LAS VEGAS (AP) The town of Lakewood is one of the few places in the United States where you can buy a used bass guitar without spending more than $50.
The owner of a guitar shop called Bass Mafia sells it for less than $15 at the club where the owners rent out their instruments.
“I’m not going to go into the detail of how to get it, but we’ll probably do it in the shop and give it to you for free,” said Michael Tompkins, owner of Bass Mafia.
Tompkins has been playing bass since he was 14.
He said he can make a good living selling used basses for about $40 to $50 per month, depending on the style.
“It’s kind of a hobby of mine,” he said.
“I’ll be happy to play them at my next show if someone wants them.”
A bass can be purchased for less in many other parts of the country.
You can find cheap guitars at thrift stores or online, but most of the instruments are made by hand.
In New York, a new guitar sold for $15,000 on eBay last year.
In Texas, you can get a new bass for as little as $10.
In Los Angeles, you have to buy new or used guitars to rent.
Most places have a fee for rentals, but if you’re looking for a new one, there’s no fee.
“They’ll let you borrow it,” said Tompers, who says he’s heard some stories about people renting basses in Las Vegas for months without ever paying.
“If it’s a good deal, then I’ll pay it back in about three months.”
If you’re on a tight budget, you may want to consider purchasing a used or refurbished guitar instead of buying a new instrument.
A used guitar may be more expensive than a new model, but there are cheaper ones to consider.
A refurbished or refurbishing bass can last up to a decade and cost anywhere from $10,000 to $40,000.
You can also rent a guitar for free if you don’t mind paying for repairs.
Some used bass guitars can be rented for about 20 hours a week, but that’s only if you pay upfront.
Tropical Bass Guitar Rentals in Las Vegas offers rental rates ranging from $5 to $20 per hour.
There are also discounted prices for the weekend.
The rentals are held on Saturdays and Sundays.
Bass Mafia’s Tompons said he’d prefer to rent his guitar, but he does have a few other guitars to sell.
He’ll likely sell them if people want them.
“The first time I rented a guitar, I did it for $30.
Now I’m thinking I’d like to get a few more and give them to someone who would appreciate them,” he joked.