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Geddy Lee Limited?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Fletz, Oct 10, 2013.


  1. Fletz

    Fletz Supporting Member

    Jan 16, 2009
    New Jersey
    Hartke artist
  2. jgroh

    jgroh Supporting Member

    Sep 14, 2007
    Pennsylvania
    As we said on another thread about this...how funny is it that they are charging $7K for a replica of a bass Geddy paid $200 for in a pawn shop!
     
  3. Dredmahawkus

    Dredmahawkus

    Nov 4, 2012
    Boston
    that is kinda sick! 7k for a $200 pawn shop bass.
     
  4. basspraiser

    basspraiser Jammin for the Lamb! Supporting Member

    Dec 8, 2006
    Chicago - NW Burbs
    very nice! BUT NOT worth the coin...

    as for $7K vs $200?

    it takes $6K worth of effort/manpower with sandpaper and a file to get the relicing correct.....

    yeah right!
     
  5. eddododo

    eddododo Supporting Member

    Apr 7, 2010
    Hmm.. i think im all good on that one.. none for me, thanks
     
  6. basspraiser

    basspraiser Jammin for the Lamb! Supporting Member

    Dec 8, 2006
    Chicago - NW Burbs
    I have a plan! Go to a pawn shop and look for a beat up Fender J!

    probably will cost more than $2000 but WILL be less than $7K!
     
  7. Fletz

    Fletz Supporting Member

    Jan 16, 2009
    New Jersey
    Hartke artist
    I agree it's steep but it's still pretty cool. Clearly for people with more money than they can spend but very cool.
     
  8. Herrick

    Herrick

    Jul 21, 2010
    Munchkin Land
    How much is a 1972 Jazz Bass worth?
     
  9. msact

    msact Supporting Member

    Jan 8, 2013
    Somewhere in NJ
    I've never been able to bring myself to buy a signature bass regardless of the price.
     
  10. Fletz

    Fletz Supporting Member

    Jan 16, 2009
    New Jersey
    Hartke artist
    Excellent point.
     
  11. maxiegrant

    maxiegrant Bassist in Transition

    Nov 26, 2007
    Sellersburg, IN
    Around $2500-$3000, depending, for sale on Ebay right now.
     
  12. Devnor

    Devnor

    Nov 13, 2001
    Dallas TX
    Assuming you want sunbust with rosewood, there are some deals. Maple necked basses in good condition, not so much.
     
  13. I don`t get it.

    Fender make a sig model of a Jazz bass with.....

    A baddass bridge, re wound pickups, a custom scratchplate, a custom shop neck..

    So, you pay all that cash and all that is original about the real bass, is the 72 body.

    Is it just me or is someone at it?
     
  14. ctufankjian

    ctufankjian

    Sep 28, 2007
    Vermont
    Endorsing Artist: Unicornbass.se
    The price tag is bizarre, but that's a beautiful looking bass.
     
  15. Herrick

    Herrick

    Jul 21, 2010
    Munchkin Land
    Hmm...seems a little odd that the replica is worth more than the real thing. But then again, it is a custom shop bass. How much would the store price be on these custom shop Geddy Lee Jazzes?
     
  16. maxiegrant

    maxiegrant Bassist in Transition

    Nov 26, 2007
    Sellersburg, IN
    Well, this $7,000 bass is also not in "good" condition. On purpose.
     
  17. Devnor

    Devnor

    Nov 13, 2001
    Dallas TX
    I figured most players would understand I was referring to playability condition, neck issues and the like. Referencing ebay to make your argument on price is convenient but IMO it's not a good idea to spend big $$$ on vintage instruments bought on eBay sight unseen without any return policy. YMMV. Of course I enjoy seeing the fine vintage examples of TB'ers but far as I know none are for sale, they don't plan to sell and it's in no way any indication of what's actually out there for sale. Its a classic case of "show me the money". Where are all these wonderful maple necked early 70s basses for $3k?

    The street price is well below $7000.
     
  18. songwriter21

    songwriter21 I have an obsession for wood. The musical kind. Supporting Member

    Jul 31, 2005
    Sponsored by Hipshot
    Fender is so freaking retarded with their prices. Yeah, charge a STUPID price for names.

    Giant, corporate turds.
     
  19. 2cooltoolz

    2cooltoolz Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2009
    Lake Conroe, TX
    These things are not aimed at us, guys. They're aimed at record (or what ever they are now) company CEOs, North Korean dictators, software magnate hobbyists, etc.
    They'll sell all they make (4 or 5), which will be put in display cases in corporate offices and never see the light of day (or the dark of a dingy club).

    It's much the same thing as the designs at the Paris fashion shows. The dress sells for $35,000, Angelina wears it once to the Oscars, never to be seen again. But it sets the theme for the styles for the year.

    I like it. I'll take two!
     

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