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Did you make the right decision...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by JPJ, Jul 10, 2003.


  1. JPJ

    JPJ

    Apr 21, 2001
    Chicago, IL
    Just wondering if everyone is happy with the main bass that s/he plays, and if so, why do you like the most about the instrument? Value, tone, playability, color, aesthetics, resale value, etc.?
     
  2. All I can say is... HELL YES!

    The only dislikes I have is that it can be hard to balance sitting down, and also that the screws are 2mm, which, I can't find ANYWHERE!!

    I love everything about it. I walk into the room, I lok are the curves, her busty booty, I just wanna pick 'er up!!

    :smug:

    [edit] im using a Gibson Grabber, which cost around $700~
     
  3. Basho

    Basho Guest

    I have a bit of remorse... I really think I should have shopped around before I bought a new bass... it's not that mine is bad, but I think I could have got something better.
     
  4. JPJ

    JPJ

    Apr 21, 2001
    Chicago, IL
    ...also, don't be afraid to mention what your main bass is. :D
     
  5. adouglas

    adouglas

    Jun 23, 2003
    Bridgeport, CT
    I have a LB75 and a BB75FP. I thoroughly love them both. I like the tone and the look. Say whatever you want to about Carvin's electronics, for me they sound great.

    But best of all was the price. Value!!!! Sure I'd love to have a $3500 bass, but hell, BOTH of these put together were less than $1700.
     
  6. My Sadowskys are the first and only basses I have never considered trading or selling. They amaze me everytime I play them. They just always sound and feel "right".

    Jeff
     
  7. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    My Zon fretless 5 and Cirrus 6 are perfect for me. They each have the right tone for the job, and playability is out of this world. The fact that they are both beautiful is icing on the cake.
     
  8. I couldn't be happier with my Modulus Genesis 5 or my Cirrus 5 - I love them both dearly and hope to have them for a long time.
     
  9. Trevorus

    Trevorus

    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    I have a MIA Fender Jazz Deluxe. I can never find a setting on the knobs that I don't like. It is the excalibur of that line. I couldn't ever sell the thing. Not for any warwick, fodera, nothing. There is just something about a good old fender that just excites me.
     
  10. Mike A

    Mike A Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2002
    Kentucky
    I can't imagine ever letting my '85 ASAT go, for any reason
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    It's just amazing in every way. I have a new beauty on the way soon that could possibly become the new #1 player for me... but I have a feeling I'll come back to the G&L from time to time and rediscover this amazing bass.. it's already happened a few times. Definitely a keeper!
     
  11. I have a Carvin LB70, walnut body, maple neckthru. I like pretty much everything about the bass itself...good tone, gorgeous looks, LOVE the neck...it can be a bit heavy sometimes, but usually not. My only possible regret is that I bought it new; since Carvin resale value is crap, I could've gotten virtually the same thing for a lot less, and I'll take a big hit if I ever decide to sell it. However, if I'd bought used I probably wouldn't have gotten all the little minor options I wanted, so I can deal. I've also been kinda wishing lately that I'd gotten a 5er instead of 4, but I guess that just gives me an excuse to look for another bass in the near future. Aw shucks ;)
     
  12. Brendan

    Brendan

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Main axe is a Spector NS2000 5.

    Overall, I'm pretty satisfied. I'd like a better preamp and pickups, but really, that's bedroom stuff. For making some noise, excellent.

    After having gone through a couple other basses, I finally came into this one, and really dug the neck. It's much easier to play due to the beef and slightly wider nut than my old Kingston (though the Kingston did have a slightly better B. But not by much).

    Other than the electronics, I think this one is going to be around for a nice long time.
     
  13. I love me G&L L2000. it plays, sounds, and looks great. the tone quality and variety are awesome. I like how it has all the new age electronics and features, but a vintage kind of vibe also.
     
  14. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY
    Hi!

    I buy, sell, and trade all the time but I'm never without some example of a Sadowsky in my collection. I presently have 3. They are the best overall bass out there with the best preamp in my opinion

    Rob
     
  15. Stephen S

    Stephen S Member

    Apr 10, 2002
    San Bernardino, CA
    I feel like I could have done way better. I'm currently playing a Squier J bass and I could have done better. It is there for me to practice my scales and stuff, but sometimes I just want to smash it against a wall.:)
     
  16. Oliver

    Oliver

    Jun 21, 2003
    Perth, Australia
    Hell yeah i love my bass, it sounds mean and phat, plays beautifully and it looks gorgeous(its an RBX 765!)
     
  17. Paul A

    Paul A

    Dec 13, 1999
    Hertfordshire U.K!
    Yep,love it, 98 MIA P Bass, haven't found anything yet that plays better. :)
     
  18. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    Am I happy? Yes!! How could I NOT be?

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    Why do I like it? For all the reasons that you mentioned and for one you didn't... Because it's MINE!!!

    I like it so much I'm having another Conklin hollowbody made!!
     
  19. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Supporting Member

    In another thread, I mentioned that playability was the most important criteria for selecting a bass. Well, my #1 player is my MTD 535: as I like to say, it's as if Mike made it specifically for my hands. On top of the perfect playability, it has excellent tone: the preamp is always musical, no matter how I tweak it. Finally, appearance is magnificent: the rich cherry sunburst highlights a gorgeous burl maple top, which contains flame and birdseyes and a bit of spalting.

    I always show the front, but the tulipwood back looks great too!

    [​IMG]
     
  20. My main bass is a Millenium 5 and it is just right for me.The neck feels nice and it always sounds great whether I dig in or play soft.I traded a Pedulla Rapture for it because I couldn't get my tone with the Pedulla.I've had Kubicki,Carvin,Yamaha,Kingston,Rics ,Guild Starfire and a few Fender Jazzes.Who would think Peavey would have the one that works best for me?My backup is a 97 American Deluxe Jazz 4 and I played it three of four sets a couple of weeks ago.It was punchy and sounded like a good Jazz should.Last set I played my Millenium and it seemed to play easier and sound more even across the board,not to mention the added killer B string.I don't understand why that skinny necked Jazz seemed harder on my left hand than my Peavey 5.The Jazz isn't going anywhere,it's a great bass,I guess I'm still more of a five stringer than a four.Till I can afford a Sadowsky 5(never) the Peavey rules for me.