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SOLD FS: >>> FrankenJazz, USA Fender neck - Price Drops $5 per Day Until It Sells!!

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by MD-BassPlayer, Jan 7, 2013.


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  1. MD-BassPlayer

    MD-BassPlayer Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2003
    I had this listed earlier and thought I'd try some Marketing 101. Let's have some fun. Price goes down $5 each day until it sells or I give up. You can wait for a lower price or maybe you'll wait too long. At the initial price, it's a lot of bass.

    The skinny: Built on a MIM body, Fender '98 USA Jazz neck, Hipshot D-Tuner, EMG pickups, EMG electronics (2 band), BAII bridge this bass is a tone monster. Picked it up at GC, cleaned it up, swapped out the ugly pick guard, matched the knobs, shielded the cavities, etc and it turned out great. Sadly, it gets no play at all because I usually play my 5 string Jazzes.

    It's not in brand new condition, there are some dings with the most prominent on the headstock about an inch long at the top front in between the E and A string. The D string tuner is very slightly bent, nothing that affects function. Most of the weight is in the body. I should have weighed just the body alone when I had it apart, but if you have another lighter body you could easily shave off two pounds. But the color is really cool, so I wouldn't.

    Weight: 10lbs 4oz


    For sale only, $495 PayPal'ed and shipped CONUS, no International shipping.

    If you have any questions, please ask!!

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  2. bassman10096

    bassman10096 Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2004
    MKE
    Hmmm. Any dings or damage to the body itself?
     
  3. MD-BassPlayer

    MD-BassPlayer Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2003
    There are a couple dings on the body. Looks like a total of 5-6 mini dings that are in the clear coat about the size that would happen if the guitar cord hit it. There is a quarter inch crack in the finish at the neck pocket. I pulled the neck off and verified that the crack is just in the finish, the body is unaffected. Also, when I pulled the neck off it's stamped Jan 14 1999. So I don't know if you go with the serial number or the neck stamp to date the neck. It's either '98 or '99 depending on which you go with.

    The dings aren't major, I just don't want anyone to get this expecting a mint condition body. It's the type of stuff that you'll get from a bass body that is 10 years old and has been played. It definitely has not been abused.
     
  4. MD-BassPlayer

    MD-BassPlayer Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2003
    Tonight's drop.
     
  5. Very nice. Sorry, but I'm all set for jazz basses. Good deal here.
     
  6. Mojo-Man

    Mojo-Man

    Feb 11, 2003
    :cool:

    Price drop $5 a day,until it sells.
    See you in two weeks. :D
     
  7. MD-BassPlayer

    MD-BassPlayer Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2003
    Maybe. I'm doing an experiment. Will it generate more interest or will it encourage people to hold off? ;)
     
  8. matti777

    matti777 Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 2007
    Edmonton, Canada
    Great idea. A local music store did that up here. They called it a Dutch auction.
     
  9. What's that color called? I love it... If I didn't order a powder blue Jag bodied J pup'd SX, I'd be allover this.. Still tempting anyway just based on the color.. What are the controls? You say a 2 band, but I don't see a concentric knob..
     
  10. MD-BassPlayer

    MD-BassPlayer Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2003
    It's hard to tell in the picture due to the angle, but it's V / Blend / Stacked Bass - Treble. I'm not sure what the color is called. I think they said is was some kind of green mist. Let me research.

    EDIT: I believe it is sage green metallic.
     
  11. MD-BassPlayer

    MD-BassPlayer Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2003
    Price goes down, listing goes up.
     
  12. BillyIVbass

    BillyIVbass

    Sep 24, 2008
    PA
    Gear Reviews Guitar World Online
    Yeah that's Sage Green and ahhhh that is a tough bass to say no to!
     
  13. MD-BassPlayer

    MD-BassPlayer Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2003
    Supply and demand dictates a $5 drop.
     
  14. I agree... Wish it were a P in that color...
     
  15. MD-BassPlayer

    MD-BassPlayer Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2003
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    Tick tock, tick tock, Clarice.
     
  16. MD-BassPlayer

    MD-BassPlayer Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2003
    Bump. We're getting very close to the point where this simply becomes my backup bass.
     
  17. BobWestbrook

    BobWestbrook Mr.

    Mar 13, 2006
    Philly suburb
    What happened to "until it sells"?
     
  18. MD-BassPlayer

    MD-BassPlayer Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2003
    I guess I can buy it from myself if you want to get technical.
     
  19. ...well played, well played.
     
  20. MD-BassPlayer

    MD-BassPlayer Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2003
    Dropped for today.
     
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