Geddy Barn Find....

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Quadzilla, Jun 9, 2021.

  1. Quadzilla

    Quadzilla Supporting Member

    Ha, yeah it is. I actually put it there as it needed a thin shim to setup properly. Good eye!
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  2. Quadzilla

    Quadzilla Supporting Member

    Previous owner sanded the entire back of the neck (including the CIJ or MIJ and serial). I don't think it was stolen because of the whole neck being sanded (hoping not anyway).
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  3. Quadzilla

    Quadzilla Supporting Member

    Hell no, leaving her as is. The most I may do is try to get some of the sticker residue off of the back (only a couple of small spots feel a little sticky). Aside from that, the mojo will stay! ;-)
  4. Quadzilla

    Quadzilla Supporting Member

    LOL, I wish. I got it for cheap, however, not nearly that cheap.
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  5. Black Out Jazz

    Black Out Jazz Supporting Member

    Mar 2, 2021
    location is overrated
    The only thing that bugs me is the fingerboard finish bubbles.
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  6. Altitude

    Altitude An ounce of perception, a pound of obscure. Supporting Member

    Mar 9, 2005
    Denver, nee Austin
    You're clearly not going to tell us how much or else you already would have. My over under for that would probably have been $450. I might have been able to talk myself out of it above that price but not at or below.

    It's very cool, the mojo is not a problem at all as long as it holds tune and the neck works like it should. Congrats.
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  7. Queue


    Jul 5, 2013
    DC Suburbs, USA
    How does that even happen???
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  8. Eighthnoterock

    Eighthnoterock Supporting Member

    May 25, 2018
    Lynden Washington
    I love it when I get to live vicariously through others. Cuz this sure never happens to me.

    Nice find:bassist:
  9. Yellow Bang66

    Yellow Bang66

    Jun 5, 2019
    Yeah, me too. 1 of the reasons I dont like Maple fretboards. I know they wear the finish off, & leave that dirty board look, but I didnt know they blister! I wonder if its wise to just sand the finish off, not a deal breaker but It would make me seriously reconsider buying. Nice find regardless! GL!!
  10. Rabidhamster


    Jan 15, 2014
    Great score, she's beautiful @Quadzilla !

    This happened likely because of the different expansion/contraction rates for the wood and the black plastic/epoxy/whatever inlays.

    Those areas are also really easy to touch up with some super glue if one were concerned about them spreading.
  11. 39-Bassist


    Jul 7, 2010
    Endorsing Artist for: Brace Audio; Duncan Pickups; Line6, Hipshot, GHS Strings, Somnium Guitars
    WOW what a deal/steal!
    Hey if you dont want it you can give it

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  12. I'm sure Geddy would be proud to see one of his signature basses get that much use.
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  13. digmeout

    digmeout Supporting Member

    Oct 21, 2012
    Beautiful, well loved and well played.
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  14. JimmyM


    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    Until I saw the neck stamp, I thought maybe you had one of Justin Meldal-Johnsen's Geddys that he bought for a Nine Inch Nails tour in 2008. Yes, whoever bought that wasn't concerned too much about beating it up. But that's OK as long as it works. Nice score!
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  15. OogieWaWa


    Mar 17, 2013
    Oak Harbor, OH
    That there is a thing of beauty to me. Old, worn, but still fully capable of it's intended mission; that's exactly the way a bass from that time period should look! Not totally trashed, but there wasn't any holding back, either. It will live on. I'm starting to admire that kind of thing more and more as the years go by! And only a C note??? Geez...
  16. David76112


    Feb 19, 2012
    I had one just like that, model J's and all. Nice basses with an uber thin fast neck.
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  17. Killing Floor

    Killing Floor Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2020
    Austin, TX
    Made to be played. Maybe take care of the nut but it looks ready to go.
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  18. that's how i got my cirrus...
  19. Quadzilla

    Quadzilla Supporting Member

    I wish! :)
  20. Quadzilla

    Quadzilla Supporting Member

    You are right in the zone of what I paid for it. Given that's in poor cosmetic condition (but "A" level playing condition), I think it was a fair deal. It literally plays as good as some of my basses that cost thousands...
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