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What should I sell this cremona with issues for?

Discussion in 'Basses [DB]' started by WarriorJoe7, Mar 4, 2014.


  1. WarriorJoe7

    WarriorJoe7 Supporting Member

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    Hi,

    I am wondering what I should sell this for. The soundpost needs reposted, there are a few cracks between the top and back and sides, someone did a bad paint job on 20% of the top, there is some minor damage pictured on the side. On the plus side the strings look nice (what are they?) and the bow is nice, and it comes with a gig bag that will keep it from getting wet (and ta's about it.)

    I was originally thinking anywhere between $100-$300 but that's a pretty wide range. I don'tknow what these repairs cost.

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  2. robobass

    robobass

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    Ouch! Donate it to a high school. Many high school orchestras have a talented dad on board who could at least get it set up and playing. No point in going for a full repair/restoration. Graffiti on a bass? This sinks my outlook on the future of mankind to a new low.
     
  3. KUNGfuSHERIFF

    KUNGfuSHERIFF

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    The pickup and bow are each worth ~$50. No clue on the strings.
     
  4. Steve Swan

    Steve Swan

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    Rockabilly dudes bashing basses around and riding them like a bucking bronco again. Yikes!
     
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  6. KUNGfuSHERIFF

    KUNGfuSHERIFF

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    Better a Cremona than a decent Kay, IMO.
     
  7. drurb

    drurb Oracle, Ancient Order of Rass Hattur; Mem. #1, EPC Supporting Member

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    A Cremona with issues. That's essentially by definition. I would hate to see anyone even waste time trying to fix it up. Even if restored to like-new condition, it's still junk to which no high-school student should have to be subjected. Now, if the high-school is in need of firewood or material for the wood shop, then sure, donate it. :)
     
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  9. WarriorJoe7

    WarriorJoe7 Supporting Member

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    K $150 it is. It is not mine but a friend i am getting rid of it for. He wants to get something out of it. I guess $100-$150 is fair based on kungfusherriff. Thanks
     
  10. drurb

    drurb Oracle, Ancient Order of Rass Hattur; Mem. #1, EPC Supporting Member

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    Pickup and bow for $100 with free banged up bass. :)
     
  11. jazzbill

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    What should you sell it for? .............
    Firewood. :bag:
     
  12. drurb

    drurb Oracle, Ancient Order of Rass Hattur; Mem. #1, EPC Supporting Member

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    Nah, no point in selling it for firewood when that's what it is already. :) On the other hand, it could be sold as firewood-- or donated as such as I suggested above.
     
  13. ToR-Tu-Ra

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    We once put a whole dry old christmas tree painted gold in a bonfire. One hell of a show.
     
  14. TroyK

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    Someone who has been playing electric for a few years and is really good, but "wants to make the switch and is good at woodworking", will give you $300 for it.
     
  15. WarriorJoe7

    WarriorJoe7 Supporting Member

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    I would take $150 or maybe a little less but i put it up on cl for $200 since there are so many flakes. I put that it NEEDS to go to a luthier or else you have to be really good with woodwork and vices.
     
  16. drurb

    drurb Oracle, Ancient Order of Rass Hattur; Mem. #1, EPC Supporting Member

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    Anyone buying that would certainly end up being involved with some sort of vice. :D
     
  17. WarriorJoe7

    WarriorJoe7 Supporting Member

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    sale pending. the guy is a woodworker so he knows what he is getting
     

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