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This Craigslist Ad is Comedic To Me... like a baaaad joke

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by Josh Thatguy, Dec 3, 2013.


  1. Josh Thatguy

    Josh Thatguy Registered abUser Supporting Member

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    I realize I'm taking a chance that this rig might belong to a fellow TBer... but this is seriously one of the most crack-smoking-ludicrous ads I've ever ever ever seen.
    For 1,200 FREAKIN' BUCKS, too!

    http://nashville.craigslist.org/msg/4217757326.html
     
  2. HeavyRockBasser

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    Well, it CAN achieve a jazz/funk frequency... and in Nashville, no less... Might be a little more of a rarity, there?

    A two hundred dollar head, and a couple of (hopefully) usable Speakon cables. I'd be in for MAYBE $100...

    Yikes!
     
  3. john_martin_sai

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    ....could this be a descendant of PT Barnum?
     
  4. Rob22315

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    Those cabs look like two Peavey 15" cabs, one considerably older and more beat up than the other. They're not even Black Widow speakers, they're Scorpions.

    I like Peavey stuff but NO WAY at that price.
     
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  6. Josh Thatguy

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    Is anyone catching his use if the word "attenuated" also (twice)? By definition, he is stating that those cabs are actually weakened, or tuned to offer even LESS bass response! I'm guessing the seller has been waiting years to use the word "attenuated" in a sentence... and he completely blows the chance here.

    I love Craigslist: so many ads make me feel even smarterer
     
  7. superbassman2000

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    I think he missed a decimal...actual value of that rig is probably closer to @120.00
     
  8. HeavyRockBasser

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    Smarterer and smarterer... That's why we're here, right?

    But, then maybe, it's just me... Smart left the station, a long time ago, where I'm concerned. Never mind! hrb

    Edit: PT Barnum was my grandpa. So, be nice!

    Edit: Not, really, but seriously, the Egress, is just a little this way... keep moving, please... yeah... it's right there... keep moving..... you're almost there... keep moving..... there you go.....
     
  9. PipeRain

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    But, is it good for metal (tm)?
     
  10. huckleberry1

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    ;)I admire his sand...
     
  11. lowfreq33

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    That rig wasn't worth 1200 brand new.
     
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    "must be able to pick up" ... uh ... if you lift those cabs off the ground they'll disintegrate!
     
  13. Gaolee

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    What's an attenuated cabinet? Were those cabinets twice as large before they became attenuated? Were space aliens involved? How about Elvis? Enquiring minds want to know.
     
  14. tgriley62

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    "Bass rig must go...." As in "I need to get this out of my house before the cops get here"
     
  15. Major Softie

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    Yeah, this got posted already in the long "Dumb Craigslist Ads" thread.

    I wouldn't be surprised if those cabs are so attenuated that you can't hear them at all. If you couldn't see them either, then they'd be perfect.
     
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    There's a guy who's been trying to sell a BC Rich Bronze Series Beast bass on my local classifieds for $1000
     
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    What a deal, that's only $1 per watt AND you get two 1x15's, each "attenuated" to specific styles of music!

    How exactly does one attenuate a speaker cab to funk? If I could figure that out I'd be all but set to play for George Clinton. Sounds like stolen gear being moved. He'd probably have better luck selling if asking for a case of beer than $1200.
     
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    Fixed it for you. I'm pretty sure those cabs will still be around when cockroaches have conquered the earth. All 472 pounds of them.
     
  19. Josh Thatguy

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    ...anybody besides me really want to call the guy and make an appointment to look at the stuff, then call him back at least four or five times over the weekend to reschedule, and keep him hanging, just as a general punishment for being a dumbass dirtbag?...

    EDIT- I see there's no phone number in the ad now, but I could've sworn there was one when I first saw the listing. Maybe a bunch of people already called, and called him out, to give him a reality check.
     
  20. Lownote38

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    No. We have a healthy jazz/funk scene here. No Nashville bass player would buy that junk unless they just arrived here from Siberia or something.
     

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