How many basses do you own? (Currently) Part 2

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by smperry, Jan 23, 2013.

  1. 1

    805 vote(s)
  2. 2

    1,361 vote(s)
  3. 3

    1,407 vote(s)
  4. 4

    1,166 vote(s)
  5. 5 to 9

    2,460 vote(s)
  6. 10 to 20

    806 vote(s)
  7. 21 +

    212 vote(s)
  8. Too many to count

    73 vote(s)
  1. TheBass


    Jul 2, 2004
    I am afraid I'm ready to join
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  2. Justshootit


    Mar 21, 2021
    I'm at four and still want an EB-3L. Hmmmm...
  3. gigetto


    Sep 25, 2019
    Same number but a switch TRBX is sold BBPH is come
  4. BrentSimons

    BrentSimons Supporting Member

    Mar 4, 2004
    Vergennes,VT USA
    Mmm... Lucky Number 7? Could even pass for a Shamrock? :)
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  5. Cragar854


    May 28, 2020
    Fender American Original 60s Precision
    Fender ‘54 RI MIJ Blue Floral Precision
    Fender American Performer Precision
    Fender 70s RI MIM Jazz
    Fender acoustic bass
    Kay ‘66 3/4 upright
    BrentSimons likes this.
  6. Ken Morgan

    Ken Morgan

    Jun 14, 2014
    Midland, TX
    Mustang PJ
    82 MiJ PBass
    Yamaha 735
    Guild Starfire
    Peavey Foundation
    Kala U Bass
  7. Reg Braithwaite

    Reg Braithwaite

    Oct 21, 2018
    You’re joking, but another way to look at it is that when you sell an instrument you don’t play, you’re giving it a chance to find a home where it’ll be played and actively loved, not just suspended in time.

    Very “Toy Story 2,” I know…
    trseal likes this.
  8. ARidgeBass

    ARidgeBass Supporting Member

    May 26, 2021
    I'm at 2, I want to add a few special basses! Especially one I parted with years ago! 2004 5 string FNA Jazzman LTD, Loved the sound of that bass! And a couple others I've heard!
  9. downunder


    Aug 25, 2005
    Zeidler Headless PJ custom made.
    74P bass with dimarzio
    American standard jazz basses – I have two, One fretted one fretless. Both sunburst with Rosewood. One is from 2010 one is from 2015 I forget which.
    Sire V7 second GEN jazz bass in tobacco Sunburst.
    D’Angelico ABG.
    I also have six uprights including a travel bass and two old Kay ‘project basses’. And five cellos including an electric cello and a couple of projects.
    Reg Braithwaite likes this.
  10. Reg Braithwaite

    Reg Braithwaite

    Oct 21, 2018
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  11. painless66


    Jun 27, 2017
    Is 385 too many basses for one man to own? Been collecting for 30 years. Many of them are very old fenders starting with my 1951 Tadio Gomez / Leo Fender Models. I also have my father's collection and his brothers collection. Only 170 are really mine the rest I inherited. I have over 85 amazing instruments on loan to Hard Rock Cafe's all over the United States so others can enjoy them. All 85 belong to very famous guitar and bass players... Believe it or not the 170s that I have I play all of them and cycle through them so they all get love. I just had to move because I couldn't even walk in my house anymore. LOL

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  12. painless66


    Jun 27, 2017
    It's a sickness worse than drugs LOL. This week I bought a 1983 fender precision bass elite cherry starburst and a 1957 fender PbassWhere I already have two of them in my collection. And I got a great deal on a 1968 practically brand new fender telecaster bass with all the original hangtags and case candy. I have a sickness for the antiques I feel that if I don't buy it somebody else is going to buy it and not love and respect it the way I will that's why I have so many. I am not spoiled I work very hard for my money and investing in old Ufenders is a great investment. Nobody ever paid my way for Anything in life. I own a very successful custom tattoo studio which is what affords my bass buying madness
  13. Reg Braithwaite

    Reg Braithwaite

    Oct 21, 2018
    365 is the absolute limit. Every fourth year we’ll allow a 366th, but only for one day in February.

  14. TheBass


    Jul 2, 2004
    Wow. I guess we can close this thread now:D
  15. B-Mac

    B-Mac Just like Aretha Sang... R-E-S-P-E-C-T Supporting Member

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    Dubious Aa, JRA, Nunovsky and 4 others like this.
  16. gigetto


    Sep 25, 2019
    4 in use two relics, no adding only switches or my family kill me...
    gzarruk likes this.
  17. mikewalker


    Jul 30, 2017
    Canada, Eh!
    I'm down to THREE now, and one of those is still over in Germany getting built! (I paid a hefty deposit so consider it 'owned'...) But today I was cleaning the closet and found three brand new bass necks in boxes. And I have a lot of bass parts laying around too. So not sure what the future might bring - even though LOGIC clearly indicates that 'one for rounds, one for flats, one for tapes' is really enough basses for me! :bassist:
    gzarruk likes this.
  18. MDStingray


    Nov 5, 2012
    I am speechless...

    Is 385 too many?
    I am probably the only one here who will say this, but: Yes!
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  19. bertbassplayer

    bertbassplayer Supporting Member

    Jul 7, 2000
    Carlsbad, NM
    I will agree and say yes as well.
  20. TheBass


    Jul 2, 2004
    As long as you have the right sized house - no.
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