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NBD... no-name P-style (Yikes!)

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by BadSanta1281, Feb 10, 2019.


  1. Is it just me or is something wrong here?

    Some members have had good luck with these low budget guitars so I thought why not take a chance. Under $60 delivered. What could go wrong?

    Hmmm. Returned for a refund. Should have ponied up the extra twenty bucks and got a genuine Ammoon. Live and learn. WP_20190130_10_16_08_Pro. WP_20190130_10_53_46_Pro.
     
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  2. fourstringdrums

    fourstringdrums Decidedly Indecisive Supporting Member

    Oct 20, 2002
    Massachusetts
    To me $80 isn't "low budget". You definitely get what you pay for here.
     
  3. I'td be cool if you needed to spice up up your act by smashing a bass on stage...
     
  4. Stranger Danger

    Stranger Danger Feel Like A Stranger Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2010
    Texas
    I am sorry I don't understand. Do you think $80 is a lot to pay for a bass?
     
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  5. fourstringdrums

    fourstringdrums Decidedly Indecisive Supporting Member

    Oct 20, 2002
    Massachusetts
    I mean that to me, $200 is low budget. $80 isn't even worth it.
     
  6. Stranger Danger

    Stranger Danger Feel Like A Stranger Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2010
    Texas
    Oh Ok I gotcha. I was cornfused for a second
     
  7. You'll likely find similar craftsmanship with a "genuine" Ammoon.
     
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  8. The box they shipped it in was top quality. So there's that.
     
  9. CatchaCuda

    CatchaCuda

    Feb 3, 2018
    Transfer, PA
    Wow, just like a real Fe***r P bass! ;)

    Who pays for return shipping? They should just let you keep the poor thing.
     
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  10. I was genuinely joking. My lesson has been learned with this one. Ammoon spelled backwards starts with "NO".
     
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  11. It was on eBay so return shipping was free. Just cost me some packing tape and a drive to the post office.
     
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  12. Double E

    Double E I ain't got no time to play... Supporting Member

    Dec 24, 2005
    Northeast OH
    Where’s the rest of the review?

    The crooked tuners are pretty sad but functional. That could almost be considered acceptable for a $60 bass.

    How did it play and sound?
     
  13. Joybass

    Joybass

    Jun 22, 2015
    Leidschendam, NL
    So what's the matter here? Realign the tuners and put the bridge (or a better one) in the correct spot. Voila, problem solved.
     
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  14. Hevy T

    Hevy T Supporting Member

    Jan 11, 2011
    Lethbridge, AB Canada
    The body looks decent! That alone is worth more than $80.00. How was the neck?

    It would not really be that big of a deal to reposition the tuners, if everything else was ok. Lets face it, this wasn't exactly a Fender Elite or anything
     
  15. MynameisMe

    MynameisMe

    Dec 31, 2018
    North Florida
    I had one of these I traded for a Squier strat I didn’t play. The only thing that was different from the original is the guy I got it from replaced the bridge. It plays great! I just gave it to a friend wanting to learn to play bass. The finish and setup he had on it was fine. The neck a little chunky but sounded like a p bass.
     
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  16. crab

    crab

    Oct 18, 2007
    Grass Valley, CA
    I agree. Sub $150 instruments are teaching tools. Learn to fix it. It's so satisfying to do something yourself. Where do you think the price point comes from, just that the company is crazy and you get a windfall? No, thimgs are a little wonky with any of these beauties and you get to make it your own.

    My favorite guitar is my SX Tele. Plays better than anything else I have because I MADE it work the way I wanted.
     
  17. Tim Schnautz

    Tim Schnautz

    Jan 30, 2000

    OK, I can understand the tuners out of line, but the body pic, ok, what am I missing besides the pickups aren't really in line? Was it not playable?
     
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  18. Yep, something is wrong. Even Indonesian made Squier P-basses usually have better standards than that bass for comparison. Would return as well if it was me. A good case of "get what you pay for."
     
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  19. Double E

    Double E I ain't got no time to play... Supporting Member

    Dec 24, 2005
    Northeast OH
    Squier’s cost more that $60.
     
  20. I'm not saying these things aren't a deal for sixty bucks just for the parts alone. There's tons of them on eBay all the time and I've seen some YouTube videos where people got good ones. Some members here have also posted positive reviews.

    I liked the neck, it was very chunky and felt great. The gap on the neck pocket joint was big enough to slide in a credit card or two, though. The finish on the body was good with no visible flaws except a few glue stains under the clear coat.

    I wasn't expecting the build quality of a major name brand but I did expect all the parts to be in the right place. There's no doubt that it could have been fixed up with some time and effort. But since returns were free I wasn't stuck with keeping it.
     

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