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do you still have your first bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by slickhare, Sep 26, 2005.

do you still have your first bass?

Poll closed Oct 3, 2005.
  1. heck yeah!

    121 vote(s)
  2. sold it!

    77 vote(s)
  3. broke it!

    9 vote(s)
  4. stolen! tracking the thief w/ gps

    5 vote(s)
  5. other...

    15 vote(s)
  1. slickhare


    Feb 2, 2005
    my washburn xb100 is still with me... how bout ya'll?
  2. dougjwray


    Jul 20, 2005
    It was a Gibson EBO, which I got for my birthday in 1970. I traded it in 1975 for a new Fender Jazz (natural finish, maple fingerboard, block inlays, etc.). I sold that one in 1976 after getting a used 1971 Fender Precision...
    Okay, I'd better stop there... this could go on for a while... :smug:
  3. Wesley R

    Wesley R Supporting Member

    at least my local are. Found the identical year model etc.Cool Decca short scale.

    Still looking for my second bass a JC Penny semi hollow.

    Best of Luck,
    Wesley R.
  4. iriegnome

    iriegnome Bassstar style Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2001
    Kenosha, WI 53140
    1981 Hondo Longhorn. Complete with original fitted hard case. It is used used and used and has only been set up once. It is beautiful.
  5. Nedmundo

    Nedmundo Supporting Member

    Jan 7, 2005
    Mine was a black 1981-82 Peavey T-40, which was stolen out of my frat house in 1986. I still miss it, but get similar vibes from my most recent acquisition -- a 2004 MIA P-bass with maple fretboard and black pickguard, just like that T-40. It feels like home!
  6. Brad Barker

    Brad Barker

    Apr 13, 2001
    berkeley, ca
    the washburn is maybe four feet behind me as i type. :cool:
  7. Yes, I still have my crappy Harley Benton. :smug:
  8. MrPrashant


    Dec 13, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: Orange Amplifiers
    A piece of crap Ibanez.

    easily the worst bass I ever touched.

    the strings were so taut on that fret board, it was as if I was trying to get pitch from a suspension bridge.
  9. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Sold it.
  10. teej


    Aug 19, 2004
    Sheffield, AL 35660
    My first was a J. Reynolds p-bass copy. I've made some upgrades -- SD Quarter-Pound pups, new strings, new pots, added a 2-band preamp, refinished the neck. Since then, I've built a jazz bass (not from a kit -- totally from scratch), and now I'm starting on build #3 and 4. I still play it a LOT. It has a super lightweight poplar body, so it's great for long sessions, or simply when I need a P-bass sound.
  11. Lowfader


    Jul 11, 2004
    I sold my 69 P Bass in 1978 for $150.00. About 5 years ago i was working at a house & the lady told me her late husband was the guy that bought my bass & that she had pictures of it. She had a whole photo album of her late husband with my bass. The bass is still in their family & I've been trying to buy her back. I haven't been successful as of now but i'll keep trying.
  12. Pruitt


    Jun 30, 2005
    Danbury, CT
    Still have it. A '79 Musicman Stingray I bought new in the spring of 1980. It still plays and sounds great today and is in 100% original condition (well, except the strings. lol). Heck, I still have the HSC and MM Strap that came with it. Heh heh... :D
  13. Snarf


    Jan 23, 2005
    Glen Cove, NY
    MIM P bass, still my main bass.
  14. Magnum black body with 02 bootons . Plug and Play . Seiled for change buy keyboard . I supposed it will be intersting to learn , but broken in christmas and i give to a kid and return to my line in music with others bass : acustic Krafter (4 strings) and Fine(5 strings) to begin my new job with tecnology at UNITECH - Tecnologia e Informação in Brazil .
  15. Darwin didn´t known about the future XXI and nor about the begining under 1900´s ,1800´s...1000´s,900´s,800´s...100´s,90´s,10´s... :bawl:
  16. Funkengrooven

    Funkengrooven Turn it down? You gotta be nuts!!

    Yes... although for a while I didn't.
    I sold it to a friend and he kept it for maybe 20 years.
    When I offered to buy it back he gave it to me with the instruction that if I didn't want it any more I send it back.
    I'll keep it. Thanks.
    a 1966 Epiphone Rivoli. with original Hard Case.
    and original big Humbucker, now modified with coil tap switch.
    Series / Parallel / Single

    Love that bass...
  17. retitled


    Feb 13, 2004
    forest hills
    my Cort standard that every body mistakes for a fender P-bass..

    iv been trying to sell it for quite some time now but no takers...
  18. DrSmaggs


    Oct 15, 2003
    Endorsing Artist:
    I had a Tobias Growler 4. The neck twisted beyond repair, or I'd still have it. I traded it straight up for a brand new G&L SB-2 with Lake Placid Blue finish and a pearloid pickguard. This bass gets all the attention when I take it with me to try amps. Funny, indeed. This bass RULES!
  19. Fo' Shizzle

    Fo' Shizzle

    Aug 28, 2003
    71 Precision......bought it in '82. Still with me. I don't play it much any more.
  20. Dirty Dave

    Dirty Dave

    Oct 17, 2004
    Boston, MA
    Red Fender Bullet. Selling it was the best thing I ever did. Never liked it but it was all I could afford at the time.

    I do however regret selling the Black Guild Pilot I bought afterwards.