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

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


  1. 1

    810 vote(s)
    9.7%
  2. 2

    1,366 vote(s)
    16.4%
  3. 3

    1,408 vote(s)
    16.9%
  4. 4

    1,170 vote(s)
    14.1%
  5. 5 to 9

    2,470 vote(s)
    29.7%
  6. 10 to 20

    810 vote(s)
    9.7%
  7. 21 +

    213 vote(s)
    2.6%
  8. Too many to count

    73 vote(s)
    0.9%
  1. HELLonWHEELS

    HELLonWHEELS Supporting Member

    Jun 13, 2005
    Houston
  2. BassAgent

    BassAgent

    Dec 2, 2003
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Official Artist: Eich Amplification
    Had to change my vote 'cause I've added thre basses in the last few months, so currently at twelve:
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  3. Shaggai

    Shaggai

    May 7, 2018
    New Jersey
    Cool, that means you can play one for two hours and then switch. Easy scheduling.
     
  4. TheBass

    TheBass

    Jul 2, 2004
    Germany
    Great ! I'd take the Classic Stingray with Status neck.
     
  5. BK bassist

    BK bassist Schroeder Cabinets endorsing artist Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 20, 2017
    Brooklyn, NY
    Hard question to answer because there is so much variation on so many levels in the collection.

    But if I had to pick a #1, I'd say it's a '62 MIJ reissue Frankenbass, Warmoth tele neck and Seymour Duncan Quarter Pounder pups. Which was a late night, drunken $650 accepted offer. Something about that bass is just sublime and it feels like a well worn pair of bluejeans, it's just so comfortable with BEAST tone.

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  6. marchone

    marchone Since 1951 Supporting Member

    Nov 30, 2009
    NYC
    I mistakenly thought owning three basses would be the most common. More TBers have five or more basses by a wide margin in this poll. That’s saying something. What, I don’t know. But it’s remarkable.
     
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  7. BassAgent

    BassAgent

    Dec 2, 2003
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Official Artist: Eich Amplification
    That's exactly why I have twelve. Amazing how you've guessed that.

    It's a Sterling body actually, with a Nordstrand pickup and fretless Status neck :)
     
  8. WillyW

    WillyW l’art pour l’art, fonction de baise

    Dec 10, 2019
    I'm picking one up after work today, so I'm still at one.
     
  9. HELLonWHEELS

    HELLonWHEELS Supporting Member

    Jun 13, 2005
    Houston
    I hate that your answer wasn't a Ric hahah, but I totally get what you mean. I always end up playing those less serious used basses more than the new fancy pants ones. You don't really worry about anything else so you just play and end up getting more comfortable long term...
     
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  10. ColdEye

    ColdEye Supporting Member

    Oct 22, 2015
    San Diego, CA
    I have 4 right now. A JMJ Mustang Bass, EBMM USA SUB, Fender American Reissue 75 Jazz Bass and a Fender Japn Traditional 60s Jazz. I kinda want a P Bass or a GL2000, but I might just save up to get a double bass again.

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  11. A few updates in the last months. Sold something, bought something else. I have a new obsession: vintage japanese basses. So I added:
    - 1981 Ibanez Roadster RS924
    - 1984 Ibanez Musician MC924
    - 1979 Kawai F2B
    The resto of the family:
    - 1991 Fender Precision Japan
    - 1991 Fender Jazz Mexico
    - Yamaha BB714BS
    - Epiphone Allen Woody Rumblekat
    7 in total.
     
  12. Corto14

    Corto14

    Feb 6, 2019
    Italy
    Update: sold - again - a Fender AO 60’s P and add a Yamaha bbp35. Total basses still 3 but few days ago I tried a Fender jazz CS 61….oh boy what a bass :crying:

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  13. Fat n Fretless

    Fat n Fretless

    Feb 21, 2014
    I don't think there's one instrument I've left alone: partscasters, pickups, electronics etc. Deep breath - here goes..
    4 x regular Precisions
    Cabronita
    Fretless Precision
    Luna P
    Yamaha BB300
    Waterstone Lulu
    3 x P/J
    P bitsa with 2 soapbars
    Jay Turser '51
    Gianinni '51
    Parts '51
    Squier Telecaster Bass
    4 x Jazz
    Peavey Foundation
    Jazz with Thunderbird pu's
    Jazz with Ric HiGains
    Fretless Jazz
    Squier Jaguar HB with 2 EMGs
    Fretless Squier Jaguar
    Washburn T14
    Washburn XB-120
    2 x Sterling Ray
    Chinese Fodera copy
    3 x Chickenbacker
    Aria DM 380
    LTD Viper 104
    Laguna
    Westone Thunder 1A
    Hofner HCT185
    Crown Les Paul Bass
    Epiphone EB-3
    Epiphone EBM-4
    Epiphone Embassy Pro
    Epiphone ET285
    Epiphone Thunderbird
    Epiphone Viola
    Hofner Club
    70's MIJ Violin copy
    70's MIJ EB-3 copy
    70's MIJ EB-2 Copy
    70's Bulgarian bass with 70's MIJ neck
    Gretsch Junior Jet
    Squier Bronco

    J & B Custom 5
    Alvarez 5
    SX Jazz 5
    Chinese MM 5
    Samick Artist 5

    I have a few guitars as well!
     
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  14. Geddyfleaharris

    Geddyfleaharris Supporting Member

    I have these 4 and an acoustic 4 string Ibanez.

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  15. MonetBass

    MonetBass ♪ Just listen ♫ Supporting Member

    Sep 15, 2006
    Tulsa, OK
    Current bass family picture:
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  16. Fairmont

    Fairmont

    Aug 22, 2020
    Atlanta, GA, USA
    Short answer: 3
    Long answer: 1 brand new one and two that are in various states of modification.
     
  17. Oig

    Oig Supporting Member

    Jun 12, 2019
    As of now, one short-scale and one long-scale, neither of them particularly expensive. Both have tort though :)
     
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  18. the harp unstrung

    the harp unstrung Humankind: be both. Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 2, 2014
    On The Bus
    N.A.
    13…
     
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  19. SgtHulka

    SgtHulka Inactive Suspended Supporting Member

    Mar 29, 2019
    Banland
    7, going down to 4. P bass. Jazz. Stingrayish type bass and a 5 string.
     
  20. Wibble666

    Wibble666

    Apr 20, 2021
    Update..

    Wal mk2 fretless
    Status S2 headless new!
    Status S2 fretless headless
    Stingray 4
    Casady signature
    Jaco custom shop
    Mm silhouette baritone 6
    Railboard baritone
     
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