|monkeybass68 ||01-22-2013 09:08 PM |
What bass do u regret not having any more?
For me, it was the 1st bass I owned: '73 Fender Precision (gorgeous sunburst with black pickguard & rosewood fretboard) which I paid about $300 or so for in the mid 80's. For some assanine reason, I thought it would be cool to put a Kahler whammy bar on it - WHAT THE HELL WAS I THINKING!!!!!
The routing for that totally killed the tone of the body. A couple years later I sold the body off, bought a P-J body from Warmoth which I put the neck on & then had the frets taken out. Put the P pickup in, a new bridge on it and an EMG Select Jazz PU in the bridge position. I pretty much exclusively used the EMG, so I eventually just took the P pickup out & luckily put it in a box with a bunch of other gear.
As luck would have it, I came across that P pickup & had it installed in my MIM P bass & it made a completely new bass out of it. It absolutely sings! That being said, I STILL WISH I HAD THE ORIGINAL '73 P-BASS!!!!!!
|two fingers ||01-22-2013 09:10 PM |
'76 Mocha/maple board P bass. Sold it when I needed some cash. Two days later I got a random gift from a family member of more than what I sold the bass for. I guess it just wasn't meant to be.
|dedpool1052 ||01-22-2013 09:13 PM |
dont really miss any of my old basses other than an old korean squier p-bass. had a pretty nice neck on it.
|msquared ||01-22-2013 09:16 PM |
I've owned and sold a decent amount, but the ones which stand out are the Modulus Flea 5, the amber Lakland 55-02, the Bolin NS fretless, and especially the Fender ADPV.
|Einherjar ||01-22-2013 09:18 PM |
None. Because the only one I ever got rid of was a Squier affinity p bass with horribly sharp fret ends that was replaced with a Greg Bennett Samick Corsair 4.
|chuck3 ||01-22-2013 09:21 PM |
Several of them. My first bass, a 1965 Hagstrom that looked exactly like this except it was red:
I had a fretless Frankenbass of some kind in the '70s that I wish I still had, and a really nice Jazz in the early '80s.
What's crazy is not that I don't have them any more, but that I don't remember exactly what I did with them. Sold them, traded them for something that seemed more important at the time, but who knows what that was. I would sell a bass to buy a used car, that kind of thing. Today I just wish I had the basses back! :bassist:
|hsech ||01-22-2013 09:22 PM |
I wish I still had the old Kay bass that is in my profile picture. It was my first and cost me the princely sum of $30 in 1962. It wasn't much to look at, but it sounded fine through my Sears Silvertone amp.
|Mike M. ||01-22-2013 09:45 PM |
For me it was my first really good bass, a Gibson EB-3 that I saved for and bought new in 1971. Had a job after school and on weekends washing dishes so I could get it. Seemed to take forever to have the money for that bass (new with case for $345.00!!) and when I finally got it I was a kid in heaven.
Played it for a good couple of years before my tastes changed and I sold it for a Rickenbacker 4001. While the Ric and a few other basses have come and gone thru the years I often think about that EB-3 and how proud of myself I was for saving up for it.
So I wish I still had it for sentimental reasons.
|76Dub ||01-22-2013 09:50 PM |
My natural maple USA Lakland Joe Osborne
|Greevus ||01-22-2013 09:57 PM |
Ric 4001 blonde. Not cause I would play it. Cause I would sell it for about $2000-3000 more than I did.
|mark beem ||01-22-2013 09:58 PM |
My Peavey Cirrus 6 and Carvin BB75.
|Tvrtko ||01-22-2013 10:12 PM |
Jetglo Ric 4001. Damn I was idiot.
|wraub ||01-22-2013 10:42 PM |
Factory fretless Ibanez Musician 940.
|AJ Brown ||01-22-2013 10:43 PM |
70's something P Bass, Natural finish with tort guard. That thing was ultra-light. I sold it about 20 years ago.
|ShowKing ||01-22-2013 10:44 PM |
My first bass Yamaha RBX170. It wasn't that good and it looked ugly.
Also my third bass Lakland Skyline 55-02 cos I got a custom USA Lakland in place of it.
|Doodaddy ||01-22-2013 10:48 PM |
My Conklin. :(
|ClassicJazz ||01-22-2013 10:49 PM |
Back when I was young and stupid I had a original Musicman (pre Ernie Ball) Stingray! Natural finish with maple neck. I probably traded it in for something dumb! Man I wish I still had that bass!
|Rip Topaz ||01-22-2013 10:53 PM |
I had a Mexi Jazz that I really liked the neck, but the bridge kept falling apart on me so I took it back.
I kinda dwell on that bass because it was before I knew how to do my own mods, and swapping the bridge would've saved a fantastic bass. The only thing I didn't like about it was having to raise the bridge saddles after every song. Shame.
|Jeff Scott ||01-22-2013 10:56 PM |
Not a regret per se, but i wouldn't mind having my old '84 flame koa Alembic Exploiter that I had converted to fretless back.
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