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Do you have the one that could be, your ONLY one?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by pbass2, May 3, 2021 at 9:12 PM.

  1. neddyrow

    neddyrow Captain of Team Orange Jacket Supporting Member

    Apr 21, 2011
    Cortland, NY
    Yup. But I play both BG and DB so I technically have 2. 7C8C6698-6B68-463B-8540-4C3632D8E45D.jpeg 31D1426A-F184-4C3D-A600-42AC6B6B6578.jpeg
  2. Yogi Bear

    Yogi Bear Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2000
    This one does it for me these days. It's currently the only bass I own.

    Roger W, lofat, BoogieZK and 8 others like this.
  3. I compensate for things that what I am now, for what I missed in the past and for what I will be in the future. No honestly I can't jus have one and yes I should not have replied.
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  4. Gormsgade


    Jun 17, 2005
    Alembic MK Signature Deluxe.
    The best sounding bass I have ever had, and with a strap button
    on the lower side of the Omega cut out, it even balances perfect
    and you hardly notice it`s +10 lbs. weight.
    Took me quite some time to convince myself of spending this kind
    of money on a bass, but only regret I didn`t do it earlier.
    And for those thinking Alembic is all about steril hifi sound, dial back
    the filters and it speaks like the voice of God.

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  5. grimjim


    Jan 26, 2014
    Chicago, Illinois
    Endorsing artist;DNA Amplification, GHS strings
    My '79 p-bass. though I do need a five string for my metal band. Can I have a two and only? I'm in a polyamorous situation.
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  6. AboutSweetSue


    Sep 29, 2018
  7. Yellow Bang66

    Yellow Bang66

    Jun 5, 2019
    Yeah I stopped chasing tone after I figured its mostly the PUPs that affect tone, rather than woods or body styles! So once I setup my #1 to be perfect for me. I was done "collecting"
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  8. dave64o

    dave64o Talkbass Top 10 all time lowest talent/gear ratio! Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 15, 2000
    Southern NJ
    If I was in circumstances where I had to downsize to just one bass, I obviously wouldn't be happy about it but I absolutely could do it. My Stingray 5HH handles every playing situation I've found myself in.

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  9. west al

    west al Ready, PLAY! Supporting Member

    I do have my only, and last bass. The Epi EB-0. This EB-0 plays, and looks great to me. No problems here. It took a long time to find it

    Last edited: May 4, 2021 at 12:36 PM
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  10. Manticore


    Feb 27, 2016
    I still gig regularly. The last time I needed a spare was the last time I didn't have one with me......some 25 years ago. If you play for an audience regularly, you'd best have at least two.

    And yes, I have those two. They are both Alembic Elan six string basses.
  11. bmusic


    Oct 22, 2017
    Los Angeles
    I guess any of my basses could be The One. I just haven't decided yet which one.

    When I do, I guess I'll sell all the rest.
  12. PennyroyalWe


    Sep 2, 2018
    I think about this often, and my answer is “Yes, I have a bass I can live with as my only bass (did for years), but I’d want to modify it more first.”
    The bass: 2010 Squier vintage modified precision bass TB.
    The current mods: fretless conversion, Hipshot ultralights, rewound pickup, bone nut, CTS pots, thumb rest.
    Desired mods: I would put the pair of super ferrite pickups from my Peavey foundation into the body as well to open up j bass sounds, and I would buy a fretted neck to swap between the two so as to get 2 basses out of the one!
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  13. jazzyvee


    Aug 11, 2012
    United Kingdom
    I don't forsee any circumstances where i would need to downsize to only one. But if there were i would hold this one till last.
    Roger W, Yogi Bear, BoogieZK and 5 others like this.
  14. brian579

    brian579 Supporting Member

    Mar 26, 2011
    Staten Island, NY
  15. Koshchei


    Mar 17, 2019
    Peterborough, ON
    Sure do - an autumnglo Rickenbacker 4003.

  16. whitedk57


    May 5, 2005
    Franklin, NC
    I currently own 4 basses - 3 Warwicks and an EBMM Sterling...

    Each one could be my only one if I was forced to only have one. Having said that, my favorite is my Warwick Thumb BO 4-string.
  17. Jon Burnet

    Jon Burnet

    Jan 21, 2001
    Memphis, TN
    Yep, the Sadowsky. Before that it was my Stingray 5. Better instruments than I deserve.
  18. Yes.....
  19. BBassBassington


    May 6, 2018
    I'd be perfectly happy with any of these as my one and only. If forced to choose it'd be the Dimension but I can make a great case for all of them.
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  20. Luigir


    Mar 15, 2018
    Never say never but I can't really find anything wrong with my Fender Precision Vintera. It looks like a P, it sounds like a P, it's a P! It just works for me.
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