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Am I just jealous, or........

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by {OE}, Nov 1, 2004.

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  1. {OE}


    Sep 23, 2004
    Connecticut, U.S.
    ...is this totally rediculous!? :rolleyes:

    I'm wondering if its a rich kid who was royally spoiled or simply cannot make up his mind! :eyebrow: I suppose it could just be a lie, but I do know there are some seriously spoiled kids out there.

    Has anyone here even approached owning this amount of basses in approximately the same amount of time; if so, for what reason?

    :The following quoted from the web:

    The Bass List

    Here is a list of basses that I have owned since I began playing the bass in 1996. I'll keep adding as I remember. The amps list is at the bottom.

    001. Atelier Z Jazz 5 - black
    002. Benavente Vortex Custom 5 - natural
    003. Bolin/NS 5 string - blue
    004. Brubaker NBS-Custom 5 - black
    005. Brubaker NBS-Custom 5 - sunburst
    006. Brubaker NBS-Custom 5 - blueburst
    007. Brubaker NBS-Custom 5 Fretless - violet
    008. Carruthers Custom P/J - sonic blue
    009. Carvin LB75 Fretless - black
    010. DeArmond Starfire - red
    011. Dingwall Afterburner - blue
    012. Epiphone El Capitan - natural
    013. Ernie Ball/Musicman Stingray 5 - orange
    014. Ernie Ball/Musicman Stingray 5 - yellow
    015. Ernie Ball/Musicman Stingray - blueburst
    016. Ernie Ball/Musicman Stingray Anniversary - natural
    017. Ernie Ball/Musicman Stingray - black sparkle
    018. Ernie Ball/Musicman Sterling - blue
    019. F Bass BN5 Studio - cherryburst
    020. FBB Custom Fretless 5 - natural
    021. Fender 57 P-Bass Vintage Reissue - sunburst
    022. Fender 62 P-Bass Vintage Reissue - Olympic white
    023. Fender 62 Jazz Bass Vintage Reissue - Lake Placid blue
    024. Fender 64 Custom Shop Relic Jazz Bass - sunburst
    025. Fender 75 Jazz Bass Reissue - natural
    026. Fender FMT Deluxe Jazz Bass 5 - cherryburst
    027. Fender Sting Signature Model P-Bass - sunburst
    028. Fender Donald "Duck" Dunn Signature Model P-Bass- candy apple red
    029. Fender Hot Rodded Precision Bass - orange
    030. Fender Hot Rodded Precision Bass - orange
    031. Fender Hot Rodded Precision Bass - orange (yes, I've had three of these!)
    032. Fender 50 Anniversary American Series P-Bass - butterscotch blonde
    033. Fender American Standard P-Bass - white blonde
    034. Fender American Standard Jazz Bass - black
    035. Fender 66 P-Bass (the $500 miracle) - sunburst
    036. Fender Standard Jazz Bass - white
    037. Fender Standard Jazz Bass - midnight wine
    038. Fender California P-Bass Special - black
    039. Fender HMT Semi-Acoustic Bass - black
    040. Fender Noel Redding Signature Model Jazz Bass - sunburst
    041. Fender Sting Signature Model P-Bass - black
    042. Fender Squier Precision Bass (my first bass!) - white
    043. Fodera Emperor Elite 5
    044. G&L L-5500 - honeyburst
    045. G&L Tribute SB-2 - sunburst
    046. Gibson Thunderbird - sunburst
    047. Gibson EB-3 - cherry red
    048. Gretsch Broadkaster Bass - orange
    049. Hamer Cruise Bass 2TEK 5 (my first real bass!) - candy blue
    050. Ken Smith CR5M - natural
    051. Lakland Joe Osborn USA - teal green metallic
    052. Lakland Skyline Joe Osborn - Sherwood green
    053. Lakland 4-94 - tealburst
    054. Lakland 55-63 - trans blue
    055. Lakland Hollowbody Deluxe - tealburst
    056. Lakland Skyline 55-01 - sunburst
    057. Lakland Skyline Darryl Jones - Lake Placid blue
    058. Martin Sigma STB-RE Acoustic - natural
    059. MTD 535 - orangeburst
    060. MTD 535 - natural (love it!)
    061. MTD 635 - green
    062. Mike Lull Modern 5 - green with LEDs
    063. Mike Lull P - natural
    064. Modulus Quantum 4 - red
    065. Modulus Quantum 5 - green
    066. Modulus Quantum 5 - blue/purpleburst
    066. Modulus Genesis VJ - sunburst
    067. PRS Electric Bass - violinburst
    068. Peavey G-Bass - black sparkle
    069. Reverend Rumblefish 5L - blue
    070. Reverend Rumblefish 5L - black
    071. Reverend Brad Houser - that weird metal finish
    072. Rick Turner Electroline 5 fretless - blue
    073. Rick Turner Electroline 4 fretless - natural
    074. Rickenbacker 4003 - whatever that sunburst is called
    075. Roscoe LG-3005 - cobalt blue
    076. Sadowsky Vintage 5 - cherryburst
    077. Spector NS5CR - black
    078. Spector NS5-JHCM - blue
    079. Tacoma Thunderchief - natural
    080. Taylor AB-2 - natural
    081. Taylor AB-3 - blue
    082. Tobias Pro 6 - red
    083. Tyler 5 String - black
    084. Wal Mach II - natural
    085. Wal Mach I - white
    086. Warrior Studio Plus 5 - natural
    087. Pedulla Thunderbolt 5 - peacock blue
    088. Pedulla Thunderbolt 6 - black
    089. Warwick Dolphin Pro - blue
    090. Warwick Corvette Jazzman LE - natural
    091. Warwick FNA5 - green
    092. Yamaha TRB6II - blue
    093. Yamaha TRBJP - black
    094. Yamaha RBX5 - red
    095. Zon Sonus 5 - blue
    096. Carvin AC50 - black
    097. Hamer Chaparral 12 String - black
    098. MTD Kingston 5 - black
    099. Moon Jazz 5 - blue
    100. Peavey Cirrus 6 - natural
    101. Yamaha BB-Nathan East Signature Model - blue
    102. ESP 400 Series P-Bass - pink
    103. Green Warmoth Thunderbird Style Bass
    104. Warmoth/Fender Precision Bass - sonic blue
    105. Mike Lull Jazz Bass - natural
    106. Ritter Classic 5 Graphite - natural
    107. Fender 70-something Jazz Bass with black block inlays - black
    108. Fender 62 P-Bass Vintage Reissue - ice blue metallic
    109. Epiphone Allen Woody Signature - red
    110. Bone Fretless Four String - natural
    111. Fender Precision Bass Elite - black
    112. Alembic Orion - natural
    113. Lakland 55-94 Deluxe - trans amber
    114. Fujigen 4 String - natural
    115. Rickenbacker 4003 - turquoise
    116. Kenneth Lawrence Associate 5 - blueburst
    117. Fender Aerodyne - black
    118. Ernie Ball/Music Man S.U.B. - black
    119. Fender Victor Bailey Jazz Bass - natural
    120. 1976 Music Man Stingray - natural
    121. Ibanez Musician "Bean Bass" - natural
    122. Lakland Skyline 55-02 - cherryburst
    123. Spector Euro 4 - natural
    124. Nordstrand SC5 - natural
    125. Fernandes P-Bass - red
    126. Fender 1974 Jazz Bass - olympic white
    127. ESP/LTD Viper 304
    128. Yamaha TRB5P - redburst
    129. Fender Ashbory - blue
    130. DiPinto Belvedere - gold
    131. Valley Arts 5 string - cherryburst
    132. Spector NS4CRFM - orange
    133. Lakland USA Joe Osborn 5 - black
    134. Zon Legacy Standard - blue
    135. Fender 75 Reissue Jazz Bass Factory Special Run - white
    136. Sadowsky Vintage 4 PJ - white
    137. Fender Marcus Miller Signature Jazz Bass - sunburst
    138. Gibson SG-Z - red
    139. Rickenbacker 4003 - fireglo
    140. Ernie Ball/Music Man Bongo - Rolls burgundy
    141. Sadowsky Vintage 4 PJ - Olympic white
    142. MTD 535 - blueburst
    143. G&L SB-1 - Lake Placid blue
  2. If he needs someone to take a couple of those basses off his hands, I'm available.

    And I am interested in the Wal -Mach II, a rick 4003, the Yamaha RBX75, one of the five string Modulus', and maybe some other 5er.

    I'm there for him. ;)
  3. DaveDeVille

    DaveDeVille ... you talkin' to me ?? Supporting Member

    Holy Sh!+ ... 143 basses ?
    are you saying you've owned all those ?
    or is this list someone else's ?

    the biggest store in town dosen't have 143 basses !!
    the mind wobbles ...

    i noticed you don't have a Valenti , you must be slipping ! :eyebrow:
  4. {OE}


    Sep 23, 2004
    Connecticut, U.S.
    LOL, I wish I owned them; its just a list I found on the web. I did a little more searching and these are basses this "kid" has owned, he currently plays the MTD 535

    I cannot even fathom owning that many; thats why I was asking if theres anyone here who does..... just one question... why!?

    I mean this from a players perspective, not a collectors....

    At most, there are maybe 20 basses I would like to own
  5. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002
    Well, I'm sure the kid(this is a kid? or are you not sure?) has a reasonable financial backing, but don't get too thrown by the sheer numbers. Unless he had all those basses at once, chances are he just traded in a lot and put his fingers in many pies so to speak.

    Like, I know this cat, he does the same thing with Apple computers, he'll have a powerbook one month then an iBook the next. It's not so much that he's rolling in the dough, he just understands how well Apple computers retain their value, and he's a masterful ebay salesman. Essentially, he may put in $2100 initially, after 5 or 6 sales, he usually ends up at most losing $100 or 200, and he gets to have 5 or 6 awesome computers. Sometimes he's even gained money from all his ebay wrangling.

    I suspect it's a similar case here, so you have like 3 or 4 different stingrays, each the same, just different colors, well, that says to me that he likely got one, returned it a week later for a different color, then again and again, I dunno.

    Or he's totally loaded and just likes to blow money.
  6. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Looks like Funky Carnivores list.

    I've owned just about as many basses as he did & we have the same birthday.
  7. ...and I though I was a gear whore...
  8. Dammmn!
    If only ....
    Man he even owns my dream bass that will take me a half of year giging to get
    Oh well back to the drawing board I must say that's a impressive range
    I wonder if he takes charity cases?
  9. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    Watch this trick...

    I own 1000 basses, all of them spikey.

    I'd want to see pictures.
  10. He's a pussy

    Only 5 fretless basses on the list :ninja: :bag:

  11. Squidfinger

    Squidfinger I wish I could sing like Rick Danko.

    Jan 7, 2004
    Shreveport LA
    Since 1996 :eek: ! That's just obscene if it's true. I have less than zero respect for him.
  12. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Well, I'm sure he'll be pleased to hear that. Funky/Jerome does go through a lot of basses, but it's not like he owned them all concurrently.

    And it's not all that bad, really.

    143/8 (years) = 16.75 basses a year. Or, 1.395 per month. Assuming he had no "keepers" that were constant. I think I read somewhere the most he's ever had at once has been less than 6. And, a lot of trades, so #9 might have left only to have #10 take it's place, it's not like he had some huge warehouse with all these at once, or anything.
  13. Joe Turski

    Joe Turski

    Jul 29, 2003
    All the power to him. I wish I could say that I've played all those.
  14. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Why? :confused:

    You just insulted a fellow TBer & one of my friends & that's just wrong!!!!!!!! :mad:
  15. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Yeah, but you're flat out lying. :)
  16. Yep, it's true.

    I'm not a kid. I'm 25 years old, and I'm a youth minister at a church. I currently own six basses. I have two reasonably steady gigs, and I like gear. I got into this thing about eight years ago, and shortly after, I discovered I had a knack for buying and selling gear. I manage to find good deals, and when I turn a bass, I'm always glad when I can offer it to another player at a good price. I'm not sure why that would cause somebody to have "less than zero respect" for me, but I guess everyone's entitled to an opinion. I'm pretty sure if you were to ask the dozens of TB'ers to whom I've given nice deals on cool gear, you might change your mind about my level of "spoiled-ness".

    As for the original question...I dunno if you're jealous or not, but I think I'd be respectful enough to not draw conclusions about an individual that I knew very little about.

  17. 20db pad

    20db pad

    Feb 11, 2003
    I been everywhere, man...
    None. At all.
    I'd have a list much like that if I never bought a Sadowsky. The quest ended there.

    I only know FC as an interesting fella with an advanced degree in Divinity or something related to that. Ultimately, his collection and/or purchasing habits are his money and his business.
  18. Scottie Johnson

    Scottie Johnson

    Sep 8, 2004
    That is truly an amazing list. I wish I was around here when I was in the market for a new bass.

    More power to you if you can buy and sell in mass quantity like that.
  19. :eyebrow:

    I look at that list, all of the money spent...

    ...and I think of all the musical education I could buy for myself with it.

  20. Aaron


    Jun 2, 2001
    Bellingham, WA

    Well I have no respect for you because there isn't a single hanewinckel on that list! :p

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