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New sports car, or old bass guitar?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by thumpybumper, Oct 29, 2009.

  1. thumpybumper


    Dec 5, 2008
  2. RickenBoogie


    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    Or,.....15 brand new Ric's, of various types. No thanks. Seen stuff like that at guitar shows. What a waste of money.
  3. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY

    Well one thing is for sure. Id rather spend my money on a few Vintage basses then any automobile. You are for sure flushing your money down the toilet with a car. Ive bought and sold many vintage Fenders. Made money on EVERY one of them

  4. J. Crawford

    J. Crawford

    Feb 15, 2008
    What Bikeplate said.

    Plus, I usually need a truck, or something bigger, to get my gear around. A Ferrari, Mercedes (Sports car, of course!), or Lambo would have a tough time.
  5. Honestly, I'd take a car. A practical car, like a Honda or something. My Squier Affinity Jazz Bass V does the job for me.
  6. your idol

    your idol

    Oct 13, 2008
    Murfreesboro TN
    lets not forget the $75,000 Gold 1964 Fender Jazz Bass virtually unplayed that pops up on ebay every now and then..i could have 2 brand new loaded dodge rams for that
  7. LBronson


    Dec 31, 2008
    I think investing in vintage guitars or cars is a tricky thing fo a player. If you own either you cant use it the way you want or risk loosing the investment. If you owned a vintage bass worth more the 20 grand would you play it? If so what happens to it. Owning a classic car is the same. I know I would have a hard time with that, thats why I buy with the intent of using it. Leave the collectors to preserve the past.
  8. michael_atw


    Feb 28, 2009
    Jamestown, NY
    Actually, it's not "selling". It has no bids. "Listed" is the proper term. "Selling" would imply that there's someone dumb enough to buy it.:bag:
  9. your idol

    your idol

    Oct 13, 2008
    Murfreesboro TN
    i stand corrected.. thank you kind sir for pointing that out:D
  10. FunkMetalBass


    Aug 5, 2005
    Phoenix, Arizona 85029
    Endorsing Artist: J.C. Basses
  11. RicoDirenzo


    Apr 3, 2009
    Chico, CA
  12. mikeswals

    mikeswals Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2002
    Seattle / Tacoma
    Well, I wouldn't buy any new sports car as an investment, they always drop like rock. 60's muscle cars, differen't story. If I had 30g's, I'd go buy a big block 67-68 fastback.
    Me and my old roomate used to restore Mustangs throughout the 90's. He had a '66 Shelby GT350, bought for 20k in '92, kept for 7yrs and sold for 42k. Today we couldn't touch that car for 90k.

    People that can afford those vintage instruments, different mentallity, and they usually own more than one. Plenty of pros play vintage...look at Guy Pratt and his stack knob Jazz he plays all the time, or the rest of his collection.
  13. One of the most in demand bass players in the San Francisco metro area drives a Ferarri to the gig all the time. No big deal... and play's a very cool vintage Fender bass for his Electric type gigs and schleps his rig in his Ferrari......

    how cool is that..???? can you say neo ..micro rig......... Walter Woods.. Etc.... and of course... his Upright is usually allready at the gig...

    can you say gig envy...???

    peace Capt Kirk :hyper:
  14. I would spend the money on the Ferrari, but come on that thing isn't even a p bass.
  15. Buzz Fluhart

    Buzz Fluhart

    Jan 10, 2008
    $350.00 SHIPPING ???? It's either being shipped in a concrete crate, or else has a hellova lot of insurance on it !! I have the money for it right now, but am being VERY cautious, as not to fall for some kind of scam and get ripped off; so, I am investing the money in a Fantastic deal on some oceanfront property in Kansas a realtor is selling dirt cheap !! $29,800.00 for a bass?? Ha Ha...I showed him !! :cool:
  16. Aspidites


    Oct 20, 2009
    Berkeley CA
    I would spend the money on a few select pairs of Boas and Pythons, make my money back many times over in a few years.
  17. cripula


    Dec 20, 2006
    You bet I would. It's still a tool, and if I dropped 20 large on it it's probably a REALLY REALLY GOOD tool :D
  18. i like how in the listing it states that the bass was "Tested using a very early MESA BOOGIE amp"
  19. michael_atw


    Feb 28, 2009
    Jamestown, NY

    Well that makes it worth $30K!! And I wish he'd say someone famous tested it, like: "Beethoven tested it and thought the tone was PHENOMENAL!"

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