If you HAD to sell one of these...

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  1. Gbass75

    Gbass75 Supporting Member

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    So... I said I'd NEVER part with any of these basses... but, life does throw some curve balls; and now it looks like one of these May have to go.

    The question is... which one?

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    That's a Ric 4001v63... a Fender AVRI '63 Precision... and a Fender Japan '62 Precision (with upgrades from the original; including Lollar pickups, brown tort guard, reverse tuners, chrome covers, and rosewood tug bar).

    So... how the hell am I going to choose which to let go?!?

    One friend said to keep the American made instruments and sell the Japanese P...

    Another said I'll get the most money out of the Ric...

    What do YOU think?

    Ugh... this post makes me sad...
  2. Monster Truck

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    I'd keep the Ric and the '62.
  3. Rabidhamster

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    keep the ric and sell whichever of the others you like the least. If you sell the MIJ one you probably gotta part it out to get the most money.
  4. Mr.Fingers

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    ... prostitution is ALWAYS a solution...

    I'd sell the bass you don't play that often. Trouble with the CIJ is that "upgrades don't return their investment". You've invested some serious $$$ in a new guard, new tuners, new pickups,... Yet, when selling that, for the buyer it's just "A CIJ bass with smancy tuners and a new guard & pickup I didn't ask for", so you're never going to see your initial investment back.
  5. Dubista

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    Sell the 63 on TB and make sure you offer shipping to Australia ;)
  6. Thomas Kievit

    Thomas Kievit Thou shall not F*** up the groove Supporting Member

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    I would sell them all 3 :D
  7. OOZMAN

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    sell the '63.
  8. ScottTunes

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    If you like the v63 at all, keep it! They seem to vary greatly... So, replacing it could be problematic (ask me how I know). Though also beautiful, the Precisions are more easily replaceable. Just my 2 bits...
  9. Texsunburst59

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    Don't have regrets. Keep the 2 that would be harder to replace.;)
  10. oysteivi

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    I'll offer the opinion it should be easier to find a low cost P bass that still sounds and feels like a P bass than it is to find a satisfactory ric-a-like. I think I'd replace both the precisions with one Squier that sets up nicely before I'd sell the ric.
  11. wild4oldcars

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    sell the p that you feel is simply lesser, resale value aside. my $.02
  12. Emibass

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    I´d keep the 62 P. Everything else out!
  13. DwaynieAD

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    Not a fan of Rics personally, but I'd probably sell one of the Precisions.

    probably the 63.
  14. fabubass

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    sell the Ric. They are so over rated. Fenders work for everything.
  15. FrednBass

    FrednBass

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    Sell the Fender Japan, one P is enough.


    And a Rick is always welcome.


    EDIT
    Forget what I said, I didn't read that the "63" is an AVRI.

    Keep the 62 for sure, sell the AVRI.
  16. bassgod0dmw

    bassgod0dmw Supporting Member

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    I'd probably sell the 62' personally. It would be one if the P's for sure
  17. Groove Doctor

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    Return On Investment.... which one will give you back what you've spent on it (or more)?
  18. bigmoosepi

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    I'd sell the 63. Don't like the new AVRI series as much as the old and the japanese ones are pretty much the same.
  19. rekesbass

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    I would keep the Ric and sell whichever P is easiest to replace if you ever get the chance to..however the MIJ has a few mods that you'll probably take a hit on...so I guess the "62 AVRI would be the one to sell...
  20. Groove Doctor

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    "Sell" it to a friend who will give you the option to buy it back for the same price once you've got the money. After 3 or 6 months the deal expires and its their. That'll give you the incentive to raise the funds another way.

    Sounds like a good business idea..... :p

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