Would u buy a....

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Tronictq, Oct 11, 2001.

  1. Tronictq


    Jan 23, 2001
    Hey fellow bassists,

    WOULD you buy a 1968 Fender for 1000 $ ??

    It's CBS correct? BUt is it still a good bass?
    This is a lot of money for a kid like me, so I would appreciate your input greatly.


  2. natebass


    Sep 6, 2001
    Bremerton, WA
    cbs bought fender in 1965, so, no it's not a pre-cbs - however, have you played it??? if it plays good and sounds and feels good to you, I'd consider buying it.
  3. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    nate - I think he's referring to before CBS sold the name.

    A grand would be a good price if it's clean and not modded or refinished and has all, and I mean ALL, the original parts, like the ashtrays and the pickguard.

    If you can't verify whether it's mint or not, I'd be apprehensive.

    Take a look at www.basspalace.com and compare. They always have some CBS and pre-CBS for sale, both mint and not-all-original.

    NO ONE can honestly say if it's "a good bass" without playing it and hearing it plugged in.
  4. Tronictq


    Jan 23, 2001
    KK... i'm not a collector..... the bass sounds great, but it's been modified. Defretted. It plays easy it's awesome.

    But is 1000$ reasonable for that kind of bass. Relatively. What are other 1967-1969 fender p's worth? Pot or no pot and such.

  5. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Jeepers. Why on earth would you do that, when soon, you will be able to buy a brand new Lakland 55-02 for that kind of coin?
  6. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    Did you look at the link I posted??? Or are the mouse fingers sore??? ;)
  7. Tronictq


    Jan 23, 2001

    Seems hostile out here, wondering bout a bass hehe.

    Srry there Rickbass, after I posted my message, I re-read your post and realized that I didn't read it correctly.

    BTW Luis, why the big NO??

  8. Luis Fabara

    Luis Fabara

    Aug 13, 2000
    Ecuador (South America)
    Audio Pro - Ecuador
    1) Dont like Fenders
    2) Would never pay $1000 for a Fender unless it is a new Roscoe Beck 5.
  9. Bass Guitar

    Bass Guitar Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2001
    1968 is still a reasonably good year for Fender basses - CBS just bought the company in 65, and the quality was still reasonably good (even into the early 70s). If the bass is all original, just defretted, then it's a good price. You really need to play it too - if it sounds good, then $1000 is a good price IMO.