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There are worse basses to be stuck with..

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by godoze, Dec 12, 2002.


  1. godoze

    godoze

    Oct 21, 2002
    I am having no luck selling my Smith. I've reduced the price $500.00. I should've bought a fretless the first time. !

    Well, now i guess this is a good illustration of resale value. Smith is one of the top makers yet people do not seem to jump. Are they out of style ?

    Well, If it doesn't move (i hope tho it does) I should be happy to be stuck with a Smith instead of a Wishnevsky ???!!!!;)
     
  2. odie

    odie Supporting Member

    Right but your still asking $1300-1400, which while its a good price a lot of people have a hard time buying something sight-un-seen. Plus the posting was done today at 11:44.

    Is this a double post?
     
  3. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member Administrator

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    this would be better served in basses.
     
  4. geshel

    geshel

    Oct 2, 2001
    Seattle
    I forgot - are you willing to trade?
     
  5. DigMe

    DigMe

    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    I've heard music stores say that used (or new!) 6 string basses can be particularly hard to sell. They just aren't as commonly used as 4 and 5 stringers.

    brad cook
     
  6. godoze

    godoze

    Oct 21, 2002
    new post. i cancelled the old one. lots of questions from people with no response.

    Sorry, i put it here since i didn't think it was a direct bass question but more of a general comment.

    yeah i would trade for fretless.
     
  7. Why not defret it if you want a fretless?
     
  8. godoze

    godoze

    Oct 21, 2002
    Defret a Smith ? Well, i hadn't considered that....

    I think i'll hold off on that since my essex fretless is in the mail...

    Mind you, I am not complaining, I just really expected it to go quickly. oh well, now i'll be patient.
     
  9. godoze

    godoze

    Oct 21, 2002
    Are you to be taken seriously, mon frere ???


    Wouldn't that be somewhat sacriligeous ? Not to mention destructive ?

    Hey, how about a new fingerboard ? Matt, are you reading this ?
     
  10. Zon Bass

    Zon Bass

    Jan 20, 2002
    Dallas, TX
    I really wouldn't want to defret a Smith. I would find a luthier in your area and have them just replace the fingerboard with a fretless ebony one.
     
  11. oddentity

    oddentity

    Nov 20, 2000
    Philly
    You could contact Smith and see if they would do a defret for you.
     
  12. godoze

    godoze

    Oct 21, 2002
    I just threw down the gauntlet in "Luthier's Corner"

    We'll see who has the balls to do this operation...:) :D ;)
     
  13. godoze

    godoze

    Oct 21, 2002
    taking it to Smith would be convenient -a about 3 miles away. But i've bothered him enough plus he would probably charge me and arm and a leg...
     
  14. DigMe

    DigMe

    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    Er...Yeah, of course not! Hehe...

    *hides pliers behind back*

    brad cook
     
  15. godoze

    godoze

    Oct 21, 2002
    this should be interesting...