BEST (non-custom shop) BASS YOU OWN..GO!!!

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  1. LittleBassChops

    LittleBassChops

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    Tell me about the best production bass youve owned (currently or in the past). Specs welcome..
  2. cv115505

    cv115505 Supporting Member

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    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
  3. fretno

    fretno Supporting Member

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    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 .
  4. stonewall

    stonewall Supporting Member

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    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.
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  6. Testing123

    Testing123 Eschew obfuscation Supporting Member

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    For me, it's a 1999 Fender MIM Jazz 4 string, because it's the only non-custom shop bass I own right now. :)
  7. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

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    My Lull M5V. I don't consider them custom shop basses. I think of them as "customizable" production basses.

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    Specs:
    Ash body
    Maple neck
    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

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  8. Selta

    Selta

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    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.
  9. SoLongJake

    SoLongJake

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    I don't think you can go wrong with crafted/made in japan fenders.
  10. lpdeluxe

    lpdeluxe Still rockin' Supporting Member

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    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.
  11. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies Supporting Member

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    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.
  12. sunbrother

    sunbrother

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    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
  13. spade2you

    spade2you

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    Several Peavey Cirri, a Peavey Millennium, and an old Kramer Forum I. Killer basses that keep up with my high end stuff.
  14. timmus

    timmus

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    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.
  15. Treadstone71

    Treadstone71

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    You're all going to laugh, but:

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    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.
  16. awilkie84

    awilkie84 Supporting Member

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    Even though I'm currently replacing the truss rod, my best non-custom shop bass is my Spector ReBop 5DLX
  17. bassgod0dmw

    bassgod0dmw Supporting Member

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    I've got a few that I could easily call my best.

    Lakland US JO (44-60).
    EBMM Stingray 5
    EBMM Stingray 4
    Modulus Q5

    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.
  18. thisSNsucks

    thisSNsucks Supporting Member

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    Although its not my favorite bass I own, my Fender Roscoe Beck Signature is definitely the best overall.
  19. adivin

    adivin Supporting Member

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    If you take Sadowsky and Lull out of the picture, I would say my G&L LB100
  20. ASATMAN

    ASATMAN Supporting Member

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    Never owned a bass that wasn't customized one way or the other.
  21. Jepus

    Jepus Supporting Member

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    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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