Jump to content
gareth

Seller cow poop

Recommended Posts

I asked the seller of a bass how much it weighed and got this reply

Hi, just weighed it. With thepickup cover and tailpiece cover on, it is 9.6lbs. Remember that this is the special vintage issue with the very dense original type rosewood fretboard! Even the pickguard is thicker and therefore heavier than normal, same goes for the original style ‘62 Precision pickup which is would with a different gauge of wire, and I think, with stronger magnets. You wouldn’t believe the difference that all these little changes make! Cheers”

 

  • Haha 5

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 minutes ago, gareth said:

I asked the seller of a bass how much it weighed and got this reply

Hi, just weighed it. With thepickup cover and tailpiece cover on, it is 9.6lbs. Remember that this is the special vintage issue with the very dense original type rosewood fretboard! Even the pickguard is thicker and therefore heavier than normal, same goes for the original style ‘62 Precision pickup which is would with a different gauge of wire, and I think, with stronger magnets. You wouldn’t believe the difference that all these little changes make! Cheers”

 

Not that bad.

Only one use of "vintage"  but several missed several chances to insert "Rare" into the reply 😁

 

 

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The assumption that the buyer knows less than the seller.

Just say “9.6lbs with covers, 9.4 without”

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I thought the mojo formula included the mythically aged magnets, which are weaker, of course, and nobody knows by how much, but somehow different to magnets which just start out weaker.

Both are helpful if you have an iron skull but do not sound the same.

Stronger magnets, as you know, pull the bass towards the Earth’s core giving the feeling of added heaviness yet, if you put magnets of less strength but equal density in there the bass will feel lighter. Aaaaah.

Now that you’re here, can I also interest you in some magic beans?

  • Like 1
  • Haha 7

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My favourite is “I’ve been told it’s all original and I have no reason to doubt it,” when you’ve pointed out that it’s clearly not all original.

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

“It’s one of the good ones” It’s astonishing that despite Fenders notoriously iffy QC in the 70s, every single one sold on BC has been “one of the good ones”... it’s amazing... what are the chances of that? 🤔

  • Haha 6

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

From an ebay listing "I've oiled the neck so it's ready to go!" - I was relieved to see that because the consequences of shipping a bass without oiling the neck don't bear thinking about.

  • Like 1
  • Haha 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, CamdenRob said:

“It’s one of the good ones” It’s astonishing that despite Fenders notoriously iffy QC in the 70s, every single one sold on BC has been “one of the good ones”... it’s amazing... what are the chances of that? 🤔

At 5kg it’s heavy, but it’s never bothered me...

  • Like 1
  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 hours ago, gareth said:

I asked the seller of a bass how much it weighed and got this reply

Hi, just weighed it. With thepickup cover and tailpiece cover on, it is 9.6lbs. Remember that this is the special vintage issue with the very dense original type rosewood fretboard! Even the pickguard is thicker and therefore heavier than normal, same goes for the original style ‘62 Precision pickup which is would with a different gauge of wire, and I think, with stronger magnets. You wouldn’t believe the difference that all these little changes make! Cheers”

 

I suggest you buy this bass, then I'll happily exchange your heavy 62 pickup for a spare Squier pickup I have lying around here. I might even be able to find a lightweight Crapola pickguard to swap for your heavily over-engineered version. You'd have to pay my postage, though.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
9 hours ago, gareth said:

I asked the seller of a bass how much it weighed and got this reply

Hi, just weighed it. With thepickup cover and tailpiece cover on, it is 9.6lbs. Remember that this is the special vintage issue with the very dense original type rosewood fretboard! Even the pickguard is thicker and therefore heavier than normal, same goes for the original style ‘62 Precision pickup which is would with a different gauge of wire, and I think, with stronger magnets. You wouldn’t believe the difference that all these little changes make! Cheers”

 

What a load of old codswallop. 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Surely if "you are looking at this you know all about it"  so why ask questions! Always my favourite line on an advert.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've always struggled to decide which is better, a prototype or a transitional model.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What is .6 of a lb? (It's just over 9 and a half ounces but who quotes imperial measurements in decimals?).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
48 minutes ago, Happy Jack said:

I've always struggled to decide which is better, a prototype or a transitional model.

 

A transitional prototype surely? 🤔

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, Mykesbass said:

What is .6 of a lb? (It's just over 9 and a half ounces but who quotes imperial measurements in decimals?).

I've often wondered about this too.

Is 9.5lbs actually 9lbs 8ozs or is the seller too young to understand the imperial system, but means 9lbs 5ozs?

Frank.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
14 hours ago, Doctor J said:

I thought the mojo formula included the mythically aged magnets, which are weaker, of course, and nobody knows by how much, but somehow different to magnets which just start out weaker.

Ah, mojo - ten years worth of dead skin, bogies, grease and general gunge.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So are you going to buy my bass or not? 😝

  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.



×
×
  • Create New...