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I want all the basses...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by russpurdy, Jan 2, 2014.

  1. russpurdy


    Apr 16, 2013
    I keep trying to pick out a nice bass to work towards buying. A kind of reward I can keep in mind when I need motivation. Problem is, every time I think I have one picked out, something new comes up. I've gone from American Fenders to custom Warmoth builds to Dingwall to G&L to Sadowsky to Musicman (and have waffled on different models from all those companies). Lately I've been seriously lusting after a Musicman Big Al 4 SSS. Still want the Dingwall though......and a G&L......and maybe an upright......and those Kala U Basses look pretty cool....

    I'm well aware of G.A.S. and I should be happy that I have a few good Fenders and a SUB Ray4 on the way when I mostly just play at home and don't have a lot of spare income. I tell myself this for a day or so.....then I start checking out some Ed Friedland demos and it's all over. I guess there is no fighting it....

    My name is Russ and I want all the basses.
  2. Sid Fang

    Sid Fang Reformed Fusion Player Supporting Member

    Jun 12, 2008
    All your bass are belong to us.
  3. Ponsonby Britt

    Ponsonby Britt You don't rock a Thunderbird, it rocks you. Supporting Member

    Oct 8, 2013
    I think that with all the fine G.A.S.-inducing temptations out there, I think they own us.
  4. I'm having the opposite issue at the moment :/. Looking for a jazz style bass to offset my flat-toting p, but nothing plays as nice as it does, so I can't find anything that feels 'right'.
  5. My reward bass for 2014 will also be a Jazz (waffling between Fender, Sadowsky,and Lull)

    That Big Al 4 SSS certainly is lust worthy. I have never seen so many tones in one bass.
  6. arginator


    Feb 28, 2009
    Upstate NY
    You could make a rule for yourself that if you buy a new bass, you must also sell an old one. I tried it. Didn't work. But it might work for you...
  7. joel406


    Dec 27, 2013
    I love Ricks and Fender J's. I see a lot of other cool instruments all over TB but I guess I'm truly old school.
  8. TonyP-

    TonyP- Excuse me but you have your I-IV-V in my II-V-I Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 21, 2003
    Boston Mass
    A-Designs Audio Mike Lull Custom Guitars Gallien Krueger amplification Tsunami Cables GHS Strings RMI Basswitch Nordstrand Pickups
    Go Lull...
    They are yummy;)
  9. Dave Curran

    Dave Curran Lilduke

    Jul 27, 2013
  10. Needenaneden


    Feb 22, 2011
    Order yourself a G&L and get the most bang for your buck. Even the offshore models are tough to beat. If you can find a used one, even better!
  11. eldoryder

    eldoryder I just LOVE me some Vintage Peaveys! Supporting Member

    Jun 27, 2011
    Nacogdoches, TX
    And now for something completely different....how about one of THESE?:


    IMHO, a vintage Peavey T40 would be a pretty nice brush to have in your palette!
  12. russpurdy


    Apr 16, 2013
    Funny thing is, I saw a thread on t-40's and thought it would work well for my doomy metal project haha. The "new one in, old one out" has been working for the most part since my
    Last few basses have been results of selling one to buy another. For a pricey new "reward bass" though I think I'll eventually just buy it and add to the collection. Already have a good P Bass, good Jazz, and a beater squier P that isn't worth selling as it's only worth 75 bucks. I'm hoping the SUB Ray4 will be a keeper as well once it gets here!
  13. Window shopping and setting goals keeps me motivated at work. I've had a bunch of basses in the past. Wouldn't own multiples in the same format again except for a backup for my main bass. When i did one or the other was never played. Right now I'm down to a fretted 7 and a fretless 4. My dream lineup would be custom 7 fretted(main), my current 7 fretted(backup), 5 fretless, and an 8 string 4x2 fretted. But right now i have 2 car payments and my wife would probably divorce me if i spent 8 grand on a custom so I've been paying about an extra $50 on each car payment every month trying to get them paid off so i can order the custom. I have enough gear around the house i can sell and get an inexpensive fretless 5 and the 8 but i haven't had time to get around to it yet.
  14. StuartV

    StuartV Finally figuring out what I really like Supporting Member

    Jul 27, 2006
    Manassas, VA
    Game over!