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Wal just listed on EvilBay...hello beautiful

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Toolmybass, Feb 1, 2013.

  1. Caca de Kick

    Caca de Kick Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2002
    Seattle / Tacoma
    That's a purdy one! Love the skunk strip with that facing.

    I wonder why he screwed in all the rear pickup poles all the way in. Why didn't he just adjust the pickup down?
  2. Thought same thing
  3. bigsnack


    Aug 24, 2005
    Los Angeles
    Actually, when I first started tinkering with the pickup adjustments, it wasn't clear to me that the entire pickup casing moved up and down. I started cranking on a few of the poles also before I realized that the whole shell can move. Maybe this person never figured that one out before tweaking it?
  4. kulit17

    kulit17 Wal Collector #35

    :eek: wow indeed!!!!
  5. WOW. That might be one of the most gorgeous Wal finishes I have ever seen. AND its a 1983. AND the price tag is more than reasonable. Somebody bring this bad boy to the US. If I had the money I would snatch this up so fast.
  6. TeeZeeMee90


    Jan 22, 2013
    North AL
    Whoa...thats reasonable? haha, It is gorgeous though. (P.S. I know nothing about these basses so dont flog me haha!)
  7. I'm pretty sure the new price is somewhere around 6,000 (dont quote me on this) so Hell yeah this is reasonable
  8. TeeZeeMee90


    Jan 22, 2013
    North AL
    +1 on informing me, and WHOA... :eek:
  9. Templar

    Templar Supporting Member

    Yikenzee! That one is a beaut.

    I bet most of us wish we'd have snagged a Wal back in the day, eh? I know I do.
  10. Caca de Kick

    Caca de Kick Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2002
    Seattle / Tacoma
    Current price for ordering a new MkI fretless with no options (chrome hardware and standard wood choices) is £3,650.00 GBP = $5,697.45 USD. Then you'll have shipping and Customs fee when it comes over.
    Considering the options the ebay bass has: birdseye maple facings with a skunk stripe, tinted finish, gold hardware, probably would push the price up another £500 if you were trying to build that same bass today. So roughly $6500 bucks before shipping and Customs.