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

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


  1. 1

    798 vote(s)
    9.8%
  2. 2

    1,351 vote(s)
    16.5%
  3. 3

    1,388 vote(s)
    17.0%
  4. 4

    1,147 vote(s)
    14.0%
  5. 5 to 9

    2,425 vote(s)
    29.6%
  6. 10 to 20

    798 vote(s)
    9.8%
  7. 21 +

    205 vote(s)
    2.5%
  8. Too many to count

    72 vote(s)
    0.9%
  1. painless66

    painless66

    Jun 27, 2017
    NEW JERSEY
    thats what i always say!!!! thx
     
  2. CSJBuzz

    CSJBuzz

    Mar 10, 2021
    Ohio
    As long as you’re meeting your other financial obligations, no.
     
  3. Reg Braithwaite

    Reg Braithwaite

    Oct 21, 2018
    “I don’t have a too many basses problem, I have a too small house problem.”
     
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  4. 51PMAC21

    51PMAC21

    Jun 4, 2021
    since 1994
    Rosser/Allparts - 51P (home brew in progress)
    Rosser/AllParts - Telecaster Bodied "Tele Bass" (home brew in progress)
    BargainMusician.com/AllParts - Tele Bass copy (heavily modified, home brew)
    MJT/Musikraft - 54P relic
    Rosser/Squire - 50s Dusty Hill copy (lefty) (home brew, almost complete)
    Greco EB50 - EB-3 copy (lefty)
    Ibanez SR505L modified
    Ibanez SR505L stock
    Fender 58P modified
     
  5. Lownote38

    Lownote38

    Aug 8, 2013
    Nashville, TN
    Right now...

    1994 Fender MB-5
    2015 Rybski Custom 5
    Frankenfender black fretless Jazz Bass
    2019 Gibson Les Paul Tribute DC Bass
    1988 MIJ Fender Precision (my first bass)
    1968 Fender Precision
    Fender Rarities Flamed Jazz Bass in plasma red burst

    That's it for now, and I can't think of another bass I would want at the moment.
     
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  6. jd56hawk

    jd56hawk

    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    Ten, it's getting to be ridiculous.
     
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  7. John01

    John01

    May 28, 2019
    Sign me up! I really need no more than 10 basses, tops. But..... but.........
     
  8. John01

    John01

    May 28, 2019
    Now THAT is awesome! And clearly you've got a collection of some very significant and unique instruments which must be immensely valuable. I'm hoping you've got them all properly insured.
     
  9. TheBass

    TheBass

    Jul 2, 2004
    Germany
    From your pictures it seems, you are storing most of them away in their cases. That wouldn't please me. I would like to show and play them. When all walls in my house are full, I guess I will stop. I am "just" at 16, so there's still wall space left to fill ..
     
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  10. Clank Plank

    Clank Plank

    Dec 26, 2020
    England
    Now at 7 basses and 2 amps.
     
  11. BCRich100

    BCRich100

    Mar 31, 2021
    Carrollton, TX
    I’ve got 2 basses right now but just started getting into them earlier this year. I do have 9 guitars besides the 2 basses, so there’s that! I’m quickly running out of room in my office/music room haha, but this is a good problem to have.
     
  12. Ess Eff

    Ess Eff

    Jun 8, 2021
    Yammy
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  13. BuddhaofBass

    BuddhaofBass

    Jul 13, 2013
    I'm up to 22 bases now...
     
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  14. Lesfunk

    Lesfunk Bootlegger guitars : S.I.T. Strings Supporting Member

    Apr 5, 2007
    Florida USA
    Four

    four string
    Four string backup
    Five string
    Headless for airline travel
     
  15. Six.
    2 Spector 5-strings - one fretted, one fretless.
    Bass Collection 4 string
    Fender Precision 4 string
    Cort 6 string
    Aria Electric Upright

    But I'd quite like a ukulele bass too - they look like fun.
     
  16. Renegade bass

    Renegade bass

    Nov 2, 2020
    Update from a post back before Xmas. Currently have:
    A Dean Edge that has been used as a project testbed
    An OLP MM2 Stingray style 4 string
    A Chinese Jazz Bass shaped 5 string upgraded from the wood upwards, Wilkinson pups, and gold hardware, series parallel loom.
    A Partsicion P bass, Gotoh gold hardware and an Entwistle Neodymium pickup
    A dirt cheap gumtree acoustic for picking up n playing.
    A (as far as I can tell so far) Hondo H830n In pieces undergoing restoration and rebuild
    An Epiphone Thunderbird IV.
    7 so far but have a couple up for sale.
     
  17. MrCoachD

    MrCoachD

    May 28, 2021
    Currently none because I sold my only bass (AO 60's Jazz in CAR) before our last move, and I haven't found my "next" bass yet.

    Hoping to find a good deal on a MIM Standard P or Road Worn Jazz before I waste all the money I made on my last sale...

    I've never had more than 2 at any time since my first bass in 1995 (MIJ 60's Jazz CAR). And I only had 2 while I was in the process of selling the previous bass after I bought a new one.

    2 - 4 would be a nice "collection" for me. Guitars on the other hand...
     
  18. Update,

    Just got bass #4 into the rotation

    #1 - Fender Jazz Bass - American Made 2002
    #2 - Alvarez AEB Villain PJ Bass
    #3 - Sterling Stingray Ray34
    #4 - Fender Nate Mendel P Bass
    (Listed in order or acquisition)
     
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  19. So evidently my children don't think 22 is enough basses
    that being said, guess what I'm getting for Father's Day? :)
     
  20. Runnerman

    Runnerman Registered Bass Player Supporting Member Commercial User

    Mar 14, 2011
    Sales Development Manager NN Inc. - Polymet, USA manufacturer of fret wire
    Just hit the 10 point with my MIJ Fretless Jazz Special
    That should be enough...although I do have one on order with a deposit. Something else will have to go....or so I tell my wife.
     
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