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Talk me out of buying this bass, please

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by pklima, Aug 10, 2012.


  1. pklima

    pklima Commercial User

    May 2, 2003
    Kraków, Polska
    Karoryfer Samples
    Please!

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    An archtop fretless that Vinny Colletti made in 2007. A TBer has this bass's nearly identical twin, had it up for sale in a feeler thread a few years ago. I inquired about it, but he decided to keep it.
     
  2. KalTM

    KalTM

    Mar 8, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI
    DUDE.. buy that bass
     
  3. ThudThudThud

    ThudThudThud

    Jun 4, 2010
    I got nothin'. :crying:

    Sorry. She's a beauty.

    ...maybe.....just maybe....those speed knobs could be in curly maple to match the scratchplate. Then it would be a work of art.
    Sorry. :D

    Pony up. GLWTP (good luck with the purchase).
     
  4. Ken J

    Ken J Hartford Hot Several Brass Band

    Aug 19, 2011
    Middlefield, CT
    Your on your own
     
  5. KeithPas

    KeithPas Supporting Member

    May 16, 2000
    Poulsbo,Wa
    Unless you only play death metal buy the bass!! On 2nd thought, buy it anyway!
     
  6. patplaysbass

    patplaysbass Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jul 7, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
    Soon-to-be-ex Musician's Friend/Guitar Center Employee
    How much?
     
  7. 66Atlas

    66Atlas

    May 19, 2012
    Only thing stopping me would be the price! I say go for it if you got the cash.
     
  8. pklima

    pklima Commercial User

    May 2, 2003
    Kraków, Polska
    Karoryfer Samples
    Yeah, that's the best argument so far. Vinny is asking $3250 plus shipping. Now, my DB cost more than that, and I got no problem playing it in cheap dive bars, but still...
     
  9. what if you got this one and sold one. so it's like it never happened..... :)
     
  10. funkingroovin

    funkingroovin Conquering A-D-D,and all the other notes as well!

    Apr 19, 2009
    Hawaii
    Let me know where it's for sale and I'll make your "problem" disappear!! :D
     
  11. mysteryclock

    mysteryclock Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2010
    Franklin, TN
    You should totally NOT buy that bass - unless it sounds anywhere near as good as it looks. If that's the case then start listing a kidney on eBay to fund it...
     
  12. etoncrow

    etoncrow (aka Greg Harman, the curmudgeon with a conundrum)

    Hollow body, nylon tapes, pup placement all spell "THUMP"...
    It has to sound great...
    But $3250 can buy a LOT of beer...or two Birdsongs
     
  13. pklima

    pklima Commercial User

    May 2, 2003
    Kraków, Polska
    Karoryfer Samples
    Seriously, if somebody snatches it I will be happy. Here:

    http://www.vinnycollettiguitars.com/On HandBass.html

    I emailed Vinny to ask about it, since the page is quite old, and he said he still has it and is willing to drop the price.
     
  14. Gorn

    Gorn

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    Don't hollowbodies with F-holes have feedback problems? Don't do it.
     
  15. Warning!!!!! If you buy it ,all life will cease to exists as we know it!!!!!!!!!! Sorry that is all I got!!!!

    All joking aside. Sounds like you've really wanted one of these for a while. If you can afford to get one and still be able to eat, pay rent/ house payment and the other more important things. Then I think ya should get it!!! If it is going to break ya financialy to get it then maybe it is not ment to be. Just my two cents worth. Good luck with your decision :)
     
  16. nickbass79

    nickbass79

    Nov 11, 2009
    North Carolina
    I won't do it! It's too nice not to buy
     
  17. ThudThudThud

    ThudThudThud

    Jun 4, 2010
    My luthier buddy (who made my custom acoustic guitar) once said to me, "We should make you a fretless archtop bass..."
    Now I've seen those pictures I get what he means.

    Doh!
     
  18. funkingroovin

    funkingroovin Conquering A-D-D,and all the other notes as well!

    Apr 19, 2009
    Hawaii
    Holy Crap! After looking at that link for ten minutes I need a smoke and a nap!:D
     
  19. IronLung1986

    IronLung1986

    May 19, 2010
    Exeter, NH
    talk you out of buying a bass?? you came to the wrong shop for that hahaha
     
  20. If I weren't busy emitting low moans, I'd advise you not to buy it.
     

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