Fender Dusty Hill

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by basstodave, Dec 15, 2013.

  1. basstodave


    Jan 12, 2002
  2. Becase they say so and people are willing.
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  3. BassmanM


    Feb 17, 2011
    Hamburg, Germany
    Exactly, as long as you find someone who is willing and able to pay 5K for a piece of wood with strings, it is worth 5K.
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  4. A bass is a commodity. It is worth what someone is willing to pay for it.
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  6. Ratbut

    Ratbut HEADBANGER FOR LIFE! Supporting Member

    Mar 26, 2009
    Clarksville, TN
  7. Gorn Captain

    Gorn Captain Supporting Member

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    The savings are endless.
  8. Ewo

    Ewo a/k/a Steve Cooper Supporting Member

    Apr 2, 2008
    Huntington WV
    Because the headstock is upside down.

    Because it's got wear spots, fresh from the factory.

    Because it doesn't have a pickguard.

    Because slab bodies are way less comfortable to play than contoured bodies.

    Uh, well... it ain't worth 5K to me, but _de gustibus non est disputandum_ and all.
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  9. grrg63


    Dec 14, 2005
    Because it has a bridge that's less functional and harder to use than one on a $99 SX. Only an elite musician deserves to own this finely appointed instrument. I love DH & 70s ZZTop and early 50s Pbasses- this is just ridiculous.
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  10. lfmn16

    lfmn16 Supporting Member

    Sep 21, 2011
    charles town, wv
    It's not worth 5K until someone pays that much for it.
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  11. Hi.

    It's a Fender.

    A person who can explain how and why a BO nec'd instrument made out of ordinary materials can cost over $500, can probably give You a better explanation ;).

  12. Bassmunnky


    Jul 3, 2004
    New York and Philadelphia
    Endorsing Artist: Ernie Ball MusicMan Guitars
    Apply this "logical question" to Any product in the Luxury Class, or 'collectors' category. Doesn't matter if You don't understand why, people with cash feel good buying it. Bragging rights don't come with affordable items.
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  13. Gorn Captain

    Gorn Captain Supporting Member

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    I wonder how many they've sold.
  14. Jim C

    Jim C Spector#496:More curves than Sophia + better sound Supporting Member

    Nov 29, 2008
    Of course the asking price is meaningless if it doesn't sell.

    I haven't played many custom shop basses but have yet to find one that was worth what they sell for new (as compared to Sadowsky and others).

    Amazing how Leo's legacy lives on and how the new copies sometimes sell for the same or more than the originals.
  15. Where do you adjust the truss rod? Hopefully at the headstock.
  16. BassmanM


    Feb 17, 2011
    Hamburg, Germany
    No, for 5K, I insist that the neck needs to be detached. :D
  17. pudge

    pudge Supporting Member

    Sep 13, 2008
    It's not worth 5k that's just what it costs.You could throw together something from warmoth for a fraction of that and not have to worry about it.
  18. ...but the Fender will sound better in the mix.
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  19. pacojas

    pacojas "FYYA BUN"

    Oct 11, 2009
    i LOVE those basses and would buy one in a heart beat if i could!!!:hyper:

    PROS: almost weightless
    practically plays itself
    the Duncan pup puts most actives to shame!
    THE NECK IS AMAZING!!!!!!!!!

    CONS: price tag! :(


    May 30, 2003
    She's a beauty, and I'd love to own one, but not at that price. If you don't have the wherewithal to do it yourself but have the necessary scratch, then it's your only bet.

    I don't have the chops to make one either but I can design a concept, procure, personalize, assemble, adjust, outsource various services, and ultimately produce a quality instrument. And at a very reasonable price using Warmoth and other off the self parts. My dad custom made the bridge and control plate and I already owned the pickup, which certainly didn't hurt the bottom line. ;-)

    Btw, slab bodies and 2 saddle bridges are died, fried, and parted on the side.:bassist:
  21. stanley00


    Mar 15, 2010
    Albuquerque, NM