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Pawn Shop Find

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by urb, Dec 25, 2012.

  1. urb


    Dec 8, 2012
    I found this in a pawn shop yesterday and I thought the price seemed too cheap. It's a Dean Rhapsody and I got it for 100USD.

    It's an eight string , EMG-HZ pick ups with a custom Dean preamp and a set of grover tuners. I don't know if I like it. Anyone have any experience with this bass?

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  2. No experience with a Dean or an 8 string but I'd say you scored a pretty good deal for 100.00.
  3. SixxStringBass


    Dec 1, 2012
    Nice find! I just got my 8 string for Christmas today in the form of an ESP B208, they are LOADS of fun to play!
  4. urb


    Dec 8, 2012
    Thanks guys , but I don't think I like it. My other bass is a 5 string and I wish it was a 4. I play a six string guitar mostly . Well used to , they have been collecting dust lately. For some reason I have become infatuated with bass.
  5. GM60466


    May 20, 2006
    Land of Lakland
    nice bass at a great price
  6. i HAD a Dean 8-String just like that. Sounded great, played great- i just hated the way it looked. Sold it and bought an ESP 8-Banger. Good score though!
  7. kjpollo


    Mar 17, 2008
    8's are a very specialized creature. For starters I think most players who use them play them with a pick so if you're mainly a fingerstyle bassist it might not work for you.

    I know you can get some great sounds out of them but they seem to be a very specialized instrument. I cant imagine using one on a bar gig on a cover of Mustang Sally.

    But is still looks like you got a GREAT deal on that bass. if it doesnt work for you, you can always try to trade or sell it in the classifieds. Might take a while to move though- I think the market for 8's if rather small.
  8. urb


    Dec 8, 2012
    If I were to remove the octave strings , would I need to do anything with the truss rod to compensate for tension?
  9. Bassist4Eris

    Bassist4Eris Frat-Pack Sympathizer

    Well, you'd probably need to loosen it. What I think is a better idea is to try and sell it for several times what you paid for it, and then use that money to buy a four string you like.
  10. Or join a Cheap Trick tribute band.
  11. Nice score. $100 for that is a no brainer.:)
  12. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    Uh...dude? You scored! Congrats!
  13. AltGrendel

    AltGrendel Squire Jag SS fan. Supporting Member

    May 21, 2009
    Mid-Atlantic USA.
    Seriously, spend the money to get a membership and sell or trade it here. If you sell it, use the cash to get something you'll like.
  14. redzebra6


    Mar 31, 2010
    Exiled in Texas
    My brother in law got one from his wife this this past summer for his b-day, lucky bast...pun...uh...guy!

    He loves it. I know his wife got it for a deal at about $350-400-ish. He describe it as going from thick to thicker-er, sound wise.
  15. urb


    Dec 8, 2012
    Thanks guys , as KJPollo pointed out , it's going to be a tough sale. I listed it on Craigslist to trade or sale and didn't get one reply. Not even a scammer. The bottom G has a distinct buzz that annoys the **** out of me. Maybe the bridge needs to have a file lightly passed through it.