Let's pretend....

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Optimus Prime, Aug 7, 2001.

  1. Optimus Prime

    Optimus Prime Guest

    Jun 20, 2001
    Sweden, Helsingborg
    Let us pretend that I have an infinite amount of money and wants to buy a the best bass on the market. Which bass should I buy then?
  2. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Inactive

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    DR Strings
    The best bass on the market is one you buy for me;)*

    Otherwise "Best" is a very tough call. It could be a custom BC Rich with rhinestones, a stack knob Jazz bass, a custom Alembic, and so on. What do you like?

    *it doesn't get much better than that:)
  3. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    A Spector NS-5, Sadowsky 24 fret 5 string, Lakland 55-63, G&L L-2500, Spector NS-5 bolt on, Sadowsky Standard 21 fret 5 string, Laqkland 55-63, Music Man StingRay 5, Pedulla Rapture J2 5 string, some kind of Modulus, Mike Lull bass. :)

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  4. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member In Memoriam

    If I had an infinite amount of money, then I wouldn't settle for just a measley bass! I would build myself and my family a studio/mansion complex in the middle of the countryside. Then I would produce and promote records for free - but only of bands I liked and as long as they let me do bass "cameos" at their gigs! ;)

    Hang on, I'm probably being under-ambitious here - scrap that selfish ambition - I will build and construct enough spaceships to find new habitable planets, with enough resources to feed all the population of earth many times over. Using my infinite amount of money I will then transport all those who are poor or needy to these wonderful new worlds and hence solve all of mankind's problems - how's that!
  5. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Sounds like a plan!!!!!! let's pool our infinite income & we can get it done faster!!! :)

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  6. Obviously, to come up with that info for you, you'll have to keep me on retainer as your bass consultant.

    Would you like my estimate as an exponential number or with all the zeros???
  7. Blackbird

    Blackbird Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000

    It's been done. It was called "Apple", as I recall.

    Oh, so if someone was poor, they'd have to leave the planet? What if someone didn't want to go? What if the planet were so beautiful it made the people realize what a mess we're maing of out Homeworld? Would the wealthy be interested in breathing this foul Earth air when the homeless and the hungry get to enjoy a brand new planet? If a planet's proven it can sustain life, wouldn't our presence there create an imbalance in the ecosystem, suppressing life forms that might be evolving there? This reminds me of a Simpsons episode in which Krusty is broke because he squandered all his money. The line that sticks in my mind is " My house is dirty. Buy me a new one".
    There are enough resources to feed all people in the world as it is. The problem is distribution.

    As for the bass question, I thought of putting Mike Tobias, Stu Spector, Ned Steinberger, Joe Zon, Roger Sadowsky, Greg Curbow, Ken Bebensee, Mike Pedulla, Kenneth Lawrence, Vinnie Fodera, Ken Smith, Ron Wickersham, Bob Mick, Bill Conklin and Rick Turner together and have them all design one bass, but I think think that at the end of the whole experiment, The final result would be a 4-string P bass...:D
  8. BassMan2000


    Sep 27, 2000
    infinite thats like


    I would get a Custom B.C Rich Like Brad said, would be made out of diamonds and ruby on the neck. And my bass would be able to walk around :) Run away !
  9. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    if i had an infinite amount of money, i'd hire an army of mercs, buy a bunch of old/decommissioned russkie subs, naval ships and nukes and purchase a nice, state of the art airforce from our own fine defense contractors, all the while buying influence and power in every level and branch of government, buying controlling shares of the top fortune 500 companies, and purchasing the public bonds that are used by the cities around the u.s. to raise money and pay for public works.

    in short, i'd be taking that sh!t over, man! :D

    shoot, it wouldn't take an infinite amount of money, probably only somewhere around 750 billion or so. a mere drop in the ole bucket, as far as infinite money is concerned.
  10. barroso


    Aug 16, 2000
    it would be great a fender jazz 62 reissue in 3 tone sunburst. and a 60 precision reissure too.
  11. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member In Memoriam

    No people wouldn't have to go unless they wanted to and there would only be compratively few to each new world so they didn't upset any balances and just enough to make the earth comfortable for those who decided to stay. The wealthy could come, but they wouldn't be wealthy on the new planet and would have to "muck in" with the rest.

    Oh and sod the aliens - I'm saving humankind here! There's only so much you can do with an infinite amount of money! :rolleyes:

    Or maybe I should do something simpler with my infinite amount of money - like just pay off all debts? Or maybe I should set up a freedom-fighting defense-only army that is infinitely powerful, to stop any other people with infinite amounts of money (or 750 billion) from trying to take over the world? ;)

    My infinitely expensive army's better than your infinitely expensive army! :D
  12. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    hee hee. :D

    ah, but my insidious plans would continue, unknown and unabated - that money would be burning a hole in my pocket.

    you know, as we both purchased influence and votes, we would create some pretty wealthy politicians. i wonder what this would do to the world economy - "powermad yank purchasing power and influence as civic minded brit attempts to keep an eye out for the little guy" :D
  13. Chasarms

    Chasarms Casual Observer

    May 24, 2001
    Saint Louis, MO USA
    The other day I was in one of the music stores and there on display was a Modulus Q5. The list on it was like $4000. I think you could buy it for $2400 or so. It was pretty. I picked it up. It felt nice. I plucked a string. That was nice too. I plugged it in. Ah, those Bartolinis sounded good. Then after about 10 minutes or so, I realized that me playing a Q5 sounds a whole lot like me playing my L-2500 or me playing my MIAJV. It is more about me than it is the bass.

    If was wealthy enough to not work, I would stay home and practice. That would make me sound better than any bass.

    I'd also go back to that store and buy that Q5!!!!

  14. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member In Memoriam

    John Turner said :

    "i wonder what this would do to the world economy"

    Well, I think that just the very fact of one person being given "an infinite amount of money" would instantly cause all world economies to collapse and total financial chaos - which wouldn't be a bad thing in itself; but there would probably be no way of buying basses afterwards.

    This would probably cause anyone who relies on buying and selling any commodities to go out of business and everyone would have to revert to growing their own food or bartering their own goods or services with others - you might get a week's supply of food for your TV! If there was anything to watch.

    I suppose there might be worse problems like armies taking the law into their own hands because they couldn't get paid anymore, but maybe after all the revolutions, Communism might finally be seen as the only workable solution and make a comeback.
  15. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    LMAO!!!! Thanks. I needed a good laugh!!! :D
  16. boogiebass


    Aug 16, 2000
    Definitely a used Danelectro Longhorn reissue with no case.
  17. Aaron


    Jun 2, 2001
    Seattle, WA
    i would buy about 6 pre-cbs fenders that sounded great, i would get some custom basses, i would buy some $100,000 uprights, a pre-eb musicman, i guess i would look into fodera, and then i would buy out BC Rich, and burn their factory down. Oh yea, i would get a bootsy space bass, too. And maybe a custom alembic. I would buy a bunch of jackson guitars and use them as axes and bassball bats.

    Brad, for you, you would only need about $37 to buy that stuff.
  18. Aaron


    Jun 2, 2001
    Seattle, WA
    i would get a bass made out of George W. Bush and burn it.
  19. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member

    That's a nice start, but it's nowhere close to infinity.
  20. Aaron


    Jun 2, 2001
    Seattle, WA
    are you trying to waste his life? :D