Anyone ever buy a bass because it's as old as you?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by AK Rev, Jul 7, 2008.

  1. AK Rev

    AK Rev

    Apr 24, 2007
    Rio Rancho, NM
    I have thought of buying a Fender Precision that is the same vintage as me. Problem is...'73's are not cheap!

    Ok, fess up...who has bought a bass because it was the same vintage as you?
  2. buffordbass


    Nov 11, 2004
    Endorsing Artist: Genz Benz Amps, Lakland Basses
    I dont think Leo Fender was born yet.....
  3. Croox


    Sep 16, 2007
    South Side Chicago
    i've been looking for one with my birthday as the stamp date on the neck, I've come close, and the inflated hype with 1983 fullerton basses is crap :spit:
  4. Well my 1980 Peavey T-40 is as old as me but that's not why I bought it. I also used to own a 1977 Gibson RD which I thought it was pretty cool that it was older than me. Too bad it sounded awful.
  5. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

    There are no commercial mass-produced basses older then me - I was born in 1950.
  6. You thin thats 'spensive, Try buying a 62 J!!! I once had that notion but it passed quickly:D
  7. emblymouse

    emblymouse exempt Supporting Member

    Jan 22, 2006
    Yes, I had a choice between a '62 or a '57 , and I had to go with the '57 vintage. It was a very good year.
    OK, so they're reissues!
  8. If I could find a 63 Jazz that didn't cost the same as small car I'd love to. Might check out the 62 Reissue or the 64 NOS or Closet Classic for fun...
  9. AK Rev

    AK Rev

    Apr 24, 2007
    Rio Rancho, NM
    Were there any '73 reissues?
  10. There weren't any Fender basses in 1947.................
  11. I have a 76 Grabber restoration project. Older than me.
  12. BigBassBob


    Jul 17, 2005
    Wales, UK
    I've thought about getting a second hand Aria or a Westone bass about the same age as me. Then I realised that I don't need another 4 string and put that idea to rest, but still... might be best to pick one up before the whole "vintage instrument!" tag starts getting thrown about the place.
  13. UncleBalsamic


    Jul 8, 2007
    It'd be cheaper and easier for me.
  14. I would surely LOVE to have a bass as old as I....but since they were using tree bark for strings and furthermore, since they have no "reliable" means of equating "cubits" to wood of that period - I think I am sadly out of luck....:crying:



  15. I have a '92 P-lyte. I was born in '91 :p

    Not quite vintage.. shouldn't be hard to do
  16. cripula


    Dec 20, 2006
    I always wanted one - which would be '63 for me. I thought I had a line on one at one point; the guy I bought it from thought it was a refinned 63 P. It turned out to be a '62 with a lovely slab board .

    I didn't complain.
  17. Flintc


    Aug 15, 2006
    It would have to be a string bass. Didn't make no electrics back in WWII.
  18. envika


    Nov 27, 2007
    Bronx, NY
    Hmmm...1993...I wonder what basses were like back then?
  19. Jason Brown

    Jason Brown

    May 1, 2000
    SLC, UT
    I did. I bought a '69 P-Bass a few years ago that turned out to have a basket case neck. I had to part it out. Lost a few bucks and it left a bad taste in my mouth so I didn't try again. I wish I had though, because they were going for about $1500 then.
  20. mattq


    May 23, 2006
    Santa Cruz, CA
    most basses from 83 i wouldn't want anyway. maybe the fullerton fender reissues, but, meh...

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