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I call *FAKE!*

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by throughthefire, Nov 12, 2012.

  1. throughthefire


    Oct 1, 2010

    First of all, a Fender for $200? I'd be interested if it were real...

    I don't see a serial number, or a Fender neck plate, and the position of those tuners (look at the back of the neck)... seriously bad!

    Am I correct, or am I missing a deal?
  2. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Doesnt look good.
  3. oerk


    Oct 16, 2009
    Just look at the Fender decal. This is obviously fake. A Squier if you're lucky.
  4. jamminology101


    Aug 22, 2012
    Indianapolis In
    Endorsing Artist: Glockenklang
    ....or not
  5. 2+2 tuners on a 4-in-line headstock. Weird.
  6. jlepre

    jlepre Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2007
    Parsippany, NJ
    Ewwwww...the tuners look crooked from that back pic.
  7. and think that those tuners seem the ones perfectly reversible to all 4 in line (am I right?)!!!
  8. throbgod13


    Mar 26, 2005
    it's a Squire Affinity.. the way you can tell is where the tuners are placed on the headstock..
  9. bassbenj


    Aug 11, 2009
    Not "deal of the century"! Would you feel better if he had said "Fender-style bar bass for sale"? Which is what it is. It's simple. If it has a reasonable tone, and the neck feels reasonably good to play, and it doesn't look too bad at a distance (in stage lighting), it's a reasonable bar bass. If it doesn't do all of those things then it's an over-priced project parts bass.

    You are asking the wrong questions about this bass.
  10. xUptheIronsx

    xUptheIronsx Conform or Be Cast Out....

    Feb 6, 2010
    C-ville, Col, Ohio
    the decal is pretty bad...it would just need to say "Fernder" to put it over the top...
  11. Ezmar


    Jul 8, 2010
    Looks REALLY light, though. Look at that one picture, it's literally FLOATING OUT SIDEWAYS. That's worth $200 in my book
  12. Corevalay

    Corevalay Supporting Member

    Sep 10, 2009
    New Jersey
    I always think to myself, What if the person selling it was the one who got tricked and really has no idea it is a fake. THAT's got to suck as well!
  13. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 29, 2008
    I convert 4 string Rickenbackers to 5 string basses.
    Looks fake to me.
  14. Rockin Mike

    Rockin Mike

    May 27, 2011
    What is it about the decal that looks wrong?
  15. meatwad


    Apr 9, 2008
    Smallville, USA
    everything. wrong decal on the wrong bass, in the wrong place.
  16. Turock

    Turock Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2000
    Of course it's real. If you had read any of the "decal" threads, you would know that if a person puts on a Fender decal, he will never sell it; and if somehow he does sell, he will always disclose to the buyer that it is not really a Fender.
  17. Rockin Mike

    Rockin Mike

    May 27, 2011
    Specifics? My untrained eye only sees a decal that says "Fender Precision Bass" on a Fender-shaped headstock attached to a P-bass shaped body with a split pickup.
  18. Huge

    Huge Hell is full of musical amateurs. Like me.

    Dec 2, 2005
  19. Jools4001

    Jools4001 Supporting Member

    The ad has a link to click if you suspect the listing...did no-one do that yet? Or was it lost in the rush to be indignant on TB?

    BTW....the link doesn't like us Limey's reporting in
  20. rimbaud

    rimbaud Banned

    Nov 17, 2011
    The guy says on another one of his ads ("more ads by seller" --> http://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=218&ad=22818318&cat=&lpid=&search= ) that he used to customize guitars and basses, you can even see Strats-like with decals and some without decals...

    Just tell him to say in his ad that it's an old P-like he customized many years ago and all will be fine... I guess