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Trade questions

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by BirdThunder, Jan 6, 2014.


  1. BirdThunder

    BirdThunder

    Dec 9, 2013
    New York
    I'm looking to trade a brand new epiphone thunderbird classic-IV pro bass (NOT the bolt on, with gibson pups, HSC+straps) for a Fender p-bass, Is it a reasonable trade? or just plain impossible? I love this bass to death but I cannot commute with it (HSC to bulky)
     
  2. ih8law

    ih8law

    Aug 8, 2009
    Houston, TX
    That's about right in terms of used bass value, IMO. This assumes the Fender is MIM, not MIJ or MIA.
     
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  4. BirdThunder

    BirdThunder

    Dec 9, 2013
    New York
    Yeah, plus the tbird is brand new. Of course it would be MIM, can't see anyone trading a MIJ/MIA fender for an epi.
     
  5. Thrash3r

    Thrash3r

    Aug 5, 2013
    Doesn't seem a very good deal to me, a used MIM P is worth more than a Epi Thunderbird imo,
     
  6. ih8law

    ih8law

    Aug 8, 2009
    Houston, TX
    The new Epi Thunderbird is way better than the old one. Set neck, real Gibson pickups. I'd pay $250-$300 for a used one if I was in the market, which is what used MIM Fenders go for.
     
  7. Thrash3r

    Thrash3r

    Aug 5, 2013
    I know they're good basses, I had a white one but Sam Ash were doing B stock models for just over $320 before christmas http://www.talkbass.com/forum/f8/bstock-opinions-please-1037661/ going to hurt the used market.
     
  8. pfox14

    pfox14

    Dec 22, 2013
    I'd trade my Epi T-bird for a MIM P-bass in a heartbeat. Not that the T-bird is a bad bass, but the P-bass is more desirable to me.
     
  9. BirdThunder

    BirdThunder

    Dec 9, 2013
    New York
    trading it because I can't commute with it
     
  10. Gaolee

    Gaolee The Fat Violin Supporting Member

    If I had a MIM P, it is a trade I would take.
     
  11. BirdThunder

    BirdThunder

    Dec 9, 2013
    New York
    If you're in NYC it's a trade I would take too
     
  12. Sorry... i'm just curious:

    If you can't commute with the Tbird; what would make the P more commute friendly?

    I love a P, but the Tbird Pros are great basses. If you love it's sound, i'm a bit worried for you. A P bass doesn't sound like a Tbird (especially the IV Pro) at all...
     
  13. BirdThunder

    BirdThunder

    Dec 9, 2013
    New York
    The reason why I can't commute with this is it's too heavy, lugging around with it on hardshell case, the bus driver might not even let me on the bus. I used to have a pbass with a molded case (the one that was shaped like a pbass thingy from skb) but it got stolen, it's way convenient. since it's like 2 inches shorter and 3 inches narrower and a heck lot lighter.
     
  14. Try a nice padded gig bag?
     
  15. bassbully

    bassbully Endorsed by The PHALEX CORN BASS..mmm...corn!

    Sep 7, 2006
    Blimp City USA
    I think overall its a good trade. The MIM is worth more but the Epi is new so pretty fair. Both do not demand allot of $$ used anyway.
     
  16. BirdThunder

    BirdThunder

    Dec 9, 2013
    New York
    Thanks to bad decisions and medical check up for the army, I'm a bit cash strapped.

    Well anyways, I'm off to look for potential "tradees". Thanks guys, cheers!
     
  17. bassbully

    bassbully Endorsed by The PHALEX CORN BASS..mmm...corn!

    Sep 7, 2006
    Blimp City USA
    It's a Fender standard...right? Are their any mods? If the condition is good grab it.
     
  18. BirdThunder

    BirdThunder

    Dec 9, 2013
    New York
    Nah havent found any, posted on craigslist and wanted postings here in TB. no one offered any yet. Might try Jazz bass too.
     
  19. frozenbolt

    frozenbolt

    Jan 28, 2013
    Shevegas
    Good luck on your trade, it sounds reasonable to me. They're both midrange instruments and if I'd have bought the P-Bass and not been enamoured with it, I'd consider the T-bird in trade.

    I was lucky enough to play the T-bird a few times before commiting to buying one (at one time I was going to order it, online, not played). Ironically, I liked the T-bird's sound and feel when sitting on a stool playing it, but as soon as I stood up and put a strap on it, it just didn't hang right for me. So I can see how you say you're not 'communicating' well with it.

    The Fender Jazz Bass I'm going to buy "sits" well when on a stool or strapped up and standing, so like you, I'm off the T-bird bandwagon, despite them being good basses.

    Again, Good luck in your trade search, someone will come through.

    Rock on,
    'Bolt
     
  20. BirdThunder

    BirdThunder

    Dec 9, 2013
    New York
    Very true, but I like the tbird even if im standing, no neck dive for me, solved by 3 inch wide strap and the strap pin located at the heel of the neck, The problem I have is commuting to the studio with it's hsc, while there is a bag, it's like a slip cover. so Tbird has to go, If I had more cash i'd probably buy a pbass, but cashstrapped so trade works for me. Thanks again!
     
  21. droskobass

    droskobass Supporting Member

    Oct 8, 2007
    Montreal, Canada
    Disclosures:
    Former Part-Time, Non-Commission Employee MOOG Audio



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