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Bad expirence with a Mo Bass

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by BawanaRik, Nov 5, 2013.

  1. BawanaRik


    Mar 6, 2012
    New Jersey
    I get the amp and open the box and it's missing a fuse. Of course nothing works and the seller, on e bay want's me to tech it. Nothianks.

    Then the guy asks what do I mean missing?

    When I explain not there he get's mad and calls me aggressive.

    I'll never be able to look at a MoBass without thinking about this.

    What I need to do is be happy with what I have and not deal with possible aggravating situations.

    Just one more dirt pedal.
  2. Wha?????
  3. Did you try replacing the fuse?
  4. barebones

    barebones Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2005
    Denver, CO
  5. StrangerDanger

    StrangerDanger Neo Maxie Zoom Dweebie Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2010
    North DFW, TX
  6. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD

    Feb 20, 2005
    Seweracuse, NY
    Missing a fuse seems like a pretty apparent and quick/easy way to fix the situation.
  7. Hopkins

    Hopkins Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 17, 2010
    Houston Tx
    Owner/Builder @Hopkins Guitars
    What exactly is a Mo Bass, and why not just put a fuze in it?
  8. gene beauchamp

    gene beauchamp Supporting Member

    Jul 15, 2012
    Im guessing the one that just sold for 400.00 on ebay? That guy has 0 feedback. I would put a fuse in it and if it dont work file a claim with paypal and they will freeze his bank account until it is resolved. Is the fuze cap missing also?
  9. Dave W

    Dave W Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    How does this equate to a bad experience with the amp? It's a bad experience with a crappy seller.

    Why not just get a fuse for it?
  10. Clark Dark

    Clark Dark

    Mar 3, 2005
    I'd take a screenshot of the ebay page, especially if the seller claimed it as working...which isn't possible without a fuse.
  11. jbd5015

    jbd5015 Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2009
    Boalsburg, PA
    those things are absolute beasts too. in every sense of the word. large in a rack unit, and it has a pretty awesome amount of power if you have the right cabs and what not.

    if you got the amp at a good price, itll be worth the fuse. especially if you got it with the pedal board it should have.
  12. Webtroll

    Webtroll Rolling for initiative

    Apr 23, 2006
    Austin, TX
    maybe it came loose inside? I'd poke around before replacing it and powering it on
  13. Mr. Foxen

    Mr. Foxen Commercial User

    Jul 24, 2009
    Bristol, UK
    Amp tinkerer at Ampstack
    Fuse is so minor, but ebay is heavily biased toward the buyer in disputes, you can't lose a dispute, but he might ask for it back before giving a refund, and you'll be out return postage.
  14. father of fires

    father of fires Commercial User

    Nov 29, 2006
    Chief of Medicine at Damnation Audio
    You may want to change the title. It's quite misleading. The amp is not at fault.
  15. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD

    Feb 20, 2005
    Seweracuse, NY
    That, and "expirence" isn't really a word.

    Also, this isn't so much about the amp as about the transaction. It probably belongs in Off Topic.
  16. BawanaRik


    Mar 6, 2012
    New Jersey
    Not only is it missing the fuse but it's missing part of the fuse holder.

    B No one who sees a missing or blown fuse thinks that that is the problem. There's a reason it blown.

    The there's the issue of if I try to fix it and it turns out to need a $400 worth of repair it becomes my problem
  17. BawanaRik


    Mar 6, 2012
    New Jersey
    Yes. The caps missing. I'll be returning the amp.

    It's too bad since this sounded like a cool amp but now I'll never want to touch one again.
  18. Fat Steve

    Fat Steve The poodle bites, the poodle chews it.

    It sounds like you've got more issues than just a blown fuse. It's just an amp. What's with the emotional drama attached? You got screwed, so go ahead and address it with the seller and ebay. No need to get all "I'll never want to touch one again" about it.

    I'll never understand people and their relationships with inanimate objects.
  19. NicJimBass

    NicJimBass Is this thing on!? Supporting Member

    Nov 22, 2004
    Lancaster, OH
    64 Audio · DR Strings · Source Audio · Hipshot
    Especially one the OP **JUST** bought. Call Fender and see if they can send you a fuse cap. Who knows, you may be able to find one at a Radio Shack or electronics store nearby. If the fuse doesn't work, or if it blows, THEN consider sending it back, especially if the seller did nothing to disclose the issue.

    Also, don't let this sour you on a Mo Bass amps... I use one at my practice spot, and it's pretty cool.