Tuesday, 24 May 2016
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Not too often you see them at Guitar Center. AB1.5 in Green: [url:3io8tnk9]http://www.guitarcenter.com/Used/In-Store-Used/Used-Dingwall-2008-Limited-Edition-Afterburner-15-Green-Burst-Electric-Bass-Guitar.gc[/url:3io8tnk9]
5 years ago
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The price is insane! It says $4,685 (Canadian) on my screen. I know it's active and all, but that's still about 2x what it probably costed new at the time. Nice bass though.
5 years ago
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wow! was thinking the same thing! I see it has a mid cut switch, (so - blu Eqube? pre glock I think but does that mean its active for sure?) I guess green and limited edition give it an edge... to this day I love the sound of my AB 1.5 as my go - to bass...but I think I would have to sell for that kind of money in a heartbeat! (and build a new Z!)
5 years ago
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Shows $3499 US, which seems high to me as well.
5 years ago
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I'm going to call them and make a low ball offer, just to see what they say.
5 years ago
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Haha... GC is pretty funny. I sent them a link to the JiveSound store where he has a brand new 6 string AB1.5 for $3k and said that I felt their pricing may be a tad out of line. Their response? Knock $100 off :-/. I don't know what these actually go for used, but, from the two examples I have in front of me, they'd have to drop the price quite a bit before it'll move (or sell to someone who may not know). I'm actually almost tempted to buy the one at JiveSound.
5 years ago
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I'd go with Jive any day over GC.
5 years ago
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[quote="singlemalt":3pcqa8gf]I'd go with Jive any day over GC.[/quote:3pcqa8gf] Absolutely agree. I have a greenburst AB1 sixer on order, so getting a greenburst AB1 5er doesn't make a ton of sense right now. I was mostly just interested in what they would do.
5 years ago
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AB 3X 6 string in Yellow - $3300: [url:o7ojy7al]http://www.guitarcenter.com/Used/In-Store-Used/Used-DINGWALL-AFTERBURNER-FERRARI-YELLOW.gc[/url:o7ojy7al] A bit chipped on the back...
5 years ago
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Been there for 6 months. It was $6k. :D HAHA
5 years ago
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[url:3s5ni8ye]http://www.guitarcenter.com/Used/In-Store-Used/Used-Dingwall-Leland-Sklar-Chrome-Blue-Electric-Bass-Guitar.gc[/url:3s5ni8ye] So I was like hmmm, until I got to the last picture. What in the world did they do?
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[quote="NaH":3gung09g][url:3gung09g]http://www.guitarcenter.com/Used/In-Store-Used/Used-Dingwall-Leland-Sklar-Chrome-Blue-Electric-Bass-Guitar.gc[/url:3gung09g] So I was like hmmm, until I got to the last picture. What in the world did they do?[/quote:3gung09g] I think someone or something tried to eat it! :o
4 years ago
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Looking for some honest opinions here. I contacted GC in FL about that Sklar and they said "I see what you're talking about in the pictures online, there are a few small nicks but it appears to be part of the grain of the wood, as well as the light on the neck and the pattern of the grain. The edge of the neck is nearly smooth." They sent some new pictures, and it still doesn't look great, but not nearly as awful as that earlier posted pic. [attachment=2:37fr1ulo]neck1.jpg[/attachment:37fr1ulo] [attachment=1:37fr1ulo]neck2.jpg[/attachment:37fr1ulo] [attachment=0:37fr1ulo]backscuff.jpg[/attachment:37fr1ulo] In the end I prefer wood (not the candy coatings, though the tangerines are pretty cool), but am thinking this would get me a bit of Z territory without the expense.
4 years ago
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[quote="NaH":286plfxt]Looking for some honest opinions here. I contacted GC in FL about that Sklar and they said "I see what you're talking about in the pictures online, there are a few small nicks but it appears to be part of the grain of the wood, as well as the light on the neck and the pattern of the grain. The edge of the neck is nearly smooth." They sent some new pictures, and it still doesn't look great, but not nearly as awful as that earlier posted pic. [attachment=2:286plfxt]neck1.jpg[/attachment:286plfxt] [attachment=1:286plfxt]neck2.jpg[/attachment:286plfxt] [attachment=0:286plfxt]backscuff.jpg[/attachment:286plfxt] In the end I prefer wood (not the candy coatings, though the tangerines are pretty cool), but am thinking this would get me a bit of Z territory without the expense.[/quote:286plfxt] I'm fairly sure they're lying about the edge of the neck being nearly smooth. There are clearly chips. The action is also crazy high. Even with that, it's an incredible price. I wonder how much shipping to a local GC would be...
4 years ago
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[quote="TheEmptyCell":134kdto0] I'm fairly sure they're lying about the edge of the neck being nearly smooth. There are clearly chips. The action is also crazy high. Even with that, it's an incredible price. I wonder how much shipping to a local GC would be...[/quote:134kdto0] Hard to tell if it would drive me crazy or not. Was wondering about the action, too. Hopefully someone didn't put the wrong strings on it. I'm inquiring on the shipping.
4 years ago
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They're saying shipping is only $20. Now to decide.
4 years ago
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I'd ask them to check if the truss rod is still working, but they'd probably break it trying.
4 years ago
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I can have it shipped to me or to a store (45 min away) and I have 45 days to return it. They also offer repair coverage for a year (which would exclude the current nicks), but that's like $220, which seems a bit high. Then again, if the truss rod seizes up it might be worth it.
4 years ago
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I had a dingwall with a dinged neck (bought it used). It drove me crazy. I was able to make a jig, fill the gap with epoxy and carefully sand. A lot of work. But for me, it had to be smooth. An alternative would be to purchase or find a replacement neck. They are pretty much 'plug n play' due to Sheldon's excellent quality control. I've swapped out several fretted necks for fretless. never an issue. fwiw
4 years ago
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[quote="NaH":1n9unhrh]I can have it shipped to me or to a store (45 min away) and I have 45 days to return it. They also offer repair coverage for a year (which would exclude the current nicks), but that's like $220, which seems a bit high. Then again, if the truss rod seizes up it might be worth it.[/quote:1n9unhrh] Is that $220 to get it fixed by a pro, or $220 to overpay some untrained, hamfisted "tech" at Guitar Center to further trash the neck?
4 years ago
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[quote="TheEmptyCell":2sh1d05y][quote="NaH":2sh1d05y]I can have it shipped to me or to a store (45 min away) and I have 45 days to return it. They also offer repair coverage for a year (which would exclude the current nicks), but that's like $220, which seems a bit high. Then again, if the truss rod seizes up it might be worth it.[/quote:2sh1d05y] Is that $220 to get it fixed by a pro, or $220 to overpay some untrained, hamfisted "tech" at Guitar Center to further trash the neck?[/quote:2sh1d05y] Good point - that is only if "something else" goes wrong with it during that year. That is $220 for an "insurance policy" if you will (one reason I don't like it and because I feel the wording on it is a bit vague). They won't fix the chips because that is how it comes. Now if the truss rod stops working, then maybe I'd get a new neck...
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