Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by xshawnxearthx, Jan 8, 2009.

  1. xshawnxearthx


    Aug 23, 2004
    new jersey
    i'm sure others have dealt with it but it's killing me.

    picked up a minty 98 black p-bass off of ebay 1 1/2 years ago because i needed a good back up. so after having it for about a year, my main band broke up. i had some other projects but nothing really warranted having such a nice back up, especially one that never got played(used the bass maybe once). so i decided to sell it. sold it a little cheaper then i paid for it(because i'm an idiot), and purchased a mim p, a weight bench, and a surround sound.

    fast forward to last month, i'm in three bands, and one of them is in D standard. wish i would have kept that other american p so i had a awesome feeling/sounding/playing p for D standard, and one for E standard.
  2. ironrat


    Sep 24, 2008
    slap yourself....and keep going :)
  3. PSPookie


    Aug 13, 2006
    Albuquerque, NM
    Learn from your mistakes.

    Look for a deal on another P.
  4. mulletpbass


    Oct 21, 2008
    think twice before you sell :)
  5. mr sprocket

    mr sprocket

    Jul 31, 2006
    If I had a quarter for every guitar, bass, keyboard, etc I sold over the years that I should have kept I could afford to buy a vintage Aria SB1000.

    Keep going there will be more basses.
  6. Swerve


    Nov 22, 2002
    Portland, OR
    Live and Learn.
  7. xshawnxearthx


    Aug 23, 2004
    new jersey
    i spent the bass money already!
  8. Bubba Ghanoosh

    Bubba Ghanoosh Guest

    Nov 4, 2008
    metro Phoenix, AZ
    Sometimes it helps to talk it over with your significant other. I was contemplating selling/trading my '81 Rickenbacker 4001S for another bass I'd been GASing for.
    My wonderful wife advised not to because I would regret it, and gave reasons why. That was all I needed to slap some sense back into me.
  9. xshawnxearthx


    Aug 23, 2004
    new jersey
    if it was something vintage or really special, i wouldn't have done it. i only did it because it was your average, run of the mill black p. but for a ten year old p, it was minty. i should have kept it in the closet for 20 more years.
  10. If its chaging tunings mid set you're worried about a hipshot tuner will cure your sellers remorse!
  11. Brass Nut

    Brass Nut Guest

    Dec 31, 2006
    SoCo Rhode Island USA
    Not that it helps,,,
    ,, but every bass I've sold I've had seller's remorse on.
  12. Look at this way, it's only a P bass. It's not like it was some exotic, boutique bass that is one of a kind. Besides, welcome to the music business, hindsight is always 20/20.
  13. xshawnxearthx


    Aug 23, 2004
    new jersey
    if it was one string it wouldn't be a problem. i can make that turn easily on the e string mid song if i needed to while playing. it's going from E to D.

    well, i do have a decent playing back and bass for D STANDARD, A weight bench that is getting me in to shape(well a better one) and surround sound.
  14. Zoidberg523

    Zoidberg523 Guest

    May 26, 2008
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
    Bummer man.

    That's why I've never sold even one of my basses, no matter what. Even when my girlfriend gets pissed enough to kill me, lol. Of course, I'm always in it deep on that line. Twice a year I bring home a new one, knowing all the way home that I'm going to face hell..... :)
  15. Jeff K

    Jeff K Supporting Member

    Jul 9, 2005
    Memphis, TN
    I've sold a bunch of nice basses over the years. It's always a difficult decision to part with one, but I try not to dwell on it after it's done. That being said, there are probably about 5 that I wish I hadn't sold... :bawl:
  16. Of the twelve or so I've owned, I still have ten. And I miss the other two. Life mistakes.
    Trouble is, basses usually aren't worth enough to warrant selling unless you are desperate for cash. You get a few hundred bucks, or a couple grand, whatever, and it's gone in a flash. Gone. You're not gonna get a shiny new car, or a down payment for a nice house out of it.
    I'll never sell another.

    If I were the OP, I'd find a decent Squire or similar, and tweak it up. You might be surprised to find it becomes your favorite. You just never know.
  17. mikeswals

    mikeswals Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2002
    Seattle / Tacoma
    I've always wondered when I see FS ads where someone is selling off their nice bass or big rig, saying their band broke up so they don't need it anymore. :eyebrow:
    It's as if these musicians think they'll never be in a band again. :confused:

    Of course this is different than someone who has a collection and is either slimming down or simply selling/trading to try something else.
  18. +1

    which is why I haven't sold any in probably 25 years. :D
  19. 9mmMike

    9mmMike Would you happen to have a cookie for me? Supporting Member

    Somebody posted here on TB that it should you twice as long to decide to sell a bass as it takes to decide to buy a bass. I like that advice.
  20. ThunderLizard

    ThunderLizard Guest

    Aug 9, 2007
    Edwardsville, IL
    If anyone does this long enough, there'll be regets about equipment. Should have bought this, shouldn't have sold this, should have traded this..... My list of equipment regrets is pretty long, but I'm OK with it. Gives me something to whine about.
    I think you've been given a reason to go out and get another instrument.