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Is this a good deal?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by cfsporn, Aug 17, 2012.


  1. cfsporn

    cfsporn

    Aug 20, 2011
    New York City
  2. Bitterdale

    Bitterdale Natural Born Lurker

    Dec 4, 2010
    Ocala, FL
  3. jlepre

    jlepre

    Nov 12, 2007
    Parsippany, NJ
  4. scottbass

    scottbass Bass lines like a big, funky giant

    Jul 13, 2004
    Southern MN
    Highway 1's have been going for $500 - $550 in the TalkBass classifieds. If you want it, buy it. The bass in the link you posted already has a Mighty Mite neck, a BA bridge and a decent Fender pickup. How much more modding are you planning on?
     
  5. GM60466

    GM60466

    May 20, 2006
    Land of Lakland
    I'd pass
     
  6. cfsporn

    cfsporn

    Aug 20, 2011
    New York City
    I just offered $375. We'll see what happens.

    I plan on putting a second P pup in there with and making it active.
     
  7. Hopefully one of your planned mods is a paint job. That thing is so boring it only plays Pat Boone songs.
     
  8. fenderhutz

    fenderhutz Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2007
    Harpers Ferry WV
    Annnnnnnnnnd. Sig'ed.
     
  9. selowitch

    selowitch

    Aug 6, 2005
    Rockville MD
    I would buy it and sell the parts for a small profit, then roll that over into another purchase. The body alone would fetch $300.
     
  10. jlepre

    jlepre

    Nov 12, 2007
    Parsippany, NJ
    I kinda like the color. Very classic and understated, which is weird for me as I usually like flashy colored basses.
     
  11. cfsporn

    cfsporn

    Aug 20, 2011
    New York City
    I would probably strip it or just let the nitro finish slowly dissolve.

    He said he wouldn't go lower than 425. I think I can live without.
     
  12. jlepre

    jlepre

    Nov 12, 2007
    Parsippany, NJ
    $425 is a good deal. I would get it.
     
  13. MegaSwing

    MegaSwing Your Obedient Bassist® Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 26, 2002
    Baltimore, MD USA
    $425 makes a little more interesting. The best thing about it is definitely the body. The bridge is interesting if it is factory pre-slotted. The neck could be anything. The pickups are nice but not enough to swing a deal. You could definitely move the extra and keep what you like.
     
  14. That fact that I'm honored by that has revealed to me how little I've got going on. How sad.:bawl:

    I think $425 is a good deal. I'd definitely peruse the local thrift shops for a beige leisure suit and rock it.
     
  15. sj_bass

    sj_bass Supporting Member

    May 23, 2010
    Long Beach, CA
    Moody Leathers endorsed artist
    $425 is pretty much at the very top of the bass' value scale. The honey blonde is wafer-thin and wears quickly, and the most valuable part - the MIA neck - is MIA.

    Go back and wave 4 Franklins in his face and dare him not to take the deal.
     

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