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Regardless of its perceived rarity and value, if I was going to ask 10 grand for a bass, I'd give it a bit of a clean at the very least!

Perhaps they're hoping someone will buy it as-is for the possibility of harvesting Steve Severin's DNA to make a clone...

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/265165598987

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Used by the banshees on two TV appearances? That makes it sound like it might have been lent or hired to the band to use whilst miming. The gunk on it looks terrible but nothing a squirt of cillit bang and a wipe with an oily rag couldn't sort out.

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If it didn’t have the banshees connection, what would be the going price 

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On 04/06/2021 at 17:17, Jean-Luc Pickguard said:

Used by the banshees on two TV appearances? That makes it sound like it might have been lent or hired to the band to use whilst miming. The gunk on it looks terrible but nothing a squirt of cillit bang and a wipe with an oily rag couldn't sort out.

And some lemon oil on the fretboard 👍

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12 minutes ago, Delberthot said:

And some lemon oil on the fretboard 👍

yes - lots of lemon oil

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On 05/06/2021 at 10:47, lowregisterhead said:

At a guess, 8-8.5k?

On reflection that's on the high side, but prices are rising. There have been a couple pop up around the 6K mark recently, but if it's not in the UK you'd need to add roughly 24% VAT and import duty to the price. Paul Herman at Wal has recently closed his order books for the foreseeable future, as he has so much work, waiting times have now risen to 4 years. That's probably boosted the second hand market.

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Nice, but I’d want some solid provenance if paying that much.  The fleur-de-lys fretboard inlays are pretty distinctive - found the attached pic with a quick search, but all you can really make out is that the inlays aren’t the standard dots.

Top band - saw them around 1980 (I think he was playing his Stingray then)

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Actual value of the bass notwithstanding, am I the only one to think "cash on collection" is a bit of a steep ask?

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On 09/06/2021 at 09:38, hubrad said:

Actual value of the bass notwithstanding, am I the only one to think "cash on collection" is a bit of a steep ask?

I imagine goths only deal in cash. Or blood.

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I see that in addition to collection only, the seller has very helpfully give his location as 'UK'. Perhaps all you need to do is follow the trail of bloodless corpses...

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10 minutes ago, lowregisterhead said:

. Perhaps all you need to do is follow the trail of bloodless corpses...

Don't be daft, they come back to life again, dont they..?

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On 09/06/2021 at 09:29, Shaggy said:

Nice, but I’d want some solid provenance if paying that much.  

 

Agreed, especially since the vendor apparently doesn't even know the name of "the bass player in S & the B" ...

Coming soon, the actual microphone used on TOTP by that guy from the Sex Pistols, you know, the one who sang, what was his name again? Anyway, a snip at £5000 and still covered with gob too.

 

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2 hours ago, Happy Jack said:

 

Coming soon, the actual microphone used on TOTP by that guy from the Sex Pistols, you know, the one who sang, what was his name again? Anyway, a snip at £5000 and still covered with gob too.

 

Life is always stranger than fiction- https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/174703466110?hash=item28ad23567e:g:2EYAAOSwz5pgW187

(Not Johnny’s, but allegedly Betsy B!itch’s, 1980’s hair metal queen.  Although more likely “autographed” by her roadie....)

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23 hours ago, Shaggy said:

Life is always stranger than fiction- https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/174703466110?hash=item28ad23567e:g:2EYAAOSwz5pgW187

(Not Johnny’s, but allegedly Betsy B!itch’s, 1980’s hair metal queen.  Although more likely “autographed” by her roadie....)

I was unaware of Betsy's oeuvre, and just fell down a rather weird YouTube S&M heavy metal rabbit hole. Thanks for that! I get the feeling that if the music business wasn't currently in the sh!tter, this particular piece of obscure memorabilia would have stayed in the bottom of the flightcase with the rest of the detritus...

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