Basses you GASed for, but have no interest in now?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by BrandonBass, Feb 1, 2013.

  1. BrandonBass


    May 29, 2006
    I remember when I first started playing, I really wanted a Kubicki X factor, Warwick Katana, and Warwick Vampyre.

    I prolly wouldnt play them even if I own them now.
  2. ObeyGiant


    Feb 26, 2012
    Cookeville, TN
    I've always loved the tone and look of Stringray's. The first one I ever saw was watching Jon Berry (Rufio's old bass player) and ever since then I have always wanted one...

    But every time I play one I HATE it for some reason. Then some time goes by and I want a Stringray again...

    I think if I had a chance to play a properly set-up (IE not at Guitar Center) SR5 HS I would have to have it. I hear their B's are nice and tight and the 1.75 string spacing seems like it would be nice, compared to Fender/Squier 5's.

    Edit: BTW nice name. GO C's!
  3. BrandonBass


    May 29, 2006
    Stingrays can vary differently in terms of sound. You will notice a difference between 2 and 3band rays. And even amongst the same type, I can tell different tonalities between individual rays. Tone is subjective, you should play till you find one you like.

    I have played a HH, and it sounded kinda dull compared to a regular H. I have no idea if it is a one-off.

    To be honest, I dont think that the stingrays are the most beautiful basses but they have definitely got one of the best playing necks. And I like the fact that they have 1 fret more than normal fenders.
  4. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Boutique basses in general. After about a grand, used, it's just too much diminishing return for me. Now, there are a few for which I'd fork out, but it's from maybe three or four builders. If that?
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  6. boristhespider9


    Sep 9, 2008
    Yea and Music Man Sterlings have two more frets and a thinner neck than the Stingray.

    Or the Stingray Slo Special...Stingray with a Sterling neck profile. Pure awesomeness.

    As to the original question...I'd probably say a Spector Doug Wimbish and a Warwick Thumb. And any Ampeg amp.
  7. Noosh


    May 1, 2006
    North Carolina
    I used to really want a Peavey Grind. Last time I picked one up it was so much heavier and didnt sounds near as good as I remembered.
  8. ObeyGiant


    Feb 26, 2012
    Cookeville, TN
    Well it doesn't help that deep down I am a passive P bass kind of guy. Everytime I play my Jazz (5er) I get about halfway through a song before I am thinking, "Ya I should have just tuned the P down and used it for this instead." or something along those lines.

    I think I am going to look into getting a Fender AS P5 or Lakland 55-64 Skyline in the near future and that will solve pretty much all of my GAS as I will essentially have "the" bass that I can use for practically everything (that I play at least).

    But GAS is funny sometimes... I find myself wanting basses/amps/cabs/pedals that I KNOW I don't need/want out of the blue for some reason...
  9. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    Groom Lake, NV
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Back in the early '70s, I thought it'd be cool to have a blue Rickenbacker. Forty years gives wisdom.
  10. IngerAlb


    May 11, 2007
    Umm...I used to like a lot the looks of ESP F basses. When I finally had the chance to test one, it sounded like crap.

    Then I GAS-ed for a Warwick Thumb for years. I've sold all my basses and ordered one. Turned out to be...not my dream bass.

    I still love Vampyres visually, but I wouldn't play a Warwick ever again, so...

    Yeah, it takes time to understand not everything you like actually works for you, but eventually you have to accept the reality :)
  11. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Took you forty years to figure out you wanted a black one?
  12. ObeyGiant


    Feb 26, 2012
    Cookeville, TN
    No way... He definitely went with the Mapleglo.
  13. bootsox


    Apr 28, 2012
    Biloxi, MS
    I wanted a blue Rick too. I still wouldn't turn one down, but I sure as hell don't want to buy one
  14. pbass6811

    pbass6811 Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2008
    Indy, IN
    When I first started playing, all I wanted was a Jackson(yes, I really dug the pointy headstocks...:bag:). The model that had the piezos and no magnetic p/up was the coolest bass I'd ever seen, at that time. I still LOVE 80's metal, but now you'd hafta pay me to play a Jackson, and even then it'd only be the $3k Dave Ellefson model, and even then I'd still think twice before I went onstage with it.

    To be fair though, my guitarist has a couple of Jackson guitars and they sound phenomenal!

    I kinda feel that way about real Steinbergers...I'd love to own one, but I'd probably never play it, unless we do that 80's party band spinoff that we're talking about...:D
  15. Ever since I was 13, I wanted a custom Warwick thumb 5. On my 29th birthday I ordered one. 8 weeks later I got it and lo and behold, it's the best thing that's happened to me. Wait... Crap.... Does this mean I can't play in this thread anymore? :)
  16. I thought i wanted a rick - until i played one. Not for me!

    I still dig the looks, and have thought about getting one of the cheap chinese bolt-on copies. Just for laughs.
  17. Liam76


    Dec 28, 2012
    Just about anything I wanted when I started playing as a teenager, Jacksons, Kramers, BC Rich. I wanted something sleek and pointy, like in the videos. Instead I was stuck with a Gibson Ripper. I thought it was ugly and that the body was shaped like the Great Gazoo's head.

    Interestingly enough, the ones I didn't like in my early years are now my favorites. Like that Ripper, Stingrays. I used to think j-basses were hideous and now I own 4.
  18. tabdog


    Feb 9, 2011
    I thought I wanted a SS but ended
    up selling every one I ever had,

  19. Gorn Captain

    Gorn Captain Supporting Member

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    I used to really want a Rick, till a good friend bought one. He went to Europe for 3 weeks and let me borrow it. Although they're beautiful, I no longer have any desire at all to own one.
  20. cnltb


    May 28, 2005
    I was going to have a couple twins made. Both multi lam bodies and 9 piece necks and neck through.
    Now I would only use bolt on , one piece bodies and one piece necks plus fingerboard.

    What has remained is that I still like passive , one pickup basses.
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