Should I

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by bryan bailey, Jun 26, 2003.

Should I buy it?

Poll closed Jul 26, 2003.
  1. Yes you idiot!

    17 vote(s)
  2. No, too pricey, not worth it

    4 vote(s)
  1. A friend of mine, Graham(redbassman86) has made a fretless J bass from warmoth parts. It consists of a J body, rock maple 2 color sunburst, flamed maple neck, ebony fretboard sawdosky hum J's and some other good stuff. he has offered 700 for it. Should I buy it?

    Edit:It has an original Badass bridge
  2. Ben Mishler

    Ben Mishler

    Jan 22, 2003
    San Jose
    If you think the bass is playable and it sounds good to you, I would go for it.
  3. if you play it and really like it then sure. with the list of stuff you said it has it sounds like that is about what he paid to make it so he is offering you a fair deal.
  4. hateater

    hateater snatch canadian cream

    May 4, 2001
    Eugene, OR
    ...I am fairly sure that it cost a bit more than $700
  5. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    How can it have an 'original' bridge, if it is just made up from parts? :confused:

    It's impossible to say whether it's a good deal without trying the bass - it could have huge faults in construction and be a write-off!
  6. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    I think he means a BadAss I, the big bulky bridge as opposed to the slimmer BA II. But I could be wrong.
  7. DanGouge


    May 25, 2000
    Have you played it? Do you like how it sounds/feels etc? Do you like it more than having $700 to kick around? Is there another bass for the same price or less that you would like at least as much?

    Answer these questions and you'll know what to do...
  8. I meant to say a badass 1 bridge, not the 2
  9. I've yet to play it because he hasn't gotten the bridge or the pup's yet. But I have been told it looks friggin' crazy. So I'll let you know when it is finished, and yes I plan on playing it a lot before I put any money on it. As for the payment is I put 250 down, then surrender my paycheck's to him for about a month.
  10. BoiNtC


    Nov 25, 2002
    NYC, USA
    If it was me, I'd depend on... How it looks like, how it was built, how it sounds like etc. etc.
  11. geezer316


    Jan 26, 2003
    250.00$$ down,then 4 paychecks.sounds a bit out of your disrespect to you or your field of work,it just seems alot to spend on a bass.i dont mean this bass per-say,i mean on any sounds like you will put yourself out of some important money is all i mean.if i spent a months income on a bass,well lets say i would be missing a couple of "my friends":eek: (if you get my point)via my girlfriend.but then again i WOULD'NT spend 4000.00$ on a be honest i dont think i would spend more than 600.00-700.00$ no matter what on a bass:( .my teacher gave me a rule of thumb on buying a bass,"1 weeks pay if your just a weekend jammer type or begginer,2 weeks pay if your really into it(advanced).its not etched in stone,but i like the rule.(it keeps my old lady off my back):D
  12. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    Boy, I'd hate to hear your teacher's rule of thumb for buying a house. "One month's pay if it's your first house, but two month's pay if you REALLY want to live there." Using up a month's pay for a sixteen year-old ain't gonna kill anyone. You only live once, so buy what you want.
  13. I am still unsure of the purchase, but first off, it's not even done being built, second, I don't plan on dropping any money on it untill I know it is really worth the $700. But the hard part will be how I break it to my parents that I am almost dropping a grand on a bass. And for you who must know, I am just a dishwasher that makes 100 a week
  14. so very true...

    I'm looking at a custom bass around $1300 of which I'll split with my father(600/700).
    A weeks pay depends on who you're talking to.
    a weeks pay for me is like $200 dollars. Now if I went by the "rule of thumb" I wouldn't even have my 'ol Cort Action...
    Enjoy yourself, try out the bass, and buy it if you like.
  15. geezer316


    Jan 26, 2003
    a house and a bass are'nt even in the same ballfield.i gave my opinion,you gave your 2 cents about my opinion,and then your opinion about the question in hand.i'd hate to see your house,your basses case is probably nicer;) PRIORITIES MY FICKLE FRIEND.:cool: at 16 i did alot of things i wish i did'nt have,wasting money is numero uno.:D
  16. heres what i dont get, your friend is spending all this money to make this bass...but hes selling it before he gets it??~?? whatt...this doesent make he just..buying it for fun...then selling it to you??~?? lol

    - w00t
  17. Well before he met his destiny with a 1980 G&L, he had decidied to make it anyways, and by the time he foud it(G&L) he had already order the body, neck, and some other crap. Anyways, he is trying to start as a luthier some time in the future, and building basses out of warmoth parts is a damn good start. So cut him so slack.