Famous Last Words: I Think I’m Finally Content

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by MingusBass, Apr 24, 2024.

  1. MingusBass

    MingusBass Supporting Member

    Sep 27, 2004
    Fort Wayne,Indiana
    I’m posting this for my Talkbass brothers and sisters to keep me accountable. In the last handful of years I have bought and sold a HUGE amount of basses and I’ve had a blast doing it but my addiction and constantly chasing after that dopamine high of a new bass has gotten a bit out of hand. Believe it or not this is my slimmed down list that I feel I am finally content with. It’s more than anyone “needs” and I feel blessed to not only own these instruments but have a relationship with the builders of these instruments. But I’m good. I can cover a lot of ground and any gig with this arsenal. These are my basses for the foreseeable future.

    My Basses as of 4/24/24

    Serek Midwestern in Fiesta Magenta (30.5”)

    Serek Midwestern 2 5 in Expired Toothpaste (32”)

    Serek Lincoln in TV Yellow (34”)

    Serek Armitage in Sherwood Green (34”)

    Serek Sacramento in Ice Blue (34”)

    Serek The Grand in Desert Sand (30.5”)

    Serek Metropolis 5 with Roasted Ash top (32”)


    Mike Lull PT4 in Shell Pink (34”)

    Mike Lull M5V in Transparent Sonic Blue (35”)

    Mike Lull IMA4 in Firemist Amber (34”)


    F Bass VF5-PJ in Coral Sands (34”)

    F Bass BN5 in Roasted Ash (34.5”)

    F Bass BN5 in Brown Fade (34.5”)


    Wilcock Mullarkey in Light Blue Metallic (32”)


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  2. Heiwa

    Heiwa

    Jun 5, 2022
    I wish I also had a polyamorous relationship with these top Instagram builders lol
     
  3. 14 boutique level basses?


    I should hope you're content!
     
  4. Micha84

    Micha84

    Jul 11, 2021
    These kinds of threads make me feel weird. I own three basses, a MIM Fender P, a Dean Edge and, my pride and joy, a Maruszczyk J. I feel I have more than I need. I once owned a Squier J that I sold and a $100 Stagg bass that was garbage when I got it and quickly turned into actual garbage after playing one gig on it.

    That is my history after twenty five years of playing. Am I normal? Should I see a doctor about this?
     
  5. el murdoque

    el murdoque

    Mar 10, 2013
    Germany
    You're content ... as a player?
    As a collector?
    Or to start a boutique bass shop?
     
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  6. MingusBass

    MingusBass Supporting Member

    Sep 27, 2004
    Fort Wayne,Indiana
    Everyone is different. I started on a 80’s Washburn Bantam, which was a headless Steinberger Spirit copy. Who’s to decide what is normal? I also spent most of my life working in and around the music gear industry.
     
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  7. MingusBass

    MingusBass Supporting Member

    Sep 27, 2004
    Fort Wayne,Indiana
    I’m a player, never completely content there. I suppose you could call it a collection but none sit on the sidelines. I probably should just start a shop…;)
     
  8. MingusBass

    MingusBass Supporting Member

    Sep 27, 2004
    Fort Wayne,Indiana
    That’s an interesting way to put it. :)
     
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  9. Minimalist

    Minimalist Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2001
    Stone Mountain, GA
    Define foreseeable future. And maybe you got some money left for an interior designer? :D J/k, nice collection.
     
  10. MingusBass

    MingusBass Supporting Member

    Sep 27, 2004
    Fort Wayne,Indiana
    I’ll let my wife know you don’t approve of her taste. lol
     
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  11. Minimalist

    Minimalist Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2001
    Stone Mountain, GA
    Knowing your wife lets you buy all those toys, she can decorate however she wants.
     
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  12. Discount Bassy

    Discount Bassy Supporting Member

    Mar 9, 2020
    Right Here.
    I am content with this content.
     
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  13. MingusBass

    MingusBass Supporting Member

    Sep 27, 2004
    Fort Wayne,Indiana
    My feelings exactly. Although I bought and sold my way into these basses. I have kept to the “you only can spend what you’ve earned from the sale of music gear” rule but my wife underestimated what I could achieve within the confines of that rule and aided by a huge amount of gear from my ten years at Sweetwater.
     
  14. Old Blastard

    Old Blastard

    Aug 18, 2013
    Virginia
    @MingusBass Those are all beautiful basses, but I would be afraid of denting or messing one up playing out. I think you need one more in your collection, an @Drake Custom built to jam, gig and dance as hard as you want to play.

    Been gigging mine hard since 2014!

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  15. MingusBass

    MingusBass Supporting Member

    Sep 27, 2004
    Fort Wayne,Indiana
    My days of rowdy bar gigs is over for the most part. I’m typically playing corporate events/weddings or doing the occasional session. I’m pretty careful with my gear. I’ve heard good things about the Drake basses though.
     
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  16. roffe

    roffe

    Mar 9, 2011
    Stavanger, Norway
    I just need/want to get a Warwick Thumb NT, and then I’ll be happy with my collection.
     
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  17. Old Blastard

    Old Blastard

    Aug 18, 2013
    Virginia
    BTW, The Malarkey is sexy! I want one!
     
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  18. MingusBass

    MingusBass Supporting Member

    Sep 27, 2004
    Fort Wayne,Indiana
    I had a short scale Mullarkey also up until this week when I shipped it off to another TB’r. The tone and feel was fairly similar and having two was a bit redundant. Viv Wilcock makes an incredible bass!
     
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  19. MingusBass

    MingusBass Supporting Member

    Sep 27, 2004
    Fort Wayne,Indiana
    I had a neck through Thumb bass that was great years ago. It resonated more than perhaps any bass I have owned but it wasn’t the tone I was after at the time and I wasn’t in the position to keep several basses around when I was in college.
     
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  20. jimmydean

    jimmydean

    Mar 14, 2009
    I'll be content when I buy one more bass.......this time I mean it .:roflmao: