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What's hot on Trademe right now!

Post by foal30 » Wed Apr 22, 2009 2:38 pm

This weeks TM bargain could be the Status/Washburn

I played one of these a few times back in the late '80s-early 90's...extremely good balance and fairly versatile tone wise.

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Post by foal30 » Wed Apr 22, 2009 3:40 pm

hey a cat on this site wants one of these but I can't remember what thread.
Smee?
Smree?

I put this is here thinking I was on the right track.

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Re: new pre-loved gear

Post by foal30 » Wed Apr 22, 2009 3:44 pm

GGGGOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAALLLLLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Post by beagle » Wed Apr 22, 2009 3:47 pm

Yeah Smee would have been the one.
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Re: What's hot on Trademe right now!

Post by beagle » Wed Apr 22, 2009 3:56 pm

You're da man foal! 8)
Yeah that's looks like a very nice bass.
Have you played on of these?
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Post by john » Wed Apr 22, 2009 4:01 pm

This is a brilliant idea for a thread foal..I often see things on trade me that I am not going to buy....This would be a great place to post that sort of thing

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Post by beagle » Wed Apr 22, 2009 4:35 pm

Yeah great idea foal :roll:
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Post by foal30 » Wed Apr 22, 2009 6:39 pm

ha ha ha

yes I have played an '80s Washburn made Status.
not the one in this auction though.

there must have been at least three that made it to Chch...Lyall Stone had one plus there was one for sale at the legendary CJ's...I ended up getting the Hohner B2A instead of the W/Status.

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Post by beagle » Thu Apr 23, 2009 9:04 am

nice how it doesn't have to have double ball ends on the strings.
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Re: What's hot on Trademe right now!

Post by foal30 » Thu Apr 23, 2009 8:54 pm

yeah I actually do not remember this feature
but the listing seems to suggest the bass was made well after I played the two I know of
so maybe ths was a feature upgrade.

I love double ball end strings...but it's no good if ya want flatwounds :( you pretty much to have to import them from the UK...10 sets at a time I be buried and only on to the third set...

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Post by Crazykiwi » Fri Apr 24, 2009 6:00 am

I know its a bit late in the day and I apologise for that, I didn't spot the thread until it was too late. Just wanted to mention that it's probably worth being a bit careful with these instruments second hand. A small number of them had problems with delaminating fingerboards because the glue wasn't strong enough to withstand the differences in thermal expansion between the wood neck and the phenolic fb.

I'm sure this one will be fine though, and congrats on the purchase. :)
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Re: What's hot on Trademe right now!

Post by foal30 » Sat Apr 25, 2009 10:27 pm

? No I'm not buying it
besides word is your heading this way and I might need a Ken Smith :)

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Music-instrume ... 670077.htm

not much too say...link too the review homeslice!

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Re: What's hot on Trademe right now!

Post by foal30 » Sun Apr 26, 2009 1:24 pm

ha ha ha
anyone see the unanswered questions on the Status auction?
what you don't want if your the seller....

anyway I reckon $1000 is possibly OK, but I'd want a decent thrash on it first.

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Re: What's hot on Trademe right now!

Post by john » Sun Apr 26, 2009 4:04 pm

foal30 wrote:ha ha ha
anyone see the unanswered questions on the Status auction?
what you don't want if your the seller....
Yeah that's some funny Questions alright :lol:

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