Ebay Jerks That Part Out Vintage Basses

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Quadzilla, Jul 29, 2009.

  1. Quadzilla

    Quadzilla Supporting Member

  2. Krull


    Jul 21, 2009
    that´s just not ok...
  3. LCW

    LCW Inactive

    Mar 2, 2009
    It happens alot, but mainly to ones that where all ready modded or something , a 1962 p bass wont be parted out
  4. gm jack

    gm jack

    Oct 5, 2008
    Reading UK
    They make more money that way, nothing is going to stop them. Either people start paying less for parts, or more for complete basses.
  5. I agree with you about this. Unfortunately, the market for vintage parts is ridiculously overinflated, and there are plenty of people who support such activity, not only those who buy parts off of them but those who condone it. There are even plenty here on TB who are perfectly OK with the practice. Bleh.
  6. LCW

    LCW Inactive

    Mar 2, 2009
    it goes back to its there money they can do what they want with it.....even if i dont like it.
  7. GKevinK


    May 23, 2008
    Glen Burnie, MD
    Makes me wonder if this guy is signed up as an organ donor.
  8. RicoDirenzo


    Apr 3, 2009
    Chico, CA
    EDIT(Mark): No Politics.
  9. amimbari


    May 6, 2008
    Pittsburgh, PA
    oh not another one of these threads :eek:

    well let's clear up the confusion shall we?

    it is theirs not yours....

    Did you not consider the thousands of folks restoring their pride and joys, and NEED parts?

    Did you ever stop to think that there are people out here who need some authentic pickups, or a neck, tuners, or even a REAL authentic body for their bass project?....

    with your logic if your pride and joy needed a part, you would just shelf it never to let it see the light of day again because YOU will not buy parts from ANYTHING that was bastardized, so YOUR pride and joy Fender collects dust because you wont replace the broken tuner with a parts bass OEM part?

    on the other hand, you may be perfectly satisfied with anything aftermarket, but most vintage Fender bass restorers want the OEM dated/serialized stuff to KEEP IT ALL OEM to retain all it's original value.

    I would agree with you ONLY if that blue bass was a one-off....but it is NOT EVEN CLOSE...plenty more where that one came from.
  10. stflbn


    May 10, 2007
    If people can't buy parts, how else are they going to turn their fake relic's they got suckered into buying into more convincing vintage fakes? :: sarcasm ::

  11. mongo2


    Feb 17, 2008
    Da Shaw

    Don't get your knickers in a twist.

    It's not like "vintage" actually means anything.
  12. I am no expert at all but shouldnt that big channel going from the pickups to the control cavity not be on a bass of that year? I only thought cheap mexican basses had that channel?
  13. Gubna


    Oct 21, 2006
    San Francisco
    the body was refinished at some point.

    I hate to say it, but with money as tight as it is for some people right now, if he can get what he's asking for it, good luck.

    I mean it is his bass, right?
  14. smcd


    Jun 28, 2009
    Boston, MA

    Furthermore, who really cares about a refinished 70's P-bass being parted out? Those are, perhaps, the worst P-basses ever made.
  15. BassBob185


    Oct 25, 2007
    Rocking Chair
    It similar to cars. You can get significantly more for vintage auto parts versus selling the vintage car whole.
  16. Dom Phenom

    Dom Phenom

    Apr 24, 2008
    if its any solace, i'm sure a lot of those parts are going to restorations. so, even though one bass may be getting hacked to pieces, a couple others may be getting completed and put back into original condition with authentic parts.

    just a thought.
  17. lowtide

    lowtide Commercial User

    Oct 14, 2006
    Bradenton, Florida
    Owner: Buzzard's Bass Shop
    There's far more scam listings than actual vintage parts listings. 9 out of 10 people don't know the difference between the years and as long as meatballs buy because of the "name" you'll see scammers pawning bogus parts. Sure, there are genuine Fubar parts but there are far more that are "just not right".
  18. WarriorJoe7

    WarriorJoe7 Inactive

    Mar 12, 2004
    Syracuse, NY
    It is a shame when a perfectly good fender gets parted out... but it is theirs. If the bass has any irreversible mods then it doesn't really bother me. Even though it bothers me about the complete real ones, there is nothing to be done.

  19. That's the only logical reason for there to be a market for these parts.
  20. UncleBalsamic


    Jul 8, 2007
    Fair enough.