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If you could....

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by heath_the_great, Nov 1, 2004.

  1. only have 4 basses for the rest of your life...what would you have? mmeeeee
    1. my precious, Bahama Green Kubicki Ex Factor
    2. Dean Brian Bromberg Sig
    3.Musicman Stingray
    4. alembic mark king 32"
  2. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    wow here is thread I've never seen before..... this week at least


    Cool basses will always be made... and tastes will also change.

    I'm set with my current pair of Benavente 51! The Fretless 6 instantly became my main bass... it is exactly everything I wanted in a bass. The fretted 5 fills in the other 10% of my bass needs.

    My 32" scale Ibanez Destroyer (though unplayed) will stay the long haul as it was bought to replace the one I bought and sold in the 80s (my first real bass)


  3. Boy has this one been done and 5,000 times, but boy have my tastes changed since.

    anyways, I would get

    Fbass BN5 in neon burst (ebony FB)
    Rob Allen fretless (ash/maple/rosewood FB)
    Fbass BN5 in trans blue maple FB (I already own)
    Larivee acoustc 5

    mmmm neon burst......


    my baby
  4. 1: Peavey Cirrus 6, Quilt Top.
    2: Any Warwick 4.
    3: Fender MIA Jazz
    4: Hmmm....tough choice....perhaps a fretless F-bass sixer, or a Stingray. Probably the Ray.
  5. Selta


    Feb 6, 2002
    Pacific Northwet
    Total fanboi of: Fractal Audio, AudiKinesis Cabs, Dingwall basses
    G&L L-2500
    Benavente Vortex 5
    ESP B-405
    Zon Sonus Studio 5

    And yes, this thread has never been done before, ever. What an idea! [/sarcasm]

  6. not to sound copycat to the original message, but
    my bahama green Kubicki Ex factor
    My all black Musicman Stingray
    Status Mark king Black Beauty
    and a Sadowsky Jazz should finish it off nicely( or possibly a G & L 2000 :meh: )
  7. DDXdesign

    DDXdesign formerly 'jammadave' Supporting Member

    Oct 15, 2003
    Wash DC metro area
    Maybe it's been done before, but a number like 4 basses is interesting. Allows for some variety but isn't like the 10 basses thread where we can pick anything cool that we fancy. =0)

    So here's mine, most of which I already own:

    - Fodera Yin/Yang 4, fretted. (got it)
    - Modulus Quantum 6, fretted. (sold one, but have another on the way)
    - Warwick Buzzard 4, fretless. (got it) - I had sold it but it came back to me!
    - Fender Jaco sig fretless. (got it) - My favorite Fender, bar none, and I just got it recently.

    Honorable Mention to a nice doubled-8. Dean Rhapsody maybe, but it'd be too hard to pick between the fretlesses to open up the slot.

    The Jaco fretless makes me worry I wont play my Buzzard - seriously! The tone and playability are both incredible, I'm so surprised, I feel a little dirty enjoying a Fender so much. =0)
  8. adrian garcia

    adrian garcia

    Apr 9, 2001
    las vegas. nevada
    Endorsing Artist: Nordy Basses, Schroeder Cabs, Gallien Krueger Amps
    in no particular order..
    a Nordstrand AB5 :smug:
    an F Bass BN5
    an NS EUB
    some kind of fretless... Zon, Roscoe or F Bass ( déja vu!) or Nordstrand!
  9. NV43345


    Apr 1, 2003
    Out of my 22 Basses, I would keep my:
    1978 Fretless P-Bass
    1983 Gold Jazz Bass
    1990 Modulus Q4
    1988 Washburn AB-20 ABG
  10. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    I seem to have only picked 3. #4 would be:

    a matte finished, 5 stringed, Bulgarian, Fully Carved URB that Bob G imports

  11. 1)My precious Stingray 2EQ string
    2)Stingray 5
    3)Bongo 5
    4)the Peter Iwers signature ESP (custom-made, so beautifull)
  12. My four choices would be (in no particular order):
    1. Lakland USA Bob Glaub w/ no jazz bridge pickup
    2. Sadowsky Swamp Ash Jazz Vintage 4
    3. Spector 5 String USA neck through with EMG P/J 5 String pickups
    4.A Rickenbacker 4003
    Nothing too expensive :bassist:
  13. mark beem

    mark beem I'm alive and well. Where am I? Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    Agreed.... For me:

    My two Conklin 8 strings:


    My upcoming Stambaugh 8SC:

    (Not this particular one, but one similar)

    Haven't decided on the 4th one yet... :meh:
  14. groovit


    Oct 12, 2004
    New Hampsha
    Nothing quite like fantasizing about basses....It's definitely better than homework.... :hyper:

    Roscoe. Need I say more?

    MTD 535-24


    Dingwall Prima, but as a 5


    Pedulla Thunderbass 5
  15. Of the four, I already own two:

    1. Alembic Edwin van Huik Signature 32" 4-string (maple/flame walnut)
    2. Alembic Orion 34" 4-string (mahogany/grafted walnut)

    On my wishlist:

    3. Singlecut 4 or 5-string (preferably Benavente)
    4. F-bass BN5 in transparant blue or black
  16. JayAmel

    JayAmel Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2002
    Carcassonne, France
    OK, this thread is just a little "twisted" IMO, since I had to anticipate to what I would need or want to experiment in the future. The thing is, this thread assumes you would NOT be allowed to change any of your basses then...

    So let's go :

    What would probably stay my main bass :
    Sadowsky Vintage J (4 strings)

    I love the general look and feel of this one too :
    Sadowsky 24-fret (5 strings)

    In case of some short scale experience, with the highest quality woods :
    Alembic Series II Stanley Clarke

    And in case I decide to get over the 5-string "limit", here's what I find to be the nicest 7er I ever seen (sorry JT !) :
    Roscoe SKB3007

    I have actually projects on the two Sadowsky's.
    Nothing is planned for the two other ones, at least for the moment... In fact, I find Alembic to be extraordinary basses, but they haven't fit what I'm after yet.

  17. A9X


    Dec 27, 2003
    Sinny, Oztraya
    I own 3 of them today;
    Alembic Series 1 with purpleheart body
    Status S2000
    Alembic SC Signature Deluxe,
    well, OK, 4 if you count the Kubicki.

    By around March, it should include my two forthcoming customs, and the last two will likely drop off the list.
  18. TheBassmeister


    Nov 23, 2003
    Austin, TX
    Most definately a thread I've seen before but I never get tired of fantasizing, and I'm sure alot of you never get tired of showing off your babies :D .

    1.) MTD 535 just like that :p
    2.) Roscoe SKB3006
    3.) Bacchus 5 string Jazz
    4.) and a Rickenbacker 4003 Blue Boy (Love it or hate it :meh: ) [​IMG]
  19. wow...id never seen those Bacchus basses before

    but at least i dont have mine as my avatar :rollno:
  20. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Supporting Member

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    I sometimes fantasize about how to get down to four basses;)