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If you had to get rid of one...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by meatwad, Apr 13, 2014.

  1. 2011 Fender American Standard Precision Bass

    35 vote(s)
  2. Early 90's Tobias Standard fretless

    56 vote(s)
  3. 2000 EBMM StingRay

    36 vote(s)
  1. meatwad


    Apr 9, 2008
    Smallville, USA
    ... which one would it be?


    The American Deluxe Jazz V at the bottom has made one of the other three basses expendable, and they are -

    2011 Fender American Standard Precision Bass

    early-90's Tobias Standard fretless

    2000 EBMM StingRay
  2. elgecko


    Apr 30, 2007
    Anasleim, CA

    Definitely not that gorgeous Music Man...you gotta get a white pickup cover! You could lose the Jazz and still cover lots of ground.
    meatwad likes this.
  3. G-MonRV5


    Apr 29, 2008
    The Tobias. Hands down. Six days a week and twice on Sunday.
  4. Plectrum72

    Plectrum72 Supporting Member

    The Tobias
  5. meatwad


    Apr 9, 2008
    Smallville, USA
    That's a Tobias, and while not one of the USA pre-Gibson models (MIJ), it's certainly pre-Nashville and not of those Korean "Tobys".
  6. Plectrum72

    Plectrum72 Supporting Member

    Sorry, when I first looked there was no poll or labels. I'd still lose that one. Since I have no way of knowing how each of your specific basses sound, this is based purely on aesthetics. :p
  7. smcd


    Jun 28, 2009
    Boston, MA
    The Jazz is the one that should go.
  8. Bassist4Eris

    Bassist4Eris Frat-Pack Sympathizer

    Aug 11, 2012
    Upstate NY, USA
    Although I gravitate towards "modern" axes, I still believe every bass player should have a 4-string P-bass in their stable, just because. So not that one. Are you any good at fretless? If so, you might want to keep that, which means losing the MM. Me? I don't enjoy playing fretless, and consequently, I suck at it. So I'd personally get rid of that. But that may not apply to you.
  9. FC Bass

    FC Bass Alembic and Mesa/Boogie junkie

    Jun 9, 2006
    Impossible choice... Keep 'em all! :)
  10. G-MonRV5


    Apr 29, 2008
    Meh. It's still the one that gets my vote.

    What's behind this question, anyway,? Are you seriously needing or looking to downsize?
  11. Joe Kyle

    Joe Kyle

    Oct 18, 2008
    Keep the stingray.
  12. raventepes


    Jan 7, 2012
    Reno, NV
    One of the biggest issues I have with this question is that all of them have their own unique sounds. If it were my collection though, I'd have to go with the Stingray or the Tobias.

    Or you could sell all of them and get a new Stingray with 2 humbuckers or a Spector Euro.
  13. bluesdogblues


    Nov 13, 2007
    Though call.
    Best is keep them all.

    Initially I'd vote for the tobias instead of the MM. But it's fretless, the others are fretted.
    So I vote for the MM...they'll be left a fretted P, a fretted J and fretless.

    The MM is a good bass tho. I might voted wrong LOL.

    Worth to consider actually (since personally I never like 5er Fender).

    But the OP just bought the Jazz,..so..
  14. Bassist4Eris

    Bassist4Eris Frat-Pack Sympathizer

    Aug 11, 2012
    Upstate NY, USA
    I think that if a bass player were going to own just one bass, a Jazz V would be a very good choice. Personally, this is the last one I'd get rid of.
  15. iiipopes


    May 4, 2009
    Since the Jazz V is active, the Tobias would go. Less adjustment switching between the other three "traditional" basses.
  16. Unless you're really into fretless--Tobias, if it's worth real money(I have no idea). You could always pick up a cheap Squier fretless later if you want one again.

    The other three cover the most popular, useable tone spectrum pretty well.
  17. TrevorOfDoom

    TrevorOfDoom Supporting Member

    Jun 17, 2007
    Austin, TX
    depends on what my tone goals are.
    I haven't yet played a 5er that felt good to me, so I'd likely ditch the Jazz.
    However, I don't much like the Toby tone, fretless or not, so I could also lose that.
    But I like fretless occasionally (cuz it's so fun!!), so I could ditch the MM and fake that tone with the Jazz.
    No, I'd never ditch the P.

    this isn't helping, is it?
  18. Gasman

    Gasman Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 9, 2007
    South Carolina
    Easy. Tobias. You'll just end up buying another P and/or Stingray in the future if you sell them.
  19. temmrich

    temmrich Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2012
    Dayton, Ohio
    OK, I'm a deep down P-Bass guy. But based on keeping the Jazz... the music man delivers something completely different, so you gotta keep that. And the Tobias is your only fretless, so if you actually play fretless you gotta keep that (plus Tobias basses are completely badass). That just leaves the P-bass. If you are one that believes you can cop a decent P tone from a Jazz, or you just don't gravitate toward that sound. The P has to go.
    ...That said, I might be able to find a good home for it ;)
  20. Another vote for the Tobias...but if keep all 4 ;)