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Swap for My Musicman ?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by stonewall, Jan 5, 2014.


  1. stonewall

    stonewall

    Jun 14, 2010
    ontario,Canada
  2. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    Depends upon what tones you hear in your head. A '05 'Ray may have a better street value than $800. Depends upon condition.

    If you really don't want the 'Ray, do the deal.
     
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  4. Bobster

    Bobster

    Mar 27, 2006
    Austin, TX
    From a pure monetary perspective, a Ray is worth more than a Fender Hot Rod P/J bass.

    To me, if really prefer the P/J and want to get rid of the Ray, go for it.

    Otherwise, if your Ray is in good shape, I'd say he needs to pony up about $200 (but that's just me).

    All the best,

    Bob
     
  5. DanGouge

    DanGouge

    May 25, 2000
    Canada!
    What everyone else is saying... If your bass is in good shape it should command a higher price than the Fender. See what you can negotiate with the seller. If passive PJ is the tone in your head, the Ray is never going to cut it.
     
  6. stonewall

    stonewall

    Jun 14, 2010
    ontario,Canada
    the guy has changed the neck with a 2007 and changed pick ups also that turns me off... thanks guys i appreciate your opinions.
     
  7. Rosebud

    Rosebud Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2007
    Alexandria, VA
    hey, also is that 800 canadian, if so I think your musicman is worth a little more than the +200 more like +250. What I mean is I thinnk the Stingray 5 is probably worth $1000 U.S. dollars which makes his only $750 U.S. when you convert it.
     
  8. US dollars and CAD dollars are worth about the same at the moment...
     
  9. Rosebud

    Rosebud Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2007
    Alexandria, VA
    Today when I type in 800 Canadian I get 751 US dollars
     
  10. Geri O

    Geri O

    Sep 6, 2013
    Florence, MS
    Good move.

    Geri O
     
  11. Runnerman

    Runnerman Registered Bass Player Supporting Member

    Mar 14, 2011
    I don't like heavily modded basses. There is a possibility it is a cherry but there is a reason the guy is selling it after doing so much work to it. Does he have the original neck and PUP's to go with it? Definitely not a 1 for 1 trade as others have already said. To me it might be a nice complement to your Ray but would not replace it.
     



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