what is your favourite bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by 2010Flap, Jan 4, 2014.


  1. 2010Flap

    2010Flap

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    :bassist: what is your favourite bass that you've or wanted to play? :bassist:
  2. maves75

    maves75 Supporting Member

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    After 20+ years, I still want a B.C. Rich Wave. Thats the favorite I dont have. The favorite I do have is my old Warlock.
  3. SeanNeedham

    SeanNeedham

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    My favourite I don't have any more was an old Squier Silver Series Jazz Bass that had been badly abused, and one of my friends asked if he could rebuild it for a bit of coursework he was doing; so the layers of car paint were taken off down to the wood and it was given a tung oil finish, had a set of Seymour Duncans put in with a blend pot, volume and tone control, a heavy mass bridge, a full on rebuild with basically only the neck, body and control plate being original. Some so-and-so lifted it after a gig ignoring the MIM Precision and the Stingray next to it.

    As for something I've wanted to play, not worked that one out fully yet!
  4. mellowinman

    mellowinman Perfect for Breaking the Ice at Naughty Parties Supporting Member

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  6. Thrash3r

    Thrash3r

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    Dingwall Super P5, one day I'll win the lottery & buy one.
  7. GM60466

    GM60466

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    Land of Lakland
    Hofner 5000 Deluxe
  8. Bassdude15

    Bassdude15

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    Either a Jetglo Rickenbacker 4001, or an Alembic.
  9. 2010Flap

    2010Flap

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    That's one of the best basses I've seen over the years.
  10. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

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    Solving my GAS issues with my Big Al 5 and my Precision V and my 2002 AM Standard Precision.

    Now I just need a nice wide strap for the BA5.
  11. bigchiefbc

    bigchiefbc Supporting Member

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    My '76 Ric 4001 is my favorite bass. The only one I want more is a Wal (preferably a Mk. 1). Maybe someday I'll have the cash.
  12. Mjinsk

    Mjinsk

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    My Warwick Thumb NT5.
    This is definitely the sound, the comfort and the look that I love.
  13. Hapa

    Hapa

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    Bass Industry guy, currently a free agent
    My Nordy vJ5 Custom.

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  14. NecroticImbecil

    NecroticImbecil

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    Long since realized the folly of wanting a bass based only on pictures and strangers' opinions. Favourite bass that I've would be one I own, tends to be whichever one I'm playing at the time. Haven't encountered anything better than the ones I currently have. In my "top tier," can't pick one over the others.

    Alembic
    Mouradian
    Tobias
    Steinberger
    Ristola fretless
    Ristola 5
    BC Rich 8
  15. Gorn Captain

    Gorn Captain Supporting Member

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    My Höfner club. I prefer my cheap Indonesian version over authentic German ones I've played that cost several thousand dollars, vintage or new.
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  16. Nivek91

    Nivek91 Supporting Member

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    Every Spector Euro I've picked up has been absolutely phenomenal. Best feelings basses, for me, hands down. I don't think you can beat that growl the spectors are known for.
  17. 2010Flap

    2010Flap

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    If you're a squire jazz bass player then you must post on the squire jazz bass club!!
  18. Marial

    Marial Proud Papa Supporting Member

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    As of now it's my Fender Hwy One Jazz, but once the mods are complete it may be my Squier VM fretless Jazz. Speaking of.
  19. Kmonk

    Kmonk

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    Endorsing Artist: Fender and Spector, Ampeg, Curt Mangan Strings
    My favorite is my 2011 MIA Fender Jazz Deluxe. My wife bought it for me a couple of years ago. This year she bought me a set of Lindy Fralin pickups and I converted the bass to passive. The bass is wine red and came with a black pickguard. This Christmas my wife bought a white pearl pickguard for it and the bass looks much better now. I love the way the bass sounds, plays and looks and the fact that it was a gift from my wife.

    I also have some 1970s and early 1980s Fenders, 2 Spectors and 2 Alembics that I enjoy playing.
  20. mpdd

    mpdd neoconceptualist Gold Supporting Member

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    i like my vintage L2K the best, just something comfortable and easy about it, besides it's awesome tone
  21. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies Supporting Member

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