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  • Trade Tang Guitars?

    I've been looking at some of the guitars from Trade Tang. These guitars are shipped direct from China and some of the guitars look great and the prices are exceptional in some cases. They also, in most cases include free shipping.

    Any thoughts on them? Has anyone ordered from them?

    http://www.tradetang.com/wholesale+rickenbacker+12+string_c220507.html#
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  • #2
    They are counterfeits. I won't touch them.

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    • #3
      I'd be suspect of a cheap knockoff trying to advertise itself as the real thing.
      No sig.

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      • #4
        Yep, nice as some of them look, the company's practices pretty much turn my stomach.
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        -(2) Celestion G12M-70 16 ohm guitar speakers in good condition $40 ea. + shipping.<br />
        - Vox VT15 Valvetronix very clean - $85 + shipping<br />
        - Hughes Kettner Edition Tube 20 (the early Voxy sounding one) Sounds &amp; looks good. $250 + shipping. <b>SOLD</b><br />
        - Crate Palomino V8 - 10&quot; Celestion - Very clean - on Ebay (sold)</div>

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        • #5
          There was a counterfeit Epiphone on here the other day, sort of a cross between a Dot and a Casino. Pretty thing, although I suspect the gorgeous flamed top might have been a photo flame or a nice veneer. I've seen a few other semihollows counterfeits close ups and couldn't see any kerfing , they just looked slapped together. As inexpensive as they are, I wonder if they would make a decent modding platform? Just get rid of the phoney name on the headstock... maybe make a custom decal for it... but still, you'd giving these ****************************s your cash.

          Funny though, maybe the tides are changing. A while back, one of these fakes couldn't have been posted here without the community going ape **************** but the fake epiphone had lots of folks gushing over it. I could see if you make a knock off or two for yourself, no harm in that but you start mass producing them...well.

          One thing is for sure, somebody is buying these counterfeits. There are dozens of sites now and they even run banners on legit sites.

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          • #6
            Ummm...run away?
            This used to be a great place. Thanks, GCI, for killing it.<br><br>See y'all at Wein's.

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            • #7
              It would be nice if the policing agencies would confiscate them immediately when they touch the US shores.
              <div class="signaturecontainer"><a href="mailto:tlbonehead@yahoo.com">tlbonehead@yaho o.com</a><br />
              <a href="http://www.myspace.com/tbone_tommy" target="_blank">www.myspace.com/tbone_tommy</a><br />
              -For Sale: <br />
              -set of GFS Dream 90s- gold and black pearl- $40 shipped in the cont. US<br />
              -(2) Celestion G12M-70 16 ohm guitar speakers in good condition $40 ea. + shipping.<br />
              - Vox VT15 Valvetronix very clean - $85 + shipping<br />
              - Hughes Kettner Edition Tube 20 (the early Voxy sounding one) Sounds &amp; looks good. $250 + shipping. <b>SOLD</b><br />
              - Crate Palomino V8 - 10&quot; Celestion - Very clean - on Ebay (sold)</div>

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              • #8
                Some seem well put together others are particle board...I guess is it the luck of what ever they are given to work with that week.

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                • #9
                  Trade Tang is just an auction site. Imagine eBay with no real customer service or protection and you have Trade Tang.
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                  • #10
                    It would be nice if the policing agencies would confiscate them immediately when they touch the US shores.


                    Yeah but I really don't think that's going to happen, especially considering they seem to be doing very well sales wise. I'm pretty sure if they just took the name off the headstock, they'd probably corner the market. After all, what's the difference between these and what GFS offers, besides the brand name?

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                    • #11
                      I believe a thread I created the other day has some relevance, for I consider DHGate and TradeTang to be similar.
                      (Correct me, if I am mistaken.)

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                      • #12
                        So you're going to willingly give your name, address and bank account number to a criminal enterprise?
                        Good luck with that.

                        EG
                        We're not in Kansas anymore.

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                        • #13
                          Generally build quality is worse than legitimate imports sold in the US for half the price...an Agile or AXL is much better made and cost less.

                          These are not legitimate businessmen, don't expect a fair shake. The pictures they use are often not the items for sale...sometime they use pics of the real deal Gibson, Ric or whatever and what you get doesn't even come close, other times the pictured guitar is the cream of the crop or was built especially for marketing. They know you have no recourse once it arrives, it's a known counterfeit. Often you can't even get a paypal or credit card refund because they can prove you willing bought counterfeit goods. And the concerns about financial and personal information are real as well.

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                          • #14
                            , they'd probably corner the market. After all, what's the difference between these and what GFS offers, besides the brand name?
                            that's my real issue with them.
                            <div class="signaturecontainer"><a href="mailto:tlbonehead@yahoo.com">tlbonehead@yaho o.com</a><br />
                            <a href="http://www.myspace.com/tbone_tommy" target="_blank">www.myspace.com/tbone_tommy</a><br />
                            -For Sale: <br />
                            -set of GFS Dream 90s- gold and black pearl- $40 shipped in the cont. US<br />
                            -(2) Celestion G12M-70 16 ohm guitar speakers in good condition $40 ea. + shipping.<br />
                            - Vox VT15 Valvetronix very clean - $85 + shipping<br />
                            - Hughes Kettner Edition Tube 20 (the early Voxy sounding one) Sounds &amp; looks good. $250 + shipping. <b>SOLD</b><br />
                            - Crate Palomino V8 - 10&quot; Celestion - Very clean - on Ebay (sold)</div>

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                            • #15
                              Thanks for all your responses. I wondered about this site as they are advertising everywhere. I bought a cheap (price wise) hollow body that I think was made in China a few weeks ago but it came through eBay and was only $156.00. It was not an Ibanez but it was pretty good for that price. I think I'll pass on the Trade Tang.
                              <div class="signaturecontainer">Foul language is the sign of a weak mind trying to express itself forcibly. * Thankfully, my computer program masks all the foul language and changes it to @&amp;%)7#</div>

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