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  1. #1

    Join Date: Oct 2008
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    Upgrade to sell worth it? Deathbars

    So as most of you know, I have been trying to sell one of my customs but no one has snagged it yet and I wonder if its due to the EMG 707tws?

    Do y'all think its worth me upgrading to x2 Deathbars?

    I would bump my selling price up from 750 to 1k though.


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    Join Date: Oct 2008
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    Generally, upgrading to sell is a BAD idea with guitars. Aftermarket pickups do not add much value or perceived desirability unless they're exactly what the buyer is looking for and the price is reasonable.
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    Join Date: Feb 2009
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    i don't think an upgrade is necessary, it seems like a fine instrument to me. were i in the market for a seven string, i'd certainly entertain the offer. upgrading to deathbars might get you into playing the guitar and prolonging it's tenure in your stable, however.

    there's no telling why it hasn't sold yet though.. it's certainly sexy, recessed tom and all..
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    Join Date: Sep 2008
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    Nope. The reason people aren't buying is because they are a completely unknown quantity from a completely unknown luthier for a lot of money that could turn out to be chibanez quality. Not saying they are - but that is peoples fear.

    The EMG's aren't stopping people buying them. With the exception of the idiots on guitar sites who go 'I'd totally buy an Ibby eight string' or 'I'd totally buy a reissue S-series seven string' and then go 'aw, I'd have bought it if they'd finished it in in peuce rather than beige' or 'ah, i wanted cosmo hardware, not nickel hardware', guitarists aren't that fickle. Pickups are viewed as a replaceable item if it even enters their heads - and I suspect it doesn't. A lot of your viewers are more concerned with all the unknowns. The EMG's are probably the only known quantity on that thing.
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  5. #5

    Join Date: Oct 2008
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    Yeah I was wondering that. I have had a fair bit of interest but every one who hasn't bitten hasn't because of the pickups...

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    Join Date: Sep 2008
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    Would Deathbars help, though? As popular as they've gotten, I think EMGs are still a lot more known and popular, and I'd think they'd be a safer bet on something you're trying to sell. Maybe add a part to your ad that says that you'll change the pickups for the additional cost of said pickups. Then it's more flexible for anyone who might be that put off by the EMGs.

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    Join Date: Nov 2008
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    You'd just be losing more money.
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  8. #8

    Join Date: Jul 2011
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    I wouldn't bother switching out pickups. I mean it's such and easy task switching to another pickup. Also making the potential buyers choice of what pickup for them and increasing the price doesn't sound like a great idea to me.

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