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To impulse buy or not to impulse buy

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


  1. 456Spectwick

    456Spectwick

    Jan 4, 2014
  2. Skip_NJ

    Skip_NJ

    Jun 1, 2009
    New Jersey
    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

    oerk

    Oct 16, 2009
    Bavaria
    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. Larry V

    Larry V Supporting Member

    Feb 11, 2014
    Genesee County, MI
    Go for it. For $120 including shipping, how bad could it be? Let us know how it goes.
     
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  6. 456Spectwick

    456Spectwick

    Jan 4, 2014
    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

    oerk

    Oct 16, 2009
    Bavaria
    In that case: Nothing wrong with owning a Precision (copy).
     
  8. smcd

    smcd

    Jun 28, 2009
    Boston, MA
    +1
     
  9. MD

    MD

    Nov 7, 2000
    Marin Co. CA.
    For that $$ you can buy an SX and get customer service and a return policy. Maybe better quality as well.
     
  10. dtsamples

    dtsamples Supporting Member

    Apr 15, 2010
    Wilmington, DE
    What's with the 34 and 1/10" scale? Never heard of that, not that that means anything. I wouldn't do it.
     
  11. 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 Godofthunder bassist for Knight Patrol Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2006
    Rochester NY USA
    Disclosures:
    Endorsing Cataldo Basses, Whirlwind products, Thunderbucker pickups
    Lots of better choices for $99 bucks. I just picked up a 1980's USA Peavey Patriot for $99.00.
     
  13. ddhm

    ddhm

    Mar 18, 2011
    Memphis Tn USA
    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

    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

    SanDiegoHarry Supporting Member

    Feb 28, 2014
    San Diego, CA
    Yeah, I'm thinking firewood. PASS.
     
  16. Templar

    Templar Supporting Member

    Jan 11, 2005
    Dr Moreau's Island
    I'd rather blow $120 on Lotto tickets, or a bottle of wine.
     
  17. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Banned

    Jan 20, 2011
    hurry up and buy it already
     
  18. 456Spectwick

    456Spectwick

    Jan 4, 2014
    I would have bought it for no reason other than I like the way it looks. So I'm thinking no.
     
  19. 456Spectwick

    456Spectwick

    Jan 4, 2014
    Thanks to the guy who suggested SX. I might just go with one of those
     
  20. mapleglo

    mapleglo Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2013
    phoenix, az
    I'd totally rock that pink one. Or "salmon"...
     
  21. "14 days money back or item exchange, buyer pays return shipping"

    OP, it's your money.