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If you could have only one Bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Harpo, Feb 19, 2001.


  1. Harpo

    Harpo

    Feb 1, 2001
    Kings Park NY
    If you could have only one Bass what would it be. It you have to cover all your diffrant types of music
    Mine would be a G&L-L 2000
     
  2. Joe R

    Joe R

    Nov 4, 2000
    Wenatchee WA. USA
    Mine would be a Ernie Ball Musicman Stingray.
     
  3. Don Fabrizio

    Don Fabrizio Guest

    Jan 27, 2001
    Mine would be a Rickenbacker Limited 4001CS
     
  4. I would probably have a Fender Jazz or Precision, because I think they are pretty versatile instruments. Plus they are really comfortable, for me anyways.
     
  5. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    My pre-CBS Precis. Don't leave home without it.
     
  6. gweimer

    gweimer

    Apr 6, 2000
    Columbus, OH
    My Epiphone Embassy. It survived the choice between it and my '64 Precision.
     
  7. Mine too, except mine would be sans frets.

    FF.
     
  8. If I could only have one bass, it would definitely be a Carlo Robelli 6-string fretless acoustic bass guitar.
    Heh, just kidding.
    It'd be hard to pick just one, but right now I'd take my '77 Carl Thompson over anything.
     
  9. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member


    LOL, Dave! What's the deal with those anyway? Someone only has $300 to drop on a bass and they're going to buy a bass with gold hardware and a flamed top?!?! I know pups are only a couple bucks worth of materials, but, jeez, how bad are these things? That's like getting kid leather seats in a Yugo.
     
  10. I think I'd take a G&L L2500.. with a personal forcefield generator and a laser cannon built in to it. That way I could rock out and fight the forces of evil at the same time... all without needing to haul a lot of gear.
     
  11. i'm with joe, stingray all the way.
     
  12. Indeed.. any bass that costs $500 or less and has gold hardware and fancy wood.. red flag!
     
  13. TT

    TT

    Feb 14, 2001
    Sterling Stigray all the way
     
  14. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    California
    Sheesh, what's with all the hard questions?

    I guess I'd keep my Zon Sonus and weep. A lot.

    Will C.:cool:
     
  15. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    You really need a fretless and a fretted.

    But I'll play by the rules.

    Pedulla Rapture J2 5 strng. Gotta have 5 strings.

    Bart J pups and 2 band preamp, I can cover all tones from P to J and most modern hifi tones as well.

    Versatility is the key.

    But like BW, I would weep!
     
  16. A doubleneck 5 string:
    - fretted Sadowsky on top
    - fretless Zon Lightwave on the bottom
    :)

    Seriously...
    My Sadowsky Vintage 5

    Jeff
     
  17. Deynn

    Deynn Moderator Emeritus

    Aug 9, 2000
    Iowa
    I'll take my Schecter AB-1+.
     
  18. RAM

    RAM

    May 10, 2000
    Chicago, IL
    Hmmm...kind of sounds like a realistic problem, in my book:(

    My Spector NS-4, without a doubt...the only thing I'd consider changing is having a natural oil finish instead of the red gloss finish, and I'd also have a piezo pickup option.
     
  19. eric atkinson

    eric atkinson "Is our children learning "Is our teachers teachin

    Feb 4, 2001
    Joplin,Missouri
    Warwick Dolphin pro II 5 string! Or maybe the new infinity! Bad ass basses boys! Or hell if its only one maybe a fodera!