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Guitar Center used site

Discussion in 'Hot Deals' started by rizzo9247, Jun 25, 2012.


  1. Heads up on this Heartfield: https://www.guitarcenter.com/Used/Fender/HEARTFIELD-DR-5C-Electric-Bass-Guitar.gc

    I bought it a few days ago online from the Waco, TX, store, but I had to return it as it has a great deal of undisclosed, unpictured cosmetic damage, namely boatloads of small dings and dents, buckle rash, what looks like a burn of some kind near the front edge and a pair of huge chips down to the wood on the bottom edge, evidence of having been dropped or hit hard. It also needs a little fretwork and the trussrod is very stiff, though functional.

    It does sound great and plays pretty well after I did some setup work, but corporate would only offer me $80 off, which, given the condition & price (a little over $600 after tax + shipping), was unacceptable. Unfortunately, they've just relisted it without mention of the damage or new pics, nor with an update to the "Good" condition status. :^/
     
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  2. 58kites

    58kites Save a life....adopt a Pitbull

    Oct 21, 2014
    Austin Texas
    They will re-list anything, they re-listed two that I bought and returned with a snapped off truss rod end with nut and never said a word in the listing.
    Called them both times and asked what the heck were they doing, they never changed the listings even then.
     
  3. derekeugene

    derekeugene Supporting Member

    Jul 11, 2008
    Kansas City
  4. Kriegs

    Kriegs Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2018
    MA/ RI area
  5. Razman

    Razman

    Feb 10, 2005
    Orange Park, FL
    Don't walk, RUN from the Steinberger Synapse listed at Jax, FL GC. It has a permanently warped (a la ski jump shaped) neck due to long term broken truss rod. However, the parts/electronics are good (slightly scratchy pots) so maybe you can get it for a song.

    GC in Orange Park has a nice Modulus Flea bass that is in excellent condition except for the two chips in the headstock. Why on earth would they put a Fender-style bridge on it opposed to something open like a Hipshot is beyond my comprehension, but you might like it.

    Raz
     
  6. FingerDub

    FingerDub

    Jan 8, 2016
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  7. Kriegs

    Kriegs Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2018
    MA/ RI area
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  8. Dluxe

    Dluxe

    Jan 9, 2011
    Austin, TX
    Did it at least come with the original gray case?
     
  9. Yes, but it's pretty beat up. All the feet are busted off and it looks like one of the latches has been broken off (butterfly latches, surprise surprise) and patched back on.
     
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  10. Jim C

    Jim C Is that what you meant to play or is this jazz? Supporting Member

    Nov 29, 2008
    Bethesda, MD
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  11. Marley's Ghost

    Marley's Ghost Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 9, 2002
    Tampa, FL
  12. abotaun

    abotaun

    Dec 8, 2007
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  13. kkaarrll

    kkaarrll

    Jun 1, 2014
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  14. Treebeard

    Treebeard Supporting Member

    Jun 5, 2016
    Fuquay, NC
    Bear Light Symphony, TimepeaceNC Band
  15. dantheman2

    dantheman2

    Nov 25, 2008
  16. RichSnyder

    RichSnyder Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2003
    Columbia, Md
    Endorsing Artist: AlienAudio Basses
    Not used, but GC in Towson has an Old Smoothie for $1399.
     
  17. zackthompson

    zackthompson Endorsing Artist: MJC Ironworks Strings Supporting Member

    Jul 18, 2011
    Virginia Beach

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  18. Mammoth_Bass

    Mammoth_Bass Check out my band Mammothor!! Supporting Member

    May 2, 2016
    Sandown, NH
    Looks like free shipping on all uses stuff right now
     
  19. ajschnitzelbank

    ajschnitzelbank Supporting Member

    Sep 4, 2012
    Thanks for the heads up on this, pushed me over the edge to order a big heavy old 2x12 from Texas to NY.
     
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  20. Mammoth_Bass

    Mammoth_Bass Check out my band Mammothor!! Supporting Member

    May 2, 2016
    Sandown, NH
    Nice!! This thread has been dead for a while...
     
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