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Help stop my roommate buying a fake Rick!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by BadJazz, Mar 17, 2014.


  1. BadJazz

    BadJazz

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    EDIT: Apparently this was a hoax so I am deleting the link, since I can't close the thread.
     
  2. Andii Syckz

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    As much as it might be fake, why would you want to prevent your roommate from getting it? I mena yeha, at worse talk to him show him the ad again when he's sober enough and maybe he'll think about it twice.
     
  3. JimB52

    JimB52 User Gold Supporting Member

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    Don't buy it, drunk roommate. Even the vintage rickenfakers aren't worth that much
     
  4. VanillaThundah

    VanillaThundah Straight out a donkey's mouth Supporting Member

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    Wish it was in my neck of the woods...I'd talk him down some and take it in a heartbeat :(
     
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  6. A-Step-Towards

    A-Step-Towards Supporting Member

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    Many are worth up to $800, Ibanez and Greco rick fakes come to mind.

    Its likely worth about $500 if its a vintage through neck copy and not a bolt on or newer through/set neck copy and if I still lived 40 miles from Eugene I would likely be interested.
     
  7. M0ses

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    If he's dumb enough to spend $500 on something he doesn't want while he's drunk, he needs to learn the lesson the hard way, I guess.

    It could very easily be worth that amount of money, anyway.
     
  8. Thick McRunfast

    Thick McRunfast Not just good, good enough Supporting Member

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    I've done dumber stuff drunk that cost a lot more than 500 bucks.

    Could be a cheap life lesson. Let him (or her) make their own stupid mistakes. That's how we learn
     
  9. David Jayne

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    I have a feeling that this might go a few pages..... :-D
     
  10. PWRL

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    Definitely not the real deal, no, but if there's nothing wrong with it, it's a pretty hip bass for $500.
     
  11. nukes_da_bass

    nukes_da_bass Banned

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    Friends don't let friends drunk buy fakenbackers.
     
  12. christopherogut

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    Honestly, it doesn't look too bad. It's got the earlier neck pickup location, too. I had a Seville (Matsumoku) bolt-on copy that kicked some serious butt for what it was.
     
  13. ciubz

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    The seller is willing to negotiate the price, so let's say your friend buys it for 450$, puts in better pu's and electronics and ends up with a decent ric sounding and looking bass at around 650$? I'd say it's a bargain.
     
  14. Herrick

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    Agreed. I'm not even sure if this is a serious thread. If a friend warned me that a bass I was going to look at wasn't the real deal just like the ad says, then I wouldn't buy it if I were looking for a genuine model. Simple as that really :confused:
     
  15. Ric5

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    It looks fake ... but it may be worth $500

    That bridge pickup looks like it is out of a 50s B scifi movie.
     
  16. Pet Sounds

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    I have an old Univox that's very comparable to my real Rics. Some of the old fakes are excellent instruments.
     
  17. JH Statts

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    That treble pickup is odd looking, even for a fake.
     
  18. leegreenman

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    Looks pretty ok to me. Nice 70s era copy. I don't think 500 is an insane price.
     
  19. Baird6869

    Baird6869 Supporting Member

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    +1

    Talking a drunk buddy into buying a 100-ish CD Time/Life Rock music collection in the early '90's comes to mind. Poor bastard is prolly still getting CDs every month 20 years later....:hyper:
     
  20. ngh

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    just because it did not come out of the ric factory does not mean it is not a nice bass. 500 on craigslist is 400 anyway.
     
  21. kcole4001

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    There are better copies out there.
     

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