Have You Found your Bass 'Soulmate?' Pics!!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by faulknersj, Jul 21, 2013.

  1. I have found my bass 'soulmate'..the perfect bass.

    162 vote(s)
  2. I have more than 1 'bass soul mates' that i'll never sell!

    140 vote(s)
  3. I'm still looking for 'the one!'

    139 vote(s)
  1. faulknersj

    faulknersj Inactive

    Apr 4, 2008
    Scottsdale Az
    I haven't found my bass 'soulmate' yet, but some cats find 'the one'...you know...the bass that just clicks and sticks with you for a lifetime. Have you found yours yet? If not...why not? If so...can you tell the story of your bass 'soulmate' and post a pic if you have one?

    Or, maybe give a shout out to your favorite player that has an iconic bass?

    These are my 'will not sells' and i go thru phases with all of them.

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  2. faulknersj

    faulknersj Inactive

    Apr 4, 2008
    Scottsdale Az
    What do u mean? Is she someone elses now?
  3. skidrawk


    Jan 21, 2007
    Space City, TX
    I had one of those "unlimited spending $$$" days and several hours of time to kill in the best music store in city and came home with the best bass that suited my needs. classic stingray 5
  4. faulknersj

    faulknersj Inactive

    Apr 4, 2008
    Scottsdale Az
    I love the Blk/Blk+Naple Neck. No more gas? How long have had that Ray?
  5. skidrawk


    Jan 21, 2007
    Space City, TX
    of course I still have gas. I want a 4 stringray with 24 frets and a Drop D hipshot on it :) Might have to settle for a Bongo? Anyways I've had this bass for 3 years now. I am still on my honeymoon.
  6. My P-bass. It's got a very peculiar neck (not that wide at 1.6" nutwidth, but a very deep D-profile (1" thick) and a VERY dark rosewood fretboard), with thick flatwounds and a piece of foam. It's not that easy and forgiving to play, but my hands & technique are completely set to that bass, and whatever I want to do, just works perfectly on that bass...

  7. a 1973 Fender Precision, maple neck- walnut custom color- which I bought new and still have -
  8. CanadianEh


    Jun 29, 2013

    It would have to take one hell of an instrument to take me away from this one :bassist:
  9. :cool:

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  10. RaginRog

    RaginRog Last guy you want to see is Employee Relations guy

    Nov 29, 2009
    Formerly Staten Island
    He loves her so much, he ripped the sleeves from his shirt to use as polishing rags for his new baby.
  11. jlepre


    Nov 12, 2007
    Cedar Knolls, NJ
    You can see me and my soulmate bass just by looking at my avatar. I picked her up used on a local musician's website for $825. Not a mark on her, and the most amazing neck I've ever played.

    Here's a better pic:

    EBMM SR5 2001
  12. 2saddleslab

    2saddleslab Supporting Member

    May 30, 2003
    Marilyn, a Nov 51 body [also penciled in the neck pocket was EM for Eddie Miller, who wrote Please Release Me, paid $200.00] w/ a Nov 55 neck [payed $125.00]. Assembled this bass almost 30 years ago.
    Years before that some knucklehead decided to modernize the body w/ contours. Turns out he did a pretty decent job. But some other numb nuts attempted to remove the tuner ferrules by prying from the top however the logo was intact so this bass was worth resurrecting. My dad made the bridge pieces, Seymour Duncan made the custom single coil/ stack pu, and a friend refinished it back to blonde w/ matching thumb rest. She's been my "play" mate ever since. And sporting TI flats there's tone for days.
  13. simenandreas


    Jan 23, 2011
    I have had 9 basses now, but I havent found my soulmate just yet. Still looking for the one! I cant wait trying a Dingwall bass, the specs of them are just making me horny..
  14. Immigrant

    Immigrant In Memoriam

    FBB Bassworks Kaba medium scale five. Yes, it has a solid B. I still GAS, buy, but then sell. Someday I'll learn.

    ImageUploadedByTalkBass1374417421.061456.jpg ImageUploadedByTalkBass1374417478.850262.jpg

    I really, REALLY love this bass.
  15. bongostealth

    bongostealth Supporting Member

    Jun 3, 2011
    Atlanta, GA
    I would have to say it's my Warwick Thumb NT 6.
  16. 1bassplayinfool

    1bassplayinfool -Nowhere Man-

    '66 P bass. It's like an old friend.

  17. RawOrange

    RawOrange Not really an orange Supporting Member

    Aug 19, 2009
    Southeast Wisconsin
    My 1982 G&L L2000E is the one bass I have owned that I can see owning for a very long time. The rest just haven't felt like "mine", this one does.

  18. Gorn


    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    My LB90. It's perfect.

    Probably about 20 basses have come and gone and this is what they all get measured against.

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  19. IPA

    IPA Supporting Member

    May 5, 2010
    The hunt still continues for me... count yourselves among the lucky few!
  20. Dug2


    Sep 24, 2011
    this one (should arrive anytime now)

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