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Old 08-03-2012, 06:51 AM
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Chinese Bass!

Bought a Chinese "Precision Bass" has correct looking "made in USA" decal, body binding, good neck and low action out of the box (or, rather, out oif the fiberglass cocoon!
For $250, really nice.
frets were not dressed
That's about all the negatives I have.
Put DR blacks on it, and blocks (stick on) on the fingerboard.
Very pleased overall!
Will probably put in a SD Quarter Pounder.

OH- I like jazz width necks and this Precision has one!
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Old 08-03-2012, 08:46 AM
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You should have visited rondo music. You could have gotten a proven quality chinese made bass for them for a lot less.

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Old 08-03-2012, 09:13 AM
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pics or it didn't happen
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Old 08-03-2012, 09:18 AM
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You should have visited rondo music. You could have gotten a proven quality chinese made bass for them for a lot less.

www.rondomusic.com
Hey, do those guys ship to Canada? Looks interesting.

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Old 08-03-2012, 09:18 AM
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was it from here

http://www.aliexpress.com/wholesale?...tId=0&manual=y
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Old 08-03-2012, 09:48 AM
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Wait... do I see correctly? 4003 copy for only $323? Looks nice, wonder how it plays.

http://www.aliexpress.com/product-fm...olesalers.html
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Old 08-03-2012, 09:56 AM
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Wait... do I see correctly? 4003 copy for only $323? Looks nice, wonder how it plays.

http://www.aliexpress.com/product-fm...olesalers.html
These sights often have pictures of the real deal. They then send you a low quality copy, if you're lucky enough for them to not run off with your money altogether.

And what recourse would you have? You were buying counterfeit goods.
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Old 08-03-2012, 10:31 AM
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I used to believe that handyman, until I was torn a new ***hole by this guy who bought a lot of them..all copies, all legit ( what he saw is what they sent )

al he was trying to do was remind everyone that although a ton of ripoff Chinese sellers are out there, yes some ARE legit. Basically for around 2grand, he bought 7 of them...




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Old 08-03-2012, 10:46 AM
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I used to believe that handyman, until I was torn a new ***hole by this guy who bought a lot of them..all copies, all legit ( what he saw is what they sent )

al he was trying to do was remind everyone that although a ton of ripoff Chinese sellers are out there, yes some ARE legit. Basically for around 2grand, he bought 7 of them...
For a given definition of "legit".

Just keep in mind that buying from these guys is riskier than doing business with Guitar Center. Even if the guy on the other end is holding up his end of the bargain, these things have been known to be seized by customs. These things (especially if they have some other maker's name on them), are illegal to sell in the US, after all.
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Old 08-03-2012, 11:11 AM
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These sights often have pictures of the real deal. They then send you a low quality copy, if you're lucky enough for them to not run off with your money altogether.

And what recourse would you have? You were buying counterfeit goods.
Yeah, I figured as much when I saw this:

http://www.aliexpress.com/product-fm...olesalers.html

I know that's not a legitimate MIA Fender...
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Old 08-03-2012, 11:45 AM
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For a given definition of "legit".

Just keep in mind that buying from these guys is riskier than doing business with Guitar Center. Even if the guy on the other end is holding up his end of the bargain, these things have been known to be seized by customs. These things (especially if they have some other maker's name on them), are illegal to sell in the US, after all.
oh i'm not saying there is no risk involved, they are not the blatant ric copies with the MIA TR covers, no names on his units at all, and yes, although he got what he paid for that certainly don't mean you or me won't get ripped off. He was just presenting a Chinese seller to the thread that the items were what he saw in the pics, and all the units were shipped with no problems.
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Old 08-03-2012, 11:53 AM
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So what do they sound like?? Cheap electronics? what kind of pickups, preamp, etc?

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Old 08-03-2012, 12:00 PM
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still haven't seen a pic of this correct looking P-bass

No pics, no bass.
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Old 08-03-2012, 12:03 PM
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Why would anyone buy a cheap piece of crap like that?
Reminds me a lot of the cheap Callaway, Ping and Taylormade copy golf sets a few of my friends have bought from China. The shafts are unhittable and undersized, a magnet will stick to the 'titanium' heads and hitting a golf ball with them properly is darn near impossible.
However I do make a little dough fixing them whenever one of the heads flies off :-)
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Old 08-03-2012, 12:07 PM
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Where are the friggin' pics?
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Old 08-03-2012, 12:43 PM
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I used to believe that handyman, until I was torn a new ***hole by this guy who bought a lot of them..all copies, all legit ( what he saw is what they sent )

al he was trying to do was remind everyone that although a ton of ripoff Chinese sellers are out there, yes some ARE legit. Basically for around 2grand, he bought 7 of them...




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Do you know where he got those from? I've been gassing for a ric copy, but I don't want one with all the fake RIC stuff, and serials on it. And I don't wanna overpay for a dubious 70s copy of eBay. Plus, having something shiny and new would be nice
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Old 08-03-2012, 01:21 PM
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Purchasing these instruments is participation in the theft of intellectual property. It's your conscience, but there is more involved here than the risk of getting a crappy bass.
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Old 08-03-2012, 01:51 PM
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Old 08-03-2012, 01:55 PM
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