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 Post subject: Fake 4001?
 Post Posted: Thu Aug 19, 2010 6:51 am 
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I'm not an expert on identifying fakes, which is why I'm posting here to be sure. It seems authentic to me, but that's not enough to justify a $1200 purchase.

http://images.craigslist.org/3nf3p93o65 ... 7e1bf2.jpg

http://images.craigslist.org/3n03m53l95 ... d21115.jpg

http://images.craigslist.org/3k63o43l25 ... a91ebe.jpg

http://images.craigslist.org/3k63md3la5 ... 011d29.jpg

The serial number indicates it was built in late 1980.


Any help would be greatly appreciated, I've been waiting to get one of these for as long as I can remember


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 Post subject: Re: Fake 4001?
 Post Posted: Thu Aug 19, 2010 7:20 am 
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I'm no expert, but it looks legit to me. The triangle inlays aren't too bright, the pickups, bridge, and hardware all look right. Try to get a pic of the jack plate.

Congrats!


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 Post subject: Re: Fake 4001?
 Post Posted: Thu Aug 19, 2010 7:52 am 
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I'm not an expert on identifying fakes, which is why I'm posting here to be sure. It seems authentic to me, but that's not enough to justify a $1200 purchase.

The serial number indicates it was built in late 1980.

Any help would be greatly appreciated, I've been waiting to get one of these for as long as I can remember

The pictures are kind of small, not showing great detail, but I think that's a real 4001.
An Azureglo (discontinued blue finish) 4001 selling for $1200 would be a great deal to many. Especially in such nice condition.

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 Post subject: Re: Fake 4001?
 Post Posted: Thu Aug 19, 2010 8:05 am 
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Thanks for the help, I just asked for a picture of the jack plate so hopefully I'll be able to get it up here soon.

If there is anything specific I should check out in person please let me know.


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 Post subject: Re: Fake 4001?
 Post Posted: Thu Aug 19, 2010 8:53 am 
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The serial number indicates it was built in late 1980.


That would be a correct date of manufucture for a model 4001.


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 Post subject: Re: Fake 4001?
 Post Posted: Thu Aug 19, 2010 9:07 am 
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Here is the jack plate

http://img716.imageshack.us/img716/1793/rick5.jpg


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 Post subject: Re: Fake 4001?
 Post Posted: Thu Aug 19, 2010 9:28 am 
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No pic at your link, just the Google Mail login page.


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 Post subject: Re: Fake 4001?
 Post Posted: Thu Aug 19, 2010 9:55 am 
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No pic at your link, just the Google Mail login page.


Thanks...

This should work

http://img716.imageshack.us/img716/1793/rick5.jpg


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 Post subject: Re: Fake 4001?
 Post Posted: Thu Aug 19, 2010 10:09 am 
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Great bass at a great price. The knobs have been changed out, but that's no big issue.

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 Post subject: Re: Fake 4001?
 Post Posted: Thu Aug 19, 2010 11:22 am 
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Great bass at a great price. The knobs have been changed out, but that's no big issue.


Wow, good eye. I forgot to mention that


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