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  1. If the complainant has bought the house, not rented it, he would 100% have been aware of the venue and the price would have taken that into account, same as a busy road, railway etc. Bellend indeed. I'm sure plenty of us signed the recent petition against exactly this situation. Just goes to show, it is always worth registering protest when the opportunity arises.
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    Guitar Porn

    Thank you!! Particularly as photography was not allowed.....
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    Guitar Porn

    On display at the V&A recently, the Hendrix Monterey festival strat and a 55 LP he also owned. Sorry for poor picture quality. [URL=http://s1058.photobucket.com/user/Guycrussell/media/image_15.jpeg.html][IMG]http://i1058.photobucket.com/albums/t418/Guycrussell/image_15.jpeg[/IMG][/URL] [URL=http://s1058.photobucket.com/user/Guycrussell/media/image_14.jpeg.html][IMG]http://i1058.photobucket.com/albums/t418/Guycrussell/image_14.jpeg[/IMG][/URL] [URL=http://s1058.photobucket.com/user/Guycrussell/media/image_12.jpeg.html][IMG]http://i1058.photobucket.com/albums/t418/Guycrussell/image_12.jpeg[/IMG][/URL]
  4. [quote name='largo' timestamp='1492873995' post='3283825'] Football teams do it. Clubs can build in clauses that say they're entitled to a percentage of the resale fee of a player. Interesting question, if someone offered a '66 Jazz for £1000 on Basschat with the clause of giving the seller 50% of the resale fee (if sold within 5 years) who would go for it? [/quote] It's a brilliant idea. Why don't we all hire a lawyer each to represent us when we sell or buy a bass and have contracts stating how much we have to pay the previous owner on resale. When the buyer sells it to his relative the next day for a fiver more it will give us a new type of terrible injustice to bemoan.
  5. Have bought in the last 12 months nice 64 jazz bass (and a nice 66 Tele) and refin 62 jazz bass currently being made fretless. Looks quite bad when I see it written down
  6. Am I missing the point somehow? How do you retain some kind of ownership or influence over something you have sold? You have sold it not lent it. It is no longer yours. There seems to be an implication here that a buyer who sells on for more than they paid is somehow inferior to other forum users who were happy to take the cash in an open market but think it's somehow still their bass. I paid £3500 many years ago for an all original custom colour 62 jazz bass. Should I offer it to a forum member for the same price if I need to sell it? I get that is poor form for someone to pretend to be a buying as a player not a dealer. So give them bad feedback. A sale is a sale, so take a deep breath and move on.
  7. [quote name='T-Bay' timestamp='1492465055' post='3280544'] But the dealers make a living out of dealing so can have the sales sections of relevant forums on watching, whereas most of us mere mortals have to do inconvenient things like working which means we can't always be so 'on the ball', it as I said, it's up to the individual whatbthey wish to do, but to me I feel that the way a lot of dealers work on hobby forums undermines rather than supports those hobbies. [/quote] I should imagine most of these "chancers" that are variously conning, preying on, stealing in on and grabbing from us have a day job like the rest of us. It's a public forum, as has been said before. Forums are not exclusively an idealistic utopian community in the same way the real world is not. I don't mean that harshly.
  8. [quote name='T-Bay' timestamp='1492462108' post='3280517'] I see where you are coming from but I have seen other forums where any decent parts are snapped up before the genuine punter gets a look in, it's usually cars to be honest so some parts are known to be almost impossible to find. I don't have a problem with people making a,living but do we need a level of people who only exist to make our hobbies more expensive? Personally the answer to me is no. If I choose to part exchange something in a shop I have no issue with that but if I want to sell to someone who will then make a profit out of someone else, I want to know that beforehand, not be conned into thinking it's a normal sale. After all, if the people doing this don't feel there is anything wrong with it, why are they not upfront when buying and allow the seller to decide? That's just my opinion, obviously people are free to buy and sell as they see fit, but to me I would rather sell to someone who needs/ wants an item even if I end up with less money as a result. [/quote]m The genuine punter, as you describe them, needs to be a bit more on the ball when it comes to responding quickly when a well priced item is advertised. The dealers don't have advance warning. I agree that if you were to ask a buyer whether they intended to sell on, it would be dishonest not to respond truthfully, but you always have the recourse of leaving bad feedback. I wouldn't be interested in what a buyer were to do with a bass I sold them. It'd be boring if we all had the same opinion. On a related subject, about a year ago, a U.K. Ebayer was listing what was obviously a very nice early 60s sphagetti-logo precision as a 1970s one. It went for £1200 as I remember. The seller obviously ignored the many warnings he must surely have received from the bass-playing community that he had grossly underpriced his bass.
  9. [quote name='T-Bay' timestamp='1492458907' post='3280472'] I completely appreciate that once it's someone's property then they can do what they choose BUT I still think it's poor when dealers/ chancers haunt the classifeds on forums of all sorts and steal in to grab anything at good prices before the community has a chance. I am perhaps old fashioned but I find that a bit low and have refused to sell to such people in the past as I would rather it go direct to an enthusiast. [/quote] I genuinely admire that you would only sell to a fellow enthusiast. Dealers make their living from buying and selling well. When I buy an instrument from a dealer or anyone else the single least relevant factor in the transaction is what the owner paid when they bought it. I don't begrudge anyone a living and I don't see their activities as haunting, stealing in or grabbing, they are just earning a crust. I have been to the last two gardiner houlgate auctions and bought very nice 1960s fenders both times. I outbid dealers but still paid a bit below retail. Like BC, it's an open market and when the price is attractive, you lose out if you hesitate.
  10. What affair is it of ours to make judgements about what the buyer in a legitimate transaction subsequently does with their property? The BC community has the opportunity to buy it - at the gallery, the seller's chosen method of disposal. It doesn't make them a bad person and it produces turn over for a very well-respected specialist business many of us benefit from.
  11. GuyR

    Guitar Porn

    [URL=http://s1058.photobucket.com/user/Guycrussell/media/image_11.jpeg.html][IMG]http://i1058.photobucket.com/albums/t418/Guycrussell/image_11.jpeg[/IMG][/URL] Bravewood s-type with Brazilian slab board. Best strat I have played, owned for 10 years or so.
  12. Happy Jack appears to have read my mind. A la godin A5
  13. Unlined but with side markers for insurance.......
  14. [quote name='visog' timestamp='1492416305' post='3279967'] Judge him by the company he kept basswise - I've got: Alphonso Johnson Paul Carmichael John Wetton Jack Bruce Ernest Tibbs Gary Willis Jeff Berlin Jimmy Johnson Skuli Sverrison Anthony Crawford Jimmy Haslip Evan Marien [/quote] Add Stanley Clarke to that illustrious list with an appearance and fab solo on "if this bass could only talk"
  15. It's his backup bass, not his main one but same year and spec. Plays as it looks
  16. [URL=http://s1058.photobucket.com/user/Guycrussell/media/0005--IMG_5625.jpg.html][IMG]http://i1058.photobucket.com/albums/t418/Guycrussell/0005--IMG_5625.jpg[/IMG][/URL] 1979 fretless Ray bought from Pino Palladino via bass gallery. I do struggle when faced with temptation.
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    Jazz

    [URL=http://s1058.photobucket.com/user/Guycrussell/media/image_6.jpeg.html][IMG]http://i1058.photobucket.com/albums/t418/Guycrussell/image_6.jpeg[/IMG][/URL] 65 showing matching headstock
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    Jazz

    [URL=http://s1058.photobucket.com/user/Guycrussell/media/image_4.jpeg.html][IMG]http://i1058.photobucket.com/albums/t418/Guycrussell/image_4.jpeg[/IMG][/URL] 2nd series jv squier bought new in 1984 and now passed on to son
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    Jazz

    [URL=http://s1058.photobucket.com/user/Guycrussell/media/image_5.jpeg.html][IMG]http://i1058.photobucket.com/albums/t418/Guycrussell/image_5.jpeg[/IMG][/URL] 1st series fender logo jv squier bought n 1983
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    Jazz

    [URL=http://s1058.photobucket.com/user/Guycrussell/media/image_7.jpeg.html][IMG]http://i1058.photobucket.com/albums/t418/Guycrussell/image_7.jpeg[/IMG][/URL] 64 jazz bass
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    Jazz

    [URL=http://s1058.photobucket.com/user/Guycrussell/media/Basses021.jpg.html][IMG]http://i1058.photobucket.com/albums/t418/Guycrussell/Basses021.jpg[/IMG][/URL] 62 and 65 jazzes
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    Jazz

    [URL=http://s1058.photobucket.com/user/Guycrussell/media/image_10.jpeg.html][IMG]http://i1058.photobucket.com/albums/t418/Guycrussell/image_10.jpeg[/IMG][/URL] Bravewood referred to in previous post
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    Jazz

    [URL=http://s1058.photobucket.com/user/Guycrussell/media/Basses006.jpg.html][IMG]http://i1058.photobucket.com/albums/t418/Guycrussell/Basses006.jpg[/IMG][/URL 1962 Jazz Bass in original Olympic white, curved board bought from Randy Hope-Taylor
  24. Factor in UR for unexpected redundancy and WTF??? for other previously unforeseen disagreeable eventualities.
  25. Very sad news indeed. Truly a great musician able to devise and play the impossible. Condolences to his family.
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