What will arrive from GC next week? ($200 used bass sight unseen impulse buy content)

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by tlite, May 26, 2019.


What is going to arrive next week?

Poll closed Jun 7, 2019.
  1. Something good

    73.1%
  2. Something bad

    26.9%
  1. charlie monroe

    charlie monroe Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2011
    Buffalo, NY
    Ouch, lol
     
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  2. DoctorZee

    DoctorZee Supporting Member

    Jan 27, 2018
    New York / New Jersey
    I was being genuine! I grew up in Rochester. Assumed you're a Bills fan, too, from your location.
     
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  3. charlie monroe

    charlie monroe Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2011
    Buffalo, NY
    I moved here from Toronto around 1990. I was actually a Houston Oilers fan during the Bills SuperBowl years, lol. My man Warren Moon was a heck of a QB down in Texas.
     
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  4. tlite

    tlite

    Aug 18, 2016
    Florida
    And the verdict is...
     
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  5. lizardking837

    lizardking837

    Jan 28, 2009
    (drumroll)
     
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  6. Keger Jupit

    Keger Jupit Inactive

    May 10, 2018
    The Great PNW!!
    It's been 13 minutes!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hurry up, aaaaaggghh!

    :D :D
     
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  7. lizardking837

    lizardking837

    Jan 28, 2009
    My count up

    :hyper:
     
  8. Keger Jupit

    Keger Jupit Inactive

    May 10, 2018
    The Great PNW!!
    :roflmao: Priceless!
     
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  9. tlite

    tlite

    Aug 18, 2016
    Florida
    Apologies for delay- people are making me work.
     
  10. Keger Jupit

    Keger Jupit Inactive

    May 10, 2018
    The Great PNW!!
    Don't tease me bro!

    what-is-a-neutered-chicken-called.jpg

    :D :D
     
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  11. SgtHulka

    SgtHulka Supporting Member

    Mar 29, 2019
    Fort Arnold
    This is the greatest troll in the history of this site.
     
  12. tlite

    tlite

    Aug 18, 2016
    Florida
    AND...

    First the BAD:
    • Someone wrote "ANALOG" on the headstock with a Sharpie (Why would anyone do this? What the H-E double hockey sticks?!)
    • There is an 'X' shaped scratch/gouge in the fretboard but on 17th fret
    • Super scratched up finish with what looks like some kind of a hole
    • Scratched and dented everywhere.
    • Strap button moved to the back of the bass
    • Tons of buckle rash. And other rash.
    • Finish pretty well beat to hell
    • It is not the right color for covering Prince tunes
    The GOOD:
    • Color is more that wine red color than purple
    • Relic'd! (VERY Relic'd.)
    • Neck feels really good!, doesn't appear to be twisted (HUGE)
    • Case looks solid (albeit cosmetically worked over, the interior is good and protects the instrument well)
    • Tuners and hardware look pretty good
    • Frets appear to have plenty of life
    The UNKNOWN:
    • Electronics working?
    • Stock pickups?
    • Will the truss rod turn?
    • Will I keep it?
    The VERDICT:
    Not sure yet. Something probably worth about what I paid though!

    [​IMG]

    More photos coming...
     
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  13. lizardking837

    lizardking837

    Jan 28, 2009
    [​IMG]
     
  14. tlite

    tlite

    Aug 18, 2016
    Florida
    Photos attached- yay! Image00005.jpg Image00006.jpg Image00007.jpg Image00008.jpg Image00009.jpg Image00010.jpg Image00011.jpg Image00012.jpg Image00013.jpg Image00016.jpg Image00017.jpg Image00018.jpg Image00021.jpg Image00022.jpg Image00024.jpg
     
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  15. DoctorZee

    DoctorZee Supporting Member

    Jan 27, 2018
    New York / New Jersey
    I can't believe it, but I think this was totally accurately priced by GC. $199 for a nice case and a beat-up and defaced--- but playable---MIM Fender. I think that makes sense.

    The Guitar Center near me would have priced it at $350, I have no doubt.
     
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  16. RyanOh

    RyanOh Gold Supporting Member

    I really liked that part when you called the GC after buying it and they said 'oh sorry all packed up and nobody remembers a thing about it'. Riiiiiiiiiiight.
     
  17. charlie monroe

    charlie monroe Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2011
    Buffalo, NY
    I bet the gouge in the fretboard fits a Phillips head screwdriver.

    Almost 10 years newer than I thought at 2005.

    Tuned in for the post plug in review

    There is a thread around here somewhere regarding Sharpie removal
     
  18. City

    City Supporting Member

    I'd rock it. Like the color. Never have to worry if someone walks off with it. Get back in touch with us about the electronics....You weren't ripped off.....well..... unless the electronics are trashed.
     
  19. Eilif

    Eilif Holding it down in K-Town. Supporting Member

    Oct 1, 2001
    Chicago
    Nice score.

    10 years ago, I'd say you paid just about what it was worth.

    Today however, $200 for any MIM fender that isn't completely trashed is a good deal. $200 with case qualifies as a very-good-deal these days even with the heavy playwear. It's a 2005, so there's a possibility it might even have better pickups in it than the crappy ceramics that came in the 90's MIM standards. I always liked the Red Wine color that the MIM's had back then.

    The "analog" will come off with rubbing alcohol and a bit of elbow grease. If it's absorbed into the poly, hitting it with just a touch of super-fine sandpaper (after the alcohol treatment) should get rid of any remaining ink.
     
  20. CallMeAl

    CallMeAl

    Dec 2, 2016
    Ithaca Ny
    Looks like a screwdriver mark on the fret board! As long as the truss works, I'd be ok with that. I love midnight wine!
     
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