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'71 Telecaster Bass.. Good deal ??

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Kelu, Jun 13, 2004.

  1. Kelu


    Dec 6, 2002
    Lille in France
    A friend can sell to me for 500 euros.. Good deal??
    The bass need refretting, and pickup changing..
    I lve that bass, but I wonder if it isn't a little expensive for it..
    Any ideas?
    Has anyone tried one ??
  2. jim primate

    jim primate bass guitarist.

    well, if you're a collector, hell why not? but if you're a player then don't bother. the refret or new neck will tack on a lot of money to the price. and if the old pickup is really fried, then the collector value ain't much anyway.
  3. seanm

    seanm I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize! Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2004
    Ottawa, Canada
  4. boogiebass


    Aug 16, 2000
    Early seventies Tele basses can be among the heaviest basses in existence. Make sure you want a boat anchor hanging around your neck if you intend to gig with it and play it on a strap! ;)
  5. The refret and new pickup are turnoffs. Refrets can go for hundreds of Euros and the fact that the original pickup is finished kills the collectibility.