How to try a bass local shops don't carry...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by bwwhite, Jun 8, 2020.

  1. bwwhite


    Mar 1, 2007
    Hugo, Minnesota
    I'm interested in a particular Spector bass model, but can't find a shop within 500 miles that carries it. Anyone ever faced a similar situation? If so, what did you do? I hate to spend a bunch of money on something I've never physically held/seen/played.

    Thanks in advance!

  2. The real question here IMO is: who carries the bass in question?

    GC/MF have some pretty liberal return policies, as do other online retailers. If you end up disliking the instrument you'd likely be out the shipping cost either one way or both ways, but that prospect beats travelling ~1000 miles to try out the bass IMO...

    My $0.02 only...
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  3. Vodyanoi


    Mar 24, 2020
    As a southpaw, this has always been the case for me. Had to buy online.
  4. JeezyMcNuggles

    JeezyMcNuggles Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2018
    Santa Maria, CA
    I suck, but nobody really notices
    Gotta go somewhere they do have it. Or, youtube it til you pull the trigger