Is this a fair trade or am I mad

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by hstiles, Jul 11, 2003.

  1. A friend of mine doesn't get on with his 1989 Carvin LB85 (I think). Flame maple top, 5 string, electric blue finish, abalone inlays, active electronics and hard case. He never really plays the bass and so has left it to sit idle for years

    I don't get on with my Ibanez BTB406QM that I bought last year - it's too heavy and after numerous dialliances with the 6, I've decided that 5's are where it's at. It's in mint condition and has been fitted with new nut and shielded.

    I get the impression he wouldn't mind a swap. What do you lot think?
  2. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    I think you would probably be doing pretty well out of this deal - Carvins are comparatively rare in Britain, whereas there are so many Ibanez basses about, their re-sale value is very poor!

    If you like the Carvin - how it play/sounds etc. I wouldn't hesitate to go with the swap if he agrees?
  3. Paul A

    Paul A

    Dec 13, 1999
    Hertfordshire U.K!
    Sounds like a good deal to me .....