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PostSubject: Cracked Back- Worth Buying?   Mon Feb 27, 2012 12:09 pm

Hey guys, noob here- I've had my eyes on a T40 for a while now, and I've found one on eBay near me for pretty cheap. The catch: there's a hairline crack along the back where the separate pieces of wood were glued together.

Owner can't provide any information on whether or not it's gotten worse over the years as he just recently acquired the bass. I'm hesitant, especially if it could get worse, but the price is right for me at the moment.

Have any of you experienced this problem before?



For $220, would you buy?
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PostSubject: Re: Cracked Back- Worth Buying?   Mon Feb 27, 2012 2:01 pm

Not for that price. Maybe $150, and you can pick up a replacement body for cheap or fix that one. If you are going to have it worked on, lighten the body while you are at it


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PostSubject: Re: Cracked Back- Worth Buying?   Mon Feb 27, 2012 2:09 pm

Thanks for your answer, that pretty much settles it. I just don't feel right picking one of these up with a crack like that.

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PostSubject: Re: Cracked Back- Worth Buying?   Mon Feb 27, 2012 2:13 pm

Just remember the pickups are worth at least $100 on these basses, so there is still value there if the neck, bridge, pots and pickups are all in good condition

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PostSubject: Re: Cracked Back- Worth Buying?   Mon Feb 27, 2012 10:26 pm

Agreed. I wouldn't feel comfortable having a split in the body or neck if that was going to be my player bass. Nothing wrong with grabbing it for the parts and getting another body at some point down the road.

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PostSubject: Re: Cracked Back- Worth Buying?   Sun Apr 01, 2012 2:58 pm

You do know that the volume/tone knobs can go for 100 bones alone right? Just something to note if you have ever priced for parts for the T-40.
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PostSubject: Re: Cracked Back- Worth Buying?   Sun Apr 01, 2012 7:46 pm

Very true. T-parts can be quite expensive. Sometimes it pays to get a basket case or near basket case T just to part it out.

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PostSubject: Re: Cracked Back- Worth Buying?   Thu Apr 12, 2012 8:35 pm

What happened to this deal..did you go through with it or not? Just saw some parts go out on ebay.. that dude will clean up with em.
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