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Fretless maple custom..should i get it?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by A BassInTunisia, Mar 30, 2013.

  1. so there's this fretless maple custom bass on craigslist. i really want/need a fretless. i really like this one but i'd just like to ask others if it would be a good buy or not.

    here's the link: http://lasvegas.craigslist.org/msg/3706281377.html

  2. snyderz


    Aug 20, 2000
    AZ mountains
    Looks cool, but of course you need to play it. I realize he says he's firm on his price, but I would start at $400.
  3. nukes_da_bass

    nukes_da_bass Banned

    Feb 19, 2006
    west suburban boston
    Not my cup of tea, the etching.
    I agree with Snyderz... But I'd start with $350.00 worth of dead presidents in hand.
  4. Engine207

    Engine207 Losing faith in humanity...one call at a time.

    Jul 10, 2008
    Higley, AZ
    Looks like a no-name parts bass...albeit a pretty cool looking one. Unless I pulled it apart and found it had a pair of Fralins in it, some Hipshots in the headstock and the body/neck were Warmoth, I'd not consider paying $600. Even then, it's expensive.
  5. mp40smg


    Aug 11, 2010
    Worcester, Ma.
    If the bridge is any indication of the quality of the components, I'd say 3-4 sound much reasonable.

    Then depending on how the "fantasy art" is done and you really liking it... -100
  6. 48thStreetCustom


    Nov 30, 2005
    Walnut... I'll bet it weighs a ton
  7. well, of course i'm gonna try it before getting it. i asked him if he wanted to trade a guitar for it and he said he'll think about it.

    i really love the look of the walnut. i'd take off the sticker though, he says it can come off pretty easily.

    the only thing i don't like of it (visually) is the dark wood with black pickguard/pickup covers. if i bought it, i'd get a cream pickguard and cream pickup covers from warmoth to give it a nice contrast.

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