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did i get ripped off

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by metalhead400ho, Nov 28, 2003.

  1. hey all i bought a samick bass on ebay for $250.00
    its beautiful and plays great i cant seem to find out what model it is or what it cost new it has active electronics ibanez style soap bar pick ups and the head stock is open like a classical guitar if you know what model it is or what the price new is let me know (unless i got ripped off then pretend like you dont know) :cool:
  2. oh yea if some one will tell me how to post a picture i will
  3. Atshen


    Mar 13, 2003
    Grim Cold Québec
    Yeah, a pic would be cool! :cool:

    250$ is quite cheap for an active bass. As long as you like it, you haven't been ripped off! :)
  4. notabob


    Sep 20, 2003
    cincinnati ohio
    just post us a link to the ebay auction...

    as obudsman said, as long as you like it, you didnt get ripped off.
  5. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Seems about the right price.
    TolerancEJ likes this.
  6. yea you guys are right its worth the $250.00 to me now i just need the model number so i can get the specs on it here are some pics if anyone can help.
    never mind the pics are to big. if you think you might know email me and ill send the pics as an attachment
  7. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    send the pics to FuBbalSpieler14@hotmail.com and ill see what i can do.
  8. Nocturnal

    Nocturnal Abuser of Thunderbird Shaped Objects. Supporting Member

    Jul 31, 2002
    Chandler, Arizona
    Sounds like the one I have. I think it's model # is SAKB6690, or something like that. It's a fun bass to play IMO. I got mine used for $200 in great condition, so your price is probably about right.
  9. yep that is it well it looks like it anyways thanks all and yes its great to play laters
  10. mark beem

    mark beem I'm alive and well. Where am I? Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    Alabama, USA

    Has an F bass vibe to it..
  11. hey tender prey wow!!!! did you know that it list for $1100 or thats what this site i was on said so i guess if its true i got one hell of a deal
  12. steve-o

    steve-o Guest

    Apr 17, 2002
    that looks damn cool

  13. Samick SAKB - 6690

    Tender Prey was correct.

    The link above was from this site: Samick

    Gotta love the description for the pickups: "Mold covered"

    Edit: BTW, the headstock is pretty funky-cool lookin'.
  14. notabob


    Sep 20, 2003
    cincinnati ohio
  15. T. Brookins

    T. Brookins Supporting Member

    I owned a fretted and fretless SAKB series bass. These basses have one of the neatest tones I've heard. The preamp liked to buzz when I panned to the bridge pickup, though. With both pickups combined, these basses have a neat harmonic complexity. I would still have these basses if the fretted one wasn't so badly neglected before I had it. A few frets got loose because it sat in a room, right above a heater, next to an air conditioner. The bass was in line for a setup. I had to get a fretted twin! I didn't have difficulty playing this awesome bass, but could see a few frets move when I pressed down- ( 9, 10, 12, 14, 18). This bass is a good one, and I should've just refretted one and kept the matching pair, but I played them a lot and was just ready to move to some new ground. The headstock is so far, my favorite. Ever. I'm stil searchin' though. The thing about not-so-expensive basses is that your mind is on the gig, and the groove, not keeping your bass pristine. I'd sometimes rather have a cheap bass and expensive amplification.

    Bottom line: In my honest opinion, this is a very neat bass. I wish, from time to time, that I'd have kept mine. Oh well.

    THE GOOD: Neat shape- (F-bass-like), cool headstock, stays in tune in a gigbag, good balance, great (interesting) voice, solid, affordable, good finish, looks and sounds expensive.

    THE NOT-SO-GOOD: Hard to find, buzzy (on the bridge pickup), saddle "links" tend to bend when lock allen screw is overtightened and may require underside grinding to yield low,low action.

    OVERALL: A seemigly neat bass to play- A very, very affordable F-like bass with a cool headstock.

    -Imagine an Aguilar pre in this pretty baby.

    I think you found a good bass.
  16. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    Hold Up!!! You got that bass for $250??? Ripped off? I would say quite the opposite my friend!! :bassist:
  17. Hey thanks all for your help i found the specs i need and feel better about my purchase
  18. Nocturnal

    Nocturnal Abuser of Thunderbird Shaped Objects. Supporting Member

    Jul 31, 2002
    Chandler, Arizona
    I think it's a great bass for the price. I'm actually planning on putting an Augilur pre into it. I'd still have invested under $400 in it at that point and I don't consider that to be a bad price for a bass.

    I really like the fact that this bass doesn't look like every other one out there. I think the fact that it reminds me of an F-bass is what drew me to it. While I wouldn't have paid near the original list price, for what I paid it's great! :D
  19. fourstringdrums

    fourstringdrums Decidedly Indecisive Supporting Member

    Oct 20, 2002

    Eh, I'd have to disagree. I think if you pay $3000 for a bass and its a piece of trash and only worth like $200, even if you like it I think its safe to say you got ripped off :)
  20. Atshen


    Mar 13, 2003
    Grim Cold Québec
    Yeah, but he paid 250$, not 3000$.

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