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I like black basses, and I can't deny...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Primakurtz, Nov 30, 2012.

  1. Primakurtz

    Primakurtz Registered Nihilist Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2011
    Denver, Colorado
    Last night, I realized that I have somehow amassed six black basses. I may have a problem. :eek:


    These are the ones in current heavy rotation. From the left:
    Dean Edge 8-string (really a good instrument, at a low cost)
    Warwick Corvette Standard (wonderful)
    Spector Rex Brown (with a Nordstrand in the neck position, no bridge pup, and an Aguilar OBP-1 preamp. Killer.)
    Kramer 350B (heavily modified - walnut top, EMG HB pup, Hipshot bridge)

    At home, a trusty old home-made P Bass and a Sterling SUB.
    Is there a support group for this affliction?
  2. MaddAnthony_59

    MaddAnthony_59 Supporting Member

    Dec 16, 2006
    Columbus, IN
    I Channel Surf During Commercials. (Drives my Wife CRAZY!!!)
    Don't worry, I like Big Butts!

    And I have a BUNCH of Black basses as well!
  3. Two of my jazz basses are black. And once you go black....
  4. mark beem

    mark beem I'm alive and well. Where am I? Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    Mmmmmm! Black!!


  5. Zoomie


    Jan 26, 2012
    East Tennessee
    Where I come from, we like to call that a fetish. :D

    Black is beautiful !

    "Let's see, what to take to the gig......... I could go with the black one. Or I could go with that black one. No.......that won't work. I know ! I will take the black one that I haven't played in a while, and a black one as a back-up."
  6. Russell L

    Russell L

    Mar 5, 2011
    Cayce, SC
    My '87 Jazz Bass Special is black all over except for the back of the neck and headstock. So much so that I thought about putting a pickguard on and changing the hardware so I can even see the damn thing. All the hardware is black on it. I guess it's cool, though, in an evil kind of way, lol.
  7. jlepre

    jlepre Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2007
    Parsippany, NJ
    I haven't owned a black bass since my first '77 Pbass I bought new from Manny's in NYC in 1977 when I was 13 years old. I sure wish I still had THAT one.
  8. fjadams

    fjadams Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2011
    Danbury, CT
    I do realize I'm in a minority here, but I truly detest black basses. Always have. I have one right now, a Gibson Thunderbird SS, that is eagerly awaiting a refinish to become a valued member of society.

    Sorry, given to absurd moments of mediocre verbosity.
  9. El-Bob

    El-Bob Supporting Member

    Oct 22, 2006
    Hamilton, ON
    Black basses, you say?



    I sure like mine :)
  10. Technotitclan

    Technotitclan Lurking TB from work

    Mar 1, 2012
    Rochester, NY
    It was always my dream to have a black bass, black satin finish on the neck, black hardware, dr black beauties and black frets.

    Alas I don't think I will get that last one.
  11. pacojas

    pacojas "FYYA BUN"

    Oct 11, 2009
    my problem is huge!

    i have actually turned down great deals because the bass wasn't black! although i do have a white Steinberger because their harder to find. :)
  12. Although I don't own one, the Jupiter is probably my favorite bass design by Jens Ritter, in this exact Piano Finish.

  13. Primakurtz

    Primakurtz Registered Nihilist Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2011
    Denver, Colorado
    Thanks, Gang - I am already feeling a little better about myself.
  14. zackthompson

    zackthompson Endorsing Artist: MJC Ironworks Strings Supporting Member

    Jul 18, 2011
    Virginia Beach
    I like black basses too. 10 out of 11 of my basses are black. The only reason one isn't black is because i couldnt find a black cigar box haha
  15. Bassamatic

    Bassamatic keepin' the beat since the 60's Supporting Member

    I don't like them either, but still have a few, including a nice Peavey Foundation that I did ALL black, including hardware and strings. You can't even see it in the shade!

    I think that black may be one of the most common colors, so the odds of one for sale being black are higher.
  16. I have a 78 Musicmaster, Geddy Lee, 07 Deluxe Jazz, 80's Jazz Special all black and all beautiful!
  17. thisSNsucks

    thisSNsucks Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2004
    Yonkers, NY
    My OCD prevents me from having any 2 basses in the same color. lol
  18. Damn forgot my Ultra VI. That is when you have too many when you can't keep track.
  19. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    The rear shot of that black......

    ...... ah never mind. People are too sensitive these days.

    Nice bass. I'll leave it at that.