NBBD - They sent me the wrong bass!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by red_rhino, Jun 9, 2020.

  1. red_rhino

    red_rhino Currently on Double Secret Probation Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 26, 2001
    Over Macho Grandé
    New Birthday Bass Day!

    Sooooo, I ordered a bass for my birthday; 65 this weekend (first person to call me a Senior Citizen gets a silver sneaker up their a$$). Everything seems okay, at first. I mean, you can see from the picture that it clearly says "Fender" on the box, right?


    But when I open it up, I find this inside! :wideyed:


    That's right, they sent me an MTD 535 instead! I'm outraged! Outraged, I say! I mean, I guess in hindsight this does explain why the bass was more expensive than I expected, but I figured it was because shipping has gotten so pricey lately. ;)

    And then I read the description and it gets even worse! Mahogany body, tiger myrtle top, maple neck with morado fingerboard, new proprietary MTD bridge, pickups, and preamp. Ugh!

    I guess I'll have to keep it.


    Seriously, it plays, sounds, and feels amazing! I'm pretty darn happy.
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  2. Geri O

    Geri O Endorsing Artist, Mike Lull Guitars and Basses Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 6, 2013
    Florence, MS
    Good one....:roflmao:

    It’s gorgeous. Enjoy!
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  3. alembic76407


    Apr 29, 2004
    I ask for my senior discount every I go , I earned it!!!!
    that is a nice bass
  4. rickster4003


    Feb 15, 2013
    Does that mean that someone who ordered a MTD got a Fender? I would assume that the seller might get an email and piece things together to see where the more expensive bass went.
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  5. red_rhino

    red_rhino Currently on Double Secret Probation Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 26, 2001
    Over Macho Grandé
    And because one can never post too many NBD pictures....

    IMG_2453.jpg IMG_2448.jpg IMG_2446.jpg IMG_2445.jpg IMG_2444.jpg
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  6. Ekajimmy

    Ekajimmy Inactive

    Nov 2, 2019
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  7. charlie monroe

    charlie monroe Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2011
    Buffalo, NY
    I’m glad you gave the warning about calling you a Senior Citizen. The last thing I’d want to do is upset the elderly.

    Also, Happy NBD!
  8. wvbass

    wvbass Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2004
    West Virginia
    That is beautiful. Reminds me that I have a NBBD too...I need to get some pictures and post it.
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  9. B-Mac

    B-Mac Happiness is a warm puppy and a great bass Gold Supporting Member

    NWBD or NBBD...that is one sweet bass!
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  10. FrenchBassQC

    FrenchBassQC Supporting Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Gatineau QC CA
    Did you thought shipping for a bass had increased by 4K? LOL :roflmao:
  11. red_rhino

    red_rhino Currently on Double Secret Probation Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 26, 2001
    Over Macho Grandé
    Well, you do have shipping and handling, so... :whistle:
  12. Spidey2112


    Aug 3, 2016
    If I say it twice, do I get a new pair of shoes?
  13. Killing Floor

    Killing Floor Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2020
    Austin, TX
    Huh, you had me for a minute or maybe more. That's a fine looking instrument.

    Maybe don't stand so close to your amp, the built-in fan makes it feel drafty. Happy birthday.
  14. Matty Koff

    Matty Koff Inactive

    Aug 21, 2014
    So, this post is an alibi for the wife or what? :p Nice bass.

    "Seriously, this isn't the one I ordered honey, but.. JUST LOOK AT IT"
  15. neo 7

    neo 7 The bass player doesn't get a sandwich Supporting Member

    Aug 22, 2011
    Erie, PA
    Back in my day when someone ordered a bass over the internet we sent 'em what they dag-gum ordered. Not some five string contraption that needs a battery. Dang kids these days.
  16. Low Down Brown

    Low Down Brown Supporting Member

    Jan 8, 2018
    Bummer :bassist::bassist::bassist:
  17. ad9000

    ad9000 Supporting Member

    Mar 30, 2004
    Leucadia, CA
    I had to check the calendar to see if this was April 1.
    Looks very similar to my 535-24. Enjoy!
    The MTD boxes are pretty stellar, by the way.
    Last edited: Jun 9, 2020
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  18. LordRyan


    Dec 9, 2012
    I would demand they send the original box assuming this is a new Bass. Resale is better if you have all the original packaging.
  19. They sent your Fender to my house instead of the MTD I ordered - let's arrange to swap and get everything sorted out! :woot:
  20. I have always LOVED my MTD. I'm happy for you. Killer instrument
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