Basses you can’t forget, but never owned.

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  1. Pazelaya93


    Jan 2, 2015

    That Dingwall is always going to please my eyes being green and yellow, my two fave colors
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  2. DirtDog


    Jun 7, 2002
    The Deep North
    Road Worn 60s P before the pricing on them got nuts
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  3. telecopy


    Dec 6, 2009
    Rickenbacker 4005 Fireglo
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  4. Pazelaya93


    Jan 2, 2015
    Couple years ago I went to guitar center with one of my buddies, and this 6 string singlecut Ibanez caught my attention, I played it and was blown away. Being young and broke I did not buy it but man that thing was Smoove and played like butter
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  5. The legendary basses owned by huge name bass idols who were gracious enough to let me play them over the years.

    There's a long list, but the ones that affected me the most were Chris Squire's basses, just because of my obsession with some of his earlier playing/songs (Well, the entire band of Yes, really).

    I got to play one of Geddy's basses back when I was like 17, briefly, at an Ontario music festival thing that he was doing a sort of bass clinic thing... played a Steinberger that was his, which led me to save up and get my own not long after.

    There are other situations like those, although much of it is a big blur now to me. It's the sort of thing that would come back if I put lots of thought into it and had some late night memory revelations LoL.

    I know I always wanted a Pedulla Buzz of my own.... likely will never happen now (and with my Carvin fretless it might be a little moot... they are similar based on the pedula I DID get to play (but wasn't mine) for a while long ago).
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  6. Fender4Me

    Fender4Me The Undertaker

    Well, being the Fender affecunado that I am, believe it or not, it was a new Stingray with a roasted neck that a friend bought about 8 years ago. That thing had [email protected] !
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  7. pbass888

    pbass888 Supporting Member

    Jul 8, 2009
    This one below, Sting’s fretless .. when I was 16 in 1982 , I worked and got a fretted version that was promptly stolen at a gig 4 months later.

    My teacher at the time was a great bassist and was endorsed by Ibanez. He had the fretted and fretless version that I played during lessons. . I have never owned an Ibanez since....

  8. CGramazio

    CGramazio Supporting Member

    Jan 20, 2011
    Gilbert, AZ
    I'm a big Sting fan. Horrible on the bass being stolen. That's a couple dream basses stolen is this thread. Who does that kind of thing? We musicians struggle so much for our gear and bond with it to such a great extent it's like losing a limb.
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  9. i played a purple pedulla rapture 1 pickup version at guitar center years ago.

    i knew very little about basses at the time, i was a decent enough player for a kid. all i knew is that i loved how that bass sounded.

    have tried grabbing one ever since, but they never pop up when im in "spend" mode.
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  10. wmhill


    Aug 20, 2012
    upstate NY
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    Back in the 80s, my bass was in the shop and they gave me a Gibson Victory bass as a loner. I still can't forget how awful that thing was, and it's been decades.
  11. Bogart Blackstone fretless 5
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  12. Ed Goode

    Ed Goode Jersey to Georgia Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Nov 4, 2004
    Acworth, GA
    Endorsing Artist: FBB Bass Works
    I’ve never seen it in person, but I have been chasing this bass for 15 years ... FBB fretless 8

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  13. EdwardofHuncote

    EdwardofHuncote I Still Dream of Jeannie Supporting Member

    Aug 21, 2013
    Southwest Virginia
    Alembic #73-39. (the 39th instrument produced at the 60 Brady St. shop) Missed it by a phone call... never got over it. :(


    Some of her DNA went into my eventual Custom build, but that old dragon was a badass to the core. The good news is; someone else did buy it and have it restored by Alembic. :)
  14. ELG60

    ELG60 Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2017
    This one was available a few months back, but money was just a little too tight to make it happen and the TB'er sold it locally. An Adam Clayton refinished by Marty Bell. Price seemed reasonable too:
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  15. CGramazio

    CGramazio Supporting Member

    Jan 20, 2011
    Gilbert, AZ
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  16. CGramazio

    CGramazio Supporting Member

    Jan 20, 2011
    Gilbert, AZ
    That's a helluva lot of bass!
  17. packhowitzer

    packhowitzer 155mm of pure destruction

    Apr 20, 2011
    I played a Spector Euro bass when I was a teen in the early 90s. It fit like a glove and that reverse P-J sounded great to my ears. It was out of my price range, and I've never owned a Spector, but it's always stayed with me what a nice bass it was and how good it played and sounded.
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  18. 57pbass

    57pbass Supporting Member

    Aug 1, 2004
    Bayside, New York
    It was in my hands.. and I put it back. $800.00
    Maybe 15 years ago. 75942A0F-D7C5-467C-B850-57EE37D93F03.jpeg
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  19. burgerdj


    Dec 4, 2006
    Back in the early-mid 90s when I was just starting out, I played a boire Dolphin I that was in a used gear shop. Price: $1200. I couldn’t believe anyone would spend that much on a bass...:banghead:
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  20. I got to try out a used Pedulla right handed fretted bass at the Hollywood Guitar Center many many moons ago. Even though it was a righty, I could tell that it played fantastically and I have always yearned for a lefty Pedulla fretless with no lines. Sadly that will never happen now that Mike has retired.

    I was in Vegas for a Rush concert and there was a Vegas CL ad for a Ken Smith lefty 4 string fretted for an unreal price. People on were calling BS on that one. I contacted the guy and we met at a fish-n-chips restaurant and I got to handle the bass for a bit and took a bunch of pictures and posted on leftybassist that the deal was for real. I don't recall whatever happened with the bass sale, but I just remember that it felt very good and if it were a fretless 5 or 6 string I would have bought it right there. I still think of that bass today.
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