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Pawn Shop Find

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by urb, Dec 25, 2012.

  1. urb

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    I found this in a pawn shop yesterday and I thought the price seemed too cheap. It's a Dean Rhapsody and I got it for 100USD.

    It's an eight string , EMG-HZ pick ups with a custom Dean preamp and a set of grover tuners. I don't know if I like it. Anyone have any experience with this bass?

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  2. SpecialBlender

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    No experience with a Dean or an 8 string but I'd say you scored a pretty good deal for 100.00.
  3. Yango

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  4. SixxStringBass

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    Nice find! I just got my 8 string for Christmas today in the form of an ESP B208, they are LOADS of fun to play!
  5. urb

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    Thanks guys , but I don't think I like it. My other bass is a 5 string and I wish it was a 4. I play a six string guitar mostly . Well used to , they have been collecting dust lately. For some reason I have become infatuated with bass.
  6. GM60466

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    nice bass at a great price
  7. rickwebb

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    i HAD a Dean 8-String just like that. Sounded great, played great- i just hated the way it looked. Sold it and bought an ESP 8-Banger. Good score though!
  8. kjpollo

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    8's are a very specialized creature. For starters I think most players who use them play them with a pick so if you're mainly a fingerstyle bassist it might not work for you.

    I know you can get some great sounds out of them but they seem to be a very specialized instrument. I cant imagine using one on a bar gig on a cover of Mustang Sally.

    But is still looks like you got a GREAT deal on that bass. if it doesnt work for you, you can always try to trade or sell it in the classifieds. Might take a while to move though- I think the market for 8's if rather small.
  9. urb

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    If I were to remove the octave strings , would I need to do anything with the truss rod to compensate for tension?
  10. Bassist4Eris

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    Well, you'd probably need to loosen it. What I think is a better idea is to try and sell it for several times what you paid for it, and then use that money to buy a four string you like.
  11. TN WOODMAN

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    Or join a Cheap Trick tribute band.
  12. Texsunburst59

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    Nice score. $100 for that is a no brainer.:)
  13. P. Aaron

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    Uh...dude? You scored! Congrats!
  14. AltGrendel

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    Seriously, spend the money to get a membership and sell or trade it here. If you sell it, use the cash to get something you'll like.
  15. redzebra6

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    My brother in law got one from his wife this this past summer for his b-day, lucky bast...pun...uh...guy!

    He loves it. I know his wife got it for a deal at about $350-400-ish. He describe it as going from thick to thicker-er, sound wise.
  16. urb

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    Thanks guys , as KJPollo pointed out , it's going to be a tough sale. I listed it on Craigslist to trade or sale and didn't get one reply. Not even a scammer. The bottom G has a distinct buzz that annoys the **** out of me. Maybe the bridge needs to have a file lightly passed through it.

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