For a few months, I've been in the mood to add to my very small collection of basses and gear. It seems lots of gear is popping up for sale and I am not sure if it has to do with the virus or what. Some of my recent cool finds were a MIK Squier II P Bass and a Sears brand BGA 28 combo amp. I made the mistake of buying a Hohner Baron Bass with a broken truss rod in the neck, but my local luthier explained to me what to do when buying basses from strangers next time. Two cool basses have shown up for sale in my area recently. I was wondering which one sounds more appealing and why. Bass one - MIK Ibanez TR 50. It looks beautiful and it is being sold by a guy who appears to be a gigging musician with a huge collection of everything from fancy basses down to Squiers. However, I think he is asking a little much for it based on what these have sold for before. Is the peace of mind buying from someone who probably knows what he's doing worth a little more money? Or is that bass just not that valuable? I did some research on the Ibanez TR 50 and it is hard to find much. The one in question has P style pickups, a beautiful cream/off white body, black pickguard but it doesn't go down all the way like a Fender, and the best part - beautiful glossy maple fretboard very much like my MIK Squier II. Furthermore, someone else in my area is selling the same bass for a significantly lower price, but theirs doesn't looks as nice and I don't know anything about that person. Bass two: SX PJ sunburst with the pretty maple fingerboard. Also this is short scale which is perfect for me. My favorite bass that I own is my Fender Musicmaster because it is just so comfortable for me. The price on this seems fair, the bass looks beautiful, the person is including a gig bag, cheap cable, strap, etc. and I think I would rather get a cheap used SX than pay $300 or whatever for a brand new SX. People say these are decent basses but I don't know anything. The seller does not appear to be a gigging musician with dozens of basses like the one guy with the one Ibanez TR-50. But once again, the price seems great, and the stuff included like the gig bag, cable, strap, etc. is worth something I think. Any advice would be much appreciated. I can grab some pictures if you think it would help. They both have some decent pictures (and the third one which is the 2nd Ibanez TR-50 in reference).