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Advanced Member
Username: mint_bass

Post Number: 282
Registered: 1-2004
Posted on Thursday, April 05, 2007 - 5:43 pm:   Edit Post


As i said in another thread i have been to try out some new amps and the salesman gave me a price for an amp (which was much too high) he then asked what bass I played i mentioned my Alembic He took A hundred pounds off .

I guess Alembic says A)class
and C)Unblagability(dont think thats a real word but hey)

Senior Member
Username: 57basstra

Post Number: 580
Registered: 4-2005
Posted on Thursday, April 05, 2007 - 6:25 pm:   Edit Post

Very cool, Andrew. So did you buy the amp?

Senior Member
Username: bsee

Post Number: 1529
Registered: 3-2004
Posted on Thursday, April 05, 2007 - 6:45 pm:   Edit Post

Either that, or it's a sales technique...

SalesRep: So, what kind of bass do you play?

Shopper: I have been playing an Erglesmurf.

SalesRep: Arglesnorf? I love those! Let me drop the price on this amp from $200 over market to $100 over market for you.

One never knows... To paraphrase the commercials of a wise company, the educated consumer is the best customer.
Senior Member
Username: lbpesq

Post Number: 2284
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Thursday, April 05, 2007 - 6:54 pm:   Edit Post

Or it could be "An Alembic? I guess you don't have much money left." LOL

Bill, tgo
Senior Member
Username: bracheen

Post Number: 1195
Registered: 11-2003
Posted on Friday, April 06, 2007 - 3:16 am:   Edit Post

Unblagability - I like it!
Advanced Member
Username: mint_bass

Post Number: 283
Registered: 1-2004
Posted on Friday, April 06, 2007 - 3:19 am:   Edit Post

I didnt actually

But i found one I will buy in a few days A Roland bass cube i just wanted a smaller amp for romm practice and the occasional jam while im at uni.

I tried it at the shop and was just knocked out.

I would recommend

To be honest it was a shop called sound control we have here in the UK and they are not known for their great prices.

Do you have a shop chains like that? massive chains that dont really care if you buy anything or not and will try their best to rip you off.

Maybe Sam Ash but i have no idea im just going on the ad in bass player

Senior Member
Username: keith_h

Post Number: 735
Registered: 2-2005
Posted on Friday, April 06, 2007 - 5:27 am:   Edit Post

You are correct Sam Ash is one and Guitar Center the other. Both carry the same basic merchandise, provide horrible customer service and are not known to provide the best prices.

Senior Member
Username: dannobasso

Post Number: 505
Registered: 3-2004
Posted on Friday, April 06, 2007 - 6:53 am:   Edit Post

Ya gots ta know sombody. Even then it can be hard to get a really great, wow that's awesome price. I usually get, "Oh he only plays Alembics, he wouldn't touch what we sell." But I always get first call if anyone sells a used Alembic to the Paramus Ash store. Picked up a Vermillion Essense, F1X and SC Deluxe that way.
Sometimes you do come across somebody who actually cares about the customer. If you are a drummer, go see Johnny Rago at the Ash store on rt. 22 in Plainfield. He is amazing for customer service. How many guys would deliver a kit to your house AND set it up for you?
Senior Member
Username: lbpesq

Post Number: 2285
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Friday, April 06, 2007 - 7:18 am:   Edit Post

I've bought a bunch of stuff from I've always experienced excellent customer service, good prices (I check aorund. When I've bought from Ash, they had the best price or equal to the best price.) No tax, often free shipping. No complaints.

Bill, tgo
Senior Member
Username: olieoliver

Post Number: 1232
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Friday, April 06, 2007 - 7:31 am:   Edit Post

I've also had good service from I've also bought from (GC's online store) and had good service and price.
If I were to buy something large like a new amp though I'd probably buy through Bass Central. Beaver is real good to deal with and always prices right.
Username: smuprof

Post Number: 53
Registered: 12-2003
Posted on Sunday, April 08, 2007 - 8:57 am:   Edit Post

I'll second Olie's comments on Bass Central and Beaver - great products, huge inventory, easy to deal with, always responsive.

I got my MK5 there and have been delighted.

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