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Is anyone ‘Kondo’ing their bass collection?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Beetfarm615, Jan 22, 2019.

  1. Beetfarm615


    Feb 15, 2017
    Since Marie Kondo’s tidying methods are becoming popular is anyone applying it to their bass collection? Are you asking yourself if particular gear brings you joy?
    I’m starting to wonder if my 12.5lb ‘77 Jazz bass brings me joy anymore.
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  2. Bass V

    Bass V

    Dec 11, 2008
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    I'll worry about it when I hit the 30 basses mark, I think that's my kami level.
  3. hypercarrots


    Jan 28, 2009
    los angeles
    ugh never. she's my nemesis...
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  4. MrLenny1


    Jan 17, 2009
    Wow, I had a Jazz that weighed 12 lbs also.
  5. Chuck King

    Chuck King Supporting Member

    Dec 15, 2006
    Except for one that I had already decided to sell, all my basses spark joy when I hold them.

    It used to be easy to sell stuff because I was moving up, improving my gear---whatever went out was replaced by something better. But there came a time when I had weeded out all the marginal instruments, the ones I didn't really like, the ones that just weren't that great, and the basses I had could all be described as really quite nice instruments. At that point, it's a lot tougher to get rid of one if you don't really have to.
  6. two fingers

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

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    I don't care who has a "method" regarding getting rid of "stuff". I'm all for it.

    Keeping "things" around you shouldn't bring you joy. If it does, you might be a bit messed up. ;)
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  7. Bone


    Oct 28, 2006
    I've owned hundreds of basses, now down to 1. Also have my gigs down to 0. Sold my last 50 basses here and on craigslist and replaced them with Shotguns and shoot competitive Sporting Clays every weekend. My joy has changed.
  8. lowphatbass

    lowphatbass **** Supporting Member

    Feb 25, 2005
    west coast
    I keep the bass count pretty low...3 or 4 players and a project or two. All my stuff brings me joy, not having to organize it also brings me joy, not having it organized sucks.
  9. Grahams Groove

    Grahams Groove If it feels heavy, it's heavy. Supporting Member

    Apr 13, 2001
    Boulder, CO
    Hopefully you still own earplugs. They'll be the through-line for those things that bring joy...
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  10. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    central NY state
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
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  11. Maxdusty


    Mar 9, 2012
    Michigan USA
    Eh...I don't think it's generally applicable here - do you only keep one tool in your toolbox? Now if you have 15 of the same bass...then that might be different.
  12. Crusher47

    Crusher47 Tattoo'ed Freak Supporting Member

    Apr 12, 2014
    Fort Worth, TX
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  13. I'd agree that a Belgian Superposed or a Beretta is a my-t-fine substitute for basses, and the funny thing is that I don't have to take requests from drunks on the range . . . . .
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  14. Beetfarm615


    Feb 15, 2017
    Instead of “pull” could you yell “Free Bird!”
  15. charlie monroe

    charlie monroe Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2011
    Buffalo, NY
    MK has a standing invitation to stay the hell out of my music room.
  16. brianrost

    brianrost Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2000
    Boston, Taxachusetts
    I now fold my basses before I put them into the case.
  17. ToneMonkey


    Sep 27, 2003
    Newberg, OR
    Not really aware of this Kondo person. But personally I'm happiest when I have just enough. Not so much that I'm paralyzed by choices, or so little that I perpetually lust for what I don't (or can't) have. Just enough. Right now, I own one bass... a newer MM Stingray 4. I haven't found anything that I can't do with it. Just enough. I do also own two electric guitars, both strats. But I've found that two strats is the minimum I can get by with. One acoustic guitar. Two guitar amps; one bass amp. Just enough.
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  18. bass40hz

    bass40hz Cigar smoker, scotch drinker, American Patriot Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2014
    Sussex County, NJ
    no endorsements yet...Are you listening Spector, DR, GK, Line6?
    Absolutely, constantly, as soon as I fall out of love with one, or it no longer feels good to own it, it gets re-homed...rock on.
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  19. the baint

    the baint

    Jan 1, 2010
    Greenville, SC
    Techtronic Industries, North America employee. Opinions are my own.
    I haven't figured out how to fold my bass into neat, free-standing bundles. Yet.
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  20. chris_b


    Jun 2, 2007
    How stupid are people? Buying a book to tell you how to throw stuff out!!

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