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import bass necks from ebay?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by thebassbuilder, Oct 3, 2013.

  1. thebassbuilder


    Mar 7, 2012
    Spartanburg SC
    guitar builder, Meyers Guitars
    I was wondering if anyone has tried one of those import bass necks off ebay? If so how was the quality and what about the duty/customs fees that come with it. They say you have to pay that your self but I have not found a way to know how much the duty/customs fees will be. Let me know if anyone has baught one and what it really cost to get.

    I would not want to buy one of these to only pay some crazy amount more for the duty/customs fee, when I could get something from here (USA) and only pay normal shipping.
  2. fisticuffs

    fisticuffs Commercial User

    May 3, 2011
    Madison, WI
    The one I bought a few years ago wasn't exactly plug and play. I wouldn't go that route again. Fender is selling real necks and bodies now though. that should idiot proof the process. The ones on eBay are a roll of the dice.
  3. bkbirge


    Jun 25, 2000
    Houston, TX
    Endorsing Artist: Steak n Shake
    Why when you can get a mighty mite or a warmoth or even real fender parts these days?
  4. M.R. Ogle

    M.R. Ogle Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 5, 2004
    Mount Vernon, Illinois
    Backstage Guitar Lab owner
    There's too many other "safer" name-brand choices. Fender, Warmoth, USACG, even the relatively inexpensive Mighty-Mite ones are pretty good.

    Don't gamble with a neck. Get the best one you can afford, it's the heart and soul of the instrument.

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