Black/Green Sparkle P-Bass (the one that got away)

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by the art guy, May 8, 2011.


  1. the art guy

    the art guy Supporting Member

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    I'm on a quest......to find out where this bass is now.....I sold it to Quadzilla a couple years ago when I was in dire need of cash. He then did lots of work on it and passed it on down the line. Who has it now? Surely someone here....

    It's a unique combination of late 70s Fender neck and unknown aftermarket body with a crazy sparkle finish that changes from black to green depending on the light. It also had some weird truss rod issues and more than one set of fret markers on the side of the neck. Very unusual bass. But I miss it. And want to know that it's okay. ;)

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  2. Spleenface92

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    That's an AWESOME bass! Hope you find it!
  3. HowardMusic

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    yeah, that's a great looking bass !
  4. CapnSev

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    Quad had it in the classifieds a little while back, but I can't remember who bought it. I almost did, but I pm'ed Quad just a hair too late. I wanted it really bad then.
  5. the art guy

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    Yeah, I tried to search for the thread but it's gone. I did see my original FS thread from a couple years ago though.
  6. EagleMoon

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    Did you check Quad's feedback to see if someone gave him any for that bass?
  7. StevieMac

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    Wow, that thing is stunning. Good luck.
  8. the art guy

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    Reviving an old dead thread (that I started), just in case the current owner of this bass is now lurking around somewhere. Please PM me if you know anything about where this bass might be. Thanks!
  9. the art guy

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    And....I'm reviving an old thread once more. Ever have a bass you just can't get out of your head? This is mine. I want her back, so bad. Anyone? Seen it? Remember who bought it?
  10. klejst

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    Very cool!
  11. Buskman

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    I have the theme from 'Love Story' running through my head as I'm reading this thread... :D

    Good luck, man - hope you find her!
  12. hwystar

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    That bass is a beauty....I'd want her back too. Good luck in your search.
  13. DiabolusInMusic

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    Though I am sure you can find it, I don't know if you can get somebody to sell that again, looks killer.
  14. the art guy

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    I will track her down. And someday, somehow I will get her back. :)

    There should be a national database or something for unique instruments that have been sold in times of financial trouble....then if you were the owner of one, you could at least know if someone was looking for it.

    (Okay, maybe not. Just daydreaming.)
  15. Zoomie

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    Killer bass ! I do hope you two are reunited.

    I had a pre-Gibson Tobias 5 that I sold back in the mid 90's. I can't count the number of times that I have wondered where it is and hope that it is still pristine.
  16. the art guy

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    Old thread revival, one more time. Anyone seen or heard of this bass? I gotta find her someday.
  17. Gasman

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    What kind of pickups are those? Lace Sensors?
  18. the art guy

    the art guy Supporting Member

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    It was an old EMG in those photos. But last I knew, she was sporting a Fralin.
  19. the art guy

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    I gotta bump this thread every once in a while. It'll be a great story when I finally get a lead on this bass, track it down, buy it back, and play the hell out of it.

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