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Confession, don't judge me...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by drummer5359, May 5, 2015.

  1. drummer5359

    drummer5359 Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 10, 2011
    Pittsburgh PA USA
    I have nine different American Fenders including a Select P, a Dimension Deluxe HH V, a Jaguar and a Jazz. I also have a 1995 EBMM Stingray.

    Today I was playing my Walnut 4003 and I realized that I haven't touched another bass for almost a month. The Rickenbacker has been getting all of my love.

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  2. charlie monroe

    charlie monroe Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2011
    Buffalo, NY
    Is the Ricky the most recent purchase?

    I smell Honeymoon.
  3. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    Nothing wrong with that. I think everyone with multiple basses generally goes through such "phases".
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  4. drummer5359

    drummer5359 Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 10, 2011
    Pittsburgh PA USA
    Well, maybe it is a honeymoon period, but maybe not.

    I got it at the end of February and it spent March in regular rotation with the usual suspects. (My Precisions...) I didn't make a conscious decision to stop picking up the P-basses all throughout April and so far into May. I just realized today that I haven't been playing them.

    I guess that time will tell. Of course, I have another RIC on order, this time a 4003SW. We'll see what happens when THAT gets here.

  5. Muddslide


    Feb 23, 2007
    Mobile, Alabama
    I don't think that is so unusual...certainly not a "problem." It's what you are most enjoying and having fun with at the time (and what a super instrument to bond with so!)

    This is kind of the reason I went in a more minimalist direction (also I had to sell off most of my stuff for financial reasons, then I lost a bunch more in a flood....)

    At one point I had 9 basses...not a lot compared to people here who have dozens, but at that time I also had dozens of effects pedals, recording equipment, tons of amp gear, a small collection of old analog synths, a fleet of electric guitars, a couple of drum sets and numerous acoustic guitars, banjos, mandolins, ukuleles, etc.

    I found that I got to the point where 98% of my playing time was divided between one old P bass and an ancient Gretsch acoustic. I had a new baby and one on the way and due to working 2 full time jobs then, and because I had stopped gigging, I sold nearly everything. I don't miss much of any of it.

    My main regret is that I sold most of this stuff off around 1999-2000, to some degree just before the vintage market really exploded. I got what I felt were good deals selling my '65 and '73 Telecasters, my '64 Strat, every bass I owned that wasn't a passive 4-stringer, assorted Gibson and Martin acoustic instruments, etc...

    But if I had held onto all that stuff for another 3-4 years, I probably could have doubled my cash haul...
  6. mmbongo

    mmbongo Five Time World Champion Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
    Makes perfect sense to me. I'd be playing the Rick too!

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