I could never afford this...but..worth it?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Laurie Bass, Dec 30, 2014.

  1. The big pickguard gaps around the P pups and the "unusual" cover around the Jazz pup looks, um... less than elegant to me.
  2. FunkHead

    FunkHead Supporting Member

    Mar 10, 2007
    It's a parts bass. You can build one yourself for a lot less.
  3. Shovel


    Jun 4, 2013
    If someone'll pay $3000 it's worth $3000.
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  4. " International book value on this bass is $7795.00"

  5. Doctor J

    Doctor J

    Dec 23, 2005
    3k doesn't get you a truss rod centered in the neck? No thank you, ma'am.
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  6. scourgeofgod


    Aug 17, 2006
    The bridge pickup is a single coil p pickup and as thus the pole pieces are misaligned, the guard around it is no doubt to cover up some less than stellar routing. I think the one at fault is whoever put this thing together and/or modded it, I've seen parts from this company before and they look to be high quality, I came close to buying a bridge from them at one point.
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2014
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  7. jd56hawk


    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    I can think of several Fenders, Laklands, Carvins, etc. that I'd buy instead. For instance this Fender Hot Rod

    Or this California Custom Shop Schecter

    Both on ebay for 1/3 the price.

    By the way, that Texas Customs bass is on reverb.com It's $2,750...make offer.
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2014
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  8. Baird6869

    Baird6869 Supporting Member

    It does have a "Collector's Edition" plate on the headstock, so it must be legit.;)
  9. wvbass

    wvbass Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2004
    West Virginia
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  10. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    I'd buy that for a dollar!
  11. Bob-I


    Sep 12, 2014
    Am I the only one who just doesn't get it? Why is a chunk of wood with strings worth $3000?

    I fully understand quality of the wood, setup and aall the subtleties required to build a quality instrument, but these prices are just silly money.
  12. JIO

    JIO Be seeing you. Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 30, 2010
    The Mission SF/CA
    musician/artist/owner - Gildaxe
    Yes, the P pu flange cutouts are way off and very obviously so - devils in the details when you start asking that sort of price. Considering they used a single-coil in the bridge position, they sort of had to do a surround to allow the side screw height adjusters. Functionally sound but not the most graceful aesthetic touch.
  13. wvbass

    wvbass Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2004
    West Virginia
  14. brianrost

    brianrost Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2000
    Boston, Taxachusetts
    You can buy a brand new one here for $3700.
  15. .

    Nah man. That's a "Jazz" pup. The ad says so... ;)
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  16. lfmn16

    lfmn16 Inactive

    Sep 21, 2011
    charles town, wv
    As awful as this bass is, the answer is always the same to these weekly, "Is [fill in the blank] worth it?" An item is worth exactly as much as someone will pay for it; no more, no less. No one else can answer the question "Is it worth it to you."
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  17. gln1955

    gln1955 Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2014
    Ohio, USA
    Some of the basses on their site look nice. This one, not so much. There's nothing there that says $3,000 to me.
  18. Fxpmusic


    Jul 5, 2013
    The ripoff fender logo alone screams RUN
  19. AltGrendel

    AltGrendel Squire Jag SS fan. Supporting Member

    May 21, 2009
    Mid-Atlantic USA.
    Only the Mothman would be worth that , and it'd be a steal at that price.