Quality quitars and basses for $96.00. If it seems to good to be true ...

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  1. slobake

    slobake resident ... something

    Saw an ad for this place on Facebook.
    Special Price Offer

    Seems to good to be true to me. Here is an example:

    Fender 2017 American Pro Precision Bass Guitar MN - Olympic White

    • Deep double-cutaway alder body offers exceptional playing comfort
    • Maple neck shaped with heavenly "1963 C" profile
    • Maple fingerboard equipped with dot position inlays
    • V-Mod split single-coil pickup by bass pickup master Michael Bump
    • 4-saddle HiMass vintage bridge upholds intonation beautifully
    • Fender lightweight vintage-style tuning keys with tapered shafts maintain tuning integrity and sustain with precision
    • Includes Elite moulded case protects your new pride and joy
    The Fender 2017 American Pro Precision Bass MN Bass Guitar marries together vintage style with modern appointments to perfection. Whether you're a seasoned pro who is looking for a reliable recording or touring partner, or you're an amateur looking for an exceptional bass to practise and jam on, the 2017 American Pro P Bass is something special. Since its introduction back in 1951, the Precision Bass changed the game for bassists, enabling them to adapt to a wide range of musical styles whilst sonically competing with other band members. From funk to rock, hip-hop to heavy metal, reggae to soul, Fender's Precision Bass has helped to shape the musical landscape for decades.

    Sleek double-cutaway design
    It is no secret that the Precision Bass' comfortability makes it the go to instrument for many bassists. This is down to the contoured double-cutaway body shape that allows each fret to be reached with minimum effort. The gently bevelled edges allow the bass to rest snugly against you during performances for an immediately familiar feel. The body is crafted using alder, a lightweight and tonally balanced tonewood that is a joy to wield. The body has been finished using gloss polyurethane, giving the paintwork protection against premature wear.

    Maple neck with "1963 C" profile
    Joined to the body is a solid and durable maple neck, which has received a satin urethane finish to encourage a smooth fret-hand feel. The 34-inch scale length is paired with a classic "1963 C" profile that enhances playing comfort. The '63 P Bass neck profile is widely regarded as one of the most accommodating of neck profiles, whilst a satin finish along the back of the neck creates a smooth fret-hand feel. Posiflex graphite rods run along the entire length of the neck to improve stability and resistance to warping.

    Married to the neck is a divine maple fingerboard, which is home to 20 narrow-tall frets with dot position inlays to guide your way in style. The narrow-tall frets are designed to make them more effecting when executing string bends and playing chord further along the neck with exceptional intonation.

    V-Mod Precision Bass pickups
    The 2017 American Pro P Bass is equipped with the newly designed V-Mod pickups, which were built by legendary bass pickup master Michael Bump. Taking cues from classic split single-coil pickups, the V-Mod produces lush, high-output tones with smooth Fender warmth and crisp articulation across every note. Control comes in the form of knurled flat-top knobs, which allow you to attenuate Master Volume and Master Tone controls.

    Gig-ready hardware
    The headstock is home to redesigned tuning machines in the form of Fender lightweight vintage-style keys with tapered shafts, which work dutifully to preserve tuning integrity and increase sustain. The strings continue their journey towards the body via the bone nut, meeting the 4-saddle HiMass vintage bridge to create a seamless connection with the body. The bridge offers a vintage aesthetic whilst ensuring considerable stability.

    Each new Fender 2017 American Pro Precision Bass MN Bass Guitar is supplied with an Elite moulded case that cradles your pride and joy for maximum protection. TSA latches increase security, whilst the outer casing it designed to be stacked for easy storage and transportation.

  2. redstrand


    May 18, 2007
    Saint Louis, MO
    Fool For Four Strings
    fakey mcfakerstein
  3. Michedelic

    Michedelic MId-Century Modern

    How warm to the touch?
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  4. slapshot


    Dec 22, 2018
    SE Michigan
    Sounds a load of crap to me
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  5. redstrand


    May 18, 2007
    Saint Louis, MO
    Fool For Four Strings
    If they fell off the truck, they'd be a reilc. Or more like fake photos, the 64 was the funniest one. People dumb enought o send money to this deserve to lose money
  6. buldog5151bass

    buldog5151bass Kibble, milkbones, and P Basses. And redheads.

    Oct 22, 2003
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  7. Lagado

    Lagado Inactive

    Jan 6, 2020
    Naughty naughty. What does it play like?
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  8. slobake

    slobake resident ... something

    Wonder what would happen if I sent them my hard earned mulch. Would they disappear into the night or would I receive some p.o.s. instrument made by chimpanzees with stone tools? Not that I want to try it to find out. Not that curious.
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  9. Lagado

    Lagado Inactive

    Jan 6, 2020
    Who is the world's factory? China's economy has had obvious results as far as production and quality control are concerned. I've played a few instruments that well surpass their price points. There's no exclusive magic dust...
  10. slobake

    slobake resident ... something

    Did I mention free shipping? :D
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  11. Lagado

    Lagado Inactive

    Jan 6, 2020
    It was bound to happen, basses aren't rocket science.
  12. slobake

    slobake resident ... something

    I have a very nice Fender Musicmaster Bass that was made in China. Not the greatest instrument in the world but not too bad either. I doubt you would get that quality for $99 that is if they even sent out an instrument.
  13. Lagado

    Lagado Inactive

    Jan 6, 2020
    Reinvestment in production and quality control, and very few environmental controls, are bound to move things forward. Make of that what you will.
  14. brother21


    Dec 26, 2008
    Alibaba Cloud Computing (Beijing) Co., Ltd.

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  15. Lagado

    Lagado Inactive

    Jan 6, 2020
    That isn't exclusive either...
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  16. garp


    Feb 7, 2009
    Connecticut USA
  17. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2000
    New York City
    Endorsing artist: Musicman basses
    I posted this yesterday and almost got ticketed for it cuz I posted it under deals :) . And its clearly a scam.

    I'm kinda shocked because I saw it on Facebook too, and it came up more than once - despite the fact that I reported it as a scam.

    Facebook put me through hell once rejecting ads for my book, so I don't know what's up with that. My book is legit, and I was never clear on why it was getting rejected. I had to just keep changing the wording till it got accepted. Do they not check ads anymore?
  18. Oooh! The new GLARRY!
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  19. JW56789

    JW56789 Guest

    Feb 18, 2017
    Quality quitars and basses for $96.00. If it seems to good to be true ...

    While you're in there, can you see if they have any more of those $499 Bosendorfer grand pianos with free shipping ? Lemme know, OK ?
  20. birminghambass

    birminghambass Supporting Member

    Sep 18, 2002
    Birmingham, AL
    Where's the Glarry mob at? You guys buy a bunch and let us know how it works out!
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