|jazzhawg ||09-11-2013 05:56 PM |
Selling Musima Hybrid-advice?
Evening everyone. I am looking for help in pricing my double bass that will be for sale...as soon as I can put an honest price on it. It is a Musima 3/4 hybrid that is around ten years old. It has a realist pickup, a gig bag, stand and intermediate bow. Any suggestions?
|igor kondur ||09-12-2013 10:50 AM |
Where are you? USA?
|jazzhawg ||09-12-2013 10:58 AM |
Yep, I'm in the US.
|jazzhawg ||09-12-2013 11:01 AM |
I just noticed that another member has a full ply version of the same bass on the classifieds for $1800. Mine is a little newer and with a solid top. That does start to help me a bit though.
|Eric Hochberg ||09-12-2013 11:07 AM |
Do a search for hybrids for sale. How yours sounds and it's condition will help price it. $2-4K is a reasonable range if it doesn't need a lot of work and sounds good, IMO. You are competing with low price and good quality Chinese basses like Shen and Christopher. The market in your location means a lot, too.
|jazzhawg ||09-12-2013 12:08 PM |
Thanks for that Eric. I would like to get $3000 for it. Certainly worth that in my experience and opinion. Has opened up nicely over ten years and held its own against the fully solid bass of one of my jazz band mates'. We'll see what the market holds though.
|jazzhawg ||09-12-2013 12:20 PM |
Its a no frills bass. Gamba shape, light orange stain, no flamed maple.
But she's full of tone, good projection and sensitive dynamic response, pizz or bow.
|igor kondur ||09-13-2013 01:07 AM |
3000$ for hybrid Musima?)))
I have 2 ones but full carved in Russia for you-3000$ each)
|jazzhawg ||09-13-2013 05:54 PM |
How much would you ask? For the bass alone without the other gear? Or with it, either way. Or how much would you expect to pay for it if you were looking for a hybrid?
Definitely want honesty here. I think if I had to replace it, I would be spending about that much to get one of equal or similar quality sound and feel. Especially if I had to replace the gear as well.
|KUNGfuSHERIFF ||09-13-2013 09:26 PM |
Google turned up several of those for sale between $2400 and $2900. With the extra goodies, if the bass is healthy, $3k sounds like a reasonable asking price.
|beobass ||09-14-2013 09:34 PM |
I'm curious where you are located and when you got your bass? The Eberle copies are really good basses.
|jazzhawg ||09-16-2013 08:51 PM |
Definitely a great bass. Sorry beobass, I'm down south.
|eh_train ||09-16-2013 09:13 PM |
I think two TBers have asked your location: So far you've narrowed it to "I'm down south". Could you be a little more specific?
|beobass ||09-16-2013 10:00 PM |
No worries man. It's cool. From my experience I think your bass in good condition should get 1800-2300. That's my guess. One thing I will say is that the Eberle basses are built l like tanks. And they sound amazing. I used to get offers on the spot to buy mine. Man I miss that bass.
|jazzhawg ||09-24-2013 05:53 PM |
Alright, so I'm asking $2750 OBO for it. We'll see how it goes. Thanks for everyone's help and opinions.
|beobass ||09-24-2013 05:58 PM |
That seems like a fair price. Just post pics asap. Want to trade for a 1950s German 5/8'ths? ;-)
|jazzhawg ||09-25-2013 03:54 PM |
Decided to move it down to $2500...already ago. No action at $2750.
|jazzhawg ||09-26-2013 12:49 PM |
Taking my bass to my local luthier today for an appraisal and to see what he'd give me for it. He's got basses to sell already so prolly not much.
|eh_train ||09-26-2013 02:03 PM |
"All Non-Supporting members who post an ad to sell something must have their profiles filled."
It's a requirement, and it might even help you sell your bass if TBers know where you live.
|jazzhawg ||09-26-2013 03:20 PM |
Sure, I appreciate you, eh train. That name has been cracking me up every time I check the boards.
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