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Two TBird II's
« on: June 06, 2017, 11:08:28 AM »
From the same seller (no affiliation).

Refin - looks really good in that color:

https://reverb.com/item/5522375-gibson-thunderbird-ii-bass-1965-pelham-blue-unbroken-nitro-refin-by-lay-s

Original - seems a bit steep, but what do I know:

https://reverb.com/item/5521966-vintage-gibson-thunderbird-ii-bass-1965-2-color-sunburst-nice-shape-rare-unbroken-headstock

Are these valued at the going rate(s)?
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Re: Two TBird II's
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2017, 01:28:35 PM »
The seller is known to this Church... :mrgreen:
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Re: Two TBird II's
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2017, 03:59:06 PM »
Yes, the seller is a member here.

"Baz Cooper's Ancient Bass Vortex"  :mrgreen:

If I decide to sell on Reverb, maybe I'll go with Dave's Modern Guitar Sinkhole.

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Re: Two TBird II's
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2017, 04:25:07 PM »
Dangerous Dave's Devilish Diversions... :mrgreen:
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Re: Two TBird II's
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2017, 11:33:22 AM »
Dave's Country & Non-Country Bass Bunker.
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Re: Two TBird II's
« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2017, 01:19:48 PM »
Yes, dat Be Me bad-Ass Baz Cooper the  Bionic Bass Freak! I've been in a bad funk for the last few months...No  way to earn a living...model shop doesn't call much for freelance..no bands to jam with in Chicago...I had to unfortunately sell my vintage Hiwatt 1/2 stacks...but...I'll survive...I'm actually gonna take down those t bird ads right now...MAY leave the 8 string up for a bit just to see...

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Re: Two TBird II's
« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2017, 03:09:38 PM »


 Hope you don't have to sell them Baz.
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Re: Two TBird II's
« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2017, 04:35:22 AM »
Took off all 3 listings...had a weak moment....was ready to trade for a sunburst 1965 Jazz Bass with Lollipop tuners exactly like Noel Redding and then use the rest of the  money for bills....guess I'll keep them and keep struggling...

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Re: Two TBird II's
« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2017, 08:23:02 AM »
Hope you get to keep the birds. If you did end up selling them for a decent price, it wouldn't be such a horrible thing. If you can learn to embrace some of your inner Buddha, material possessions are not so important in the grand scheme of things. If you want a jazz bass with lollipops, just get any old jazz and throw some hipshot lollipops on it. Chances are a newer bass will be in better playing shape than something that's been banged around for fifty years anyhow. Hoping things take a turn for the better in the near future for you
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Re: Two TBird II's
« Reply #9 on: June 08, 2017, 09:22:04 AM »
If you want a jazz bass with lollipops, just get any old jazz and throw some hipshot lollipops on it.

If that were only true.... :sad:

I have 4 modern Jazz basses and an intact '66 (with lollipops). As good as the new(er) ones are there's just no comparison to the old '66.
I did get to select it from a comparably aged group, and it clearly was the cream though others looked much better. When you get a good
one there's no denying that what it does it does extremely well. This one went from the original owner, to the dealer, to me. I have no doubt that I am a lucky guy.

I am not going to turn the "new vs vintage" rock over. I'm just very happy with the voice my old Jazz brings to the table.
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Re: Two TBird II's
« Reply #10 on: June 10, 2017, 08:53:58 AM »
Ya Can't beat the vintage stuff...

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Re: Two TBird II's
« Reply #11 on: June 18, 2017, 04:29:35 AM »
I made a poor attempt to sell my remaining 3 basses...but alas...My prices were HIGH so..in a way I didn't really want to sell them UNLESS my outrageous prices were met.
« Last Edit: June 23, 2017, 10:01:54 AM by Baz Cooper »