Posted by Bob 'Skippy' Blechinger on January 22, 2002 at 08:21:49:
In Reply to: Re: Great Deal or Junk-Gibson Nikki Six Blackbird posted by anonymouse on January 21, 2002 at 12:07:48:
: The cost difference between the T bird and the Nikki Sixx is $2000, which - for me - is roughly half a year of Wednesday night gigs at $75 a pop. Does the NIkki Six bass have some feature that I can't get for less cost elsewhere. If I went to the club owner and asked for $10/night more cuz I played the Nikki Sixx, do you think he would give it to me?
Well, I guess you'd just have to *ask*...
However, I take *no* responsibility for the answer you get. ;-)
: Same way with old Fender Jazz basses (which I dream about). They sound great, but are they really worth $6000. Sentiment aside, I am sure I can find something on the street that sounds just as good for less than a third of the cost.
Very true! The thing is, they're *not* the old Jazz Basses; what you have to ask yourself is whether you're more interested in the dream bass, or something that you'll actually want to *use* (if you pay $6k for an old Jazz, you're *not* going to take it to your Friday night gig at Joe's Bar & Grill).
: I also play upright. My current is a very good Engelhardt which I can easily sell for what I paid for it ($1000). I plan to drop $8000 in the next year for a quality carved top, with a minimum resale value of $6500.
: IMHO, buy the best instrument you can afford, but realize the selling price is 1) only what it sounds like or 2) what you can get the next guy to shell out for it.
: Sorry if I appear cynical.
I'd say you're sounding realistic; maybe a bit cynical in there, but ultimately realistic.
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