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What's your biggest bass-related score?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Uncle Hanky, Jan 15, 2018.


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  1. Uncle Hanky

    Uncle Hanky

    May 10, 2017
    Texas
    Hey all,

    I saw @StrangerDanger 's post about an amazing $59 Peavey bass score, and it really got me ta thinkin': What's the biggest score/best deal for yer dollar that you've ever gotten on a bass-related piece of gear?
     
  2. lakefx

    lakefx

    Sep 14, 2012
    Eugene
    A beat up '82 G&L L-1000 for about $180. By the time I paid for fretwork and the materials to refinish it and replace pots and the jack it was about $350.
     
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  3. Paulabass

    Paulabass Supporting Member

    Sep 18, 2017
    My Spector Rebop. Cleaning, setup, strings, and battery and it was ready to gig. It was either $70 or $90 (5 years ago, and old-person memory)
     
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  4. Uncle Hanky

    Uncle Hanky

    May 10, 2017
    Texas
    IMG_2552.JPG I got this beauty in a trade, but it definitely went my way. This is a 1995 Ibanez ATK305. I traded a $100-or-so value used SX six string jazz bass and a $20 drive pedal for it.
     
  5. PolkaHero

    PolkaHero

    Jan 5, 2002
    Michigan
    1961 Fender Jazz for $600, deal of a lifetime I'll probably never encounter again.
     
  6. Lammchop93

    Lammchop93 Supporting Member

    Feb 4, 2007
    Louisville, KY
    A '68 Traynor YBA-1A tube amount head for $80 on craigslist around 2008 or so.
     
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  7. twinjet

    twinjet AJ, you're the MAN! Staff Member Supporting Member

    Sep 23, 2008
    49
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  8. Low84

    Low84 Supporting Member

    Mar 30, 2014
    All-original, featherweight '71 Precision in a custom color with case for $1,100.
     
  9. HauntedDave

    HauntedDave

    Mar 7, 2016
    Houston, TX
    FB_IMG_1516409388712-1. Dean Demonator limit run 1 of 25!
     
  10. biguglyman

    biguglyman

    Jul 27, 2017
    Rochester, NY
    Early 80's G&L L2000 for my ruined Precision and $100. The guy who ruined the precision gave me that deal. Also my first "BIG" rig: Traynor YBA3 Custom Special head and Fender 2x15 cab for $300 from a local music store. The salesman was toasted...
     
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  11. filmtex

    filmtex Commercial User

    May 29, 2011
    Annsman Pro Audio Dealer
    4ECDAE62-3752-4735-959F-1A6C8E6F8BAA. Best overall winner-‘59 Precision. $450 in 1978. Included original case. Relic job by yours truly through the years. It was a beauty when I bought it.
    819F301B-00C4-4048-AE20-0362737A75DA. Best recent score- Ampeg 810-$250. I can live with the “road-weary” Tolex, it sounds great.

    (GK 400RB- first runner-up for long term reliability and revenue generator. Bought new in ‘92!)
     
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  12. RobTheRiot

    RobTheRiot

    Aug 31, 2016
    las Vegas, nv
    I’ve been really fortunate to stumble onto some amazing deals on local marketplace apps & sights recently... but this was the best:
    A brand new - not a scratch, mint condition & still had factory strings on it - Fender MP Jaguar for $40!!!

    I don’t know why she was selling so cheap, I didn’t ask. It wasn’t an anonymous listing, so I’m confident it wasn’t hot.
    Unfortunately I couldn’t bond w/ the bass, so sold it for many times what I paid... and put that towards another bass! Ha!
    B665463E-FFC5-4053-A6C0-E4824D53D1DE.
     
  13. mpdd

    mpdd neoconceptualist

    Mar 24, 2010
    LA
    got an 85 g&l lynx for about 400 bucks, but i had to sell it when my college closed:(
     
  14. Bob_Ross

    Bob_Ross Supporting Member

    Dec 29, 2012
    Not including two completely freakin' awesome basses that I got for free -- one as a college graduation present from my best friend/roommate, who had just gotten his first full-time job and clearly couldn't think of anything better to spend his money on, and the other as a 7th wedding anniversary present from my lovely wife (...and yes, I still own both of those basses and will never part with them) -- I guess my biggest score is either the Korg G5 Bass Synth Processor or the Alembic SF-2 SuperFilter, both of which I got for $99 each from the clueless yahoos at Guitar Center.
     
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  15. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    Damn near brand new Spector Legend Classic for $240. I did some upgrades and flipped it for $700.
     
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  16. BurnOut

    BurnOut It's The Billy Baloney Show Supporting Member

    Feb 1, 2015
    The Natti
    My pretty pink Kip Winger Hamer Impact Bass, a very rare Bird, and I ain't saying what I paid, very little though WP_20160918_004_kindlephoto-91283260.
     
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