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New Aguilar 659 pre $650

Discussion in '[OLD FORUM] Bass Guitars, Amps, and Accessories: F' started by IvanMike, Nov 29, 2002.


  1. IvanMike

    IvanMike Player Characters fear me... Staff Member Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2002
    Middletown CT, USA
    This Aguilar 1 - space preamp is new with open box, manual, and blank warranty card
    I got it in a trade at the guitar show in vally forge PA about a week ago
    It's a great preamp but i just can't justify keeping it at this time
    these go for about 750 new, i figure having the warranty card should make it more attractive than buying a used one without this option so i am putting it up for 650

    I would also consider trades for a hamer cruise 4 with 2-tek bridge made before the factory moved, a sterling made before the music man factory moved, or a lakland skyline 4

    Ivan (203)506-6513
    Navi180@aol.com
     
  2. smakbass

    smakbass Smakkin basses for 25 years..

    Aug 6, 2002
    Vancouver Canada
    The musicman factory moved?
     
  3. IvanMike

    IvanMike Player Characters fear me... Staff Member Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2002
    Middletown CT, USA
    the musicman factory moved or expanded with new personel sometime in the late 90's i believe
    they explained to me at the time when i called them up with an unrelated query that they were expanding to aleviate the backorder of their basses (at that time you had to wait 1 year for a bass)
    unfortunately i believe the quality of the basses has suffered since then
     
  4. smakbass

    smakbass Smakkin basses for 25 years..

    Aug 6, 2002
    Vancouver Canada
    Oh ok...thanks was just curious I remember the waits on them!
     
  5. narud

    narud Supporting Member

    Mar 15, 2001
    santa maria,california
    musicman didnt move. they expanded on the same property. they are however moving the string production to palm springs, iirc, because of the high cost of living in the area. ive played a ton of em and havent noticed any quality change. but then again thats imo;)
     
  6. boogiebass

    boogiebass

    Aug 16, 2000
    I'm tempted on that pre. Very tempted...

    Ernie Ball's quality control is among the best in the biz on production instruments, btw. Never seen a hint of quality decline over many, many instruments in the last five years.
     
  7. IvanMike

    IvanMike Player Characters fear me... Staff Member Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2002
    Middletown CT, USA
    ok so shoot me for doubting ernie ball..........
    i repent
    lol
    how tempted are you?
     
  8. IvanMike

    IvanMike Player Characters fear me... Staff Member Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2002
    Middletown CT, USA
    i would also be interested in a trade for a demeter hbp-1
     
  9. IvanMike

    IvanMike Player Characters fear me... Staff Member Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2002
    Middletown CT, USA
    BUMP
     
  10. boogiebass

    boogiebass

    Aug 16, 2000
    Oh, 'bout 5 bones worth!
     
  11. IvanMike

    IvanMike Player Characters fear me... Staff Member Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2002
    Middletown CT, USA
    how bout 5 and 1/2 bones and a scooby snack?
     
  12. boogiebass

    boogiebass

    Aug 16, 2000
    If the scooby snack=shipping

    and

    you let me use Paypal, I'd go 5 1/2.
     
  13. IvanMike

    IvanMike Player Characters fear me... Staff Member Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2002
    Middletown CT, USA
    unfortunately i am not hooked to paypal but i will look into it today
     
  14. IvanMike

    IvanMike Player Characters fear me... Staff Member Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2002
    Middletown CT, USA
    ok boogie, i have paypal so email me or call me at 203-506-6513
    i stay up late
     
  15. boogiebass

    boogiebass

    Aug 16, 2000
    You've got email, my man.
     
  16. IvanMike

    IvanMike Player Characters fear me... Staff Member Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2002
    Middletown CT, USA
    you have mine as well so reply with info dude
     
  17. IvanMike

    IvanMike Player Characters fear me... Staff Member Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2002
    Middletown CT, USA
    preamp sold to the gentleman with the wolf icon
    thanks all for looking
     
  18. zyxwfish

    zyxwfish

    Dec 12, 2002
    Bethlehem, PA
    how does demeter compare to aguilar?
     
  19. boogiebass

    boogiebass

    Aug 16, 2000
    Well, since I was the happy recipient of this pre and I assume you're asking about the Demeter 201s vs. the Aguilar DB659, I'll reiterate what's been posted in the amps section:

    The Demeter has somewhat more upper register transparency while the Aguilar is warmer with more low-end grunt. They're both very fine preamps. Which is why I own and use both! ;)