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Unread 01-17-2010, 07:14 PM   #1
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Trading in?

I have a squier P-bass, and squier strat (with amp) that I want to sell in order to buy a new 5 string bass with. I also have a 4 Soundgear srx300 that I, if possible, would like to keep (to use with a cello bow).

What kind of trade in value do you think I can get? Also what are some good 5 string basses tht are cheap and good? I've been looking at Ibanez... specifically something with humbuckers.

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Unread 01-17-2010, 07:26 PM   #2
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Typical box stores like GC may give you 30-40 percent of its value and probably less for something with squier on the headstock. Your better off selling the items yourself.

As far as a 5 string with a humbucker. The defiant is awesome for the price
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Unread 01-17-2010, 09:52 PM   #3
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DAAAAANNNNG. I really like that... sadly I dont have 500$


is there a cheaper version?


EDIT: also... that isn't one of those weird 5 stringers where the 5 string is higher is it? I want the low B
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I'd go with a Yamaha RBX375A or 765 (the older model) if you can find one cheap. One of the larger online stores here was selling them for AU$500.
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EDIT: also... that isn't one of those weird 5 stringers where the 5 string is higher is it? I want the low B
That's a normal 5-string bass, just with a 35" scale.

Depending on the series of your P-Bass and Stratocaster, I would guess that you will be able to get somewhere between $200 and $300 for both.
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DAAAAANNNNG. I really like that... sadly I dont have 500$


is there a cheaper version?


EDIT: also... that isn't one of those weird 5 stringers where the 5 string is higher is it? I want the low B
Nah, its tuned regularly. Here is the rondo 5 string page. They have models from 169$ and up with humbuckers. Rondo Music 5 String Basses

Personally I would go with a brice and up but the douglas is still a great value.
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Unread 01-19-2010, 03:30 AM   #7
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trade ins are a store's way of taking more money.

for instance.......

I want a $500 bass.

here's $450 cash........ cedtainly sir, here's a bass.

OR

I have a $200 trade in.

certainly sir, give me another $300 and you will have your bass..........

you will almost always get more for your gear selling it to someone else than for a trade in, AND the store will give a discount for cash.

I was once in a store (where I was a regular on Saturdays and sold more guitars than the staff!!) when a kid came in with a strat copy to trade in. I was in the market for a strat copy to mod & maybe set up for slide.

the store offered him £35 trade value.

I played the guitar for 5 minutes and took £35 out of my pocket and gave it to the kid!! the neck was SOOOOOO sweet!!

HE then got cash discount on what he was buyin so he was better off, I had a great strat copy, and the store didn't havde to try & sell on something that looked a bit rough.

22 years later, that is the only "made by someone other than me" guitar I still own.
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Unread 01-19-2010, 07:03 AM   #8
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22 years later, that is the only "made by someone other than me" guitar I still own.
So, did you get rid of your white MIJ Strat you got for free last year?
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Unread 04-28-2010, 06:19 AM   #9
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Well I went to GC yesterday searching for some ideas of what I want. My favorite that I tried was the Ibanez SR505. The neck was super fast and just felt great. I also looked at a used Schecter that had a slightly larger neck that felt like more what I'm used to as well as dual EMG-hz pickups.

The SR505 was about $579 and the used Schecter was like $450 (a little scratched though) I really like both of em, but I dont know when I'll have the money so I'm gunna look for those used at some smaller stores or maybe online. Also I still have yet to find someone with that Brice bass so I can try it out.

Have any of you tried those (or similar) bases before? What was your opinions?
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You're probably not going to find a Brice in stores. They're distributed exclusively (or near exclusively) through Rondo.
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