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So what was the best deal you got in 05?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Stinkoman20xx, Dec 22, 2005.

  1. Stinkoman20xx


    Oct 19, 2003
    Best bass deal I got this year was a 1978 Ric for $550 or a Euro neck through spector for $350.

    Any other great deals? I remember the 499 bongos or something crazy like that.
  2. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    I got my Musicman Sterling in january 05 for $700 from a tber. A nice price, but your spector deal is amazing.
  3. I got my LeCompte for a fantastic price in October. I still can't believe how awesome it is.
  4. Aj*


    Jun 14, 2005
    West Yorkshire, UK
    Someone has all the luck, two amazing deals.
  5. Linas


    Jan 6, 2005
    not a crazy deal but still these go for 900$ at GC. Cort A5 artisan, like new. $350
  6. stingray5bbx


    Feb 11, 2005
    brand new Yamaha BB-X for $540.
  7. greg


    Jun 1, 2004
    Wasn't in 05, but in 04 i got a brand new stingray with case for 850 with shipping included.
  8. ClassicJazz

    ClassicJazz Bottom Feeders Unite!! Supporting Member

    Sep 19, 2005
    Delray Beach, Florida
    Two good deals....

    The first: I got a cheapo Steinberger 5-string new from MusicYo.com for $280. Well I went to Sam Ash to trade in for a Fender Jazz Standard, figuring if I get $100 bucks for it I would be happy............Sam Ash gave me $260 for it! Now that is a good deal! The really funny thing is I went back to the store a week later, they had it for sale for $315....more then I paid new!

    The Second: I just got a great deal on a new Fender Geddy Lee Jazz from BassCentral. They are having a clearance sale right now, so there are great deals to be found if you ask.....
  9. purfektstranger


    Apr 10, 2003
    05 mint Geddy Lee jazz with Fender hardcase for 570 shipped...
  10. Zooberwerx

    Zooberwerx Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2002
    Virginia Beach, VA
    Some guy in Indiana sold me a near-mint condition Streamer LX 4. Also got hold of a David King headless 5 and Elrick NJS 5 from fellow TBers.

    Its been a good year.

  11. Bought a used, but MINT Yamaha RBX-170 for < 1/2 the price of one new ($AU 170 to my door). Best price in the shops, $AU 380. I threw on some new strings (D'Add XL-170), set her up, shielded the cavity, did a series mod, put on some nice chrome knobs...and she's my main playing bass at the moment...
  12. Ian Perge

    Ian Perge Supporting Member

    May 11, 2001
    Evansville, Indiana
    Ibanez RKB 900 ("Prestige"-level QC, Hipshot tuners, BAII bridge, SD Quarter Pounder P/J pups) for $350. A killer clearance deal.
  13. Jazzbassman23


    Apr 20, 2000
    Eden 210XLT brand new $299 delivered from MF.
  14. keb


    Mar 30, 2004
    Not a bass (well bass guitar anyway), but a few weeks ago I scored a Moog Taurus bass pedal synth for $100 plus some traded-in pedals (sticker price was $399, these things go on ebay for like $1500-2000.)
  15. rok51

    rok51 Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2002
    Crawfordville, FL
    Hafta be the Peavey Millenium Plus 4JB...courtesy of the board here.
  16. lbpark

    lbpark Supporting Member

    Apr 23, 2005
    Mobile, Al.
    1979 Spector NS1 for $850
  17. fourstringdrums

    fourstringdrums Decidedly Indecisive Supporting Member

    Oct 20, 2002
    A Fender MIM with an extra pickguard (white pearloid), BadAss II, and deluxe Fender Gig Bag for $280 from classicjazz.
  18. Fealach

    Fealach Guest

    Apr 23, 2003
    Gone to a better place
    Just amps, I don't buy basses anymore. I can't resist a cool cheap amp. Monetarily, this one wins for me this past year:

    Mesa Boogie D-180 with road case, $250 - at Guitar Center!