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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by ZenG, Jan 11, 2018.
Read that all the time here...
1. they are fickle
2. they need cash
3. they are lying (or being "optimistic")
4. they found some new shiny object
5. they don't like some aspect of the bass
6. see #1
I did it because I needed the money for something else. I have regretted it everyday since and I eventually bought another just like it.
maybe because they need the money...
to buy the best bass they ever played!!!!
(hear that all the time on NBD posts )
Sales. We're all in sales.
Did it a couple of times, now i know better.
Because they want you to own the best bass you ever played.
Check's in the mail.
Because they only need one sucker that believes it.
If the second best is still good but lets me pay some bills I can see letting #1 brighten someone else's day
When it's in the classifieds it's cause they are talking ish to make the sale.
For me it's simple! Cause I found the NEXT Best Bass I've Ever Played, and can't afford to buy them all or I'll be in divorce court!
So out with the old and in with the new!
I'm partially convinced that most TB members are looking for that magic bass that will allow them to recognizably play "YYZ" without any practice, effort, or sweat equity of any kind. One they figure out that the bass they have now won't do that, they'll say anything to move it to fund the one that they are sure WILL make "YYZ" happen. Then, they find out that bass won't help either. Lather, rinse, repeat.
theyve all been recently professionally set up and have fresh strings on them as well
"Best" doesn't mean "good". They could have only played crap basses before.
Then again, they could also be hacks who spend more time looking at their instruments than playing them, so they may have little to no experience.
For one reason only! MONEY!
IMHO #1 reason: The newness wore off.
I have several awesome amps. The first time I plug in I am often amazed at how good an amp sounds. But over a few days I get bored and start nitpicking little nuances about the sound that I don't like; so, I rotate in another amp: Wow sounds and feels amazing!
I don't really aim for a particular sound as I believe optimum voicing and feel varies by song. I apply the same philosophy to basses and speakers. Achieving the right sound/feel for a given tune may involve a specific bass, amp, speaker combination or may be achieved with a specific bass and DI.
This illustrates one possible problem with a strict 1 in 1 out buying/selling practice. Unless you are breaking even on all transactions or, better yet, earning a profit; you might be better in the long run to keep a variety of basses, amps, speakers so you can satisfy your need for change. Probably still a good idea to cull from the heard every now and then, but if you are in no hurry you can often get a better return on your investment. YMMV.
It's really hard to sell someone on the "worst bass I've ever played".
I'd also like to petition to remove the whole 'What am I thinking?!', 'I reserve the right to come to my senses', 'I may just keep it' side of the classifieds.
If you go through putting it up for sale, clearly you want it sold.
after you have paid the bills---then you are happy also....