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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by smperry, Jan 23, 2013.
I just acquired this Fender Buttercream Player Jazz.
What happened to your Hofner?
The Hofner didn't play like a Jazz that I really prefer.
So you sold the Hofner?
Yes I did. I recently decided to go back to just playing one bass. The long scale Jazz feels, and plays better for me anymore.
As of last night number four was completed. a Wormoth build only thing really left is to do a final set up. cool project, learned a lot.
These are my babes:
1.Yamaha Motion b (1987) - very comfortable vintage sounding bass .
2.Oscar Schmidt OUB500 - great sounding small acoustic bass, when I got it I threw away my upright bass
3. Warwick Thumb BO4 - amazing bass which I love very much but I keep it at home only for recording or practicing . I don't use it on stage because it's uncomfortable, heavy and has a massive neck dive !
4. Squier Vintage Reissue Jazz Bass - for gigs and rehearsals
Hi guys i just want to know who in here still own IBANEZ SR 1605 ??
Lemme see..I'm now up to 7 basses. That is just silly for me. Back on page 67 I told about how I was so very happy for 27 years with just one bass. I wish I knew nothing about tone again. I wish I could be happy with my three little MTDs and dump all the other stuff into a river. I wish I had never bought a pedal... I remember when I didn't know what an envelope filter was. I miss that innocence.
I blame YOU, TalkBass!
Dude. Not a fan of Deans myself, but the Space Invader inlays are the baddest of the baddest asses!
Currently count 11: One Rickenbacker, two Waterstone 12 string basses, six Hofners, and two Epiphones.
Currently just one, but I just got back into playing bass..
NBD-Eastwood Backlund Rocker Box
I've been filtering through my basses for the last months & it's going a little better than expected. Here's a list of all the basses i had in recent times:
Squier J bass affinity - modded with a push pull for series/parallel switching. Sold to a friend of mine who needed a bass of his own.
Eastwood Precision bass Copy - countless mods/fixes to it, main studio bass, owned since 2009.
Parts off white precision bass - Duncan hot for P pups, high mass bridge, fender cbs keys. Main Bass since 2013.
Squier Precision bass special - pieced together & modded. Considering handing this one over to my drummer.
Epiphone Thunderbird Goth - gutted, modified. Will most likely be given to a friend who's mixing my band's album.
Dan armstrong plexi copy bass - I built a short scale neck for it, & am moding the body slightly. Perhaps handing it over to my good friend Jay.
P/J thunderbird - Home built, single killswitch, emg active pups, reverse split p pup.
Ripper bass replica - home built, Wilde L90 pickups, bolt on construction.
Eb-2D bass replica - home built, set neck, flat top semi hollow bass. inspired by Eb-2D & hagstrom viking. Guitar blade humbuckers. 32" scale
SuperNova bass - Home built, vintage 60's Ibanez short scale neck. Painted by my best friend, Tv jones power'tron pickup direct wired to output
Trip Bass VI - Home built, 30" scale, guitar humbucker wired to a 3 way voice selector for bass boost, standard, bass cut. Labella 26-95 round
Maya Grabber copy - found used in a defunct shop 2 years ago, original case. Natural finish
Tele bass - Home built, using old parts around home that i collected. Gave it to my Green day tribute's guitarist, Jeff. White finish, maple neck.
Grabber G3 replica - home built, 3 jazz bass pickups, yellow stained, wooden pickguard, Will be given to Jeff.
Fiesta Precision bass copy - given to me by a friend, who didn't want to keep it. Single mini bucker pickup. Swapped old parts, will pass it on to another friend of mine who's looking for a bass.
Logical RIC bass - Copy, mod with push-pull for modern/vintage circuit.
Ibanez GaxB - second bass ever owned when i was a kid. 32" scale, great noodling bass.
Active offset Pbass - home built, active circuit based off the yamaha bb1200s & built by a former work collegue (who also built my op-amp muff fuzz).
Pretty extensive list, those in bold are the ones that are either given/sold to people i know that can use them more than I do. Though i still get to play em here & there from 18 total, down to 11. Pretty decent, considering i've got 6 guitars along with this.
Currently 5.... from oldest to newest:
Ibanez SR 506, 6-string
Ibanez ATK 305, 5-string
Ernie Ball Music Man Stingray 5
ESP LTD B2055M-FL, fretless 5-string
Had 6, but trimmed it back to 4. Easier to keep them strung and maintained. I secretly yearn to own one bass that does everything for me, that I can beat to hell.
Definitely the purpose of these threads is for us to justify our collections showing others. "Look at this guy, he has 26 bases and 4 uprights. What I have is nothing..."
I believe "most" bass players seek that 1 special bass that can do it all whereas guitar players like to have specific guitars for certain sounds they need even when they have a plethora of pedals. I have had so many basses through the years but ultimately I've always tried to narrow them down to what gets the job done for me. If you have a large collection, I can see justification for that too...hey, basses are great...the more the merrier. I currently have only 3. My main axe of choice for gigs/studio work is my Lakland 55-94 deluxe. It can handle pretty much everything...and does it very well. I have a Fender pro series jazz V with rosewood fretboard as standby. And 3rd, a bass I believe every bass player should have at least one of, a trusty P bass...Fender pro series Precision 4 string with flatwounds. This works for me. It all depends on what you like to play and what you feel does the job for you. It's all good.
I feel the same. Keeping the basses I own to the bare minimum(3) allows me to keep them in perfect working order and also actually use them instead of them just taking up space and collecting dust. I find it easier(and cheaper)to keep up with string changes and setups. I found my "holy grail" of basses(Lakland 55-94 deluxe 5 string)and it's my "does it all" axe. But I do love to grab my 4 string Fender P with flats when doing Motown & Stax Label material.