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Everything posted by crunchee

  1. IMO, Reverb is actually steering profits to Reverb when they suggest prices. I use Reverb, and to a lesser extent Ebay, as a market 'price guide' for buying. If I'm jonesin' for sumpthin', I'll shop and compare. And keep looking until I can find a better deal, often elsewhere. Or change my sights to something else.
  2. 'Is it worth 8K?' To somebody, someday, maybe. Not to me though, I can think of a lot more fun things to do with that amount of money, and still have change left over.
  3. Cool snag, enjoy! I have a few Core models myself, the Godin 'Nitro' PUs are made by G&B (a big OEM manufacturer) in South Korea (I found this out when I swapped out PUs), they're fairly hot and word online is that they're probably ceramics. They do sound good to my ears, but I don't use a lot of gain, though. https://www.budgetguitarist.com/gb-pickups-the-hidden-company/ The mahogany backs on these Core models look very well matched to my eye, the ones I have are either a two-or three-piece mahogany back (I have both). How to tell? Shine a bright flashlight and hold it close to the body edge, and look for the differences in the wood grain where the wood joins together. It's easy to match body wood grain from the front and back, but nearly impossible to do it from the sides.
  4. ..., where somebody actually started a company named Chibson USA: https://reverb.com/shop/chibson-usa No affiliation, BTW.
  5. Fender sells brand-new ones for $44.99, and Sweetwater has them for $32.99; all with the vintage correct RCA plug already attached. Unless you're on a very tight budget, I don't think you're gonna find them much cheaper; and with used, you'd probably have to spring for full shipping. There's bound to be a seller with new stock that can ship for cheap or for free, because otherwise that could be a good chunk of your expenditure. The only alternative I can think of is to go hang out at pawn shops.
  6. I'd watch the live stream if they have one, provided that it's free. Wouldn't have to leave the house, and can eat and drink my own goodies without paying through the nose. Besides, I was stationed at Twentynine Stumps for two years and Iraq for a tour, so I'm DONE with the desert.
  7. I remember the 'Bad 'ol days', when they only had one store and a quasi-weekly/monthly mail-out list of gear in stock. I think I still had a landline phone and no computer back then, too.
  8. I think it was $2495, but I could be wrong, it wasn't any more expensive than that.
  9. I suspect the 'Grade' was determined by Dean (maybe there was a certificate?), not DGS, as I've never seen them do that before.
  10. No affiliation. Single HB. How on earth does/can anybody determine AAAAA Grade Korina? https://www.davesguitar.com/collections/all-products-latest/products/custom-shop-carlino-v-korina-20
  11. I have a bass-centric question...who popularized the P/J pickup configuration/combination in the first place? 1st Gen Hamer Cruisebasses and Guild Pilot basses had them, both from the '80s; Peavey had them since at least the '90s (I just bought an used early '90s Peavey USA Forum P/J bass from a store over the weekend, incoming within the week, for the princely sum of $195!), and lotsa import basses both had and currently have them. I really like the ones with passive PUs, I'm not into the feeding batteries to pickups thing; besides, that's what amps are for. So, why aren't P/Js a bigger selling point? Once I went P/J and learned how to blend/combine them together (or not) at will, almost all other basses went away from my want lists!
  12. Very nice build! It's a Tele, so dings do come with the territory...after all, Teles are meant to be used. What kind of wood did you use for the body?
  13. I like the Godin Core model guitars, but you might want to get a closer/clearer photo of the mahogany grain on the back of the neck, just below where the headstock flares out...the two 'Sunburst' Core models (three listings, but two are duplicate listings for some bizarre reason) on Reverb look like they have unusually short grain in that area, and that causes me pause since that's the traditional 'weak spot' for Gibson-type headstocks, though Godin Core models aren't nearly as steeply angled as Gibsons are. I can't tell what the grain is like in photos of the other Core models, though. Edited to add: for about a hundred bucks more ($695), DGS has a similar but more 'deluxe' Godin Icon Type 2 Classic (ebony fretboard, shaped/carved top, factory Seymour Duncan '59 HB in the bridge position) up for sale (no affiliation): https://www.davesguitar.com/collections/misc-electrics/products/icon-type-2-classic-12 Plus, shipping isn't nearly as eye-gougingly expensive from DGS as it is from Reverb.
  14. Punishing others with Nickleback? So, what else is new?
  15. Is it on Top 40 FM Radio? Or is there such a thing anymore?
  16. Do Partscasters count? I guess almost any guitar counts as a Partscaster, depending on the percentage of prefabricated parts. About the only guitar that wouldn't be, would probably be a built-from-scratch acoustic. Two of my past and current favorites that I still have on hand, that I have a strong 'provenance' (know about the build and the builder) on: https://reverb.com/item/10911960-partscaster-ithacaster-t-type-2018 https://reverb.com/item/60399407-partscaster-t-style-2013-blueburst The guy doing 'Ithacasters' (Mick LoPinto) still puts them together and sells them on Reverb...at one point, he had two of his on sale at Carter's Vintage Guitars in Nashville about a year or so ago (edit: the two that were at Carter's had sold, they now have four in stock, no affiliation: https://cartervintage.com/shop?keywords=Ithacaster Thankfully, I bought an early one from Mick about five years ago, they ain't cheap no more.
  17. Especially since the original case is still intact and with the bass! For $585?
  18. I think I'm getting old...twenty years ago, I woulda chased after this bass for sure; nowadays, having something with forty-plus years of unknown wear and tear on it doesn't appeal to me. Kinda sounds like my potential dating profile, if I still wanted to put up with that hassle.
  19. Anybody notice that the highest bidder has the three highest bids? Either they're trying to intimidate anybody/everybody else from bidding, or just hoping that no one else does...just because the highest bidder has the top three bids doesn't mean that they're all not just the minimum amount for each bid. It's an old trick, and there's only way to find out in the end, by bidding. Just my two cents, I don't have a dog in this hunt; and of course, YMMV.
  20. If they really needed the money quick, y'know, because of a D-I-V-O-R-C-E or their bank went belly up, then they might ask for considerably less. Or, you may just have to wait a little longer and see what happens...who knows?
  21. No affiliation. Auction ends tomorrow evening: https://www.ebay.com/itm/134481295883?_trkparms=amclksrc%3DITM%26aid%3D777008%26algo%3DPERSONAL.TOPIC%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20220705100511%26meid%3Df01d2c943598473b94900b22ca9c65a3%26pid%3D101524%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D1%26itm%3D134481295883%26pmt%3D1%26noa%3D1%26pg%3D2380057%26algv%3DRecentlyViewedItemsV2%26brand%3DHamer&_trksid=p2380057.c101524.m146925&_trkparms=pageci%3A161846d4-c2cc-11ed-a2f0-16b1339419fc|parentrq%3Ae2c3da891860a4d75f9caf6affffd06e|iid%3A1
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