Pairadice Musician's Supply Company - any experience with them?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by B-Mac, Nov 2, 2018.


  1. good?

    2 vote(s)
    33.3%
  2. bad?

    4 vote(s)
    66.7%
  1. B-Mac

    B-Mac Just like Aretha Sang... R-E-S-P-E-C-T Supporting Member

    Came across this:
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    $299 on Fleabay
    $399 on Regurge

    Specs:
    NATURAL MATTE FINISH ZEBRAWOOD DOUBLE CUT NECK THROUGH ELECTRIC BASS

    ~ PICTURES SHOW THE ACTUAL GUITAR OFFERED FOR SALE: YOU ARE PURCHASING THE PICTURED GUITAR ~

    • ACTIVE PICKUPS
    • Fretboard: Solid Rock Maple
    • Body Material: Solid Zebrawood
    • Neck: Maple Neck-Through Body with Mahog Accents
    • Bridge: P/J Bass Style, Black with independent adjustable saddles
    • Machine heads: Vintage Black 4 on one side
    • Control Knobs: Black
    • Pickups: Active 2x Setup with Single-Coil Neck / Humbucker Bridge Pickups
    • Controls: 1x Volume, 2x Tone with Rotary Variable Pickup Selector
    • Includes Upgraded Gig Bag Shown in Photos
    Never heard of them. Any good?
     
    Last edited: Nov 2, 2018
  2. ardgedee

    ardgedee

    May 13, 2018
    What's with that straight-line crack that extends from the lower cutaway to the bottom of the body?
     
  3. Yah, I spotted that right away. Probably an easy fix, but do you want to fix it?
    Fishheadjoe
     
  4. Bass V

    Bass V

    Dec 11, 2008
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    may merely be separate pieces glued together in a fair attempt at matching the grain.
     
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  5. jd56hawk

    jd56hawk Supporting Member

    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    There's another one near the A string from the neck to the bottom pickup.
     
  6. jlepre

    jlepre

    Nov 12, 2007
    Cedar Knolls, NJ
    Pairadice? Sounds like a gamble, but maybe you show roll the dice?
     
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  7. B-Mac

    B-Mac Just like Aretha Sang... R-E-S-P-E-C-T Supporting Member

    Last edited: Nov 2, 2018
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  8. jd56hawk

    jd56hawk Supporting Member

    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
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  9. mdogs

    mdogs Supporting Member

    Apr 13, 2010
    Constant state of flux
    That thing looks like it is painted and not real zebra wood.
     
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  10. mikewalker

    mikewalker

    Jul 30, 2017
    Canada, Eh!
    same company ( i think!) is selling a few various unfinished zebrano guitar and bass bodies on ebay - they look the same as this...
     
  11. BobKos

    BobKos Supporting Member

    Apr 13, 2007
    Noticed a weird patch next to the battery box inboard toward the neck plank. Looks like maybe it was routed then filled back in. Not a huge issue but definitely something going on there.
     
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  12. Dean N

    Dean N

    Jul 4, 2006
    Pittsburgh, PA
    If that's really zebrawood, I'll make monkeys fly out of my butt.
     
  13. Loretta

    Loretta

    Jun 22, 2014
    Hamburg, Germany
    Monkeys can't fly. Unless they take my vessel (see avatar).
     
  14. pcake

    pcake Supporting Member

    Sep 20, 2011
    Los Angeleez
    unless this is a subspecies that's never been sold at the wood store or lutherie supply stores i haunt, i'd have to agree with that. i've seen a lot of zebrawood, and none looked like that. usually it has thin, black inklike stripes.

    about zebrawood
    Zebrawood | The Wood Database - Lumber Identification (Hardwood)

    rockler's zebrawood for sale
    Zebrawood by the Piece-3/4" Thickness

    more zebrawood
    Zebrawood 4/4 Lumber - Woodworkers Source

    google images zebrawood
    zebrawood - Google Search

    btw, whatever it is, it's slab sawn, which usually tends to look cooler.
     
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  15. Tvrtko

    Tvrtko

    Dec 27, 2002
    South of the USA
    Chinese are experimenting with zebrawood. It is one of those Aliexpress products.
     
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  16. FugaziBomb

    FugaziBomb

    Jun 5, 2017
    :roflmao::roflmao::roflmao::roflmao::roflmao::roflmao::roflmao::roflmao::roflmao:
     
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  17. gln1955

    gln1955 Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2014
    Ohio, USA
    The glue up along the right side of the neck is kinda ragged. Overall there is some sketchy workmanship here. The faux zebrawood is a real turn off for me.
     
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  18. I’ve seen similar things on aliexpress. Im pretty sure the “zebrawood “ is a faux paint job.
     
  19. Erik herman

    Erik herman Gold Supporting Member

    Looks like a gamble to me!!! Though I’m just referring to the wordplay of their company!
     
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  20. theinfamous

    theinfamous

    Dec 22, 2014
    Is it just me or is that neck pickup route super crooked?
     
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