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Group shot: If you had to choose only one bass between these...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Ari, Jan 23, 2004.


  1. MTD 535

    39 vote(s)
    22.2%
  2. MTD 635-24

    46 vote(s)
    26.1%
  3. Sadowsky Vintage 5

    25 vote(s)
    14.2%
  4. Sadowsky Vintage P/J 5

    15 vote(s)
    8.5%
  5. Sadowsky 24F 5 string

    14 vote(s)
    8.0%
  6. Sadowsky 24F 5 string fretless "spalted maple"

    13 vote(s)
    7.4%
  7. Benavente Vortex 5

    12 vote(s)
    6.8%
  8. Warwick Thumb B.O. 5

    12 vote(s)
    6.8%
  1. Ari

    Ari

    Dec 6, 2001
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    Inspired by the "Brad Johnson your house is burning" thread, I wanted to post a similar poll. :D

    Imagine you have to choose only one bass among the ones above. Which one would it be?

    I have already chosen. I think that if I should "save" one bass it would be the Sadowsky Vintage 5 because it is the one I use the most.

    In fact I am seriously downsizing my arsenal and have decided to keep only three instruments. The Sadowsky Vintage 5 and Fretless, and the Warwick Thumb (for sentimental reasons). And I also have a JP ZIA 6 on order. 4 basses should be enough! :bassist:
     
  2. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    I find this thread to be cruel and inhumane, and you should be ashamed! :mad:







    The GAS, oh gosh it hurts!
     
  3. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    I called PETB :p

    ...and I choose that MTD sixer.
     
  4. Jason Carota

    Jason Carota Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2002
    Lowell, MA
    Ditto on the 635.

    But why get rid of them? Have you thought about their feelings, huh ?! ;)
     
  5. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    24 fretted 5 string
     
  6. I'm with Woodchuck........

    ;)

    John
     
  7. JP Basses

    JP Basses

    Mar 22, 2002
    Paris FRANCE
    Can't find the "keep only some JP Basses" choice :confused:


    lol

    I'd keep the vintage 5 with the vintage PJ neck on it :D


    Peace, JP
     
  8. dwjazz54

    dwjazz54

    Jan 21, 2003
    Jersey City, NJ
    I would seriously have to take two: the Benevente and the fretless Sadowsky. And, as Woodchuck and Rockin' John have already stated, "cruel" this thread most certainly is.

    Unless, of course, you pick two basses...
     
  9. tkarter

    tkarter

    Jan 1, 2003
    kansas
    I would put each one in a different room and choose my single one every time I entered a different room.

    tk
     
  10. mr e

    mr e

    Nov 17, 2003
    nyc
    these basses all have too many strings
     
  11. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    Connecticut
    Washtub bassist, I presume?

    I'd go with the Benavente probably, although that MTD is the best looking one I've ever seen.
     
  12. boogiebass

    boogiebass

    Aug 16, 2000
    Without a second's hesitation, the MTD sixer. The one I own is awesome and I bet that one is too! :cool:
     
  13. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    Connecticut

    Hey buddy, I've seen you sell off a dozen dream basses! ;)
     
  14. Mike N

    Mike N Missing the old TB

    Jan 28, 2001
    New York
    I'd take the Sadowsky PJ.
     
  15. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    Or maybe he plays a whamola.
     
  16. OK, Ari, first of all, you suck! :D
    Err.. I mean, dang, you've got quite a collection there. I'm sunburst with envy.
    And, that said, I'd take the sunburst/maple Sadowsky 5.
     
  17. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
    I would take the 635 - just because it is the only 6, and I sort of feel like 6s are my thing. :p so much for the "too many strings"-type answers (may i add that the viola da gamba, from which most bow instruments originate, among them the DB, had 6 strings and frets - so i am more "back to the roots" than those who stick with 4s :D :p )

    Me too, i would like my gear list to have 3 dream basses - but unlike you, i still have vacant spaces ;)
     
  18. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Supporting Member

    Gee thanks... now I have drool all over my sweatshirt. :(

    I refuse to answer the question. Keep as many as you can. Roger and Michael and JP and Chris can just make more for the rest of us. :)
     
  19. Christopher

    Christopher

    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    Sadowsky Modern 5.
     
  20. MTD 535 for me, please.

    Mike