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Who snagged the 59 on eBay?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by geddy402, Feb 18, 2014.

  1. geddy402

    geddy402 Supporting Member

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  2. D Bopp

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    I don't know, but a good deal. Best quote in the auction: "I just bought it from the original owner's family 2 hours ago." Probably got it for $250. Come on man, at least ACT like you weren't trying to take advantage of an unsuspecting family...
  3. thebrian

    thebrian Still can't think of anything good to put here. Supporting Member

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    I can tell you a TB member got it (no it wasn't me)!
  4. harleyman888

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    damn someone stepped in S*it.
  5. geddy402

    geddy402 Supporting Member

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    Yeah I saw it and contemplated getting it since I've been in the market...but for some reason didn't pull the trigger. It just seemed too good to be true. I'm interested to see who ended up with it and how it plays, sounds, etc. it's got to be good.
  6. geddy402

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    And if it was a dealer I'll be a little sad. But probably not as sad as I should be for that family.
  7. JH Statts

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    If the family was ripped off, that's all kinds of wrong. Nice bass.
  8. smcd

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    There's no indication that happened, so it's improper to assume it did. Everyone and their grandmother has a computer or knows someone who has a computer. Getting retail value on something like this is the easiest thing on earth.
  9. smcd

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    Wow... Buy It Now for $7,700 was a great deal.
  10. mindwell

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    I owned a '59 body once that had been sunburst, stripped, and badly refinished. It may have been the best sounding piece of wood I've ever owned. Wish I still had it.
  11. JH Statts

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    I didn't assume. Another poster did. I was merely saying "if." And yes, it is easy to find prices. I agree there.
  12. geddy402

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    Always a little sad when you hear that a bass comes out from under a bed because someone passes away, but that bass will make a lot of people really happy. From the eBay seller, to the person who bought it, or is going to flip it themselves!, and to whomever gets it down the line.

    I think I'm going to be kicking myself for while for not buying that...
  13. jlepre

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    I guess I'm the only one who doesn't think an old bass is worth over $7,000.
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    If it feels and plays well, I’d rather have that than a coffee-table custom for that price… not to mention at least it should hold its value.

    And keep in mind that for some people, that’s not really a lot of money. People pay way more for a motorcycle (I have, four times) or other hobby item.

    With that said, personally wouldn’t pay anywhere near that for a bass, even if I had the income I used to have, haha.
  15. Pilgrim

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    Nope. I'll join you. I have a 1963 P with a '72 neck (been mine since 1967) and I guarantee that sound or performance-wise, it's not worth what it would bring in the market. Oh, it's a nice bass, light and great-sounding, but not better than other new basses I've had. I definitely wouldn't spend the money it would take to replace it...IMO simply not a good value for the cost.

    People who have the money to spend on something because it's old and collectible are fortunate in that ability, and they are welcome to pursue their wishes with my compliments and best wishes. I simply won't be joining them.
  16. geddy402

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    I think part of it is owning history and carrying on playing a bass that has been laying down grooves for 50+ years. At least for me its more than just sound, its the legacy associated with the instrument.

    Just my two cents...
  17. smcd

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    It's worth over $7k. There are thousands upon thousands of people paying that kind of money for old basses. In fact, in the world of vintage guitars, $7k is chump change.
  18. geddy402

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    True. Compare a 59 p bass to a 59 Les Paul. Mama....
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  20. mjac28

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

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    No sir you are not alone and people assume every vintage bass has some kind of magic and they will swear it sounds better than anything made today my question with all vintage gear is "if it was so great why didn't they keep making them the same way?"

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