Let's see those Work Horse Basses!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Helix, Feb 17, 2018.

  1. Helix

    Helix California U.S.A.

    May 29, 2015
    Let's see those Basses that "Brings Home the Bacon", whether it be gigging, recording or just playing at home

    I'll start with my '16 Streamer LX


    And a shot of it at work


    Let's see what you got!
    Last edited: Feb 19, 2018
  2. Crusher47

    Crusher47 Tattoo'ed Freak

    Apr 12, 2014
    Fort Worth, TX
    Usually it's either of my Fender Jazz Basses...

    Action shots...

  3. lowdownthump


    Jul 17, 2004
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  5. Killed_by_Death

    Killed_by_Death Snaggletooth Inactive

  6. brianrost

    brianrost Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2000
    Boston, Taxachusetts
    53 Frankensteined Precision and no-name German upright bass.


  7. saabfender

    saabfender Inactive

    Jan 10, 2018
    I don't know why I look so miserable here. Probably because it was a Real Book gig and I hadn't done any of that kind of playing in forever. That's my 1994 MIM Squier P-Bass.

  8. neo 7

    neo 7 The bass player doesn't get a sandwich

    Aug 22, 2011
    Erie, PA
  9. alack


    Nov 20, 2000
    And why wouldn't it!
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  10. 2saddleslab

    2saddleslab Supporting Member

    May 30, 2003
    Tres hombres at work.
    AJ Jolly Side .jpg thumb_P1280565_1024 2.jpg thumb_IMG_0119_1024.jpg
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  11. twinjet

    twinjet Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Sep 23, 2008
    My '89 G&L L-2000. Pics on media page... I've crossposted the same pics enough.
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  12. alack


    Nov 20, 2000
    FYI: While I have seen many a bass on TalkBass I :drool: over, that black one of yours is my favorite.
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  13. Kro

    Kro Supporting Member

    May 7, 2003
    New Jersey
    This Stingray has got the nod for every single gig since I acquired it in 2008. Total GAS killer.

  14. Kro

    Kro Supporting Member

    May 7, 2003
    New Jersey
    Bass is fine, but the cab/rack combo is IMO the show stealer. Are my eyes playing tricks on me, or is the rack face done up to match the cab?
  15. 2saddleslab

    2saddleslab Supporting Member

    May 30, 2003
    One of my favs too. And a true example of a workhorse.
    Yep, wanted the collar to match the cuffs.:D

    Thank you both!:thumbsup:
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  16. Billyzoom

    Billyzoom Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2011
    Bay Area
    Great picture.
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  17. GrapeBass


    Jun 10, 2004
    Graphic designer: Yorkville Sound
    Custom made hybrid has never let me down... 35+ years
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  18. Bunk McNulty

    Bunk McNulty It is not easy to do simple things correctly. Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 2012
    Northampton, MA
    My BL calls them the green team. The Birdsong gets most of the work; the Squier is for backup, but comes out for "Sweet Child" and a few others.
    green team.jpg

    On the job:
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  19. FirewalZ


    Aug 14, 2014
    S.E. Michigan
    Ironically enough, I have a 77 jazz bass that spent years on the road, and was always referred to as the "Work Horse":)
    At nearly 13lbs it's mostly retired..
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  20. Timmy-Watts

    Timmy-Watts I like bass. And airplanes. Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2010
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    My workhorse. Clement #400. My Nordstrand powered PJ that feels and sounds as great as it looks. About 75% of the time I run it passive, blended 100% P. It slays any other Precision bass I have tried. And with the Noddy 3 band preamp and passive tone it gets sooo many tones. I can drop the E to D. It's a No-brainer at 7.3 pounds, perfect contours and finish, and perfect balance. It takes flats very well too!

    The ONLY thing it doesn't do is a pure jazz bass tone. I just got a Sire 5 string for those duties and the lower 3 extra notes when needed, but this will remain my main workhorse. 20180109_194609.jpg
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