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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
    Endorsing Artist: Martin Keith Guitars
    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.

    Marshall
     
  2. momo

    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

    bnutz

    Mar 27, 2007
    Los Angeles
    +1

    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.
    -b
     
  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. Supporting Member

    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

    bluestarbass

    Jul 31, 2007
    Indianapolis
    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:.

    .: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

    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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