What to Do with a Bass I Can't Get a Part For?
I've got an Ibanez BTB 4-string that I bought off eBay about 3 years ago. Last year the midrange pot crapped out and I literally have been waiting a year for that part to come from the factory (it's a proprietary part to Ibanez... can't just be bought from an aftermarket place).
Do you think I should keep hanging in there trying to get the part (while my bass sits in its case useless), or should I try and sell the bass "as-is" and let the next buyer deal with the parts issue (or just part-out the rest of it)?
By way of background I bought this bass to be my backup and give me some other tonal options I can't get out of my main player (78 P-Bass). It's in good condition and while it sounds pretty good and I like the light weight (compared to my Precision), it's not a bass I've ever really fallen in love with. Considering I haven't really needed it this whole time it's been on the shelf, it wouldn't kill me to let it go but I'd feel a little weird selling something that's not in playable condition and I'm guessing I'd pretty much have to give it away price-wise even if I was able to find a buyer.
Thanks in advance for your advice.