Average Bass(es) you dont NEED to have but WANT to have

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by rogerbmiller, Aug 18, 2004.

  1. rogerbmiller

    rogerbmiller Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 16, 2003
    Ok, here is a topic. What are the "average" basses (not the "creme de la creme") you just absolutely want to own but don't need to? For example, I jones all of the time for Ibanez ATK's and Roadstar's, Peavey T-40's and Dyna Basses, and last but not least, old Japanese Aria's.

    In other words, I own good stuff, but the "good stuff" is not usually what I need to cure my constant GAS. I generally crave nostalgia-- those "run of the mill" basses from when I started playing that were never "high end" but were always good and really cool to own. Now that I can spend $200 here and there, those are what I look for.

    How about you?

  2. DemoEtc


    Aug 18, 2004
    It would be cool to have a Lucy Lucite again.
  3. I'd love my old MTD K5 back.. that's for sure..
  4. Jazzin'

    Jazzin' ...Bluesin' and Funkin'

    some fenders(do they count as average?) would be cool to have.
  5. bassaussie


    Oct 6, 2001
    Man, I know EXACTLY what you're talking about! I own some nice high end gear, as well as some vintage stuff, yet I constantly find myself searching Ebay for old Ibanez basses, old Euro-cheeseball stuff (Eko, Klira, Goya etc), Danos and Silvertones, and Yamaha BB basses from the 80s. Oh, and I desperately want a Harmony H22 semi acoustic bass. I'd KILL for one!! Worst thing is that some of this stuff is starting to get really collectable in it's own right, so the days of cheap guitar collections are definitely over.
  6. keb


    Mar 30, 2004
  7. easily an ATK or an ESP 8-string.

    hey roger, i just got back from a guitar store, and they had a dynabass there! you should buy it!
  8. DemoEtc


    Aug 18, 2004
    Hehehe...I've got it: I'd love to have my old Sears Silvertone Violin Bass back. My first bass. Funny 'scroll' headstock and everything.

    Yah, that would do it. Clean it, polish it, restring it and set it beside the Turser Beatle and think "Wow...now there's a 30 year story!"

  9. Planet Boulder

    Planet Boulder Hey, this is a private residence...man Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2001
    6,482 feet above sea level
    I once had impure thoughts. Oh, and I pluck my ear hair.
    If I could find one cheap enough, a Hohner headless.
  10. Deano Destructo

    Deano Destructo Music Man/Upton addict. Hasn't slept since 1979. Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2000
    Austin, TX
    I wouldn't mind a Fender Geddy Lee or a old gibson eb-3 :hyper: .
  11. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Good basses. And you had a chance to get mine, but.....

    But, MIJ Fenders. Mmm.
  12. mgmadian


    Feb 4, 2002
    Austin, TX
    Great question... a couple that come to mind:
    * Hofner / Beatle bass copy
    * Steinberger headless copy
    * Peavey T-40 and TL5 / TL6
    * Gibson Grabber
    * Old Gibson "Angus Young" bass copy (don't know the model)
    * Danelectro
    * Yamaha Motion bass
    * second the idea below for the cheapo Eko-type instruments
    * Sadowsky 5-string with figured maple top

    ...err...maybe not that last one...
  13. What would be a reasonable price for a new Hohner headless?

    I think I saw one the other day.
  14. niomosy


    Nov 9, 2002
    An Ibanez Iceman and an old Steinberger would probably do it for me. I don't find myself pining for much in the way of "average" stuff at this point.
  15. Aaron Saunders

    Aaron Saunders

    Apr 27, 2002
    Reasonable, or the price Hohner expects? :spit:

    -Ibanez EDC705, EADGC
    -Danelectro Longhorn
    -Godin SD5
    -MusicMan SUB
    -Fender Geddy Lee Jazz
    -Ibanez SRX700
    -Ibanez BTB406QM
    -G&L Tribute L2500
    -G&L Tribute L2000 fretless
    -Yamaha BB604
    -Yamaha RBX774
  16. mikezimmerman

    mikezimmerman Supporting Member

    Apr 29, 2001
    Omaha, Nebraska
    It'd be nice to have another Ibanez Roadstar or Musician--those are the first ones that come to mind for me.

  17. Yamaha RBX775 and/or JM2
    Sheehan sig semi-acoustic
    Any Fender Jazz
    MM Stingray (all white)
  18. Arthur U. Poon

    Arthur U. Poon

    Jan 30, 2004
    SLC, Utah -USA-
    Endorsing Artist: Mike Lull Custom Basses
    Keb, I have one exactly like the one pictured. I bought it about 10 years ago for my nephew, but he never took off on it. I'm holding on to it just in case one of my daughters want to learn bass in the future.

    My second bass was a black Musicmaster.
  19. Arthur U. Poon

    Arthur U. Poon

    Jan 30, 2004
    SLC, Utah -USA-
    Endorsing Artist: Mike Lull Custom Basses
    I would'nt call these 'crap basses', but they're somewhat rare:

    1. Rickenbacker 4002
    2. Spector NS-1
    3. Original Steinberger