AliExpress Instruments??

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by bwong, Apr 11, 2014.

  1. bwong


    Feb 29, 2012
    Hey everyone, I was wondering if anyone has any information on AliExpress? I'm looking to get a cheap bass to mess around with and I stumbled upon this which looks really nice (I understand it's a total fake) but I'm curious as to if they really use Mahogany or some other really cheap wood. My guess is on the cheap wood but if anyone has some clarification, that'd be great!

    I really just want a REALLY cheap but nice looking bass that I can use as a personal project. Just don't know how much the body wood is gonna affect the tone even if I replaced all electronics.
  2. PortlandBass77

    PortlandBass77 Supporting Member

    Jul 11, 2013
    Portland, OR
    I highly doubt it's Mahogany, more likely Agathis, but I myself have been curious/interested in their Rickenbacker copies. If you buy it I would use either paypal or a visa gift card just to be safe.
  3. 96tbird

    96tbird PLEASE STAND BY Supporting Member

    Just get a Squier vintage modified jazz 77! $299 and you get backing by fender and a very sexy bass to boot; sound good too.
  4. CBNJ

    CBNJ Sorry brother.

    Feb 13, 2009
    New Jersey
    I'm always tempted to buy one from China..
  5. Stinsok

    Stinsok Supporting Member

    Dec 16, 2002
    Central Alabama
    A buddy sent me photos of a Martin D-28 rip-off he bought through them (I think.) He said the detailing is amazing, plays good, sounds good.