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New means NEW .... right?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by TheBlueFalcon, Sep 10, 2019.

  1. Mike Whitfield

    Mike Whitfield

    Apr 10, 2019
    I think this is reasonable. As long as the instrument is undamaged, with all original packaging in place and with all accessories, I have no problem with it. That said, buying an instrument just to “try it out” (or for a special gig) is a dick move. It’s like buying clothing, wearing it to a special event, and then returning it.
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  2. Mike Whitfield

    Mike Whitfield

    Apr 10, 2019
    I bought an open box Ibanez MiKro bass for 20% off and it’s gorgeous, only some scratches on the rear cover plate. Freakin’ sweet. I also bought a MiKro 6-string which wasn’t such a good deal - easy to see why it was returned, enough fret sprout to use it for a saw. (Although surprisingly a lot of that retracted after it acclimated. Go figure. Still, it’s 20% off.) I kept it because it was reasonably good for the discounted price, but I’ll have to level and dress the frets before I pass it on. (My fat stubby fingers don’t fit in those little fret spaces. I should have known this because I have several Peaveys which are the slightly longer Byrdland scale, but my MiKro bass is sooo sweet that I had to try the guitar version.) And I have a sweet Epi Hummingbird I got for a third off and it’s flawless. So it’s a crapshoot, but I agree they can be great bargains worth taking a risk.
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2019
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  3. Spidey2112


    Aug 3, 2016
    My hero! Lol!
    Mike Whitfield likes this.
  4. Yeah, heard of that - needs somebody paying attention to see if you broke it. That's easy.
    (Only one question mark required - more than one usually means a scatterbrain or an a-hole.)

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