would you trade a brand new modulus q5 and a geddy lee jazz bass for a sadowsky uv70?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by 513rocks.com, Nov 19, 2005.

  1. i just got offered this. i love my sadowsky but really would like a 5 string. ive been wanting a q5 for a long time. it is brand new with emg pups and has a red quilt maple top with modulus case. he also has a fender geddy lee bass that is like new with a gigbag. he wants to trade straight up for my uv70. what should i do???????????
  2. the_home


    Jul 14, 2005
    Pensacola, FL
    What's the list on the Sadowsky? Is the Modulus really brand new (a Q5 lists over $4k)? Do you have any particular attachment to the Sadowsky? Is the Fender USA or Mexican?

    It sounds like a pretty good trade to me, but I'm a Modulus guy to begin with. ;)
  3. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY

    NO. Just save and get the other bass to compliment the one u have

  4. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    I would. I personally dont think sadowskys are the 'end all' of basses. They are nice but they are no holy grail; happiness can be found elsewhere. If you want a 5 get it, and the fact that he is throwing in a geddy will keep you happy with a 4 string jazz, and its a great bass too. i really like the modulus bass concept. The necks are nice and the bodies are usually nice looking too. The tone can be nice for my style of music, maybe a little harsh if you're into something calmer.
  5. avenger86


    Dec 23, 2004
    By reading the title I first thought you were trading for the Sadowsky.....Dude...I don't see any reason why not to do that trade...it looks like a perfect deal for you in my eyes. I mean, yeah, it is a Sadowsky, but you are trading for two wonderful instruments, the five string you wanted AND a nice jazz bass to replace your current one....
    My vote: Do it
  6. earlc


    May 23, 2004
    Northern Virginia
    Make the trade and spend a little scratch to get the Geddy Lee set up - do it quick before they change their mind.
  7. Johnny Fila

    Johnny Fila Formerly "The Crusader" Supporting Member

    Nov 21, 2004
    Macungie, PA
    sounds pretty fair.
  8. 5stringDNA


    Oct 10, 2002
    Englewood, CO
    Sounds like a fair deal to me- I'd do it. As said, you'll still have a nice jazz and you get a high end 5'er.
  9. Well it seems to me that this is the deal for you.
  10. Ed Goode

    Ed Goode Jersey to Georgia

    Nov 4, 2004
    Acworth, GA
    Man, I'd make that trade in a split second ...... :cool:
  11. SteveC

    SteveC Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2004
    NE ND
    Trade. It's a no brainer to me. I loved my Q5 and I'd love a Geddy Lee.
  12. 5bassman


    May 4, 2005
    In one word

  13. Considering I've been having a reacurring dream about myself in a pro band playing a blue Q5 almost every other night, I'd say go for it. Sadowsky's are great basses apparently, but IMO, Modulus dominates, no competetion.

  14. the biggest problem is i love my sadowsky and i know i will regret it. i played the q5 today and it was awesome. it was the perfect 5 string spacing ive ever played. i owned 4 different flea basses in the past so im very used to the feel of the carbon fiber neck. and my favorite finish on a non-jazz bass is red quilt maple.
    the geddy has a black pickguard and a pickup cover and looks cool. it would take some time to get used to the clear coat on the neck but it was nice. nowhere near as nice as my uv70.

    as dumb as it may sound.......... im leaning towards keeping my uv70. q5s pop up on ebay all the time. i could always save up some money. the band im currently in doesnt really call for a 5 string anyway.....

    i guess ill drink a couple more beers and think about it.....
  15. Johnny Fila

    Johnny Fila Formerly "The Crusader" Supporting Member

    Nov 21, 2004
    Macungie, PA
    I'll drink with ya! :p
  16. I think you just answered your question there. I think there's a difference between having a great bass you like and a bass you really love. It just kinda does something for you, you know? I've thought about selling or trading my jazz bass before, but every time I pick it up I realize that I just love the thing. The Quantum and Geddy sound like they're great basses and even if the money was worth it, there's always that "something more" you have to consider. I totally agree you should keep your UV70 and just save up for a 5er, if it's really something you want to get.
  17. Fretless5verfan


    Jan 17, 2002
    Please, for all our sakes, if you think you'll regret it, DO NOT, i repeat, DO NOT trade it. You might never find another one that has quite the same mojo.
  18. i wouldnt do it. although i dont have one, i'm a big sadowsky fan. I've been really looking into getting one. I think the look nicer then the q5 and the geddy as well. i really think i'm the only person that hates the geddy bass.. i would take a nice p bass of it anyday

    but honestly i would keep the sadowsky, especially since you love it so much are attacted to it.

    but hey who am i to tell you what to do.
  19. Arthur U. Poon

    Arthur U. Poon

    Jan 30, 2004
    SLC, Utah -USA-
    Endorsing Artist: Mike Lull Custom Basses
    Same here. IMO the Modulus Q-5 has one of the best sounding B-strings available. The Geddy Lee would be icing on the cake.
  20. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    I would make the trade. You are getting a great bass for a great bass and you are getting a very nice bass that can serve the same function as your one great bass. I can understand really loving your bass, but I have traded many basses over the years, and I think I'm at the point where I love what I have while I have it, but I'll make myself at home with whatever comes next.