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  2. When a Reverb seller, listed as a quick responder, hasn't answered my question in a week, should I assume they're on holiday, or otherwise absent? 

    1. Sibob


      Define 'quick' ;)

    2. ZilchWoolham


      Well, I checked their shop page again, and the "quick responder" badge is now gone! I suppose I might not be the only one getting no reply, then. Which, in a way, is good news. 

    3. lowregisterhead


      Create a profile in their name on a BDSM website, and state that they "accept personal callers". That should get their attention.

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  4. I think you've hit the nail on the head here. It has to be said, though, that this plan backfires as soon as someone who's actually a bit knowledgeable sees the ad. Maybe they're hoping that those who know better will ignore it, and some poor sod who doesn't will grab it for the listed price. It's been relisted now, a bit less expensive but still far too much for a private seller to ask. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Fender-1969-Precision-Bass/173288974665?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D51004%26meid%3D50b2bfe83f15410ea9ea74e60a2067a0%26pid%3D100675%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D8%26sd%3D173288974665%26itm%3D173288974665&_trksid=p2481888.c100675.m4236&_trkparms=pageci%3A25ef4a8a-4bab-11e8-9c54-74dbd1806369|parentrq%3A116f78ec1630ac3d4eb37eb3fff68ad8|iid%3A1 Does anyone know if all the grime that's accumulated near the buckle rash (if that's what it is) would come off with a thorough polishing?
  5. Part of it is down to the mix, too. If you listen at the very end, you can hear some of the high frequencies which are lost when he's playing along to the track. Honestly, I don't think it's very effected at all. It's also worth keeping in mind that the video is 240p and that the audio is quite compressed, which might actually add to the thickness of it. I've found that, ironically, worse audio quality can sometimes benefit bass! This is all from my subjective standpoint, of course, and has to do with the fact that I'm not terribly infatuated with hi-fi bass tones with very detailed top end. A while ago I had my headphones plugged in directly to my PC, as opposed to my usual interface. Some room ambience effect was enabled in the audio drivers, and it made everything sound terrible, EXCEPT for isolated, DI bass tracks, which sounded thick and filthy. Then I plugged my headphones back into my interface, and all of a sudden I could hear... everything. Blecch!
  6. Sounds like a rather normal J tone to me. Both pickups turned up, maybe a bit of tone roll-of, depending on the strings. Probably DI'd in some way or another.
  7. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Fender-1969-Precision-Bass/173257356999?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D51004%26meid%3D6d577973468b461fb486bbf424df2c44%26pid%3D100675%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D13%26sd%3D173257356999%26itm%3D173257356999&_trksid=p2481888.c100675.m4236&_trkparms=pageci%3A0db6cbd0-3f5a-11e8-a32e-74dbd1809c8c|parentrq%3Ac0b759f21620ab6b34bec899fff9aee5|iid%3A1 Yes, the "Buy it now" price is about 2k north of what really good, original 1969 Precisions go for, but what really annoys me about this listing is this line: "If you are truly interested in vintage Fender bass guitars then you will know the specification. If not the internet will inform you." What specification is he talking about, exactly? Are we, through a genuine interest, expected to know the precise weight of any given P Bass? If he were "truly interested in vintage Fender bass guitars" then surely he would also know that not all necks from one particular year have the same exact dimensions? I can't for the life of me understand the inclination to be rude, arrogant or passive-aggressive when selling any instrument, let alone one that is copiously overpriced. "Any Questions please don’t hesitate to ask." Well, how could I not hesitate? Perhaps I'm overreacting, but I've seen so many ads worded in a similar manner, and I've developed something of an aversion to them. Most of all, I find myself asking: What's the bloody point?
  8. On their website it's listed at 20k. The extra 3k on eBay I assume is because of seller fees. I don't know the average value of an early 50's P, but the shop does seem a bit pricey in general. To be fair, though, they do accept offers.
  9. Yes, but very rarely beyond just the one semitone. Whole note bends I can only manage with the correct setup. Barry Adamson is a great bender.
  10. Updated with a handful of new shops I've encountered through my regular googling.
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  13. There's some excellent bass playing waiting for you when you get there.
  14. That's a lustrous finish! I'm quite certain that is a newer replacement scratchplate, though.
  15. I've made fairly long trips to buy or swap instruments before, but I've never had any major problems with carriers either (apart from long delivery times, which might have more to do with my impatience than any wrongdoing on their part). The biggest reason for making trips as opposed to shipping, for me, is being able to play the instrument, hand over the money, shake hands and know both parties are satisfied. There's always the possibility that you'll trip over yourself as you exit the train and send your new bass flying across the station.
  16. Nothing about it suggests you payed even nearly too much. Congrats!
  17. I've come across that shop before, actually. While some of the ones I've listed certainly have prices well above market value (and above usual dealer prices), this particular shop has such utterly hideous prices I just can't conceive of anyone wanting to buy anything from them, so I've been hesitant to stick them on the list. That's a shame. I noticed it now that I went to the homepage as opposed to the bass listings. Apparently they're open today (for another fifteen minutes) and tomorrow. You're right about that link. I think that was the man who sold vintage scratchplates. Seemed a rather small establishment (which the name suggests). Perhaps he's still physically around, but I suppose I'll remove the link. A note about your third link: I'm getting a warning message from my antivirus (F-Secure) when trying to access it. It might very well be a false alarm, but I'd be interested to know if anyone else is having the same issue. EDIT: Actually, the kleine gitarrenladen was online only, so I suppose he's no longer operating. Or he's forgot his website bill. I also realised Le Guitarium is selling a 1973 Jazz for over €4k!
  18. I agree with previous posters regarding a sold section. I think having old stock listed actually could be useful for estimating the current value of a certain instrument, but that's not possible at the moment since the dates for the sales aren't shown. So that's another recommendation.
  19. Updated again! Somehow I had missed a Denmark Street shop. I also came across an online/by appointment vintage dealer in Derbyshire.
  20. And now Norman's playing with Steve's son, Dylan.
  21. Every single standard Les Paul and SG of 2015, and no one wanted them.
  22. I wouldn't want every bass to be headless, but that's purely for aesthetic reasons. When headless bridges and tuners work as they should (unfortunately my first encounter with them, on a Steinberger Synapse, ended with a 3-string bass) they are incredibly convenient. No worrying about bad windings, slipping or weird angles, and no stretching half a mile past the nut to make fast adjustments.
  23. I like Wal and Gibson (classic open book, and V) headstocks, and I'm fine with Fenders, too. The Stingray is also very elegant, and distinctive. Oh, and the old Aria Pro II SB headstocks, which unfortunately don't match very well with the body. I don't like 2+2 headstocks that are asymmetrical, as most are nowadays. I'm also of the opinion that most headstocks would be immediately improved with cloverleaf tuners. I'm not a fan of whatever you would call the more triangular tuners that have been so predominant over the last 30 years or so. My favourite guitar headstock belongs to the Hamer Sunburst.
  24. This makes a lot of sense! Does this mean there are a lot of German lemons floating around? Should one be wary when buying Warwicks from this period?
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