Which Bass Do You Wish You Still Had?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by plangentmusic, Jul 27, 2010.


  1. plangentmusic

    plangentmusic Banned

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    We all have those regrets -- the one that got away!

    I have two.

    One of my first basses was an Ibanez Soundgear. I sold it to get the money for a "better" bass. NOTHING sounded that that one and I've regretted it ever since.

    The other one wasn't one that I owned but should have. Back in 1981 a pawn shop had a bunch of 60's Hofners that they were selling for 75 bucks each. I considered it, but then thought, 'What am I going to do with THAT?'
  2. Aspidites

    Aspidites

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    My old MIJ Fender Jazz that was given to me by my uncle about a year before he passed away and was stolen about 3 years after that.
  3. Righteous Thunderer

    Righteous Thunderer

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    I had a Cort B4 as my first bass, sold it when I was hard up for cash, I'll always wish I had kept that. I sold my first guitar too, and man I wish I hadn't.
  4. FL Knifemaker

    FL Knifemaker

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    I miss the LeCompte 5er I had. Sold it to fund other gas, which was sort of dumb :oops:

    Other than that, with well over 50 basses bought and sold, I'm happy. I can't keep them all.
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  6. Xavier Knox

    Xavier Knox

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    My first bass was a cheap Samick with a killer translucent red finish. Had sweet action for a cheapy. Sold it when I was in college and need the funds. Keep trying to get the buyer to sell it back to me but no dice.
  7. spade2you

    spade2you

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    If I get really attached to a bass, I don't sell it. I've seen too many of these threads.
  8. vstring3

    vstring3

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    1982 Japanese Fender P-Bass. A few years ago, I gave it to a friend (who couldn't afford a decent bass) after I considered myself indefinitely retired from gigging.

    I like the P-bass I have now, but it's not the same.
  9. dalkowski

    dalkowski

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    My first, a new 77 or 78 Guild B-301A.
  10. Seidell

    Seidell

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    My Samick artist series.....I was a dumb teen that sold it :( And the Musicman S.U.B. I gave away to a bass player who's gf smashed his and didn't have money at the time lol
  11. bizzydonbass

    bizzydonbass

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    My 5 String, 20th Anniversay Ken Smith Bass w/Red Flamed Maple....Needed the funds to get married......The guys plays it a few blocks from my house @his local church....
  12. wengr

    wengr Supporting Member

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    late 70's gibson grabber. My first real bass. scrounged all around my house looking for anything gold or silver and took it to the gold buyer pawn guy to get the cash to buy it. Later sold it to fund car parts or some other useless crap. big mistake
  13. M.R. Ogle

    M.R. Ogle Supporting Member

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    80's Moonstone Eclipse with an insanely thin neck... but, amazingly enough, someone on TB actually would up with it after all these years and sent me pics to confirm it.

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  14. Double Agent

    Double Agent Supporting Member

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    Easy...Dingwall Afterburner I.

    Before the Combustion, the Afterburner I was meant to be the affordable Dingwall. The one I owned is still the nicest bass I've ever played or owned. It had a great live tone, and the sound of the bass in a recorded mix was the most amazing thing I've ever heard. Couldn't afford it then, and had to sell it. Can't afford one now, as the MSRP has shot up over $1000 since they were released. Even the used prices have crept out of my price range. Still, I will have to own again someday. It was the perfect passive 5-string IMO.
  15. Spinal Tapper

    Spinal Tapper

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    No offense, but couldn't you just purchase another Ibanez? :meh: They're not too hard to find, and quite inexpensive. Especially if you snag a used one on Craigslist or Ebay or something...great basses. I used to have one.

    My bass I sold and regretted was a Squier II Precision. What did I do? I snagged another one in the same color from a TBer about 2 years ago. :D

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  16. Batmensch

    Batmensch Supporting Member

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    My first bass a Univox EB-2 copy, like this one -
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    Also, my best bass ever, a '78 P-bass, natural finish, black pickguard, rosewood FB. Had to sell it a couple of years ago to pay bills. Makes me sad just thinking about it. :crying:
  17. plangentmusic

    plangentmusic Banned

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    I've owned several. None felt and sounded like that old Soundgear. Oddly enough, ALL Ibanez's have the same flimsy feel to me -- even the expensive models. But that old one was special. I think there were just a batch they made in the 80's that were different. And better.
  18. jim777

    jim777 Tarantula Lobbyist

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    Warwick Infinity Ltd 5 string fretless :(

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  19. Spinal Tapper

    Spinal Tapper

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    ah OK, it was an 80's Ibby. I hear ya there, I played my buddy's 80's ATK and it's a total beast. Feels very woody and solid with super hot pickups.
  20. Rezdog

    Rezdog Supporting Member

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    Greetings from the North,

    1. Hayman 4040

    2. 1st year Les Paul Recording Bass

    3. 1978 4001 Rickenbacker

    Yup young and dumb.....:atoz:


    Rezdog
  21. moonshinegtrs

    moonshinegtrs Gold Supporting Member

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    A '64 T-Bird II that I had in the mid eighties. It had a repaired headstock and turquoise inlaid in the T-Bird logo on the pickguard (just in case someone on here has it now. Not that I could afford it!). I was living in Ok. City and sent it to Guitar Trader in N.Y. in a trade for something incredibly stupid. :rollno:

    Moonshine :bassist:

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