Any ideas on this bass?.. any advice appreciated

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by JohnLovesRush, Jul 4, 2008.

  1. I have no clue wether it's a good value or not, but he's very good at relicing. Most relicers sand off a bunch of finish on the upper body to simulate arm wear and then put a zillion identicle pock marks evenly spaced over the entire thing. Let's not forget to sand the life out of the back of the neck. My point is that this looks like an old bass in my opinion.
  2. I would definately looks good, but value wise.. is where I'm stuck, any further ideas?

  3. RickenBoogie


    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    It's a good looking bass, though I don't really care for "reliced" basses in general. Whether it's worth $600 is a good question, idk.
  4. I just looked at that page again and noticed the sanded upper body, whoops, I think it would have been perfect without the sanding
  5. the sanding is a pain, and it is 500 the price he is asking.. .. any thoughts on wheter the neck is origional? fear is the body is cheap..and just the neck is good.. which then it wouldn't be a good buy really for the bucks!
  6. Jjango


    Nov 16, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    Actually, it says Offset Contour Body, which reveals only one thing – this guy doesn't know that this decal appears on Jazz basses, and never on Precisions. Precisions do not have an offset contour body.

    I don't understand this question. Authenticity? The seller admits that the bass is made from a collection of licensed (i.e., not Fender) parts.

    That would be a matter of opinion. In my opinion, no.
  7. where does it mention offset contour body?.. and he says it's a fender body.. MIM or MIA or MIJ i amn't sure.

    slightly noobish question, but does the decal on the headstock not mean the neck is custom shop fender?..or did they do this with other basses that weren't custom shop?
  8. Mitchthebassplayer


    Jan 7, 2008
    Queens, NY
    Endorsing Artist: Olinto, La Bella, JuleAmps, Epifani
    DON'T DO IT!!!!!!! I got scammed like this about 7 years ago with a "early to mid seventies Jazz Bass" I found on Ebay....the seller was lightening his load of 26 Fenders, and was selling this great looking J-bass for $500....I thought it was a steal, and bought it....only to later find out that he had built this bass himself out of "licensed Fender parts" which is basically a nice way of saying "". If you want to spend $600 dollars for a bass made by someone else to LOOK like an old Fender, then yeah go for it....but if you're actually looking for an ACTUAL Fender of ACTUAL age that will appreciate in value over time then DON'T BUY THIS he did a ****** job with the fake decal anyway....
  9. hm ok I'll take that into consideration.. I know it's not fully real.. but I would have thought the neck was genuine, works out with shipping which is free and a 350 euro..which is cheap.. but worth the money?.. hmm
  10. ok.. I think I'll give it a miss... thinking of getting the 08 one.. but wouldn't mind one of the same quality cheaper:p..any ideas? lol
  11. savit260


    Mar 6, 2006

    Make him an offer of $150-$200. It is a "make an offer" type auction after all.

    That's about all it's worth IMO.

    Parts bass. Hey, it might be cool if you can get it for reasonable money. $600 is way too much for this bass. IMO.
  12. Jjango


    Nov 16, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
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    Well, kinda. What he actually says is: "Sorry there was (no) serial number when I bought this bass and I am not sure as to it's origin". This basically means that he 'thinks' it's a Fender.

    This is absolutely not a Fender Custom Shop item. In addition, there is no Custom Shop decal, nor does the seller even claim that it's a Custom Shop item. Why are you thinking this is a Custom Shop item, the seller plainly states that the bass is assembled from parts. :confused:

    The decal that is on the front of the headstock is a poor copy, and does not correspond to any actual vintage Fender logo. In short, this is an extremely poor relic job. Almost nothing is authentic, not the bridge, not the strap buttons, not the Strat-style knobs, not the Squier-style tuners.

    John, I'm not sure where you're going with this line of inquiry – maybe you should ask a more direct question about the bass, instead of asking about details. It might be easier to address your questions in this way. Are you asking if this is a Custom Shop instrument? (no) Are you asking if this is a vintage instrument? (no)

    I'd like to help, but your questions seem to be kind of dancing around what you really want to know.

  13. Jazzbass95


    Jan 26, 2008
    the body looks like a cheap one but the neck looks pretty good. but i gotta geddy lee jazz and nuthin compares to that except rickenbackers...idrk what u wanna do with it but it doesn't look worth 600 bucks.
  14. savit260


    Mar 6, 2006
    I LOL'ed :cool: :)
  15. Origionally I thought they neck my have been custom shop as I misread the offset contour body for custom body.. my mistake:p

    and yes I think deep down I was hoping it was decent.. but ahh well, lessons learned:)
  16. mongo2


    Feb 17, 2008
    Da Shaw
    Fender never used a "Precision Bass" decal like that.
  17. bh2


    Jun 16, 2008
    Oxford, UK
    At a guess it's a tortured Squier... £300? Nah.