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Is this a great deal, or... Not?

Discussion in 'Basses [DB]' started by smeet, Feb 12, 2013.


  1. smeet

    smeet Gold Supporting Member

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    Hey all, I'm not a DB player yet, but I wanna be, and I came across this, the guy seems to be asking $500 for bass/bow/softcase/pickup. Is it a screaming good deal that I should snap up, or just meh?

     
  2. Anonymatt

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    Yeah, on the face of it, it kinda seems too good to be true. I guess I don't see a bunch of ripped-out car stereos in those pictures...
     
  3. smeet

    smeet Gold Supporting Member

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    Arg, he mislabeled the ad. He wants $2600 for the bass, $800 for the bow. I guess I'll keep saving... Too good to be true indeed.
     
  4. Anonymatt

    Anonymatt

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    Haha. I was about to rent a car, drive cross-country, and steal the deal out from under you.
     
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  6. smeet

    smeet Gold Supporting Member

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    Why, I oughta... :)
     
  7. Paul Warburton

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    A Lothar Seifert bow and a Kay bass.......whata' mismatch. The bow's worth more than the bass.
    A buddy just bought one for $3200.
     
  8. KUNGfuSHERIFF

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    I like the Dampit in each ff-hole. Wonder what the inside of the bass looks like.
     
  9. Thumpie

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    The talk about the bass' size is weird. It looks like a standard C-1 3/4 to me--I don't know why they're trying to play up the instrument's size.
     
  10. Thumpie

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    Also, the new machines (Rubners?) are installed upside down. Maybe they did that for a reason, but along with the unnecessary Dampits, I'd approach this bass with lots of caution.
     
  11. Bin Son of Bin

    Bin Son of Bin

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    Smeet. Gotta love your profile pic. Pure awesome.

    As for the value, obviously there was a mistake. a 59 Kay on it's own at $500 seemed like a good deal. But that's been dealt with.

    I mainly am posting cause I love your profile pic. I need to put one on myself.

    Jason
     
  12. sowhat59

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    It's funny.
    I'm actually the one posted the ad on Craigslist.
    I don't know why "Smeet" missed out a part of my posting but I also posted a flight case with it, and clearly stated in the posting that $500 is only for the flight case and plz email for price for others.
    Yes, I started out as a classical bass player until I did both jazz and classic. So I had a couple of bows.
    It might seem strange that the bow values just as much as the bass.
    But I gotta tell you. It's not your average Kay bass even then, it wouldn't cost $500 for the bass.
     
  13. sowhat59

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    Also on the note of "Thumpie" I don't know why you'd say it's unecessary but not everybody lives in sunny, perfect climate like california or Arizona, etc. I just moved out to West Coast and realize it's much better for instrument over here.
    I have a humidity meter and have kept up to the right humidity and other necessary maintenance.
    As for the bass size, it's 3/4 but slightly larger bottom, you can't really tell much difference but when I tried my colleague's 3/4 mine felt a bit larger which made me think it gives me a good reverb and resonance.
    Yes, the pegs were installed that way since the David Gage shop inspected, certified and sold me.
    Here is the full listing if you want to see.
    http://losangeles.craigslist.org/lac/msg/3611358982.html
     
  14. MostlyBass

    MostlyBass Supporting Member

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    LOL! That's what I was thinking. I'd grab that bow for 800!!!
     
  15. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion Gold Supporting Member

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    LOL Nyuk Nyuk Nyuk!"
     
  16. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion Gold Supporting Member

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    I was thinking the same thing I mean really a Dampit in each hole really? ahhh by the way what's a Dampit? I really,really want a Double Bass but man the prices!
     
  17. elgecko

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    I responded to your ad on the first and never heard back. :atoz:
     
  18. Thumpie

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    Plywood basses generally don't need dampits. And they leak, so in this case, you're probably doing more harm than good.

    Bass sizes aren't standardized. For a rough guide, see:

    http://www.gollihurmusic.com/faq/2-SIZES_DOUBLE_BASS_SIZING_FAQ.html

    Yes, the Kay's lower bout might be larger than some, but again, there isn't a "standard."

    *Reverb*?
     
  19. MostlyBass

    MostlyBass Supporting Member

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    +1
     

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