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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

    686 vote(s)
  2. 2

    1,143 vote(s)
  3. 3

    1,183 vote(s)
  4. 4

    943 vote(s)
  5. 5 to 9

    1,952 vote(s)
  6. 10 to 20

    640 vote(s)
  7. 21 +

    173 vote(s)
  8. Too many to count

    54 vote(s)
  1. I can't remember if I've posted in this thread before or not.

    But I went from 6 that are all gone now down to 3 these days.

    I figured out long ago that I like to play/buy cheap but sound better. ;) Or buy cheap and modify. So I stuck to that mold when buying future gear.

    I have my super standard Squier Bronco that is a pickup/pot/string swap master. I've got 3 pickups waiting for it I haven't even wired or tried yet.

    LTD B50 for the look. Lol

    And of all things a $60 eBay P bass white on white that has twice as much more into it in pickups and electronics.

    I'd grab the Bronco for almost any task though.
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  2. Another Mustang PJ.
    Last edited: Mar 11, 2019
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  3. ComesATime


    Dec 12, 2012
    Just sold my Mustang PJ, so I am back down to 2. I just couldn't get the same feel out of it that I get from my P and my Jazz. Using the money to put new pickups into my Jazz Bass and hopefully fix some of the old awful hum.
  4. Funk Fashion

    Funk Fashion

    Mar 3, 2019
    How is the Carvin?
  5. Just an Epiphone Thunderbird IV right now but only learning.

    GAS list includes:

    Fender Player P Bass
    Fender Mustang
    Warwick Rockbass 5

    and if I win that lotto a Wal Mk2
  6. mesaplayer83


    Jun 27, 2017
    I'm back up to 23...
  7. B-Mac

    B-Mac Sorting Things Out Supporting Member

    What is this ‘Need’ you speak of?
    Want or no Want, no Need.

    Last edited: Mar 5, 2019
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  8. Jaymo


    Jul 7, 2017
    At first, I thought you were talking to me.
    To which, my answer would be "It plays a LOT better than I do."
  9. I changed my vote. I now have 2 basses, up from one.

    It only took something like 7 years.

    The "family"

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  10. staurosjohn

    staurosjohn Supporting Member

    Jun 15, 2010
    Nottingham, MD
    Nice! Had to zoom in to see the ‘ESP’ on the truss rod cover... :thumbsup:
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  11. B-Mac

    B-Mac Sorting Things Out Supporting Member

    No. 59 arrived yesterday

    Dean Performer Plus 5 string with Quilt Maple Body 2003 model with Fishman Preamp 32" scale. Been looking for one of these for a long time. Should have it on Friday.

    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  12. shadven

    shadven Supporting Member

    Dec 30, 2009
    Tampa, FL
    I rock therefore I am.
    I am up to number 12. A 1954 P-bass. The body was stripped to bare wood (swamp ash and it looks good, original string ferals (sp?) are still in there), neck is original as are the tuners and knobs, one pot replaced as is the pick-guard, bridge and p/u. Very light for a 50’s P... it may be my lightest P-bass.
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  13. nalanyuanchu


    Oct 18, 2018
    fodera monarch4
    fodera emperor buckeye 4
    缓解coppolo LG5 classic superme
    缓解coppolo LG5classic
    缓解coppolo LG5经典超酷Brazilian Rosswood
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  14. B-Mac

    B-Mac Sorting Things Out Supporting Member

    No. 60
    Well, this got delivered last night. Brand new. Price was unbeatable.
  15. BK bassist

    BK bassist "Apollo's Ghost" Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 20, 2017
    Brooklyn, NY
    BMac, do you own stock in Dean? :)
  16. B-Mac

    B-Mac Sorting Things Out Supporting Member

    I just like them...especially the older ones you don't see anymore. I've been looking at a Razor NT for a while on CL that is so awesome. The used ones are usually real bargains. GC used and MGR used usually have no idea what they're selling.

    Things like the neck thru's like the Edge Pro, The B2 and the Hardtail and then the Czech made Dean's like the Edge Select & Edge Improv are both Neck Thru (made at the same time and place where Spector Euro basses were made). The flame maple and quilt maple are really sharp and are not photo tops, but real tops. @NicJimBass will attest to how these are.

    Mainly from 1998 to 2010. I'd really like to find a Dean Edge Hammer 10 string. So Dean isn't making too much money off of me since I've been combing the internet for deals on certain models that are used. I only have a few actual new Dean purchases.

    The necks on the solid bodies are amazing if you like a thin narrow satin neck.

    Plus since so many people dismiss them without ever even trying them I come by some nice shape basses. Some are like new. I bought a Edge 4 QB (quilt maple with Bartolini pups) from a steel player on CL that was in pristine condition.

    Some are actually real sleepers and others are quite easily upgraded.

    I own Gretsch, Fender, Gibson, Rickenbacker, Ibanez, Schecter, Peavey, Takamine, Michael Kelly, and some others, but the biggest bang for the buck has to be Dean hands down.

    My most expensive basses are the Gretsch Thunder Jet, Gretsch 6073, Fender American Precision Deluxe, Gibson Les Paul oversized, Rickenbacker 4003, Ibanez 1200 Premium and Dean USA Jeff Berlin Patchwork and I always tend to play the Deans more than the others.

    I don't know how many you've ever tried if any, but if you come across a few older used ones in a shop near you I'd recommend sitting down and plugging in and playing for a bit. @jd56hawk is a fan of Deans too.
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2019
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  17. BK bassist

    BK bassist "Apollo's Ghost" Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 20, 2017
    Brooklyn, NY
    Brother, I get that high $$$ Basses doesn’t mean they will be better than a killer inexpensive find.

    My $650 MIJ FrankenP is my #1 ..... among my Foderas, Pedullas, Ricks, Dingwalls, Sandbergs, Fender CS beauties.

    Play what you love!!!
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  18. B-Mac

    B-Mac Sorting Things Out Supporting Member

    I’m not being adversarial or anything like that.
    I’m just saying if you see an older Dean in good shape try it out.
    You have some really great basses and I especially envy the Foderas and Pedullas, but I’d be the guy finding one in a yard sale for peanuts since I have a problem paying big bucks for anything no matter what it is. Always looking for a good deal. I’m looking at a real nice Peavey USA Cirrus and it’s almost at a price where I’ll offer a little less and see what happens. :)
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  19. Swingin

    Swingin Supporting Member

    Apr 29, 2018
    Six at the moment (well 7 technically but that last one is on consignment.)

    G&L kiloton 5
    Kiesel/Carvin LB76F (for sale)
    Traben Array 4
    Ibanez SR300
    ESP LTD fretless PJ (Also for sale)
    Ibanez mikro

    I still want a P bass, and maybe a jazz.
  20. Mantis Tobaggan

    Mantis Tobaggan Supporting Member

    Sep 9, 2015
    Tampa, FL
    I had 7 and I am down to three!

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