What Kind of Bass Guitar do you Play (Re-loaded)? BE SURE TO REVOTE!

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What kind of electric bass guitar do you own/play?

  1. 4-string fretted

    82.2%
  2. 4-string fretless

    17.8%
  3. 5-string fretted

    34.6%
  4. 5-string fretless

    6.4%
  5. 6-string fretted

    8.6%
  6. 6-string fretless

    2.3%
  7. 7-string fretted

    0.7%
  8. 7-string fretless

    0.2%
  9. 8-string fretted (non-doubled)

    0.3%
  10. 8-string fretless (non-doubled)

    0.1%
  11. 9-string fretted

    0.1%
  12. 9-string fretless

    0.0%
  13. 10-string fretted (non-doubled)

    0.1%
  14. 10-string fretless (non-doubled)

    0.0%
  15. 11-string fretted

    0.1%
  16. 11-string fretless

    0.1%
  17. 2x and 3x course fretted (8,10,12+ (2x 4,5,6+ string) and 12,15,18+ (3x 4,5,6+ string))

    1.2%
  18. 2x and 3x course fretless (8,10,12+ (2x 4,5,6+ string) and 12,15,18+ (3x 4,5,6+ string))

    0.1%
  19. unlisted fretted/fretless (please elaborate in thread)

    0.6%
  20. doubleneck 7-string fretted/7-string fretless

    0.1%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Administrator

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    since i started the first thread 6 years ago, i figured it would be cool to run an updated poll on what kind of instruments folks are playing, to see how things have changed over the years.

    so here it is - this poll/thread will replace the thread linked below...

    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=39605

    same rules as the old thread apply here - select all options that apply to you. be sure to revote!

    i'm interested to see how the data has changed over the years. be sure to vote, even if you just voted in the old thread, and yes, the final option is a control, ;).

    i have to put all the doubled and tripled coarse instruments in a single selection because there are so many options and only 20 poll positions :(. if there is sufficient interest i think we could start another poll geared toward those kinds of instruments, to elaborate on them further.
     
  2. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Administrator

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    and tell everyone to revote! :)
     
  3. James Hart

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    I cast my votes.... I've been waiting for a new version of this. I only had / played my old Hamer defretted 5 when I voted on the last one.
     
  4. skeptikal

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    got 2 4-string fretted. traded my 5'er because the stupid B-string was getting in my way.
     
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  6. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Administrator

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    yeah, a new poll is certainly overdue - i am interested to see the new data and compare the results.

    be sure to tell your buddies to revote :)
     
  7. Kgoodrich

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    woo!

    first page!

    But on a more serious note, I just play the standard 4 and 5 string fretters.

    been thinking about a 6 string, and maybe even a 4 string fretless.
    but that will likely be around the time I have money to fritter away on basses.
     
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  8. birdxofxprey

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    i checked unlisted for my elec. upright.
     
  9. Phalex

    Phalex Semper Gumby Supporting Member

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    What?? No cardboard box and weed whacker string 2 string fretless??? I gots one of them too!
     
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    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Administrator

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    notice the specification of "bass guitar" in the poll title. perhaps i should update the thread title to specify that distinction as well :).
     
  11. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Administrator

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    we need a seperate thread to poll the other electric bass instruments that this poll does not cover. i'll work on one :).
     
  12. DanGouge

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    I got a fretless since I last voted :hyper:
     
  13. Phalex

    Phalex Semper Gumby Supporting Member

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    Well, FINE!! Delete my unspecified check if'n you can. I guess I don't put distinctions on any of my bassy things. I call em all "bass".
     
  14. Valerus

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    3 4 string fretteds. :p
     
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    Only 4 string fretted for me; I can't handle anything else, LOL.
     
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    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Administrator

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    oh, no, that's cool - anything electric can be counted in that spot. i'm just saying, for you uppity folks for whom bass guitar is not good enough ( ;) :D ) we need to get a poll going wherein you can share the specifics of your particular poisons.

    i'm sorta at a loss as to what options would go into another poll. and what would i call it? "what kind of non-guitar electric bass instruments do you play?"
     
  17. mimaz

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    I voted for 4 string fretted and unfretted along with my 5 string fretted...........but in reality, although I still have a bunch of cool 4's, I really only gig with my 5's.
     
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    I have 7 basses --all 4 string fretted. Do the "fanned fret" variations warrant a separate category?
     
  19. funkybassplayer

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    I have a fretted 4, fretted 5, and currently i have a friends fretless 4 which has convinced me to buy one of my own.
     
  20. Fretless5verfan

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    Re-voted. 5 string fretted, 4 string Fretted, 6 string fretted, 6 string fretless :)
     
  21. JacoLesFlea

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    I want to see the pic of this one: doubleneck 7-string fretted/7-string fretless , not doubhting, just curious to see what it looks like. :bassist:
     

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