Gail Ann Dorsey Has My Bass!!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Smallmouth_Bass, Dec 14, 2021.

  1. Smallmouth_Bass


    Dec 29, 2005
    ... well not really. But I see her pictured on the cover of the latest Bass Player with a blueburst early 90's era MusicMan Stingray 5 and I absolutely lusted over that bass in that colour at the time. My local dealer had a shipment coming in and I wanted one with a maple fingerboard and ended up getting one in transparent white. The blueburst would have been my first choice.

    I still occasionally keep an eye open for one and once saw one come up for sale locally. Unfortunately, it was a boat anchor. Maybe one day...

    Do you have a bass that you lusted after when you were younger that you're keeping an eye out for?

  2. fretno

    fretno Supporting Member

    May 10, 2009
    Los Angeles
    Those were the best BB ever IMO . Pretty sure most were Poplar . LOve that color .
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  3. silky smoove

    silky smoove Supporting Member

    May 19, 2004
    Seattle, WA
    My early playing days had me lusting after Thunderbirds. Finally got one, or rather built a Fenderbird and quickly realized it wasn’t for me. I still absolutely love the aesthetic though.
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  4. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis

    I wanted a Seventies style Fender Jazz and a Music Man when I was younger.
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  5. Smallmouth_Bass


    Dec 29, 2005
  6. LadyLoveStingRay5


    Jul 17, 2004
    Like you, I desired a StingRay . I also have always wanted a purple bass, and a bass with sparkle finish. After owning and playing many StingRay basses , they all came and went due to various reasons. I had all but given up on them and vowed never again. as years past, I also realized that I am a 5 string player . Ernie Ball released the Specials this year with a finish that caught my eye andI had to give it one more try. Im so glad that I did. I finally have the bass of my dreams.

    Another dream bass of mine was a nice 5 string Birdseye maple/alder , not too heavy or big bodied with comfy neck and passive /active electronics. . Something to keep rounds on because I prefer flats on my Ray5 and Pbass. I was looking for a replacement for my Carvin SB5000. ( Too much body mass). Finally found something that I liked even better . Now Im set on basses. No longer searching.
  7. Smallmouth_Bass


    Dec 29, 2005
    Well, you certainly got it with the Amethyst Sparkle! I am liking the Front Green Pearl on the newer Stingray Specials.
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  8. LadyLoveStingRay5


    Jul 17, 2004
    I like that green too. :thumbsup:
  9. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    I remember seeing this ad in a magazine and thinking that's the sexiest non-human thing on Earth. I even put the ad up in my room.

    Sadly, when I could afford a Spector I tried one out. It just doesn't fit my hands and playing style at all. Not even close. I still love seeing them on stage though.
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  10. spiritbass

    spiritbass Supporting Member

    Jun 9, 2004
    Ashland, MO
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  11. Killing Floor

    Killing Floor Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2020
    Austin, TX
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  12. foal30


    Dec 3, 2007
    New Zealand
    I have desired Gail Ann Dorsey for decades
    She is an A+Grade talent

    Did manage to secure a MTD Grendel years back. Great instrument, she used one heaps with David Bowie.
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  13. Smallmouth_Bass


    Dec 29, 2005
    I tried a 5-string Spector a bit before Covid hit and I suspected it wouldn't balance well due to the alignment of the upper horn in relation to the 12 fret and I was right. I strapped it on and it was a long reach and neck dive city. But, they work for many. I agree that they are beautiful looking basses though.
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  14. Low8

    Low8 Supporting Member

    Mar 30, 2014
    I owned a 1990 Stingray 5 in Translucent Blueburst (aka Steve Morse blue) with a poplar body and a rosewood board for several years. Loved the three-way switching (parallel/single-coil/series) so much I worked it into a Valenti build a few years ago with a Nordy BigSplitMan pickup... and it still sounds great!

    But yeah, that SR5 was a good bass... super-solid. Anyone on TalkBass land this one? I sold it via eBay in 2003. Mint green guard was added... preamp was swapped out as well. I don't want it back or anything, but it would be cool to swap notes with you if you're out there!

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  15. She's an incredible gentle and down to earth human being. Loved watching this interview.

    I am old enough to have bought them all now. Since I played a sunburst 70s P bass with that large TV logo when I was about 15 or 16 in the late 70s, I bought one a few years ago blind for not too much money because of the non-original pick-ups I guess. One of my favs now. And one of my lightest weight Fenders - contrary to widespread believes although it is ash.
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  16. I couldn't edit, ...

    Mine's a 93 and tis excellent
    See thru guard was on when I got it. Have the orig white one too
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  17. I think I've owned or at least played all the basses I wanted when I was a wee lad. Grateful to have found some really nice instruments and have stuck with me.
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  18. soundsupport1


    Aug 17, 2017
    Modulus Flea bass (now called the Funk Unlimited), blue sparkle flake:


  19. Mantis Tobaggan

    Mantis Tobaggan Supporting Member

    Sep 9, 2015
    Tampa, FL
    I used to want a Warwick Dolphin but definitely got over it.
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