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Fender "Stuff"--For Sale!!

Discussion in '[OLD FORUM] Bass Guitars, Amps, and Accessories: F' started by RichBriere, Apr 16, 2003.


  1. RichBriere

    RichBriere Guest

    Jan 1, 2003
    Upstate NY
    Greetings All,

    Ya know that George Carlin routine about having so much stuff that you need to put up a NEW building for it? Well.....that's where I'm at. I have soooooo much Fender stuff that I've collected over the years I spent as a rep, that I'm looking to get rid of every item. I'll be moving out of my house VERY soon so--If it says Fender on it, it's for sale. :^>)

    I've got basses, amps, clocks, denim jackets, leather jackets, A Custom Shop Letterman jacket that I've only seen a couple of, shirts, guitars, promotional rugs, neon signs, directors chairs, signed "Friends of Leo" pricelists from our "family" gatherings which took place in the OLD factory (now a bar on Chapman street, I believe) in the early 90's, ("two of a kind",) a Frontline hardcover book autographed by Bill Schultz, old Frontline magazines, a Fender Zippo lighter collection, Awards that I received,...etc., etc.

    Now, here's my PROBLEM. :confused:

    #1. PLEASE, I'm begging here, DON'T send me Emails asking if I have a black Mexican bass, a Sidekick amp, etc., I don't. My small collection is mainly of Custom Shop basses, some collectible guitars (most are Custom Shop) and "stuff".

    #2. Should I put all of this stuff on eBay or shall I spend a couple of years going back and forth haggeling?

    #3. I'm not looking to GIVE the stuff away. Nor am I looking to rip anyone off...........I live by a simple rule.,"Do Unto Others". I expect the same. :^>)

    My proposed solution. I'd like to speak with a couple of serious collectors and try and move the entire batch...or close to it......in one or two lots.

    Anyone care to dance?
     
  2. JRBrown

    JRBrown

    Jun 21, 2000
    North Carolina
    Post your basses here with a pic and your best "Firm" price. Put the rest on Ebay.
     
  3. Id love to see some of this stuff. specifically the basses and zippos! sounds like a cool story though, good luck gettin rid of it.
    -matt
     
  4. boogiebass

    boogiebass

    Aug 16, 2000
    I have no interest in most of that stuff but I am looking for a Custom Shop Jaco Relic. ;)
     
  5. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    California
    ...keeping the TB auction policy in mind.;)
     
  6. RichBriere

    RichBriere Guest

    Jan 1, 2003
    Upstate NY
    Blackbird........could you direct me to the info area with regard to that. please? Has my post created a problem? :^<) Thanks,
    RB
     
  7. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    California
    No, Rich, your post has created no problems.:)

    Now, for the info:

    Please click this link and read the posts with all uppercase titles at the top of the forum, conveniently placed there for everyone to see. Thank you.


    Because this job has made such a cynic out of me, I guess I should mention here that auctions are allowed if an item has been advertised as a direct sale for a week and there were not takers. You may then post a link to the auction in the same thread.

    I don't want to slam anyone in particular, but why do people have such a hard time reading stuff?
     
  8. RichBriere

    RichBriere Guest

    Jan 1, 2003
    Upstate NY
    Thanks for the info! :^>) I read the FAQS section and will certainly keep the rules in mind.

    As far as eBay goes....I've never used it---have actually despised the entire process in fact--and had no plans to until a situation arose which called for drastic measures.

    Thanks for the help....as always,
    RB:D
     
  9. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    California
    My pleasure.
     
  10. Dude

    Dude Commercial User

    Mar 19, 2000
    AZ
    Owner: The Dude Pit Forum (closed) Producer: School of Bass
    Ummm do you guys know who Rich is??

    Rich? Any of your "RB" limited edition basses????
     
  11. RichBriere

    RichBriere Guest

    Jan 1, 2003
    Upstate NY
    Yo Bro,.........good to see your voice!

    As a matter of fact, I have the "first" RB Classic Bass.........a burgundy mist P-bass body and pup with a jazz bass neck, matching headstock. It's a wonderful bass and sounds great.

    Also have the raw body from the second RB.........a 54 style..........and a couple of necks that I was working with to go with that model.

    I'm also selling my "John Lodge" RB Classic Limited Edition bass, serial #2. John's got #1.

    There are just a few NEW RB Classics left on the market that I'm aware of and they're with dealers here in the Northeast.

    For the "piece that's very cool" collector, I have one of the two American P-bass Deluxe Five's in natural ash that was used in the August 2000 edition of bass player magazine for the "Soundroom" reviews. It's the one with the maple neck.

    A Roscoe Beck in Red. One of my VERY favorite basses in the world and, IMHO, EVERY bass player should have one. This particular bass is one of the nicest that I was able to find......so I snagged it. :^>) I love this piece so much that I'm not sure that I could "sell it". I might be willing to trade if for a Lakland, however.

    I have a stunning Custom Shop Jazz Bass with an ash body, intense quilted maple top, gold hardware and a bird's eye neck that's soooo intense it actually "chirps". It was created longgggg before the FMT's and was a proto to the RB Classic series.

    There's a 40th Anniversary P-bass---serial #15. A really pretty one.

    A 50th Anniversary Jazz bass, serial #15---again, a stunning piece and it sounds killer.

    A 40th Anniversary Strat, 2-tone--never been played. A gorgeous grain.

    A Deco-Tone amp, a Bassman 25 amp, a Bassman 400 Combo

    A Bonnie Raitte strat in sunburst.

    A Fender "Spring Hill" acoustic that spent a lot of time on TNN and was played by many of the top "Country Folks". Spruce top and a quilted maple body in cherry stain.

    For the collector of "other"...........I'm selling the first production M-Series guitar--- which I was awarded for my work with Genesis, as well.

    In the department of "Ain't that silly", I was given a cheap squier strat that Dan Smith turned into a golf course guitar by pasting a green, a lake and a couple of hazards on the top with fabric. It even has a golf ball on the trem arm. "Golf Illustrated" ran a little blurb on it and as soon as word got out that I was parting ways with my Fender collection, I had 2 guys call me to see if they could buy it. :^>)

    So, my friend.....how are things going with you? I've enjoyed your posts over here. :cool:

    Bass-ically Yours,
    RB
     
  12. dsmith

    dsmith

    Mar 29, 2001
    Mt. Vernon, KY
    How much for the P-Deluxe? Case?
     
  13. RichBriere

    RichBriere Guest

    Jan 1, 2003
    Upstate NY
    Rather than turn this into a selling thread, you can see this stuff on my site as I put it up over the next few days. Should any of these pieces sell as a result of THIS post, I'll, gladly, contribute a portion of the funds to TalkBass. Blackbird......does that work? Thanks.

    www.richbriere.com :D
     
  14. Dude

    Dude Commercial User

    Mar 19, 2000
    AZ
    Owner: The Dude Pit Forum (closed) Producer: School of Bass
    Wow! Some great stuff Rich! I'll keep checking your website but am interested in several things you've listed and will aslo post a link to your website about the sale on The Dude Pit once you've gotten them listed on your site (aka: get busy!).

    Is your direct email the same as it used to be through Prodigy?

    I've been well...thanks for asking!
     
  15. dsmith

    dsmith

    Mar 29, 2001
    Mt. Vernon, KY
    Rich, you have a PM, I didn't see your e-mail listed on your website.
     
  16. RichBriere

    RichBriere Guest

    Jan 1, 2003
    Upstate NY
    Why don't I post an Email address? Ya know that stack of porn stuff and 3,000 notes from Nigerian Princes and sons of corrupt Bankers who want you to help them smuggle large amounts of cash out of their country? Ya' know where they get your Eddress? They get them from every post in every forum where you leave it. He, he, he.......I don't get ANY of that stuff since changing my Eddress and NOT posting it. :^>) I WILL try to be better about checking my private messages here and my Eddress is located on the Home page of my site and will be listed on the Fender-4-Sale page of my site later today.

    I'm getting quite a few notes from many sources asking about the American P-Bass 5 that I have listed for sale. There seems to be some confusion about it and I'd like to help out if I could.

    That bass is not the same "model" as the one in the picture in Bass Player, it's not the same "color" as the one in the picture. It IS the one in the picture. It's THE bass that was used for the review. :) These pieces are generally for collectors who enjoy having gear that's been "published". Why do I mention that? I received two "bids" for that piece that came in 5 minutes apart. One was for $350 and the other was for $2100. :^>)

    Thanks to All!

    Bass-ically Yours,
    RB
     
  17. darkspec

    darkspec

    Jan 2, 2003
    Cleveland Ohio
    Dude, im still young dumb and you know the rest. But jesus man, this is stuff from your life man. Buy a storage area and keep it safe. Dont sell it all, maybe you have alot of stuff like this and this is stuff you dont need anymore. But this stuff is amazing, works of art. You have a custom bass built for you with your name on the plate! I mean maybe its just mean but this tuff is like life time achivement stuff....just my 2 cents
     
  18. RichBriere

    RichBriere Guest

    Jan 1, 2003
    Upstate NY
    I'll go along with the fact that you're young. But dumb? Nope. You've just showed wisdom far beyond your years. :^>)

    I remember being 16 and it's like it was yesterday. I'm now 52...as of tomorrow...........and I'll never be able to get those years back. I'm not even sure where they went.

    We go this way once, my friend. And, as we travel the path that life deals us, we "should" learn much. Many of us learn very little, however, and keep making the same mistakes OVER and OVER again. We chase after "things" that we shouldn't, thinking that THEY'LL solve our problems and make us happy. Power, in all of its forms, is another good example. :) Blind Trust is another and choosing our "friends" follows close behind.

    We, too often, believe everything that we read and NOTHING that we actually see right in front of us......because we often don't want to see it. We trust when our inner being tells us to run.

    I've been in the music "business" for my entire life.........since Ed Sullivan introduced the Beatles as a matter of fact; I was about your age at the time, and that musical period and, speciffically, that "event" changed my entire life. I knew from listening to the music of ONE band/bass player EXACTLY what "business" I wanted to be in.

    During that "career" I've gathered hundreds of items that meant much to me. I've worked in various capacities with some of the biggest bands in the world and been fortunate enough to get all of the toys that every Yuppie craves. But ya' know what Darkspec? None of it matters. It takes years to accumulate and seconds to evaporate. Have you ever seen a hearse with a luggage rack?

    For some, you suddenly discover that your foundations are made of clay and that, with a single stroke of some guys pen, it all floats downstream and you're standing there with the shirt on your back and the painful and sudden realization that life is simply an illusion.

    You're correct when you state that this stuff is MY "lifetime achievment".........and no, there's no more where this comes from. The lesson learned? Shame on me for ignoring what life REALLY offers us during our all-too-short stay here, and, instead, getting caught up in the quest for MORE, BIGGER, and BETTER.

    You and I are all brothers here in the world of MUSIC, and...especially bass. We need to begin to worry more about MAKING music that changes the lives of people---for the better, and less about how much "stuff" we have accumulated.

    How much POWER we have, how to HAVE MORE than the next person and how to "take advantage" of others who have enough problems in their own lives, already, seems to be the new Anthym for the American Way.

    Let none of us forget that "Making Music" is a gift........and in MY case, the ONLY gift that has NEVER let me down.

    May Life be good to you Darkspec. :^>) You're a sensitive young man.

    Bass-ically Yours,
    RB

    www.richbriere.com
     
  19. darkspec

    darkspec

    Jan 2, 2003
    Cleveland Ohio
    What you just said really brighten up my day, and alot of stuff I think about on a daily bassis. Im happy to hear your prespective on it. Your a great man, I hope that one day I get to make a post or a speech like you did somehwere to some young man like me, I will never forget what you said. It means alot to me, Thank you for the kind words Mr.Briere. I hope that all goes well and all of your treasures wind up in good hands. If I had some money I would take some of it off of you, but I dont. So I hope all goes well for you. Thank you again for the wonderfuls words.

    -Fred
     
  20. RichBriere

    RichBriere Guest

    Jan 1, 2003
    Upstate NY
    Fred...........I MAY be 52.......but MISTER Briere is my FATHER..................my name is Rich. :D

    Bass-ically Yours,
    RB