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Guitar Center Used: Don't Buy Items

Discussion in 'Hot Deals' started by NicJimBass, Sep 7, 2013.

  1. rodv66


    Jul 4, 2016
    Bought a GK 4412h cab at my local GC. Played for a long time before deciding and made sure to bring my head. They had a GK B head that went with it, but master volume control kept crackling.
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  2. There is a Green Peavey Fury IV bass that they say is in "Great" condition. The electronics are wonky as the bass control doesn't work. The output, even with a fresh battery, is low. There is a bad ding in the back of the neck where it was dropped and a repair was attempted. Someone screwed with the battery box and tried to open it with a fork; the finish is stripped around it to a great degree. It is literally bare wood around the cover. The battery box is empty save a napkin that is used to prevent the battery from bouncing around. It is literally a hunk of junk that is in "Great" condition.
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  3. Edmang

    Edmang Supporting Member

    Jun 29, 2013
    Tried this out at the store:


    Not necessarily a stay away, but some things to be aware.

    Neck has a good bow, setup may fix, but until you play with the truss rod, who knows.

    Needs new strings. On the dead side

    Through an amp, the E string was much louder than the others. Not sure if changing strings would fix or there is something else up.

    The new one they had there was much better for sure.
  4. PandorasFlame


    Jul 16, 2017
    Anyone near the Davenport, IA store? Need somebody to check out a beat up bass for me.
  5. campbems

    campbems Supporting Member

    Jun 20, 2013
    What kind of bass is that and who makes it?
  6. SMG

    SMG Supporting Member

    Apr 17, 2000
    metro Detroit
    If it plays good that is still a lot of USA bass for the buck.
    Last edited: Oct 30, 2017
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  7. porterbass

    porterbass Supporting Member

    Jul 11, 2013
  8. steelbed45

    steelbed45 TRemington Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2011
    Nolanville, TX
  9. scubaduba

    scubaduba Supporting Member

    Dec 23, 2003
    That is a Gibson made Tobias. No Mike Tobias involvement with that one.
  10. derekeugene

    derekeugene Supporting Member

    Jul 11, 2008
    Kansas City
    Took a gamble on an EBMM at 699 and its a full on fake. I'm returning it today, so it'll probably pop back up immediately. Here'e their item description -

    Used Ernie Ball Music Man Stingray 4 String Black Electric Bass Guitar

    Here's a link to a thread I made about it in the regular Basses forum - EBMM Experts Assemble! *** is this?

    I used to work at a GC a long time ago and I had seen some skyline Laklands brought in that were altered to look like US ones, but I've never seen a fake Stingray. That was before the Sterling SUB line was out, so maybe it's easy to do. It looked legit from the small photo, at least! Anyway, don't be fooled!
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