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Craigslist Score! -- Kubicki Content

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by AJ Brown, Aug 4, 2010.

  1. AJ Brown

    AJ Brown Supporting Member

    Jul 23, 2004
    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...

  2. RichSnyder

    RichSnyder Always groove.... Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2003
    Columbia, Md
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  4. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather Supporting Member

    Jan 24, 2003
    Newport News, VA via NYC
    Kohlman Bassworks
    :scowl: Damn! Why can I never find deals like this?!?!
  5. Wilbyman


    Sep 10, 2003
    Parkersburg, WV
    Cool! Nice score!
  6. AJ Brown

    AJ Brown Supporting Member

    Jul 23, 2004
    I figure this is my one-time score. I usually don't find these either.
  7. So Lucky!! That is awesome!
  8. kjpollo


    Mar 17, 2008
    Congrats Andy!
    Where did you find it?
  9. AJ Brown

    AJ Brown Supporting Member

    Jul 23, 2004

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


    Aug 6, 2009
    Wow. Gotta love those closet finds. :eek:
  11. AJ Brown

    AJ Brown Supporting Member

    Jul 23, 2004
    oh yeah. That's exactly what this was.
  12. Bassconbeatz

    Bassconbeatz Way down low Supporting Member

    Feb 5, 2004
    Porter Ranch, CA
    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:
  13. AJ Brown

    AJ Brown Supporting Member

    Jul 23, 2004
    More porn...


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

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

    Apr 14, 2009
    Boston, MA
    I was "this close" to pulling the trigger on that puppy! Congrats! Looks fantastic!
  15. RichSnyder

    RichSnyder Always groove.... Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2003
    Columbia, Md
    Ok, I'm *really* jealous.
  16. 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:
  17. lowphatbass

    lowphatbass **** Supporting Member

    Feb 25, 2005
    west coast
    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.
  18. TRichardsbass


    Jun 3, 2009
    The Real Jersey Shore
    F CLEF LLC, Music Industry Consulting and Sales
    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 ;-)
  19. AJ Brown

    AJ Brown Supporting Member

    Jul 23, 2004
    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.
  20. TMBTC


    Oct 18, 2009
  21. 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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