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So where were you slackers?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Brad Johnson, Oct 16, 2002.


  1. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
  2. Brendan

    Brendan

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Uh...I may be uneducated, but is that horribly overblown, or a deal? I'm not up on vintage Fender prices...
     
  3. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    No comment;)
     
  4. Starrchild

    Starrchild

    Nov 10, 2000
    The Bay.
    It must be nice to be able to kick down $10k for a
    bass.:)
     
  5. Limo

    Limo

    Sep 22, 2002
    Reykjavik Iceland
    $10.000 for a piece of old and moldy wood, Vanity Fair cover story:D
     
  6. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY
    Hi!

    Thought I'd give it a shot. You only live once and I love jazz basses.

    Rob
     
  7. rickreyn

    rickreyn

    Jun 16, 2000
    Lutz, Florida
    No bass, especially an old Fender, is worth $10,000 IMO. :D
     
  8. Turock

    Turock Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2000
    Melnibone
    Sure, it's worth > $10,000, because it is a Fender. In the years to come it will be worth even more.
     
  9. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY
    Hi!

    That's what I was thinkin'

    Rob
     
  10. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    The money I've put into basses has beat the heck out of the money I've dumped into my 401(k).

    I can get a 200% profit by selling my 78 Jazz... and that's just a 1978 Jazz.

    I'm keeping it of course;)
     
  11. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    10 years ago, people would have said the same thing about the relative high end price for a '62 Jazz. They've gone up since then.

    Investments you can play. Try that with a T bill:D
     
  12. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY
    Hi!

    Yea. I was going to sell my '67 Jazz if I was able to get this one. I'm probably 200% up on that one like you are. :D

    Rob
     
  13. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    And some people think we're crazy;)


    Well okay, maybe I am...


    BTW I bought my 68 Jazz way back when for $125.
     
  14. Limo

    Limo

    Sep 22, 2002
    Reykjavik Iceland
    In all do respect why is rareity so valuable as SMASH pointed out these basses were considered crap and now because they are rare they are valuable, so if Rogue basses were made in the 60's they would be valuable now?? Why be a bass player and buy a bass that you don't think sound good??????:confused:
     
  15. FunkyDom

    FunkyDom

    Aug 31, 2002
    The most I've ever seen a vintage jazz go for is $3000 tops! I'm sittin of a '73 jazz now, of course I'd never sell it, but whew! thats a lot of money...

    P.S. When is the pre CBS time? When did CBS buy fender? 70s?
     
  16. Limo

    Limo

    Sep 22, 2002
    Reykjavik Iceland
    WITH all do respect not IN all do respect, I'm Icelandic I'm not very bright etc........;)
     
  17. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY
    Hi!

    They weren't bad basses at all. My old jazz sounds awesome and still has a great punch to it. Jazz basses weren't as mass produced initially like the precision and most players prefer the slim neck and tone over the last decade. Just look at values of a '65 jazz compared to a '65 precision. Also, what other company made a good electric bass back then? For the most part, no company did. I'd compare them to old Topps baseball cards. They were the only game in town. No competition

    Rob
     
  18. Turock

    Turock Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2000
    Melnibone
    January 5th, 1965 is when CBS took over.
     
  19. Limo

    Limo

    Sep 22, 2002
    Reykjavik Iceland
    Good point but is it really $10.000 worth???
     
  20. Turock

    Turock Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2000
    Melnibone
    Evidently, someone just paid over $10,000 for that one, and several other people were bidding close to that.