#1
Ok so one of my friends wants to sell her bass in order to get a better one. But she isnt sure what price range to look at for basses. She'll only have the money from the bass she sells, so heres the main question.
How much would she get for a bass if she was to sell it?
We arenn't sure what make it is, and there is a small chip on the back. Would that affect the price at all?
If you could help AT ALL, that would be fantastic, seeing as i actually dont have a clue about basses, and she really needs help with this!
Thanks in advance!
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ummm...

depends on the bass...
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Ok so one of my friends wants to sell her bass in order to get a better one. But she isnt sure what price range to look at for basses. She'll only have the money from the bass she sells, so heres the main question.
How much would she get for a bass if she was to sell it?
We arenn't sure what make it is, and there is a small chip on the back. Would that affect the price at all?
If you could help AT ALL, that would be fantastic, seeing as i actually dont have a clue about basses, and she really needs help with this!
Thanks in advance!

I know I am all fantastic, all powerful magician, but sadly i can read mind only of those whom i see. So please do tell which brand, model bass is and also do not forget to mention its condition. the more info you give - the better.
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if your not sure where to look tell us what writting and symbols are on the headstock, that should tell us most of what we need to know
#5
Erm, we arent entirely sure of the brand. It actually doesn't say anything, and she lost the box for it ages ago, so we really don't know. We're thinking it could be a Stagg though. And i actually dont have a clue about basses, so i couldnt tell you the model. It looks like a Fender Telecaster though. If that helps.
Its in pretty good condition, just a small chip, the chip is about the size of a small bead. I couldn't compare the sound, because hers is the only bass ive ever played, but it sounds good.
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If you dont know what make it is, either you havent looked at it at all or it is like an 'unbranded' in which it will be worth very little unfortunately
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If you dont know what make it is, either you havent looked at it at all or it is like an 'unbranded' in which it will be worth very little unfortunately

this.
"very little" is 50~150$.
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ah right, thanks for your help guys! Seriously, we now know a lot more than we did before aha. It may well be an unbranded one, it doesnt actually have any make on it at all, we've had a proper look over ti and everything.
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I wouldn't even try to sell it, it is probably getting no more than 75.

it sounds cool.
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#10
If she doesn't know much about it she's not going to be able to describe it well enough in an ad to get much interest - so its unlikely she'll get enough money from the sale to replace it with an equivalent bass, let alone a better one.

imho she'd be much better off hanging onto her current bass and saving up, then selling it to add a bit to her new bass fund, rather than relying on getting all the money form selling it.
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imho she'd be much better off hanging onto her current bass and saving up, then selling it to add a bit to her new bass fund, rather than relying on getting all the money form selling it.

+1
If its in really really good condition, resale value can be anywhere from about 50% - 70% of the original price at a shop, its usually towards the lower end of that spectrum. You can usually do better by selling online, but yea, if its unbranded you'll be lucky to make maybe $75 or so off it.

Keep it and maybe mod it to make it more playable? Or save up a bunch more for a new bass
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She'll only have the money from the bass she sells


Well this isn't going to work at all then. If the only money she's going to have to buy a better bass is supposed to come from some crappy no-name bass that someone is going to buy from her used, then this clearly hasnt been thought through at all
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Only one kinda person will trust buying an unbranded, second hand bass off the internet ; People who like projects and modding.

Take a good amount of pictures, go to http://basschat.co.uk/ , try and get £40 for it. To give you an example of prices, the best price I got for a fully routed, Poplar body was £15! So, good luck with this sale