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How many basses have you bought (and how many have you sold) over the past 10 years?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by kesslari, Aug 3, 2018.


  1. Less than 5

    93 vote(s)
    31.7%
  2. 6-10

    70 vote(s)
    23.9%
  3. 11-15

    37 vote(s)
    12.6%
  4. 16-20

    20 vote(s)
    6.8%
  5. 21-30

    24 vote(s)
    8.2%
  6. 31-50

    17 vote(s)
    5.8%
  7. 51-75

    8 vote(s)
    2.7%
  8. 75-100

    5 vote(s)
    1.7%
  9. More than 100

    10 vote(s)
    3.4%
  10. I can't count that high

    5 vote(s)
    1.7%
  11. Are you kidding? I create basses alchemically out of carrots.

    4 vote(s)
    1.4%
  1. lowdownthump

    lowdownthump Supporting Member

    Jul 17, 2004
    I’m at around 15. It took me a while to find out what my hands and ears preferred . The 3 basses I ended up with didn’t even exist when I switched from guitar back to bass in 2014.
    I’m sticking with my Caprice and Elite Jazz V. The Sire V3 is my husbands .
    The only purchase I see myself even considering at this point would be a Caprice 5 if they ever make it.
     
  2. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    Basses I’ve owned:

    80’s Ibanez Studio (sold)
    2002 Precision (sold)
    2010 Precision V (have)
    2014 Dimension Deluxe 5 (have)
    70’s parts bass fretless Jazz Bass (have)
     
  3. JimB52

    JimB52 User Supporting Member

    May 24, 2007
    East Coast
    In the past 10 years, probably bought around 6. Previous 10 years, probably 40 or so.
    In the past 10 years, I have sold about 20 basses, 3 guitars and 4-5 amps.
    Currently trying to sell five more basses and a couple guitars, to get the total under 15.
    12 month goal is to get down to maybe 4 basses and 1-2 guitars and 2 amps.
     
  4. ThinCrappyTone

    ThinCrappyTone Mostly harmless Supporting Member

    Oct 1, 2011
    Massachusetts, USA
    I have purchased 7 and sold 1

    2 gibson sgs
    2 muckelroy headless
    2 ibanez mikros
    1 epiphone expert

    Sold the epiphone because the spacing was too narrow for my liking. Also the lower horn was too short, causing it to constantly slip off my knee when playing seated.
     
  5. jag-atk

    jag-atk

    May 5, 2010
    in the last ten years i bought 11 basses, sold 7 and i am going to sell another 2. before 2008 i've had only one bass for about 15 years. Talkbass definitely contributed to my GAS.
     
  6. BooDoggie

    BooDoggie Typical Dumb-ass with a degree

    Mar 29, 2014
    Minden, LA
    I started playing in 1972 on a 62 Fender jazz bass. I bought a new Fender PJ in 1989. Never owned any others except for a 1980's Rickenbacker 4080-12 that I only had for less than a year.
     
  7. FerK

    FerK Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 2011
    Switzerland
    I have only been playing for under 10 years. I started off with cheap instruments, and at one time I had 8 basses. I switched to 5-string some 4 years ago, and transitioned all my 4s to 5s (I'm selling my last 4 string right now). When I sell that one, and a Warwick Streamer LX-5, I'll be down to 2 (Dingwalls, BTW).
     
    Last edited: Aug 4, 2018
  8. birminghambass

    birminghambass Supporting Member

    Sep 18, 2002
    Birmingham, AL
    50+
    If you set it at 15 years I'd easily be over 100.
     
  9. nonohmic

    nonohmic Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 2005
    ABQ, NM.
    3-4.

    Enough to know what I want and that I cant afford it yet.
     
  10. Quadzilla

    Quadzilla Supporting Member

    It's certainly a possibility. I definitely have a GAS problem!
     
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  11. Plectrum72

    Plectrum72 Supporting Member

    In the last 10 years I've bought 10, of which I've kept 7. However, I've sold 5 basses in the last 10 years. Two of those I owned for more than 10 years though.

    Memphis P-bass - bought in 1994, sold in 2015
    Squier Affinity Jazz V - bought in 2004, sold n 2015
    Ashton AEB - bought in 2011, sold in 2017
    Fender Blacktop P Bass - bought in 2012, sold in 2015
    Rogue VB100 - bought in 2013, still have/use
    Squier VM Jaguar SS - bought in 2014, still have/use
    Fender Modern Player SS Jazz - bought in 2015, sold in 2016
    Warmoth P/J SS - bought/built in 2016, still have/use
    Fender Mustang P/J - bought in 2017, still have/use
    Brice HBX-405 - bought in 2018, still have/use
    Epiphone Thunderbird Classic Pro IV - bought in 2018, still have/use
    Epiphone Les Paul Bass - bought in 2018, still have/use

    Side note - the only bass not listed is my first bass. It was a budget brand named Monarch (no affiliation with Fodera). I bought it in West Germany circa 1989. It survived moving back to the U.S., but the neck snapped on a subsequent move from Maine to Montana in 1994.

    Hmmm, looking at the purchase years I've come to the conclusion I appeared to be content with owning just a couple of basses prior to joining TB. :roflmao:
     
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  12. Spidey2112

    Spidey2112

    Aug 3, 2016
    Lie down on the couch, make yourself comfortable, and think back to the first moment you thought of owning a bass...

    images(2).
     
  13. Hambone70

    Hambone70 Supporting Member

    Jan 31, 2018
    Tucson, AZ
    Bought 2 (Fender Jazz, Fender Precision). Sold 0.

    Boring, I know, but they're just tools! May upgrade when I get to a higher skill level.
     
    Last edited: Aug 4, 2018
  14. Mike Sorr

    Mike Sorr “...play I some music...” Supporting Member

    Oct 24, 2012
    Brick, NJ
    50 if I’m lowballing it. Probably closer to 70.
     
  15. Andii Syckz

    Andii Syckz

    Jan 2, 2011
    Montreal
    I answered carrots cause in 10 years: 3 pbass copies - one of which i modified & sold a few months after, my Epiphone thunderbird, a Dimension bass which was a gift to my girlfriend for improving her bass skills, mike dirnt signature which i sold to fund some recording gear. In all, i've kept 3, Sold two, gifted one. But i've been given a few basses, i've bought pieces to make 3 different basses in which one of those was gifted to a friend. & another reason why carrots, is cause i've been building my own gear for a while so i don't need to buy factory built instruments anymore.
     
  16. I've acquired four basses in the last ten years and sold one of them and still have the other three.

    The one I sold was the very first bass I ever owned and deeply regretted selling it. So, I swore to myself then I would never buy a bass I didn't plan on keeping for life.
     
  17. armybass

    armybass Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 19, 2001
    200-300? But I don’t have a actual number. I can’t keep up with myself. LOL.
     
  18. TrevorR

    TrevorR

    Oct 3, 2015
    Near London, UK
    :jawdrop: That’s between 2 and 3 a MONTH! :nailbiting::nailbiting::nailbiting:
     
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  19. Maxdusty

    Maxdusty

    Mar 9, 2012
    Michigan USA
    Good God, that's amazing....not one Fender! :)
    Let me guess, you like vintage Ibanez basses?
     
  20. armybass

    armybass Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 19, 2001
    That’s what I figured. :) I’m mostly a trader but lots of buying and selling too.
     
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