#1
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/G2-by-Stagg-BC300FLSB-Fretless-Bass-Guitar-Sunburst-NEW_W0QQitemZ290079731727QQihZ019QQcategoryZ4713QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

ive been considering this bass for ages, im thinking of getting it next week, but wondered what you guys thought? i dont know much about the specifications of it...


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#2
doesn't seem to be a bad bass. it would be nice if you could try it first.
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#3
well the price is extremely decent for a bass, and im not really aiming to get 'the best one out there', on my student budget, but it seems quite nice to me. and yeah, id like to hear it first.
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#4
Made of decent enough material, low end basses are nearly always better than low end guitars, always try before you buy it though.
#5
but how am i supposed to try it if its over ebay??
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#6
pretty good. get it. if u dont like it. u can always sell it again!! thats wat ebays for!!! hehe. good luk dude.
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#7
Im a strong believer of you get what you spend, first of all the bass is a fretless. Is there any warranty against defects? I would save for another couple months and just buy an intro peavy or fender bass, You will know if somthing is wrong someone can fix it.

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#8
Quote by MATTTHEMOP
but how am i supposed to try it if its over ebay??


I would never buy a guitar straight off ebay, its asking for trouble, go to a shop that has one in stock and at least try it out and as the man said you do get what you pay for.
#9
Stagg arent bad basses but they arent great either. My friend has had a few problems with his
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Stagg arent bad basses but they arent great either. My friend has had a few problems with his

I've heard the same, my mate got the Heavy Metal bass for his first and he isnt happy with it nevertheless he#s never slated it and if it is fine, then its adequate and its not going to fall to pieces.
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Im a strong believer of you get what you spend, first of all the bass is a fretless. Is there any warranty against defects? I would save for another couple months and just buy an intro peavy or fender bass, You will know if somthing is wrong someone can fix it.

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fair enough, but i gathered i could trust it since the seller has had 99.9% positive feeback, and has sold a lot of things, its technically a shop. so i trusted it from that.
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#12
if its anything like its fretted counterpart then i really don't recomend it
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#14
Stagg is just a lower priced company. They make many knock-off types (i.e. Stringray), and have their own originals, too (like that one). I also saw a really cool jazzmaster style body with 2 humbuckers. The basses seem well built and they played well enough, but I have only played them in crowded music stores.
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#15
i played one and had a screw fall out of the bridge, they are garbage and sound like turds
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#16
Stagg would be a good choice to begin with before upgrading to something better.
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im partial to fretlesses so it looks like a good buy to me
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#18
emm... if you already have a entry level bass guitar, I would recommend saving up for an intermediate level bass fretless. Worth it in the end.
#19
i asked a guitar shop what they thought of stagg instruments, said they were terrible. so no buy!

the other bass on the list thats in my price range but isnt a stagg is this:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/FRETLESS-Bass-JAZZ-J-style-Made-in-Korea-by-Wolf_W0QQitemZ270086738412QQihZ017QQcategoryZ4713QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

what do you guys think of it? i dont know if ill be able to 'play it first', since nowhere near me seems to sell fretless basses.

i think it looks like an awesome buy, but you lot seem to be more in the know than me.

thanks.
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#20
i asked a guitar shop what they thought of stagg instruments, said they were terrible. so no buy!

the other bass on the list thats in my price range but isnt a stagg is this:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/FRETLESS-Bass...1QQcmdZViewItem

what do you guys think of it? i dont know if ill be able to 'play it first', since nowhere near me seems to sell fretless basses.

i think it looks like an awesome buy, but you lot seem to be more in the know than me.

thanks.


The body looks pretty solid for a Jazz knockoff but the fretboard looks a little sketchy to me. If you're going to go fretless it's a good idea to spring for a true ebony fretboard. I'm not sure how well the rosewood will hold up and the biggest problem with most knockoffs is that in a lot of cases the electronics are unreliable or of very poor quality. It could be a great deal and a very solid bass or it could be a complete waste of money, buying an instrument that you have never played is always taking a pretty big chance.
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#21
get into some SX basses at Rondomusic, a lot of people at Talkbass.com love them
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#22
Ebonol fretboards, even though they don't sound all that great, pretty much never wear out. You can string an ebonol fretboard bass with roundwounds and not worry. That fretboard seems really fragile.
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#24
Save up £70ish more and buy a Vintage V940FL. same pickup combo, but active and bubinga.
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#26
Geez....well you'll get a £100-£200 bass. If you are a real beginner it might be good.(I mean that's if you are still in the phase: let's see if I can get smg out of this piece of wood) If you're not, my suggestion is: save and wait. Moreover if you are into fretlesses, buying a korean bass with what it's probably a cardboard fretboard might not be a good bargain. Second suggestion: browse music shops. At least you can have a close view of the bass and I've heard nowadays you can find some real cheap (and good) bass which won't play like a turd either. Good luck
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#27
yeah, thanks everyone. im not a beginner bassist, but im an absolute beginner at fretless. my main problem is that i keep checking out music shops and none seem to have any fretless basses for me to try. i assumed that buying online would be alright, and at the end of the day im not very fussy when it comes to instruments - as long as it works alright, and i can use it for a long time, thats all i really would like. ill keep looking around for other guitar shops, but at the end of the day if i cant find any i wont feel too bothered with buying one without trying it first, im really not very fussy, and buying instruments often include a 'leap of faith' to some degree. ill probably go for the V940FL, ive found it much cheaper on another site.
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#28
Well. I must say that the V940FL looks much better than the previous two basses.
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#29
Anything you buy off eBay will most likely be shit, And the biggest fact for me, if you buy your bass at a shop, and you have a problem you take it back and they will fix it, good luck with that on eBay, driving a couple minuets to have your bass looked at or sending it back fed ex for a month, and then getting it back, and it still not working, thats if the ebay bass even has a warranty.

Dont buy off eBay,
Buy it through a dealer
#30
Yep, I agree with that. Lately I've heard about the most amazing things happening on E-bay. The trombone man in my band tried to buy a trombone and send some bucks as booking payment then he didn't hear anymore from the guy.By a further inquiry on the E-bay protection center (which is very good as it should be, to protect customers) it turned out to be a fraud. He was lucky he just sent a few bucks.
But the problem, even if you're not dealing with a criminal, is that what you get may differ substantially from what you THINK you're buying. Scratches and bumps can't be seen on a 320 pixel image. I know of a guy who bought a cheap chinese bass ( he spent just around 80 euros, ok, he couldn't expect that much of a bass): he got it, perfect finish and laquering, but the neck was bent like a hockey stick. We tried to truss-rod it back straight but to no avail: the screw kept turning but the neck kept staying bent. Of course that pissed him off big time!I think that good dealers deserve to stay on the market. We would complain if the only option left was to buy stuff on the net. For me, I like to TOUCH what I buy so, apart from books or CDs, I buy my musician stuff from real people.
So far, I've never been disappointed. And even when you find out that the stuff you just bought was sold on the net at 50 bucks less, just smile. You got it NOW and FOR SURE. That's worth a slight difference, isn't it?
#31
I just bought a cheap chinese 8-string off eBay for $140 and, other than cheap electronics, the bass is just fine. It plays as well as I've ever played a 35" scale 8-string. The thing is, when you spend 'toy' money on musical instruments, don't expect it to be super-amazing. You get what you pay for. And, the trombone guy, fake sellers are easy to spot. Your tromboner () probably saw a deal that was too good to be true and fell for it.
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#32
dudes i bought the vintage a couple of weeks ago off piedog. its an awesome instrument, no problems, and piedog sent it the day after i ordered. thanks for advice tho.
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