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To impulse buy or not to impulse buy

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by 456Spectwick, Mar 31, 2014.


  1. 456Spectwick

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  2. Skip_NJ

    Skip_NJ Supporting Member

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    No. Unless you like having cheap basses laying around your house. I'm trying to figure out what to do with one of those now. I bought it impulsively like 10 years ago and never touch it now. Will you really play it, or will it quickly be eclipsed by something you already have?
     
  3. oerk

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    If you stop to ask, you're not impulse buying anymore.

    That said, it could be ok, but could very well be a dud. No one knows.
     
  4. LJVSK

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    Go for it. For $120 including shipping, how bad could it be? Let us know how it goes.
     
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  6. 456Spectwick

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    3 very different answers. All valid points.
    I have recently been on a spree of satisfying my G.A.S but I ended up buying all extended range 6's and 7's. Now the only 4 I have is a travel bass which is amazing but it is what it is, a travel bass. A large violin if you will.
     
  7. oerk

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    In that case: Nothing wrong with owning a Precision (copy).
     
  8. smcd

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    +1
     
  9. MD

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    For that $$ you can buy an SX and get customer service and a return policy. Maybe better quality as well.
     
  10. dtsamples

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    What's with the 34 and 1/10" scale? Never heard of that, not that that means anything. I wouldn't do it.
     
  11. since197three

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    I would pass. You could get a cheap Squire used for $100 or an SX as mentioned above. I would personally save the $100 towards a better bass.
     
  12. godofthunder59

    godofthunder59 Supporting Member

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    Lots of better choices for $99 bucks. I just picked up a 1980's USA Peavey Patriot for $99.00.
     
  13. ddhm

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    I'd hold off for an instrument that you can play BEFORE you buy it or one made by a name you can trust.
     
  14. DiabolusInMusic

    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism Gold Supporting Member

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    Am I the only one who thinks an ad insisting this is not a cheap P.O.S guitar is a diversion tactic around the fact that it is a cheap P.O.S. guitar.

    American Patriot bass by American Guitars... made in China... I am kind of surprised freedom was not mentioned in the ad.
     
  15. SanDiegoHarry

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    Yeah, I'm thinking firewood. PASS.
     
  16. Templar

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    I'd rather blow $120 on Lotto tickets, or a bottle of wine.
     
  17. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Banned

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    hurry up and buy it already
     
  18. 456Spectwick

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    I would have bought it for no reason other than I like the way it looks. So I'm thinking no.
     
  19. 456Spectwick

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    Thanks to the guy who suggested SX. I might just go with one of those
     
  20. mapleglo

    mapleglo Gold Supporting Member

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    I'd totally rock that pink one. Or "salmon"...
     
  21. dalkowski

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    "14 days money back or item exchange, buyer pays return shipping"

    OP, it's your money.
     

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