How many basses do you own? MEGATHREAD!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Dr. PhunkyPants, Sep 6, 2002.

  1. 1

    644 vote(s)
  2. 2

    843 vote(s)
  3. 3

    589 vote(s)
  4. 4

    434 vote(s)
  5. 5

    264 vote(s)
  6. 6

    149 vote(s)
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    120 vote(s)
  8. 8

    84 vote(s)
  9. 9

    46 vote(s)
  10. 10+

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  1. Dr. PhunkyPants

    Dr. PhunkyPants Guest

    Aug 11, 2002
    OK. If the average family has 2.4 kids, how many basses does the average TB'er keep in his/her stable? And just as important--why? Two similar basses with one as backup? Two totally different basses to cover a broader tonal range? A beater and a work of art, etc.

    I'll kick things off. I have five basses- three Sterlings for their great rock n' roll tone. A Fender P-bass with a Bart NTBT for country phatness. And a Bongo 5 H/SC that sounded so good, I had to have it!

    Let the truth be known!
  2. Aaron


    Jun 2, 2001
    Bellingham, WA
    i would have to say 3 2/3
    -one fretless mim jazz 4
    -my hanie fretted 4
    -mia p-bass fretted 4
    -my 2/3 scale starter bass that i haven't touched in years

    i would have to say that they have a broad range of tones (my hanie probably being the most versatile number of tones wise, while my p-bass's tone will fit almost any style of music, and i have a fretless which is a completely different axe altogether.)

    So i probably have 3 basses that couldn't be more different.
  3. P with TI flats
    J fretless with DA EXL-220 rounds
    Stingray 5 with EB rounds

    Will probably trade off the SR5 for a Sterling.
  4. CS


    Dec 11, 1999
    #1 This week is my EBMM Stingray 5
    #2 This week is my Warwick BO Thumb 4 fretless with Alembic PVF

    I love both basses equally (the 5 more at the moment) but am lusting after a Jazz or Super J or Precision or Conklin Sidewinder 7 or Salas 4
  5. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    I have a bunch... because I can.

    I like bass.
  6. Ívar Þórólfsson

    Ívar Þórólfsson Mmmmmm... Supporting Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    Kopavogur, Iceland
    I own three basses.

    Fender MIA Jazz V as my main bass.
    Washburn XB500 as a backup
    And a fretless Encore just for kicks.
  7. notduane


    Nov 24, 2000
    only 8
  8. rickreyn

    rickreyn Supporting Member

    Jun 16, 2000
    Lutz, Florida
    The amount of basses one has is inversely proportional to the amount of kids one has. rickreyn's law.;)

    I have three in the house right now, but two are on the way out. I can only play one at a time, so my philosophy is to have the best I can afford, but only one.

    I go through waves of bass experimentation and this one's about to splash on the beach.

    A bass playing friend in my area says a bass player's stress is relieved by having an alternate bass to go to. I then am about to experience stress again.
  9. JRBrown


    Jun 21, 2000
    North Carolina
    Right now I have 7 basses--2 basses too many. Each bass is different. I alternate basses depending on the mood and music.
  10. pyrohr


    Aug 28, 2001
    Pakistani compound
    I've got a whole bunch of fenders. why you say, I say why not. ( 100 percent support from my wife helps)
  11. I have 2 basses. Why? Because don't have the money to buy more. (yet) :D
  12. snyderz


    Aug 20, 2000
    AZ mountains
    I have 9 basses, and I play them all. #10 is on the way, but I may sell a couple to afford this one.
  13. My Lakland 5501, It is the very first bass I have bought that is actually for me.:D
  14. Not so many anymore. Maybe six? I like basses.
  15. First 4 are USA B.C. Rich's from my 80's Metal days, and I just don't want to part with them.

    Last 3 were actually purchased by my wife as gifts for me. Talk about support.
  16. Two.A Millenium 5 plus
    A Pedulla Rapture(Just got)
    I have two so if one needs some work I can play the other one .Plus these two are all I can afford.
  17. Jon Burnet

    Jon Burnet

    Jan 21, 2001
    Memphis, TN
    5 to fully smear the tonal pallette

    1) daion because it plays like an alembic but sounds like a pre cbs p
    2) fretless because there was this guy who played one pretty good.... what was his name again?;)
    3) stingray5... do i need to explain why?
    4) carvin 6 string fretless modern sounding solo machine as well as an all around good groove bass.
    5) conrad beatle bass 'cause there was this one hit wonder band back in the 60's and i liked the cute one's bass sound!;)
  18. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Eight, because I haven't had time to get the other 33.
  19. malthumb


    Mar 25, 2001
    The Motor City
    Three. Because I haven't figured out what number four will be. Other than it will probably be fretless. Why? 'cause I've never owned a fretless.



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