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HelloMusic ESP 335 for $273 shipped

Discussion in 'Hot Deals' started by Tunaman, Jan 31, 2013.


  1. Tunaman

    Tunaman Supporting Member

    Dec 26, 2004
    Boston
    Use code TWEET20 for $20 off & it was $18 shipping

    http://www.hellomusic.com/items/b335-5-string-stain-red

    I got one as a backup beater bass

    Elsewhere is $525 with no places lower I could find

    Heres a clip of the 4 string that sold me on it



    Worst comes to worse you put this on Craigslist if you dont like it & break even, maybe even profit selling it for $300 in NEW condition right?
     
  2. Bongolation

    Bongolation

    Nov 9, 2001
    California
    Not where I live. Not a prayer.

    Is this Chinese? That MSRP seems awfully high for a matte MIC...but I'm astounded at the huge jump in prices on really downsourced gear these days. It's amazing. :rollno:
     
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  4. Tunaman

    Tunaman Supporting Member

    Dec 26, 2004
    Boston
    My MIA basses are so expensive I dont want to risk them in all situations so its nice to have a beater
     
  5. kslawdawg

    kslawdawg

    May 25, 2010
    Nebraska
    I have an older LTD (B205?) that I think was made in Korea. Mahog body, EMG active tone circuit. I like it alot. No idea on this version, can't really tell what that finish would look like... but looks like a pretty good deal to me on the surface. Sam Ash has them for $439 "closeout".

    http://www.samash.com/p/ESP_B335-5-String-Bass_1721484
     
  6. Tunaman

    Tunaman Supporting Member

    Dec 26, 2004
    Boston
    Still way lower... thanks for the info Kslaw! Appreciate it

    That video sounded pretty good for a backup, serviceable for sure. I like actives with 3 band EQs with 17.5mm spacing so my options were limited, especially under $300
     
  7. mizzou541

    mizzou541

    Jan 8, 2010
    KC, MO
    IMO you can't go wrong for < $300. ESP, Ibanez, Peavey, even Dean has very solid stuff in that middle tier. Sounds like a good deal to me.
     
  8. Troph

    Troph Supporting Member

    Apr 14, 2011
    Kirkland, WA
    I ordered one of these two days ago. I have two other 5 stringers to compare it to. I'll give it a brief review when it arrives.
     
  9. Tupac

    Tupac

    May 5, 2011
    Wow... that's a monster sound. I've never batted an eye to anything ESP before, interesting.
     
  10. Tunaman

    Tunaman Supporting Member

    Dec 26, 2004
    Boston
    I'm going to throw steels on it to see if I can make it my aggressive beast... if not... I have to spend more money :) ha ha
     



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