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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

    678 vote(s)
  2. 2

    1,116 vote(s)
  3. 3

    1,143 vote(s)
  4. 4

    920 vote(s)
  5. 5 to 9

    1,909 vote(s)
  6. 10 to 20

    612 vote(s)
  7. 21 +

    165 vote(s)
  8. Too many to count

    56 vote(s)
  1. B-Mac

    B-Mac Sorting Things Out Supporting Member

    I was dealing with several shops on Regurge as a brand new item, and still no case. Really frustrating especially when it is something like this because you'll more than likely never find a case that will work with a short scale 8 string. Hagstrom had them on their website, but I'd get the same story from the seller that they 'weren't in stock'
  2. mjm0


    Jun 27, 2017
    Palo Alto, CA
    Aw, i forgot one, so it's 31.

    Kay 1961 or 1960 Value Leader "bass", very short scale. Like, the exact same scale as their Value Leader 6-string guitars at the time, 24.5". But it was marketed and sold as a "bass"... probably to help jazz guitar players get into electric bass playing. They also sold a 6-string version of that same guitar-scale bass -- their catalog said "same as spanish guitar, but one octave lower in tone like the bass." $79.95 for either one! Plus $10 for a "sturdy carrying case"! (They also had 1 or 2 regular scale "pro" bass models at the time, for a more premium price.)

    When i got it, it had what appeared to be normal gauge bass strings on it; the intonation was terrible, and couldn't be adjusted to get anywhere close to usable. A friend took it to a guitar shop in NY, where the luthier there decided it was a "tenor guitar", and picked out string gauges accordingly, and it sounded much better. So now it's tuned in 5ths, C (just below a regular guitar E) to A, and i still use it that way.
  3. Jugghaid


    Jun 28, 2002
    Denver, CO, USA
    I'm in the middle of downsizing and just sold a bunch that were getting no playing time so I am down to 10.

    Previously I have been up has high as 35. And about the same on guitars.
  4. I have 4:
    Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass (34") Hotrodded.
    Yamaha BB200
    Yamaha RBX270
    Stagg Short Scale J-Style

    I like them all but my#1 is my Jaguar.
  5. With my current equipment, I'm already on the end of GAS, probably for good, because all of them are different beast with their own unique character :

    MTD 535
    Sadowsky RV4
    Fender Precision Pino Palladino
    EBMM Stingray Piezo
    MOOG SUB37
    Markbass CMD121P
  6. mjm0


    Jun 27, 2017
    Palo Alto, CA
    I've got better low-B's, but it's not too shabby considering the cheap-ish construction.
  7. crios


    Feb 14, 2017
    Miami, Florida
    Just one! What!? A Spector...duh.
  8. Valsmere

    Valsmere Supporting Member

    Jun 28, 2018
    southern NJ
    I just picked up my second so I changed my vote to two!
    I snatched up a Midnightblue Rickenbacker!
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  9. Muddslide


    Feb 23, 2007
    Mobile, Alabama
    Hell yeah. Congratulations!
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  10. Skylear


    Dec 30, 2017

    Yamaha RBX170 (Red Black Sunburst)
    Sterling Music man Sub Ray4 (Ray4-WH)
    Custom Jordain (don't bother looking up the name because I cant find it either, p sure its a Knock off) 5 string
  11. Big Hoss

    Big Hoss Up note, down note, blue note, brown note...

    Just ordered another, so...

    Ibanez SR480 4 string, natural mahogany.
    Squier Affinity Jazz Customized burgundy mist with VM pickups and CV 60s bridge.
    SX Ursa 1 RN 3TS p bass 3 tone burst finish with tort PG.
    SX Ursa 2 MN 5 3TS 5 string jazz 3 tone burst finish, white PG.
    SX Ursa 3 MN 3TS ALD pj bass 3 tone burst finish with pearloid PG
    SX Ursa 3 MN 3TS ALD FL fretless pj bass. 3 tone burst finish with black PG. (Stock SX guard with gloss black rattle can refinish).

    So thats 6.
    Last edited: Sep 4, 2018
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  12. baileyboy


    Aug 12, 2010
    Two awesome basses: '74 Fender Precision and a USA Geddy Jazz.
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  13. I replied to this thread a while back and I need to update it. I had 3 basses. 2 Lakland Skyline 55-01s & a U.S. made Lakland 55-94 deluxe in cherry burst with birdseye maple fingerboard. Well...I still have the latter but traded my 2 Skyline 55-01s for a brand new Fender American Professional Series P bass(4 string) in Olympic white and rosewood fingerboard. It got really good reviews. It's been a while since I owned a 4 string but I missed having a good P bass in my arsenal...and this bass is AWESOME! If you are in the hunt for a great P bass, I strongly recommend the new Fenders.
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  14. Todd Larson

    Todd Larson

    May 21, 2018
    Oakland, CA
    I've been fortunate to have many wonderful instruments come through my hands since I started playing at age 14 in 1973. First bass was a Framus TV-Star like this one, wish I still had it! Then bought a brand new '75 P-Bass, natural at 40% off list= $235, no case. Since then many new and vintage basses (and guitars) have been in my stable, including a '53 P-Bass w/matching Bassman-Amp, many 60s J-Basses, 70s Rick 4000, '65 reverse Gibson Thunderbird II in Pelham Blue, '68 EB-2, '60s EB-0, G&L L-2000, '03 Parker Fly FB5.

    Current inventory: '84 Steinberger XL-2, bought new. I'll occasionally convert this to a 5-string, as I have a factory bridge and headpiece. January '57 P-Bass, mostly parts. Original neck, tuners, bridge plate. Body made to spec and Blond finish by Fullerton Finishes. '63 P-Bass, Fiesta Red body only refin. '64 J-Bass, purchased in the mid '80s for $600, fretless, old non-original sunburst, EMGs. '63 J-Bass, bought in '79 for $325 w/ stripped body, original case and covers, Burgundy Mist Metallic refin in '80, now finely weather checked, would fool anybody.

    Not in this picture: 1939 Kay upright, '64 Silvertone 1444.

    Next: On order from Sadowsky, NYC 24-fret 5 string. Hope to pick this one up in Brooklyn early next year.
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  15. I traded a few guitars for basses---- current haul reads like this
    61 Gibson EB-O
    72 Gibson G3
    73 Peavey T-40
    75 Peavey T-45
    90 Peavey Dyna Unit
    92 Peavey Millennium
    Peavey Grind--- mid '10's ??
    2015 Rickenbastard kit
    ??Hartke WK-4
    '13Squire Jazz Bass (Signed by the Misfits)
    '05 Epiphone Thunderbird
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  16. Bill Kron

    Bill Kron

    Aug 26, 2018
    Hamer 12 string Standard 34"
    Hamer 12 string Standard 30"
    Hamer Blitz 4 string
    Hamer Blitz 4 string w/ Kahler tremolo
    4 string fretless "Franken-jazz"
    4 string Fenderbird
    Hohner Club bass 4 string
    Dean acoustic 4 string
    Dean acoustic 8 string
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  17. Muddslide


    Feb 23, 2007
    Mobile, Alabama
    Let me be the first to say "Cool as hell."

    And also the first to say "Pics!"
  18. mjm0


    Jun 27, 2017
    Palo Alto, CA
    Cool, i always wanted a tremolo on a bass.
  19. arbiterusa


    Sep 24, 2015
    San Diego, CA
    L2 Steinberger fretless, two digit serial

    (4) Cort B4FL, preamps gutted and total refinish.

    1 “El Grande” 36” scale fretless I built while at SCGC. Piezo PU only.

    1 Squier VM fretless.

    7 fretless.

    (3) Squier “classic” (predecessor to the VM series) Jazz basses. One 20th anniversary series. All three awesome, all from GC online, used, none over the 149.

    1 Fender Japan 1985 32” scale Precision. I gotta do a write up on this one, it’s pretty unique. Like my 1985 24 3/4 scale strats, they not only do the reduced scale but a perfectly shrunken-down body to match the scale. I look like I’m 8 feet tall playing that P.

    11 basses. Damn. I’m a damn hoarder.
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  20. Just 2....but what a 2.
    Fender American Professional Series Precision 4 string bass and a Lakland 55-94 Deluxe 5 string.

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