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so...should I trade my 3 y.o. Modulus Q6 for an Elrick?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by yoyossarian, Mar 6, 2008.


  1. yoyossarian

    yoyossarian

    Dec 17, 2007
    I love the tone of the elrick and have been wanting to make the switch from 6 to 5 strings.

    guitar center has an Elrick Classic 5 w/ what looks to be a spalted maple top... they are asking 1999, which seems a bit high for that model.

    my modulus has a natural finish AAAAA flamed maple top with hardly a scratch on it...

    I think I could get a bit more for my bass, but I rarely see used elricks floating around....

    they will do a straight across trade.

    ::dilemma::
     
  2. yoyossarian

    yoyossarian

    Dec 17, 2007
    any suggestions?

    perhaps offer my Q6 as a trade here first for an elrick of equal value?

    not really sure which elrick model or features would put it in the same financial class as my modulus...
     
  3. Trevorus

    Trevorus

    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    If you go posting here, you need to get a supporting membership. It's only $20(minimum) per year.
     
  4. Rickett Customs

    Rickett Customs

    Jul 30, 2007
    Southern Maryland
    Luthier: Rickett Customs...........www.rickettcustomguitars.com
    +1, ..of course I don't wanna play Devil's advocate or anything:)

    Plus by supporting, you might be able to find another TB'er willing to trade/exchange with.
     
  5. arbitrary

    arbitrary Supporting Member

    Oct 24, 2005
    Boston, MA
    Thats if he's going to sell it or trade via TB.

    Essentially, GC is looking to make money. So they think they'll make money off this deal. What did you pay for your bass?
     
  6. Trevorus

    Trevorus

    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    Any musical retail place will give you only about half of what they will sell your instrument for. Look at regular used market values, and then ask if your bass is worth half of that...

    Trade-ins are usually the worst way to get money out of an instrument. Straight trades with private parties are much better, which TB is a good facilitator of. Outright sales are also good here.
     
  7. yoyossarian

    yoyossarian

    Dec 17, 2007
    well, I traded my roscoe lg 6 string and 400 for it (new) from bass northwest.

    I didn't know there was a fee for use of the classifieds, but that seem like a reasonable deal...

    is there a fair amount of elricks popping up here?

    ebay seems to have maybe 4 or 5 a month...
     
  8. yoyossarian

    yoyossarian

    Dec 17, 2007
    cool, I just signed up...I will have to take some pics with our new camera!

    I suppose I could offer a trade or cash deal...

    I would love to have a new 5 string for our upcoming recording...
     
  9. Rickett Customs

    Rickett Customs

    Jul 30, 2007
    Southern Maryland
    Luthier: Rickett Customs...........www.rickettcustomguitars.com
    yoyossarian

    Welcome to the few, the proud, the supporting members.:p
     
  10. yoyossarian

    yoyossarian

    Dec 17, 2007
    thanks alembicplyr!

    man, I love some of the alembics I have played...of course phil is one of my fav bassists so those exotic looking, creative use of shape and wood varieties has me drooling everytime...

    what kind of alembic(s) do you play? I would love a custom jobber with an omega cutout someday...
     
  11. Rickett Customs

    Rickett Customs

    Jul 30, 2007
    Southern Maryland
    Luthier: Rickett Customs...........www.rickettcustomguitars.com
    I've had an Epic since 1995. Big money for a custom though,
    Series I 4 string = $12,900
    Series II 4 string = $16900
     
  12. yoyossarian

    yoyossarian

    Dec 17, 2007
    yeah, but nothing out there like them....suppose the same could be said about many other les expensive basses...
     

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