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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Marley's Ghost, Sep 21, 2008.
Odd thing is? The fingerboard looks fine, how'd that escape?
Edward Scissorhands old bass maybe?
poor attempt at humor... sorry
Those aren't cuts. That bass has been rammed head first into something and then the owner has grabbed it by the neck and smashed both edges of the body against something....like you would with a wood axe....sometimes when i get hum i feel like doing that with my Monty
If they're not cuts, then the guy smashed it into a running circular saw or something similar. Anything less than a very sharp object would not leave such sharp, angled cuts. And the headstock's damage is way too linear to be much else.
I think we need to bring in the TB forensics team. to analyze the evidence and determine if a crime was committed.
Someone should throw that seller an offer...I'm not a lefty though.
You know, tragic as it is, it would be a fun bass for a talented individual to sand down and restore, right? Of course the shape would be different, but like the seller said, nothing is going to [really] affect the playability of it - the vital aspects are still in tact.
No, I am not a forensic scientist, but I did stay in a Holiday Inn last night.
Bondo can fix holes in cars... why not on basses?
Slap that RIC full of cheeze and off you go! Good as new!
P.S. Anyone that pay $600 for that thing is nuts IMO. $300 or maybe a bit more I can see, but $600 is too high.
Yeah, THAT would be easy to do.
I can imagine me trying to do a rebuild like that. That crappy RIC would be flying out a window within 5 minutes.
The thread is amazing but an unrealistic possibility IMO for anyone expect a luthier or someone with lots of woodworking competency (and patience!).
I think it must of been done by an "emo"
It'd probably be good for doing session work... but you'd put it back in it's case as soon as possible once your done!
Wow yea, I say we all pitch in a few bucks and get this thing over to Kahuna so he can fix it for us!
That is just unbelievable.
Someone has had some serious drugs to do that.
If I was offered that on the street for £50 I'd turn it down flat.
It's impossible to look at and I don't need the parts..
it may have been immoral...
but i think it looks baddass
definitely the king of a punk rock arsenal imo
not saying it was worth doing or that i would ever do it to a bass
Well, I see someone has taken the plunge on a bid (low feedback tho').
This one will be fun to watch.
As I said before, this bass will go for $$$. Lefty Ricks are hard to find. Rickenbacker has stopped taking orders on lefties. A new lefty 4003 sold for $3K last month.
This bass was not cut purposefully. It was obviously slammed into something. Looks like someone attempted to be Pete Townsend. It is were just missing pieces of wood, I would probably bid around $1K, but this guitar was not just cut. The structural integrity is probably compromised from the blow it took.
Pete Townsend maneuvers dent or demolish. Not knock chunks out across grain.