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Dream Bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by ArtFS, Jul 4, 2001.

  1. ArtFS


    Jul 3, 2001
    How is everyone? I know everyone out there has a bass they dream about but Iwas wondering how many of you are lucky enough to own your dream bass? If you do what kind is it. Mine is my Warwick SS II.
  2. Hello ArtFS and welcome to Talk Bass.

    You pose a tricky question. There's so much out there.

    My current thinking might be quite conservative. Perhaps a USA Jass. I quite like the Dean basses, too.

    I'm not particularly into top of the range stuff but an Alembic wouldn't go amiss.....:D

    Rockin John
  3. barroso


    Aug 16, 2000
    after my rick 4001 and my spector ns5cr i'd like a lot to have a gibson thunderbird, a fender precision. and a fender jazz too.
  4. Ibanez EDC705, did it. done that.. been there.. i even own one :)
  5. Jeff in TX

    Jeff in TX Supporting Member

    Nov 1, 2000
    Lone Star State
    I have many dreams :)

    My Sadowsky Vintage 5
    My Zon Lightwave fretless 5

    (Soon to be) My Sadowsky Modern fretless 5

    And someday, my own design 6 string

  6. My dream bass is in the process of being built! I'll let y'all in on it when it's closer to being done.
  7. ArtFS


    Jul 3, 2001
    hey jeff have you designed any other instruments?
    I love seeing custom and handmade instruments
  8. an alembic triple omega with maple/ebony neck and a coco bolo top and back with pin accent stripe
  9. ArtFS


    Jul 3, 2001
    Hey Voodoo, I definitely feel ya on that Alembic. The triple Omega looks incredible. Its the epitome of badass
  10. Jeff in TX

    Jeff in TX Supporting Member

    Nov 1, 2000
    Lone Star State
    I built a fretless from scratch and am too chicken to build another! I'm in the process of working with a luthier on a 6 string. I have a nice piece of buckeye burl that I want to use as a full top and headstock laminate. I am working thru the details, but in general I want this bass to be the "Swiss Army Knife" of tone. I'm really not in any hurry, so I'll take my time on this one.

    I have had 3 Zons custom made.

  11. An ash Spector NS-2J USA bolton.. not the most expensive bass Spector makes.. but it has the sound I want and fits me like a glove.
  12. BigJH


    Jan 20, 2001
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    I would like a neuser cloudburst. They look sweet too bad I have never got to play one. Also a sadowsky vintage 5 string. Then to finish off an alembic.
  13. Newsted


    Jun 24, 2001
    the bass i dream of right now??
    Stuart spector U.S.A. NS/4 fig.maple neck thru
    just the sound i like to hear........
  14. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    <b><u>Dream basses I own:</u></b>
    Spector NS-2 USA
    Spector NS-4 USA
    Spector NS-5 USA
    Warmoth Sadowsky "Wanna-B"

    <b><u>Dream Basses on order:</u></b>
    Sadowsky 24 fret 5 string

    <b><u>Dream basses:</u></b>
    Sadowsky 24 fret <b>4</b> string/ He dosen't make one. :(
    Spector NS-JH5
    Pedulla J2 5 string
  15. Brendan

    Brendan Supporting Member

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Modulus Q4
    Pedulla Thunderbolt 5 (19mm string spacing)
    Warwick Thumb Bolt On 5
    Zon Legacy 6
    Upright 4 string
    Warmoth 4 w/ Moses Graphite neck

    DP 6er....droooool.... (should be within 2 months...)
    Warmoth parts for Frankenbass (eventually, I swear)
  16. jasonbraatz


    Oct 18, 2000
    Oakland, CA
    as much as i love my thumb - i think my DREAM bass would be a 5 string warwick dolphin pro I - with the boire rosewood body. <spooge>

    or! a custom dolphin - ebony body, dye blue quilted maple top with a natural maple laminate inbetween, satin finish, 7 piece maple and wenge neck, wenge fingerboard w/ side LED's and a japanese character saying "dolphin" in jade inlaid at the 12th fret. it'd be heavy as HELL...but it'd be badass.

  17. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    probably one of these...


    or else this...


  18. cole


    Sep 14, 2000
    Alembic Orion.
  19. Brendan

    Brendan Supporting Member

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    JT...when did you get the Black and White "Melted" bass? I see it occasionally, but it's not in the "Family Portrait" or on your site...so...what's the news?

    Oh! And you're supposed to get the 8 fretted and the 7 hollowbody at Namm with Bill, is that right? Or am I imagining you said something to that effect?
  20. JT, How do you pay for those basses????????

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