When Do You Trade/When Do You Sell?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Jim T., Jul 10, 2003.

  1. I have an SR 406 Ibanez six I'm selling. I was wondering how often folks here are willing to lose up to a couple of hundred bucks in order to trade for another instrument that better suits their needs rather than do the sometimes long wait to sell at "fair market" valute?

    I want to buy hardwoods to build a short scale six but I'm also feeling the temptaion to trade the 406 for a Fender Mustang or an Allen Woody short scale four and be done with it...

    Anybody wanna trade? How often do you folks take a loss willingly?
  2. Trevorus


    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    well, when you think something will suit you better, then you do it. But if you think a short scale 6 would be better, then get it. I personally think a short 6 would be really floppy. I'd say get the allen woody. Or the fender.
  3. There's a guy named Bill Hatcher in Atlanta, GA who has built a 30" six string and recorded a great sampler (reviewed in the latest issue of bass player) that sounds just great! Nice tight E string. (He uses EADGBE tuning). He's told me that he used to have a low B on it that didn't sound weird. I think if it's a neck through and built with a few "tricks" like angled headstock, through body stringing, maybe graphite bars in the neck, etc. A good sounding short scale six is possible.

    I'm trying to decide what to do regarding going for a short four for now and saving up more to build, later...

    The Fender Bronco would be a real cheap way to experiment without having to trade the 406 for less but I'm not hearing great things about the Bronco's sound/tone.
  4. furiously funky

    furiously funky Guest

    Dec 28, 2002
    what if you arent happy with the bass you have built? you can try out the woody and the fender at least and know what you're sinking your money into.