Bass Collection Survey

Discussion in 'The Perfect Bass' started by Jones4Tone, Dec 1, 2009.


  1. Jones4Tone

    Jones4Tone

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    Dec 1, 2009
    Players and Bass enthusiasts,
    IF you had unlimited funds and could own 5 basses. What would be in your collection and why?

    I'm looking to see what would be the most sought after basses by players and collectors. If you want to list more than 5 that is fine too.


    Thanks
  2. faust23

    faust23

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2009
    Location:
    Victorville California
    (all listed are highly cutomized)a custom tobias,a custom ritter, a custom carl thompson, a custom curbow(R.I.P), a custom carvin(most likely my first to obtain).a custom ibanez, and a custom washburn
    chances are all of them would be a sort of a flying v with a kahler,hipshot,or bass-by:)() tremelo/vibrato, sorry for your trouble considering i just wasted your time
  3. SpamBot

    SpamBot

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2008
    Location:
    St. Paul, MN
    As a player, not a collecter -

    1. Ric 4001
    2. Fender P
    3. Sado J 5er
    4. SR5
    5. 70s Fender fretless P (Maple board)
  4. Jones4Tone

    Jones4Tone

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    Dec 1, 2009
    Include the year bass you may want for the holy grail.

    I had a Rickenbacker 4001 mid 60's in my list too.
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  6. ThePerfectBass

    ThePerfectBass Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2002
    Location:
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA
    Music Man Big AL
    Music Man StingRay
    Roscoe LG3005
    Fender Custom Shop Jazz
    Fender Custom Shop P

    That's if I had to choose ONLY 5 for the rest of my life... :)
  7. bassteban

    bassteban

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2004
    Location:
    Northern California
    In basses, I only *collect* what I intend to play; if one starts to collect dust, it goes.
    That said, I'd want a fretted & fretless Precision(add a Jazz PU to the fretless), a black-blocked maple-neck 70s Jazz, a Ric(haven't had one yet- I could always dump it if it's not 'me')& some kind of crazy custom- likely a 6.
  8. nickbass79

    nickbass79

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2009
    Location:
    North Carolina
    I would like one of Darrin Huff's basses, too bad he isn't taking orders anymore. I would also Love to get my hands on and Alembic again and a Fodera. I have a Cliff Bordwell custom 6(LOVE IT), Carl Thompson custom 6, Ernie Ball Stingray 5 and a Fender Jazz 4. :bassist:
  9. Jones4Tone

    Jones4Tone

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    Dec 1, 2009
    I like the "black-blocked maple-neck 70s Jazz" too.
    I'm mostly interested in vintage stuff in general.
  10. lindseyp

    lindseyp

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2003
    Location:
    Home-STL; location-Hesse.
    What I have:
    Carvin LB75
    Warwick Corvette $$
    Fender Highway 1 Jazz
    Hohner BBass fretless jazz
    Peavey GV (think Millenium USA with Cirrus preamp and Graphite neck)
    Lakland 55-02
    MTD Kingston Artist
    MTD 535

    There's not a dog in the bunch.
    So if money were no object I'd try:
    F-Bass BN5
    F-Bass VF5
    Dingwall Afterburner
    Alleva-Coppolo
    and I'm still looking for the perfect Fender Precision
  11. Jens Entwistle

    Jens Entwistle

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    Nov 19, 2009
    - I miss the exxxtrrreeemmme sustain on my Aria Pro II SB 900 fretless. Plays now Jazz d.Luxe.
    I'd add the Aria neck-through to my collection
  12. LuvMusic

    LuvMusic

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2007
    Location:
    Oak Park, IL
    MM Stingray SLO
    MM Sterling
    Fender Custom Shop P
    Lakland Duck Dunn (USA)
    Vintage '72 Fender Tele Bass
  13. Beepo

    Beepo

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2008
    Location:
    Oslo, Norway
    Dingwall Z2
    Fodera Imperial 5
    Ritter 5 BO
    Fender P
    A good double bass.
  14. MetalliBass

    MetalliBass

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2009
    Location:
    Chch, New Zealand
    Zon Hyperbass
    Fender P
    Fender J
    Ibanez ATK305
    Rickenbacker 4001
  15. schafhalter

    schafhalter

    Joined:
    May 25, 2007
    Location:
    Frojach\Austria
    EB Big Al
    EB Bongo 5 HHp
    Spector NS2
    Wal Mk3 Fretless 5er
    Fender P
  16. mas502arc

    mas502arc

    Joined:
    May 14, 2009
    Location:
    Toronto (Markham), Canada
    Custom M-Bass 5 string Single-cut (Excel)
    F-Bass BN5 Fretless
    MTD 635
    EB 4 Sterling in Blueburst
    F-Bass VN5
  17. mcm

    mcm

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2007
    Location:
    Nashville, TN
    lakland dj
    lakland bg
    lakland jo
    lakland dd
    g and l
  18. James Hart

    James Hart

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2002
    Location:
    toms_river.nj.us
    Disclosures:
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    My Bee fretted 7
    My Benavente fretless 6
    My Benavente fretted 5
    My 'on order' Bee fretted 4 (expected early 2011)
    My 'on order' Alis acoustic fretted 7 (expected mid 2010)
  19. ryco

    ryco

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2005
    Location:
    97465
    What I have now:
    '77 Gibson Ripper fretless
    '75 Fender modded J-P-J
    '80 Ric 4001
    '93 Jackson Concert Pro V
    '04 MM Sterling
    '?? Jerry Jones Neptune 6

    I would also like to add a Lakland 55-02 and a Fretless Fender Deluxe Jazz V with a two octave neck - except Fender doesn't make 'em. :(
  20. ctufankjian

    ctufankjian

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2007
    Location:
    New Hampshire
    Disclosures:
    Endorsing Artist: Unicornbass.se
    Fodera Matt Garrison 33" scale
    Buckeye Stanley Clark
    Alleva Coppolo LG5 Classic
    1962 Fender Precision
    1962 Fender Jazz
  21. black.rose1402

    black.rose1402

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    Jan 10, 2007
    what I have is pretty much the basses i would own if money was not a problem.

    I have
    fodera imperial 5
    fodera monarch classic wooten 4
    fender jazz bass 77
    precision classic 50
    fender marcus miller sadowsky preamp on
    fender jazz bass pastorius fretless signature usa

    if money is no object:

    a mtd 635
    a ken smith 6 strings
    a good double bass
    a fender precision bass of 1965 or before (L series)

    but I know I 'll own a precision L series , I plan to buy it at the end of 2010,
    and maybe soon, I'll have a mtd 635 or a ken smith 6

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