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P bass for Gibson Rd Artist

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

  1. 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.

  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


    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


    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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