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'65 P-bass value?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by junglebike, Aug 20, 2003.

  1. junglebike


    Feb 14, 2003
    San Diego, CA
    Refin, 2yr old refret, non original guard, pots, and pickup. Some routing under guard to reverse P-pup. No original case. Finish taken off the back of the neck.

    When the fret job was done, they didn't level the board, and they had to substantially level the frets by the body to get it to play without buzzing.

    Guy's asking $1150, but he'll take offers.

    What's a fair price for this mojo-machine? Am I in over my head in vintage-lust?

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  2. Philbiker

    Philbiker Pat's the best!

    Dec 28, 2000
    Northern Virginia, USA
    I personally think you could do a lot better for that price. Too many mods have killed the vintage vibe. Just my opinion.
  3. I agree. Far too much moddage.:meh:
  4. I really don't mean to sound like a "KNOW IT ALL" but this bass has a value of exectly 0 dollars IMHO !! Once it was refinished, along with the rest of the modifications you have listed, it's just a "DEVALUED piece of JUNK". Offer $75 for it. If for some reason YOU would like to sell it some day you'll NEVER,EVER get the 1175 you spent. You'd be lucky to get $100 bucks for it!! Sorry to be so hard...........But thats just the facts !! Save your money and buy yourself a BRAND NEW BASS with a BRAND NEW CASE.
  5. junglebike


    Feb 14, 2003
    San Diego, CA
    Thanks a lot, guys. That seems to be the story I'm getting everywhere.

    Funny thing is, I bet if he put it up on e-bay it'd get that price, mods or not. Do you think?

    He'd certainly get more than $0 or $100. Just the tuners and bridge are probably "worth" $500.

    The market is a funny thing...
  6. Have you ever heard the expression:
    "There's an ASS for every seat" Just make sure it not your ass in that seat !!
  7. junglebike


    Feb 14, 2003
    San Diego, CA
    Right on, Joe!

    Thanks. Nice to get some unambiguous advice for once!
  8. I agree 100%

    What was the reason for reversing the pickups? :confused: I don't think you'll ever be happy with that botch-job.

    They have MIA '62 reissue P-basses at Musiciansfriend for $1,259.00.

    I've never played one, but, if they sound half as good as my old friend's '65, they'd be worth every penny.

    Good luck.


    Check them out: http://www.fender.com/gear/gear.php?partno=0190116
  9. unless you really have a thing and want to collect some vintage basses. for that amount of money you could get this. and it would be far better.

    http://www.bassnw.com/Used Basses/mike_lull_p4_trans_blonde.htm

    if you want a vintage bass just really look hard and be willing to spend some money when/if you find a real nice one. there are some great all origonal and still in good shape vintage basses floating around it just really takes some searching to find them.
  10. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    I just bought a New MIA P-Bass for less than that. The finish I wanted, the fingerboard I wanted. And it was nobody else's Bass before it was Mine!

    Yes, it has great tone, and it looks good!

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