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I just bought this bass on a whim....

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Dark Horse, Dec 16, 2011.


  1. Dark Horse

    Dark Horse

    Jul 31, 2008
    Austin, TX
  2. kraigo

    kraigo

    Jun 21, 2007
    Minneapolis, MN
    To be fair, it's technically a zero string right now.

    Good luck!

    KO
     
  3. bassinplace

    bassinplace

    Dec 1, 2008
    Looks nice. I always wondered how these were. Enjoy!
     
  4. Nice!

    What do you have in mind, as far as mods go?
     
  5. In any other hands, I would be concerned.

    But not yours Dark Horse. ;)

    Enjoy, and please show us how you turn it into a real player.
     
  6. Dark Horse

    Dark Horse

    Jul 31, 2008
    Austin, TX
    :)
     
  7. Anyone know what's up with the nut? It looks like it's missing a chunk where it would cradle the E string.
     
  8. Dark Horse

    Dark Horse

    Jul 31, 2008
    Austin, TX
  9. Dark Horse

    Dark Horse

    Jul 31, 2008
    Austin, TX
    Honestly, I haven't even bothered looking...I'd replace it anyway...

    ;)
     
  10. Dark Horse

    Dark Horse

    Jul 31, 2008
    Austin, TX
    :)

    I have a bit of free time in January, so maybe this will become a fun little makeover.
     
  11. kraigo

    kraigo

    Jun 21, 2007
    Minneapolis, MN
    I would probably have bought the bass too, if I'd come across it. It's a good deal, IMO. It should be a fun project. Another good reason for me to not shop too much.

    KO
     
  12. Dark Horse

    Dark Horse

    Jul 31, 2008
    Austin, TX
    Yeah, I agree. I usually see them closer to $200 or so...sometimes more. But you can still come across them for $100 sometimes. I passed on one in a pawn shop about 6 months ago for a little over $100, and I've often though "maybe I should have bought it"....so I guess this is my second chance. :)
     
  13. A 3TS Relic like a 76-78 Stingray?
     
  14. TRichardsbass

    TRichardsbass Banned Commercial User

    Jun 3, 2009
    Between Muscle Shoals and Nashville
    Bassgearu, Music Industry Consulting and Sales. Tech 21, NBE Corp, Sonosphere.
    Assuming there isn't anything that doesn't appear in the pix, like a super warped neck or huge crack, that's a great buy on a whim.
     
  15. Dark Horse

    Dark Horse

    Jul 31, 2008
    Austin, TX
    Might be a possibility. I'll just have to see how it feels when the bass arrives.... the basses kinda tell me what they want to be. Yes, that sounds crazy, and yes, it probably is !
     
  16. Dark Horse

    Dark Horse

    Jul 31, 2008
    Austin, TX
    Yeah - seems like it was probably just owned by someone who wanted to learn and never really did. Looks to be in pretty good shape. I bought it immediately when it showed up on Ebay, as I figured it would sell pretty fast...and I had a few extra $$$ in Paypal. Worst case is that I can probably get my $$$ back out of it...unless, like you mentioned, the neck is warped and a heat press won't straighten it out.
     

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