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I was reluctant to purchase a guitar online, sight unseen, but this was an excellent experience! I would definitely buy from Phil and Chicago Music Exchange again!
Let me just say that once I saw the shell pink bass vi was coming out, I had to rush and sell my then-current boring black squier bass vi to justify the pink one. I purchased the other one last year from that one huge online retailer, and it came needing a setup really badly. After a tuner thread mishap and a replacement one (from the retailer), I was back in business. It just played badly. Even with La Bella strings. I sold it and placed my order with CME for the shell pink one, then just waited. It just came today, and it plays like night and day from the other one. It's lively and the action is nice and low. The frets feel like they've been polished and dressed, and it just plays in tune, even with the cheaper D'Addario strings. Great job guys. I will always buy from your store after this. It was worth the months of waiting.
generally i'm a big tinkerer with my instruments, so i was almost annoyed to realize that theres just about nothing on this bass that i could justifiably change. it kills for normal basslines (surprised to find the middle pickup works better than the neck for those), it sounds amazing playing up higher, the bass cut switch makes it so much more versatile into any kind of distortion or fuzz. still working on learning how to make the most out of it, its an oddball instrument to someone who hasnt picked one up before, but if you like that kinda thing you have to give one a shot.
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The CME Difference: CME's mission is to make sure your shipment will arrive quickly, carefully, and correctly. We realize that the online ordering of guitars and instruments, in general, can be a nerve-racking experience. We are here to put your mind at ease and make your transaction smooth and enjoyable! As musicians ourselves, we want to make sure everything gets to you the way it should, every time.
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We’re all musicians here at Chicago Music Exchange and we want you to love the gear you get from us. We understand that sometimes you get a piece of gear that doesn’t work out for you. That’s why we offer an easy return policy to take the stress out of purchasing from us.
If you decide you'd like to return an item, please contact your Sales Rep, chat us, or give us a call.
If you placed your order on Amazon or eBay, we advise issuing the return request from your account on the platform of purchase - our Customer Service team will process a refund upon receipt of the item(s).
Most new items may be returned within 30 days of delivery and most vintage & used items may be returned within 3 days of delivery for a full refund, exchange, or store credit. Please pack the product safely for the journey back to us. If the product was shipped for free, the charge will be deducted from refund, unless the reason for the return is outside normal circumstances.
Please contact us as soon as possible if your order was received incorrectly, damaged, or defective. Most times we will give you an RA number (Return Authorization). Why is that number important? This will allow us to speed up the process of the return.
We reserve the right to charge a restocking fee based on the return condition. Some items we just can’t take back for returns, due to a one time function like strings or drums heads and other times it’s not sanitary to do so with microphones or harmonicas. If you aren’t sure if what you bought falls into a category like this, call us (773) 525-7773!
We strive to get your return processed quickly. Most of the time we have it done within two business days. Funds going back to credit cards usually takes two to four business days. CME strives to make sure all customers are happy with their experience. It is our priority to provide great service along with great gear. We always want to be helpful, and open to your feedback. Please let us know your thoughts! If you have any questions, we’re here for you!
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