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Old 05-26-2012, 09:01 PM
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TradeTang EB-2 Copies?

Hey everyone, I feel dumb for asking this...but does anyone here have any good experiences with buying basses from TradeTang? I've looked around at the "Rickenfaker" copies since a lot of users on here talk about them, but I saw they have copies of the EB-2.

So has anyone bought a bass from TradeTang (EB-2, Rickenbacker, etc) that was successfully delivered with no issues? And are they decent when setup professionally? Are there any sellers on TradeTang who aren't scammers and can be trusted? I know this seems stupid to ask, but I was really curious to know if anyone has had a positive experience with them.

Here's the link to the EB-2 copy:
http://www.tradetang.com/for-sale/Ne...3-2436446.html
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Old 05-27-2012, 05:30 AM
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Old 05-27-2012, 10:34 AM
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I guess this was a stupid question to ask...
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Old 05-27-2012, 11:00 AM
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To ask about exact copies of rare/expensive basses on TB will probably get you viciously bashed. So, my suggestion is, don't ask about 'em.
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Old 05-27-2012, 11:03 AM
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To ask about exact copies of rare/expensive basses on TB will probably get you viciously bashed. So, my suggestion is, don't ask about 'em.
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Old 05-27-2012, 11:15 AM
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I definitely don't want to get bashed on here...I like this place lol. So now I know what not to say And ShiftyShift I agree with you! This wasn't the coolest/smartest thing to ask about. I'm just a rookie lol Don't ban me guys!
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Old 05-27-2012, 11:24 AM
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It sure looks tempting. The handrest/pickup cover is in the wrong place as the originals don't cover part of the f-hole..it looks like it's an eb2d copy?.......otherwise it looks pretty nice and I have an original 66 eb-2. Others have been pleased with their rickenfakers from TT. They did have a 4005 on there for a time...but the pictures were stolen from another website....wrote them several times to try and get a pic of the actual bass they were selling and I got no response....still, a 4005 copy was pretty darned tempting.
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Old 05-27-2012, 11:31 AM
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It definitely does look tempting. But just to play safe, I'll save up for an ebony Jack Casady Bass. I don't want to get scammed or get blacklisted on TB either lol. But those copies totally look tempting.
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Old 05-27-2012, 11:32 AM
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Word to the wise: if you decide to cause one of these trademark-infringing "instruments" to be imported into the US, and it is caught by a Customs inspector, YOU could be held civilly and/or criminally liable for it.

Carry on. . .
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Old 05-27-2012, 11:33 AM
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Yep it did look like an EB-2D copy, minus the baritone switch and the mini-humbucker was a lot closer to the neck pickup.
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Old 05-27-2012, 11:34 AM
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Definitely don't want to be arrested or anything. I think I learned my lesson when asking something totally ridiculous like this.
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Old 12-04-2012, 08:06 PM
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I'm not interested in buying a fake fom someone on TT, but some of these folks will make you a custom order. I want this LoBue copy (LoBue no longer is around), and they may be able to build me the neck and body for me. I would do the rest.
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