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Quick question.............

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by DWBass, Apr 22, 2006.

  1. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    A new Fender American Deluxe V w/HSC......$825 tax included out the door!! Good deal???
  2. Mike


    Sep 7, 2000
    yes. they regularly go for that used on the bay. take it if you can. if you don't like it you should easily be able to get your money back on the net.
  3. yup. sell new for well over a grand
  4. JKwo


    Jan 12, 2006
    great deal.
  5. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    Aaight, I'm 'bout to pull the trigger today! Also gonna try to add a trade in to get the price down a bit more! Wish me luck! :)
  6. Perretje


    Apr 23, 2006
    Very good deal.
    Buy it! Buy it! Buy it!
  7. withdevil


    Apr 23, 2005
    buy it!!!!!
  8. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    Well, I tell ya, things happen for a reason!! I went to the local GC (well 35 miles away) and met my friend who has a lot of clout at this place due to him spending a ton of money there!! We meet his connection and sure enough he'll do the deal for $825 but.....................................................................................

    Turns out they only have a 4 string in stock (why didn't he check before we got there? Dunno! Anyways, he says he has to order it and of course you all know it could take 30 days.....60 days....90 days, etc. to come in but I'm patient. He says he'll be back in a few for me to hang out. I go back to the 'Bass' section and start looking at basses on the wall and spot a Yamaha TRB1005! Hmmm...okay.....ahhhh.......let me check this out...never played one before. I grab it....hmmm....pretty light! Ok, let me plug her in and see wat she sounds like! Hmmm...action is pretty low (very much to my liking), neck is straight and plays like 'butta'! Hmmm.......Pre-amp is decent! Loud output! Decent amount of cut/boost although it lacked a little in the treble dept. but not bad! Hmmm.....what's the price on this thing? $799 (sale price, retail is $1100 or $1200 can't remember)! Hmmm........I play it a little more and I'm finding I'm extremely comfortable playing this thing and cats are coming over to hear me play and compliment me, the bass and it's sound! Hmmmm.......I'm thinking I want this thing! I call my friend over and tell him I think I want this bass instead of the Fender! He calls his connection over and I ask how much can he take off the sale price?! He goes to the front.....comes back and say $649! Hmmm.....getting real interesting now! I tell him I have a bass in the car I'd like to trade in as well! A 2001 Fender Marcus Miller sig (the original non-true passive/active model)I got in a trade with a TB'r! I already know they won't give top dollar but....anyway......................

    I got the bass, a new SKB Freedom HSC, a set of Elixer Nanos for $409 including tax!!

    To be honest, I really wasn't feeling the intended new Fender but at the price I was quoted, I couldn't pass it up! Anyway, the bass doesn't exist without pics, right? Wanna see it? Here it goes!! :)

  9. cheezewiz

    cheezewiz Supporting Member

    Mar 27, 2002
  10. lamborghini98

    lamborghini98 The Aristocrats

    May 1, 2005
    NYC; Portland, OR
    Way to go, man! I thought it was some guy gloating about HIS deal when I first saw the pictures.. haha.
  11. M5Yates

    M5Yates Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Austin, TX
    Nice Yammy, but you only got $250 for the Fender Marcus Miller?
  12. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    $350 but I was okay with it!

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