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how many basses would you like to own?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by kirbywrx, Dec 1, 2003.

  1. kirbywrx

    kirbywrx formerly James Hetfield

    Jul 27, 2000
    Melbourne, Australia.
    if you could have any number of basses, how many, and what would they be

    i would want:
    a 4 string (fender jazz)
    a 5 string (MTD 535 or Sadowsky)
    a 6 string (Cant decide)
    a 5 string fretless (Yamaha TRB 5P)
    and a 5 string acoustic (cant decide)

    if money wasnt a problem, what would u want ;)
  2. I would add a couple more Sadowsky's to my 18 basses I already own.

  3. I have 3 basses:

    1. Ken Smith BSR5M "tiger maple"
    2. Warwick FNA JazzMan 5
    3. Pedulla Rapture 5

    what I'd like to add to my arsenal is:

    1. MTD 535
    2. Benavente fretless 6
    3. 1977 Jazz bass in sunburst with rosewood neck
    4. StingRay 4

    however money is a problem :p
  4. one of each type of bass ever. Numerous options? i'll take one of each possible combination. I'll also be needing a big warehouse to keep them in, and walk around and play each one for 5 minutes. By the time i'm done i should be pretty good.
  5. I have a 4 string spector performance at the moment...i want to add an EMG preamp and EMG active pickups
    I also want:
    4 string Modern Jazz Bass: I want an old one to do up with preamp and noisless(humbucking) pickups
    4 string Vintage Jazz Bass: Again and old one to do up but with vintage pickups.
    4 string P-Bass: Again i would like an old one to do up
    4 string MM Stingray: Transparent Orange body, white or pearl pickguard and rosewood finger board
    4 string Rickenbacker 4001/4003
    4 String Accoustic
    5 string: not sure what type as you can see above im really into 4 strings

    Thats all at the moment.

    EDIT: And a 4 string fretless Jazz
  6. niomosy


    Nov 9, 2002
    I'd like to own several. At least one 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 str basses. Probably more like two of each due to different builders and models I'd like to get.
  7. In addition to my two FBBs...

    6-string neck-through fretless
    5-string high-end J-style bolt-on fretted
    4-string piccolo (fretted or fretless)
  8. In addition to this:

    - Rickenbacker 4001 Azureglo
    - G&L L2000 natural with #6 neck

    I would want this:

    - Rickenbacker 4003 Burgundy
    - G&L ASAT purple or redburst (already has #8 neck)

    I know. It seems like I'm buying the same two basses twice, yet I love the colors/body styles. And you gotta color coordinate for when you feel like a different color, right? Man, I'm so shallow.

    Also a 62 RI Jazz would be nice.
  9. nick g.

    nick g. Supporting Member

    Nov 9, 2003
    Chandler, Arizona
    Conklin 8 String Bass w/ a Bart MM-style pickup (Tuned F# - F)

    MTD 535 - Spalted Maple

    Wal Mach III 4 String - Burled Elm or English Yew

    Les Claypool's '75 Jazz

    Browne Basses "Andrew" model fretless sixer

    Warwick SS2 fiver

    Sadowsky Vintage 5

    Lakland 4 - 94

    That's 8... about 10 more would be good.
  10. dont upgrade the spector... sell it and replace it with a ns2000 neck thru, it will probably be cheaper than doing the upgrades and you wont hurt your resale value (not that upgrades in your bass would hurt it but you would never get your money back)
  11. Alembic Series 5 new (custom)
    ALembic Series 4 from '70
    Celinder VIntage 5 w/ maple fingerboard
    Vintage Jazz and Rickenbacker
    Aries fretless

    Wait 'till I'm 40!
  12. jokerjkny


    Jan 19, 2002
    NY / NJ / PHL
    i'm actually trying to scale things down... too much bass lovin', and could use the moolah....

    hopefully, it'll just be:

    - Sadowsky reverse PJ (no.1)
    - Sadowsky Modern 5 (very soon-to-be)
    - Fodera Imperial 5 fretless (waay later)
    - Eminence EUB 5

    for all y'all looking for a nice bass, stay tuned to the classifieds... ;) :p
  13. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    How many angels can dance on the head of a pin?
  14. pedroferreira


    Feb 10, 2003
    I have a
    1978 Fender Jazz Bass with rosewood fingerboard and would like a
    Sadowsky Standard 5 (with maple fingerboard), and maybe a
    Yamaha TRB 5PII
  15. I'd immediately get these ones, and perhaps others after less passionate reflexion :

    from Ken Bebensee luthier :
    4 string Deuce fretless ( artistic carving ):
    with neck Bubinga/purpleheart/wenge/purpleheart/Bubinga through body
    body zebrawood/wenge/walnut

    From Morch luthier DK : 4 string fretted.

    from Wishnevski luthier : fretless wish upright bass.

    From Alembic : SC 4 string and brown bass

    From Jacobacci luthier: bolt on palissandre/mahogany ( Same As Janik Top : top bassist in France)

    From Vigier luthier : Arpège fretless vintage ( metal fretboardt => fabulous sustain )

    From Gougi luthier : electrodynamic bass and upright bass

    But I'd rather learn to build them by myself !
    Good luck for yours

    Ps : And a latter JB MIA for the thirsty road.
  16. Christopher


    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    I think have the ideal number now. 2 fretted fives (both passive), one fretless semiacoustic five, and an upright. They cover all my musical needs and I can't really justify owning more. I don't like to collect instruments if I can't play them all on a regular basis.
  17. KPO2000

    KPO2000 Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Sep 5, 2001
    I really just want two--one that can do it all for me and one as a back-up. Problem is that I haven't been able to decide which two of my six it should be. :p In '03, I sold two irreplaceable basses, so I'll get to just a few eventually.

  18. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Gold Supporting Member

    Sadowsky 5-string Ultra-Vintage P-bass
    Wide-5 MM Stingray or Sabre (c'mon Ernie Ball, show me the love)

    Wish List:
    The D.Huff Zero 5 I have on order
    Another D.Huff Zero 5 :)
    A few more MTD 535's of varying flavors
    JP Plume (dyed!)

    Reality: I can't justify having more than five players and I'm over that limit already. I'm probably gonna thin the herd next year.
  19. xyllion

    xyllion Commercial User

    Jan 14, 2003
    San Jose, CA, USA
    Owner, Looperlative Audio Products
    I'd like to own exactly one that makes me totally happy. Ok, maybe two so that I have a spare. :D
  20. Bassmanbob

    Bassmanbob Supporting Member

    All of them.