Craigslist Score! -- Kubicki Content

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  1. AJ Brown

    AJ Brown Supporting Member

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    I was just purusing CL adds using http://www.allofcraigs.com/ and came across an ad for an '89 Kubicki. Looked to be in pretty good shape so I set up a meeting.

    Well when I met him to look at it, it was in pristine condition. Apparently his ex-wife played this one summer for about 6 gigs and it's been in the case ever since. The paint doesn't have one ding, scratch or otherwise, and the screwheads are just starting to get a tad of rust but the tuners, preamp, neck, frets, etc are in incredible shape.

    Not bad for only $800.

    The fretboard is now soaking in some baby oil...

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  2. cybersnyder

    cybersnyder Always groove.... Gold Supporting Member

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    I'm jealous!
  3. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather Supporting Member

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    :scowl: Damn! Why can I never find deals like this?!?!
  4. Wilbyman

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    Cool! Nice score!


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  5. AJ Brown

    AJ Brown Supporting Member

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    I figure this is my one-time score. I usually don't find these either.
  6. TolerancEJ

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    So Lucky!! That is awesome!
  7. kjpollo

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    Congrats Andy!
    Where did you find it?
  8. AJ Brown

    AJ Brown Supporting Member

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    Thanks!

    It came from North Windham, CT - I just did a search for "Kubicki Bass" on allofcraigs.com on a whim.
  9. Randall

    Randall

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    Wow. Gotta love those closet finds. :eek:
  10. AJ Brown

    AJ Brown Supporting Member

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    oh yeah. That's exactly what this was.
  11. Bassconbeatz

    Bassconbeatz Way down low Supporting Member

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    Congrats. That's a super find. Is that an Ex-Factor? The one with the drop down "D" tuner. You have to give us some more Kubicki porn,,, please :hyper:
  12. AJ Brown

    AJ Brown Supporting Member

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    More porn...

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    She feels brand new and plays like a dream.
  13. Bottoms_Up!

    Bottoms_Up! For the record, I don't love Raymond. Gold Supporting Member

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    I was "this close" to pulling the trigger on that puppy! Congrats! Looks fantastic!
  14. cybersnyder

    cybersnyder Always groove.... Gold Supporting Member

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    Ok, I'm *really* jealous.
  15. lbwdog

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    I never thought I would like one of these as I am a traditional Fender type guy, but about ten years ago, I played the sound check with Little Feat, using Kenny's bass. Man, I came away really impressed with it's playability and tone. I think he was running an SWR Goliath rig at the time. That partially influenced me to get a G III five years later.

    I've kept my eyes peeled for a Kubicki since, but haven't found one in the price range I'm willing to spend. (It would have to be a similar bargain as this one)

    :cool: Congrats!! :bassist:
  16. lowphatbass

    lowphatbass **** Supporting Member

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    A true modern classic. Most Factors saw a lot of action, it's incredibly rare to find one so minty fresh. You could flip that thing and make a heap of cash. It's only going to increase in value, especially if/when the economy recovers.
  17. TRichardsbass

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    Hey, you changed the strap buttons! Looks like you added one on the bottom too!

    I'm pissed, you got to this before I did...(yes, that is sour grapes ;-)
  18. AJ Brown

    AJ Brown Supporting Member

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    Yeah... I add Dunlop straplock buttons to all my basses. To make this thing complete, I just ordered replacement pickup adjustment screws from Phil. These are the only hardware that is showing any kind of rust.
  19. TMBTC

    TMBTC Supporting Member

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    Nice!!!
  20. Macrocosmcwh

    Macrocosmcwh Gold Supporting Member

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    I tried and tried to get a Kubicki that I found on CL for 800.00 bucks as well... It was listed on December 31st and I have sent him emails every day trying to get it. It was a beautiful blueburst Kubicki.... Hahahaha I have even contacted Phil K himself to let me know if anyone sends him a bass that is looking to sell it. He told me that he actually has one Ex-Factor 18v in yellow that he never sold. He wants $3400.00 for it... A little outta my budget! But congratulations on the new Factor... I will get one some day!

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