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Trade questions

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

  1. BirdThunder

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    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

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    That's about right in terms of used bass value, IMO. This assumes the Fender is MIM, not MIJ or MIA.
  3. BirdThunder

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    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.
  4. Thrash3r

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

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    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.
  6. Thrash3r

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    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.
  7. pfox14

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    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.
  8. BirdThunder

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    trading it because I can't commute with it
  9. Gaolee

    Gaolee The Fat Violin Supporting Member

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

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    If you're in NYC it's a trade I would take too
  11. Din Of Win

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    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...
  12. BirdThunder

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    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.
  13. TN WOODMAN

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    Try a nice padded gig bag?
  14. bassbully

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

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    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.
  15. BirdThunder

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    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!
  16. bassbully

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

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    It's a Fender standard...right? Are their any mods? If the condition is good grab it.
  17. BirdThunder

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    Nah havent found any, posted on craigslist and wanted postings here in TB. no one offered any yet. Might try Jazz bass too.
  18. frozenbolt

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    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
  19. BirdThunder

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    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!
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