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Dream Bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by wtf_is_a_bass, Oct 24, 2005.


  1. wtf_is_a_bass

    wtf_is_a_bass Guest

    Aug 11, 2005
    Sydney, Australia
    Endorsing Artist: PiGLET picks
    Hey yall, this is probably a very strange thread, but hey its fun and i want to learn about the tastes of all u TB'ers (you yummy TB'ers lol). Anyway, if you were endorsed by a bass company and they gave you a signature bass, what would it be like? My dream bass will probably be hated by all of you cause i know im different :smile: Anyway i chose fender for my bass

    - Jazz body and neck
    - 4 strings
    - Rosewood finger board
    - Pearloid pickguard (muahaha)
    - Duncan quarter pounder p bass pup
    - Duncan quarter pounder j bass pup - bridge
    - Standard fender bridge (no string thru)
    - 2 volume pots, no tone
    - S-1 switch
    - Hot pink paint job. Oh yeeeeah
    - Everything else pretty much fender standard. Yea boring
     
  2. Pennydreadful

    Pennydreadful Goin out West

    Jun 13, 2005
    Arlington, Texas
    I've been over this a coupla times, but I'll do it again, because I've slightly changed what I want it to be.

    -Fender
    -Jaguar 4-string, as always, except now it's actually possible :gasp:
    -Flat black finish (to cut down on fingerprints...I hate fingerprints)
    -Pink pearloid pickguard
    -Maple neck and f/b with black blocks and binding (32" scale)
    -Three chrome lipstick single coils (neck, mid, bridge)
    -On/off rocker switches for each pup
    -Tone/volume control
     
  3. wtf_is_a_bass

    wtf_is_a_bass Guest

    Aug 11, 2005
    Sydney, Australia
    Endorsing Artist: PiGLET picks
    WOW! Pink pearloid would be cool! I thought i was the only person who liked the colour pink and pearloid pickguards. Lets be brothers :hyper:
     
  4. Pennydreadful

    Pennydreadful Goin out West

    Jun 13, 2005
    Arlington, Texas
    Haha, me too! Pink is one of my favourite colours, and I like just about everything on a bass to be pearloid, sparkle, metalflake, or chrome.
     
  5. Greg Johnsen

    Greg Johnsen

    May 1, 2005
    Hickory NC
    wow, how cool would it be for this to happen?

    ok, My dream bass would be built by EBMM
    6 strings
    4 band EQ w/ sunken knobs (no control plate)
    White Finish
    Tort Pickguard
    Schaller Tuners
    MM bridge
    SH pickup config.
    Bartolini pups (one jazz and one MM)
    Sterling Style neck
    Black blocks and binding on a maple board
    My sig on the 12th fret block
    My anme on the neck plate

    Wow, I now have major GAS for this...

    Well, I hope Eb wants to endorse me when I become famous!

    Greg
     
  6. Pennydreadful

    Pennydreadful Goin out West

    Jun 13, 2005
    Arlington, Texas
    I think the only place I'd want my name to be would be on the back of the headstock, so that even folks who hated my music could play my bass without shame. Not that it really matters that much, but it kinda nags at me when a cool bass is sullied by some crap guy's name...(um...Mike Dirnt, anybody?)
     
  7. Daywalker

    Daywalker

    Apr 13, 2005
    SOCAL
    Had two actually, a Warwick SSII5, and:

    NT Thumb 5
    Gloss black(or blue)
    Chrome hardware
    Blue LEDs in fretboard

    That's in a perfect world of course, but a good ol Thumb 5 with the nice swirly Bubinga pommele would do just fine I'm sure...
     
  8. elros

    elros

    Apr 24, 2004
    Norway
    Proprietor, Helland Musikk Teknologi
  9. wtf_is_a_bass

    wtf_is_a_bass Guest

    Aug 11, 2005
    Sydney, Australia
    Endorsing Artist: PiGLET picks
    Wow now this is cool! You guys all have different dreams.... and they all rock! :bassist:

    Anyone else wana share their dream bass??
     
  10. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    I own my dream bass, except for the finish. It's a totally stock 1998 USA Jazz Bass. I put it up against any bass I have ever played, including many vintage basses and many ultra-expensive basses. But that hideous sage green metallic finish has to go! I only keep it because I don't want it to lose its future resale value.
     
  11. My dream bass....

    Made by an indavidual luthier, not a name brand company
    It would be a 5-string, but keeping the fret board slim (nothing near any fender 5-strings, more like a spector)
    Korina (African Mahogony) Body
    Highly Figured Walnut top laminate & matching headstock
    Mahogony neck
    Brazilian Rosewood Fretboard
    Pearl/Abalone Block Inlays
    Agulair OPB-3 EQ w/ 5 knobs 1 Switch
    Alembic active humbucker pickups
    Gold Hardware
    Recessed Straplocks

    I've got it down it where I can see and hear it.
     
  12. beam

    beam

    Dec 29, 2002
    #4-stringer
    #P-bass body style
    #Alder body
    #Ash or flame maple top
    #Blueburst finish
    #White perloid pickugard
    #Wenge neck
    #Rosewood fretboard
    #24 frets
    #All chrome hardwar
    #D-tuner
    #Graphite nut(1.5")
    #Precision pickup neck/Dual jazz coil bridge
    #Gotoh bridge
    #V/V/T
     
  13. Mmm...well I think I would want either a Warwick or Ibanez.

    -5 string with pretty slim neck.
    -Plain styled head an body (kinda like the SR Ibanez bases)
    -Active Pickups
    -Either a nice semi-dark redish stain(with gold hardware) or a deep blue (with black hardware)

    But first I should start thinking about getting a amp not a dream bass. :p
     
  14. wtf_is_a_bass

    wtf_is_a_bass Guest

    Aug 11, 2005
    Sydney, Australia
    Endorsing Artist: PiGLET picks
    Hahaha, well said my friend. I need an amp too!
     
  15. I dunno, maybe Im crazy but....

    Jazz neck
    P body
    Peizo bridge
    MM pickup in its standard position.
    Seymour Duncan Slit P pickups in its standard position.
    3 way selector switch like on a sterling.
    Active/passive switch.
    Hipshot Tuners
    Hipshot Bass X-tenders (for switching to drop D)
    All natural finish.
    And no pickguard...at all, just all natural.
    (cant forget the straplocks)

    I would want a way to be able to mix the P bass pickups and the musicman pickups kindof like on a jazz bass with the mid adn bridge pickup...Want to be able to switch Active and passive and have a 3 band EQ. I woudl also like to be able to have a knob that mixes the mix of the 2 pups with the peizo, so full is full peizo and none is all magnetic.

    tell me everyone here dont want that....actually im about to hire someone to make that i got bad GAS now....i wish i had 10 thousand dollars to make it...
     
  16. pil

    pil

    Feb 17, 2005
    Pimlico, UK
    Rickenbacker 4003
    Baby Blue (blueboy)
    Maple fingerboard/black dots and SHAVED
    Black Binding
    Black and chrome truss rod cover
    Black pickguard
    Everything else chrome

    and then i'd want the bass/treble controls blended in with each other and a couple of distortion nobs

    An exceptionally 'post-punk' bass im sure you'd agree :D
     
  17. Pennydreadful

    Pennydreadful Goin out West

    Jun 13, 2005
    Arlington, Texas
    I'd buy that bass. :)
     
  18. my dream bass would be a F-bass Bn5 whith wood knobs and black hardware.. natural enhaced grain finish..

    mmm.. if i only had the money :(
     
  19. My dream bass, something along these lines

    Essentially the Fender Aerodyne body (Contoured Jazz body, black with white/cream binding), no control plate or pickguard

    - J pup at the bridge
    - Ibanez ATK style triplecoil bucker, half way between neck and middle possition (ie, right beside the J bridge pup)
    - P pup between neck and middle position

    - Dark chrome hardware
    - Mini style tuners, i think they are called anyway, the ones on Ibanez basses, not fender style
    - Monorail individual bridge saddles
    - Black headstock
    - Rosewood neck, only fretmarkings on the front at the 12th

    - Bypassable preamp with volume for each pup, coil tap/switch for tripple coil pup, bass boost/cut, treble boost/cut, mid boost/cut, mid shift. [bass and treble controls share a stacked pot, as does the mid and midshift]
    - Neutrik locking jack


    :) someone make me that