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If you could will into existence the most perfect bass for you, what would it be like?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Lunatique, Feb 13, 2020 at 4:22 PM.

  1. Medicine Man

    Medicine Man

    Apr 10, 2015
    I don't so much have dream basses as dream prices.....
  2. I was always told to play like notes cost me money.
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  3. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    I did.
    My Hammersmith 5. Nordy neck pickup. Duncan dual coil bridge. Volume and tone. 3 way switch for neck/both/bridge. 3 way switch for series/single/parallel. 35" scale and 19mm spacing. Matte black. Right around 8 pounds. A neck to die for. I seriously can't imagine a more perfect bass for me.
  4. Esteban Garcia

    Esteban Garcia bassist, arranger, erstwhile reed man Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2018
    Portland, OR
    Eh, no such thing, and most production instruments these days are good enough. If I had magic powers, I'd use them to make myself a better player.
  5. fhm555

    fhm555 So FOS my eyes are brown Supporting Member

    Feb 16, 2011
    No need to will it into existence, Fender already did it for me. :D
  6. basstalkname


    Jan 16, 2020
    Fender Jazz with single coil at the neck, humbucker at the HiMass bridge, active/passive switch, rosewood fretboard with a thin (front to back) neck and a 1.5" nut...for $1000 or less. So, basically a spec'd MIM Fender bass. That configuration in a P body would be cool, too.
  7. Rapisme

    Rapisme Supporting Member

    Dec 5, 2007
    A Tber here Rojo412 made this work of Art! I can only imagine it’s tonal capacity but my only request would be to make a 34.5 scale.. That would be the ONE!
    Yeah maybe a way to change the pickups configurations on demand would be want.

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  8. TylerJ

    TylerJ Trying to find the elusive Brown Note Supporting Member

    Jul 29, 2017
    While not the white model, this one meets the same standards as the white one does for you.

    Everything I want and need, and nothing I don't. Would make a great companion to my HH 'Ray 5.
    Pink StingRay 5.jpg
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  9. If my SB1 didn't neck dive it would be perfect. It's not real bad but could be better.
  10. Merc Montclair

    Merc Montclair

    Jul 25, 2015
    Austin, TX
    We’re not so far off from this as you might think:

    A headset that reads your brainwaves
  11. Tommy V

    Tommy V

    Feb 19, 2019
    an updated version of this..

  12. b_carville


    Jun 26, 2008
    My dream bass?
    One with a rotary switch that sounded like the following.
    1955 P bass flat wounds.
    1957 P bass flat wounds
    1966 P bass roundwounds.
    1962 J bass flat wounds
    1975 J bass roundwounds
    1940-50's Kay upright.
    1960's Hofner flat wounds

    I know Line 6 tried this but ,Hey, it didn't work out.
  13. One that magically morphs into anything I want to play any time I want to play it. Still wouldn't satisfy my GAS but it's a good start.
  14. Clark Dark

    Clark Dark

    Mar 3, 2005
    A James Tyler 5 with all the candy
    A BC Rich Eagle 4 loaded
  15. Wesley R

    Wesley R Gold Supporting Member

    I would need three:

    1. a 7/8 scale P Bass with same burst as my 72 Fretless P, Black nylon tapewounds, bridge and PUP covers, and a thumb rest, the metal knurled knobs, non plywood body, etc.
    2. a 1976 or so JBII Guild solid body, double PUP, with phase switch, mahogany body, with just a hint more note definition than my last one
    3. either a Guild Semi Hollow in deep cherry, or a Gibson EB2 in a deep cherry, double PUP, with phase switch, mahogany(?)body, Black Tapewounds

    My perfect amp

    Size of a Rumble 100, made by Ampeg, to sound exactly like a B15S loaded with a K140, VTB for controls, maybe an ultra low switch, maybe a mid control, w/ext speaker jack, phones out, maybe a compressor on/off with a control knob, DI with ground lift and before/after switch, in an Anvil flight case, weight is of little to no concern (after all it's an Ampeg), no 3 way cab, no tweeter.
  16. Carl Hillman

    Carl Hillman

    Jan 1, 2010
    I'd like a 24 fret Stingray 5-H, 2 band EQ, that's not too heavy and has a slim heel joint.
  17. Mine, but 2lbs lighter, no neck dive whatsoever, and upgraded hardware.
  18. Biggbass


    Dec 14, 2011
    Planet Earth
    already did...
    my NYC Sadowsky JJ
  19. BergerHead

    BergerHead plastic phantastic

    Aug 22, 2018
    Basel, Switzerland
  20. 9Thumbs


    Jul 3, 2013
    Near Boston
    A sunburst Tony Franklin without the bridge pickup or switch would be perfect for me (my 44 year old fretless neck is getting a bit worn)

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