Bass JPEG HOARDERS Support Group (Fender Content - plus yours?)

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Son of Wobble, Sep 17, 2017.

  1. Son of Wobble

    Son of Wobble

    Mar 8, 2010
    My phone and all my computer drives contain copious photos of Fenders basses,
    predominantly Precisions. I have all the P basses I need in real life, but in virtual life I am
    insatiable. And so I go on collecting these photos for no purpose. In the parlance, this is known
    as "bass porn."

    Anyone else cursed with a similar bass JPEG-collecting affliction?

    As an outlet to purge both our consciences and our storage drives, I am starting this thread
    where we might all share pix. Should you see your bass here, thank you for posting it initially,
    and be cheered in the knowledge that it is coveted by another.

    Please contribute your photos- but also your JPEG-hoarding horror stories. All fetishes recognized. There are no judgements here.

    Here's an opening hand from a desktop file entitled "virtual bass 2016."


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  2. Woofer


    Sep 24, 2008
    Oh yeah, this is me. Not so much lusting after the particular bass, but that I'm a sucker for a good photo. I like this one a lot. tapatalk_1404444086496.jpeg
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  3. jaybones

    jaybones Inactive

    Mar 4, 2015
    Kelleys Island, Ohio
    @Woofer Maybe its the angle or lighting, but that looks to me like the E and A tuner's plates are overlapping slightly.

    And the 3 strings not trimmed look like a daddy long leg missing a front leg.
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  4. Pbassmanca

    Pbassmanca In the pocket n' thumpy. So woody, so greasy...

    Just when I thought my addiction was under control.....
  5. Son of Wobble

    Son of Wobble

    Mar 8, 2010
    Same here. But as a JPEG HOARDER, I am pretty liberal about finding value in photos of basses.

    This top image, of a Musicmaster, is cluttered. But the tonality captures the patina.
    In this case, the photo caused me to buy the actual bass (via Craigslist).


    Here's a photo I keep to enjoy the finish, and to remind myself "I need one, one of these days."


    I love the photo below because it captures the DENSITY of the bass. It really feels 3D. Makes me want to pick it up.
    Looks like a nice, low action, too.

    Insert Homer drool emoji.

  6. petrus61

    petrus61 Supporting Member

    You killed Boris!
  7. Yes I'll play as well. Some of these are mine, some are basses I dug enough to snag a picture of off the Internet, or possible ideas for future builds.

    I apologize for some of the fuzzy ones, they are due to an older phone camera.

    This is a pic of my 2011 jazz I snapped taking a break from practice. I really liked how it turned out.

    This is a Spector. I took the shot during a recording session. I loved the backdrop. The bass is sweet too.


    An Internet shot, but love the picture.


    Another internet shot. I love the colors of this jazz. I might build one in these colors someday.


    This is a '55 replica I built. Not the greatest picture but I like how the leather couch warms the aged white on the body.
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  8. Son of Wobble

    Son of Wobble

    Mar 8, 2010
    Your entrance into the thread is timely, Sir, as I just found this on my phone and believe
    it belongs to you!

  9. MEKer

    MEKer Supporting member

    May 30, 2006
    I'll tell you about my hoarder thing, even though it is not Fender based, because you said: "Anyone else cursed with a similar bass JPEG-collecting affliction?"

    JPEG hoarder-------sheesh--I qualify. I have over 25,000 pictures of Washburn basses (and guitars)focusing mainly on 1978-1986. Why? I have been resurrecting the lost history of Washburn, that's why. All, I mean ALL, records of Washburn production were intentionally destroyed in 1987 when US Music took over. I have asked an employee from then why they did that. Answer: It was too much trouble to sort and then eventually digitize. Yes, they indeed had computers back then used in business. Just incredible.

    So as I researched, I came to realize so much of vintage Washburn info on the internet was simply wrong in many ways and the couple of books out there are pathetic. Yet most Washie players only had that incorrect info to go on. So for literally years I have been researching sources and searching all over to nail down every model, to get actual years of production nailed down, find out differences of the same model for different years of production, the shapes of the back cavity covers within the same models, fret markers, angles of pot placement, every thing I can think of.

    It has been a great (and sometimes frustrating) chase and I STILL have unanswered questions. Also, what is fun is that I have found mysteries within mysteries and anomalies such as Washburn ads with really bad mistakes in them, factory oddities, basses with incorrect names on the truss rod covers, just amazing stuff.
    What made me love Washburns was my SB-40 I bought new in November 1980 in Hollywood. It is often referred to as the Holy Grail of Washburns. But....go to vintage Washburn sites and then look at the books...and they do even have it listed. :facepalm:

    So, yeah, I qualify as a jpeg hoarder and cursed with a similar bass JPEG-collecting affliction . :)
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  10. Son of Wobble

    Son of Wobble

    Mar 8, 2010

    Your Washburn collection sounds it at this point qualifies as actual scholarship. Are you planning to organize and share your photos and history online? Seems like yours could become the go-to site for Washburn collectors.

    25,000 pieces... :woot:...Keep up the good work! :thumbsup:
  11. Yahboy


    May 21, 2008
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  12. Son of Wobble

    Son of Wobble

    Mar 8, 2010
    That's really gorgeous. Reminds me of Jazz album covers from the 60s with art conveying the dynamism and tension of the contents. The motion conveyed by the spread in focus is nicely buttoned by the curved line of the instrument cable. Amazing how a still life can convey such a sense of movement. Quite brilliant!

  13. Wisebass


    Jan 12, 2017
    Lost in Space
    Hi "Son of Jimmy" formerly known as "son of Lemmy" :D:laugh: oups you did it again :hyper:




  14. Dark Horse

    Dark Horse Supporting Member

    Jul 31, 2008
    Austin, TX
    On my phone currently there are a couple hundred vintage bass photos are just a few ...

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  15. Sigh I think my Facebook has a album with 250 photos of instruments I've owned, way to many are p basses
  16. Dark Horse

    Dark Horse Supporting Member

    Jul 31, 2008
    Austin, TX

    I know the feeling ....
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  17. Son of Wobble

    Son of Wobble

    Mar 8, 2010
    Epic JPEG collection! Just need to offer a victory lap to a couple of these as I add them to my own hard drive, cheers!

    I really love these heavy-patina P basses, particularly the Oly-white-overcoat-worn-back-down-to-wood-and-sunburst. Want one!

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  18. petrus61

    petrus61 Supporting Member

    I really gotta take some shots of my mutt for your JPEG collection. I don't think I've even taken a pic of it in it's current state yet. I'll have to clean some drool/coffee/DNA/beer off it first and get her all gussied up for the affair.
  19. Son of Wobble

    Son of Wobble

    Mar 8, 2010

  20. Son of Wobble

    Son of Wobble

    Mar 8, 2010
    Great! I would likewise like to see some shots of the two instruments belonging to @buldog5151bass
    Been reading for years now about one specific bass he played exclusively for a decade and a half. But yet to see the commemorative pic! Pic or it didn't happen, buldog!
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