Bills and Basses

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by FishDub, Mar 10, 2014.

  1. FishDub

    FishDub Supporting Member

    Jun 12, 2011
    Charlotte, NC
    I have two basses I wont mention and are not for sale, but often I debate strongly to sell one of them to pay off bills and be debt free, even though I love it and sounds fabulous. Have you ever done this and horribly regretted it? Or maybe the bills were more important than the bass..
  2. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    If the bills are keeping you up at night sell the bass
  3. Mark_70


    Dec 31, 2013
    Agree with MJAC28 - sell one if it gets you peace of mind.
    Sell the one that you can most easily replace in the future at a similar cost. If one is a unique piece and the other is a relatively standard model, sell the standard one. That way, when things get better financially speaking you can replace it with a similar one.
  4. tangentmusic

    tangentmusic A figment of our exaggeration

    Aug 17, 2007
    If you have 2 basses and can sell one to become debt free, sounds like a no-brainer to me. Yes... you may miss it or regret it at some point, but to be debt free and still have one bass is better than in debt with 2..
  5. QweziRider

    QweziRider Supporting Member

    Sep 15, 2008
    Las Vegas
    Yep, done it and regretted it. But did what had to be done, so that was that, no sense in regretting it too much. I just miss some of those basses sometimes.
  6. elgecko


    Apr 30, 2007
    Anasleim, CA
    I'm all for being debt free but if your bills can be paid off from selling one bass, that's not really a whole lot of bills (unless we're talking some vintage Fender or crazy Alembic, Ritter, etc.)
  7. bigshiny

    bigshiny Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2010
    St Louis metro
    I did the same thing. Now I have only one electric bass myself. If my two uprights were not so completely different , one aluminum and one old Kay, I would sell one of them also.
  8. lfmn16

    lfmn16 Supporting Member

    Sep 21, 2011
    charles town, wv

    Put together a plan to pay off the bills and stick to it. Then you will have the bills paid off AND two basses.
  9. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis

    If you can swing it, this the best way because if you don't have a plan, what will you do the next time things are tight?

    If you have to sell it, fine. I have sold basses for bills, and basses, no matter how good they are, are replaceable.

  10. Agreed. You can only play one bass at a time.
  11. FishDub

    FishDub Supporting Member

    Jun 12, 2011
    Charlotte, NC
    Ok..both 4 is a boat oar with emgs and the other is the German with a single MM pickup in the sweet spot..Love both
  12. 1st principle to financial success in pretty much anything I've looked at is to become debt free then go from there.
  13. nukes_da_bass

    nukes_da_bass Banned

    Feb 19, 2006
    west suburban boston
    I only sell instruments to buy other instruments or occasionally to avoid eviction
  14. elBandito


    Dec 3, 2008
    Rotten Apple
    I would go debt free, even if I had to sell BOTH basses.
  15. Phalex

    Phalex Semper Gumby Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    G.R. MI
    Can you get a paying gig and make the basses pay off your debt for you?
  16. Ender_rpm


    Apr 18, 2004
    St. Louis MO
    I had to sell my '65 B-15 to cover (several months) worth of diapers and other baby related expenses when we had twins. I miss it, but time heals all wounds.

    Ok, not really, I constantly scour CL looking for another one, preferably a 70s model. I must have it back in my life, that sound, I needs it!!!!
  17. FishDub

    FishDub Supporting Member

    Jun 12, 2011
    Charlotte, NC
    Nah I don't play out anymore. I should just buckle down and soul search a while longer. And again, both are replaceable..
  18. CJAZ


    Dec 19, 2013
    If selling a bass will get you out of debt then why not get a part-time job to take care of the debt? I am assuming that neither the worth of the bass or the amount of debt are overly high. I am also assuming you don't owe money to a loan shark, bookie or payday loan outfit.
  19. FishDub

    FishDub Supporting Member

    Jun 12, 2011
    Charlotte, NC
    No loan sharks or bookies lol. Just thorn in the side stuff
  20. bluesdogblues


    Nov 13, 2007
    I have :D (Gibson EB, Fender Precision...)
    But I never regret of anything I did.