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So I picked up this crazy looking thing today for next to nothing

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by MattB88, Oct 7, 2017.


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  1. MattB88

    MattB88 Supporting Member

    Sep 11, 2016
    Nashville
    It’s a Japanese Squier Bullet made in ‘84. The best squier’s ever made. Better than some American models today in my opinion. It’s been modified with a 70’s Fender Tele bass humbucker and a Leo Quan BAII bridge. I don’t know who did the funky finish but it seems like it has a good story behind it lol. It needed a great cleaning and setup but it cleaned up nice. Picked it up for 75 bucks!

    A171A0C9-062D-489C-BA6F-70AB45F9BEEC. 9C6AE63C-0C4D-4961-893F-FB2DA1917806. D9BCB79A-CB43-4205-8DB3-7B3A6E4BE734.
     
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  2. Eric ER

    Eric ER

    Mar 22, 2015
    Seattle, wa
    Previous: Dusty Strings harp/dulcimer building
    That’s awesome. The pickup alone is worth 3x that. The paint is cool in a picture, does it look that good in person?
     
  3. MattB88

    MattB88 Supporting Member

    Sep 11, 2016
    Nashville
    I know. I couldn’t believe I got it so cheap. Yes it is. These were just quick unedited pictures I just took real quick.
     
  4. Buzz E

    Buzz E Supporting Member

    Sep 25, 2014
    San Francisco, CA
    I want one!
     
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  5. Eric ER

    Eric ER

    Mar 22, 2015
    Seattle, wa
    Previous: Dusty Strings harp/dulcimer building

    Awesome, the paint is one of those things I wouldn’t do myself but would appreciate on a find like this. It just adds to the character of the bass.
     
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  6. tat2clod

    tat2clod

    Nov 19, 2011
    Bloomington IN
    Cool score on the cheap.
     
  7. MattB88

    MattB88 Supporting Member

    Sep 11, 2016
    Nashville
    I totally agree. Especially at the price point.
     
  8. Oren Hudson

    Oren Hudson

    Dec 25, 2007
    Gastonia, NC
    Very nice buy. Agree with Eric ER on the paint.
     
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  9. Looks like a homebrew Billy Sheehan
     
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  10. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    I would rock the snot out of that as is.

    Great score.
     
  11. MattB88

    MattB88 Supporting Member

    Sep 11, 2016
    Nashville
    I plan on it
     
  12. Kukulkan61

    Kukulkan61 Supporting Member

    Feb 8, 2011
    Northern Arizona
    Cool!!! I'll give you 100 bucks for it....
     
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  13. Kukulkan61

    Kukulkan61 Supporting Member

    Feb 8, 2011
    Northern Arizona
    So technically you bought a Badd Ass bridge with a Bass attached to it...:woot:
     
  14. MattB88

    MattB88 Supporting Member

    Sep 11, 2016
    Nashville
    Haha basically man!
     
  15. That is so cool. As mentioned above, I'd never be game enough to do a paint job like that but I'd definitely buy it at that price and rock it!
     
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  16. mc900ftj

    mc900ftj

    Jan 21, 2014
    Nice! So I assume her name is "Carmelita"?
     
  17. Buzz E

    Buzz E Supporting Member

    Sep 25, 2014
    San Francisco, CA
    Was that a pawnshop find?
     
  18. D M C

    D M C Oh good god, this again? Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2015
    North America, Earth
    On the threshold of a verge on the brink.
    I love it. Nice find.
     
  19. Dabndug

    Dabndug

    Sep 27, 2017
    Somewhere in Oz
    Wow - those basses have great necks and were astonishingly well made for the price point. The mods are pretty tasteful compared to one I have seen with a body refin in astroturf! Rock on!
     
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  20. MattB88

    MattB88 Supporting Member

    Sep 11, 2016
    Nashville
    So it would appear. I don’t know the story behind but would love to find out.
     
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