What's this bass worth?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by snapple, Dec 19, 2003.

  1. snapple


    Nov 25, 2003
    Victoria-Vancouver Canada
    Endorsing Artist: PCL Vintage Amps
    I'm saving up to buy a Stingray 5 and need to sell my current bass to help with the purchasing. It's nothing special, just a stock Ibanez SR305DX. It sounds fine and plays great, but is pretty dinged up on the back and around the edges. There is a puny crack in the headstock but I'm going to fix that prior to selling. Unfortunately I don't have a pic but im hoping someone out there can give me a ballpark figure as to how much i should ask for it. My parents paid $600-700 canadian for it new about four years ago. Any help you can give me is greatly appreciated.
  2. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Probably $300 Estimate?
  3. brianrost

    brianrost Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2000
    Boston, Taxachusetts
    Brand new ones are $350 US. So figure $200-225 US.

    You'll have to recalculate that in Canadian dollars.
  4. I'm not a good source for pricing, but I've got a gut feeling you'd be better off not fixing that cracked headstock from a money perspective. Something tells me you'll spend more on the repair than you'll net when you sell it. You may just want to include info about the crack in your add.

    If you do a google.com search on your bass, there's a good chance you'll turn up a similar to get an idea on pricing/worth.

    just my .02