This is a great deal..?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by ProgBassGuy, Oct 23, 2011.

  1. ProgBassGuy


    Oct 5, 2011
    Albany, OR
  2. snyderz


    Aug 20, 2000
    AZ mountains
    You did notice it was made in China, and there are 2 of those hand-made custom basses available?
  3. This looks like junk. The two pickups each span about 6 of the 7 strings. This would make the two outside strings weak relative to the other strings.
  4. Rickengeezer


    Feb 25, 2005
    Central Texas
    Endorsing Artist: Steve Clayton Accessories
    Getting your "dreamful fantastic guitar": priceless.
  5. MEKer

    MEKer Supporting member

    May 30, 2006
    hmm---wonder how the warranty/customer service would be on this...... hmmmm....bbuuurrrppp
  6. Why don't YOU buy it, check it out, then get back to us and tell us about how great (or not great) this "peice of art" is. :eyebrow:

    (cuz 'ya don't want to get burned? well, that's the chance 'ya take, buying some Chinese no-name for a purportedly "bargain" price)

    For $499 shipped, I'd be shopping for a MIM Fender...but that's me...
  7. fourstringbliss

    fourstringbliss Supporting Member

    Oct 5, 2003
    Puyallup, WA
    Anybody else think it's weird the way the soapbars are staggered? I'm sure it's supposed to look like a bit P pup, but the outer strings only go over one pickup and the ones in between go over both pickups.
  8. fourstringbliss

    fourstringbliss Supporting Member

    Oct 5, 2003
    Puyallup, WA
    Oh, and the body is made out of the king of tonewoods - elm. :scowl:
  9. bolophonic


    Dec 10, 2009
    Durham, NC
    Looks terrible.
  10. Bone


    Oct 28, 2006
  11. mmbongo

    mmbongo Regular Human Bartender Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
    That's true, but what does that have to do with this particular bass?
  12. ProgBassGuy


    Oct 5, 2011
    Albany, OR
    thanks for all of your great input. :) BassicJohn & fourstringbliss, I do agree that it's a bit odd how the pickups are staggered. That was my main concern when I first looked at the bass. Rickengeezer, bassplayer8953, and mmbongo, I agree. The main reason I thought it might be legit is that the seller had awesome feedback, and the craftsmanship, as well as the types of wood, seemed fantastic. I think I'll just stick to saving for a music man bongo 6 :p
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