s.d curlee...to sell? or not to sell

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by cliff em all, Jan 10, 2013.

  1. cliff em all

    cliff em all

    Jul 6, 2012
    hey im kinda stuck between selling my vintage s.d curlee or not..ive kept it so far because its my first bass its vintage and its been passed down to me but i never really play it and dont like the feel of it and i kind of want to explore new basses without having like 30 axes and i was wondering what you would do in a situation like this?
  2. tastybasslines

    tastybasslines Banned

    May 9, 2010
    Los Angeles, CA
    My first bass was an Aria Pro 2...heavy as #&$@, huge neck, would never play it today..BUT it was my first and regret selling it for that reason. Like a first love, there is only one. I wish I still had it.
  3. GM60466


    May 20, 2006
    Land of Lakland
  4. CraigTB

    CraigTB Supporting Member

    Feb 16, 2012
    yeah I'd say keep it too.

    I know what you mean about not wanting to own too many basses, but keeping your first bass, especially when it's vintage and has sentimental value, sounds like a good idea to me.
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  6. basss

    basss Supporting Member

    Aug 27, 2001
    If you do decide to sell I'd be interested in hearing about it. PM me if you are going to let it go.
  7. There is a small cult following of the Curlees. Not so much the ones stamped "Int'l" but the USA ones. I was in that cult for a while, but had to spit out the Koolaid.

    If you have one with a straight, stable neck, it's a keeper. If you're dying to sell it, you'll have better luck posting it here than eBay. You may get more for it. Maybe not. It depends on the model, and there were a few. Mine was a Yankee II, like a poor man's Alembic.

    Good luck.
  8. Roy Vogt

    Roy Vogt Supporting Member

    Sep 20, 2000
    Endorsing Artist: Kiesel, Carvin, Accuracy, Hotwire, Conklin Basses, DNA, Eden
  9. Engine207

    Engine207 Losing faith in humanity...one call at a time. Supporting Member

    Jul 10, 2008
    Higley, AZ
    I sold my first bass (a Peavey T-40). I knew no better at the time. Who would have ever thought of having more than one bass? I regretted it almost immediately...so much that I wound up getting another. It'll never be "my first", but it's as close as I'll get.

    Keep your Curlee.
  10. duckman


    Jan 16, 2011
    if it's in sound condition I'd say keep it. I've been a loyal Curlee fan for decades. 8 months ago I decided to part with my Yankee II. I miss it but do not regret the fact it's now in posession of a Young guy who's paying a lot more attention to it, than I did.
    They're so vastly underrated, It's almost criminal.

    I don't think the new ones are overpriced, but there are so many other great basses within my budget, I probably skip them.