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How many basses is too many?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Dbt25677, Oct 30, 2013.

  1. Dbt25677


    Jun 9, 2013
    1. 1
    2. 2-5
    3. 5-10
    4. 10-20
    5. There are never too many.
    6. Carrots
  2. crapusername


    Sep 26, 2005
    North Kent.UK
    endorsing artist: Dean guitars, Marshall , Rotosound strings
    One more than I have now
  3. nozkcb

    nozkcb Supporting Member

    Jan 23, 2009
    What is this "too many" you ask about?
  4. One more than you can afford.
  5. drummer5359

    drummer5359 Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 10, 2011
    Pittsburgh PA USA
    If you have so many that you don't have any idea what basses you have...

    you might have crossed the line.

    (But maybe not.)
  6. ScottTunes

    ScottTunes Gear-A-Holic

    Feb 7, 2011
    So Cal
    One more than you can afford??

    Wish I could keep 'em all!!
  7. One more than you currently have is still fine. After that...
  8. Sav'nBass

    Sav'nBass Supporting Member

    Jan 18, 2009
    Northern Va.
    Best serious answer here IMO.
  9. mellowinman

    mellowinman Free Man

    Oct 19, 2011
    Let's ask Mr. Owl.




  10. JMimbs


    Jan 5, 2012
    Central Florida
    When your GAS is cured, you know you have enough.
  11. Well you need your standards, like P, J, MM. Then you need your exotic/expensive one(s). Then you need your gigging basses, and recording basses. Then you need your extended range basses. Then your project basses. Then your laying-around-ready-to-play-already-plugged-in bass. Then your "it was on sale!" bass. Then your sentimental value basses. And after that, they all need back-ups.
  12. Never too many was my choice, since all basses have a difference a uniqueness if you like that separates even the same makes and models to a point where a player who has a collection of let's say Fender P basses will tell you they have a favorite player or their go to bass out of their collection. RTS
  13. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Gold Supporting Member

  14. shawshank72


    Mar 22, 2009
    Even though i see people with what i see as too many basses, i would do the same if i was able to.
  15. Herrick


    Jul 21, 2010
    Munchkin Land
    For Herrick, There Can Be Only One. For other people? That doesn't concern me.
  16. wild4oldcars


    Jan 22, 2012
    Garner, NC
    when they have to make a special edition of Hoarders: Life of a Bassist.... thats a little much...
  17. If you don't have time to maintain them.
  18. LowEndOperative

    LowEndOperative ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ Supporting Member

    Oct 8, 2013
    For me, two is enough, considering the cost of string replacement and maintenance.

    I say that, of course only owning one at the moment. :rollno:
  19. I have three basses as well as an acoustic guitar and a borrowed electric guitar. I don't have enough stands for all of them, so I probably have too many.
  20. Nonsense! Stands are cheap. You just need more stands!:D

    Why would 1 even be an option as too many? If you think one bass is too many than you probably shouldn't be on TB!

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