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musicians friend used gear ratings???

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by spaz21387, Feb 7, 2012.

  1. spaz21387


    Feb 25, 2008
    Portland oregon
    Im in the market for a squier vm fretless j bass to refinish. They rank their used stuff from 1 to 3. 1 being brand new and 3 having scratches and dents. Will getting one ranked at 3 have more issues like a bad truss or anything like that or are they sure pretty good about that? Has anyone ordered musicians friend used gear and had bad experiences? They do have a 45 day return policy so thats a good thing.
  2. Infidelity


    Jan 14, 2010
    Jump on it if you really want it.. I got one a few weeks ago and it's the same condition(level 3) as the one that you're thinking to buy. Instead of a scratched and dented bass I got a brand new one.. You might get lucky too! If not you can always return it.. :)

    I bought an Squier Affinity V..
  3. spaz21387


    Feb 25, 2008
    Portland oregon
    If its still there in a week ill go for it. The girlfriend says I cant till after my b day. Maybe with the money I save on the bass ill get an ibanez tube screamer.
  4. JxBass

    JxBass Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2008
    I once ordered a Schroeder cab from MusiciansFriend that was rated "1 - Like New". It had a blown speaker. Luckily for me, Jorg took it back to his shop and replaced the driver; he even re-coated the exterior of the cab. Fabulous service by Schroeder. I could have returned it to MF, but fortunately I contacted Jorg first.

    I've received other "1 - Like New" items from MF and in all other cases I had zero issues.
  5. Jeff K

    Jeff K Supporting Member

    Jul 9, 2005
    Memphis, TN
    Maybe your girlfriend already bought you a bass for your birthday. If not, then I see danger on the horizon for this relationship... ;)
  6. Skaught


    Feb 15, 2010
    My name is Skaught and I work for Musician's Friend. I would be happy to help you with this. If you need any more specifics than what is currently listed for the item I can get those details for you. Please email me at forums@musiciansfriend.com. Thanks!

    Skaught Parry | Musician's Friend | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube
  7. JxBass

    JxBass Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2008
    Skaught and Lauren at MusiciansFriend are the greatest. Take Skaught up on his offer, you won't be disappointed.
  8. jlepre

    jlepre Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2007
    Parsippany, NJ
    I just emailed Skaught on a bass I just bought last night. I would like more information before this bass gets packed and shipped. It TOO was listed as a grade 3, and I know I won't keep it if it has any issues.
  9. SlingBass4


    Feb 28, 2009
    Kansas City
    Nice gesture ;)
  10. jlepre

    jlepre Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2007
    Parsippany, NJ
    Well I was too late. Since I already ordered the bass, the guy that I spoke with told me it would take 2 days to get an answer from his Warehouse. The bass is shipping today.

    The trick is to ask the questions BEFORE you buy, but I was afraid to wait in fear of losing such a great deal.

    Oh well Stay Tuned
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  12. I would like to think they would not send you a complete P.O.S, but it may have some scuffs, dents, scratches...basically a used piece of gear. However as long as you have that return policy I think it is worth taking a shot on.
  13. jlepre

    jlepre Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2007
    Parsippany, NJ
    That's what I was thinking too. This is just the first time I have EVER purchased ANY USED musical equipment without at least seeing some pictures.
  14. mr.mow


    Feb 11, 2009
    Endorsing Artist: BBE/G&L Basses
    Generally pretty good, I've bought level 3 which arrived as brand new on a few times, I've bought level 2 which I would have have rated below 3.. But it's a rarity.

    I think they are a little TOO honest at times!
    My level 3 Ric just neede a decent setup!