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Have been offered a Rail bass

Post by Cov on Sat Jun 09, 2012 5:12 pm

Hi,

yesterday I found someone who is offering his Rail:

What do you think about condition and price?























He's asking for 500.- Euro / £405.- / $626.- inkl case and shipping.


Hmm ...

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Re: Have been offered a Rail bass

Post by corsair on Sat Jun 09, 2012 7:30 pm

That's in pretty good condition and looks complete, with a case..... but.... Still seems a little expensive.....

However, they don't show up for sale very often and Warrn likes his lots, so maybe you should try and get the price down a little but be prepared to pay the asking price if you want it badly enough?!

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Post by Warrn on Sun Jun 10, 2012 1:58 pm

Looks like a good player. I can hear the cats oohing and aahing in approval. Smile Strap pegs have been replaced for some reason. Price is a little high, see if you talk him down.

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Post by Guest on Sun Jun 10, 2012 3:42 pm

Much nicer to have that case than the gig bags some of them come with

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Post by mortarman120gang11c on Mon Jun 11, 2012 2:33 pm

Looks like a nice on and it has a hard case also which is a huge plus. The price is a bit high but depends on what you value a hard case for the rail at. I have never seen a hard case for a rail and when I purchased mine it came with the original westone silver gig bag. Would be worth it to take a chance and see if they are willing to accept a lower price but thats your call. I paid $475 US for mine with only the gig bag. Looks like the strings at the neck are a bit different as on mine the strings are fed through the holes with the string end balls on the back instead of on the top but looks to be functional so go for it.

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Post by westcoaster on Mon Jun 11, 2012 3:06 pm

That looks like double ball end strings to me. I had a hell of a job finding them for the steinberger, la bella I think were the only ones I could find and they weren't great. Ended up getting the adaptor, I assume that it's not necessary to use double ball ends on this.

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Post by Warrn on Mon Jun 11, 2012 10:18 pm

Double ball ends are both not necessary and shouldn't really be used. The hard case is almost certainly a Steinberger case.

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Re: Have been offered a Rail bass

Post by Westbone on Tue Jun 12, 2012 12:58 am

Any particular reason why double ball ends shouldn't be used?? Warrn.

If I remember rightly you hadn't even seen them on a Rail untill you saw them on mine.

Been using them for the last 20 years. Not a problem and they look neat.

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Re: Have been offered a Rail bass

Post by Warrn on Tue Jun 12, 2012 5:36 am

I don't remember seeing them on yours. I guess if they work fine it doesn't matter. Looks odd to me though.

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Re: Have been offered a Rail bass

Post by Westbone on Tue Jun 12, 2012 5:54 am

Double ball ends make a perfect stable anchor point. At both ends.

In case you've forgotten.

http://forum.westoneguitars.net/t1613-westone-rail-bass-for-trade?highlight=rail

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Re: Have been offered a Rail bass

Post by Warrn on Tue Jun 12, 2012 11:13 pm

I had forgotten. My memory is pretty bad. I've still never seen a set of double ball-end strings in person. What size do they have to be to fit right?

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