Squier P: should I sell it?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Rockin John, Sep 21, 2001.

  1. A bit of a daft question, I guess, but I really can't decide. :confused:

    I don't use it anymore and it's just taking up space. I've got the Bass Collection which does me fine and as I'm not gigging (although there are @ least 2 to do @ Christmas) there doesn't really seem any point in having a spare. [Doubtless all you guys with a bad dose of GAS are have a good LOL right now. Are there any just 1 bass owners out there?]

    However, it's a nice bass - sunburst - with a reasonable tone and a 3 piece soild wood body, as far as I can tell.

    Some guys say it's always wise to keep a second bass. Others say I should covert it to fretless and fit a better pup.

    Conversly it should make me about £80. But I've not enough time to practice on the BC, never mind learning on a fretless.

    Any wisdom, guys?

  2. brianrost

    brianrost Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2000
    Boston, Taxachusetts
    Here's my wisdom on selling gear:

    ---> If you were to ever need that bass again, could you get another just like it for what you sold it for?

    ---> How long would it take you to raise the money that you would get by selling it? Do you need that much money sooner than that?

    Answering those questions will tell you whether to sell it or not.

    My personal rule is that there's usually no reason to sell an instrument or amp that's less than $100 US unless I've just lost my job :D
  3. Turock


    Apr 30, 2000
    I would keep it.You would probably not get a lot for it. Having a back-up or a spare would mean more (to me) than what I could get for it.
  4. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member

    Is it the first bass that you ever owned?

    If it is, I would not sell it.

    But that's just me. Do what you want.
  5. Komakino

    Komakino Guest

    Feb 23, 2001
    Somerset, England
    My first bass is a Squier P called Amanda and I would NEVER sell it!
  6. sell it.
  7. Freakapotamus9

    Freakapotamus9 Guest

    Jun 20, 2001
    i was in the same situation. i have a yamaha RBX200 thats old, beat up, etc. i was gonna sell it but i figured that i couldnt get even $100 for it so i decided to keep it and ill throw a 1/4 pounder in it when i get around to it.
  8. Suburban


    Jan 15, 2001
    lower mid Sweden
    Once upon the time, I found a bass that I liked from the start. I bought it.
    Then I didn't have any opportunity to play for a few years, and the gear were closed dust collectors. So I sold it.

    Since then I have regretted it. STOOOOPID:mad:

    Is there an echo here in cyberspace?
  9. Hello Suburban

    As I've just posted elsewhere. "How's things and nice to hear from you again?"

    I've grave doubts about seeling the Sq. but there seems to be little choice. My lad (6) is getting to be quite a good drummer (so his teacher says) and he's asked Santa Clause for a drum kit for Christmas. I was going to put some of the money raised on the Sq. towards that for him.

    But, and it's a big-ish but, there's a guy @ work who's promised me his Yamaha Attitude for free if he gets the upgrading of his job that I was party to.

    Don't need 3 basses, do I?

    And the wife has applied for another job so if she gets that there'll be more cash for this drum kit.

    *RJ thinks deeply for a while*

    OK Gentlemen, how's this for the deal? I'll keep the Sq. if the wife gets this other job. If not, it goes. If I'm given the Yam, the Sq goes.

    Is that fair?

    Thanks for the input.

  10. Suburban


    Jan 15, 2001
    lower mid Sweden
    I guess.
    Though there is always something you'll miss about the axe that brought you to the business.
    But, you're right (I think?), who needs three basses?:confused: