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Thread: Hey guys is this a fake Or an older model EB MM bass ?

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    Hey guys is this a fake Or an older model EB MM bass ?

    this is at local pawnshop let me know?!!! Thanks again!


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    Fake as hell, steer clear

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    Fake

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    Fake for sure
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    Yikes! $1400!
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    I kinda had a feeling it was a fake but wasn't sure !!


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    $50 fake for $1400. BUY IT!!!!
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    does it have a serial number anywhere on it, just curious if they faked that.
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    I feel bad for the person that buys this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nurnay View Post
    I feel bad for the person that buys this.
    I felt bad for the pawnshop for taking it in!! And now they have to try to make money off it they should contact the police and report the guy for having a counterfeit ! But I'm sure they won't !

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    Just saw one at Local Pawnshop too

    Raymondville.... A few miles away from where i live. (brownsville) Will post pictures as soon as i go back... Looks like the one that was posted originally. Not sure if its fake or not, probably is. What should i look for? What should i zoom in on when i take a photo.

    thanks

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    That bridge is a dead giveaway. No lug bolts at all.

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    Oh, ok thanks

    Just by looking at others from EB website,

    1. Pick Guard bolt pattern is different
    2. Missing bolts from bridge
    3. signature Music Man on Machine Head missing

    (the bridge looks a little different on 40th Anniversary on Sweetwater website)

    If i said something stupid, please don't punch me too hard, i'm completely new at guitars. Just saw a gorgeous bass and came here to ask you guys (the pros) for advice. If this one turns out to be a real one, i'll prob buy it and learn to play. If it turns out to be a fake, i'll prob end up buying a real one. I'll stop by again and take some pictures of it and post them here so you guys can see.

    thanks,
    santos

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    Tell the pawnshop. They may have records and ID of whoever brought it in, who may themselves been ripped off. Let 'em know, If however the store still has it for sale after a reasonable period to crrect the mistake, then maybe there is a way to report the store?
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    Fake :-(

    went back to look at it again.... Yeap, exact same picture as original on this post.
    no stamp on tuners
    no bolts on bridge
    screw pattern off on pick gaurd
    on.... and on....

    too bad!

    Whats funny is that the original post was taken in Raymondville Texas, i saw another in Harlingen Texas, and this one is Brownsville Texas. Did not get a chance to verify the one in Harlingen but i'm sure its the same. (Same color) . They ALL are at CASH AMERICAN PAWN! Not sure if somebody bought a crap load and sold them to all these places or they just didnt know they were fakes. Did a quick search for the knock-off company that sells them, they sell for $369 new. one of the FAQ said that in order to get passed U.S. customs they simply put GIFT and under $80! CRAZY! Thanks guys, sure glad i came here first, almost bought the darn thing!

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