1. Welcome to TalkBass, the Premier Bass Player Community and Information Source. We've been uniting the Low End Since 1998!

    We're glad you've found us. Register a 100% Free Account to post and unlock tons of features.

Pawn Shop Find

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


  1. urb

    urb

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2012
    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?
     

    Attached Files:

    • dean.jpg
      dean.jpg
      File size:
      153.2 KB
      Views:
      423
  2. SpecialBlender

    SpecialBlender

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2010
    Location:
    Kelowna, BC
    No experience with a Dean or an 8 string but I'd say you scored a pretty good deal for 100.00.
     
  3. Yango

    Yango

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2008
    Location:
    53.0000° N / 71.0000° W
  4. SixxStringBass

    SixxStringBass

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2012
    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. Register to disable this ad
  6. urb

    urb

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2012
    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.
     
  7. GM60466

    GM60466

    Joined:
    May 20, 2006
    Location:
    Land of Lakland
    nice bass at a great price
     
  8. rickwebb

    rickwebb

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2011
    Location:
    Riverside, Rhode Island USA
    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!
     
  9. kjpollo

    kjpollo

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2008
    Location:
    CT
    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.
     
  10. urb

    urb

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2012
    If I were to remove the octave strings , would I need to do anything with the truss rod to compensate for tension?
     
  11. Bassist4Eris

    Bassist4Eris Non Serviam Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2012
    Location:
    Scotia NY
    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.
     
  12. TN WOODMAN

    TN WOODMAN

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2011
    Location:
    Smyrna, Tennessee.
    Or join a Cheap Trick tribute band.
     
  13. Texsunburst59

    Texsunburst59

    Joined:
    May 20, 2008
    Location:
    Texas Gulf Coast
    Nice score. $100 for that is a no brainer.:)
     
  14. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2002
    Location:
    Below Ground, Detroit area
    Uh...dude? You scored! Congrats!
     
  15. AltGrendel

    AltGrendel Supporting Member

    Joined:
    May 21, 2009
    Location:
    Mid-Atlantic USA.
    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.
     
  16. redzebra6

    redzebra6

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2010
    Location:
    Exiled in Texas
    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.
     
  17. urb

    urb

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2012
    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.
     

Share This Page