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How many basses do you own? (Currently) Part 2

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by smperry, Jan 23, 2013.

  1. 1

    680 vote(s)
  2. 2

    1,124 vote(s)
  3. 3

    1,168 vote(s)
  4. 4

    935 vote(s)
  5. 5 to 9

    1,926 vote(s)
  6. 10 to 20

    625 vote(s)
  7. 21 +

    167 vote(s)
  8. Too many to count

    55 vote(s)
  1. ariwax

    ariwax Insonating the acoustic window Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2005
    Cleveland, OH
    '91 Warwick Thumb 4 NT
    EBMM Stingray Classic 4
    JMJ Signature Mustang Bass
    Hofner Club Bass CT
    Fender/Warmoth fretless P
    SBMM Ray34

    So, 6 right now. Plus five or so guitars.
  2. My 2018 goal: Thin the herd to one single bass.

    One that will rule all.

    6 months into the year I am “down” to having 2 more basses than I started with January 1st.

    I am ridiculous.
  3. tom dicus

    tom dicus Supporting Member

    May 17, 2017
    Wasilla, AK USA
    i suck at bass but will never give up
  4. tom dicus

    tom dicus Supporting Member

    May 17, 2017
    Wasilla, AK USA
    i suck at bass but will never give up
    I'm in touch with that emotion as well.
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  5. 2011 Mexican Fender P-Bass
    2016 ES Les Paul Bass
    1988 Japanese Fretless Fender Jazz Bass Special

    Three basses, plus a modified 1958 Fender Musicmaster
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  6. mjm0


    Jun 27, 2017
    Palo Alto, CA
    Too damn many, so i've started buying more guitars (the small, skinny-string variety). :)
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  7. good luck with that :)

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  8. mjm0


    Jun 27, 2017
    Palo Alto, CA
    Yeah, it's really not a good solution, is it?
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  9. B-Mac

    B-Mac Sorting Things Out Supporting Member

    I bought my 42nd bass this past Thursday. I should have it this Monday
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  10. Barticus


    Sep 16, 2017
    Holy crap!
    Good for you man! :thumbsup:

    Where do you put that many basses?

    I have 12, and play them all, and have also about the same number of guitars... they're all on the wall in my home studio and them more in my home office but couldn't imagine double that amount. :)
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  11. ZuluFunk

    ZuluFunk Supporting Member

    Apr 14, 2001

    A Fender P for recording
    A Fender J from parts
    A copper plated Normandy archtop hollow body for cool stage playing
    An 81 Ibanez musician fretless
    A 5 string Elrick (on the FedEx truck)
    A vintage 60s Japanese bass that is almost exactly like my first

    All necessary. All get play.
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  12. B-Mac

    B-Mac Sorting Things Out Supporting Member

    Well, I am divorced and have no kids and I have the house....so they are in one of the four bedrooms. I keep 5 out on stands in rotation.

    Here are the last three since the last time I posted including the one I'm getting delivered Monday.
    It's just me and my Jack Russell Tyson
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    Don't envy me. Other people have kids and grandchildren. I don't. But I love music and I am going to be good enough to play in a bar band by the time I retire. That is my goal. I have 7 more years to work on it. Plus I'll have a nice little collection by then too. I've lost interest in my '78 MG Midget, '79 MG B, and '62 Chevy Corvair since I picked up my first bass in May 2013.

    1. Dean Exotica Quilt Ash (2013) A/E w/Aphex® Gloss Natural 34-inch bought new
    (I play this one the most since it is mostly what I practice on since I keep it out all the time and doesn't need to be plugged in)
    2. Dean Exotica Quilt Ash (2015) A/E w/Aphex® Gloss Trans Black Fretless 34-inch bought new
    3. Dean Rhapsody 8 String Bubinga/Mahogany (2016) Gloss Active 34-inch bolt-on bought new
    4. Gretsch G5442BDC Electromatic (2015) Maple Hollow Body Black Gloss Passive Short Scale 30.25-inch bought used
    5. Gretsch G5123B Electromatc (2011) Maple Hollow Body Trans Orange Gloss Passive Medium Scale 32-inch bought used
    6. Schecter Stiletto Studio-5 5 String (2015) Mahogany Honey Satin Active neck-thru 35-inch bought new
    7. Ibanez SRF700 Portamento Fretless (2015) Mahogany Brown Burst Flat Active neck-thru 34-inch bought used
    8. Warwick Rock Bass Corvette Basic (2015) Alder Satin Passive 32-inch bolt-on bought new
    9. Jay Turser 5 String Quilt Maple (2016) A/E w/Belcat EQ-2058 5 Band Sunburst Gloss 32-inch one of a kind bought demo
    10. Gibson SG Standard (2008) Mahogany Trans Cherry Gloss Passive 30.5-inch scale set neck bought used
    11. Gibson Les Paul Standard Oversized Body (2011) Ebony Gloss Chambered Body Passive 34-inch scale set neck bought used
    12. Ibanez AGB140-TBR-12-01 (2004) Trans Brown (Semi-hollow Body) 34-inch bought used Passive
    13. Tune TWB43-PD (2005) Oil Finish Mahoany body with Pauk Top 34-inch bolt-on bought used Active
    14. Gretsch 6073 Electrotone (2006) Burgundy Trans 30.25-inch (sealed Hollow body) bought used Passive
    15. Rickenbacker (2009) 4003 solid body Mapleglo 33.25-inch neck-thru bought used Passive
    16. Fender (2014) American Deluxe Precision 34-inch Passive/Active bolt-on bought used
    17. Ibanez (2014) AGB205 DVS 12-01 5 String Dark Violin Burst Bass Guitar 30.5-inch Passive bought used
    18. Eastwood Classic 5 (2017) (custom order 1 of 12) 30.5-inch Passive bought new
    19. Peavey T-40 34-inch passive natrual maple tobaco burst (1982) bolt-on bought used
    20. Dean Performer A/E Dean EQ-7545 Preamp Satin Natural solid top Spruce/Mahogany 32-inch bought used (1999)
    21. Ibanez AFB200 SRD 12-04 (2008) Sunset Red (Semi-hollow Body) 30.5-inch bought used Passive
    22. Takamine GB72CE Jumbo A/E Takamine TK-40B preamp GN Maple 34-inch (2016) bought used
    23. Dean Exotica Radiant A/E Shadow P7 Preamp GN solid top Spruce/Mahogany 32-inch (2003) bought used
    24. Samick HFB490 A/E Samick preamp Archtop w/F holes Spruce/Mahogany 34-inch (1999) bought used
    25. Michael Kelly Dragonfly Quilt Maple 4 string A/E (2006) 34-inch bought demo used
    26. Dean Jeff Berlin Burled Walnut top (Czech) Barts badass II Passive 34-inch (1999) bolt-on bought used
    27. Ibanez GSRM20B Mikro Scale 28.6-inch Walnut Oil Passive P-J style PU (2017) bolt-on bought new
    28. Dean Edge Pro Active BadAss II Bridge Dean Soap Bars neck-thru Brass Nut Sunburst 34-inch (2006) bought used
    29. Kona KWB4A neck-thru Active natural hand rubbed Wilkinson Pups 34-inch (2016) bought new
    30. Ibanez Premium SR1200 Active Barts 34-inch (2011) bolt-on bought used
    31. Dillion DB-534-004 Semi-Hollow 4 string passive (2016) set neck bought new
    32. Dean Sledehammer Ash 4 String Active (2000) bolt-on bought used
    33. Ibanez AGB200 VLS 12-03 (2013) AGB200 4 String Violin Sun Burst Bass Guitar 30.25-inch Passive bought used
    Update 1-15-2018 1999 Epiphone El Capitan Black Gloss A/E bass.
    Update 3-5-2018 Dean Hardtail (2008) 4 string black neck-thru 34-inch brass nut Active EMGHZ bought used 34-inch
    Update 4-20-2018 Dean Jeff Berlin Player (2010) bolt-on 34" active
    Stagg AB203CE-SB 30 inch dreadnaught ABG pre-amp
    Dean Performer Exotic Quilt Ash PBEQA 34" (2008) Elan-4TN pre-amp
    Peavey T-45 bolt-on passive natrual maple tobaco burst (1983)
    Update 7-14-2018 Fender Sandblasted Limited Edition American Special Precision (2014) Red 34" Bolt on
    Dean Stylist 32" scale Hollowbody Black Sparkle set year?
    Dean European Select Edge Select Amber Burst (1999) 34" NT

    New total of 42 basses.
    11 new (2 demo, 1 open box)
    31 used
    4 5 strings
    1 8 string octave
    2 fretless
    1 Mikro
    8 short scale
    6 medium scale (7 if you consider 33.25" medium)
    27 long scale (27 if you consider 33.25" long)
    1 35-inch
    11 ABG
    10 Hollow/semi-hollow
    21 Solid body
    7 neck-thru
    12 bolt-on
    23 set neck
    13 DEAN
    7 IBANEZ
    2 GIBSON
    2 FENDER
    2 PEAVEY
    1 TUNE
    1 SAMICK
    1 KONA
    1 STAGG
    Last edited: Jul 14, 2018
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  13. Barticus


    Sep 16, 2017
    Wow, what a collection.
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  14. mjm0


    Jun 27, 2017
    Palo Alto, CA
    Thank you. Makes me feel a little less crazy about my 40 (though that's 31 basses and 9 guitars).
    ...Including a bass i just bought last week but haven't received yet.
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  15. Apolicious


    Jan 16, 2014
    five basses, one six-string acoustic guitar, one twelve-string, one strat, one balalaika, one mountain dulcimer, one lap-steel, one viola, one turkish saz, one sitar, one esraj, a gazillion little sound-makers, a couple cigar-box weirdos, and probably something else I'm forgetting. but that's all I can see from my desk.
    I am proficient in approximately none of them.
    currently on the hunt for a ukulele and a cello. if you need a sound, there's a good chance I have it.
    except for mandolins.
    shag mandolins.
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  16. Algo


    Dec 3, 2008
    Santiago, Chile
    After... lots of trading, I still have 4 basses.

    I very briefly had 3 as I intended, and wanted to downgrade to 2 but just couldn't.
    So it's my Epiphone Rock Bass with the low 5 strings of a 6 string (I had a ESP LTD B206SM for some time) to mess around with Drop D or B standard, a defretted SR 905 CNF strung E to C, a Yamaha BB 425 in standard and an ESP LTD D5 in standard tuning.

    I'm not gonna try to fight the G.A.S and just save up for a WW and a MM... probably the Sterling and the RB little brothers tho.
  17. B-Mac

    B-Mac Sorting Things Out Supporting Member

    Always wanted to try a mountain dulcimer.
  18. I have 2 but I plan to order one in October.
  19. 6 basses but all I actually need is the Lakland Bob Glaub that I bought here from a fellow TBer...so lots of great basses for sale!
  20. kreider204


    Nov 29, 2008
    Had to change my vote from 4 to 5, thanks to NBD a few days ago. :) I currently have the last 5 of 9 that I've ever bought in 30+ years of playing:
    1) Thompson upright
    2) Carvin Icon (fretless)
    3) Kiesel Xccelerator
    4) Fender Aerodyne Jazz bass
    5) Univox "Lucy"
    All four-string. I could live without #4 and #5, but #5 has sentimental value, and I'm required to own #4 as per the Fender Bass Obligation Act of 1847 ...
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