1983 Raider I bass *sparkletastic!* (eBay UK)

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1983 Raider I bass *sparkletastic!* (eBay UK)

Post by DuoFuzz on Sun Nov 15, 2009 4:38 pm

First things first, Barry if your reading this, please look away now! - Westone Raider 1 Bass

Mm-mm sparkley.......ermm...*ahem*...sorry, it's finished in what is officially known as Sparkle Gold & Red, can't think why?

It's in exceptional condition and completely original with the seller reporting only a couple of small chips on the horns. It even has the protective plastic film on the rear of the tuners!!!

£99.99 - Starting Bid.

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Re: 1983 Raider I bass *sparkletastic!* (eBay UK)

Post by corsair on Sun Nov 15, 2009 4:45 pm

I like the Raiders and should a Raider I in blue/gold cross my path... well... you all know what'll happen, eh!! Did y'all notice this part of his spiel...

I bought my first Westone in 1981 and I have been collecting and
playing them at gigs since them. Westones are still one of the best
kept secrets in the bass world.

... I wonder if he/she is a member in here?

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Re: 1983 Raider I bass *sparkletastic!* (eBay UK)

Post by silence86 on Sun Nov 15, 2009 4:59 pm

look what's on ebay germany right now:

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Re: 1983 Raider I bass *sparkletastic!* (eBay UK)

Post by norfolkngood on Sun Nov 15, 2009 6:48 pm

The UK one is very err... sparkly, and very pointy.

Have the knob-thieves been there or are those the originals?

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Re: 1983 Raider I bass *sparkletastic!* (eBay UK)

Post by DuoFuzz on Sun Nov 15, 2009 7:52 pm

They seem unusual for Matsumoku but I've checked it out and they match the one pictured in the 1983 catalogue, HERE.

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Re: 1983 Raider I bass *sparkletastic!* (eBay UK)

Post by Barry on Sun Nov 15, 2009 10:07 pm

DuoFuzz wrote:First things first, Barry if your reading this, please look away now!...
I peeked (you knew I would).
Lord have mercy...sparkles, pointy, and barrel saddles! How lucky can you get?

Sorry, but that's an ugly machine there. Not one of our Uncle's better designs.
And wut happin', did they run outa paint or sumpthin'?

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Re: 1983 Raider I bass *sparkletastic!* (eBay UK)

Post by Barry on Sun Nov 15, 2009 10:15 pm

silence86 wrote:look what's on ebay germany right now...
Well that's a tad better, I guess. The sparkles are almost tolerable. And the bridge is waaaay better.

But that bottom horn is outrageous!
They shoulda named this model, "VLAD the Impaler"...now that's entertainment!

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Re: 1983 Raider I bass *sparkletastic!* (eBay UK)

Post by Warrn on Sun Nov 15, 2009 11:23 pm

This might not be my color preference but WOW. I would rock that so hard.

Making sure of course that I have plenty of open space around me to not break a horn or stab someone of course.

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Re: 1983 Raider I bass *sparkletastic!* (eBay UK)

Post by DuoFuzz on Mon Nov 23, 2009 3:04 pm

This got snapped up for £123.10.

Bargain considering it's near immaculate condition.

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Re: 1983 Raider I bass *sparkletastic!* (eBay UK)

Post by norfolkngood on Mon Nov 23, 2009 6:34 pm

Totally agree Dan; despite it's love-it-or-hate-it looks What a Face it was immaculate.

Love to find a Thunder bass as good

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Re: 1983 Raider I bass *sparkletastic!* (eBay UK)

Post by Warrn on Mon Nov 23, 2009 8:16 pm

Seriously? That cheap??

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