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Fender Mustang limited color 399 Adorama

Discussion in 'Hot Deals' started by fcappi, Nov 24, 2017.


  1. fcappi

    fcappi Supporting Member

    Mar 4, 2006
    Mchenry, il 60050
  2. jimmyb

    jimmyb An Avid Indoorsman Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2003
    Elkton, MD
    I used their price and got a price match from zzounds (where I prefer to shop) with free 2 day shipping. Thanks. New bass = happy black friday. Fyi- I've purchased a bass last year from Adorama and found them to be reputable (in case anyone was on the fence)
     
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  3. fcappi

    fcappi Supporting Member

    Mar 4, 2006
    Mchenry, il 60050
    Did they have the limited color at ZZ?
     
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  4. jimmyb

    jimmyb An Avid Indoorsman Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2003
    Elkton, MD
    Nah. Gave me the choice of what they had. Sonic blue, red or oly white.
     
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  5. dxb

    dxb

    Dec 25, 2016
    I've never bought from Adorama before, do they have a good return policy? Like, do they charge restocking fees or make you pay shipping charges on exchanges and returns?

    EDIT: I'd be willing to cover the shipping if I was just returning something I didn't like, but if it had a defect I'd want them to cover any shipping costs.
     
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  6. jimmyb

    jimmyb An Avid Indoorsman Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2003
    Elkton, MD
    Not sure. I bought a discontinued fender rascal. Loved it. Kept it. U can use their price and have zzounds/musicians friend/AMS match it. Their return policies are very good
     
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  7. fcappi

    fcappi Supporting Member

    Mar 4, 2006
    Mchenry, il 60050
    Usually I buy all my camera stuff there and they are very reputable!
     
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  8. Brio

    Brio Supporting Member

    Mar 10, 2013
    Kansas City
    Sweet jesus, I have one in white, which I love, but that surf pearl makes my knees buckle.
     
  9. fcappi

    fcappi Supporting Member

    Mar 4, 2006
    Mchenry, il 60050
    I have the blue but I want the surf green!
     
  10. dxb

    dxb

    Dec 25, 2016
    So is that "surf pearl" color metallic? I know sea foam and surf green aren't, but I was looking up images of this bass and was a different color in every photo (which made me suspect a metallic finish).
     
  11. fcappi

    fcappi Supporting Member

    Mar 4, 2006
    Mchenry, il 60050
    Knowing fender it's Lilly the same paint as on the p bass special
     
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  12. Brio

    Brio Supporting Member

    Mar 10, 2013
    Kansas City
    I’ve been trying to figure it out too. Doesn’t fender generally call out the metallic (currently Navy Blue Metallic and Sage Green Metallic for example)? I’m wondering if the pearl is a part of the name and not a descriptor, ie pearlized.

    EDIT: looking at the color chart again, there are some standard colors and then pearl versions of them. I would guess it has a subtle pearlized metallic to its finish.
     
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  13. fcappi

    fcappi Supporting Member

    Mar 4, 2006
    Mchenry, il 60050
    This looks Photoshop to me by some of the shadows and artifacts but on the site.
    Of course nothing on Fender.com Screen Shot 2017-11-25 at 8.26.54 AM. Screen Shot 2017-11-25 at 8.26.54 AM. Screen Shot 2017-11-25 at 8.26.45 AM. Screen Shot 2017-11-25 at 8.26.30 AM. Screen Shot 2017-11-25 at 8.26.24 AM. Screen Shot 2017-11-25 at 8.26.16 AM. Screen Shot 2017-11-25 at 8.26.05 AM. Screen Shot 2017-11-25 at 8.25.54 AM. Screen Shot 2017-11-25 at 8.25.47 AM. Screen Shot 2017-11-25 at 8.26.54 AM. Screen Shot 2017-11-25 at 8.26.45 AM.
     
  14. fcappi

    fcappi Supporting Member

    Mar 4, 2006
    Mchenry, il 60050
    Ordered one last night so we shall see. I have the light blue one and it's fantastic!
    Only complaint is pickups. I would also want to maybe put stacked vol tone knobs and kill the pickup selector switch!
     
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  15. outoftune

    outoftune Supporting Member

    Nov 30, 2011
    Pennsylvania
    I ordered one today. I'll post when it comes in.
    Looking at the pics it does look like they are photoshopped to take out the shine. The pic where you can see the edge, you can see that the paint is flat until you get to the edge where it gets sparkly.

    surfpearl.
     
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  16. fcappi

    fcappi Supporting Member

    Mar 4, 2006
    Mchenry, il 60050
    If you look at the front pic I posted there is a ghost string running all the way down the body past the bridge. Sure sign of a digital mock-up before production run?
     
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  17. BIGEJ2

    BIGEJ2 Supporting Member

    Jul 29, 2009
    Happy Valley, PA
    I bought a surf pearl American Elite J bass from MF. Assuming it’s the same color as the mustang, it is metallic. Very sharp.
     
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  18. fcappi

    fcappi Supporting Member

    Mar 4, 2006
    Mchenry, il 60050
    screen-shot-2017-11-25-at-8-26-05-am-.
     
  19. fcappi

    fcappi Supporting Member

    Mar 4, 2006
    Mchenry, il 60050
    See the strange line by the bridge?
     
  20. fenjazz

    fenjazz Supporting Member

    Dec 5, 2007
    Portand, OR
    No. They denied my price match for the red version due to that reason via online chat.