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  1. Bass Gallery. As you say, 15% (inc vat) sold four basses in the last 2 years, for a total of £10k. Mainly took a couple of weeks, one a couple of months. One sold for considerably more than I expected. Zero hassle, comms good, funds immediate. 10/10.
  2. You are right. When the ghastly spectre of logic raises its ugly head in relation to a bass purchase, all chance of a favourable outcome is lost. I bought an all original 62 custom colour jazz bass around 2000/2001 for £3.4k. I have had 20 years wonderful use out of it. I spent an hour playing it this evening. I'd probably not lose money in the unlikely event of selling, although that was absolutely irrelevant to me when I bought and still is. I never think of it as a collectible.
  3. G As time goes by, it is inevitable that the proportion of vintage instruments with replaced electrical components and frets will increase and that those changes will become more acceptable, as the stock of completely original instruments decreases. There are few Italian vintage violins that have not been substantially repaired, re-necked, fingeboarded, refinished etc. The inevitable repairs are completely acceptable and do not seem to significantly deter buyers. It seems logical to me to anticipate the market for vintage guitars/basses will follow, but who has a crystal ball. Maybe electric guitars/basses will completely fall out of favour. Authentic original instruments have been trading at premium prices since the early 1980s, so the market is well established. On another subject, it does seem a shame to denigrate the choices of others, or assume the motivation of others in making their choices as unsavoury. We are all just bass players making our choices, enjoying our instruments. I'm pleased for anyone, anytime they acquire a bass they enjoy. For me, the very best basses I have played have been vintage.
  4. Lovely looking bass. Godins are excellent value. I have an A5 which has the perfect neck profile for me and a flat ish fingerboard. What is the neck profile like on this?
  5. Certificate or not, a lovely looking bass and a sensible price. CS prices seem to have risen strongly in the last year.
  6. Have never dealt with BD but it is always good to hear about positive experiences.
  7. I have only skimmed this thread after the first page. I don't understand why you would have an opinion or make judgements about about other people or their motivation based on their choice of instrument.
  8. I thought all the options for phrases to downplay "refin" had been exhausted.
  9. That's a lovely bass. ACGs shapes are a little "out there" perhaps, but they are original, which is not easy 70 years into the evolution of electric basses. The blue against the burl is reminiscent of of natural opal. Overall, a thing of beauty and I expect it will be not too shabby to play. Thanks for sharing.
  10. Have sold two relatively high value basses recently via bassgallery. Both sold quickly for a decent retail value, so 15% commission was excellent value and zero hassle factor.
  11. You would be most welcome Jon. I could probably get a box of some description from bass gallery, which is near my work. There is someone at home 24/7 currently for collection so I'll PM you my address.
  12. It's certainly got the look of that era. I'm sure whoever wants it will appreciate the offer. As an update, I've plugged it in and it is in full working order, all pots crackle free. It sounded OK.
  13. I have been given what looks like a 70s No name Jazz type Bass by a friend who does house clearances. It’s fairly horrible. One of the tuners doesn’t work- spins on its shaft, but the neck is playable and overall it seems in ok condition. It is fully functioning, pickups and electrics all good. There is no case. On the basis it won’t immediately appear on gumtree/eBay, anyone who is able to collect it from either Barnet or Kentish Town is very welcome to it.
  14. That does look like a Status type neck. The back up recently sold, also a '79, was bought in the early 90s for use when his no1 was in for repair. Although it is a great bass, it didn't appear to have been used much. The bass in the video is not the backup.
  15. in common with every category of instrument, Vintage Fenders are not all created equal.
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