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  1. What do you think of the price? Only asking as I own an L2, and I have no idea what it's worth.
  2. Isn't it just? 👍 Amazing top.
  3. This wording is dreadful. There's absolutely nothing positive to be taken from it, whereas there's multiple ways to take it negatively. You said you feel you may've dodged a bullet. I think you might be right. If they can get something as simple as a rejection letter wrong, imagine what else they can get wrong.
  4. That's great that you put the two ads side by side, I'd wanted to do the same, but got lazy! But it clearly shows they were the same instruments. I remember the first time I saw Cimar in Australia. I clearly remember the Blazer type headstock with the Ibanez styled logo (not the Mk I, the later style), and the salesman saying "this is a budget line from Ibanez". I know why this stuck with me, because this was just after I started playing, and a Blazer guitar or bass was what most kids wanted when they couldn't afford a Fender. This would've been around 1981, 1982, something like that, so that somewhat matches with the dates that website has. I think it might've been the black Bass (2210) in #6, because I remember thinking how strange it was to put a P bass pickup in a Jazz bass body (as a 13 year old kid I clearly wasn't the most lateral thinking when it came to bass designs!!). I know Cimar also released a guitar that loosely looked like the famous Charvel star design. If you do a Google search for "Cimar Star guitar" it's easy to find, but I don't know the model number. I saw other examples of Cimars over the years, but I don't think they were hugely common in Australia.
  5. Can I just point out something in this story that you mentioned, as part of the story background, but you didn't really focus on. This came about because you made an honest mistake, and when confronted by it, you behaved honourably and did what you believed was the right thing to do. You didn't make a fuss, you showed respect, and helped the other person out. Often times this might not have happened, but for me, it was your actions here that initiated a very positive experience. I'm a firm believer in the whole "karma" principal - you do something good, eventually you get that good energy back. In your case, it just happened a little quicker and more directly than normal. Not trying to take credit from John East here, but you deserve some props here as well.
  6. Could you clarify something for me. One thing I notice with Cimars is that they used two headstock designs that were identical to headstocks used by Ibanez. What's the background on this? The first is the one in the Ebay link from pete.young. I think Cimar had some guitars and basses called the "Stinger" which they used this headstock on, and Ibanez used it on very early Blazers (and generally, there's a distinct similarity between the Stinger and early Blazers). Later, they changed to a headstock that is well known as being the later Blazer style, also used on Roadsters. I found this page, which shows the headstocks I'm talking about. http://www.guitar-letter.de/Knowledge/History/DieGeschichteDesJazzBassBeiCimar.htm Go to section #5. Also note the wonderful stringing on the bass with the blue strings!
  7. I've seen his Ebay auctions for years - I would imagine it has to be at least 10 years or more. I cannot figure out how he stays in business. He has to spend money on each auction, so unless he likes spending that money for no reason, then somebody must be buying stuff from him. So that would be my question - what sort of person buys his stuff? For the life of me I cannot imagine why anyone would buy the garbage he advertises.
  8. It's actually a pre-L screw, dating to 1963, or could be 1964. Many people confuse these, as the width of the cross on the head is .95782344 mm for both years. The only way to tell the difference is to measure the depth of the cross - for 1963, it's 1.09761524mm, for 1964 it's 1.09761522mm. People who know their Fenders can hear the difference, there's clearly more depth in the sound of the 1963 screw.
  9. I actually love the placement of the stickers on the headstock. It's like they've gone to the internet, made a list of every sticker they could see, sourced those, and said "right, where can we put these"! It's hilarious.
  10. Not true. One of the screws on the scratch plate looks right.
  11. When I first saw the ad, I read it thinking that he'd bought the bass in this state. Given that he's now changed it, maybe he was the one who did the Sadowsky transfer, and I can see where you're coming from. That's funny!
  12. I'm a long time owner of a Sadowsky bass, so am always interested in seeing postings about them, and how much they sell for. Just saw this, and it's the first time I've seen someone deliberately try to fake a Sadowsky. Credit to the seller, he clearly states it's not real, so there's no shenanigans going on. I just thought it was interesting that someone would do this. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Custom-5-String-Jazz-Bass-Guitar-w-Sadowsky-Preamp/323896191816?_trkparms=aid%3D555018%26algo%3DPL.SIM%26ao%3D2%26asc%3D40733%26meid%3De88556e320824350a8eabfb24eb54779%26pid%3D100623%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D6%26sd%3D264441223492%26itm%3D323896191816%26pmt%3D1%26noa%3D0%26pg%3D2047675&_trksid=p2047675.c100623.m-1
  13. So my understanding is that a company (usually in Japan/Asia) would create the instruments, and then you'd have a distributor in each country taking a boatload, branding them for the local market, and away you go. Is that about it? Whenever I see those tuners, they make my cringe!!!! Hahahaha!
  14. Do you think? If you remove it from the low end of the neck, you're simply replicating what we do when we fret a note - in a way, it's basically the same idea as what a capo does on a guitar. I think if you took if from the other end of the neck, then you'd have problems (I think .... ).
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