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Changing tastes over time

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by therev, Jul 25, 2012.


  1. therev

    therev

    Apr 28, 2012
    Pittsburgh
    I was playing my OLP stingray last night and I was thinking how my tastes have changed in basses since I began playing. I used to love Yamaha basses and have several of them. I hated Ibanez, the Thunderbird, and OLP/Musicman basses. For both tonal and looks. Now all my Yamahas are gone and I now love Ibanez, Thunderbirds and OLP. They all now feel great to play and I love them all tonally.

    I thinks its Ironic what I once hated, I now like. While some people will stick to playing one or two brands of bass once they find what they like. Maybe I am strange, Idk.
     
  2. mongo2

    mongo2

    Feb 17, 2008
    Da Shaw
    Some people get lucky and either find what they like right away or don't care that much and just play what they have/like for whatever reason. Others just like to change things out whenever they get the urge to do so.
     
  3. Mola Ram

    Mola Ram

    Jan 18, 2010
    Chicago
    Yeah, it happened to me. I was all about neck through, active electronics, 35 scale for about 8-10 years. Right now? Exact opposite. Bolt on, passive, 34 scales.

    For me it was finally realizing that all of my favorite bass recordings were done with those classic bolt on passives and there was no way that I was going to get in that ballpark with the setup I was using.
     
  4. jlepre

    jlepre

    Nov 12, 2007
    Parsippany, NJ
  5. PBnJBassist

    PBnJBassist

    Mar 8, 2011
    Dallas, TX
    I know what you mean. I used to have anything with a Maple fretboard, then I went crazy over them, now - I prefer rosewood - even if the color scheme looks like crap. I also hated modern profile necks from Fender when I first started and leaned towards buying any bass or neck with a regular "C" profile w/vintage frets. Today, that's opposite. Loved glossed necks, now I'd rather have satin finish (still hate plain poly finishes). Started out on a Jazz, went to a Precision, now playing a Jazz w/Precision pickups - necks varying between either. I'll always stick with Fender though. Tried the Musicman, Ibanez, Warwick, and mostly everything underneath the blue moon; Fender is my brand (though I am not a snob about it... much).

    Worst thing about tastes changing over time: buyer's remorse :meh:
     
  6. sugarsand

    sugarsand

    Mar 1, 2009
    california
    What about how it smells when opening the case after not playing that vintage bass you ignored for a number of years?
     
  7. therev

    therev

    Apr 28, 2012
    Pittsburgh
    What vintage basses? When my tastes change, I sell off my basses I no longer like and get new ones.
     

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