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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by hypercarrots, Apr 20, 2017.
and why? what happened?
I think it was maybe a week. I bought 2 Fender P basses from Guitar Center in November. Decided that they weren't for me and returned them for more Music Man basses.
About 2 weeks.
I bought a bass to upgrade and the guy I bought it off wasn't exactly accurate about the weight. These days I can't carry a heavy bass for long so I had to sell it.
Shame, it was a very good Lakland 55-01.
Traded a very nice Washburn T24 for some Ibanez 5-string with some dude found on Craigslist. I quickly found that I wasn't into 5ers and Ibanez wasn't for me. So a couple of weeks later I sold it on CL for $275.
Those Washburns are cool looking....
About three months. Bought a beautiful MTD Kingston Heir 5 and really liked its look & tone. But coming from 34"-scale instruments, as much as I wanted to love it, I just couldn't adjust to the Heir's 35" scale, and ended up selling it.
Ive had several I only owned a few days before re-selling that I had bought sight unseen online. Didn't like the necks and the overall feel mostly.
Negative days. I sold a bass 2-3 days before it arrived at my house.
I bought a second 30th anniversary Stingray 4 and sold it before I recieved it as I found a Sadowsky for the same price.
Bass was unpacked to ensure there was no damage and back at the post office 30 minutes later to be shipped to the new owner.
checked it out, sounded anemic compared to the ones I'd checked out at GC
it was the new Modern Player & I had been checking out the old version
20:00 - figured out that the truss rod was next to impossible to adjust to get the relief right
08:30 - in the automobile & off to GC to return it
10:15 - returned
Years ago I bought a US made Fender P Bass, didn't see the hype and returned it next day.
Less than 5 minutes. Bought and flipped with a phone call.
I've also had some "pre-sold"....
But I ever considered those mine, since I was just a middle man .
I had this one for about 4 days.
Loved it, but was convinced another TB'er I'd sold a bass to would be asking for a refund which I wouldn't have been able to cover. He didn't, and I've missed this guy since. Alas.
24 hours. Bought a MIM P on the way to a gig, played the gig with it and traded it the next day for a Lakland 55-01.
Not counting a few I've picked up last year. I had a Japanese Jazz Special for about 15 years. Gave it to a friend of my son for a song. Last time I saw him, he was getting pretty good
1.5 hours, arrived by post 9am gave it a clean, setup and new strings, posted it on an auction site and sold 10.30am. $150 profit
Several weeks. It was a Mike Lull 5 string 35" two octave PJ with a Sadowsky preamp in it. What's not to like, right?
No doubt the bass was well made. I just couldn't get along with it. I'm used to basses reacting to my playing. No matter how or where I plucked the strings the tone was the same. Different attack, sure. But no difference in tone. Also, it just felt "small".
Overall it was just too "polite" for me.
I wanted a cheap P-bass, so I bought a Yamaha BB424. The next day, this incredibly cheap Fender MIA P shows up in classifieds, so I bought that too. When they arrived in the mail, I compared the tone and feel (didn't like the huge BB body) and put the Yamaha up for sale a few hours later. Sold it about a week later for the same amount I gave for it, so no harm done, and I got to try a new bass.
About 2 years. I got talked into buying a very cheap Japanese made fretless 4 string that had a modern style and a block pickup. The pickup was not quite see enough and the G and E strings were weak because of that. I even bought and upgrade pup of the same size, I thought a quality pup might fix it. It helped but the bass kinda sucked. So $150 for the bass and $50 for the replacement pup.
I never played it, and a friend of mine who happened to be a crackhead asked to borrow it. I said yes and never saw that bass again.
it was less than an hour....made a profit
3 hrs, bought a lake placid blue jazz jazz with high action, brought it home found the rod was stripped so brought it back