Nice looking bass... but cheaply made?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by TimBosby, Oct 30, 2005.

  1. TimBosby

    TimBosby Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2004
    Omaha, NE, USA
  2. Juniorkimbrough


    Mar 22, 2005
    Mississippi / Memphis, TN
    Endorsing Artist: Lakland Basses
    I would ask what kind of body it is, but other than that it looks fine by me.

    why do mighty mite and allparts = red flags to you?
  3. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Theya rent the greatest quality.
  4. Greg Clinkingbeard

    Greg Clinkingbeard

    Apr 4, 2005
    Kansas City area
    Setup and repair/KRUTZ Strings
    Looks like a maple body to me.
  5. TimBosby

    TimBosby Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2004
    Omaha, NE, USA
    I dunno. I haven't really gotten into the whole DIY customize your own bass thing, so I'm pretty much just talking out of my ass :)
  6. Whatever happened to cleaning it off before you list it?

    ...Doesn't look "new" to me. :meh:
  7. Planet Boulder

    Planet Boulder Hey, this is a private Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2001
    6,482 feet above sea level
    I once had impure thoughts. Oh, and I pluck my ear hair.
    I've had great luck with Mighty Mite and Allparts, personally. My Frankenjazz has a Mighty Mite neck and it's quite nice.

    The main problem I have with that bass is that there is no battery access on the back. I hate having to open loaded control panels to change a battery.
  8. Phil Mailloux

    Phil Mailloux

    Mar 25, 2005
    Brisbane, Australia
    Builder: Mailloux Basses
    The other question is who assembled this bass?

    Did the seller do it himself? Did a pro do it?

    That's a night and day difference. That bass could be totally unplayable if it was just slapped on together and not adjusted properly. The potential buyer might have to get the whole thing reajusted and setup.

    But then again $300 is cheap. The pickups and neck alone are worth about that.