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19 minutes ago, Maude said:

Manchester? That's a long drive from Cornwall. 😉

It's in Wellington, Somerset. Sounds a long way from Cornwall but I'm only just in Cornwall and the bass is only just in Somerset, so just a quick blast through Devon in reality. 

I need to go to Specsavers 🤪

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I think £1000 is a good price for the uniqueness of it and the hooky connection will appeal to some. I think folk might struggle to get big money for one in a few years and it might see a surge once Hooky snuffs it. If you can nab one for 1k or offers it’s defo worth a punt on what seems to be a decent giggable bass. 

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How much does a used bb734a cost?

How much would having the split pickup reversed and the bridge pickup and 2nd vol knob removed cost?

How much would having it refinished in classic bb red cost?

How much would you lose trying to sell the resulting bodge job?

Does a grand for the real thing still seem expensive?

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The thing is, I just don't need it. 

I'd like it but is that a good enough reason. 

I know they're not comparable but I'm really loving my reverse P 424 at the moment. 

 

@Reggaebasshas just posted the counter argument. 

 

I can't go tonight anyway so I'm going to see what happens tomorrow. 

 

 

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33 minutes ago, TheGreek said:

🤣🤣🤣

 

Saw the £20 and the make an offer option, so offered £15,declined. £17, declined. Final offer £18.50 (got to feel like I'm getting something off), declined. 

Thought why bother putting offers if you've set your auto decline limit at virtually the asking price?

Then saw it was an auction. 🤣🤣🤣

 

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7 hours ago, Al Krow said:

Personally I'd get one of these over a PH...

 

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Just lovely! And that reverse P pup is likely to be awesome - would love to hear one being played live.

 

The thing is, and yes I'm well aware of how rediculous a reason this is, I'm a massive Joy Division/early New Order fan, always have been since my teens. 

Anything that's not a Hooky signature bass just won't satisfy my want/lust/need/greed.

 

I am that sad man that I usually ridicule. 

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51 minutes ago, Maude said:

 

The thing is, and yes I'm well aware of how rediculous a reason this is, I'm a massive Joy Division/early New Order fan, always have been since my teens. 

Anything that's not a Hooky signature bass just won't satisfy my want/lust/need/greed.

 

I am that sad man that I usually ridicule. 

Just buy the damn thing! 

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10 hours ago, Maude said:

The thing is, I just don't need it. 

I'd like it but is that a good enough reason. 

I know they're not comparable but I'm really loving my reverse P 424 at the moment. 

 

@Reggaebasshas just posted the counter argument. 

 

I can't go tonight anyway so I'm going to see what happens tomorrow. 

 

 


When did NEED ever get in the way when it comes to basses?

 

Realistically none of us need more than 2 or 3 basses if we really admit it, but that doesn’t stop us from wanting 10, 20 or however many!

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5 hours ago, Maude said:

 

The thing is, and yes I'm well aware of how ridiculous a reason this is, I'm a massive Joy Division/early New Order fan, always have been since my teens. 

Anything that's not a Hooky signature bass just won't satisfy my want/lust/need/greed.

 

I am that sad man that I usually ridicule. 

I've come across far worse reasons for wanting a piece of kit than it's something that is associated with one of your heroes! No ridicule from me, mate.

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14 hours ago, Maude said:

 

The thing is, and yes I'm well aware of how rediculous a reason this is, I'm a massive Joy Division/early New Order fan, always have been since my teens. 

Anything that's not a Hooky signature bass just won't satisfy my want/lust/need/greed.

 

Well OK, but why this and not a genuine BB1200, which was used to produce those sounds and would set you back about the same amount?

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34 minutes ago, pete.young said:

Well OK, but why this and not a genuine BB1200, which was used to produce those sounds and would set you back about the same amount?

I was gonna say the same thing. Get the actual model used rather than a marketing piece (in the nicest possible sense)!

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11 minutes ago, dannybuoy said:

Crazy, my guess is that's going on the wall in a Hard Rock Cafe in Dubai, UAE etc.

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36 minutes ago, bagsieblue said:

Crazy, my guess is that's going on the wall in a Hard Rock Cafe in Dubai, UAE etc.

Is it crazy though? (Not a dig BTW 🙂

You could spend £15k on a car, and in ten years it's worth pennies. Where as this in ten years will be worth, well who knows, but it'll never be pennies. 

If I had the money to spare I'd have found it very hard to resist. But I can get uncharacteristically giddy over JD/NO stuff. 

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