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1962 Precision (not reissue) Spotted on Craigslist Vancouver BC

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Sugar McGuinn, Dec 19, 2014.

  1. Sugar McGuinn

    Sugar McGuinn

    Feb 10, 2010
  2. bassbully

    bassbully Endorsed by The PHALEX CORN BASS..mmm...corn!

    Sep 7, 2006
    Blimp City USA
    Is that a huge crack behind the E string tuner?
  3. /\/\3phist0

    /\/\3phist0 ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) mmm Woody! DHDIK? Sweet Treets.

  4. bassbully

    bassbully Endorsed by The PHALEX CORN BASS..mmm...corn!

    Sep 7, 2006
    Blimp City USA
    So 9500.00 for a bass with a crack in the headstock? I think the person who posted this is on crack!
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  5. There's something about the body & pickguard. The pickguard hasn't got that rich yellow-y hue with the lava-structure, nor the wide 30° bevel, and the body has a weird sunburst with white fullerplast coat and the opaque yellow. It looks more like a late sixties body.
  6. Farfetched


    Jan 7, 2009
    I saw this in person a bit back. The guy was pretty nice and seemed straight up. The pickguard also seemed a bit atypical to me, but I couldn't tell it was just variation in the tort. One big thing that wasn't shown was there is an extra hole about an inch to the side of the bridge pup cover. Which made me wonder a) how much it would bug me in the future and b) how much extra holes devalue basses in general.
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  7. Although others may have experienced better results than me, I do not often see good deals on Vancouver's Craigslist.
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  8. Tooned


    Sep 14, 2006
    South Surrey BC
    Vancouver is a very expensive city in general. Used gear is probably no exception.

    There are A LOT of crack heads in Vancouver so that wouldn't be a stretch! ;)
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  9. Honkycat


    Sep 18, 2012
    You would think that a cracked headstock would devalue the bass by about half....The fact that the seller hasn't divulged it in the ad is a bit of a red flag for me.
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  10. It's BC in general. Because of all the retirees here, values on everything are up but nobody will pay what the sellers are asking...so things sit around for MONTHS, stagnating our market. -_- It's frustrating because we have to come online for good deals.
  11. That's typical for around here. We also have a lot of people selling Fender basses & not divulging that they're Squiers.
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  12. king_biscuit


    May 21, 2006
    Looks like a refin/relic job.
  13. On a sidenote, it's not THAT uncommon for older Fenders to have a crack between the low E-tuner and the nut. The headstock was made pretty thin back then, and the torque of the tuner under tension often caused the wood to split. Isn't too much of a dealbreaker (i.e. doesn't hurt the value THAT much, like let's say some replaced hardware or extra holes drilled)
  14. We also have people selling Fenders for $500 or something...if I wanted to buy a Fender for that price, I'd get a brand spanking new one from Tom Lee or L&M.

    Our market is so pathetic. ANY Good deals always get gobbled up quickly.
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  15. Yep. Sellers won't accept anything less than 10-20% off new, and buyers won't buy unless it's below 50% of used value.
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  16. I wouldn't mind paying $400 for a heavily modded bass but a completely stock one? Naw.

    There's a standard MIM being sold for $425 but the dude did a lot of woodwork to get the MIA hi-mass bridge to fit onto the MIM. He said in my email about it that he spent at least $100 getting it done by a tech hence the upped price.

    I'd definitely get that bass...if I had the money and if I needed another bass.
  17. Fitting the HMV to an MIM is easy peasy. Drill press, ferrules and the bridge. $425's too high.

    You can reuse the centre screw hole to align the bridge. Then, make sure it's straight. Then, mark the other 2 screw holes & the ferrule holes for the string thru option.
    Tape the back of the body & put a scrap piece of wood against it. Use a drill press to drill through the body. Drill your other 2 screw holes. Flip the body & put painter's tape over the ferrule holes. Use the drill press to widen the hole for the tap in ferrules. Screw the bridge down. Success.
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  18. The seller should transfer to ebay, they have a much better chance there.
  19. Our dollar is currently down, but if it ever comes back up again, I'll resume buying in US. I previously shipped my stuff to The Letter Carrier but they've closed in Aug 2014.

    If/when I start buying again, I'll use this one instead.
    My wife likes the fact that the donation amounts go directly towards their children's college fund. Plus it's in Blaine so we could make a day trip out of it by continuing on to Bellingham, Seattle, etc. This is opposed to TLC in Point Roberts where there was nothing to do other than turn around & cross the boarder again.
  20. Stick_Player

    Stick_Player Inactive

    Nov 13, 2009
    Somewhere on the Alaska Panhandle (Juneau)
    Endorser: Plants vs. Zombies Pea Shooters
    That's the '62 Mojo one hears about.