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Lakland jerry scheff in NYC

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by starcycle, Apr 16, 2009.


  1. starcycle

    starcycle

    Sep 23, 2006
    there is a lakland jerry scheff model here at sam ash in nyc. (i am on vacation here). the serial number ends in 040. bass has lipstick pick-ups, blue in color, a TON of dust, and a price tag of $789.

    should i try to get a deal in this bass?
    it plays good, but would need some TLC.....
     
  2. Mr Matt

    Mr Matt

    Jan 18, 2005
    Washington State
    You should buy it & ship it to me immediately! :D

    Seriously, I'd pick it up & if you don't end up likin it, please DO get a hold of me! :hyper:
     
  3. mattygbass

    mattygbass Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2008
    Stafford Springs, CT
    absolutely buy that bass, scheffs are great and unique basses, that have stupidly IMO been discontinued. the blue is even more rare.
     
  4. starcycle

    starcycle

    Sep 23, 2006
    i'll see what i can do tomorrow.
     
  5. starcycle

    starcycle

    Sep 23, 2006
    any idea when the bass was made?
    i'm gonna try to cut a deal this weekend.
     
  6. mattygbass

    mattygbass Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2008
    Stafford Springs, CT
    first 2 numbers of serial # are the year 2nd 2 # are the month
     
  7. GeneralElectric

    GeneralElectric

    Dec 26, 2007
    NY, NY
    You're going to race me to that bass starcycle. I arrive back in NYC Friday morning.

    Mwahahaha

    May the best man win. :)
     
  8. If this is a US made Jerry Scheff, then absolutely buy it! They are listed at around $4k, and I bought a used one from a TB'er last summer for around $2k. Phatastic bass. Unique sound. Incredible old style tones with flats.
     
  9. mattygbass

    mattygbass Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2008
    Stafford Springs, CT
    this is exactly why you never say which store the bass is at.

    good luck my friend, i was tempted myself.

    good thing for you, im broke.
     
  10. starcycle

    starcycle

    Sep 23, 2006
    hey if i don't get it i'm just glad i could help it find a good home. it is a 'skyline' - if it was a usa built i'd already own it!!
     
  11. GeneralElectric

    GeneralElectric

    Dec 26, 2007
    NY, NY
    Went to GC and it wasn't there. Someone beat me to it. :meh:
     
  12. He said it was at a Sam Ash not a GC.

    That's a good price for that bass and the blue color was discontinued after the first year so it is not a common find at all.
     
  13. emblymouse

    emblymouse Supporting Member

    Jan 22, 2006
    W'Sconsin
    Lakland Artist Endorser
    I've only seen one other Scheff in blue. A rare form of an extinct species.
     

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  14. A 3rd pickup. Interesting.
     
  15. Mr Matt

    Mr Matt

    Jan 18, 2005
    Washington State
    5 string to boot!
     
  16. Great mod there. I've had two Scheffs, while nice basses, I always felt they needed a 3rd pup to be their best.

    Never saw a blue one either. Really dug the silver...

    f51a17f4.
     
  17. starcycle

    starcycle

    Sep 23, 2006
    well it's still at SAM ASH. they wouldn't drop much at all - about $50 bucks was all. they gave me an out the door price (on a friday @ 6pm!) of $821.tax included.
    while the vibe of this thread seems to be 'buy it' - i just can't pull the trigger. it needs some TLC, volume pot is shot, neck needs a tweak etc....and while those aren't such big things - i'd have to buy a gig bag and deal with getting it back to LA, either on the plane as carry on, or shipping it home. so that adds some cash to the deal.
    if you go - it's in the back of the store kinda buried behind soewm other basses.
    and people wonder why music stores are going under.....

    good luck to whoever gets it.
     
  18. GeneralElectric

    GeneralElectric

    Dec 26, 2007
    NY, NY
    Well now I feel dumb :p
     
  19. RumbleBeeAL

    RumbleBeeAL

    Jun 8, 2009
    Mobile, AL
    How about a Trans Blue?
     

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