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11-19-2012, 08:05 AM
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Conform or Be Cast Out....
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Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Central Ohio
ok, lets see:
1984 - I was 14 - inherited (from a friend) a no name SG shaped bass that was AWFUL!!!! and an old Kustom 2x15 that was also very bad. I did inherit my 68 Fender Bassman 50 Watt head in the same deal, so in hindsight that was not too bad!!
1984 - bought my (current) baby - 72 Fender P-bass, and also bought a Peavy TNT 50 1x15 combo. I thought I was in heaven. Got rid of the SG bass and the Kustom cab. Kept the Bassman though
1986 - bought my Charvel 3b
1990 - the TNT gave out, bought my Hartke 4x10 and the head that came with it. Don't remember the model number but it was the top of the line Hartke set up at the time. Used this set up all through the 90's
2005 - switched from the Hartke to most of the rig I have now (thanks to the guitarist in my current band). By this time, I as pretty well out of the gear loop/scene, so I didn't know much about new stuff. That rig was a Yamaha P3500S power amp, Sans Amp RBI, BBE Sonic Maximizer 662 coming out of an Avatar b410 and a homemade 2x15 with Eminence speakers.
About this time I also inherited my 80 Jazz bass from another friend.
2011 - the Yamaha power amp gave out, replaced it with the current QSC that I have now. Also took the BBE out of the chain..it was unnecessary
hope to add another B410 and a 70's era Ric to the set up in the future
The Official Fender P Bass Club #760
Fender Jazz Bass Club #1035
Charvel/Jackson Club since '86
Ohio Bassists Club # 213;
Bassists Who Skate Club #2
Iv'e Got sXe!!
Fools Crown C-bus Xover
11-19-2012, 03:37 PM
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Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Friday Harbor, WA
Basses in order, I'll try to give some dates:
2006 - "Blaze" Jazz knock-off
2006 - No name P-bass (given to me for free, used for parts for the Blaze)
2007 - AVRI 62 Precision Bass
2008 - Gibson Zebrawood Thunderbird
2012 - AVRI 62 Jazz Bass
2003ish - Fender Frontman 15 (Actually an amp from my failed guitar playing at 10)
2007 - Ampeg B2r
2009 - Fender Bassman 300pro
2010 - Sunn 2000s
2011 - Sunn 200s
Ampeg B2r (head died, ripped it out and use the 115)
DIY Sunn 2000s clone (JBL K140s)
1971 Sunn 2000s cab (JBL K140s)
Jazz Bass Club #1000 | Gibson Club #103 | Fender MIA Club #228 | Official Sunn Club #42
Originally Posted by Wallace320
I'm neither wiseman, nor wizard, it's just that nearly everybody out there feels like that.
12-02-2012, 06:52 AM
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Does this bass make my butt look big?
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Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: East Tennessee
Ric 4001, Pedulla, and a Pre Gibson Tobias 5 that killed GAS for me for almost 10 years.
A pile of second tier basses nary worthy of mention. The aforementioned were all firewood. Each and every one was horrid in it's own special way. I won't list because I will surely list a number of people's favorites.
Trace Elliot stack. Really sorry that I got rid of it but I do not miss schlepping those cabs.
The Bad & The Ugly
If it distorts, weighs a minium of 150 pounds, and sounds muddy and farty, I have played it. If it sounds thin, tinny, has a juicer, sounds plinky, or just fails to make you shake your butt, I have played that too.
4 Bass main rotation. Lakland DJ5 Skyline, Fender FSR Antigua P, Fender Puple sparkle Franken Jazz, and I just received a Fender AVRI 62 P that seems to be pure magic. I have others that just stay home.
Hartke Kilo or Genz Benz Streamliner 900 depending on my mood. BNA Audio 215 Dually.
Interestingly, I despised Fender basses and refused to own or play one for over 25 years. Now I have a pile of them. What's up with that?
Dingwall, Fender, Grove, Ric, Reiner Amplification (6SL7 Goodness), Genz, & (BNA Audio) Greenboy Dually & F115.
12-02-2012, 07:07 AM
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Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Queens, NY
I don't have a lot because it's only recently that I've had decent money, so I haven't been able to buy gear that often. For that matter, I'm pretty happy with everything I have and can't think of much else I'd want.
Past/Sold: Ibanez SB-900, Peavey Cirrus BXP 4, Marshall MB-12 practice amp, Ibanez EXB-404.
Current: Peavey SessionBass head, US Peavey Cirrus 4, GK Backline 110, ADA MB-1 tube effects unit.
I'm also in the market for a fretless and now have my eye on the new Squier jazz, which- if I get it- will also be my first DIY custom paint job...stay tuned!
Peavey Cirrus-4 /Squier VM Jazz fretless/Ernie Ball Music Man Sterling
Can Play Bass And Chew Gum At The Same Time!
12-02-2012, 12:12 PM
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Dates are based on memory, lot's touring consumption back then
1980 - '60 Fender pre, first bass. Answered an ad in the local paper for a fender guitar, was a bass, switched to bass
1984'ish - Cort steinberger copy.
1987 - Warwick Streamer
1989 - Fender Jazz fretless
1990 - Kramer hair metal bass
1995 - Spector
2000 - 1989 Warwick Thumb
2002'ish - Warwick Vampyre (when ever they first came out)
2003 - Gibson Nikki Sixx T-Bird
2004 - Yamaha Attitude MK1
2011 - Sandberg JM4
2012 - Clover 6-string fretless
1980 - Garnet 50-60W
1983 - H/H 250W, 2x15 cab
1986 - GK 400RB, 410 cab
1989 - Ampeg SVT blackline
1990 - Ampeg SVT MTI
1990 - 3 x Ampeg 810 1970's cabs
1994 - Trace Elliot AH350
1994 - Hartke 410
1995 - Hartke 410
1999 - Trace Elliot 210
2000 - Ampeg SVT 810E
2004 - Ampeg SVP
2005 - Ampeg SVT 810E
2006 . Ampeg SVT MTI
2009 - Accugroove TRI210
2011 - Markbass LMIII
2012 - Marbass Standard 104F
SVT MTI Rig, Marbass LMIII, Accugroove, Warwick Thumb & Vampyre SN, Gibson Blackbird, Spector NS-2A, Yamaha Attitude MK1, Sandberg Calif. JJ
12-02-2012, 02:39 PM
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Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: A small, small town
I did this list the other day.
I started with a Norma from the 60s. I now have 2 G&Ls (SB-1 and SB-2) and a Weston's Spectrum. For a rig I have an Aguilar TH500 and SWR and Ampeg cabs.
In between I have had 55 other basses including Fender, Pedulla, Spector, Sadowsky, Modulus, Music Man, Warwick, G&L, Gibson, Epiphone and Danelectro basses and amps ranging from Peavey to SVT to Bergantino/Stewart/Kern to Eden and others.
Wish I had all that money back and only a couple of the pieces of gear.
12-02-2012, 03:13 PM
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1973 - Sears telecaster copy & vox ac-30
1973- Fender Precision Bass- uinivox 60 watt combo
1973 - Fender Precision Bass Fender vibrolux reverb & Fender 50 cab- 2/12" and a Univox 100 head - that never worked and eventually just fried itself to death
1974 Fender Precision bass, Hofner Beatle bass- Fender 100 head
1975 Rickenbacker 4003/4004 (I just don't know)
1976 Ampeg V4B- Marshall cabinet 8 10" and an Ampeg cabinet 4/12"
1977 Cerwin Vega Cabinet with 1 15" JBL
1980-1984 acquired an Ibanez Artist and a Kramer acoustic/electric- a Sigma 6 string acoustic
1994 Martin acoustic Bass- Seagull 12 string acoustic -
2001 D'Armond elecric x100 guitar
2001- Gallien Kruegar 250 backline head (Paired with the Cerwin Vega Cabinet - my current rig)
2003 Specter ns2
2011 Fender Jazz Bass MIM
2011 Fender 12 string electric- washburn 12 string acoustic
12-02-2012, 03:17 PM
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Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Wow, let's see if I can do this:
-Around 2000, I started with a right-handed Johnson P-bass copy I bought for $100 off eBay. I swapped the strings and played left handed, with some truly incredible neck dive. No bass amp the first couple of years: I practiced on an old guitar amp at home and plugged straight into a church PA for my first gigs.
-Got my first good bass in 2002, a walnut Carvin LB70, when my parents agreed to pay half as a high school graduation present.
-Almost immediately afterward I got my "second" Carvin LB70 -- the truss rod snapped on my first one within weeks or months of owning it, so Carvin was nice enough to build me a new one. It was lucky that happened, because the second is even better than the first.
-Bought my first bass amp in college, a Carvin R600 plus a Carvin RL 210T cab. I believe I bought the R600 on eBay and the cab brand new, but I could be wrong.
-Added a Carvin AC40F fretless semi-acoustic when I first started gigging in college. Always got some interesting comments when I pulled it out at hard rock/metal gigs.
-My rig evolved in college from the R600 head to a higher-wattage R900 head, and then ultimately to the Carvin DCM 1500 power amp and BBE BMax-T preamp setup that still serves as my gigging rig today. I also added two Carvin 15" cabs (RL15) at some point.
-Sold the AC40F and bought a Carvin B4 when I decided that I needed a backup fretted 4 for gigging more than I needed a fretless semi-acoustic. I also bought a Boss ME-50B effects unit around this time, which is still my sole gigging pedal.
-I officially deemed my original Johnson bass dead at the end of college, as I lent it to a friend of a bandmate who was learning bass and never saw it again...
---Intermission: No gear of note purchased in a four or five year period that included law school and various moves---
-In 2010, I got back into the fretless world with a Carvin B50F kit, which my Dad and I put together during various visits home over a few months. This is also my only 5-string.
-In 2011, I added a Gold Tone PBB resonator-style ABG for an acoustic project. I also picked up a lightweight Carvin BX500 head as backup and for practice/small gig use.
-Around that same time I sold the two Carvin 15" cabs to a buddy and bought a MarkBass 104HR (4x10) cab, which now gigs with my old Carvin 2x10 cab.
-After a few aborted attempts at entering the housing market, I repurposed some of my down-payment savings by ordering a custom 32" scale Zon VB
-4 (which is still being built).
-Only a few weeks ago I caved into Gibson pressure from my new bandmates (who own only V's, Explorers, and SGs) and bought a worn cherry Flying V bass. A new nut and new strap position later, it's ready for some Hendrix-style lefty/righty goodness.
- Progressive sludge metal from South Florida
Carvin / MarkBass / BBE / Fuzzrocious / Iron Ether
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12-02-2012, 05:45 PM
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Gettin' medieval on yo' bass...
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Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Like old Hampshire, but New
Ok, see how much I can remember -
About 1987, in high school, picked up my first bass and a little combo amp and played around with them in my dorm room. No idea what brand either was. All I recall about the bass was that it was black and had four strings.
Played less and less (never took lessons or joined a band), did not replace the bass when it was stolen in New York City about 1992 or 93.
Fast forward to 2009. Picked up a silver Ibanez SR100 used, in a package deal off CL with a Cort strat and a guitar practice amp for about $225. Got a little bass combo for another $50.
Winter of 2009/10, got a Washburn Taurus T-25 for Christmas which became my main bass; sold the Ibanez; bought an Ampeg BA-115hpt from a TBer, also a cheap digitech multi-effects pedal (BP60). Sold the Ibanez and practice amp.
A couple of ill-advised ebay purchases and resales as I discovered TB and GAS set in. Also bought an MIM Fender P with a MXR M-80 pedal from a guy on CL.
Christmas of 2010, got a Yamaha BB415. Over 2010-11, sold the Digitech pedal and started adding other pedals bit by bit: a Boss TU-2, Boss CEB-3, OC-3, LMB-1, and an MXR M-82. I think it was this year that I picked up an SX jazz for a while, but later donated it to a middle school jazz band fundraiser.
Christmas of 2011 (I owe a lot to Christmases), got some money that went to a Squier VM Jag (I was missing having a four-string).
Summer of 2012, a bunch of changes; bought a unique 5-string from John Toon, a luthier in kansas city (who is on TB). Put the Washburn and the Squier up for sale to cover the cost; the Washburn sold, the Squier went in trade for a Michael Kelly fretless ABG.
Last October or so, once again missing having a 4-string, picked up a used SX with a bridge humbucker from CL.
So the total list:
Nameless high school starter bass
Washburn Taurus T-25
(a couple of come-and-go ebay basses)
MIM Fender precision
SX Jazz (LPB, old headstock)
Squier VM Jaguar
*John Toon 5-string
*Michael Kelly fretless "Dragonfly" acoustic bass
*SX Jazz w/humbucker
* = still owned.
no-name high school practice amp
Ibanez soundwave 20 practice amp
Not really feeling a lot of GAS for basses anymore - I like the stable I have. Eventually I'd like to replace the SX with a Carvin SB4000, and a Ric is on my wish list but I'm not expecting to afford either of those for a long time to come unless I win Jeopardy. A more lightweight amp than the Ampeg is a more urgent desire right now, though.
Originally Posted by pacojas
because of your post, i have just quit my band!
the truth is liberating!
infact,... i think i'm about to leave my wife!!!
and move to Canada!!!! and buy a boat!!!!!
12-02-2012, 06:15 PM
Endorsing Artist: Fender Basses, Ampeg, Curt Mangan Strings
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Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: South Shore, Massachusetts
1979 Washburn B20
1972 Precision (currently own)
1978 Jazz (sienna sunburst)
1978 Jazz (natural)
Musicman Stingray 5 string
Schecter Diamond Series 4 string
Spector Euro Rebop (currently own)
SPector 4LX (currently own)
Alembic Epic 5 String (currently own)
Alembic Epic 4 String (currently own)
1977 Precision (currently own)
2011 MIA Jazz Deluxe (currently own)
2008 MIA Precision (currently own)
Amps and Cabs:
Peavey Combo 300
Ampeg SVT 410
1972 Ampeg SVT Head and 810 Cab
1976 Ampeg SVT Head
Hartke HA 3500
Ampeg 410HLF Cab
Ampeg 210HE Cab
Ampeg SVT 4 Pro
Ampeg SVT CL
Fender Bassman 150 Combo
Ampeg SVT6PRO (currently own)
Ampeg SVT 410HE (currently own 2)
1970 Ampeg SVT Head (currently own)
1970 Ampeg SVT 810 (currently own)
"If you don't want the truth don't ask. Make up your own like everyone else does". (Michael Pare as Eddie Wilson/Joe West in Eddie and The Cruisers II).
12-02-2012, 06:27 PM
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Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: under your bed
Will miss some. Not going to count things I kept only briefly. Can't remember years, just a general timeline...
198? 4?5? Grand Prix Precision copy.All I could afford. It functioned. Gorilla bass combo. Same story. Replaced with Peavey 1X15 combo, weighed 93 tons. Loved the midrange, the additional frequency and shape controls on the mids were cool. I think the character of this amp has influenced every amp purchase I've made since.
87 ? 4001. Decided to make the Grand Prix fretless, didn't work out so well. Eventually tossed the neck, still have the body and some of the hardware.
Few years later.. Mouradian CS-74. Eventually sold the Ric, as the CS could get a similar tone, besides being superior in every way other than inlays. Still have the CS. Probably will till I die.
99 ? Eden 400 head, Hartke XL 4X10-1X15. Complex EQ but sounded great flat so I left it set there. US made Ovation fretless hollowbody, beautiful but insane feedback. Vox Apollo IV hollowbody, cool but sounded tired. Sold to finance Warwick Corvette fretless. That sounded fairly lame and had a telephone pole neck, but was pretty and very well made. Cheap BC Rich Warlock, tuned it BEAD, later ADGC. Put EMG Select pickups in it, actually sounded pretty good. Alembic Epic 5, Tobias Killer B 5, very good basses but wasn't using the 5 string much, sold both.
Then the years get reaallly hazy and I went through a flurry of buying and selling. Some standouts:
99-2005 ? Ristola fretless 4, Ristola 5 string. Turns out I missed having a 5 string, and I finally found the fretless tone I'd been hearing in my head for years. Alembic Exploiter, early 80's Tobias Basic - dream basses which exceeded expectations. I still have these. Amps included Mesa Strategy 400 w/Ashdown preamp, Ampeg SV(P? T?) preamp, SWR Interstellar Overdrive, Genz GBE600. Mesa 400,400+, Peavey Classic 400. Acoustic 320/408. Cabs including Peavey 1820, Berg HT 210/115, subs. Various Mesa Diesel cabs. Liked most of this stuff except the Peaveys but it wasn't "dream rig" level for me so I let it go. I liked the Mesa 400 tone but found that and more in the D-180, which I still have, along with a Sound City X188 and a Fender 400PS which is my most often used amp currently. Replaced the GBE600 with a 750, then replaced that with a NeoPak. Genz is about the only non tube powered amp I consistently like.
More recent items I still have - BC Rich Bich 8 string, mystery bass that looks like 34" copy of the old Overwater C bass, Epi EB-0, Steinberger L2, Carruthers upright, Ergo 8 string upright. For amps, B-15 and Roland Bass Micro Cube. Current cabs are Bag End D12-E, Carvin 10.2 NEO, Sunn 415M, and generic 1X15 loaded with a Mesa OEM EVM15. Cabs are mostly post '05 acquisitions IIRC but the EV came from one of my old Diesel cabs.
Buying has pretty much stopped, since I never find anything in a store or online that is as good as what I have back home. Selling has also stopped, as I have had bad experiences with Ebay and evil Craigslist lunatics.
12-02-2012, 07:15 PM
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Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: The Motor City
I'll give it a shot...... 1979 - 1999
2000 - 2005
- POS P-Bass copy (Crestwood or Crestline I think)
- Fender Jazz Bass of unknown date and origin....stolen
- 1979 Music Man Sabre - purchased with insurance sttlement from stolen J-Bass....sold in 1999
- 1993 Alembic Spoiler...traded + $ for Alembic Stanley Clarke
- 1993 Ken Smith Burner 5-string...my first 5-string, purchased with funds from selling Sabre
- 1987 Alembic Stanley Clarke Deluxe.....sold 2000 or 2001
- 1974 Alembic Series I....bought for $475...restored...sold in 2002
- 1979 Alembic Series II....sold in 2000
(joined TB in 2001)
2006 - present
- Alembic Series I.....purchased from Stanley Clarke. Still have.
- Alembic Mark King Deluxe / Series II 5-string....My first custom ordered bass. still have.....my go-to bass
- Hanewinckel 6-string....bought in a raging case of GAS...pleasantly surprised....sold in or around 2005 or 6
- Fender Marcus Miller (sunburst)....sold
- Lakland 55-02 Dlx fretless....my first fretless....sold when I found Hanewinckel fretless
- Hanewinckel 6-string fretless...found on eBay. Consecutive s/n with the 6-string fretted I already owned....sold in 2005 or 6
- Marchlewski 5-String Custom - still have
- Music Man Bongo 5 H/SC......GC had it priced at $895, no interest, no payments for 18 months....put it on my GC card, played it for 17 months and sold it for $875
- Fender Marcus Miller Signature.....GC had it marked at $795, 12 months same as cash....put it on my GC card, played it for 11 months and sold it for $750 or 775
- Roscoe LG-3005 fretless.....needed a fretless after selling both Hannies....called Gard.....the rest is history.....still have
- 1980 Music Man Sabre....always regretted selling my 1979....went looking for another, either sunburst or natural finish....found this one in natural...still have
- 1979 Music Man Sabre......shortly after finding the natural finish, this sunburst popped up at a stupid low price....bought it...it was trashed....Pat Wilkins brought her back to life....still have
Won't even attempt to go through amps and effects.
For giggles and grins....EVERYTHING in this picture is long gone EXCEPT the Zoom pedal.....gift from the Mrs....
.....and THIS is my latest insurance photo.....the stuff on the chairs belongs to my kids
Politics PA-luh tiks; from the Greek word Poly , meaning many and the English word Tick , a small bloodsucking pest.
(saw this on a board in an office in Lansing, MI)
12-03-2012, 11:53 AM
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Headphones Always On!
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Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Dallas, TX
Had a lot of Squier basses during 1st year on the bass - I refer to it as the "Year of Side-Grades". List would be slightly larger if I could list the gear I used during my "Guitard Days".
Squier Affinity Jazz *1st Bass - $100 at GC*
Squier Affinity Jazz V
Squier Affinity Precision
Squier Standard Jazz
Squier Standard Precision Special
Squier Classic Vibe '60s Precision
Squier Classic Vibe '60s Jazz
Squier Vintage Modified Jazz
Squier Vintage Modified Precision
Epiphone Thunderbird IV
SX Ursa 6 Jazz
ESP LTD Vintage-204
Fender Classic '50s Precision
Fender Mark Hoppus Signature
Fender Deluxe Precision Special
Fender Frontman *1st Amp (...was a guitar amp)*
Peavey Max 110
Peavey Max 112
Acoustic 260 Mini Stack
Acoustic B115 (x2)
Past Effect Pedals:
EHX Big Bass Muff
Digitech Bass Synth Wah
Digitech Hardwire SC-2
Digitech Hardwire CM-2
Digitech Hardwire RV-7
Digitech Hardwire DL-8
Harkte VXL Bass Attack
Current Effect Pedals:
Fender Active Precision Bass Special
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12-03-2012, 12:58 PM
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Join Date: Mar 2008
OK- 1st bass was late 1979 in my senior year in HS
Memphis P bass (3TS), traded for:
all black Kramer Duke, Traded for:
Peavey T-40 (3TS), traded for:
Ibanez Musician (MC924) in Pearl Black: traded for
Alembic Exploiter- clear over quilted maple
Pre EBMM Sting Ray-natural/maple-1st time I owned 2 basses at the same time.
The Alembic and Ray were sold to make way for:
Spector NS2A in seethru blue
Steinberger XM-2 in white
Charvel 3B in red 'firecrackle'- now up to 3 basses for the 1st time ever.
somewhere in this timeframe I had a heavily modded late 70's Jazz pass through my hands.
The Steinberger and Charvel were sold to fund a 92 Carvin LB-75 (which I still own 20 years later!)
The Charvel was sold and a 48th St Custom Shop Jazz in 3TS was bought- now back down to 2 basses.
I stayed with just the Carvin and the Jazz for a number of years until about 2007.
Bought an ESP LTD B404SM (up to 3 again)
sold the Jazz to fund my Clement (still holding at 3)
My wife bought me an SX P-J for Xmas (up to 4)
bought a Yamaha BB614 (Up to 5)
Bought another Peavey T-40 (up to 6)
Bought a Schecter Riot (up to 7)
Bought an SX Jazz (up to 8)
Traded the Schecter for a franken 5er
parted out the franken 5er (down to 7)
sold the SX Jazz to fund a Peavey T-20 (still at 7)
Sold the ESP and the Yamaha- ESP funded a Schecter Model T, Yamaha funded a G&L L2K trib (so still at 7)
Carvin LB-75 (clear over koa bodysides/ebony FB)
Clement custom (clear-burled redwood top on a swamp ash body/ cocobolo FB)
SX PJ (white w/black PG-my favorite Pbass look, rosewood FB)
Peavey T-40 (natural/maple)
Peavey T-20 (natural/maple)
Schecter Model T (butterscotch blonde/rosewood)
G&L L2K trib w/hipshot d-tuner(3TS/maple)
Univox combo possibly a 1-10 or 1-12 dont know model, traded
Rickenbacker combo probably a 1-15-dont know model, traded
Yamaha combo 1-15 dont know model #, traded
Crate combo- (150 watt, 1x15) still own it
small Hartke practice amp
1st head- Kustom Groove 1200 watt
1st cab- SWR Workingmans 410 (now own 2 of these)
SWR Studio 220 head
Avatar non-neo 210
Ampeg B5R solid state 2 channel head.
Current bass GAS:
Epiphone Tbird Classic in vintage burst
Fender Modern Player Jazz in 3TS
Revsound 210 or 15 cab
Ken $50 Mystery Bass Support Group #19 (?)G&L Club #425
Originally Posted by sarnz
you've opened every can in the worm store my friend
Last edited by kjpollo : 12-03-2012 at 01:04 PM.
12-03-2012, 01:07 PM
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Join Date: Jan 2008
What I have owned ...
A dozen or so different amps and even more speaker cabs
Over 50 different basses
several guitars and a couple of keyboards
mics, stands, cables, effects, recording equipment, etc ...
A lot of it got resold.
Clubs - 5 String, Black and Maple, Rickenbacker
Jeff Rath's web site http://www.3dentourage.com/425
I went to Bass pro shop and to my surprise they didn't have a single bass guitar.
12-03-2012, 02:02 PM
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Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: San Diego
Unlike my guitar gear history my bass toys have been far fewer.
I got this a few years after I started playing guitar, and bought this rig during highschool as I started the garage band era of my musical life.
Squier II P-bass - Black w/o pickguard and maple board
Liked playing the bass and continued to do so, but most of my money went into guitars and keyboads at this point in time.
Ibanez SR506 "The plank" - Black with gold hardware, prior to the current thinner necks.
Squier P-bass special "Meatbass" - Black w/ rosewood fretboard and a very red "tortise" pickguard
Fender Bassman 60 - Mid 90's era wedge combo.
Into the guitar rig. Yeah I know (GSP2112 preamp/processor, QSC MX700 power amp, and Mesa 4x12)
The current stable:
Carvin LB76 6 string- Quilted maple top in trans blu-burst with dual MM style HB's, no inlays on an ebony board.
Ibanez Ashula 6 string - Whitewashed ash with 4 (E, A, D, G) strings frettted and 2 strings fretless (D and G, same octave as normal)
LTD TA-600 - 4 string all black metal bass
Squier P-Bass Special (2nd round) - Satin finished wine red with black PG and rosewood fretboard
Carvin BX1500 - 2 space rackmount head
Carvin BRX10.4 - 4x10 neo cab
Fender Bassman 60 - Mid 90's era wedge combo
Warwick - Fuzzy Blue 1x12
Occasionally I've goofed around with using my Carvin X100B 100w tube head into the BRX10.4 just to fake an old school Ampeg vibe. It actually works surprisingly well. In general the BX1500 and BRX get the most love though.
Carvin Club #167
Switch-Hitter #25 (musical switch-hitter you pervs! Musical!)
Last edited by Raymeous : 12-03-2012 at 02:08 PM.
12-03-2012, 03:40 PM
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Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Manchester, England, UK
Some pure bass porn right there
I myself started off with an
Epiphone EB-0 in Pelham Blue
then swapped it because I didn't like it to a
Yamaha RBX270 in Natural then swapped that AGAIN because I didn't like that and got
Vintage EST96 in white
would've kept it but it was far too distorted naturally for my playing so THEN got a
Yamaha BB414in white and on deciding that I liked it, also got a second bass which is
Rockinbetter 4003 in White
(both are my main basses I just pick whichever I feel like at the time)
all this in just 8 MONTHS lol (I had major GAS)
12-03-2012, 04:17 PM
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Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Sydney, 'Straya
1989 - switch from guitar to bass and acquired my dad's Ibanez Blazer bass.
1992 - Ibanez stolen and bought a s**thouse no-name Ric 4001 copy in black.
1998 - Bought MIJ Fender Jazz 1960's reissue.
Stupidly sold this bass in 2008.
2010 - Bought MIA Standard P.
1990 - Got HH 100w SS 1x15" combo, totally crap.
1991 - Got additional HH 2x15" cab, now crap and loud.
1998 - Got handwired Hiwatt all tube 100w 2x12 combo. Sold in 2009.
2010 - Got Australian-made Holden/Wasp 200w valve head and Ampeg MIA 410HE
Unknown phaser, my first pedal!
Rat Distortion - So wish I still had it.
1998 - Bass Balls Russian version, I think & Zoom 506II.
2010 - 2012 :Current Behringer BDI21, EHX Bass Big Muff Pi, Hofner Compressor (enroute: EHX Octave Multiplexer and Korg Pitchblack tuner).
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Shecter Stilleto 5 String
Warwick Corvette Standard
Michael Kelly Dragonfly fretless (Acoustic)
Fender MIM Jazz bass fretless
Peavey combo 15"
Custom built 2x15"
Custom built 1x15" > Emminence speaker
Ampeg SVT3 Pro
Warwick > Rotosound 66 > Rotosound 77 > DR Legend Flatwound
Michael Kelly > Elixir > D'adarrio > GHS Tapewound
Fender Jazz > Fender flats
02-07-2013, 03:45 PM
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-Kustom roll & tuck 100 w/2-15s
-Fender Bassman w/Sunn 2-15 cab
-Pawn shop preamp, Yamaha 2200, Sunn 18 cab, Traynor 15 cab w/JBL D-140, horn (half a PA)
-Pawn shop preamp, Yamaha 2200 (died this year), SWR 4-10 cab (stolen)
-Peavey Keyboard amp
-SWR Workingmans 15 combo (current)
-Tech 21 ST Bass (used as a preamp), Peavey IPR 1600, 1-SWR 15, GK 2-10 (current)
-Trace Elliot GP7 (current)
Rickenbackers (2), late 60s and '75
Alembic Omega (mid-70s)
'79 Stingray (current)
Steinberger L2 lined fretless (current)
Peavey Midibase (current)
'96 Stingray 5H (current)
Squire 20th Anniversary P-bass w/EMGs (current)
2010 Classic Musicman 5 (current)
Steinberger Club #0017, Musicman Stingray Club #427, Leo Fender Musicman Club #50
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