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This has gotta be a scam.......right?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Foamy, Aug 14, 2007.

  1. smperry

    smperry Administrator Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Bay Area, CA
    Not necessarily...I've seen a couple a cheap JP-90s in the Bay Area. They're not as desirable (pricewise) as normal jazz basses.

  2. momo


    Oct 22, 2005
    Huntington Beach, CA
    Doesn't look all that odd. Not a well known model, and times are tough for some. Contact him and see what it is all about.
  3. bnutz


    Mar 27, 2007
    Los Angeles

    Who knows how much the seller knows about instruments. A friend's parents were about to sell a '56 Gretsch champagne Sparkle Jet for $500 before they asked me about it.

    I'd do some research on the model and check it out.

    Good luck.
  4. bongomania

    bongomania Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    Go play it. If it feels and sounds good, it's worth $300.
  5. Baird6869

    Baird6869 RIP Gord Downey. A True Canadian Icon.

    They usually sell on eBay for $300-$400 tops unless the buyer doesn't realize what it is. It is MIA, but the JP-90 was the Highway 1 (pricewise) of their time.

    I believe they were made to compete with Ibanez, Aria Pro and the other fairly inexpensive basses of that time.
  6. bluestarbass


    Jul 31, 2007
    Yea def not a scam, thats about what that bass is worth. Just cuz its not worth much doesnt mean its not a cool bass. You see all these destroyed les pauls that people put whammy bars on in the 80s cuz les pauls werent very cool then, now theyre kicking themselves. A bass, or any musical instruments, collectablity has alot to do with its popularity at the time. A few years ago you couldnt give away anything post cbs fender, now they go for a grand plus.
  7. funkybassplayer

    funkybassplayer Commercial User

    Sep 16, 2003
    Longview, TX
    Nordstrand Audio
    not a scam. I luthier friend of mine just picked one up for his dad not that long ago. it's a fun little bass.
  8. DeanT

    DeanT Send lawyers, guns and money...

    The JP-90s don't have a very good reputation compared to other Fenders. So it's most likely legit.
  9. .:chuck:.


    Jan 28, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    yeah, i've seen MUCH cheaper JP-90's on the LA craigslist... around $200 with a case!
  10. Foamy


    Jun 26, 2006
    Sac Area
    OK, folks, thanks!
  11. RobertUI

    RobertUI Thumper Supporting Member

    Apr 7, 2005
    Herndon, VA - NoVa
    FWIW I got my JP-90 (since then I've sold it) for $125 on the Wash. DC Craigslist . It WAS in bad condition, but $300 seems about what they should be asking. It's a KILLLLLLER bass for the money, by far one of the fastest Fender necks I've ever played. I added a BAII and it improved greatly due to the fact that it's a very lightweight body.

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