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If you could have one and only one...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Funky Doctor, Dec 17, 2005.


  1. Funky Doctor

    Funky Doctor

    Aug 28, 2003
    Australia
    Well, not sure if this has been done before, but we have all seen the, "if you could have 10 and only 10 basses" thread. So, what single awesome bass would you have/own/use if that's all you could have? I'm really not sure what single bass I would have, but I think I have finally settled on 5 strings, maybe some fender style 5.

    Choose wisely.
     
  2. Figjam

    Figjam

    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Probably a Musicman (not sure what kind, either Sterling or SR5 dual humbucker) or Roscoe LG3005.
     
  3. purfektstranger

    purfektstranger

    Apr 10, 2003
    Canada
    Fender Jazz ( American or Japanese )
     
  4. Fretless Warwick Thumb NT 4 or 5 string

    OR

    An active fretless 5 string P bass with a jazz neck, Ash body with an MM-P or MM-MM pup setup.
     
  5. If you could only have one Bass, then
    you must be a Minimalist and therefore
    probably would have a GITTLER.


    metalbass.com
     
  6. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    Lakland 55-94 or Lakland Skyline 55-02 would be my choice. I've always liked this bass and no that i have one, I really stand by the choice. Although it is a bear getting this bass to set up ideally, it sounds wonderful. I compared my 55-02 to a sweet 55-94 that periodically last after in a local store and it has the sound, although the 55-94 is clearly a better finished bass. I love these basses, they nail the traditional Fender vibe but they also have something of their own too. :bassist:
     
  7. justateenpoet

    justateenpoet Have you...killed the Venture brothers!?!?

    May 14, 2005
    Connecticut
    [​IMG]

    Enough said :)

    (Conklin 9 with 3 octave neck and MIDI)
     
  8. i'd have something similar...i'd like a 6 string bass, 24 frets, two coil-tappable pickups, 2 band EQ with mid cut switch (kinda like a slap switch i guess), Ghost hexaphonic bridge for MIDI output...i think that'd be good :)
     
  9. msquared

    msquared

    Sep 19, 2004
    Kansas City
    I only have one bass (SR5) because I like to see how far I can push it with just one. And because what I play is mainly rock. If I needed more versatility it'd be a G&L. Or a sampler and a Malletkat. :bag:
     
  10. tombowlus

    tombowlus If it sounds good, it is good Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2003
    North central Ohio
    Editor-in-Chief, Bass Gear Magazine
    Skjold Custom 5, no doubt.

    Tom.
     
  11. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    My 98 MIA Jazz. I often threaten to get rid of them all except the Jazz. But then I find reasons I need them and I keep them.
     
  12. philthygeezer

    philthygeezer

    May 22, 2002
    [​IMG]

    The one on the left. Sometimes I think the one on the right though.
     
  13. Whafrodamus

    Whafrodamus

    Oct 29, 2003
    Andover, MA
    Lakland 55-94

    That'll probably change once my Roscoe comes :p
     
  14. Squidfinger

    Squidfinger I wish I could sing like Rick Danko.

    Jan 7, 2004
    Shreveport LA
    I've pretty much got the "one and only" right now as I currently only own one bass. My Skyline Bob Glaub P-bass with TI Jazz Flats. I fall in love with it more everyday! I have no desire to buy another bass. I'll be placing all my finances into amps and pedals.

    :hyper:
     
  15. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    If you could have one and only one...

    Thank god there's no law like that! Do I get to keep my King Bass *and* an electric?
     
  16. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
  17. Trevorus

    Trevorus

    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    My first bass, a Squier P. Seriously.
     
  18. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    Are those Nordstrand Big Singles? Running OPB-1 with those? could one run stacked pots and just have 2? I bet that sounds *awesome!*