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Is your BASS worth more than your CAR??

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Razman, Jul 7, 2005.

  1. Razman


    Feb 10, 2005
    Orange Park, FL
    Just curious...
  2. Aaron Saunders

    Aaron Saunders

    Apr 27, 2002
    Collectively, my basses are worth about $3500. I have no car. So yes, yes they are! :)
  3. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Collectively, yes, my basses are worth more than my car.

    I'd rather have a couple ~$1000 basses than a single bass worth more than my car.
  4. TheNerdBass


    Jun 30, 2005
    Detroit, MI

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  5. My car is probably worth about $2000. My bass is probably worth about $2000. So I guess I don't qualify. But I can guarantee you that a $2000 bass is a lot more desirable than a $2000 car. My wife just said the bass sounds better too!
  6. Coutts_is_god

    Coutts_is_god Guest

    Dec 29, 2003
    Windsor, Ont, Canada
    Yes. I have no car. $125 bass sure...................oh some one already made this joke.
  7. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA

    1987 toyota corolla

    1997 musicman sterling
  8. add me to the "bass but no car" category.
  9. Roundwound


    May 13, 2004
    Peoria, IL
    1996 Ford Contour w/110,000 miles and no air conditioning
    2004 Cherryburst Lakland 55-01

    Although I have a much nicer car, I spend the vast majority of my time in my old Ford, if that qualifies.
  10. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    are you calling a 96 contour old?
  11. ArtisFallen


    Jul 21, 2004
    in parts, no, the car is worth more.

    In sentimentality, the bass by far. If i total the car, my level of caring is nil, so long as my bass comes out of it ok. :D
  12. Roundwound


    May 13, 2004
    Peoria, IL
    For a guy who used to buy new cars every 3 years, the 96 qualifies as old to me :D However, I hope it lasts to 200 or even 300k miles. No car payment is a good car payment.
  13. Nope.

    These are mine...
  14. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    Bass... no car.
  15. WalterBush


    Feb 27, 2005
    Yuma, Az
    Full disclosure, I'm a certified Fender technician working in a music store that carries Fender, Yamaha, and Ibanez products among others.
    1989 Steinberger "M" + Warwick Thumb 5 BO

    1979 Toyota Truck ca 500,000 mi.

    you tell me.

    EDIT=My wife DOES drive a 1995 Mercury Cougar, and then it's a debatable topic.
  16. CamMcIntyre


    Jun 6, 2000
    Yep. 84 Impala-last time i checked value it was around $500 IIRC. I could sell my Ray5 for more than that. If we're talking replacement value....oh god-taking in account my upright and all that stuff-i think the value of my bass gear is 2-3 times more than the value of my car. Old car, runs strong, and only has around 60k miles on it, bass gear-plays well and will surely out last the car.

    That's all
  17. Only


    Sep 8, 2002
    Warrensburg, MO
    95 Ford Thunderbird with 165K miles on it and numerous scratches from shopping carts at Wal*Mart.

    2004 Ibanez BTB1000e without even a scratch in the finish.

    Yep, my bass is worth more than my car.
  18. All_¥our_Bass


    Dec 26, 2004
    I don't own a car so any "theroretical vehicle" owned by me would be worth exactly $0 USD
    and I don't think I could get a (usable)car for less than $170 USD
  19. 01 fender standered jazz -$450
    91 Mercedez-Benz 190e w/sound system-$2600(170000 miles)

    i cant deside which one i love more.Worked hard for both

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  20. seanm

    seanm I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize! Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2004
    Ottawa, Canada
    Nice truck!

    My '98 Ranger is worth way more than both my basses. Guess I am in the minority :eek:

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