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jonno
Junior
Username: jonno

Post Number: 15
Registered: 5-2007
Posted on Monday, May 21, 2007 - 2:11 pm:   Edit Post

I would consider trading my Series 1 for a Balance K 5 string with comfort spacing....What do you have?
What do you guys think this 1977 series 1 32" medium scale is worth? A few little dings here and there but for the most part a very clean and well maintained bass..Everything works perfect and it comes with the DS-5 power supply and original case...

(Message edited by jonno on May 23, 2007)

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57basstra
Senior Member
Username: 57basstra

Post Number: 632
Registered: 4-2005
Posted on Wednesday, May 23, 2007 - 4:20 am:   Edit Post

Hello, Jon.

Someone else may have other ideas, but you asked so here are mine.

I'd say the range is between $3,500 and $4,500 (give or take a couple of hundred depending on your situation and the buyer's wants and desires.)

If you want to sell it quickly, price it at about $3,500 and I'll bet it will go soon. Price it at $4,500 and you may have it for a while, but who knows? It may be just what folks are looking to purchase.

It seems the short and medium scale basses are highly popular and even more desirable (to some) that the LSB. I, myself, like the big basses. Yours is very nice.

Good luck. HOpes this helps.

If I am too far off the mark I will imagine that someone will 'chime' in and let us know.
drr
spose
Intermediate Member
Username: spose

Post Number: 129
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Wednesday, May 23, 2007 - 6:04 am:   Edit Post

nice bass! something about thoses 70's basses..I love them.
the knobs and toggle switches aren't original.
I think 57basstra is about right on the price.

good luck!
jonno
Junior
Username: jonno

Post Number: 17
Registered: 5-2007
Posted on Wednesday, May 23, 2007 - 6:38 am:   Edit Post

Thanks guys for the help..You are both exactly where I fugured the bass is worth....

I would consider trading for a Balance K 5 string with Comfort spacing if anybody has one or knows of somebody that may be interested...
PLEASE let me know..
Jonno
glocke
Intermediate Member
Username: glocke

Post Number: 200
Registered: 9-2002
Posted on Wednesday, May 23, 2007 - 7:45 am:   Edit Post

nice bass....these older alembics have such a cool vibe to them....
jonno
Junior
Username: jonno

Post Number: 19
Registered: 5-2007
Posted on Wednesday, May 23, 2007 - 8:00 am:   Edit Post

Thanks bro she really is a killer bass but I play 5 string 99% of the time and this series is just going to sit in the case...
The tone is off the charts and the 32" scale makes it a breez to play....
jack
Intermediate Member
Username: jack

Post Number: 153
Registered: 11-2005
Posted on Wednesday, May 23, 2007 - 12:07 pm:   Edit Post

Jonno, I am jealous. Saw that one go in NYC, guess you beat me to the punch? Good work on that. Funny, I was dreaming last night of kind of the same thing; that is, if I got it would I be willing to trade a vintage for a new Bal K 5'er with custom spacing (my dream bass below) that is more to my liking and playing style.

However, hearing so many stories from people who traded their '61 strat for a later model something else with more modern features really makes you stop and think....

Sigh, I thought I was pretty darn close to owning my dream bass... again, great catch.



jonno
Junior
Username: jonno

Post Number: 20
Registered: 5-2007
Posted on Wednesday, May 23, 2007 - 12:10 pm:   Edit Post

Hey Jack,

Its all about timing my friend....I bet you will win the next round....:-)

Where in NY are you?
jack
Intermediate Member
Username: jack

Post Number: 154
Registered: 11-2005
Posted on Wednesday, May 23, 2007 - 12:20 pm:   Edit Post

Right now I'm in midtown kicking myself, but I live in Astoria. I usually post my band's gigs (I Like Orange) under that topic if you're interested. If you play out around NYC let me know.

Just to be clear, I don't own the bass I pictured, I was just saying that is my dream bass; but, all other things being equal, would I trade a nice vintage for it? Dunno.
jonno
Junior
Username: jonno

Post Number: 21
Registered: 5-2007
Posted on Wednesday, May 23, 2007 - 12:28 pm:   Edit Post

I totally understood...
I live up in Rockland about 20 miles north and lived in NYC for close to 10 years..
I dont gig in the city that much anymore but do allot of local studio work....
jonno
Junior
Username: jonno

Post Number: 22
Registered: 5-2007
Posted on Thursday, May 24, 2007 - 8:10 am:   Edit Post

Here are some more pictures.....Top and back are flamed Koa,Mohogany body,32" scale medium,Some typical finish checking on the neck,
2 small screw hole on the back form an ill atempt to relocate strap pins...Thats it!..
The bass plays new and everything works perfect..





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kungfusheriff
Senior Member
Username: kungfusheriff

Post Number: 602
Registered: 8-2003
Posted on Thursday, May 24, 2007 - 9:52 am:   Edit Post

Did the sale you told me about yesterday fall through?
jonno
Junior
Username: jonno

Post Number: 23
Registered: 5-2007
Posted on Thursday, May 24, 2007 - 1:17 pm:   Edit Post

Hey,
I have a deal pending..
jonno
Junior
Username: jonno

Post Number: 24
Registered: 5-2007
Posted on Wednesday, May 30, 2007 - 1:37 pm:   Edit Post

Sold!

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