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I stole this!!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by BFunk, Feb 12, 2013.

  1. BFunk

    BFunk Gold Supporting Member

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    Sometimes you just get lucky. I found this gem on craigslist. It took 9 days from the first email to nail the guy down to do the deal. Family emergencies and blizzards kept me from my prize. I must have sent a dozen each of emails, phone calls, and text messages. Plus a couple of hours on the road. All I can say is 'man did I score a deal on a great bass!' . And now without further ado...




































































    This is a 1985 G&L SB-1! This bass has been on my short list for a long time. It is a beautifully yellowed white finish, 1.75" wide neck, and best of all, really old stainless strings!! The signatures are from members of Jethro Tull. And here is the killer part: I paid $200. (No case, but who's complaining!)
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  2. tjh

    tjh Supporting Member

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    .. THIEF!!

    ... good for you :)
  3. bass10bfb

    bass10bfb Prophet Low End Provider Supporting Member

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    WOW!!! Unreal deal on a killer bass!!! Congrats bro!!!
  4. MarTONEbass

    MarTONEbass Supporting Member

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    Those early G&L maple necks are super sweet, congrats!
  5. GAPendragon

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    Nice :D You've definitely beaten me at bargain hunting.
  6. Texsunburst59

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    AWESOME. I love stories of killer finds like this. Enjoy that baby. :)
  7. BawanaRik

    BawanaRik Supporting Member

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    That's about the Fenderest looking G&L I've seen. Does it sound Pbass also?
  8. mjac28

    mjac28 50th Anniversary Ed Sullivan February 9, 1964 Gold Supporting Member

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    Wow congrats great bass and one of my favorite bands I would make her a wall hanger the sigs make her special.
  9. CBNJ

    CBNJ Sorry brother. Supporting Member

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    What was wrong with the guy? :meh:
  10. bampilot06

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    YEsterday i bought a spector legend 5 for 150. (with a case) some people dont know what they have and some people need money.


    to the op, congrats on the buy. I like it.
  11. 3234718

    3234718 Supporting Member

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    You have a bass with Dave Pegg's signature on it. You magnificent bastard.
  12. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

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    Wow! Congrats.
  13. Bassamatic

    Bassamatic keepin' the beat since the 60's Supporting Member

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    A crime for sure - that bass must be confiscated. Send your address.

    Yes - there ARE some great deals from motivated sellers. Recently I missed a Warwick Thumb for $600 and an Ibanez Soundgear 4 for $50.
  14. BFunk

    BFunk Gold Supporting Member

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    Yeah, I've had some disappointing misses too. Mostly, of the 'oh, I just sold that.' variety. I was really worried this one was going to get away. The guy had it on consignment for a while. He decided to move out of state, so he put this up on CL. I honestly don't think he realized what this is worth, although he knew he was selling it cheap. He couldn't even remember what model it was when he posted it. Being a 'P' guy, I couldn't be happier. Although I am sure I would have been just as happy if it was a L-1000.
  15. Templar

    Templar Supporting Member

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    Way cool. Grats!
  16. sanfordandsonny

    sanfordandsonny Supporting Member

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    Disclosures:
    El Presidente of Sanford and Sonny Audio Weapons (Bluebeard Fuzz)
    This is total win!
    Don't be prissy about the signatures you're never going to sell it
    So play that thing!!
    (And if you do PM me)
    If you leave em on for a bit and you let the sun hit it a few times not only will the paint start turning cool colors the signatures will leave "tan lines" as they get wiped away so they'll always be there.
    Or just goo-gone away the To Tom part and write in your own name.
    WINNING
  17. Oren Hudson

    Oren Hudson

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    Far out. Looks like it could be a Leo Fender signature one, but hard to tell on the pic. If it is, even mo better. :cool:
  18. Fawkes007

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    I say this as a devotee of Leo Fender designs, huge fan of Jethto Tull, and, with affection: You, sir, suck.
  19. BFunk

    BFunk Gold Supporting Member

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    The signatures don't phase me, at least not now. It is a bass with a history.
  20. BFunk

    BFunk Gold Supporting Member

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    How can I tell?

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