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Swap for My Musicman ?

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


  1. stonewall

    stonewall Supporting Member

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  2. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

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    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.
     
  3. Bobster

    Bobster

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    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
     
  4. DanGouge

    DanGouge

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    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.
     
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  6. stonewall

    stonewall Supporting Member

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    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

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    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. mcnach

    mcnach

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    US dollars and CAD dollars are worth about the same at the moment...
     
  9. Rosebud

    Rosebud Supporting Member

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    Today when I type in 800 Canadian I get 751 US dollars
     
  10. Geri O

    Geri O

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    Good move.

    Geri O
     
  11. Runnerman

    Runnerman Registered Bass Player Supporting Member

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    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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