Chinese Bass!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by ekimfunk, Aug 3, 2012.


  1. ekimfunk

    ekimfunk Supporting Member

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    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!
  2. phillybass101

    phillybass101

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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
  3. gigslut

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    pics or it didn't happen
  4. Silver Blues

    Silver Blues

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

    --Silvie
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  6. Means2nEnd

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  7. PBnJBassist

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  8. Handyman

    Handyman

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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.
  9. amimbari

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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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  10. Handyman

    Handyman

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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.
  11. PBnJBassist

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    Yeah, I figured as much when I saw this:

    http://www.aliexpress.com/product-f...uitar-free-shipping-in-stock-wholesalers.html

    I know that's not a legitimate MIA Fender...
  12. amimbari

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    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.
  13. Puma

    Puma Supporting Member

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    So what do they sound like?? Cheap electronics? what kind of pickups, preamp, etc?

    Puma
  14. gigslut

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    still haven't seen a pic of this correct looking P-bass

    No pics, no bass.
  15. MakoMan

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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 :)
  16. Bassbubble11

    Bassbubble11 Supporting Member

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    Where are the friggin' pics?
  17. mooreon131

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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
  18. Mark 63

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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.
  19. ekimfunk

    ekimfunk Supporting Member

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    precision bass copy

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  20. ekimfunk

    ekimfunk Supporting Member

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    pics

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  21. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve Supporting Member

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    Something seems terribly wrong here.

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