$25,000 Gene Simmons Bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by LostInSauce, Apr 17, 2012.

  1. I forgot to mention, this is a local CL ad I ran across yesterday evening. Still shaking my head over it.
  2. TRichardsbass

    TRichardsbass Inactive Commercial User

    Jun 3, 2009
    Between Muscle Shoals and Nashville
    Bassgearu, Music Industry Consulting and Sales. Tech 21, NBE Corp, Sonosphere.
    Gene has sold out his entire run of autographed Cort Gene Simmons Axe basses at $5K a pop. Think about it. Not the greatest made bass on this planet by a long shot, and not even really played by him at all.

    If this bass really is the real deal, $25K is probably about right, to the right KISS fan and collector.
  3. Herrick


    Jul 21, 2010
    Munchkin Land
    People pay thousands of dollars for vintage instruments played by no one famous...why not pay a ridiculous price for a vintage bass played by one's hero?
  4. Someone will buy it... Can't imagine what a place like Hard Rock pays for an SRV strat.

    I've played the axe cort --- and no thank you.
  5. Seller did his home work -- hats off to him.
  6. eupharies


    Jul 3, 2007
    Leeds UK
    Bassist - Chasing Dragons
    Id take more care of it then putting it upside down on a wooden floor!
  7. klejst

    klejst Guest

    Oct 5, 2010
    It's cool and nothing against Gene, but I honestly could think of many other better things to blow that kind of money on...but that's me.
  8. 1SHOT1HIT


    Feb 17, 2012
    I'm in Hampton Roads also, I've seen this add on CL for a few weeks now.

    It's definitely a cool bass if it's all 100% legit, and I could definitely see some Kiss fan paying the money for it. There are some die hard Kiss fans out there.

  9. I agree. I mean,a Grabber isn't exactly THE MOST sought after vintage axe (I'm not knocking them,I owned one for years). But,if your're gonna shell out that amount of money,it may as well be played/owned by someone famous,along with being vintage.