.
  3. froghat

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    Plus it appears to have the truss rod adjustment on both ends of the neck. I wouldn't touch it.
  4. dave79

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    The decal is fine, somebody did remove the serial number probably long ago, truss adjustment at butt of neck, great deal for 799 shipped if frets/neck are good
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  6. A-Step-Towards

    A-Step-Towards Supporting Member

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    Thats 100% legit, I just sold a early '76 in that same color with a rosewood board and non original electronics for $1500 and kept the original case I will get another $100 for. This one is a 77 or later because the tuning machines are chrome and not nickel but still thats a $1200-$1400 bass as it sits. Looks like the pickup and maybe the pots are the only non original parts.
  7. dave79

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    Oh you''d get 100 if it was beat to heck, nice shape closer to 2 these days
  8. A-Step-Towards

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    Yeah its just finding a buyer, I settled on $120 picked up rather then hassle around with tying for more.

    Is reverb a legit place to buy stuff? Never heard of this site, it seems sketchy but I guess thats due to me not being familiar with it.
  9. superflybass

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    Reverb is completely legit. Much easier to sell on then ebay .

    I use it personally and so does the company that I work for
  10. A-Step-Towards

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    Thanks, I will look into it more because I am tired of ebay.
  11. JoePlaysDaBass

    JoePlaysDaBass Gold Supporting Member

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    I've had great buying and selling experiences on reverb as well. It's a great idea, and it's gaining serious momentum as an ebay competitor for the musical instrument market.
  12. wodock

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    I agree about reverb. I got a bass from them and before sending it out the asked me what kind of strings and set up I like. It came to me with a nice low set up and TI flats. I'm sure they made money but it was a nice touch.
  13. dave79

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    TI flats, that is a solid hookup there
  14. Ampig

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    Ebay has become a total ripoff with their high fees combined with the Paypals outrageuos fees.
  15. EthanTheHeathen

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    Just wanted to point out that you had a cool seller on Reverb (Reverb doesn't sell things, they just host ads for other sellers, similar to eBay). So reverb didn't hook you up with TI flats, a generous seller using Reverb did. Reverb rules (and is very addicting)!
  16. EthanTheHeathen

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    +100!

    Has it always been 10%? I've sold a ton of things on eBay but was shocked to learn this recently. 10% to eBay + 3% to Paypal (which is owned by eBay if I'm not mistaken) = ripoff!

    I only sell little things on eBay now. I've bought and sold several things on Reverb and it's great. Much simpler to post ads and just organized much better.
  17. A-Step-Towards

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    I have sold small things on eBay , last week I sold my first guitar and got bent over on it. I mean my ass hurts still to be that graphic. I got way less then I should have and the fee's slammed me so hard. Its embarrassing how little it went for a lowballer on craigslist would have given me more, never again.

    Reverb is slightly confusing to me as I wish it had stuff in some order like whats newest or ending soonest because I get on and see the same stuff. I guess I dont know it well enough.
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  19. wodock

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    Yes you're right. I did get the bass from the Chicago Music Exchange. I wondered if they are connected because a while back I got a new guitar from the Chicago Music Exchange and received literature from Reverb with my order. That's how I found out about Reverb.

    I also agree that Reverb could set up their web site better or easier...

  20. basskababble

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    Chicago Music Exchange is incredible. I can't remember if I bought something from them, but I did inquire about a bass they had on Reverb and their customer service is awesome. Top knotch.

  21. mordechai

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    I'm pretty sure reverb is based out of Chicago and I think one of the guys that started it also works at Chicaco Music Exchange.

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