Cheap gear that ended up pleasantly surprising you?

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Re: Cheap gear that ended up pleasantly surprising you?

Post by burpgun » Fri Oct 02, 2020 9:50 am

Best cheapie I ever had was my Squier short-scale Jaguar bass. I've had two. Both were well made, but had huge weight differences and I eventually sold the lighter one due to balance issues. The one I kept, which I paid like $180 for, is just a great bass and at the time I got it nearly 10 years ago, Fender didn't even really have anything good in the short-scale range. I've modded mine modestly but didn't really need to it. The bass is very well made, everything works fine, sounds good, and it is a way better bass than the US-made Gibson SG I had for a spell.

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Re: Cheap gear that ended up pleasantly surprising you?

Post by cestlamort » Fri Oct 02, 2020 10:58 am

The Ibanez mini chorus and delay. Not (super) cheap but just outstanding effects.

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