Fair trade?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by JSandbloom, Jan 1, 2015.

  1. JSandbloom

    JSandbloom Supporting Member

    Feb 2, 2004
    Redding, Ca
    Lakland Basses
    i have a Sadowsky MV5 that someone is willing to trade me a 78 Fender jazz in oly white that's relic finish with Nordstrant electronics. Below is a pic of the jazz. What would you say the value of the jazz bass is? Is it a good straight across deal? I know I want the jazz just want to make sure it's a fair $ deal.

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  2. Dan Knowlton

    Dan Knowlton Sometimes you're the dog, sometimes the tree Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2000
    Palm Coast, FL
    I would not do that trade - you would be trading a known great bass for one that may have a problem. What is up with the headstock being bent forward? And why the aftermarket electronics that reduce the value of the bass. Up to you, though...
  3. FunkHead

    FunkHead Supporting Member

    Mar 10, 2007
    I wouldn't do it. Maybe for a Closet Queen but not for a Modded one.
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  4. west al

    west al Road Rex (ROAD KING) Supporting Member

    I would probably keep what you have.
  5. mmbongo

    mmbongo I have too many basses. Supporting Member

    Huge downgrade for you.
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  6. bassbully

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

    Sep 7, 2006
    Blimp City USA
    No most Fenders that year are boat ankors. Not that it's all bad but still ...no way.
  7. Dave W

    Dave W

    Mar 1, 2007
    Westchester, NY
    Nope, not a good deal.
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  8. Dmwphoto

    Dmwphoto what does this light/\ do?

    Nov 27, 2013
    Richmond va
    78is a terrible year for a fender to be born.....
  9. Baird6869

    Baird6869 Supporting Member

    Not a chance.

    Even if it weighs under 8lbs, no way. I don't like how white the paint is, the back of the neck has a few big dings, the neck looks twisted/warped (could just be the angle) and the PU/electronics aren't original.

    Your bass is worth close to $2k and this isn't worth anywhere near that. I would guess it is a $1200 bass. $1600 at the absolute most even with OHSC and original covers.
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  10. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Inactive

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA

  11. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    Nope, I'd keep the Sadowsky.
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  12. FranF

    FranF Supporting Member

    Jul 25, 2004
    Northeastern PA
    Relic finish maybe, but not original finish. They just didn't chip away like that. Non original pickguard too. And this is quite a forward bend in the headstock. No way......
  13. Yikes, no way. You'd be getting hosed on that deal. Just no.
  14. El Spearo

    El Spearo

    Jun 12, 2012
    Wellington, NZ
    Hell no!
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  15. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    Tell the person you'll take $800.00-$900.00 on top of the bass.
  16. Big John66

    Big John66

    Feb 12, 2008
    '78 3 bolt Jazz refin with after market pickups and a possibly wonky neck for a Sadowsky? Uh, no. If that jazz was bone stock and near mint, maybe. If you've played the jazz and it really lights your fire, by all means, do it. Just know you'll be giving close to 1K in value.
  17. hsech

    hsech Work hard. My Social Security needs a raise.

    Jun 27, 2012
    Central Iowa
    The only opinion that counts is yours. If you think it is fair, no matter what others say, it is fair.
  18. If you're gonna trade the Sadowsky, you can get a much better Fender than that one for it. Its not like they're uncommon.
  19. jeff7bass

    jeff7bass Inactive

    Apr 9, 2009
    Only if he throws in a hot wife, or maybe a dog that fetches you beer.
  20. bassbully

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

    Sep 7, 2006
    Blimp City USA
    Question. I agree the headstock looks bowed in. Is this unusual? I have never seen this on any Fender or Squiers before. At a local shop a month ago I saw a bowed in headlock on an older Squier I was checking out. It's new to me.