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Re: Cool Greco bass on Ebay
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2018, 05:19:12 AM »
I really like that!
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Re: Cool Greco bass on Ebay
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2018, 07:05:56 AM »
It looks nice in a late 70s - early 80s way. At 5.2 kg I'd pass unless I had played one and knew the balance was good. Not that I would pay that asking price.

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Re: Cool Greco bass on Ebay
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2018, 08:45:55 AM »
My first thoughts, in order, before I read Dave's post:

1) Wow! Nice looking bass!
2) Looks really heavy.

5.5 KG=12.1 pounds.

Plus the price at over $1200, and the $178 shipping to the US.

Aaaarrrrrrgh. :-[

But to my eye, that's one right pretty bass.
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Re: Cool Greco bass on Ebay
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2018, 08:58:43 AM »
If anyone know anything about this series of Greco basses, I'm VERY curious because they seem to be identical to Ibanez Musician basses of the same era save for the pickups and string through accommodation. Were they products of the same factory?

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Re: Cool Greco bass on Ebay
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2018, 09:11:33 AM »
Very Ibanez indeed. And nice!

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Re: Cool Greco bass on Ebay
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2018, 09:36:01 AM »
When I saw the wood and pickups, I checked to see if it was an aluminum-neck Kramer.
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Re: Cool Greco bass on Ebay
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2018, 10:46:37 AM »
If anyone know anything about this series of Greco basses, I'm VERY curious because they seem to be identical to Ibanez Musician basses of the same era save for the pickups and string through accommodation. Were they products of the same factory?

Greco used to be Ibanez for the domestic market (being Japan)

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Re: Cool Greco bass on Ebay
« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2018, 10:57:20 AM »
Greco used to be Ibanez for the domestic market (being Japan)

I had suspected something like that but never knew for sure. Thanks. I recently got an insane deal on an Ibanez RB624CS (wasn't even looking to buy but the price was too good to pass) and it had me looking up old late 70's/early 80's Japanese basses and I had found the thread starter Greco already. Any reason the pickups were different? Those old Ibanez pickups are amazing IMO, and actually have character that their more recent models seem to lack.

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Re: Cool Greco bass on Ebay
« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2018, 11:10:18 AM »
I played an Ibanez Musician once, and it too weighed a ton.

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Re: Cool Greco bass on Ebay
« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2018, 11:26:15 AM »
I have a fretless '79 Ibanez Musician and it's not all that heavy. I've never officially weighed it but my guess is that it's around 8-9 lbs max. I've only ever played another one, fretless like mine, but in better shape, and it weighed about the same.

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Re: Cool Greco bass on Ebay
« Reply #11 on: January 11, 2018, 11:51:54 AM »
Greco used to be Ibanez for the domestic market (being Japan)

Yes and no. Most of their electric lines were the identical guitars and basses sold under different names, but the brand names were owned by two unrelated companies.

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Re: Cool Greco bass on Ebay
« Reply #12 on: January 11, 2018, 12:06:38 PM »
That explains the different pickups.

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Re: Cool Greco bass on Ebay
« Reply #13 on: January 11, 2018, 01:04:52 PM »
This is the same bass but with free shipping. It could save you some money depending on shipping cost. For example shipping to Sweden is 205$ so I'd have to pay 1475$ in the top auction against paying 1350$ in the free shipping auction:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Greco-GOB1200-DS-1978-shipping/202009227612?_trkparms=aid%3D888007%26algo%3DDISC.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20131227121020%26meid%3D933fc271e67a48048b0ebe4d6a589b8b%26pid%3D100009%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D1%26sd%3D112716718493&_trksid=p2047675.c100009.m1982#shpCntId

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Re: Cool Greco bass on Ebay
« Reply #14 on: January 11, 2018, 02:19:43 PM »
That explains the different pickups.

And the bridge combination