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That's it. I'm in love

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by millsbass5, Dec 3, 2013.

  1. bassbenj


    Aug 11, 2009
    Wow, I'm no fan of relics but this is the real deal. Wow!

    But, um, ahem, I'd suggest you at least glance at the price to put your world in perspective...

  2. drummer5359

    drummer5359 Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 10, 2011
    Pittsburgh PA USA
    That is mojo-licious!

    I have a bass that is only seven years newer and has played a lot of gigs and it isn't a tenth as "lived in". I can't imagine the life that bass had to live to look like that.
  3. Exploiter8

    Exploiter8 Demons run when a good man goes to war

    Jan 18, 2010
    Commercial FREE!
    I'm in love too, but they're all virgins and plan on staying that way!

  4. jim777

    jim777 Tarantula Lobbyist

    Aug 7, 2006
    South Jersey
  5. cstar


    Dec 21, 2011
    I love it except the decal by the arm contour
  6. selowitch


    Aug 6, 2005
    Rockville MD

    I think the presence of the decal drops the value of the bass significantly. It's probably very hard to remove without further damaging the finish. Kind of an idiotic thing for someone to have done.
  7. If she was a great player, I'd snatch it up even if it were a tad high :D. I haven't let things such as finances stop me before. Although it hurts like hell to even mention it......
  8. Lee Moses

    Lee Moses

    Apr 2, 2013
    I still can't wrap my head around how much old Fenders are going for these days.
  9. Wow. Really? I think that's a VERY BIG part of it's actual character! I mean, who wouldn' like a Betty Boop-crossed-with-Marilyn Monroe-type sticker!? It'd definitely stay on if I were the owner. Hell, I'd probably put some type of protection over it, original factory finish be damned.
  10. Agreed. But, there are some out there that'll change your perception of that price tag. Not all, but some.
  11. HaMMerHeD


    May 20, 2005
    Norman, OK, USA
    Seems like a person could get tetanus just looking at that filthy thing.
  12. hover


    Oct 4, 2008
    (purely speculating here)...Yeah man, I mean the guy who owned it prior may have put that decal on 30+ years ago, gigging it every day with it because he loved it there...never once thinkin about resale value on the insane vintage bass market before you know, died or something...what an idiot.
  13. Webtroll

    Webtroll Rolling for initiative

    Apr 23, 2006
    Austin, TX
    "The decal of the pinup girl is obviously not original but it has been on there a long time."

    Yeah, moron didn't realize that decades later he was going to sell it. What a moran!

    dang hover beat me to it
  14. C'mon!! Where's your sense of adventure? These type of basses are akin to having an amazing one night stand with freaky chick.
  15. selowitch


    Aug 6, 2005
    Rockville MD
    hover and Webtroll, you could be right but on the other hand it might have indeed been done mindlessly. We don't really know.
  16. esa372

    esa372 Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2010
    Los Angeles, CA
    What does Jesus have to do with an old bass on e-Bay?

  17. ctmullins

    ctmullins fueled by beer and coconut Supporting Member

    Apr 18, 2008
    MS Gulf Coast
    I'm highly opinionated and extremely self-assured
    Just to offer a dissenting opinion: I am having a hard time believing that anybody would find that Jazz the least bit tempting. In my ever-so-humble-and-likely-unpopular opinion, it's a badly neglected and misused example of a pedestrian and utilitarian instrument.

    Even though this post shall carry a hearty and friendly :D, let the flaming begin. :)
  18. The real question for the OP is, will this be a requited or unrequited love?