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  1. That’s both amazing, and bonkers !!
  2. This is a tremendous price for what are beautiful and great sounding basses. Very distinctive “on stage” too. Wouldn’t be without mine !
  3. I’ll have the Spector Forte then and you can buy the. MTD 😂😂.
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  5. Wow awesome - lucky for my wallet it’s not a 5 string !!!
  6. Lovely bass (although back to front of course!) - I know Piers personally and he is 100% reliable - he just has far too many basses !! Buy with confidence.
  7. Lovely! Does the title refer to USA made (which it is of course!!) or where it is located?
  8. Gorgeous - I had one in 5 string. Should never have let it go !!
  9. Ermm - you will - you will just have to pay 3.7% duty on "Musical instruments, the sound of which is produced, or must be amplified, electrically (for example, organs, guitars, accordions)" So Thomann may still be cheaper than some other suppliers................. On the other hand you could import a "rocket launcher or grenade launcher" at a 0% duty !!!! 😉 https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/762822/UKs_Goods_Schedule_at_the_WTO.pdf
  10. Well they definitely do - if you're still looking to do this I could give you the contact point. They were excellent throughout the process, keeping me up to date right up to shipment followed by tracked delivery. That said the actual bass has only just been released from Stansted customs so I haven't seen what shape its in yet !!! Its coming on Monday........
  11. Just imported a "Sweetwater Exclusive" bass guitar and had reckoned on total import taxes being 20% VAT + 3.7% Duty for a guitar. However the Duty came to nearly 38%. when I queried it FEDEX said that if the shipment costs are not known, then they can be estimated based on the package's weight. Even allowing for this it seemed dear so I challenged it and it was duly reduced to just 27.5% inc handling fees. The helpful E Mail I got from FEDEX (although no apology for their vast over-estimation) said In order to clarify the amount of duties and taxes calculated, here is how the customs procedure for calculation looks like. In order to clarify the amount of duties and taxes calculated, here is how the customs procedure for calculation looks like. - First, value for duty is calculated: - Value for Duty = Invoice value+ freight charges (non EU share). Secondly, we calculate duty: - Duty = Customs value for Duty x Duty Rate % Third step is VAT calculation: - VAT = (Invoice Value + Freight Charges + Duty Payable + VAT Adjustment) x VAT rate (20%) Freight charge is used in duty and tax calculation (value for duty and Value Added Tax) and it may raise duty and tax required. Additionally on top of payment of duties and taxes you must add direct processing fee, which is ancillary charge of 2.5% of total duties and taxes but no less than 12 GBP. Which all seemed pretty reasonable - so all I had forgotten was that the 20% VAT is the last calculation so you pay VAT on the Duty !!! Pretty pleased overall for a cheap-ish Squier 5 string bass that you can't get in Europe !
  12. Charlie is one of the best bass players on planet right now - who knows, maybe some of the magic will rub off on whoever buys this bass! GLWTS 👍
  13. Nice playing buddy, especially those tricky harmonics. Classic Warwick punchy tone too. Someone is going to be very happy! GLWTS 👍
  14. Last I heard Harry is on the North Kent coast - super nice guy and reliable seller. Have a bump on me Harry and hope all is well soon.
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