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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Turtle71, Mar 25, 2013.

  1. Turtle71

    Turtle71 Supporting Member

    Aug 11, 2009
    Madison, WI
    It's "New Cheap Bass Day"!!!

    OK, so I heard through the grapevine that my Local Best Buy, was getting out of the musical instrument business, and that EVERYTHING is on clearance.

    Soooo, even though I wouldn’t normally shop for basses at Best Buy, I just had to go take a look. :bag:

    They weren’t kidding…just goofy pricing. :eek:

    Though I don’t really need another bass….wait a minute, of course I need a new bass! :bassist:

    I grabbed this Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Special HB, in Candy Apple Red! :bassist:

    I got it for literally a stupid low price…..$89.99 NEW

    Now, it REALLY needed a setup (neck was a ski jump), and needed some new strings, but after a twist of the truss rod, a new set of strings, setting intonation & string height, this thing plays wonderfully, and the active electronics sound pretty dang good.

    Now, being a Squier, I really wasn’t expecting much (No offense to the Loyal Squier Nation), but after playing this for the last couple hours, I have to say I’m REALLY impressed, especially considering the price point.

    This bass will likely not replace my MIA Precision for gigging, but I think it’ll be tons of fun for jamming around the house!
  2. TheAnalogKid

    TheAnalogKid Yer Doin' GREAT!!!!

    Dec 7, 2011
    Tacoma, WA
    I was sooo close to pulling the trigger on the exact model from MF a few months ago. It was going for about $125 as a return/restock. For 89 bucks, you were practically paid to take it off their hands! :D I'll bet, dollars-to-donuts, that the neck bow and lousy in-store setup were deciding factors in the markdown, and the BB staff doesn't know a truss rod from a fishing rod. I truly hope you walked out of there, bass in hand, laughing maniacally!! I have yet to find any deals here at my local BB stores.
  3. JimmyM


    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    Shoot...why don't the BB's around me carry instruments? I'd totally get one of them for $90.
  4. lowendmafia

    lowendmafia Supporting Member

    Oct 11, 2007
    Sacramento, California
    $90? Are you kidding me? I am going to Best Buy tomorrow at lunch...
  5. Turtle71

    Turtle71 Supporting Member

    Aug 11, 2009
    Madison, WI
    Hopefully you find some deals!! I don't know if all BB stores are dumping stock, or if it's just mine though...


    Feb 6, 2013
    89 DOLLARS!?!?!? How could you not! I would have bought a couple of them.

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