Does this seem like an ok deal?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by sbang66, Jul 27, 2009.

  1. yes
  2. Dark Horse

    Dark Horse Supporting Member

    Jul 31, 2008
    Austin, TX
    great deal.
  3. sure does.
  4. J. Crawford

    J. Crawford Supporting Member

    Feb 15, 2008
    Yes, but whats the deal with the pickguard? I mean, its an easily replaceable part, but what was the seller thinking?

    Kinda like that cut up blue Rickenbacker that pops up every once in a while. :rollno:
  5. PortugalWillie


    Jul 17, 2009
    I just bought a P Bass on craigslist for 200. It was cosmetically perfect though. I'd say it's a fair price. But the bass is a beater and you need to put a 50 dollar pg on it, so you could be kinda proud of owning.

    In Kansas City there are a fair number of good P basses for sale for 175. I'd stay away from it and wait for a bass that has been taken care of for a few more dollars.
  6. Its a good deal, but what concerns me is that the guy admits that its a minor thing and taking a ridiculous amount of value off of the bass. Seems weird from a guy who sounds like he knows what he has.
  7. Ewo

    Ewo a/k/a Steve Cooper Supporting Member

    Apr 2, 2008
    Huntington WV
    Wow. The body is cracked at the jack, and the pickguard was broken in two?

    Um, looks like that thing had a rough childhood, y'know? For me those things are red flags--but it's your call.
  8. It might be a great deal. OTOH, if the neck is effed up it's a waste of a perfectly good $100 bill. The sellers grammar, spelling, email address and general attitude seal the deal for me- I wouldn't buy it with YOUR money.
  9. RickenBoogie


    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    I'd sure look it over closely before handing over any cash, but if it's playable, and easily fixable, it's a pretty good deal.
  10. sbang66


    Jun 30, 2009
    i dont mind if its cracked ill duck tape it but yeah the fact that he admits its easily fixable is kinda weird. I have an extra pickguard and strings so im thinking i might as well get it
  11. The crack on the body looks like a spot where the bass would've hit the ground when swung by the neck, a la Pete Townshend.
  12. RonChase


    Aug 15, 2008
    I would be all over that
  13. Justice


    May 24, 2002
    Houston TX.
    i have seen that bass listed here (in houston) at least 3 times. The last time it was $80.

    No contact phone number, only a weird email address.

    google the email address and see other "things" this person has been "selling"

    I don't think this bass exists...i think the guy is harvesting email addresses.
  14. SanDiegoHarry

    SanDiegoHarry Inactive Supporting Member

    Aug 11, 2008
    San Diego, CA
    If you are in the market for a cream colored MIM P-bass, it's a good deal. If you aren't....
  15. danomite64


    Nov 16, 2004
    Tampa, Florida
    The finish is cracked, but I really doubt the body itself is.
  16. Baird6869

    Baird6869 Supporting Member

    It seems pretty messed up for a 2006 Fender. Yes a PG is only $10-20, but I would be worried it has been abused. Still $100 is a steal unless it is completely destroyed IMO.
  17. lowtide

    lowtide Commercial User

    Oct 14, 2006
    Bradenton, Florida
    Owner: Buzzard's Bass Shop
    I agree . . . and I think it's a rip~!
  18. FunkMetalBass


    Aug 5, 2005
    Phoenix, Arizona 85029
    Endorsing Artist: J.C. Basses
    What's up with that hole that would otherwise be hidden under the pickguard? I've seen that on a couple Fender's before.

    Unless the bass is hot, I'd snatch it up, TS. At the very least, it's $30 in labor and you can get another $150 out of it easily.
  19. bh2


    Jun 16, 2008
    Oxford, UK
    That hole's for the CNC routing machine... I'd say it's a good deal... new pickguard and a set of strings... bingo!