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Red Rail Bass

Post by Pointy on Fri Jan 15, 2016 2:17 pm

Lookin for a red rail bass, or a rail in need of restoration (any color). Must have orginal pickup,

I'll give her a good home and u a fat wallet! If money isn't enough I will trade a kidney or any other internal organ of your choice:)

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Post by DimensionIV-addict on Fri Jan 15, 2016 4:43 pm

You've got heart Pointy... hold on to that one Laughing
Pretty seldom but I'm sure a Rail will come around. Will give a heads up.
Cheers mate.

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Post by corsair on Fri Jan 15, 2016 4:59 pm

Rails are cool. Good luck with the hunt, Pointy - I think bags of patience is the key, eh!!

I know where there is a guitar Rail prototype....

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Post by DimensionIV-addict on Fri Jan 15, 2016 5:03 pm

I think a bass sold just in December out of Quebec... Thinking

That Rail Prototype guitar would be something else to try for sure.

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Post by mortarman120gang11c on Fri Jan 15, 2016 5:20 pm

I have a Black rail and love it. It always gets plenty of questions during the breaks at gigs when I play it. The red ones do come up a few times online and look great as well.

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Re: Red Rail Bass

Post by Pointy on Fri Jan 15, 2016 6:10 pm

Yes a black beat up rail sold on eBay for 217.00$$ I was like a hour late too bid😡 really would have like to fix her up! A prototype rail IS xtremly cool but.... I'm like a rock I'll just wait here as long as it takes till a red rail moves me or I find a one far enough gone to validate a restoration

Prototype pics??? If available

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Re: Red Rail Bass

Post by Barry on Fri Jan 15, 2016 11:58 pm

Click HERE for some info.

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Re: Red Rail Bass

Post by Pointy on Sat Jan 16, 2016 4:13 pm

ORails are cool. Good luck with the hunt, Pointy - I think bags of patience is the key, eh!!

I know where there is a guitar Rail prototype....

GUITAR! Rail prototype WHAT.. Like 6 strings?
Also is their a difference between a production unit or a prototype other then the date it was made??

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Post by DimensionIV-addict on Tue Jan 19, 2016 10:48 pm

Pointy wrote:Also is their a difference between a production unit or a prototype other then the date it was made??

All speculative but, to my understanding,

The prototype dates are seldom written on these models but predate manufacturing, they are model 'foundations' for testing and trial. These are very limited in their numbers, probably anywhere from 1 to a dozen depending how many versions were made/modified/revised for the final manufacturing model that went into production. Some prototypes may never make it to production either.

Some production models also have earlier serial numbers than their published sales/price lists as well. As an example, you'll often see a new model introduced in an '85 price list but several serial numbers will have been made in '84 to display the guitars/basses at distribution level and pre-fill sales orders.

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Post by corsair on Tue Jan 19, 2016 11:35 pm

That sounds about right. My understanding was that they'd make what they called "focus" instruments and put then out there for feedback before production was ramped up to commercial levels.
I know this because I asked Tom Presley about my Genesis II - which is an oddball - and he told me; he also said that there was a very goid chance that he'd played with the pickups in mine personally!!



...that's it on the rightwith the tone control in a decidedly odd position.

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Post by DimensionIV-addict on Tue Jan 19, 2016 11:53 pm

Oohhhh - Nice one John!
Very cool to see them here and appreciated. Cool


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Re: Red Rail Bass

Post by gittarasaurus on Wed Jan 20, 2016 12:53 am

okay! you asked for it and here it is… and with the gig bag too!
go get it!
clik
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Post by corsair on Wed Jan 20, 2016 1:36 am

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Re: Red Rail Bass

Post by Pointy on Wed Jan 20, 2016 3:04 pm

I'm having a great day today... Mainly because Im not trading a kidney for this rail. Somebody would have got the short end of that stick(not me)

If somebody saw this post and decided to sell their westie thank you

And thank you for letting me know she was for sale Smile

And... Thank you for the clarification between prototype n production
All of this is much appreciated

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Re: Red Rail Bass

Post by Barry on Wed Jan 20, 2016 3:29 pm

I just love a happy ending. Yay!

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Post by Pointy on Wed Jan 20, 2016 4:05 pm

Eh Barry I'm sry this this fairy tale just became drama lol
I've contacted seller...... Item won't ship to Canada 😀 but its ok five days to figure it out ill let Everybody body know when I own this beauty because I think it was just ment to be

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Post by gittarasaurus on Thu Jan 21, 2016 10:26 am

Pointy wrote:Eh Barry I'm sry this this fairy tale just became drama lol
I've contacted seller...... Item won't ship to Canada 😀 but its ok five days to figure it out ill let Everybody body know when I own this beauty because I think it was just ment to be

'item' won't ship to Canada? more like seller won't ship to Canada! Suspect

there are ways around these sort of issues… 

check your PM Pointy

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Re: Red Rail Bass

Post by DimensionIV-addict on Thu Jan 21, 2016 12:37 pm

gittarasaurus wrote: 'item' won't ship to Canada? more like seller won't ship to Canada! Suspect

For sure. If a seller doesn't want to 'ship or export' to another country, contact the seller if he/she would agree to have it 'picked up / imported' by the buyer.


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Re: Red Rail Bass

Post by Pointy on Sat Jan 23, 2016 3:11 pm

For anybody interested on status on whats happening the rail was removed from auction, unsold to my knowledge hah 😖😩😂😭

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