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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by BadJazz, Mar 17, 2014.
EDIT: Apparently this was a hoax so I am deleting the link, since I can't close the thread.
As much as it might be fake, why would you want to prevent your roommate from getting it? I mena yeha, at worse talk to him show him the ad again when he's sober enough and maybe he'll think about it twice.
Don't buy it, drunk roommate. Even the vintage rickenfakers aren't worth that much
Wish it was in my neck of the woods...I'd talk him down some and take it in a heartbeat
Many are worth up to $800, Ibanez and Greco rick fakes come to mind.
Its likely worth about $500 if its a vintage through neck copy and not a bolt on or newer through/set neck copy and if I still lived 40 miles from Eugene I would likely be interested.
If he's dumb enough to spend $500 on something he doesn't want while he's drunk, he needs to learn the lesson the hard way, I guess.
It could very easily be worth that amount of money, anyway.
I've done dumber stuff drunk that cost a lot more than 500 bucks.
Could be a cheap life lesson. Let him (or her) make their own stupid mistakes. That's how we learn
I have a feeling that this might go a few pages..... :-D
Definitely not the real deal, no, but if there's nothing wrong with it, it's a pretty hip bass for $500.
Friends don't let friends drunk buy fakenbackers.
Honestly, it doesn't look too bad. It's got the earlier neck pickup location, too. I had a Seville (Matsumoku) bolt-on copy that kicked some serious butt for what it was.
The seller is willing to negotiate the price, so let's say your friend buys it for 450$, puts in better pu's and electronics and ends up with a decent ric sounding and looking bass at around 650$? I'd say it's a bargain.
Agreed. I'm not even sure if this is a serious thread. If a friend warned me that a bass I was going to look at wasn't the real deal just like the ad says, then I wouldn't buy it if I were looking for a genuine model. Simple as that really
It looks fake ... but it may be worth $500
That bridge pickup looks like it is out of a 50s B scifi movie.
I have an old Univox that's very comparable to my real Rics. Some of the old fakes are excellent instruments.
That treble pickup is odd looking, even for a fake.
Looks pretty ok to me. Nice 70s era copy. I don't think 500 is an insane price.
Talking a drunk buddy into buying a 100-ish CD Time/Life Rock music collection in the early '90's comes to mind. Poor bastard is prolly still getting CDs every month 20 years later....
just because it did not come out of the ric factory does not mean it is not a nice bass. 500 on craigslist is 400 anyway.
There are better copies out there.