Is your number 1 your most expensive bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by blliB, Sep 21, 2022.

  1. blliB


    Mar 5, 2017
    My number 1 is my Warwick Corvette. Sure, it’s heavy but I love it’s snarly tone and it precise German craftsmanship. It also happens to be my most expensive bass. I also own a German car with the same qualities. Coincidence?
  2. Datsgor

    Datsgor Supporting Member

    Jul 29, 2000
    My most expensive bass is the very last bass I would grab. My #1 is a Warmoth build.
  3. monti2889


    Jul 19, 2012
    My "worth the most bass" only comes out for special occasions. The one I spent the most on, needed the most touch-up work done and is now a main player.
  4. Geri O

    Geri O Endorsing Artist, Mike Lull Guitars and Basses Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 6, 2013
    Florence, MS
    Yes, my #1 is my Mike Lull M5V. It was/is the most expensive bass I own. But my Lull P5 and my Stingray are like my #1.1 and #1.2….:D
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  5. Ghastly


    Oct 18, 2015
    Mill Valley
    No, my #1 is a '73 P bass that I got eight years ago for a steal... $500 cash. :thumbsup:

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  6. Cadillac_Mike


    Jul 3, 2021
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  7. kesslari

    kesslari Groovin' with the Fusion Cats Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2007
    Santa Cruz Mtns, California
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  8. View attachment 4821470 Mine is. 06 Alleva-Copollo EUT5

    I'd probably have something else in my other hand, but it's a clear winner FB_IMG_1663449433925.jpg
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  9. MMiller28

    MMiller28 Supporting Member

    Apr 27, 2003
    Sure is

  10. BtaylorTheRogue


    Nov 14, 2016
    Yes. A Dingwall 5 string combustion. I haven't needed anything else in so long I'm almost tempted to stop taking my backup
  11. comatosedragon

    comatosedragon Gold Supporting Member

    Oct 12, 2014
    Rockingham VA {616}
    +1 for German engineering/manufacturing.

    I don't own a Warwick any longer, but what impeccable craftsmanship.

    And don't get me started on Storz & Bickel (those who know, know).

    To answer the OP, my #1 is actually my cheapest. I'm a huge Reverend fan and own 4, but the first one I bought (Triad) was still 999 before they raised the MSRP in 2019 or 2020. Still totally worth it at the new price point, which is why I purchased 3 more after.
  12. elgranluis


    Feb 14, 2003
    Vail, CO
    All of my basses are my #1. Some are more expensive than others , for sure.
  13. Element Zero

    Element Zero Supporting Member

    Dec 14, 2016
    I tend to rotate my 2 main basses. I’ll enjoy and be inspired by one for a few weeks and then I’ll remember how fun and awesome the other one is. They’re separated by $4k price wise but I get the same amount of grins and feels with either one.
  14. Chrishi87


    Aug 17, 2010
    My #1 is also a german masterpiece (like me :roflmao:)
    My Warwick Streamer LX5, which is also my cheapest with 500 €
    Next to it is my Modulus Flea FU, which I think (used) has a 2 before that 5 of the WW.
  15. Killing Floor

    Killing Floor Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2020
    Austin, TX
    Not at the moment.
  16. cratz2


    Jul 8, 2019
    Indy, IN
    No, my #1 bass is probably my third most expensive, but the most customized to how I want it.
  17. 2112

    2112 Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2005
    No. My pair of number one gig basses are parts builds that probably cost around $1,500 each to fire together. Random ash P bodies identically appointed, with USA Geddy Lee Jazz necks, Dominger P and Tom Brantley Geddy J pups, 920d parallel-serial control joints, Hipshot detuners, Decoboom pickguards, Dunlop straplocks, and D'Addario EXL170 strings:



    My most expensive bass lives in my collection and never leaves the house. Ged reddy for a red Geddy... this one was a few dollars more than my #1s above:


    But none of these are my most treasured bass, which happens to be my cheapest bass and the bass I've owned the longest: a black holo-flake Squier Jazz bass. It cost about $300 some 20 years ago, boughten for me by my dear friend Dan (RIP) when I was way down on my luck and just about outdoors. I will never, ever part with this bass for any reason. It mainly lives in its case in my tornado safe room, but I do pull it out every once in awhile when I'm missing my bro.

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    Das it mane!
  18. No, no it's not. My favoured basses are a Squier and a Steinberger Spirit (i.e. modern cheap one). Not the MIA Fender Jazz or the custom made Spector copy or the MIJ '54 P bass reissue. Silly really, but there you are.
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  19. prowla


    Aug 19, 2004
    My #1 is a vintage Rickenbacker; my players are a pair of 2010 ones.
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  20. No, not even close.
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