Dumbest bass listing ever?

I could've put this in "optimistic" in the guitar category, but guitarists would probably wonder what was wrong with the listing :lol:

Check out this auction for "neck and bridge" bass pickups. The worst thing is, the seller is a retail instruments store :shock: :roll:


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Ignorance, of course, knows no boundaries and is seldom even hampered by degrees and reputed expertise.

Not on the same subject, exactly, but I check out Ford Model T hot rods on e-bay regularly, and it's not unusual to come across guys claiming cars are 1932 T buckets, etc. You'd think someone would do the few moments of research to know that Model T production stopped in 1927, wouldn't you?

But if you're looking to e-bay for an education, all you'll find there are mysteries of the market.

Similarly (and a bit closer to home :wink: ) I often see vintage guitar amps on Fleeb with a link to one of the excellent websites run by enthusiasts, then they say "this amp dates from the 60s" when the website they linked to clearly shows it's a 1974 or whatever :roll:

Partly being too bone-idle to read up on what they're selling, and partly that an amp "from the 60s" sounds cooler and more valuable.

And they figure if they're too lazy to do the research, 98% of all buyers will be, too.

Here's another unbelievably dumb listing:


For one thing, learning how to spell "Ibanez" properly increases the chances of a search hitting it. Secondly, a black-bodied bass really shouldn't be put up against a gloss black wall with the flash on. Even Tim doesn't like 'em that black. Coupled up with the newby "zero" rating, hardly anyone will want to chance this. Still, the dot-markers look well nice :lol:

I'm mindful of the fact that Guitarsite is hosted by our Antipodean chums, so I'm saying nothing about the seller. Still, if anyone fancies an "Ernie Bull" bass, here's the link:


Yep, I remember this one. The world sometimes amazes me !!!!

I once saw a listing on Ebay for "Old Fender Bass". It was a mid 80's Ibanez with a sanded headstock. The seller only wanted $3000 for it !! Amazing.

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