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Kijiji Fender P-Bass Sale: Is this a scam?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Gyoon, Dec 21, 2016.


  1. Gyoon

    Gyoon

    Nov 12, 2004
    Toronto, Ontario
    Fender Precision Bass | guitars | City of Toronto | Kijiji

    For sale is this posted bass that was "found" in a locker. Selling it for $450 Canadian, which is a great value in these parts, even for a Mexican made bass. Poster seems to be repping that this is a US made bass, but I have never heard of the USA stamp on the back of the headstock.

    Just wanted to see the opinions out there about this.
     
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    That don't look right to me.
     
  3. Jim Carr

    Jim Carr Dr. Jim Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2006
    Denton, TX or Kailua, HI
    fEARful Kool-Aid dispensing liberal academic card-carrying union member Musicians Local 72-147
    Lousy pics, but looks fake.
     
  4. Ghastly

    Ghastly

    Oct 18, 2015
    Mill Valley
    I was thinking "maybe" until I saw the USA stamp on the back. Definitely faked. The seller is playing dumb so he doesn't have to lie. ...Run Run Run...
     
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  5. Gyoon

    Gyoon

    Nov 12, 2004
    Toronto, Ontario
    I have a few days off work, I want to meet this guy ot see it in person. I'll report back if I'm able to meet with him.
     
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  6. BassFishingInAmerica

    BassFishingInAmerica

    Jul 24, 2014
    Fake logo on a $70 bass.
     
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  7. Flaked Beans

    Flaked Beans

    Sep 9, 2005
    NYC
    FAKE!

    Firewood.
     
  8. LowEndOperative

    LowEndOperative ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ Supporting Member

    Oct 8, 2013
    Michigan
    Tuning shafts are "unusually small" for a Fender.
     
  9. theduke1

    theduke1 Supporting Member

    Dec 22, 2010
    Manitowoc WI
    I am no Fender anything and the head stock looks so wrong to me.
    Run Forest RUN!
    Duke
     
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  10. Found in a storage locker eh? Maybe it's hot...
     
  11. Zooberwerx

    Zooberwerx Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2002
    Virginia Beach, VA
    So fake it's not even funny...but I'm laughing anyway.

    Riis
     
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  12. Yes. Completely legit. Formerly owned by Jaco. I would pay 10 times what he's axing.
     
  13. deeptubes

    deeptubes

    Feb 21, 2011
    Virginia Beach
    Aww, c'mon guys! It says USA on the back!
     
  14. 4-fingers

    4-fingers

    Nov 22, 2015
    Ontario Canada
    There's been a dude selling fender precision clones with the waterslide decal quite frequently on this site. His ads were vague but he came clean when asked directly about it. The address isn't the same iirc. Beware!
     
  15. Wfrance3

    Wfrance3 Supporting Member

    May 29, 2014
    Tulsa, OK
    Gets some stickers and you too can have a USA p-bass.
     
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  16. Rugmaster

    Rugmaster

    Dec 6, 2012
    HAHAHAHA!!! I saw this one too and was just gonna post about it!!
     
  17. Looks like an older Chinese Squier headstock to me. Judging by the shape.
     
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  18. moonshinegtrs

    moonshinegtrs Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 28, 2009
    White Bluff,Tn.
    Owner: Moonshine Custom Guitars
    I call Shenanigans.



    Moonshine :bassist:
     
  19. The truss rod access is in the wrong place.
     
  20. Gyoon

    Gyoon

    Nov 12, 2004
    Toronto, Ontario
    I'm having some trouble trying to figure out the exact series of instrument the seller is trying to represent here.

    What was the name of the recent Fender bass series (last five years or so) that went back to this 70's headstock logo?
     

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