|LittleBassChops ||01-15-2014 09:29 AM |
BEST (non-custom shop) BASS YOU OWN..GO!!!
Tell me about the best production bass youve owned (currently or in the past). Specs welcome..
|cv115505 ||01-15-2014 09:42 AM |
I'm pretty sure all of my basses fall into this category... I guess you could say my G&L is custom, but I still consider it a production bass. I have a Fender American Std P, but I customized it myself (that's why so many of the mods are "wrong")... The only bass I have that is bone-stock and undoubtedly a production bass is my Reverend Decision... love it
|fretno ||01-15-2014 09:44 AM |
I personally think of some "production" instrument builders as a "custom shop" , Ric , G&L , Musicman etc etc they just turn out more instruments per year .
|stonewall ||01-15-2014 09:52 AM |
For me it was my 2000 Fender USA Jazz Black w/tortois shell pickguard maple neck i swapped a guy for a Stingray about 3 or 4 months ago i have regretted it ever since im having a horrible time trying to replace it.So thank god for my CS 64 relic.
|Testing123 ||01-15-2014 10:04 AM |
For me, it's a 1999 Fender MIM Jazz 4 string, because it's the only non-custom shop bass I own right now. :-)
|mark beem ||01-15-2014 10:05 AM |
My Lull M5V. I don't consider them custom shop basses. I think of them as "customizable" production basses.
Bird's eye maple fb
Bartolini pups & pre
However, if you're going to be a stickler then it's a tie between my Lakland Skyline 55-64 & Peavey Millennium 5
|Selta ||01-15-2014 10:20 AM |
My EBMMs are awesome for me, the bands I perform with, and my budget. I get exactly what I want, built very well, with quick turn around if it's not in stock somewhere.
|SoLongJake ||01-15-2014 10:24 AM |
I don't think you can go wrong with crafted/made in japan fenders.
|lpdeluxe ||01-15-2014 10:25 AM |
I have five basses, and, when I am playing it, each one is the best: Fender Classic '51 P, Fender Classic '50 P, Fender AVRI '57 P, Godin A5 Fretless and a MusicMan StingRay 5.
|BurningSkies ||01-15-2014 10:27 AM |
My 1973 Precision. I don't have it any more but I always thought it played, looked and sounded great.
I had a pro player or two check it out when I sold it and they all agreed that it was as good as I thought. I just wasn't playing it any more, and I didn't want be featured on the next episode of A&E's Bass Hoarders.
|sunbrother ||01-15-2014 10:31 AM |
G&L SB-2, swamp ash body, black pg, 3 bolt micro-tilt neck, 7.25 radius maple board in translucent forest green. So comfortable. I put power slinky's on it and it's a beast.
Not sure if you'd consider it custom though :l
|spade2you ||01-15-2014 10:47 AM |
Several Peavey Cirri, a Peavey Millennium, and an old Kramer Forum I. Killer basses that keep up with my high end stuff.
|timmus ||01-15-2014 11:10 AM |
Boy, that's a hard question...I have three that are equally awesome in every respect (form,fit & function), my 1982 Vintage Reissue P (1962), my Carvin all Koa LB75 and my G&L L2500. All so totally different but all so awesome to play. It's kinda like asking which one of my kids I love the best.
That being said, I do own other basses that I like to play but they don't rise to the level of the three I mentioned.
|Treadstone71 ||01-15-2014 11:17 AM |
You're all going to laugh, but:
My little medium-scale Yamaha MB-2 has come through in a pinch more times than my US Fender P or Hofner basses.
It's comfortable to play and there's nothing finicky about it at all...it's just always ready to go.
Is it the most monetarily valuable bass I own, no, but it's definitely the one I turn to in an emergency.
|awilkie84 ||01-15-2014 11:18 AM |
Even though I'm currently replacing the truss rod, my best non-custom shop bass is my Spector ReBop 5DLX
|bassgod0dmw ||01-15-2014 11:24 AM |
I've got a few that I could easily call my best.
Lakland US JO (44-60).
EBMM Stingray 5
EBMM Stingray 4
And if you're counting them, my Sadowsky NYC's. A JJ5 and a PJ5. I guess they're basically built to order, but I don't know if they count as custom or not.
|thisSNsucks ||01-15-2014 11:37 AM |
Although its not my favorite bass I own, my Fender Roscoe Beck Signature is definitely the best overall.
|adivin ||01-15-2014 11:42 AM |
If you take Sadowsky and Lull out of the picture, I would say my G&L LB100
|ASATMAN ||01-15-2014 11:49 AM |
Never owned a bass that wasn't customized one way or the other.
|Jepus ||01-15-2014 12:38 PM |
My MIJ Geddy Lee Jazz. The action goes crazy low and with some upgrades (Nordy pups and an East preamp) it just slays my other basses.
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