May Be Picking UP a 1985 4001V63 MG Need advice

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Re: May Be Picking UP a 1985 4001V63 MG Need advice

Postby (jps) » Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:04 pm

Baz Cooper wrote:UNFORTUNATELY It did't work out...I couldn't come up withy the $3,000 that the seller wanted...I could only come up with $2500....oh well.....maybe someday...
Thanks for all of your help guys....

$3000 is pretty steep for a V63, so consider yourself lucky, really.
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Re: May Be Picking UP a 1985 4001V63 MG Need advice

Postby (ram) » Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:45 pm

Seems a bit steep to me too... who knows, maybe the seller will call you in a week or two asking if you are still interested?????
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Re: May Be Picking UP a 1985 4001V63 MG Need advice

Postby (songdog) » Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:44 am

Sadly, at that price it is more likely to go to a collector than to a musician who will play it.

If I had $3000 of crazy money looking to be spent, I'd buy it and play the snot out of it! The only thing better than a Rickenbacker bass is... two Rickenbacker basses!
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Re: May Be Picking UP a 1985 4001V63 MG Need advice

Postby (jps) » Sun Feb 10, 2019 1:07 am

songdog wrote:The only thing better than a Rickenbacker bass is... two Rickenbacker basses!

Cue photo! :mrgreen:

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Re: May Be Picking UP a 1985 4001V63 MG Need advice

Postby (ram) » Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:53 am

or four...
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Re: May Be Picking UP a 1985 4001V63 MG Need advice

Postby (jps) » Sun Feb 10, 2019 1:42 pm

What's that scuffy looking thing in the midle? :mrgreen:
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Re: May Be Picking UP a 1985 4001V63 MG Need advice

Postby (ram) » Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:55 pm

It's a '72 Carvin... Hofner neck... just something I have liked for decades.
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Re: May Be Picking UP a 1985 4001V63 MG Need advice

Postby (jps) » Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:20 am

I like the pickup spacing on it. 8)
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Re: May Be Picking UP a 1985 4001V63 MG Need advice

Postby (ram) » Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:44 am

it's a neat little bass... short scale, you can play it with one hand. Nice tones too. The body is a thick slab of maple... you feel this guy after a while but I do love playing it. I had one back when, bought from Carvin along with amp and cab (2x15). Still have the amp and cab. in 74 got my 4001 and was a very happy guy! A few years later I needed to make rent so the Carvin was sold. I really missed that bass. A few years ago this one popped up on a GC website. So I got it for old times sake!
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Re: May Be Picking UP a 1985 4001V63 MG Need advice

Postby (Baz Cooper) » Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:20 pm

I MAY wind up getting that v63!!!! A little more than I wanted to spend but...we'll see what transpires this weekend!!
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Re: May Be Picking UP a 1985 4001V63 MG Need advice

Postby (ram) » Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:10 pm

Good Luck!
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Re: May Be Picking UP a 1985 4001V63 MG Need advice

Postby (Baz Cooper) » Sat Feb 16, 2019 12:29 am

Special Thanks to Len Lescosky for selling me this awesome bass!!! Made in January of 1985!!!! original 1960's Magnetic Horseshoe Pickup!!! This bass is Insane!!!! I am NOW a Rickenbacker owner again!!!
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Re: May Be Picking UP a 1985 4001V63 MG Need advice

Postby (bottom4) » Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:37 am

Baz Cooper wrote:Special Thanks to Len Lescosky for selling me this awesome bass!!! Made in January of 1985!!!! original 1960's Magnetic Horseshoe Pickup!!! This bass is Insane!!!! I am NOW a Rickenbacker owner again!!!


Even slightly older than mine.

And btw, we don’t believe you until photo evidence appears...

Pics please!

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Re: May Be Picking UP a 1985 4001V63 MG Need advice

Postby (ram) » Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:48 am

Congratulations!! when your fingers are too sore to play for a bit, a picture or two would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: May Be Picking UP a 1985 4001V63 MG Need advice

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