01-19-2013 07:51 PM - edited 01-20-2013 06:24 AM
I just score my first older MIJ P-Bass . I walked into one of my regular stop pawnshops, and I saw this baby on the racks.The owner was asking $248.79 so I was interested in checking it out. Upon inspection I noticed the neck was a little bowed,but I wanted to plug it in anyway and make sure it worked and played ok. Anyway the input jack was messed up and you'd have to wiggle the chord to get the bass to play. As far as what I heard when it would stay on was a really clean punchy tone. The body and neck are in really decent shape for the age of the bass. I told the owner that I could not pay anywhere close to his asking price with the bow and the messed up jack. Anyway he knocked it all the way down to $115.47 plus tax. I could not say no to that price. Anyway the serial number on the bass is
I 018001 which puts it at 1990. I'm also wondering if it's a '57 RI P-Bass? I've seen a few on e-bay and look just like mine. Here's the obligatory pics.
01-20-2013 05:22 AM
I just fixed the links. I guess we can't post pics up on the boards anymore,just links to pics?
01-20-2013 06:20 AM
Congrats on another great pawnshop bass score!
If you use the Photobucket html code and paste it into the html itself, I think the photos should show up.
01-20-2013 06:22 AM
Thanks Gerbee for the heads up. I'm still getting used to this new format. I'm hoping I can get acclimated.
01-20-2013 06:30 AM
I'll go ahead and try to link pics the proper way:
01-20-2013 07:13 AM
Are there NO pawnshops, are just pawnshops not worth visiting? Most pawnshops know what they have,and price stuff way too high. Where I live, they just don't really care to investigate the true worth of the stuff they bring in. The result is stuff priced based on what they loaned on it.
01-20-2013 07:53 AM
If it wasn't for the killer deals I get in the pawnshops around here, I NEVER get any new gear. Prices are so high on new gear that it's really hard to throw down a lot of hard earned cash.
01-20-2013 09:32 AM
Admittedly deals can be found, but sometimes my local pawnshop makes me shake my head. $900 for a MiM Fender P-bass? Do they just look at the name on the headstock, search the web and pick the highest price they find? The only deals I can get are on the decent quality "off-brands".
01-20-2013 01:27 PM
Yea Gerbee, the mainly look for the Fender, Gibson, Martin, Taylor etc. logo and just find a high price they can live with and discount 50% and still make a killing. They RARELY put in the time and energy to find the REAL value of the intruments they get in the store. Pretty sad.
HarmonyCentral.com is the leading Internet resource for musicians, supplying valuable information from news and product reviews, to classified ads and chat rooms.