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Music Go Round deals

Discussion in 'Hot Deals' started by Burwabit, Sep 29, 2017.

  1. Burwabit

    Burwabit Likes guitars that tune good and firm feelin women Supporting Member

    Apr 4, 2011
    Lubbock, TX
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  2. Burwabit

    Burwabit Likes guitars that tune good and firm feelin women Supporting Member

    Apr 4, 2011
    Lubbock, TX
  3. Fred312b

    Fred312b Proof that gear doesn't make you a better player Supporting Member

    Apr 23, 2002
    Chicago, IL
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  4. SMG

    SMG Supporting Member

    Apr 17, 2000
    metro Detroit
    90's Les Paul bass...essentially T-Bird pickups with a Les Paul body. Not everyone's up of tea, but these are pretty cool and sort of rare these days...$699 + shipping isn't bad:
    Used Gibson LES PAUL BASS Bass Guitar Red | Bass Guitars | Music Go Round

    Gibson Explorer bass in sunburst...quite rare, but again, not everyone's cup of tea. Fair price of $800 plus shipping:
    Used Gibson EXPLORER BASS Bass Guitar Tobacco Sunburst | Bass Guitars | Music Go Round

    90's Gibson Tobias Renegade for $400 plus shipping could be a very good deal for a USA made bass with Bart pickups. States that "neck has a slight warp and is not easily adjustable so action is a bit high." The neck on these are quite easy to adjust, as long as you have a 1/4" female hex. The question is, does the store have one, or are they even aware of this? I have found the sales people at Music Go Round to often be quite ignorant about the stuff they get in...had a guy tell me that a German made Warwick had a none original bridge because he had never seen the two piece German bridge and tailpiece before, just the import Warwicks with Fender style bridges. Anyway, it may be an extremely easy fix if someone lives in the Virginia Beach area and has the proper tool. (BTW...this is the same tool that older USA made Guild instruments used.)
    Used Tobias RENEGADE 4 Bass Guitar Red | Bass Guitars | Music Go Round
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  5. SMG

    SMG Supporting Member

    Apr 17, 2000
    metro Detroit
    This seems to be a fair price for this bass, but it sure is a nice looking version of the bass, and these are really nice basses! Everyone that I have played, plays wonderful Carvin BB75 for $800+shipping:
    Used Carvin BUNNY BRUNEL Bass Guitar Wood | Bass Guitars | Music Go Round

    Epi Les Paul 5 string. These are wide spaced 5 string Epi's that look and play really nice. This one has had the pickups, and possibly the preamp, changed (and, probably upgraded.) Has EMG-HZ pickups and "normal" preamp. I state normal as these came with twin volume knobs, one tone knob and a 5 way switch that ran the pickups back and forth (single coil, parallel and series) in a number of different combinations. The idea was that with the two volume knobs and the switch, you could use the pickups in every combination possible (15 different sounds, I believe.) The "normal" preamp probably is just a standard passive wiring or possibly, a T and B control. $370+shipping is about what they go for (though sometimes you see these real cheap if you look for them.)
    Used Epiphone LES PAUL STANDARD BASS Bass Guitar Sunburst | Bass Guitars | Music Go Round
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  7. purpleflyhunter


    Feb 11, 2005
    Not sure if this thread was setup (open) to discussions but does anyone else feel their prices are (generally) surprisingly high?

    Maybe they’re big on negotiating?
  8. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2000
    New York City
    Endorsing artist: Musicman basses

    And this is my subscription to this thread :). Where is the guitar center one? Never saw it?
  9. Burwabit

    Burwabit Likes guitars that tune good and firm feelin women Supporting Member

    Apr 4, 2011
    Lubbock, TX
    No restrictions on discussions.

    Yes I’ve heard they negotiate.
  10. wolfkeller

    wolfkeller Supporting Member

    Aug 11, 2013
    They have a cabinet I really want, trying to tell me it'll cost $260 to ship when I just shipped one smiluar for $60 definitely don't like them
  11. purpleflyhunter


    Feb 11, 2005
    Guitar Center used site
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  12. smperry

    smperry Administrator Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Bay Area, CA
    Endorsing Artist: Martin Keith Guitars
    Their prices tend to be high, but every once in a while, there are great deals. I haven't been able to negotiate a lot with them, and I've also noticed that their shipping prices are all over the map. I bought a Kurzweil synth that was "as is" and had undisclosed problems, so I'm more wary of buying there (in comparison to GC used) but still keep an eye out.
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  13. MGR stores are franchises, I don't know if that means the store has more or less pricing discretion than Guitar Center and the like. Shipping always seems high. I would need to check anything out first hand before buying. The return policy at Guitar Center is tough to beat. OTOH the MGR nearest me usually has something cool, also a few bizarre things I've never imagined which are sometimes cool. Prices range from slightly higher than I've seen elsewhere to a good bit lower, not counting the prices on things I've never seen anywhere else. It's worth keeping an eye on the one closest to you, sometimes worth the trip for me even if it's an hour +. Just traded a bunch of cool stuff I hardly used for a couple of cool things I'll probably hardly use.

    Never tried negotiating, I'm not going to drive up there if the price isn't acceptable on whatever has me making the trip. Every place that takes trades always asks "How much are you looking to get" to which I always reply "As much as I possibly can."
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  14. The MGR in Louisville, KY has a great condition EHX Bass Micro Synth for $160. tried it yesterday and it works flawlessly. I thought it was a great price, just not for me.
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  15. Stinkoman20xx


    Oct 19, 2003
    I've bought several things on musicgoround and no none of them would negotiate, at least on line they might in person. I have been able to get them to reduce shipping on everything usually about $20 dollars.
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  16. The local MGR to me won't negotiate in person unless it's been in the store for a good while.
  17. SMG

    SMG Supporting Member

    Apr 17, 2000
    metro Detroit
    I think they have a 90 day policy, once past 90 days they will start being flexible with price, at least that is what I have been told by a couple of stores.

    A few years ago they were flexible on most items a little, and like GC, shipped stuff really cheap. Got some good deals in those times.

    Some deals are still to be found...just have to look for them, or watch for them. Also, if one takes into account that shipping a bass usually costs $40 or more, their $60 charge isn't that bad if the instrument price is good.

    I am in no way connected with Music Go Round, just making observations in the same way I defend buying quality art supplies instead of cheap stuff to my students.
  18. Burwabit

    Burwabit Likes guitars that tune good and firm feelin women Supporting Member

    Apr 4, 2011
    Lubbock, TX
  19. EpicSoundtracks

    EpicSoundtracks Supporting Member

    Mar 10, 2006
    Oakland, CA
    Lollar Pickups, Dunlop Strings
  20. Those spider inlays are pretty cool, but I'd pass on the HZ pickups & $55 shipping.
    Best price on a neck-thru that I've seen.

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