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If you could have TWO and ONLY TWO basses..

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by frederic b. hodshon, Aug 12, 2001.


  1. fender

    788 vote(s)
    27.7%
  2. tune

    2 vote(s)
    0.1%
  3. g&l

    134 vote(s)
    4.7%
  4. mtd

    74 vote(s)
    2.6%
  5. rob allen

    13 vote(s)
    0.5%
  6. zon

    50 vote(s)
    1.8%
  7. modulus

    81 vote(s)
    2.8%
  8. fodera

    114 vote(s)
    4.0%
  9. ken smith

    57 vote(s)
    2.0%
  10. kenneth lawrence

    9 vote(s)
    0.3%
  11. f bass

    54 vote(s)
    1.9%
  12. status

    14 vote(s)
    0.5%
  13. citron

    3 vote(s)
    0.1%
  14. musicman

    347 vote(s)
    12.2%
  15. Hanewinckel

    8 vote(s)
    0.3%
  16. Marleux

    10 vote(s)
    0.4%
  17. pedulla

    51 vote(s)
    1.8%
  18. roscoe

    37 vote(s)
    1.3%
  19. warwick

    264 vote(s)
    9.3%
  20. wal

    78 vote(s)
    2.7%
  21. conklin

    71 vote(s)
    2.5%
  22. sei

    16 vote(s)
    0.6%
  23. overwater

    7 vote(s)
    0.2%
  24. other

    567 vote(s)
    19.9%
  1. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Lake Forest, CA
    None.
    wow, these polls things are fun.

    many of us here at talkbass have multiple basses.

    but, what if you were limited to 2.

    from reading here and other forums, its pretty clear that a bass that does it all, just doesn't exist.

    so........

    list your main axe and pick your second instrument like your life depended on it.

    i'll go first...

    #1 - my zon lightwave sonus 5 string fretless

    #2 - a nice upright

    fred
     
  2. Starrchild

    Starrchild

    Nov 10, 2000
    The Bay.
    my lakland & mim j-bass.
     
  3. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    My Zon is #1.

    #2 right now would be my new Peavey Cirrus Custom.

    It has moved the Pedulla down to #3.
     
  4. Well, I got my Tanglewood, which is great for rock...but if I could have only one other bass, it'd have to be a G&L 2500. Just so versatile, I could use it at most gigs.
     
  5. My first is my Sadowsky Vintage 5 string fretted

    My second is my Zon Lightwave fretless

    This is all subject to change :)
    Jeff
     
  6. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member Administrator

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    well, a conklin (fretted 8), and ... a conkin (fretless 8). with those two i can cover all that i need.

    strangely, though, conklin is not an option on this poll. so i guess i'm screwed. :D
     
  7. i think i would pick a dingwall 5 string and a rob allen fretless 4.
     
  8. Brendan

    Brendan

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Modulus Quantum 4 and a Pedulla Thrunderbolt 5.
     
  9. I guess I'd keep my Squier P Special :) and I'd also LOVE a EB/MM Stingray (5 maybe). I've never played one, so this is based on what I've heard and that fact that I think they look really cool.
     
  10. Ryan L.

    Ryan L. Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2000
    West Fargo, ND
    Mine would have to be my Peavey Cirrus 5, and probably a soon-to-be-aquired Spector NS5CRFM. But since these aren't on the poll, either, I guess that I am screwed here.
    I like Warwicks, but after a couple hours with the Spector, they just can't be in the top two.
     
  11. I would have a Warick thumb 5 string and a Fender Jazz 4 string.
    Hey, the other day I played a Spector and I found it very similar to the Warick, looks wise and feel wise, the sound was a bit different though. Who out there owns a Spector? I want info:confused:
     
  12. David-Adler

    David-Adler

    Feb 28, 2001
    Bonn, Germany
    1 Sadowsky Vintage 5 - great bass
    1 DP Custom Six String
    With Bartolinis and three-way switches and in-phase out of phase switches
    Can´t tell all the specs for it now, would be too long

    David
     
  13. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Spector NS-5 USA & Sadowsky 24 fret 5 string. I have them both, so why do I continue to buy more basses? I'm Nucking Futs!!!!!! :p

    <a href="http://www.theoremnyc.cjb.net"><img width=385 height=70 src="http://albums.photopoint.com/j/View?u=1174383&a=8647027&p=41535909&Sequence=0&res=high"></a>
     
  14. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
  15. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Lake Forest, CA
    None.
    JMX,

    oooooops, i copied the name from the bassexchange.com web site.

    i'll have to spell nazi them too.

    i KNEW 20 spaces wasn't enuf to cover everyone's preference.

    isn't it crazy how many bass luths there are?

    wonder how it compares to guitar makers.

    fred
     
  16. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    This is a toughie, I have several very close seconds but

    1. Zon Legacy Standard fretless 5
    2. 84 Tobias Custom 5

    ...at the moment ;). Damn glad I don't have to choose.
     
  17. rllefebv

    rllefebv

    Oct 17, 2000
    Newberg, Oregon
    Fender P
    Fender J

    -robert
     
  18. agyeman

    agyeman Member

    Mar 6, 2001
    Lefty Fender American Deluxe Jazz Bass
    Lefty EB/MM Sterling
     
  19. FunkSlapRumblefish

    FunkSlapRumblefish Guest

    May 23, 2000
    Charlotte, NC
    I really love my MM Stingray and it's great for everything I need, but I'm really looking forward to the Sadowsky fiver that I'm (not really) getting! :D:p. But it wasn't on the poll :mad:

    -FSR
     
  20. Fender P and Fender J. Maybe tune the P down to DGCF.