Interesting Used Bass Sightings

For basses that don’t necessarily fit in the GAS or Bass Porn topics :slight_smile:

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Looks like Fernandes made a Stingray clone back in the lawsuit years:

Looks decent too, considering it’s from 1983. About $275 used. I had no idea.

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Yamaha BJ-5B, an active, 5-string version of the SBV.

http://www.shimokura-webshop.com/products/detail.php?product_id=92819

Ok this one could go in the Porn topic too.

Unobtanium rare (only 50 ever made), $3k used.

Same shop has four SBV’s, and two are pristine SBV-550s, both under $1000 (before tax).

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Adding @terb to make sure he sees this.

I don’t want one, exactly - but I am glad they exist :slight_smile:

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Damn! Yes it could. That’s really cool.

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not at all what I would want but I’ve never seen such an SBV. are you sure it’s a real Yamaha ? the logo seems kinda strange, at least it’s not the same font I have on my SBV.

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Apparently it is a 1999 one-off run of 50 for a specific artist signature line, a surfrock band here called Terry & The Blue Jeans. Here’s the equivalent 6-string:

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definitly not what I would buy :sweat_smile:

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Especially not for $3-4000 :slight_smile:

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You would probably like this one more:

http://www.shimokura-webshop.com/products/detail.php?product_id=97660&category_id=630

~$800. They had two yesterday, sold one already :slight_smile:

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This hideous turtle-thing burst:

will cost you $15,000.

1964 J.

https://www.guitarplanet.co.jp/product/detail/?cd=&id=27104

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about the SBV : yeah it’s exactly the same than mine in 550 version. at the time that’s exactly what I was looking for … but now that I have other basses with a single P pickup, I’m really happy to have 500. it’s my only bass with a dual single coil configuration. (except the lawsuit J with the fakebuckers :smiley: )

about the Fender : yeah that’s really infamous. almost even worse than the lawsuit. that’s incredible, I really don’t understand how one could like those finishes.

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I know. I mean, that couldn’t have looked good, even at the time.

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and there are even ugliest bursts finishes.

Fender Antigua :

:nauseated_face:

and Gibson Silverburst :


:face_vomiting:

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That Antigua looks exactly like the shade horror movies use for rotting zombies. Nice work, Fender. It looks like moss growing on dead bones. And not in a cool metal way, a literal way.

The Les Paul Thing there I could almost like in that it’s at least not as horrific a color choice as the other uglybursts, but it’s probably the most boring color scheme I have seen ever (even on a Gibson).

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in this world of uglyness, the best of both worlds could be the Troy Sanders Jaguar Bass :

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there is a full thread on TGP about ugly bursts :joy:

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This might just be the most expensive Squier Jazz Bass ever

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Oh thanks for the tip, that’s an amazing thread.

Just found this one. It’s not ugly so much, it’s more like Ibanez wasn’t even really trying:

OK I was wrong, that’s pretty bad.

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OK here you go, in video form for full effect:

0:10 - “Wow…”

yeah my thoughts exactly

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