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Old 01-05-2014, 06:11 AM
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Bass that you found easiest to play (ever)?

I was just wondering what basses you found easiest to play, from the contour of the neck to the way the body sat on your hip...etc.

For me it was the Sandberg California JM4:



Probably my least favorite would be the Ric 4003... hated everything about it!

Easiest 5 banger would have to be the Lakland Skyline DJ5:


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Old 01-05-2014, 06:16 AM
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it`s not my lightest bass, it`s not set up as low as some of the other basses I own/owned (still really low compared to most other instruments) but for whatever reason it just feels REALLY right.

It`s been my main bass for a few years now and will probably stay this way.
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Old 01-05-2014, 06:18 AM
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Pedulla Rapture.



Small body size, light weight, small shallow carve neck profile.

The 5 strings are amazingly playable too.
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Old 01-05-2014, 06:22 AM
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For me, it's my 1981 L1K. It has the best neck I have ever played. Pictures don't do this bass justice. It has a nice aged amber finish that the flash washed out.

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Old 01-05-2014, 06:23 AM
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The three basses I remember being the most "like butter" as they say, were a Fodera Victor Wooten bolt-on, a Dingwall Super PJ and a Lakland Joe Osborn, all 4-strings.
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Old 01-05-2014, 06:28 AM
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Spector Euro 4LX. Small body, thing neck.
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Old 01-05-2014, 06:37 AM
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I've had several that were 'easy' players. (MIJ Jazz, Stambaugh, Fodera Monarch, Sterling). But they are all gone, and the SB-2 stays.
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Old 01-05-2014, 06:47 AM
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Bongo 5 for the five string
Fender Jazz for the 4

Still looking for a comfortable 6
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Old 01-05-2014, 06:53 AM
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4 string...my 2009 American Standard Jazz bass. First time I played that bass I knew I finally found "thee one." A very close second (if not equal) is my MIJ Classic 70's P bass.

For 5 string I'm pretty happy with my SR505.
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Old 01-05-2014, 06:56 AM
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My first Spector

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Old 01-05-2014, 06:58 AM
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Old 01-05-2014, 07:07 AM
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My Warwick Thumb 6 (sweet lil' thang in the middle) is the easiest to play but at a phat n' sassy 12 lbs. the hardest to hold.
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Old 01-05-2014, 07:11 AM
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Any Fbass BN series I have tried has played like butter...so Fbass!
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Old 01-05-2014, 07:31 AM
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My FBB Bassworks Kaba medium scale five string. It fits me like a glove.

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Second place goes to a MM Classic that I played in GC when I still shopped there. It was right after they introduced the Classic line and another noodler was playing it and handed it to me and said "Here man. Try THIS." It left an indelible imprint on my brains.

I know, brains is supposed to be singular, but it's so much funnier as brains.
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Old 01-05-2014, 07:36 AM
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Old 01-05-2014, 08:04 AM
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My FBB Bassworks Kaba medium scale five string. It fits me like a glove.

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Second place goes to a MM Classic that I played in GC when I still shopped there. It was right after they introduced the Classic line and another noodler was playing it and handed it to me and said "Here man. Try THIS." It left an indelible imprint on my brains.

I know, brains is supposed to be singular, but it's so much funnier as brains.
I really liked the MM Stingray 4 but I found the neck very slow so I sold it (beautiful trans red body and head), maybe I should try another one
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Old 01-05-2014, 08:15 AM
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As I wrote back in this thread:

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- a 1984 Spector NS-2, exact same pre-Kramer model that Sting used. Same color too. Pulled it off the wall at the music store where I worked, and it instantly turned me into a better bass player than I was. Like magic. I could execute stuff effortlessly and flawlessly that usually gave me trouble, my technique seemed to suddenly and inexplicably get both cleaner and more fascile, and every note I played sounded huge and phat and clear as a bell. Coworkers who had heard me play bass numerous times in the past actually stopped and gawked. That bass must've been sprinkled with magic fairy dust, because it transformed me.

...and of course, like an idiot I didn't buy it.
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Old 01-05-2014, 08:21 AM
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Fender pawnshop mustang.
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Old 01-05-2014, 08:24 AM
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This is kind of hard to explain, and I don't have a photo from an "above" angle for illustration purposes - but the neck is angled back towards the player - more than a few degrees - in quite a different fashion than any other bass I know of. If you look at the instrument from above, the neck angle emphasizes that the body is actually shaped like a wedge. This adds an element of playing comfort that you miss when you pick up any other bass.

It's somehow more comfortable with the neck angled back.

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