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Is this a deal?? Ibby TAL-300

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by jaysbass2002, Oct 2, 2017.


  1. jaysbass2002

    jaysbass2002 Supporting Member

    Mar 26, 2013
    Northern New York
  2. Gorn

    Gorn

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    It's $215 with a case, stand and strap of unknown quality or cleanliness or $300 for a new one. Whether it's a deal or not is up to you. I'd get a used one from GC that I could return if necessary.
     
  3. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    Then again, it could be pristine, and that's nearly 1/3 off new, plus case and stand, seems worth a look at least.
     
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  4. JimmyThunder

    JimmyThunder Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2008
    New Hampshire
    Is glitter green with tort the stock colorway? A very....aggressive...choice
     
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  5. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    Yeah, that's stock: Ibanez TMB300 Talman - Metallic Forest
    I liked the metallic navy with the tort, actually, kind of like a navy blue suit with cordovan wingtips. ;) But yes, they chose some bold color combos for these.
     
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  6. fermata

    fermata

    Nov 10, 2015
    Mountain West
    If you can try it, go for it! These are nice basses.
     
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  7. jaysbass2002

    jaysbass2002 Supporting Member

    Mar 26, 2013
    Northern New York
    I might try it. If I like it just add to the stable lol.
     
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  8. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    If it's been out there a while and hasn't sold, the seller might even be open to an even more lowball offer. Of course, it also might already be gone and the seller just never took the ad down...
     
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  9. bigtone23

    bigtone23

    Dec 10, 2014
    Denver, CO
    That's a $300 bass, $100 case, $27 strap and $13 stand new. Pretty damn good deal as it is priced well below half of what he paid, which was probably around $480 after tax.
    I like the Talman basses, big ol' chunky P neck, active electronics, and the double J bridge pickup is fat sounding.
    Though it's not TB approved, I would get rid of the tort guard for something else...
     
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  10. Maxdusty

    Maxdusty

    Mar 9, 2012
    Michigan USA
    ...You can probably offer $200 if it hasn't already been sold. Of course check out the bass and make sure all is good. If it's one of the early runs of the Talman bass, check the neck carefully - if I remember correctly there were some qc problems when Ibanez were trying to rush these out when they first came out, some had necks issues that couldn't be adjusted for example. There's a thread here somewhere, with people returning some of the early ones. I bought one of the first TMB100s, no problems with the neck but one of the tuning pegs was loose out of the box.
     
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  11. If it was really a "deal" someone else on TB would have snagged it out from under you since you posted the link to it! :)
     
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  12. Reedt2000

    Reedt2000 Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2017
    Central New Jersey
    Not the steal of the century but a fair price if it is pristine with a case. I like the pickup configuration.
     
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  13. Bass V

    Bass V

    Dec 11, 2008
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    if you can stand the looks of them then why pass up a pax deal?
    I can't fathom the luv for them other than I like the metalflake, but viva la difference!
     
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  14. jaysbass2002

    jaysbass2002 Supporting Member

    Mar 26, 2013
    Northern New York
    Not around here. I see stuff on there for months. Just not many musicians in this area LOL.
     
  15. jaysbass2002

    jaysbass2002 Supporting Member

    Mar 26, 2013
    Northern New York
    Snagged it for $200! Case strap and stand included.
     
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  16. nutdog

    nutdog when I'm a good dog they sometimes throw me a bone Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2009
    in the dog house
    Nice. Sometimes a little on the heavy side but cool basses.
     
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