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Weird/Rare Fender Squire Bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by PortlandBass77, Mar 28, 2014.

  1. Splods


    Oct 7, 2012
    Adelaide, SA
    It just looks like a Tele bass that someone routed for 2 Jazz Pickups.
  2. waynobass


    Feb 27, 2008

    Three pickups is too many.
  3. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Banned

    Jan 20, 2011
  4. mordechai


    Dec 8, 2007
    Yeah I'm not so sure about that story...
  5. Nick303


    Jun 9, 2013
    A very interesting bass for sure but I can't see this selling.. a big fat humbucker and two skinny jazz pups? Proto rarity or not, it's a Squier and that will bother people. For a grand you can get a beautiful s/h US Fender, MusicMan or even a Gibson if you're after that pickup config. And you'd be getting pedigree.
  6. A-Step-Towards

    A-Step-Towards Supporting Member

    Nov 16, 2009
    Los Angeles California
    Thats not a proto at all. Having known people that work for Fender I have seen/played squier proto's and other stuff thats been released a year before it ever was.Thats a modified tele bass I would drop $100 on if I was bored.
  7. That's a VM TB with mods, right?
  8. Splods


    Oct 7, 2012
    Adelaide, SA
  9. wild4oldcars


    Jan 22, 2012
    Garner, NC
    I would play that if i found it in a dumpster. Not a dumpster that took $1000 to look in, though.
  10. ubnomnar

    ubnomnar Supporting Member

    Dec 28, 2009
    So Cal
    ^ Even the seller's name is bogus... Jack Azz :bag:
  11. zontar


    Feb 19, 2014
    Well, it is weird.
    But not worth $1000
  12. The Wiz

    The Wiz Supporting Member

    Mar 27, 2013
    "handmade" and "6 pounds" is the biggest load of crap ive ever heard.:rollno:
  13. pudgychef

    pudgychef Supporting Member

    Jan 22, 2005
    Chongqing, China
    Lame of the seller to try such BS
  14. vaethshuxun

    vaethshuxun Banned

    Mar 28, 2014
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  15. lancimouspitt


    Dec 10, 2008
    dayton Ohio
    I would lowball him. Offer him 95 dollars. Probably be the best offer he see's.
  16. TheAnalogKid

    TheAnalogKid Yer Doin' GREAT!!!!

    Dec 7, 2011
    Tacoma, WA
    • $700 hand-wound pickups
    • Neck is hand-made
    • made of a solid alder and weighs 6 pounds.
    In case any TB'ers heard a loud pop and fizzle within 150 miles of the greater Seattle area, that was just my BS detector overloading and blowing up!

    But seriously, it's ads like these that make the Pacific Northwest look to others as if it were made up of hucksters and con artists.
  17. LOLOLOLOL they changed the contact name to "WillyBarber"......
  18. smcd


    Jun 28, 2009
    Boston, MA
    "My suggestion to a friend at fender was a bass just like the Nashville strat. With the same alder body they use in the sting bass. they did it but they used a single coil,option to humbuck....) like the EB0 pu but made it a single pickup. They made a few of the the three pu versions to test these to try and sell the idea.... so this neck is handmade. It has handwound pickups priced at about 700bucks on their own."

    This^^ is what's known as a "whopper". I would never ever buy anything from a person bold enough to spin such a tremendous lie. Good God...
  19. Hopkins

    Hopkins Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 17, 2010
    Houston Tx
    Owner/Builder @Hopkins Guitars
    There are two possibilities here, the seller is either lying threw his teeth trying to real in a sucker, or he is a sucker and someone sold him this bogus story and he believes it.