any advice as to what to look out for when looking at a cheap 2nd hand encore bass guitar?

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have seen a precision type encore bass for £55 at a local store (minus a control knob).

am interested,but do not want to buy it if it is pants.

what should i look for when checking it out?

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  • ICBMICBM Frets: 38938
    That the neck is OK. Everything else is relatively easy and cheap to fix.

    If it doesn't play well with a medium to low action, no rattles or buzzes and no sharp/lifting frets, forget it.

    Obviously it would be useful if the pickup works, the machineheads operate correctly and all the other important parts are there too :), but if the neck is no good it's a write-off. It can be difficult to tell if it's badly enough set up or the strings are knackered/missing, but that tends to tip it into the area of a write-off as well.
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  • what should i look for when checking it out?

    something else?
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  • mrn1989mrn1989 Frets: 156
    Do the electronics work? Is the neck twisted? Does the truss rod work?
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