What Do You HAVE to Look At?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Bassmanbob, Feb 19, 2013.


  1. Bassmanbob

    Bassmanbob Supporting Member

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    I like to look through the bass classifieds here at Talkbass from time to time, even if I'm not looking for a new bass. I've noticed that I seem to be compelled to look at certain basses, even if I know there's no way I'm going to purchase it.

    These are the basses I find myself almost forced to look at:
    *All Roscoes
    *All CB Basses
    *Most Foderas, except Yin Yang Foderas or Monarch
    *All single cuts, no matter who makes them
    *anything with Walnut in it
    *Most F Basses, especially if it has a ceruse finish
    *All Fenders pre 1966 (my birth year is 1965)
    *All Hofners

    So do you have certain basses or categories of basses that you HAVE to look at in the classifieds? If so, what are they?
  2. VanillaThundah

    VanillaThundah VERY enthusiastic walks... Supporting Member

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    alembicguy Lone Wolf Miner Supporting Member

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    4OnTheFloor Supporting Member

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    Warwick, odd color Fenders, single cuts, hollow/semihollow bodies, anything I haven't heard of.
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  6. Baird6869

    Baird6869 Supporting Member

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    Pretty much all 5 strings.

    I am kinda set, but still like to browse during boring conference calls.
  7. Marginal Tom

    Marginal Tom

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    Laklands, Spectors, Lulls, Nordstrands, Sterlings. I do wish there were separate categories for 4-string, 5-string and other to speed up the search process.
  8. the yeti

    the yeti

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    D.M.N.

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  10. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion Gold Supporting Member

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  11. hailet

    hailet

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  12. Lowactnsatsfctn

    Lowactnsatsfctn

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    Any thing MusicMan, Warwick, Spector


    But Lately, its been Cabscabscabscabscabscabscabscabscabscabscabs
  13. TomA1234

    TomA1234

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    Ones I can't afford :p

    Mostly Spectors and Warwicks though.
  14. DjNawo

    DjNawo

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    Spectors, Warwicks, Rickenbackers, Jazz Fenders.
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    4dog

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    DwaynieAD

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  17. groooooove

    groooooove

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    interesting idea for a thread..

    i'm guilty of this. i'd never buy another bass unless it was a clifford roi (what can i say.. i'm part of that cult.) but theres some stuff i love to look at and pretend i might buy

    cool looking fenders. i know its lame, but the right combo of woods/colors/pick guards/blocks on the fingerboard/ext, sometimes just gets me. old or new.

    badass old hollowbodys.

    sadowskys

    foderas (i dont even like them, but sometimes you'll find some cool pieces. i also like to marvel at the pricetag.)

    modern J-style 6 strings- like callowhill, or LowEndJazz, ext.

    effects

    1x12" high end cabinets

    small lightweight heads


    ext.......
  18. spade2you

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    I find myself partial to Stambaugh and CB. Ya simply don't know what they're going to do next.
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    snyderz Supporting Member

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  20. NicJimBass

    NicJimBass The Kirk Hammett of bass guitar! Supporting Member

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    Peaveys. I scour the GC used site every morning at 8am EST, which seems to be when they update the lists.
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