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How Many Basses Have You Gone Through

Discussion in 'Bass Guitars' started by RIP, Nov 17, 2016.

  1. RIP

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    How many basses have you gone through to get to your current herd?

    I currently have 4 as my main players, but have gone through 20 to 25 basses (which is not a lot by some standards) in 30 years to get where I’m at today.

    Stories, pics are welcomed……..
     
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  2. Hardy

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    37 within 12 years...
     
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  3. RIP

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    And still counting I bet?

    I know I am..

    I think a while back I started to believe there is no "This is the One" bass
     
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    Hardy Good Vibe Sponsor

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    No. The BuzzTard killed any GAS. Reducing the total number atm. Once you have such a bass you HAVE to play it. Means a whole lot of them became dust collectors.
     
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  5. Hardy

    Hardy Good Vibe Sponsor

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    Wait... it´s not called GAS - it´s BASS!!!

    All in BASS.jpg
     
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  6. RIP

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    Yeah, my Thumb has certainly killed a lot of gas, and I've gone through and tried a lot of other basses in my journeys to mark them off my list......but there's still a few out there I haven't gotten around to yet.
     
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  7. golem

    golem Philosopher King

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  8. RIP

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    Wow!
     
  9. Hoggles

    Hoggles Supporting Member Good Vibe Sponsor

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    I've only been playing for 13 years. And I've never sold a bass. Only purchased (well, one was a prize). I have 6 now. They all have special meaning to me. Can't get rid of em. First bass ever....can't get rid of that. Second bass ever, that I played my first gig with...can't get rid of that. My Ibanez... I love it, why would I ever get rid of that. And the three Thumbs. Selling a Thumb is simply not something I'm able to comprehend. That would be one less Thumb...and that's just crazy talk.

    I'd eventually like to acquire an SS1, Dolphin, Infy, Nobby and a short horn '85 JD Thumb. Maybe a few other brands here an there.

    I think I just realized that I'm someone who doesn't sell much of anything I own. I tend to keep pretty much everything. I need a bigger house ;)
     
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  10. Henrythe8

    Henrythe8 Dolphin Hoarder

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    Oh, interesting question I have to sum up a bit for that.
    So, in nor order other than my memory :
    - Washburn Force ABT Fretless, black, my first bass.
    - Spector NS2a, that I still own.
    - SD Curlee Model 2
    - Real Fake Kubicki xTend (prototype for a Japan series that never came to life)
    - Dolphin Pro2 Blue
    - Fender Jazz Bass Marcus Miller
    - Gibson Les Paul STD bass
    - SD Curlee Curbeck 2
    - Warwick Reverso Artist
    - Warwick Dolphin Pro2 Black trans
    - Warwick Dolphin Pro1 98
    - Warwick Dolphin Pro1 89, blue burst
    - Warwick Dolphin Pro1 5BN 91,
    - Warwick Buzzard BO Burgundy Red modded to 8-strings
    - Squier VM 5 precision
    - Squier fretless assembly with Barts
    - Squier Jazz with Tele Neck Assembly
    - Squier Mike Dirnt Black
    - Epiphone EM 5 strings Fretless
    - Spector Spectorcore fretless
    - Höfner Ignition violin bass
    - Olympia by Tacoma Thunderchief copy acoustic
    - Regal Acoustic Dobro Bass
    - Epiphone EB-3 LongScale
    - DIY Kit Precision Bass
    - Ibanez BTB685SC Terra Firma 5er
    - Squier Jazz Bass Deluxe Active 5er
    - Ibanez SDGR 6 srings
    - Epiphone Toby4 Pro modded into a three p'up Piccolo
    - Stagg P-bass from hell with EMG pickup
    - Harley Benton resprayed defretted

    I might have forgotten a few in the process.
     
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    - Washburn XB 400 Bantam

    - Warwick Corvette FuckingNotAltus Jazzman 5. (Now fretless)

    - Warwick Streamer Stage II 5.

    - Lakland 44-02 DL

    - Harley Benton PB50 (vintage P-Bass)

    - Warwick Streamer Stage II 5 (another one)

    - Warwick cherry Streamer '87

    - Vantage P-Bass.

    ... and currently yearning for a Yamaha BB 2024. The torture never stops... ;)
     
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  13. RIP

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    Some very nice basses listed here guys........

    I've never tried a Streamer Stage II or a Spector NS. So those are on my current hit list.
     
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  14. da-vonk

    da-vonk Warwick Enthusiast forevah

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    I got my first bass from sum sorta second hand shop ... one day one of my friendz saw that they offered a bass ... we wanted to start a band and since I was da worst geetard player (of da 3) they thought it was a good idea if I traded my geetard for a bass ... so I did ... da bass was a self-made jazz bass look-a-like ... first thing I did was paint da thing to make it look kewl ... after that I got a Pearl bass from my girl friend as a birthday present and a few yearz later I bought a Squier Katana ... in 1992 I bought my beloved Infinette that I hardly played for yearz since shortly after that I became da lead singer of da band ... in da meantime I got a Fender jazz bass from a guy that couldn't pay da munney he owed me ...
    After I quit singing/playing with (da) bandz I first started seriously to learn da play da bass and ofcourse I used da beauty that had been (only) decorating my living room for maybe 15 yearz, da Infinette ...
    A few yearz ago I bought an LX and it was my main axe for a while but my love for da lookz, feel and sound of da Infinette was bigger ...
    So that'z six basses ... four of them I still have ... da Pearl bass I lent/gave to sum guy and da Fender Jazz I sold a few yearz ago ...
    Da Infinette is and probably alwayz will be my main bass ... da LX (BEAD-tuning) is hangin on da wall of my living room (with DR neonz!) ...
    da other 2 I still have but are standing useless and broken in da shed ...
    Besidez da basses that I own(ed) I actually never played on any other bass ...
     
  15. Nachobassman

    Nachobassman Bass, Tapas, and Rn´R!

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    Let´s see...

    - Trevor Jazz Bass (really cheap chinese JB copy, still at my mom´s house, the one that started it all back in 1992),
    -Washburn XB400 (sold),
    -Ibanez SR400 (sold),
    - Fender Mike Dirnt P-bass (from the very first batch made by Fender. Need a neck replacement),
    - Ibanez ATK305 (the real deal from Korea, 1996. I gave it to my brother),
    - Olympia (by Tacoma) OB3C acoustic (the asian-made little brother from the migthy Tacoma Thunderchief),
    - Warwick Infnity SN5 (best bass I´ve ever had),
    - Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass fretless (for those moments I dream i´m Jeff Ament ;) ),
    - Warwick Streamer LX 4 (my main bass right now).

    That´s it... looks like a few basses for my 24 years as a bassplayer, compared to some of you, ofc. :cool:
     
  16. Henrythe8

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    @Nachobassman, I see we have a few common toys.
    I'd love to get a real Mike Dirnt.
     
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    I cant remember all of the basses I sold, but here's my current collection

    Warwick Thumb 5 String (new and my new main player)
    Warwick Fortress I 5 String (still a main player)
    Spector Legend 5 String (new and a main player)
    Fender P (older bass but a main player)

    And an old Alvarez bass and a SR506 that I play but not during rehearsal or live

    One bass though I wish I had back was an old Japanese Ibanez RoadStar II with Dimarzio pup's.....man I loved that bass
     
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    The only thing you're missing is a Thumb. Come on now big H....ya gotta get one back.

    I'll trade ya my '04 for that cheap old Rockbass Infy in the glass case. Don't even think about it. We'll call it even, no worries. Deal ;)
     
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    Nachobassman Bass, Tapas, and Rn´R!

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    I love my 'Dirnt', was the first bass I had that sounded "real". That pup has so much output -for a passive pup- that sometims I think it may have a 9V battery hidden somewhere. ;)

    Too bad it has a faulty trussrod. I´ve read that´s something that happened to many 'Dirnt' basses from the first batch, like mine. My plan is to repair it and make it sing again.
     
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  20. StreamerII84

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    Could not possibly list all the basses, but id have to guess close to 100 in the last 10 years.

    I've mainly played a SSII since 2014, and it took me 10 years to favor only one bass, but even then i've had 20 or so come and go since. As of now I have a couple of SSII 5 strings. No matter how nice a bass is, i always want it to be a SSII, and only a SSII is a SSII.

    I have an on again off again relationship with the thumb 5/6 NT...nothing else sounds like that!
     
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