Identify These Basses

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by bluewine, Jul 10, 2013.

  1. bluewine

    bluewine Inactive

    Sep 4, 2008
    These are a few of my basses that I gig with on a weekly basis

    Can you identify all of them and tell us what you know about them?

    I can share with you what I think of them and what they are good for.

    My primary bass is not pictured.

  2. Andii Syckz

    Andii Syckz

    Jan 2, 2011
    Left picture: Fender sting 51 precision bass?, fender 51 reissue bass, gibson thunderbird from 1993ish, hofner club somewhat and gibson goldtop oversized les paul.

    Don't know much bout the fenders, aside from they sound feel and look great. Thunderbird is more of a growl tone to my ear and very loud. NEver played a hofner like that, and the gibson les paul bass, well it looks good, but i'd never play one of those. I'd want the triumph short scale les paul bass.
  3. bluewine

    bluewine Inactive

    Sep 4, 2008
    The fenders are MIJ and have those very cool necks. I love the tele head stock.

    I think the tbird is a 93 ( note the ebony fret board ), ir has a solid blunt and consistent tone. For me, I love it's over the top 70s rock stage presence.

    Thats a Hofner club bass, another good looking bass. It has that Beatle tone that I love.

    The Gold Top is brand new, I purchased it for looks, but my band likes the tone.I haven't messed with it enough to know what tone I want yet.

    My point is, for all you multiple bass owners,I finally have my arsenal down to only basses I play and reflect where I'm coming from as a bass guitarist.

  4. FourBanger


    Sep 2, 2012
    SE Como
    Fourstring, fourstring, fourstring, fourstring and fourstring.:)

    Yep, you're doing it right!
  5. bluewine

    bluewine Inactive

    Sep 4, 2008
    Well, I started playing in rock bands in 1965, there were no 5 strings. I stick with what I grew up with.