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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

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    Ibanez, Wal, Warwick, and Rickenbacker
  3. alembicguy

    alembicguy Lone Wolf Miner Supporting Member

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    Spector,Alembics (when they pop up)
  4. 4OnTheFloor

    4OnTheFloor Supporting Member

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    Warwick, odd color Fenders, single cuts, hollow/semihollow bodies, anything I haven't heard of.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. the yeti

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    roscoe, lakland, warmoth, mpg, warwick.
  8. D.M.N.

    D.M.N. Supporting Member

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    *All Fenders, especially if there's a possibility of BnB neck or a Tele bass
    *60s Gibsons
    *Guilds
    *Any listing involving JBLs
    *2x15s
  9. mjac28

    mjac28 50th Anniversary Ed Sullivan February 9, 1964 Gold Supporting Member

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    Ric and Hofner
  10. hailet

    hailet

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    Warwicks make me drool even if I know I can't afford them.
  11. Lowactnsatsfctn

    Lowactnsatsfctn

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    Any thing MusicMan, Warwick, Spector


    But Lately, its been Cabscabscabscabscabscabscabscabscabscabscabs
  12. TomA1234

    TomA1234

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    Ones I can't afford :p

    Mostly Spectors and Warwicks though.
  13. DjNawo

    DjNawo

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    Spectors, Warwicks, Rickenbackers, Jazz Fenders.
  14. 4dog

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    Ibbys only Ibbys, well ESP LTD'S once in awhile
  15. DwaynieAD

    DwaynieAD

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    fenders and musicmans
  16. 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.......
  17. 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.
  18. snyderz

    snyderz Supporting Member

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    Unlined fretless 4 strings
  19. 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.
  20. elgecko

    elgecko

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    Graphite necked basses.

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