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Is There A "soulmate" Bass Design Out There For Everyone?

Discussion in 'Bass Guitars' started by StreamerII84, Jan 13, 2019.

  1. StreamerII84

    StreamerII84 Warwick Endorser

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    Saw this on talkbass and thought it deserved a Warwick Forum version! (love that it is now that Warwick Forum again)

    For me, its the Streamer Stage II 5. Ive bought and sold and traded and come back year after year since i got my first one in 2014. This year is my "no gear year" and im back to "home" with an SSII.

    Really, most Warwicks have that feel for me, but the body shape, balance and tone of the SSII are it for me. The thumb and the dolphin are VERY close 2nds.
     
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    Hardy Good Vibe Sponsor

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    It’s my Buzzard CS. A thinner neck profile and some other minor changes helped that this bass and me are a union. At home I play a SS2 4-string.
     
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  3. StreamerII84

    StreamerII84 Warwick Endorser

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    [QUOTE="At home I play a SS2 4-string.[/QUOTE]

    The last man that tried to play a buzzard sitting down had a closed casket funeral lol.
     
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    Nope, I do not bond with instruments. At all.
    All of them have some pros and cons going on and in the end they are just pieces of wood with some electronics.
     
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    If I could find something that sounds like a J-Bass, has six strings, active preamp, and comes in under 10 lbs (4.5 kg) I'd be willing to believe in the concept of a bass soulmate. It also helps if I can actually afford it. :)

    If nothing else, at least I've come to a point where I know exactly what I want.
     
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    Soulmate? I don’t know. But I will never get rid of my Katana or my Ibanez SR1300. Created way too much great music on them.
     
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    My soulmate bass design is my Hoyer Cloud Atlas :) 2nd is the Fortress model
     
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    Soulmate ? Not sure about the romantic
    aspect there. But life partner ? You mean
    my EBMM MusicMan SUB that was built
    on my birthday ? OK. I spoze then "yes".

    But a soulmate "Bass DESIGN" as per the
    thread title ? Nothing special about a SUB
    in terms of design. It's this individual slab
    of poplar that just happened to become a
    completed bass on my birthday.
     
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    Come to think on it, I spoze I do identify a bit
    with my SUB. It's plain but uncompromising.

    No tribute is paid to style or glitz. That, in a
    a market-force-driven culture, is in my book,
    uncompromising. OTOH, altho built to sell
    at a very attractive price, while shunning any
    cosmetic concerns, it's functional aspects are
    uncompromisingly the same as the full price
    StingRays with their prettier faces.

    .
     
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    Similar to the SUB story, the bare bones that gets the job done for me is a passive P or J plus it helps it's the most appropriate sounding bass for the majority of my gigs. But then when I can also have a stack of Warwicks why wouldn't I? Heh...

    If I had a SUB still (the US made ones) I'd throw it in there as well as the core of all active bass sounds I like. Still on the lookout for another one locally with the correct number of strings, being four.
     
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    I guess I could clarify, I've never had a SPECIFIC bass soul mate, it's the design...like "I'm a jazz bass guy" or "I only play thumbs"

    Any streamer stage 2 5 string is generally my go to platform.

    In a more broad sense, you could say "this type of bass is my go to platform".
     
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    That's how I was approaching it. To get specific the P I built with nut width in between P and J and asymmetrical neck carve is the ducks nuts.
     
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    Best of luck on your finding one. Mine not only shares my
    birthday, but is a somewhat more rare version, the so-called
    Sterling version. No 3-way switch, and a StingRay [alnico]
    PU rather than a real Sterling PU. But it does have a 3-band
    EQ that regular SUBs didn't have, and for some silly reason
    it has an asymmetric Sterling PG, instead of a Ray PG. IOW
    it's pretty much a poplar bodied 3-band Ray with a "rugged"
    paint job :)

    .
     
  14. Henrythe8

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    I Only Play Bass. Otherwise my Hoarding Syndrom has no purpose. Except for Dolphins. And Broadnecks. ANd 'banez BTB. ANd A nice P bass. And...; well. you get my drift.
    But I mainly play broadneck fivers.
     
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    Dolphin or Dingwall Z, but I love the Corvettes with the bolt-on Ovangkol necks as well. Everything else is a compromise or a different spin on a "perfect" formula for me.
     
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    After years of playing I prefer Jazz Basses, the design, weight, single pickups are my thing. I don't know how I used to play my Infinity for 4-hour rehearsals 3 or 4 times a week when I was twenty years old. The weight and long scale make it difficult for me to use, but I have been unable to sell it due to sentimental reasons.
     
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    I have a pair of ovankol neck vettes that just do it for me. everything else comes and goes. my 2004 $$ will be buried with me, or at least that's what my friends say.
     
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    Streamer Stage 2, Streamer LX, and my Buzzard-in-disguise CS SSII zebrano-wenge PP bass :) I am playing the last one a lot lately. 50645552_2155097491178576_7624361399090675712_o.jpg
     
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    From "hobo" to a total badass in a handful of weeks. All due to the magic of music. :D
     
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    Forget the Streamer, look at that beard!
     
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