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My Ibby SR700 is history...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by mello_bedwetter, Jan 10, 2012.

  1. I'll try to keep this short. About a year ago I bought an Ibanez SR700 from GC and got the extended "musician" warranty. From day one the battery in it kept draining prematurely. I didn't even play it alot because I use my Precision most of the time. I'd play the Ibby maybe an hour one night and the next time I picked it up to play the battery was dead. I didn't keep the "jack" plugged in either. This happened time and time again so I knew it wasn't the battery.
    Finally I called GC and told them about the problem and since I had the warranty they shipped a box to me and a UPS sticker and had me send it off for repair. That was about 2 months ago. Today I got a call and they said it would be "not economical" to repair. They're sending me a card for GC for the amount I paid for the SR700 including the tax paid. I guess it's an okay deal...I'm just not ready to buy another bass at the time. I just got a new Highway One Jazz last Friday.
    Just thought I'd share this. Thanks.
  2. mellowinman

    mellowinman Free Man

    Oct 19, 2011
    Man, that sucks.

    My wife has one of those. I guarantee if it ever starts doing that, I will repair it myself.

  3. pica

    pica Supporting Member

    Nov 26, 2009
    I have an SR700 also. I've never heard of this happening before. At least they did the right thing and sent you a GC credit.
  4. Jim Carr

    Jim Carr Dr. Jim Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2006
    Denton, TX or Kailua, HI
    fEARful Kool-Aid dispensing liberal academic card-carrying union member Musicians Local 72-147
    You, in effect, "sold it" for exactly what you paid? Way to go, Man!
  5. Yea...that's one way to look at it! :D
  6. Now you can buy another Fender to go with the other two.
  7. Human Bass

    Human Bass

    Aug 26, 2005
    They could have offered you a nice circuit...
  8. Bassist Jay

    Bassist Jay

    Dec 28, 2009
    Sterling, CO.
    Endorsed by K.B. Guitars, Nordstrand Audio Pickups, Von York Strings and Gallien-Krueger Amps.
    At least they took care of you. Sucks to hear about your bass though.

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