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P bass for Gibson Rd Artist

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by bassfart, Jul 21, 2012.


  1. bassfart

    bassfart

    May 5, 2008
    I have an all original 1973 Fender Precision in Oly White, with an "A" maple neck. It plays great and sounds awesome, but I might have an opportunity to trade for a Sunburst Gibson RD Artist 1978. I am on the fence about so I thought I would look to my TB Bros for some opinions. Would you make this trade? The Moog electronics work on the Gibson.

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  2. RCCollins

    RCCollins Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2008
    San Diego, California
    The P-bass has a higher resale value. It's not a good "straight across" trade...
     
  3. braud357

    braud357 Supporting Member

    Jul 1, 2010
    Gonzales, LA
    Keep the P !!
     
  4. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Rickenbacker guru.......... Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2006
    I'd do the trade. P Basses are so common and easily replaced, but a nice vintage RD Artist is few and far between. I used to have a couple of RD Artist guitars, great tone monsters, and the compressor in them was real nice, too. :bassist:
     
  5. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    See if you can first do a weeklong trade or some such to see if it really works for you. I love the looks of an RD but not at the expense of my basses that work: my MIA Precisions.
     
  6. smcd

    smcd

    Jun 28, 2009
    Boston, MA
    You're thinking of trading a great playing, awesome sounding bass for a quirky bass that is worth less? Why is that??
     
  7. Straight-up trade? No.
     
  8. bassfart

    bassfart

    May 5, 2008
    Thanks for the input people, I am going to keep the P bass and save my pennies for a Mike Lull T-bird.
     

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