Check out my latest pawnshop prize!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by justBrian, Jul 18, 2003.

  1. justBrian


    Apr 19, 2002
    Surprise, AZ
    It's a Kramer "The Duke." Hanging tag said $200; I offered $100 and walked out with it. Cleaned everything and put on some new strings. Sound really midrangey-- but very cool. I'll get through my main rig tomorrow. So, waddya think?
  2. Jmann


    Apr 29, 2003
    Lexington, Ky
    you gotta love pawn shops! I got an old Kustom Truck & Roll 215 for $100 because "only one of the speakers work, we tried everything." well I took it home & opened it up & usually when only one speaker is hooked up only one works :D
  3. Planet Boulder

    Planet Boulder Hey, this is a private

    Nov 10, 2001
    6,482 feet above sea level
    I once had impure thoughts. Oh, and I pluck my ear hair.
    Hey, nice spinnet in the background. Whazzat - a Baldwin?

  4. pilotjones


    Nov 8, 2001
    Cool! If that's a Schaller roller bridge, that alone is worth close to $100.
  5. xyllion

    xyllion Commercial User

    Jan 14, 2003
    San Jose, CA, USA
    Owner, Looperlative Audio Products
    $100! Excellent! I saw one in the consignment shop here a while back and it sold for over $200.
  6. justBrian


    Apr 19, 2002
    Surprise, AZ
    Dude! It is! How cool is that? It's got hte Schaller tuners too. I know it looks kinda weird, but I like it.
  7. By-Tor


    Apr 13, 2000
    Sacramento, CA
    That is pretty cool.

    I wouldn't mind picking up something like that.
    Especially for $100, how can you go wrong.

  8. rickreyn


    Jun 16, 2000
    Lutz, Florida
    A friend of mine picked one up at a pawn shop too. Gave it to me, I then let my sister-in-law use it. Fun little bass.
  9. tim4003


    Apr 30, 2002
    Dawsonville , GA
    Great deal. Hell, I'd give $100 for it easy.
  10. Killdar


    Dec 16, 2002
    Portland Maine
    my to do list consists of this:

    get job.
    go to pawn shop and buy stuff for wicked cheap.
    do stuff with what I buy.
  11. fourstringdrums

    fourstringdrums Decidedly Indecisive Supporting Member

    Oct 20, 2002
    Hey Killdar, looking at your tag.. Ozzy Osbourne wrote Crazy Train, not Black Sabbath..just thought I'd comment :)
  12. justBrian


    Apr 19, 2002
    Surprise, AZ
    Here's a review after a rehearsal. I love this bass! It's so light-- almost like not having anything on at all. Great if you like to move/jump when you play.
    The guys were skeptical at first-- but when I played it through my rig (behringer compressor>swr iod>qsc mx700), they were quite impressed with it's tone-- middy but with piano-like clarity. Excellent for chords. And it cuts through like mad. The lead vocalist/guitarist said that it sounded great-- and he's really picky.
    I ordered a gig bag from today. It'll say Steinberger on the side, but ***, right. :D
  13. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA

    So many people have commented on it, I think he's just going to continue crediting Sabbath for an Ozzy song. ;)
  14. Ziggy


    May 9, 2001
    Orange County, CA
    Now there's a deal!!

    Don't you just love hearing about, or better yet, finding those gems of a buy yourself??

    Hoping I have the 'attach file' procedure correct; here's the Fender "P" - circa 1971, I found at a 'mom and pop' music store. Hanging on the wall with its price tag marked at $75.00; including an old, beat up cardboard case. I put down a $10 deposit and told them I would be back later that afternoon with the rest... got the cash, made the buy, and was a happy person.

    michael s.
  15. mikeswals

    mikeswals Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2002
    Seattle / Tacoma
    Wow Ziggy! That's incredible!

    I'll give you triple what you paid for it! :D
  16. justBrian


    Apr 19, 2002
    Surprise, AZ
    What a deal Ziggy. Nice looking axe-- oh, and I love the shirt. ;)
  17. jondog


    Mar 14, 2002
    NYC metro area
    A P w/a J pup?
  18. Bassmanbob

    Bassmanbob Supporting Member

    How much was the lamp?

    Just being a wise guy. Nice find!
  19. demolition

    demolition Guest

    Jul 5, 2003
    I think i'd rather have the chair.:meh: