Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by EatS1stBassist, Jun 20, 2019.

  1. EatS1stBassist


    Apr 15, 2016
    So cal
    51073B66-9E84-41F8-924A-27701BB6B548.jpeg 0B80C61A-7F3A-4462-BA72-94F13BD276DD.jpeg 0E9B3ED8-0AB2-487F-B8F8-B6236865E224.jpeg 1F646187-564E-4F5E-81A4-CD73F3A2D18A.jpeg 6570EB9F-B981-4F8F-9B9D-228F64F8A39C.jpeg Got my new cheap bass today. I went ahead and bought a Glarry. They shipped it from about 50 miles away from where I live. I took a chance because I just wanted something cheap to mod hoping that it wasn’t too bad. What I found was terrible Frets that need work. Spots in the finish and pretty bad around the neck pocket. Cheap tuners that I will replace and a crack in the neck that was fixed at the factory but doesn’t look like it’s going to go anywhere but who cares? I’ll replace the neck anyway! Actually a great modding platform. The bass is super lightweight and the neck dive really isn’t bad at all. It’s not the yellow it looks like online it’s more of a light safety yellow! Does it play well? You bet! It sounds kind of unbelievable for how cheap it is! Anyway, I’m not too unhappy for $69. The neck is straight as an arrow! Kinda of beefy. I have very small hands (read 5 year old with fingers cut off) lol! But I am able to play it very easily! After I mod it I will post some pics! Thanks
    Last edited: Jun 20, 2019
  2. Axstar

    Axstar Inactive

    Jul 8, 2016
    $69 isn't too bad for a nice yellow P bass body with some stuff attached to it.
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  3. Shaggai


    May 7, 2018
    New Jersey
    I'd take of the neck off, shave that annoying piece of pickguard material and make sure the pocket is clear. From your pictures it looks like there is an area where it goes from tight line on the left to seam on the right. Just wonder if there's some debris under there or even a shim.
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  4. EatS1stBassist


    Apr 15, 2016
    So cal
    I noticed that and was thinking the same thing I just want to hear back from Glarry about the crack in the neck that was repaired at the factory, to see if I can get them to replace it before I absolutely do anything if they say no, oh well, it’s not like it’s a $75 bass or anything. LOL! That being said, I still like it! I think it’s cheap and bee-utiful ! Lol:laugh:
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  5. Shaggai


    May 7, 2018
    New Jersey
    So that is a crack in the neck - didn't want to say something. I'd wait for them to see if they will make good on the replacement, because it also seems suspicious with that seam, the crack and that it looks in line with one of the bolt-on screws. More luthier knowledge than me would be a better help though...
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  6. EatS1stBassist


    Apr 15, 2016
    So cal
    You’re right! I saw that two! I am a repairman by trade. Not worried about that stuff! Lol,;)
  7. I doubt they will have great customer service at that price point.
    They are more likely to send another bass than to try to gt you a better neck.
    The repair may or may not hold up.
    If they won't or can't help you out, then live with it and give it a chance.
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  8. EatS1stBassist


    Apr 15, 2016
    So cal
    :thumbsup:Pretty much sums it up for me! I did a setup on it today with some new RS Funkmasters and Wow! Pickup actually sounds great! The bass feels great! :)
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  9. MynameisMe

    MynameisMe What will you be remembered for?

    Dec 31, 2018
    I had one of these and it was a great bass! I gave it to a friend who was wanting to learn bass.
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  10. Low profile

    Low profile

    Apr 16, 2019
    Lx, Portugal
    I suggested you to buy the white one. :meh:
    Just kidding. :laugh:

    Look at the bright side: any changes you make will make this a better product. :D
    Let's face it: yellow is not a bad color, after all.

    Good luck with your project.
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  11. Smooth_bass88

    Smooth_bass88 vaxx!

    Oct 31, 2006
    Western Hemisphere
    for 69 bucks you get what you pay for I guess
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  12. Ophiothrix


    Aug 4, 2016
    You got the yellow! Whatever else might be wrong with it, that's a brilliant colour. I've always had an idea in the back of my head for a bright yellow Jazz with a white pickguard and black hardware; banana bass!
  13. klejst

    klejst Guest

    Oct 5, 2010
    For $69 you cannot expect a whole heck of a lot but if it does serve a purpose for you then it is what it is. Only issue is that yellow makes me sick...man do I personally hate that color! :vomit:

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  14. El Thumpo

    El Thumpo Four strings, no waiting Supporting Member

    Oct 15, 2006
    San Francisco Bay Area
    Unfortunately, I think you’ll find Glarrys are not good modding platforms, at all. Like you, I bought one with that expectation, but it turns out very little of it is built to standardized specs.

    The routing? I went through four pickguards until I found one that covered it, and even then just barely, with a lot of Dremel work (even the factory originals are sawed to fit). The neck pocket? Won’t accept a standard neck, and can’t be satisfactorily shaped. The “rosewood” fretboard? Some kind of composite material that chips easily.

    I wanted to like my Glarry—it sure is lightweight. But it doesn’t make it as a modding platform. If you knew someone interested in learning the bass, a Glarry might get them started, but I’d recommend a stock one. In that light, it’s a good value.
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  15. Spidey2112


    Aug 3, 2016
    Looking forward to it, Itsy!
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  16. ThinCrappyTone

    ThinCrappyTone Guest

    Oct 1, 2011
    Nice snag! I really like the color.
  17. Ghook


    Sep 25, 2018
    Eastern US
    I bought my no name Ebayer ($55) out of curiosity more than anything. No doubt it's the same bass but yours is Glarry branded. I love that fat baseball bat neck. I had all these plans but those crappy tuners are holding my Tapewounds in tune. It's light, my frets were passable and with tone knob rolled off it pushes serious air through my Rumble. I feel almost scammed by the fact it plays as well as it does. I mean I still might GAS for and purchase an American P bass but to try to convince myself that there was a $800 to $1250 difference in tone and playability would be simply me justifying "to me" that I had a valid rational reason to spend the extra bucks. So much of what we spend on products goes to the cost of a manufacturer pass thru of their ad and marketing costs. Glad your enjoying your new bass. :)
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  18. Paulabass


    Sep 18, 2017
    In the repair business we live for guys that will pay $500 to get a $500 guitar to sound like a $1000 guitar, but with no resale value. It's what makes the economy strong.
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  19. lizardking837


    Jan 28, 2009
    Yeah, it's weird to see YouTubers doing really out of control mods to cheap guitars. I'm all for dropping in new pickups or directly improving parts that you find fault in (i.e. I'm going to put locking tuners on my Bass VI for convenience), but buying a MIM Fender or higher specifically to mod it to hell and back seems like overkill to me.
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