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CIJ 70s RI good deal or rip off?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by lolmont, Jan 2, 2013.


  1. lolmont

    lolmont

    Jan 2, 2013
    Brooklyn, NY
    Hello I was talking to one of my dads employees and he had a 02 cij 70s ri p bass he wanted to sell me for $550 with deluxe gotoh tuners and lace sensor USA pups question is its a little beat up so is it a decent deal or a rip off

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  3. domdec314

    domdec314 Supporting Member

    Mar 9, 2008
    Vero Beach, Florida
    Sounds like a good deal to me, assuming it plays nice.
     
  4. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    +1 I would snatch that up tell him $500.00 it already has the relic process going.
     
  5. lolmont

    lolmont

    Jan 2, 2013
    Brooklyn, NY
    Thanks for the replies it plays great and sounds wonderful I currently have a epiphone eb-3 so it would be a upgrade. As for $500 I tried he's firm at $550
     
  6. lolmont

    lolmont

    Jan 2, 2013
    Brooklyn, NY
    Bump a little more feedback would help me.
     
  7. FunkHead

    FunkHead Supporting Member

    Mar 10, 2007
    Bethlehem, PA
    Not much to go on. Any Neck/headstock pics? Serial #? The Knobs are not Fender Japan.
     
  8. lolmont

    lolmont

    Jan 2, 2013
    Brooklyn, NY
    Forgot to take a serial # photo and the neck was fine the neck had a scuff at the top.
     
  9. Mojo-Man

    Mojo-Man Supporting Member

    Feb 11, 2003
    :cool:

    I see CIJ P-basses going in the $450.00 range.
    Need better pictures, I would offer him $475.00.
     
  10. lolmont

    lolmont

    Jan 2, 2013
    Brooklyn, NY
    Thanks for the replies. I think I might hold out and just save and buy American standard p bass.
     
  11. Will Kelly

    Will Kelly

    Mar 3, 2010
    TX
    I would buy that bass. First, they will never make any more of them. Second, its a custom or rare color. Third, it will be as good as a US made one.

    Yup, if it played good and I liked it, i would pay the man 550 for it.
     
  12. Just buy the thing and be done with it. Don't be hung up over $50 because if it's a fantastic bass, that $50 won't mean anything a few years down the road if you still have it.
     
  13. lolmont

    lolmont

    Jan 2, 2013
    Brooklyn, NY
    You think later on even with it beat up I could resell it for what I paid for? I know nothing of the used instrument market.
     
  14. lolmont

    lolmont

    Jan 2, 2013
    Brooklyn, NY
    One last thing I learned its a PB70 not sure what that means I'm sure someone here knows
     
  15. ROOTSnFIFTHS

    ROOTSnFIFTHS Low-end Lover since '78! Supporting Member

    Oct 25, 2012
    NJ to Sin City
  16. baba

    baba Supporting Member

    Jan 22, 2002
    3rd stone from the sun
    They typically go for $450 to $550 used. I'd offer $450 to account for the paint gouging. You'll have no problem recovering that if you decide to sell.
     
  17. lolmont

    lolmont

    Jan 2, 2013
    Brooklyn, NY
    I'll try to talk down to $450 if not I'll just pass on it.
     
  18. godofthunder59

    godofthunder59 God of Thunder and Rock and Roll Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2006
    Rochester NY USA
    Endorsing Cataldo Basses, Whirlwind products, Thunderbucker pickups
    That's not mojo that's road rash. I'd pass for $550.00 bucks.