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Desert island bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Stormer, Jul 24, 2012.

  1. Stormer


    Jul 24, 2012
    Firstly, i'll apologise if this has been done a thousand times already, but, if you were to be stranded on a desert island with only one bass, what would it be.

    (oh, before some smart ass asks about electricity on this island, lets just assume there is a really really really long extension cable
    plugged into a socket thousands of miles away.....and an amp.)

    For me, my pbass with flats.
    anyone else?
  2. Phalex

    Phalex Semper Gumby Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    G.R. MI
    I'll go with a doghouse bass. When I got tired of hanging out on the beach playing it, I could paddle her to the mainland.
  3. Stormer


    Jul 24, 2012
  4. For me it's a P, flats or rounds doesn't matter.
  5. khutch

    khutch Praise Harp

    Aug 20, 2011
    suburban Chicago
    ... a good solar panel power system.

    Personally I think that being stranded on a remote island for a while would be a great opportunity to learn a new instrument so I think I will play this nice cello that just washed up on shore! If it has to be a bass guitar then I will boldly say I'd take the Reggie Hamilton I have ordered but not yet received. Hmmm, maybe it has already been delivered to that island and is there waiting for me???

  6. Stormer


    Jul 24, 2012
    So thats what the big UPS package is!!
  7. AbyssalGhost


    Jul 17, 2012
    a sno-glo rickenbacker 4001 that has aged just right.....i shall name him wilson.....WILSON!WWWWIIIIIIILLLLLLLLLSSSSSSSSOOOOOOOOONNNN!
  8. SoVeryTired

    SoVeryTired Endorsing nothing, recommending much

    Jul 2, 2011
    Milton Keynes, UK
    A fretless 6er. I wouldn't be able to play one well at the moment, but by the time I'm rescued...
  9. bigmuff113


    Jul 4, 2012
    San Antonio
    An island with power? Muahahaha.... 2 Ampeg SVT 810 stacks, a Rickenbacker 4003, a Rat, and a pair of earplugs.
  10. JMimbs


    Jan 5, 2012
    Central Florida
    P Bass with semi-flats and an Ampeg B-15.
  11. Dan Knowlton

    Dan Knowlton Sarcasm: Just ONE of the many services I offer! Supporting Member

    Aug 12, 2002
    Palm Coast, FL
    My Ken Lawrence Brase 5 -

    Dan K.
  12. xUptheIronsx

    xUptheIronsx Conform or Be Cast Out....

    Feb 6, 2010
    C-ville, Col, Ohio
    it would be my 80 J bass...and wouldn't even need the amp...

    ...and I would be trapped on an ice berg...I hate the heat
  13. packhowitzer

    packhowitzer 155mm of pure destruction

    Apr 20, 2011
    well since i wouldn't need to be heard in a mix, I would pick something that sounded great by itself but that i would never play in a band setting. maybe an alembic or something like that.

    but in a related topic, if the house was on fire, i'd be grabbin' my P bass.
  14. It would have to be my favourite bass, my Maton JB4, awesome bass indeed :)
  15. the wako kid

    the wako kid

    May 11, 2011
    my P with some tapes,because I'd be terrified of some metal strings corroding on the beach.
  16. That Ken Lawrence is sweet!

    Here's mine....my 6 string Jerzy Drozd. She's been my #1 since 2007.

  17. An Ibanez SR600 powered by Mercury (for when I want to leave) after I hook up with Mary Ann.
  18. Mymtd kz. The neck fits my hand perfectly!

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