For bassists who also play electric guitar, whatcha got?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Low8, Sep 7, 2020.

  1. Fender Stratocaster

    17 vote(s)
  2. Fender Telecaster

    11 vote(s)
  3. Fender other

    3 vote(s)
  4. Gibson Les Paul

    9 vote(s)
  5. Gibson SG

    2 vote(s)
  6. Gibson other

    3 vote(s)
  7. Paul Reed Smith

    5 vote(s)
  8. Ibanez

    4 vote(s)
  9. Strat-style guitar

    12 vote(s)
  10. Tele-style guitar

    1 vote(s)
  11. Gibson-style guitar

    5 vote(s)
  12. aw, she's just a mutt!

    2 vote(s)
  13. I own something completely different!

    23 vote(s)
  1. Low8

    Low8 Supporting Member

    Mar 30, 2014
    For bassists who also play electric guitar, just curious to see what kind you're playing. What's your main player?

    I have a mutt Strat. It started off as a Fender MIJ 50s Reissue... but over time, I've replaced everything except for the body and hardware. It now sports a Warmoth neck which I really like. I almost always play it direct into a little Bugera V5 all-tube combo which sounds really great for being an el cheapo.

    Anyone else?
    Last edited: Sep 7, 2020
  2. Warmoth mutt with Carvin (yep, pre-Kiesel) neck, pseudo-PRS body, and Bill Lawrence Wilde USA PUs.
    Kiesel Zeus headless with Kinman P90-buckers.
    PRS SE Hollowbody II.
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  3. Ampwise, Quilter MicroPro Mach 2 8" combo and matching 12" extension cab.
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  4. Bob_Ross

    Bob_Ross Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 29, 2012
  5. JTE

    JTE Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2008
    Central Illinois, USA
    A Strat and a Guild Starfire IV. Strat is a MIM Classic Series '60s I bought about twenty years ago. Modded with a matched set of Duncan Alnico Pros. The Starfire is a very late Westerly one. One PUP went bad (one coil went out) so I had it rewound by the custom shop at Seymour Duncan to as close to their '59 neck 'bucker.
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  6. Jazz4Me

    Jazz4Me Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2018
    Central Illinois
    Am I a guitarist who now plays bass, or have I become a bassist who still plays guitar. I'm primarily a bassist now (almost full-time except for Christmas where I get relegated to the church lobby playing Christmas chord melodies.)

    So with my many years of guitar playing I have
    3 custom built acoustic arch tops,
    a Guild X155D and Mark IV,
    a 62 AVRI Fender Strat
    six PRS guitars (it's a sickness, I know)
    a Martin OMCE,
    A Norman dreadnaught,
    and a Walden flattop.

    I think that's it, but I might have missed one.
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  7. charlie monroe

    charlie monroe Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2011
    Buffalo, NY
    I’ve got a Les Paul and a Kramer Baretta
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  8. Low8

    Low8 Supporting Member

    Mar 30, 2014
    A buddy of mine from high school had a Baretta!

  9. charlie monroe

    charlie monroe Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2011
    Buffalo, NY
    It’s the Eddie Van Halen guitar from the mid ‘80s. Mine is black, not the crazy red white and black job Eddie did to his.
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  10. Esteban Garcia

    Esteban Garcia bassist, arranger, aelurophile Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2018
    Portland, OR
    shoulda made multi-choice! tele and a mini strat
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  11. Slough Feg Bass

    Slough Feg Bass Supporting Member

    Sep 28, 2007
    San Francisco
    I have a glitter gold les paul copy.
    it sounds good, plays OK.
    luckily my guitarists leave their guitars in the practice space, so I have access to nicer LP's, strats, tele, kramer, etc.
  12. Low8

    Low8 Supporting Member

    Mar 30, 2014
    Yup, sounds familiar. I believe my buddy's was black, too... and he put a Seymour Duncan Invader or Super Distortion pickup in it.

  13. DonaldR


    Mar 26, 2012
    Why not multi-choice poll?
    Peavey Vandenberg
    Gibson Les Paul
    Fender Strat
    ESP Strat-like
    Godin Exit 22

    Using an Avid Eleven Rack for both guitar and bass, direct to EV ZLX12P top and EV ZXA1 sub.
    Guitar tube amp and cab relegated to "will sell soon because not using it anymore".
    Bass tube amp and cab also relegated to "will sell soon because not using it anymore".
  14. Eli_Kyiv


    Apr 7, 2020
    Kyiv, Ukraine
    Jolana Diamant, made in Czechoslovakia ca. 1980.
  15. Londo Molari

    Londo Molari

    Jan 1, 2014
    2 blocks east of Mars
    Decendant from the Clovis culture. "Emitting that wonderful bass effect since 1970".
    PICT0279.JPG 52-1978-OvationBreadwinner-electric-12-string - Copy (2).jpg 58-KTG-PaulTron-Fall-2006.jpg
  16. charlie monroe

    charlie monroe Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2011
    Buffalo, NY
    Too bad Elvira is a cardboard cutout :(
  17. MG Wolf

    MG Wolf Supporting Member

    Nov 29, 2014
    Due East
    More for when my former band mates drop by than for my use:

    Rickenbacker 660 MG :cool:

    G&L (USA) ASAT :thumbsup:
  18. charlie monroe

    charlie monroe Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2011
    Buffalo, NY
    Can I be a future ex band mate? I’ll be over at around 5 on Saturday.
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  19. thabassmon


    Sep 26, 2013
    New Zealand
    I have a few, use to have more but I've downsized.

    Ibanez PF200 - Flat-top Electro-Acoustic strung with D'Addario Chromes

    Ibanez AF75 - Full Hollow Archtop Electric strung with Thomastik Jazz Flats

    Kasuga Les Paul - Solid Body Electric strung with D'Addario Nickel Rounds

    Eko 100 - Acoustic Archtop strung with D'Addario Chromes

    They cover enough sonic ground for me.

    I also have a Strat style guitar somewhere, but I don't really like it so it's been put away so long I don't know where it is, and I also have a cheap flat top acoustic that is in Nashville tuning that use for recording if I want that 12 string kind of vibe.

    For most gigs I tend to use the Ibanez AF75, but if it's a louder gig I tend to use the Kasuga Les Paul.

    I would like a bass vi and a baritone, my country still has the Ibanez 7 string 30 inch crossover available in shops, I was thinking if I got that and tuned it EADGCFBb it would pretty much be both of those covered.
  20. mikopita

    mikopita Supporting Member

    Feb 22, 2007
    Bassist here who happens to have frequent GAS attacks for other instruments. Here's my favorite. Custom built, Tele by Chellee. Designed to be a modern take on the Broadcaster. Chellee_Tele1.jpg
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