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Bass that you found easiest to play (ever)?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Discharge, Jan 5, 2014.

  1. Discharge


    Nov 25, 2006
    I was just wondering what basses you found easiest to play, from the contour of the neck to the way the body sat on your hip...etc.

    For me it was the Sandberg California JM4:


    Probably my least favorite would be the Ric 4003... hated everything about it!

    Easiest 5 banger would have to be the Lakland Skyline DJ5:

  2. Fliptrique


    Jul 22, 2002
    Szczecin, Poland
    Endorsing Artist: Mayones Guitars&Basses, Taurus Amplification
    This one:


    it`s not my lightest bass, it`s not set up as low as some of the other basses I own/owned (still really low compared to most other instruments) but for whatever reason it just feels REALLY right.

    It`s been my main bass for a few years now and will probably stay this way.
  3. jongor

    jongor Supporting Member

    Jan 11, 2003
    Pedulla Rapture.


    Small body size, light weight, small shallow carve neck profile.

    The 5 strings are amazingly playable too.
  4. msact


    Jan 8, 2013
    Somewhere in NJ
    For me, it's my 1981 L1K. It has the best neck I have ever played. Pictures don't do this bass justice. It has a nice aged amber finish that the flash washed out.

  5. Dave Siff

    Dave Siff Supporting Member

    The three basses I remember being the most "like butter" as they say, were a Fodera Victor Wooten bolt-on, a Dingwall Super PJ and a Lakland Joe Osborn, all 4-strings.
  6. Kmonk


    Oct 18, 2012
    South Shore, Massachusetts
    Endorsing Artist: Fender, Spector, Ampeg, Curt Mangan Strings, Nordstrand Pickups, Korg Keyboards
    Spector Euro 4LX. Small body, thing neck.

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  7. snyderz

    snyderz Supporting Member

    Aug 20, 2000
    AZ mountains
    I've had several that were 'easy' players. (MIJ Jazz, Stambaugh, Fodera Monarch, Sterling). But they are all gone, and the SB-2 stays.

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  8. micgtr71


    Dec 4, 2012
    Bongo 5 for the five string
    Fender Jazz for the 4

    Still looking for a comfortable 6
  9. Wood&Tronics Chronos single cut 5-string! :bassist:

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  10. Mike M.

    Mike M.

    Feb 14, 2010
    4 string...my 2009 American Standard Jazz bass. First time I played that bass I knew I finally found "thee one." A very close second (if not equal) is my MIJ Classic 70's P bass.

    For 5 string I'm pretty happy with my SR505.
  11. peledog


    Jul 9, 2010
    San Diego, CA
    My first Spector

    ReBop 4DLX-FM
  12. inthebassclef

    inthebassclef Supporting Member

    Jan 8, 2012
    my modulus tbx
  13. My Warwick Thumb 6 (sweet lil' thang in the middle) is the easiest to play but at a phat n' sassy 12 lbs. the hardest to hold.

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  14. zortation


    Dec 26, 2011
    Toronto, ON
    Any Fbass BN series I have tried has played like butter...so Fbass!
  15. My FBB Bassworks Kaba medium scale five string. It fits me like a glove.


    Second place goes to a MM Classic that I played in GC when I still shopped there. It was right after they introduced the Classic line and another noodler was playing it and handed it to me and said "Here man. Try THIS." It left an indelible imprint on my brains.

    I know, brains is supposed to be singular, but it's so much funnier as brains.
  16. pacojas

    pacojas "FYYA BUN"

    Oct 11, 2009
    da Pino!,.... fuggedaboudit!:cool:
  17. Discharge


    Nov 25, 2006
    I really liked the MM Stingray 4 but I found the neck very slow so I sold it (beautiful trans red body and head), maybe I should try another one :bassist:
  18. Roscoe East

    Roscoe East

    Aug 22, 2011
    As I wrote back in this thread:

  19. KlystronNoir


    May 18, 2013
    Fender pawnshop mustang.
  20. PRS #11


    This is kind of hard to explain, and I don't have a photo from an "above" angle for illustration purposes - but the neck is angled back towards the player - more than a few degrees - in quite a different fashion than any other bass I know of. If you look at the instrument from above, the neck angle emphasizes that the body is actually shaped like a wedge. This adds an element of playing comfort that you miss when you pick up any other bass.

    It's somehow more comfortable with the neck angled back.