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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

    779 vote(s)
  2. 2

    1,316 vote(s)
  3. 3

    1,373 vote(s)
  4. 4

    1,125 vote(s)
  5. 5 to 9

    2,353 vote(s)
  6. 10 to 20

    779 vote(s)
  7. 21 +

    196 vote(s)
  8. Too many to count

    70 vote(s)
  1. shadven

    shadven Twang-tastic Bass Player and Song Writer Supporting Member

    Dec 30, 2009
    Tampa, FL
    I rock, therefore I am.
    New addition to the family. 1955 Precision. Original pickup, bridge, and I think the the pick-guard may be original too. The neck pencil mark is 5-55. Someone had painted the body red (duh), but the guy I bought this bass from slowly and carefully removed the red paint and the original blonde finish is in surprisingly good shape. The deep dents still have some red poking through. The neck has not been refinished, and it has a very soft "V" shape... not as much of a "V" as a 1956 P I had a few years ago (and never should have sold) 7D7A3D21-3D63-40C0-98BD-ABEA25FEA0E5.jpeg . I really love this bass and I think it is going to be my number 1 gigging machine. This bass sounds great. The p/u is surprisingly strong the highs and mids really jump out at you. Very comfortable body and neck shape. It weighs 9 lbs 2 oz.
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  2. 2saddleslab

    2saddleslab Supporting Member

    May 30, 2003
    Huge congrats, pal! Love everything about it, down to the darker area in front of the bridge where the foam would reside.

    If you intend to use this bass with any frequency might I suggest adding replacement fiber saddles to keep those original beauties in their current condition.
  3. DickyT


    Sep 23, 2008
    Hollyweird, FL
    As of yesterday, 2.

    '04 Ibanez SR 500 which I have had since '04
    '20 Schecter C-4 Apocalypse
  4. Clark Westfield

    Clark Westfield Floyd Pepper is my mentor!

    Jan 30, 2012
    Central Jersey
    3 is my magic number.

    Eventually I will get some 5 string.

    The bass in the background is my kids mini bass that one day I’ll take on a gig.

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  5. 1st. Ibanez gsr 100 p bass

    2. Epiphone Thunder Bird

    3. Epiphone Thunder Bird Classic IV Pro
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  6. PizzaFiend


    Oct 4, 2019
    USA, Earth
    I just picked up a Classic IV Pro as a gift for my brother. Amazing! :thumbsup:
  7. lawgrass


    Jan 26, 2020
    I currently have four:
    Fender 2014 Road Worn Precision Bass (Fiesta Red)
    Fender 2015 American Standard Jazz Bass Fretless (Black)
    Modulus Vintage Jazz with Villex Passive Pickups (Walnut Top)
    Warwick 2002 Jack Bruce Thumb Bass Fretless

    Wish List:
    Rickenbacker Walnut 4003
    Music Man Stingray5 Special HH (Tobacco Burst)
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  8. I’ve been feeling guilty about having multiple basses. Pretty weird I know but I’m quite the minimalist everywhere else haha. I’ve got a 2019 StingRay Special, 2014 StingRay with flats and a 2018 Classic 50s P Bass. I’m considering trading one for a nice rig but I mostly play at home and my Rumble 40 covers everything I need really. I also plug in straight to my interface and use Helix Native if I’m after other tones.

  9. hypercarrots


    Jan 28, 2009
    i now have
    12 ibanezes
    13 fenders
    10 yamahas
    6 rickenbackers
    5 guitars
    4 music mans
    2 customs
    1 schecter
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  10. Cliff Colton

    Cliff Colton

    Nov 7, 2016
    B= n+1 ???
    Then B-1=n. That can’t be right.
    Try: 401(k)-n=B
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  11. r_bnks

    r_bnks Supporting Member

    10 at this moment, but too many on the bucket list.
  12. GroovyBrews


    Dec 23, 2020
    Been playing bass for less than a year and I'm sitting at 6ish. I may have a problem. In order of acquisition:
    • 2006/2007 Epiphone LP style of some sort I bought ages ago and never really played. Not a fan of the feel of it now, but I'm going to wait until I've been playing a bit longer before I decide to sell it.
    • Ibanez TMB100 - Bought last year while bored out of my mind at home over summer. Learned a lesson about trusting the colors in online photos (Soda blue @ Musician's Friend).
    • Ibanez miKro - A cheap shiny purple short scale seemed worth having. No regrets, this this is a blast.
    • Gretsch G2220 - I did want a slightly longer short scale though, and I love how the Torrino Green looks.
    • SBMM Stingray Ray4 - Picked this up crazy cheap, planning to try it out for a while then sell. Still haven't sold.
    • SBMM Stingray Ray5 - Because everyone needs a 5 string, right? I'm awful at playing this thing.
    Oh, and my Hadean U-Bass is camouflaged among my other ukes so I don't have to include that one in the headcount when it's strategic not to...

    I can't imagine ever parting with the short scales, they're too much fun and just cheap. I suspect I'll be selling the TMB100 (and perhaps the Epiphone) this year to make room for something nice.
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  13. TheBass


    Jul 2, 2004
    Keep the pace and this thread will be yours soon.:thumbsup:
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  14. Technically I have 5, but I could sell 4 and be fine. I only play my stingray at gigs, the others are nice to have for backups, but I’ve never needed them. The plan is to sell 2-3 soon.

    Keepers; the cort was a gift/first bass

    ‘94 EBMM Stingray
    Cort GB44 (backup for my ray)


    5 String Peavey Dynabass
    ‘94 Peavey Fury
    Squier Bronco.

    When I play guitar, I like having lots of different options. When I play bass, I want one instrument that is versatile and fits me perfectly. The Stingray was always my dream bass, and I haven’t even looked at another bass in the two years I’ve owned it.

    edit: figure I should post a pic, since I love this bass so much haha.
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2021 at 8:11 PM
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  15. smogg


    Mar 27, 2007
    NPR, Florida
    I'm not crazy, I'm just a little unwell
    Currently 2
    1994 Foundation 5.jpeg
    2000 Millennium 5.jpg

    Number three should be here Friday.
    Milly5 Tobacco Sunburst  2.jpg

    (Hopefully) GAS should be cured for a long while from here out.
  16. Ed Maguire

    Ed Maguire

    Feb 21, 2021
    1. Fodera Monarch 4 (1983)
    2. Alembic Epic 6 (1994)
    3. Godin Acoustibass Fretless (1994)
    4. Eminence EUB
    5. Fodera Emperor 5 Standard Fretless (2015)
    6. Fender American Ultra Jazz 4 (2019)
    7. Mayones Caledonius 5 (2020)
    8. Fodera Imperial Elite 5 (2020)

    Maurizio Uber F-bass 6 fretless (expect in June 2021)
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  17. ProbablyTooLoud


    Aug 1, 2020

    20210227_163626.jpg 1. A 2018 Rickenbacker 4003.
    2. A 2008 Rickenbacker 4003 fl.
    3. A Breedlove Jumbo Solo fl. Not sure what year. Recentish.
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  18. 2008 Ricky’s are so wonderful, I wish I had a fretless too

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