How many basses is too many?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Dbt25677, Oct 30, 2013.


  1. Dbt25677

    Dbt25677

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    1. 1
    2. 2-5
    3. 5-10
    4. 10-20
    5. There are never too many.
    6. Carrots
  2. crapusername

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    One more than I have now
  3. nozkcb

    nozkcb Supporting Member

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    What is this "too many" you ask about?
  4. Orangeclawhammr

    Orangeclawhammr Supporting Member

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    One more than you can afford.
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  6. drummer5359

    drummer5359 Gold Supporting Member

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    If you have so many that you don't have any idea what basses you have...

    you might have crossed the line.

    (But maybe not.)
  7. ScottTunes

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    One more than you can afford??

    Wish I could keep 'em all!!
  8. BryanC

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    One more than you currently have is still fine. After that...
  9. Sav'nBass

    Sav'nBass Supporting Member

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    Best serious answer here IMO.
  10. mellowinman

    mellowinman Guaranteed to break the Ice at Naughty Parties Supporting Member

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    Let's ask Mr. Owl.

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    One...
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    Three.

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  11. JMimbs

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    When your GAS is cured, you know you have enough.
  12. chubfarm2001

    chubfarm2001 Supporting Member

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    Well you need your standards, like P, J, MM. Then you need your exotic/expensive one(s). Then you need your gigging basses, and recording basses. Then you need your extended range basses. Then your project basses. Then your laying-around-ready-to-play-already-plugged-in bass. Then your "it was on sale!" bass. Then your sentimental value basses. And after that, they all need back-ups.
  13. rtslinger

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    Never too many was my choice, since all basses have a difference a uniqueness if you like that separates even the same makes and models to a point where a player who has a collection of let's say Fender P basses will tell you they have a favorite player or their go to bass out of their collection. RTS
  14. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass Gnarsty bass tones Supporting Member

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    Winner!
  15. shawshank72

    shawshank72 Supporting Member

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    Even though i see people with what i see as too many basses, i would do the same if i was able to.
  16. Herrick

    Herrick

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    For Herrick, There Can Be Only One. For other people? That doesn't concern me.
  17. wild4oldcars

    wild4oldcars

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    when they have to make a special edition of Hoarders: Life of a Bassist.... thats a little much...
  18. spade2you

    spade2you

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    If you don't have time to maintain them.
  19. Ponsonby_Britt

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    For me, two is enough, considering the cost of string replacement and maintenance.

    I say that, of course only owning one at the moment. :rollno:
  20. CJAtheBassman

    CJAtheBassman

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    I have three basses as well as an acoustic guitar and a borrowed electric guitar. I don't have enough stands for all of them, so I probably have too many.
  21. gjbassist

    gjbassist Supporting Member

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    Nonsense! Stands are cheap. You just need more stands!:D

    Why would 1 even be an option as too many? If you think one bass is too many than you probably shouldn't be on TB!

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