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Post by Sgt. Vimes on Fri Jun 01, 2012 6:46 pm

http://www.gumtree.com/p/for-sale/westone-rail-bass-very-rare/103610239

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Post by Iceman on Fri Jun 01, 2012 7:20 pm

A steal at 325, eh?? Mmmmmmm, not so sure 'bout that. Still cool nonetheless ... Cool
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Post by Warrn on Sat Jun 02, 2012 5:44 am

That's about what my Rails cost me.
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Post by Iceman on Sat Jun 02, 2012 1:01 pm

Warrn wrote:That's about what my Rails cost me.

That's right near $500 USD. Like I said, still very cool but a pretty hot price, in'nit?
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Post by Warrn on Sat Jun 02, 2012 5:38 pm

Never seen one go for less than $400ish.
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Post by Westbone on Mon Jun 04, 2012 9:40 am

In which case I'll keep stum regards price on mine.
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Post by Warrn on Mon Jun 04, 2012 11:41 pm

Eh. I've had my share of deals. I usually ended up overpaying for stuff, especially on eBay. My free Aria 1540, $50 Spectrum GT bass, and $100 Peavey Patriot bass balance it out.
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Post by Westbone on Tue Jun 05, 2012 7:07 am

Yep, swings + roundabouts
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Post by hoax on Tue Jun 05, 2012 7:48 pm

This guy is 5 miles away from me. If anyone wants it, just lowball him and I will pick it up and post if he won't.

It is not going to sell at that price, so if you want it, do it!!

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Post by westcoaster on Wed Jun 06, 2012 3:38 am

I would also be happy to help out anyone who is interested.
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Post by Cov on Wed Jun 06, 2012 6:34 am

Hi, I'm interested!

I'd prefer red color, but I could always re-paint, right?

Problems are:

1. don't wanna call a mobile phone from one country to another.
2. unable to negotiate the price as I don't have an email address.
3. if Hoax or westcoaster are willing to help out by collecting, how would we arrange payment? By PayPal?

Well, I wish the price was a little lower and I'd love to see more detailed pictures though.

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Post by westcoaster on Wed Jun 06, 2012 8:19 am

Hi,

TBH I've never done this before so not sure what the best way forward would be. Perhaps Graham could advise after his recent adventures with Iceman. Might be worth putting a guideline up for this, not sure of the legalities if it was posted on the forum though. I'll text the seller if you want and see if I can get you guys talking by email. Let me know what you think.
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Post by hoax on Wed Jun 06, 2012 5:55 pm

The best way would be for you to respond to the advert and negotiate the price. As Westcoaster says you can do it be email. You can pay the seller directly by Paypal or bank transfer. He may well agree to ship.

If he won't ship, then Wstcoaster or myself can pick it up and post.

If he will only accept cash then you could always Paypal me and I will pay him cash.

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Post by Sgt. Vimes on Wed Jun 06, 2012 5:59 pm

Cov wrote:Hi, I'm interested!
1. don't wanna call a mobile phone from one country to another.
2. unable to negotiate the price as I don't have an email address.
3. if Hoax or westcoaster are willing to help out by collecting, how would we arrange payment? By PayPal?

you cant have a paypal account without an email address Thinking
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Post by Warrn on Wed Jun 06, 2012 8:19 pm

Cov wrote:I'd prefer red color, but I could always re-paint, right?
You could, but I don't think anyone would recommend it!
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Re: Rail bass on gumtree

Post by Cov on Fri Jun 08, 2012 9:48 am

Hi westcoaster, hoax, Sgt. Vimes and Waren,

I didn't get notification about this topic, strange.

Anyway, I don't see a way to respond to the advert other than calling a mobile phone. Don't know if he could agree to a considerably lower price than 325 but if yes, I like the idea to transfer westcoaster or hoax the money (+ a little consideration) by PayPal and you would collect and put forward.





By the way, I found someone who owns The Rail so I asked him whether he was willing to sell.
He replied that he didn't think about selling but since he doesn't use it much, he might.
Here is a picture of his model, condition doesn't seem to be extraordinary ►





The white thingies left and right on the top tube where the middlepart for the pickup is located, are two cable ties cause he lost the screw.
The paint on most of the second hand Rails never is appealing, so I thought about re-painting in my favourite colour anyway.
I would like to remove the paint from the back of the neck to make it look like this one:




Do you think that would be feasible?


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Post by Cov on Fri Jun 08, 2012 9:49 am

Sgt. Vimes wrote:you cant have a paypal account without an email address
Pardon me, I meant I don't have an email address of the seller, lol
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Post by Cov on Fri Jun 08, 2012 9:55 am

Warrn wrote:You could (repaint), but I don't think anyone would recommend it!
Aw, why not? Sure I'd lose the emblem, but to make it look like new.
Or do you think removing the hardware might be the problem?
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Re: Rail bass on gumtree

Post by Warrn on Sat Jun 09, 2012 2:18 pm

The finish on these (and most Westones) is extremely thick and durable; can you refinish it? Yes, but it will take more work than most other instruments. Also, make sure you aren't chasing an 84.
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Post by Westbone on Sat Jun 09, 2012 5:08 pm

[quote="CovAw, why not? Sure I'd lose the emblem, but to make it look like new.
Or do you think removing the hardware might be the problem?[/quote]

They come apart real easy.

Personally I wouldn't repaint it. The guitar in question looks to be in good condition.

Repaint it and knock 2/3rds. off it's value, seems crazy.
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Post by Cov on Sat Jun 09, 2012 5:41 pm

Warrn wrote:The finish on these [...] is extremely thick and durable; ...
Westbone wrote:Repaint it and knock 2/3rds. off it's value, ...

Hi, someone has actually repainted his Rail in yellow: affraid







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Post by westcoaster on Sat Jun 09, 2012 6:08 pm

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