Anyone like bass guitars?

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In talks with a FB seller regarding Olympic white MIM maple board 2010 jazz bass

Thoughts ?
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StrummersOfThunder wrote: Thu Nov 30, 2023 10:01 am In talks with a FB seller regarding Olympic white MIM maple board 2010 jazz bass

Thoughts ?
Price point ?
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https://www.trademe.co.nz/a/marketplace ... 4450663370

What to make of this...
Obv not original case but also I cant find any evidence of a 1978 p bass having a gold anodized guard so Im picking this is non original also.

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I’d say 70’s neck and either mim body and bits or something like that.
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Kev77 wrote: Fri Dec 08, 2023 1:28 pm I’d say 70’s neck and either mim body and bits or something like that.
Yeh I wondered...
But he says he's had it since 1984 and as far as I know they didnt make fenders in mexico then ( started 1987?)

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My old Greco Jazz is so old it's a "Gneco" :wtf:
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MikeC wrote: Fri Dec 08, 2023 2:11 pm My old Greco Jazz is so old it's a "Gneco" :wtf:
Very much like mine. The old Maxon pups sound great!
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crowbgood1 wrote: Fri Dec 08, 2023 2:16 pm
MikeC wrote: Fri Dec 08, 2023 2:11 pm My old Greco Jazz is so old it's a "Gneco" :wtf:
Very much like mine. The old Maxon pups sound great!
Yeah they do, they're actually single coils underneath the faux HB top!
The frets on mine have zero life left and the fretboard is flat (no radius).
If I get the frets done I might get the board radiused to 7.25"
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MikeC wrote: Fri Dec 08, 2023 2:17 pm
crowbgood1 wrote: Fri Dec 08, 2023 2:16 pm
MikeC wrote: Fri Dec 08, 2023 2:11 pm My old Greco Jazz is so old it's a "Gneco" :wtf:
Very much like mine. The old Maxon pups sound great!
Yeah they do, they're actually single coils underneath the faux HB top!
The frets on mine have zero life left and the fretboard is flat (no radius).
If I get the frets done I might get the board radiused to 7.25"
My pups were really microphonic so I had them waxed and made a healthy change.

The neck radius is good, the frets are very vintage :lol:
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Oh wow, snap. Our Gneco's are twins!
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crowbgood1 wrote: Fri Dec 08, 2023 3:18 pm
MikeC wrote: Fri Dec 08, 2023 2:17 pm
crowbgood1 wrote: Fri Dec 08, 2023 2:16 pm

Very much like mine. The old Maxon pups sound great!
Yeah they do, they're actually single coils underneath the faux HB top!
The frets on mine have zero life left and the fretboard is flat (no radius).
If I get the frets done I might get the board radiused to 7.25"
My pups were really microphonic so I had them waxed and made a healthy change.

The neck radius is good, the frets are very vintage :lol:

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Strings vintage as well? When were they last changed?

Maybe a Gneco is a lawsuit Greco. The plot thickens!
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WellyBlues wrote: Fri Dec 08, 2023 3:42 pm
crowbgood1 wrote: Fri Dec 08, 2023 3:18 pm
MikeC wrote: Fri Dec 08, 2023 2:17 pm
Yeah they do, they're actually single coils underneath the faux HB top!
The frets on mine have zero life left and the fretboard is flat (no radius).
If I get the frets done I might get the board radiused to 7.25"
My pups were really microphonic so I had them waxed and made a healthy change.

The neck radius is good, the frets are very vintage :lol:

Greco Jansen 2.jpg
Strings vintage as well? When were they last changed?

Maybe a Gneco is a lawsuit Greco. The plot thickens!
I think "Gneco" is an earlier logo style which was altered to "Greco". They are all Grecos.
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crowbgood1 wrote: Fri Dec 08, 2023 3:18 pm
MikeC wrote: Fri Dec 08, 2023 2:17 pm
crowbgood1 wrote: Fri Dec 08, 2023 2:16 pm

Very much like mine. The old Maxon pups sound great!
Yeah they do, they're actually single coils underneath the faux HB top!
The frets on mine have zero life left and the fretboard is flat (no radius).
If I get the frets done I might get the board radiused to 7.25"
My pups were really microphonic so I had them waxed and made a healthy change.

The neck radius is good, the frets are very vintage :lol:
So your fretboard has a radius?
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