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  1. You'll probably win a preamp and a set of crap 45-105s
  2. If I lived in Bristol, I'd go to every one. From London, it's a bit of a mission. Have you bought anything there?
  3. I bought a lovely 66 Tele for £5500. Not player grade. A 62 slab Jazz bass, modified but very nice £1700. The '60 Esquire custom in the current catalogue was bought in the auction about 5 years ago for about £5800, the same auction where a Rick Turner Renaissance bass sold for £600. All including the commission. It depends on your definition of a bargain, but I invariably wish I'd taken more money with me. The auction where I bought my tele had a 56 esquire, body only refin, for £6k and a lovely body only refin slab 62 Jazz at £3720, which sold in the Gallery for around £7k a couple of weeks later.
  4. I have bought very well there, and seen a lot of excellent value for buyers. I have also seen plenty of buyers get carried away. Agreed, it is an enjoyable way to buy, if you are level headed and set limits.
  5. I bought my 79 fretless Stingray on a whim in 2013 and sold it for +40% last year. I guess that's a reflection of the market.
  6. I have the old A5 fretless, not ultra. It is slightly neck heavy, but not to any significant degree. I mainly use mine acoustically, as the fundamental tone is so good. Not sure how the ultra electrics compare, but the A5 is a great bass that does a decent DB tone, played over the fingerboard.
  7. I have always liked surf green. Btw Bubinga5, your old Sei Jazz 5 is sitting on the sofa next to me. In case you wanted to keep track. Very lovely.
  8. I would do the minimum to make it A1 functional again. Refret, no problem whatsoever. New pots, fine if the originals no longer serve their purpose.The fact that the potential may be there for a future owner to expose a rare foam green finish will already make it more commercially attractive without you having to take the chance of doing it yourself. Balance the risks and potential rewards; how pleased would you be if the foam green is able to be made presentable? How disappointed will you be if you take back the refin to find the green is not viable and your history of ownership has been irrevocable erased? No choice if it were mine. I'd leave it. And foam green is my absolute favourite custom colour. one other question; What colour is the guard? If it is white, that would make it more likely the green is original.
  9. If this was on the wall in the Bass Gallery at £2600, it would be gone within a week. Why is it still here?
  10. Fair comment, probably the only worthwhile upgrade on a jv also, although mine still all have the stock pickups after 35+ years.
  11. I paid £220 for mine in 1983 and 1984 respectively. I still have both. They are high quality, well made basses, particularly in comparison with the late 70s US products and did Fender USA a considerable service in retrospect, by forcing them to improve the quality of their output If Fender had continued to badge the Squier series as Fender on the headstock, the US operation may have been in trouble.
  12. Will the Harrisons open a museum of counterfeit and stolen vintage guitars there?
  13. Have just bought Carl's Sei Bass. The bass is exactly as described and Carl was a pleasure to communicate with, meet and do business with. A very satisfactory transaction all round. Thanks Carl.
  14. I think most sell during manufacture, so never appear online. With good reason.
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