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Vigier Passion II 1986 - thoughts?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Declan Embury, Mar 13, 2017.

  1. for sure

    29 vote(s)
  2. meh

    3 vote(s)
  3. no way

    6 vote(s)
  1. Declan Embury

    Declan Embury

    Apr 8, 2016
    Recently came across a vigier passion ii on craigslist for a little under $900. seems like a steal.

    Can I get some opinions on these basses? They look beutiful and everything ive read online makes them sound like beasts, but there is very few videos/information.

    its 1986 and all original, good condition $_27.JPG $_27.JPG
  2. Declan Embury

    Declan Embury

    Apr 8, 2016
    Keep in mind its 900~ canadian dollars which is around 75 cents american right now

    also my decision is down to this and a warwick standard with 2 delano xtenders all passive, basically the same price


    Feb 10, 2016
    Michigan USA
    Tell me the crooked bridge is an optical illusion.
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  4. Declan Embury

    Declan Embury

    Apr 8, 2016
    I was wondering the same thing, I'd be able to see it in real life before I bought, think its just an illusion though.
  5. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    The gigbag assures that you'll be ready for all your roller skating rink gigs.
    fretter, swafran, MasonMinor and 3 others like this.
  6. Declan Embury

    Declan Embury

    Apr 8, 2016
    I dont think I've ever seen a more 80s case, I love it
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  7. That's not the original bridge. These days they're mono saddles but in 86 they were Kahler.
    Even though Vigier is more common in Europe they rarely come up for sale,when they do 1300 euro is starting point,
    That's $1400USA or almost $1900CAN.
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  8. Declan Embury

    Declan Embury

    Apr 8, 2016
    Thanks for the info.

    Are you sure about the bridge? You could totally be right but it looks the same as the one Ped has on his 85 (NBD: 1985 Series 2 Vigier)
  9. @Declan Embury

    That's a Schaller 3D on ped's Vigier and I'm an eejit cause it's the same on the CL one. I just checked flights from Scotland,if it was still there in 2 weeks (£370 return)I'd get a huge bargain,leaving tomorrow (£690 return)I'd break even.

    Put me out my misery and buy the Vigier :D
  10. Declan Embury

    Declan Embury

    Apr 8, 2016
    Already sent multiples emails and refreshing my email every 5 minutes.

    Now I just gotta hope I was the first, I emailed him about 30 minutes after it was posted so heres hoping....

    Also I'd avoid Canada at all cost this time of the year, supposed to get 30-45cm of snow tonight
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  11. Kahrmine


    May 25, 2013
    I don't think it's an optical illusion.
  12. @Declan Embury

    You're safe enough,don't see me flying anywhere with my leg in a cast :D I'll just send keep sending well wishes your way until I see the NBD :thumbsup:

    Good Luck on getting in there first.
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  13. Declan Embury

    Declan Embury

    Apr 8, 2016
    @kodiakblair Cheers, hopefully itll be up before the end of the week..

    @Kahrmine I'll definitely be checking it, probably no fixes for that right? other than drilling some new holes below and moving the bridge down a tiny bit? Since its a quality made instrument I assume the original holes would be good..
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  14. Mind that bridge adjusts 3 ways. String height,intonation and string spacing.
    Get those 3 set to suit you then there's no need to move it.

    Over the weekend I advised a fella to return his new Fender for a misaligned bridge,vernear got lynched :roflmao:
    Guess if it's OK on a Fender then it's double OK on a Vigier :thumbsup:
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  15. Up the dose

    Up the dose

    Mar 10, 2013
    Geezer Butler was playing them in 1992 on the Dehumanizer album and tour. Very nice bass.
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  16. Declan Embury

    Declan Embury

    Apr 8, 2016
    Thanks, didnt know!

    Just last weekend I was playing "Time Machine" off that album after watching waynes world... killer soundtrack
    d-dave and AndyLES like this.
  17. Spirit of Ox

    Spirit of Ox Supporting Member

    Feb 2, 2012
    Chelsea Mass
    Geezer used one on the late 90's Sabbath reunion with Ozzy. They are killer basses that fall in the same category as Wal.
    I'm pretty sure they all have graphite necks too.
  18. Ivan Rougny of Mörglbl uses Vigier basses but his are more recent model 5 strings.

    His is the only one I've ever heard but I really like the tones Ivan is getting out of his. I know you're looking at a 4 but the B string sounds decently awesome on Ivan's 5er. Word on the streets is that Deep Purple's Roger Glover is now quite happily using Vigier basses. He claims his old Rickenbacker gave him way too much unwanted 'distortion'. :cool:
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2017
  19. kesslari

    kesslari Groovin' with the Big Dogs Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2007
    Santa Cruz Mtns, California
    Lark in the Morning Instructional Videos; Audix Microphones
    Vigier basses are pretty darn sweet. Good luck, OP.
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  20. bearhart74

    bearhart74 Supporting Member

    Feb 26, 2009
    let us know how it goes. Inquiring (bored) minds want to know

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