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Should I do it? My Geddy for this?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by MovingPitchers, Feb 20, 2014.

  1. This dude was offering me his MIM Fender P Bass and cash for my Geddy Lee CIJ model

    I THINK his is a Mike Dirnt precision bass, which really is a nice shape and sound.

    Not a fan of Green Day as much, but IDK....a CIJ for an MIM + cash? I DO need money right now but I don't wanna sell my Geddy either...:(
  2. More pics.

    I did research and it is most likely the MD precision bass, not the road worn series. BAII bridge, CS '59 pickups, that tele body, that tele headstock...even the frigging logo..
  3. ZachariahLee


    Feb 3, 2013
    If your concern is price alone, he should give you some cash. Tone wise......I doubt you'll be disappointed.
  4. exidor


    Jul 10, 2011
    why not,a good bass and money are good things to have,
  5. He said he's financially strained ans $180 is all he could get. My CIJ is definitely worth more than his Mexican Fender, regardless of if it's a signature model or not. Should I ask for more?

    I do need cash but I don't want to turn him off from the deal anyways
  6. exidor


    Jul 10, 2011
    go for $200 & call it a Green day,yes a bad pun.
  7. I've had two MIM Dirnt P's.

    The one I bought used in 2007 (mfg year unknown to me) is a dang good bass, if a wee tad heavy. Good neck, great tone.

    One I bought new about 2009 was not nearly as satisfying to me, chunkier neck and so-so tone, so I got rid of it.

    I chalk it up to the variability of Fender.
  8. PWRL


    Sep 15, 2006
    That's a toughie. I say only do it if you really like the Dirnt better.
  9. ZachariahLee


    Feb 3, 2013
    I see you up on this deal at $180, but that is my humble opinion. I wouldn't do that trade for more than $125 difference. I'd walk away at $200 difference for sure.
  10. I like both and I've been lusting after the Geddy for quite a while only to have it sort of lose the "lust" feeling after playing it for a week.

    If the neck had been thicker, like an MIM's neck, I'd have kept it. I thought I liked the super thin neck of the Geddy more, but I realized it sounds too bright and twangy, even with preamp and effects. I love my MIM jazz to the death and love the thick neck of it in comparison to the Geddy.

    Then again, I love the maple/black inlay and binding look.

    I think I'll do it. If he says no to $200 then no problem. I don't have a problem keeping it.
  11. He said also we could flip a coin; if I won he'd do $200. If he won, it'd be $150. What kind of person does that?
  12. ZachariahLee


    Feb 3, 2013
    That's too funny, LOL. I've seen it on Pawn Stars, or when I've played who is the designated driver tonight.
  13. Bassisgood4U

    Bassisgood4U Banned

    Jan 30, 2014
    You'd be getting a better bass AND a couple hundred. Not a bad deal.
  14. Seems like a no-brainer as long as you like the P bass sound. You hint that you like a thicker neck, good, and it's probably a pound or two lighter than your Ged. But it's a way different sound. My favorite sound, but it's not like a J at all.
  15. I'd go for it... especially since you have another Jazz that's admittedly more playable.
  16. Bassnoise


    Jul 24, 2013
    I'd do it to that p is slick
  17. Bassnoise


    Jul 24, 2013
    Too/ also^
  18. Why? They retail for practically the same amount &, contrary to what the fanboys will say, the MIM artists series are every bit as good as teh CIJ.
  19. lowfreq33


    Jan 27, 2010
    Endorsing Artist: Genz Benz Amplification
    If you like the P better than the Geddy, go for it. As mentioned above, the prices are right in the same ballpark, so the cash is a bonus.
  20. Yeah I guess.

    I did mention it on the "bass you've always wanted until you play it" thread. I started to not like the geddy. I'd love to have that neck if it were thicker but I'm no customer shop builder. And my church worship team requires something...with a bit more punch.

    I admit. I lied. I did like Green Day and Mike Didn't but not these days. And if not now to get that signature bass, then wehre else?

    Question though, where can I get a replacement pickguard for that bass without having to order one from fenders recently upped pricing