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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

    721 vote(s)
  2. 2

    1,200 vote(s)
  3. 3

    1,241 vote(s)
  4. 4

    998 vote(s)
  5. 5 to 9

    2,071 vote(s)
  6. 10 to 20

    688 vote(s)
  7. 21 +

    178 vote(s)
  8. Too many to count

    59 vote(s)
  1. cmcbass

    cmcbass Supporting Member

    Jan 4, 2018
    I just went from 5 to 3.
  2. Auspuff

    Auspuff Supporting Member

    Sep 24, 2019
    Is that a Good, or a Bad, thing?
  3. Wyvern


    Jul 6, 2019
    Pinellas, FL
    I'm listing two, that would bring me down to 3 until my custom is finished.

    To me, it's a good thing. I'm going broke!
  4. cmcbass

    cmcbass Supporting Member

    Jan 4, 2018
    It's good. I traded 2 Chinese Warwick rockbasses and one Korean Spector legend for a german Warwick thumb 5. I now own a Czech Spector, a German warwick, and a fretless Yamaha that i defretted. Not sure where the Yamaha was made.
  5. Auspuff

    Auspuff Supporting Member

    Sep 24, 2019
    "I'm going broke!"

    Hear you on that one!
  6. Wyvern


    Jul 6, 2019
    Pinellas, FL
    Yep, you don't feel financial strain immediately, it's like a chemical imbalance that slowly becomes evident that you screwed up somewhere. I'm doing OK, but I need to stop digging into the house fund.

    Live and learn.
    Auspuff likes this.
  7. Bent77


    Mar 6, 2013
    Back to three

    Sterling Ray24
    Squier CV P
    Am Pro Jazz
  8. coyote1


    Mar 23, 2012
    My count has changed significantly since the thread began. I’m now down to three. I did have as many as eight a couple years ago.

    My previous stable had included a Conklin gt7, a german warwick corvette Fretless, a 6 string Ibanez btb, a Tune 5-string, etc.

    The current three:
    - Portamento Fretless 6 string
    - Cheap Robelli 4-string copy of Musicman (sounds great and plays well but frets need filing on sides of fingerboard)
    - peavey grind neck-thru 4 string

    I’ll likely try to find a 5 string to get that deep solid thing you often hear in smooth jazz. That will round out the new stable.
  9. h2otorched


    Jun 21, 2014
    Ozzie’s Music, on El Cajon Blvd.,
    in San Diego. Always the sound
    of Trumpets, Saxes and Trombones being tooted, honked and splatted, by beginners,
    slightly muffled, from behind
    closed practice cubicles.
    I had been taking beginning drum lessons there, but, grew tired of the pad, and practicing paradiddles for hours.
    It’s where I walked into a room full of guitar and bass guitars cases, and by chance, opened
    up a Gibson case to reveal a brand new 1968 Gibson EBO Bass guitar with the Cherry finish!
    It was beautiful! That Mahogany
    I had been playing a cheap Japanese electric guitar, with Flatwounds, to cover the bass parts in the young band four friends started.
    I bought the EBO, for $244, plus
    My payments were $7.77 a month.
    That Gibson morphed over the 35 years I played professionally.
    It sits in it’s case in a row of guitar and bass cases.
    I love that Gibson!
    Auspuff likes this.
  10. Laits


    Aug 14, 2006
    Appleton, WI
    Fender Jazz
    Fender P
    SBMM Ray34
    Kiesel LB70F fretless
    Gibson SG
    Ric 4003s
    scottm likes this.
  11. Auspuff

    Auspuff Supporting Member

    Sep 24, 2019
    Carvin LB40.

    I gone and pulled the trigger on Bass #5. I hope this particular addiction is not curable.

    1) 1981 Carvin LB50 Koa, Stereo (I custom ordered this one, in high school, before Koa was offered on basses)
    2) 2004 Fender American Standard Precision, Candy Apple Red/Black, maple fretboard
    3) 2015 Rickenbacker 4003, Fireglo (Hipshot Bridge conversion)
    4) 2002 Fender (Japanese) Jazz custom
    5) 1985 Carvin LB40 (been looking for one of these, in red, since 1985!)
  12. coyote1


    Mar 23, 2012
    And between then and now, a Tobias Killer B 6 found its way to me. Does what I was hoping I’d find a 5 to do.
    Auspuff likes this.
  13. PizzaFiend


    Oct 4, 2019
    USA Earth
    Looks pretty minty in that pic!
  14. eyvindwa

    eyvindwa Supporting Member

    Aug 1, 2007
    Oslo, Norway
    Last time I voted, I chose 4. This time, I'm at 10 to 20! :eek:
    RyanOh, bhendrix and Nunovsky like this.
  15. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Supporting Member

  16. Nunovsky


    Sep 4, 2004
    I feel you...
  17. Sold my Ibanez 83 destroyer, Ibanez SRH 500, moded Epiphone Power bass II, Aria ? and an 1983 Aria P bass.
    Kept “92 Charvel surfcaster, Artist AEB, SX PJ, and “92 Yamaha BEX 4. Looking to buy a SubRay 4.
    So I have 4 maybe 5
    And that should be it. Seriously:)
    Last edited: Oct 25, 2019
  18. kreider204


    Nov 29, 2008
    The current stable. Looking to get rid of the two on the left at some point.

    Attached Files:

  19. Up to 12 with recent Dingwall L. Sklar purchase. Oops.
    Outtaseezun and PizzaFiend like this.
  20. still in this area with 17
    1. *
      10 to 20
      685 vote(s)

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