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If you HAD to sell one of these...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Gbass75, Jan 27, 2014.

  1. So... I said I'd NEVER part with any of these basses... but, life does throw some curve balls; and now it looks like one of these May have to go.

    The question is... which one?


    That's a Ric 4001v63... a Fender AVRI '63 Precision... and a Fender Japan '62 Precision (with upgrades from the original; including Lollar pickups, brown tort guard, reverse tuners, chrome covers, and rosewood tug bar).

    So... how the hell am I going to choose which to let go?!?

    One friend said to keep the American made instruments and sell the Japanese P...

    Another said I'll get the most money out of the Ric...

    What do YOU think?

    Ugh... this post makes me sad...
  2. Uncle K

    Uncle K The bass player doesn't get a sandwich Supporting Member

    Aug 22, 2011
    Erie, PA
    I'd keep the Ric and the '62.
  3. Rabidhamster


    Jan 15, 2014
    keep the ric and sell whichever of the others you like the least. If you sell the MIJ one you probably gotta part it out to get the most money.
  4. ... prostitution is ALWAYS a solution...

    I'd sell the bass you don't play that often. Trouble with the CIJ is that "upgrades don't return their investment". You've invested some serious $$$ in a new guard, new tuners, new pickups,... Yet, when selling that, for the buyer it's just "A CIJ bass with smancy tuners and a new guard & pickup I didn't ask for", so you're never going to see your initial investment back.
  5. Sell the 63 on TB and make sure you offer shipping to Australia ;)
  6. Thomas Kievit

    Thomas Kievit Guest

    May 19, 2012
    I would sell them all 3 :D


    Jun 16, 2010
    sell the '63.
  8. ScottTunes

    ScottTunes Gear-A-Holic Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2011
    So Cal
    If you like the v63 at all, keep it! They seem to vary greatly... So, replacing it could be problematic (ask me how I know). Though also beautiful, the Precisions are more easily replaceable. Just my 2 bits...
  9. Don't have regrets. Keep the 2 that would be harder to replace.;)
  10. oysteivi

    oysteivi Supporting Member

    Aug 10, 2013
    Trondheim, Norway
    I'll offer the opinion it should be easier to find a low cost P bass that still sounds and feels like a P bass than it is to find a satisfactory ric-a-like. I think I'd replace both the precisions with one Squier that sets up nicely before I'd sell the ric.
  11. wild4oldcars


    Jan 22, 2012
    Garner, NC
    sell the p that you feel is simply lesser, resale value aside. my $.02
  12. I´d keep the 62 P. Everything else out!
  13. Not a fan of Rics personally, but I'd probably sell one of the Precisions.

    probably the 63.
  14. fabubass


    Jan 13, 2006
    sell the Ric. They are so over rated. Fenders work for everything.
  15. FrednBass


    Feb 24, 2012
    Sell the Fender Japan, one P is enough.

    And a Rick is always welcome.

    Forget what I said, I didn't read that the "63" is an AVRI.

    Keep the 62 for sure, sell the AVRI.
  16. Dave W

    Dave W Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    I'd probably sell the 62' personally. It would be one if the P's for sure
  17. Return On Investment.... which one will give you back what you've spent on it (or more)?
  18. I'd sell the 63. Don't like the new AVRI series as much as the old and the japanese ones are pretty much the same.
  19. I would keep the Ric and sell whichever P is easiest to replace if you ever get the chance to..however the MIJ has a few mods that you'll probably take a hit on...so I guess the "62 AVRI would be the one to sell...
  20. "Sell" it to a friend who will give you the option to buy it back for the same price once you've got the money. After 3 or 6 months the deal expires and its their. That'll give you the incentive to raise the funds another way.

    Sounds like a good business idea..... :p