can someone tell me when a bass is vintage?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Suckbird, Sep 28, 2004.

  1. Suckbird

    Suckbird Banned

    May 4, 2004
  2. Luckydog

    Luckydog Supporting Member

    Dec 25, 1999
    "So what's the difference?"

    about $4900.
    seriously I'm not trying to be smart, but what are you asking? The diff between a J and a P? The significance of 14 years of age difference? "Vintage" can mean almost anything to anybody. Its more a concept than an actual cut off date.
  3. all_your_bass


    Jul 20, 2004
    I think he's asking how you can tell when it's a vintage re-issue type deal and when it's the actual guitar made in 70 or whatever
  4. Luckydog

    Luckydog Supporting Member

    Dec 25, 1999
    if thats what you mean, then the serial number is a good clue that it is likely a real 79.
    S = 70's
    9 = 9

    Doesn't mean its a good bass, but it is likely its a 1979 or neck plate made in 1979. I'va had several "vintage" basses form 70's that ranged from very nice to dogs. Bad juju to buy without playing, you might regret it.
  5. alembic76407


    Apr 29, 2004
    when it cost more than it's worth
  6. Rhythmalism


    Sep 25, 2004