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Weird/Rare Fender Squire Bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by PortlandBass77, Mar 28, 2014.


  1. PortlandBass77

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  2. Splods

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    It just looks like a Tele bass that someone routed for 2 Jazz Pickups.
     
  3. waynobass

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    Squier

    Three pickups is too many.
     
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  6. mordechai

    mordechai Supporting Member

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    Yeah I'm not so sure about that story...
     
  7. Nick303

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    A very interesting bass for sure but I can't see this selling.. a big fat humbucker and two skinny jazz pups? Proto rarity or not, it's a Squier and that will bother people. For a grand you can get a beautiful s/h US Fender, MusicMan or even a Gibson if you're after that pickup config. And you'd be getting pedigree.
     
  8. A-Step-Towards

    A-Step-Towards Supporting Member

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    Thats not a proto at all. Having known people that work for Fender I have seen/played squier proto's and other stuff thats been released a year before it ever was.Thats a modified tele bass I would drop $100 on if I was bored.
     
  9. billiam5billion

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    That's a VM TB with mods, right?
     
  10. Splods

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    Yes
     
  11. wild4oldcars

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    I would play that if i found it in a dumpster. Not a dumpster that took $1000 to look in, though.
     
  12. ubnomnar

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    ^ Even the seller's name is bogus... Jack Azz :bag:
     
  13. zontar

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    Well, it is weird.
    But not worth $1000
     
  14. The Wiz

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    "handmade" and "6 pounds" is the biggest load of crap ive ever heard.:rollno:
     
  15. pudgychef

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    Lame of the seller to try such BS
     
  16. vaethshuxun

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    Having known people that work for Fender I have seen[​IMG][​IMG]
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  17. lancimouspitt

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    I would lowball him. Offer him 95 dollars. Probably be the best offer he see's.
     
  18. TheAnalogKid

    TheAnalogKid Yer Doin' GREAT!!!! Supporting Member

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    • $700 hand-wound pickups
    • Neck is hand-made
    • made of a solid alder and weighs 6 pounds.
    In case any TB'ers heard a loud pop and fizzle within 150 miles of the greater Seattle area, that was just my BS detector overloading and blowing up!

    But seriously, it's ads like these that make the Pacific Northwest look to others as if it were made up of hucksters and con artists.
     
  19. PortlandBass77

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    LOLOLOLOL they changed the contact name to "WillyBarber"......
     
  20. smcd

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    "My suggestion to a friend at fender was a bass just like the Nashville strat. With the same alder body they use in the sting bass. they did it but they used a single coil,option to humbuck....) like the EB0 pu but made it a single pickup. They made a few of the the three pu versions to test these to try and sell the idea.... so this neck is handmade. It has handwound pickups priced at about 700bucks on their own."




    This^^ is what's known as a "whopper". I would never ever buy anything from a person bold enough to spin such a tremendous lie. Good God...
     
  21. Hopkins

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    There are two possibilities here, the seller is either lying threw his teeth trying to real in a sucker, or he is a sucker and someone sold him this bogus story and he believes it.
     

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