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BEST BASSES OF ALL TIME

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by basstastic, Nov 27, 2001.


  1. Im teaching my best friends sister a thing or two on our prefered instrument and she got herself some money to buy herself a guitar. So I went with her to the music shop in the mall to help her spot the good buys from the bad buys. I gots to talking with the guy in the store showing her basses. And then we got talking about what basses are better and which are the best. We both aggreed on the Fender Jazz bass being up there at the top.

    I think i read somewhere that a poll was conducted and the top three came out.

    1. Fender Jazz Bass
    2. Musicman Stingray
    3. Warwick Streamer Stage I

    Now, i dont know where this was from or if it is right, after all its down to personal opinion right. So, what are your top three's for the best of all time????

    (I did search for similar threads to no avail)
     
  2. Warwick Streamer Stage I? Uhh...cool bass, but I don't know if it deserves #3.

    1. James Jamerson's P-Bass
    1. Jaco's Jazz Bass
    1. Paul McCartney's Hofner
     
  3. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    Warwick Streamer Stage 1
    Fender Jazz & P
    Music Man Stingray
    Honorable mention: Ampeg Baby Bass
     
  4. :mad:Where is the L-2000?!:mad:
     
  5. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    All you flame throwers keep in mind, this is based on OPINION!:)
     
  6. Brian Barrett

    Brian Barrett

    Nov 25, 2001
    Murfreesboro, TN (Nashville)
    Dealer LowEndBassShop.com, Builder LowEndBasses.com
    This is also based on instruments costing under $1000 obviously. Realizing that there are basses out there that can take you to many more levels then those ever will!

    Benavente, Fodera, Aacacia, Smith, Sadowsky (for you jazz guys), but actually Pensa will take the sadowsky!

    Any way, while its all opinion, also keep in mind it has to do with your check book!!!

    The player makes the bass not the other way!
     
  7. Yes, its opinion, i was just asking for everyones. THat is all. THere is no right and wrong..


    jeez
     
  8. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    Brian, I agree with you on one thing: The Pensa WILL smoke a Sadowsky!
     
  9. geshel

    geshel

    Oct 2, 2001
    Seattle
    ... I'd think the Spector NS-2 should get props above the Streamer Stage I?

    As far as best, what does that mean? Used consistently in a manner that resulted in great sound? Best playing? All-around? Value? Price no object? Revolutionary?

    The "greats" are certainly J, P, MM.
     
  10. Sir Psycho

    Sir Psycho

    Mar 20, 2001
    ...according to my playing experiments...

    1. Stingray
    2. G&L L-2000
    3. Fender Jazz
    4. Fender P
    5. Modulus Quantum
     
  11. ThunderStik

    ThunderStik Guest

    Jun 25, 2001
    Claremore OK.
    1) Spector
    2) Status (had one, Damn I wish I had it back)
    3) Thumb ( once again, Damn I wish I had it back)
     
  12. barroso

    barroso

    Aug 16, 2000
    Italia
    fender P
    fender J
    rick 4001
    stingray4
    and all the time i put on designing and building my custom made bass will make this one the best bass around!
    i hope
     
  13. ble_rush

    ble_rush

    Jun 13, 2001
    Mty, México
    Fender Jazz (or better, a Sadowsky ! :D
    Rickenbacker 400* series
    Fender P
    MusicMan
     
  14. i hope no one go the wrong idea when I posted those "mad faces" on my thread...i was just playing around...i'm not flaming...i quit that a long time ago:)
     
  15. frankencow150

    frankencow150 Guest

    Oct 17, 2001
    fender p
    fender j
    warwick fretless corvette
     
  16. Turock

    Turock Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2000
    Melnibone
    Fender Precision
    Fender Jazz
    Tobias
     
  17. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    Le Fay Pangton 6

    Marleaux Consat Signature 6

    Human Base Max 6
     
  18. Here's my opinion on what's currently available new:

    $1000 and under
    1. Dean Edge Improv www.deanguitars.com
    2. Brian Moore i Series www.bmcguitars.com
    3. Godin BG series www.lasido.com

    $1000-$1500
    1. Spector NS-CR www.spectorbass.com
    2. Peavey Cirrus www.peavey.com
    3. Washburn RBX900 www.washburn.com
    Honorable mention:
    ....MTD Grendal www.mtobias.com

    Over $2000
    1. Spector NS www.spectorbass.com
    2. Pedulla Thunderbass www.pedulla.com
    3. Zon Legacy Elite www.zonguitars.com
    Too many honorable mentions in this price category!
     
  19. ldiezman

    ldiezman

    Jul 11, 2001
    Nashville
    As much as I love my Ray 5. I don't think its the best bass in the world. nor do I think That there is one particular brand of basses let alone one bass that hands down beats every other bass. Its so subjectional there is no way to decide that. But for me the best bass is my stingray :). If your best bass is a samick... i'll kick you... just kidding. but that s cool too ;)
     
  20. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    Rafterman, that wasn't aimed at you. I was just trying to prevent this thread from getting crazy.