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Basses : Years Playing Ratio

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by agreatheight, Apr 25, 2009.

  1. Total number of bass owned / years playing.

    So for me...

    Owned and sold: 8 basses
    Hondo P
    Aria Pro The Cat
    Kawai P/J
    Ibanez SR800 Fretless
    Hamer Chaparral 8
    Fender P
    Stingray 5

    Still own: 3 basses
    Zon Sonus
    Fender J
    Tobais Growler Fretless

    Total basses: 11 basses

    Years playing: 23 years

    11 divided by 23 = .48

    What's your ratio number?
  2. Ziltoid

    Ziltoid I don't play bass

    Apr 10, 2009
    Yam rbx760
    Schecter studio 6 (not there yet)


    Years playing: 3? i don't recall when i started
    ratio : .66
  3. bThumper38

    bThumper38 brian ebert

    Hard to tell but somewhere around 35 basses in 20 years, but than again I went through five in the last year. I currently own three. I commit myself to one bass at a time=).
  4. barboom


    Sep 23, 2008
    Ottawa, ON
    yamaha fretless
    ibanez soundgear
    70's ric copy

    years playing = 4.5ish years

    ratio = .67 basses per year
  5. lamonica78


    Feb 9, 2008
    Owned/Sold: 6

    Fender Squier P-bass
    Carlo Robelli Fretless
    OLP Music Man Stingray
    Hamer 5 String
    Spector ReBop 5
    Pedulla Rapture J2 5 Fretless

    Still own - 2
    Human Base X.0c5
    Human Base X.oc5 Fretless

    Years played - 12

    ratio - .66/year
  6. tacozombies


    Jul 24, 2008
    Bristol, CT
    Cort Curbow
    Ibanez GSR200

    Still own- 3
    Fender Jazz
    Fender P

    Playing- 8 years

    1.6 a year
  7. Years - 3 I think

    Basses - 1 Peavey Millenium BXP

    Ratio- .33
  8. Bocete

    Bocete My E string is 36 1/4" long

    Sep 30, 2006
    5/8 = 0.625 basses a year, not the other way around :rolleyes:

    Me, 2 basses in 3 years: 0.66
  9. Owned and sold:
    Yamaha BB300 x 2(had two of them)
    Ernie Ball Stingray5
    Fender Jazz Deluxe 5
    Spector NS-2A
    Spector NS-20004
    Fender Pbass(american)
    Danelectro DC Bass
    Squire Jazz bass Standard
    Hohner B2A(Steinberger copy)

    In Stock:
    1993 Ernie Ball Sterling(main recording bass)
    Danelectro Dano 63
    Wishbass Hyper fretless
    1960's Montaya(Heavy mods)
    Carlo Robell SWD with emg(main live bass)

    Years playing: 15 years

    Ratio: 1
  10. wdinc01


    Nov 19, 2005
    Jacksonville, FL
    Basses owned - 4
    Squier Affinity P-Bass
    Spector Legend P/J
    Fender MIA Jazz Deluxe V
    G&L Tribute L2500

    Years playing - 4

    Ratio: 1

    Boy, I sure hope I keep this ratio!
  11. Disraeli Gears

    Disraeli Gears

    May 29, 2007
    Basses owned:
    Geddy Lee J
    Matsumoku semihollow
    Kramer Striker

    Basses sold:

    Years playing:
    2 and a half

    my ratio: 1.2
  12. DanGouge


    May 25, 2000
    Squier Precision
    Fender Precision Special "cowpoke"
    Ken Smith Burner
    DeArmond Ashbory

    Still Own:
    Gibson SB-300
    Fender Jazz AV62
    Fender Jazz fretless
    EB/MM Sterling

    Total: 8 basses
    Years Playing: 14


    Edit: My ratio is relatively low, I should get out there and buy something!
  13. BioDriver

    BioDriver A Cinderella story

    Aug 29, 2008
    Austin, TX
    Yamaha RBX260 (sold)
    Ibanez SR885
    Fender Hot Rod MIA P (fire)
    Fender Am. Std. J


    4/12 = 1/3 = 0.3333333333333333333
    P Bass
    Spector Legend 5

    Jazz Bass
    SX P Bass fretless
    Washburn Status Series 1000

    19 years

  15. lawsonman


    Dec 19, 2005
    NW IL
    11 Basses over 45 years. = .24
  16. HogieWan


    Feb 4, 2008
    Lafayette, LA
    owned 5 basses (still own 2)
    playing for 14 years

    14/5 = 2.8
  17. Hamerguy


    Mar 29, 2008
    Fender Am Dlx J
    Fender Am Dlx J fretless
    Gibson Q-80
    Gibson RD Artist
    Hamer Chaparral Bass

    Years playing: 20
    5/20 = 1/4 = 0.25
  18. owned and sold 21 basses, still own my 2 G&L's
    been playing for 21 years.
    21/21 = 1

    G&L US L2500 trans white, gun oil tint, rosewood on ashbody
    G&L US L2000 natural, maple neck on ash body
    Modulus Q5 three of em
    Modulus Q6
    Modulus VJ
    Modulus Q5 sweetspot
    Rickenbacker 4003 JetGlow
    Azola Bugbass
    Fender Pbass
    Fender Geddy lee
    Acacia Gruv5
    Yamaha bb5000a
    MusicMan Stingray
    MusicMan Stingray5
    Carvin 6string fretless
    Carvin Bunny Brunnel
    Godin 5string semi acoustic
    Ibanez SdGr 800
    Ibanez BTB455qm
  19. mikezimmerman

    mikezimmerman Supporting Member

    Apr 29, 2001
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Owned: 71 (still have 3)
    Years played: 30
    Ratio: 2.37 basses/year
  20. Own:
    Lakland 55-02
    Warwick FNA5
    Dean Edge Fretless
    Carlo Robelli 8
    Michael Kelly Acoustic Fretless
    Ovation Acoustic
    Conklin GT7
    Charvel (somthing)

    Washburn Lyon (P bass copy)
    Stienberger dbl neck

    12 basses
    14 years playing
    .85 years per bass
    or 1.16 basses per year
    Too many

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