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GC: All Ocean Basses $399

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Dr. Cheese, Jan 22, 2009.


  1. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    I know Ocean basses are a GC store brand, and don't have a high profile, but they are pretty well made. The only thing I don't like are the sharp contours on their bodies. They have the Bartolini MK1 set up comes on the 55-01 or some Ibanezes. I think they come with 17mm spacing and were around $800 for a five. They are all $399 now plus GC is providing 10% over the 'net and through the mail. These are a very good deal, IMO.
     
  2. Flintc

    Flintc

    Aug 15, 2006
    Alabama
    Agreed. Ocean was the GC Laguna moniker, but now they've been renamed to Laguna, which is a Chinese supplier. I played a fretless 4-string and it felt good and sounded just right. If it had been 5 strings, I'd have bought it. At $400, if I can find a 5-string version I WILL buy it. The net (GC.com) has never heard of such a thing, so I'm not optimistic.

    But I second the assessment that these are very good instruments, and steals at $400.
     
  3. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    The 10% off coupons can be downloaded from GC's website. I am seriously considering an Ocean, they really make me think of a 55-01 with 17mm spacing and a neckthrough, instead of bolt-on design. I think it could be a nice vehicle for upgrading with American Barts and a better preamp.
     
  4. Eilif

    Eilif Holding it down in K-Town. Supporting Member

    Oct 1, 2001
    Chicago
    Weren't the Ocean's essentially reshaped Cort artisans? I'm not saying that's a bad thing. I just wanted to check. I tried them out and they were good instruments. Definitely worth more than the 399 they're going for now, just not my cup-o-tea.
     
  5. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    That sounds right to me. They are definitely Corts.
     
  6. Don't do it! that $399 that could go towards some super awesome bass that you've always wanted! Delayed gratification, as my dad calls it :).
     
  7. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    That's a great point, Youngblood, however, cheaper basses are fun on their own merits. They are also great platforms for projects that I would never attempt with a more expensive bass.:)
     
  8. I'm not finding this on GC's site. Link?
     
  9. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    Click on the 10% off coupon and look for the little blurb that says more info. It lists all the savings including Ocean basses, 67% off.
     
  10. I don't see any Ocean basses listed anywhere. Just the Lagunas.
     
  11. I'm seeing a "Red Carpet Clearance Weekend", with $50 off coupons, but no 10% deals :confused:

    I can't even find "Ocean" basses with any search. Like EagleMoon, all I can find is Laguna.
     
  12. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    I saw that the 10% is off now. I got one in the mail though. Check a GC in person for Ocean basses.
     
  13. I think a lot of their deals are "in store only" lately. That's too bad. I hate going in there.
     
  14. GeneralElectric

    GeneralElectric

    Dec 26, 2007
    NY, NY
    I always liked an Ocean fretless 4 I played at GC but I never bought it. It sounded, played, and felt great, but I felt that the body was far too soft and would get torn apart.
     
  15. ZanaZulu807

    ZanaZulu807

    Aug 6, 2007
    I just bought one today, the last day to, I tried to use the 10% coupon but a guy there said I couldn't use it since it was a clearance item. Did I just get ripped off?
     
  16. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    That whole coupon thing stinks. The website says they are clearance coupons, and when I went to my local GC, they said the coupons weren't for items on clearance.
     
  17. NBingham

    NBingham

    Jan 2, 2008
    I have two of them. A fretless 4 that I bought used and was so impressed that I went back to get a fretted one in black for playing live and got it for $399. No one that has played my Ocean’s has had anything but prays for them. Like it or not I haven’t run up on a batter bass yet at twice the price. So far they just rock.:bassist:
     

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