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Crap! (Gibson Victory Bass Content)

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by BZadlo, Nov 5, 2013.


  1. BZadlo

    BZadlo Supporting Member

    Mar 4, 2008
    Oakland, CA
    So I just mistakenly won a Gibson Victory Bass body on eBay. I thought I was gonna get the neck as well but, I lost that auction.
    Now what do I do (look for some interesting ideas)?
     
  2. A-Step-Towards

    A-Step-Towards Supporting Member

    Nov 16, 2009
    Los Angeles California
    A Bolt on epiphone T bird neck may look the part decent enough.
     
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  4. pudge

    pudge Supporting Member

    Sep 13, 2008
    NY
    Dooooh,You could open the pocket up like fenderbird and use a fender neck.The victory if it's like the tbird neck is 2-1/4" wide and the fender 2-1/2" I loved the victory I had!
     
  5. BZadlo

    BZadlo Supporting Member

    Mar 4, 2008
    Oakland, CA
  6. A-Step-Towards

    A-Step-Towards Supporting Member

    Nov 16, 2009
    Los Angeles California
    Wow, I have never seen one with the neck off. I knew the fretboard came down like that but I thought it was a overhang and not the whole neck being shaped like that. I know some Ibanez basses and other basses have that shape but I doubt it would be a direct fit. Maybe making a little spacer would work with some ore standard type of neck.
     
  7. BZadlo

    BZadlo Supporting Member

    Mar 4, 2008
    Oakland, CA
    Ugh...I think I'm kinda screwed. I definitely wasn't looking to get into a hack project.
     
  8. Lesfunk

    Lesfunk Supporting Member

    Apr 5, 2007
    S.E. Connecticut, USA
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    I would wait. Put the body aside and keep an eye out for a neck. Scour the internet put out feelers. You might get lucky. It might take a while but that's what I would do.
     
  9. wild4oldcars

    wild4oldcars

    Jan 22, 2012
    Garner, NC
    looks like you either have some grafting and refinishing to do, or you better keep a sharp eye on ebay. that really sucks, though, im very sorry
     
  10. BZadlo

    BZadlo Supporting Member

    Mar 4, 2008
    Oakland, CA
    At least it wasn't that much $.
    This was not one of my better ideas.
     
  11. landau roof

    landau roof Reupholstered User Supporting Member

    Jul 29, 2010
    Downstate CA
    It's not too late to cancel your purchase, fyi.
     
  12. smcd

    smcd

    Jun 28, 2009
    Boston, MA
    You didn't "mistakenly" win this auction. You had a plan, and it didn't work.

    There were 7 other bidders on that auction. Put the thing back up for auction and don't do something like this again.
     
  13. smcd

    smcd

    Jun 28, 2009
    Boston, MA
    He bid on and won this auction. It's too late to retract his bid.
     
  14. Sid Fang

    Sid Fang Reformed Fusion Player Supporting Member

    Jun 12, 2008
    Can you contact the guy who won the neck auction? He may be in the same position, and amenable to either buying the body from you or selling you the neck!
     
  15. charlie monroe

    charlie monroe Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2011
    Buffalo, NY
    Put an undrilled Mighty Mite fretless on it and cover the gap at the neck joint with a custom pickguard.
    Then rock the crap out of it.

    BTW, 5lbs? My VA weighs about 12!
     
  16. BZadlo

    BZadlo Supporting Member

    Mar 4, 2008
    Oakland, CA
    I was being cute with my wording. I mistakenly assumed the same person was buying the neck and body. This is a weird bass to want one and not the other. Should have thought about the fact that necks have problems more often than bodies.
    Yeah, I'll probably just put it back up. I only won it by a few dollars.

    Not looking for sympathy from anyone or anything. Just ideas like, "I have a Victory neck and no body!"
     
  17. charlie monroe

    charlie monroe Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2011
    Buffalo, NY
    Maybe the other guy has a busted headstock.
    He wouldn't be the first Gibson owner to stalk fleaBay for a replacement neck
     
  18. BZadlo

    BZadlo Supporting Member

    Mar 4, 2008
    Oakland, CA
    Interesting...I thought that 5 seemed light but figured it is only the body.
    I had one of these back a couple years ago. I remember it being about 12 lbs or so with a neck and everything else.
    That neck is pretty substantial.
     
  19. I'd do something freaky with it. Like contact Moses Graphite and see if he can make you a neck for it. I like that body-style.
     
  20. landau roof

    landau roof Reupholstered User Supporting Member

    Jul 29, 2010
    Downstate CA
    The seller offers a 14 day return policy. Returning it before you pay is essentially cancelling your order.
     
  21. Staccato

    Staccato Low End Advocate

    Aug 14, 2009
    Spring Hills
    ^^ This!
     



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