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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by bearhart74, Aug 9, 2019.
a ship load of bondo and a new spray can finish should put it in the 5 figures realm
I'm VINTAGE too, so hand it over... LoL
I was told by a fella on this forum that it's a feature Leo included for performance.
It's got a scratch on it
How many people here mod basses? Back them, there wasn't upteen websites with parts to help you.
I have a '69 P. About 35 years ago, the original owner replaced all the hardware with gold colored (tuners, screws, knobs, etc. - just think what just those pieces are worth), replaced the bridge with a gold Badass, and stripped the body to refinish. Still plays and sounds great.
Definitely not worth 8Gs but I don't think looks had anything to do with the mod. Looks to me like it was all about ergonomics. However I don't think it would be too difficult to put back to normal appearance with a piece from an another J style body and some finish.
Yo guitar center needs to put the bong down.
You want to find the person who did this and give them an exaggerated waistline??
some nicotine on my local CL i was cruising just now
1975 FENDER Precision Bass
I threw up in my mouth a little bit when I saw that bass.
I'm thinking I would not want to arm wrestle with the guy who sanded all that wood off
'taint worth what they are asking...
I'm drunk and even I know that's not right
…only if it's a Stephen Hawking signature Jazz bass.
Seriously, a "spaghettification" joke?! Awesome! Thank you, TalkBass, for making my day!!
As for that "Jazz-ish" thing, I'd seen it earlier on the database and I was equally baffled by the modifications and the asking price. Someone really, really went to town on it. What were they aiming for? Who knows. It's quite possible they weren't aiming for anything concrete, but rather an idea that hadn't fully formed.
Speaking as a former art student, I can testify that these things happen. I know what it's like to start a project only to suddenly realize that I've taken it too far, that what was done cannot be undone. It's "trial and error" captured for all to see and the results aren't always pretty.
People can grumble, both seriously and facetiously, over what was wrought upon "that poor, innocent Jazz bass ", but the real crime is the asking price. In my own, personal opinion, the best way to monetize that thing would be to break it up and sell it as "vintage parts", but keep the body as a object-lesson for overly-ambitious modders.
So someone carved on an old mass produced Fender. SO WHAT??? No need for insinuations of physical damage to the person doing it. And its kind of harsh to pass psychological judgement on said person... unless you are in fact a psychiatrist and have been treating the person.... and in that case you just divulged his medical condition and now he can sue you!
It does look weird because it's not the Fender lines I expect and I don't like it. But someone must have really loved this bass to go to such trouble; it's not exactly a casual project.
Lot's of posts assuming a guy did this: looks to me like something a woman who prefers to wear her bass high would want done for ergonomic reasons.
Yeah, nah! You can buy several new ones for that kind of money that you won’t be afraid or ashamed to take to a gig.
No mojo in this one I’m afraid.