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Greatest bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by patrickroberts, Dec 29, 2000.


  1. patrickroberts

    patrickroberts

    Aug 21, 2000
    Wales, UK
    In the opinion of the talkbass members. What do u think think is the greatest bass ever?
     
  2. rllefebv

    rllefebv

    Oct 17, 2000
    Newberg, Oregon
    Okay...I'll start

    I'll assume that we're talking Electric Bass Guitars...for historical significance, pure utilitarian functionality, and consistently great sound, (not to mention the many great bassists who have played it), I'll got with the Fender Precision.

    Let the flaming begin!!!

    -robert
     
  3. RAM

    RAM

    May 10, 2000
    Chicago, IL
    Another megathread??? You're going to get so many opinions here, your head will be spinning!

    That said, I'm a big fan of Spector basses.:D
     
  4. patrickroberts

    patrickroberts

    Aug 21, 2000
    Wales, UK
    yes we're talking electric basses
     
  5. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jay Turser!

    :D:D:D

     
  6. I used to think it was the Rickenbacker 4001, but now I'm hooked on the Fender Jazz. I'm torn between the two. I punch my chad for both! :D Hell, I punch my chad just about every night anyway! :eek:

    Chris
     
  7. alembicbones

    alembicbones

    Nov 10, 2000
    Seattle, WA
    Alembic Series I
     
  8. nyabinghi

    nyabinghi

    Oct 16, 2000
    Hence the name Throbbinnut?
     
  9. john turner

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

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    definitely jay turser. definitely.

    if only i could afford one.
     
  10. Brendan

    Brendan

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Mr. Conklin won't be happy with that statement JT...;)
     
  11. john turner

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

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    :eek: shh!!! mum's the word!
     
  12. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    When's your Jay Turser signature model 7 with the Lord Only graphics coming out, John?
     
  13. Jerry J

    Jerry J Supporting Member

    Mar 27, 2000
    P-town, OR
    IMHO I really think that Leo Fender's original design is the best. Just look at how many imitators there are. Precision or Jazz.

    I had the chance to play a very nice '66 Jazz bass several weeks ago. This is not Pre-CBS but still very, very nice. It played wonderfully, had tone to die for and was very vibey. When comparing that bass to my Fender Jaco fretted production bass I was stunned at just how close this new bass was to the old one in tone, playability and feel.

    I could go on to say that Pedulla is one fine bass and I am lusting for a fretless 5-string US Masters.
     
  14. Pedulla Buzz Bass! right up there with sliced bread
     
  15. Warwick Corvette FNA Jazzman
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  16. That's what I would go with. Yes, yes, yes, there are basses out the with better build and electronics like the Sadowskys and Laklands and the other exotics, but the Fenders and cockroaches are what will be standing after the Big One :p
     
  17. Fendir squiares!! the action is grate! :rolleyes:
     
  18. Stangg

    Stangg Guest

    Fretless rickenbacker! 4003FL!
     
  19. VictorLeMonteWooten

    VictorLeMonteWooten

    Dec 6, 2000
    I would have to say a pre-cbs precision. Fender is the most successful guitar manufacturer ever since the first fender was made. Fenders are copied more than any other, and the pre-cbs models are the best sounding guitars ever made.

    (that's just my opinion and a couple facts)