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Are you sick of your current bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by dmaki, Mar 13, 2002.

  1. dmaki


    Apr 29, 2000
    I've been getting sick of my Ibanez GSR 200 (with EMG's added) but today I was bored and thought I'd lower the action and adjust the pickup height, and it plays like a completely different bass! So, if you're in bass-despair, try making some adjustments or maybe some modifications before giving up all hope:D

    Ignorance leaves lots of room for enlightenment,
  2. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    You're basically right, but in my case it's impossible.
    There's no (good) way to turn a fourstring into a sixer.
  3. John Davis

    John Davis Guest

    Mar 27, 2001
    Houston, Texas
    Yes there is...

    Four-String -> Cash -> Sixer
  4. Brendan

    Brendan Supporting Member

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Good call John! :D

    I've not gotten bored of my 4 string, after 4 years, I'm still amazed that I love it so much.
  5. I havent gotten sick of mine yet. Nor do i think i will. Not because there isnt so so many better basses out there but you can vary your tone so so much but changing your technique.
  6. Ryan L.

    Ryan L. Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2000
    West Fargo, ND
  7. I am, but that's only because I went to Mars yesterday, and was playing on American P-Basses and Carvin 6 stringers and fretless upon fretless, so it leaves me achin' for a new bass when I come home to my Squier P-Bass.
  8. CrawlingEye

    CrawlingEye Member

    Mar 20, 2001
    Easton, Pennsylvania
    I'm very happy with my Sterling, and I wouldn't give it up for anything.

    However, I do want to add this to my round up:


    Millennium Plus (Jazz)
  9. NO way...i have a spector..muuhahahahha
  10. I do sometimes, but that's because i basically only have one bass i play. That's my spector. It's a great bass, but i'd love to have something with a different feel and sound, so i can change it up. Something like a Wal or US MTD :-D
  11. dmaki


    Apr 29, 2000
    now that you all showed up my bass I want a new one again... damn you;)
  12. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon

    May 10, 2000
    Redmond, WA
    Microsoft Product Designer

    to the grave with this one.


  13. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Gold Supporting Member

    I'm not sick of any of 'em!
  14. if you are getting sick of your instrument, then you aren't practicing enough...good gear won't make you play better. ;)
  15. Oysterman


    Mar 30, 2000
    It would be sad if I was because I just bought it!

    EDIT: Typo
  16. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon

    May 10, 2000
    Redmond, WA
    Microsoft Product Designer
    good gear CAN inspire.

    i get that way everytime i play mine.

    same token, i still have a place for my nasty little fender.

  17. If inspiration has to come from a bass, then inspiration is expensive!!!

    it's not like that with me.
  18. Very true.

    I got bored with my 4, got a 5, played the crap outta it, upgraded my four, and now play them both equally.
  19. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon

    May 10, 2000
    Redmond, WA
    Microsoft Product Designer

    if i didn't have a bass, i'd make music with pots and pans.

    hell, a lot of the music i listen to sounds like somone threw a drawer full of silverware down the stairs.

  20. Logically: If you have a 7 string, you won't get bored with for 7 years, not to even speak about a 12 stringer.

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