Let's see those Work Horse Basses!

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

  1. 6147D231-C991-46E0-8555-E91249BDA289.jpeg 2497E0C9-DBE0-47D0-A19A-7D727C39CB89.jpeg 79D5F322-0F85-4254-84D0-D354EED27E4C.jpeg 7A7DE9DC-9832-44BB-8303-2A3672A30B08.jpeg I think my 80’s Jazz Bass Special qualifies as a work horse.
  2. troy mcclure

    troy mcclure Supporting Member

    Mar 5, 2007
    Central Florida
    Nice Jazz Special, i had one in seafoam green... awesome bass
  3. It’s not a colour I would have picked, but it’s a really nice playing and sounding bass. It’s even more versatile now with the drop tuner.
    I definitely don’t worry about scratching it!
  4. pbassjbass


    Jun 21, 2013
    Love the basses and the amp/cab. I have a bassman, I use in the practice room, but I've thought about upgrading the speakers for live use. What did you use for this, and are you satisfied with the result?
  5. FronTowardEnemy

    FronTowardEnemy It is better to go unnoticed, than to suck Supporting Member

    Sep 19, 2006
    Chicago Illinois
    For a little over a year this Classic 50s P has made me some decent side money. It is my number one for now.

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  6. DaveB in VA

    DaveB in VA Gold Supporting Member

    May 27, 2015
    Charlottesville VA
    My main player is a Carvin PB5 with a humbucker at the bridge.

    My secondary bass is a Carvin B25 with single coils.


    I play mostly in my basement or at blues jams (Central Virginia Blues society).
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  7. These all get some "air time" but the Nash PB63 gets 80% of the work.



    However, I just finished building this Warmoth G4 MM clone...it could be a usurper (taking it to rehearsal tomorrow...):

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  8. Ampslut

    Ampslut Supporting Member

    May 15, 2017
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    I have other basses that I play out but, Whitie gets the most play
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  9. Hahaha


    Sep 26, 2003
    Olympia, WA USA
    This '74 Precision has been on thousands of gigs and recording sessions. There isn't much left that's original on it. The original neck was replaced with a Boogie Bodies neck in '85. I like the feel of the Boogie Bodies neck better. the pickup cover has a hole worn completely through it where my thumb rested.
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  10. five7

    five7 Supporting Member

    Dec 5, 2009
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  11. DirtDog


    Jun 7, 2002
    The Deep North
    Check my avatar....Japanese Fender P bass modded with J pickup, added active electronics and a BA bridge. Bought it used 10 years ago for $500. Paid for itself a long time ago.


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  12. kittywithabanjo

    kittywithabanjo Supporting Member

    Nov 26, 2014
    Coquitlam. BC
    My pair of Reimer 5 strings.. 20170930_142931.jpg IMG_20180202_221821421.jpg IMG_4370.jpg
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  13. DONZI97


    Dec 24, 2008
    Algonac Michigan
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  14. Gaolee

    Gaolee Official leathers tester and crash dummy

    That P is freakin' outstanding! My upright gets most of the work these days. The bass guitar that's been getting the most love is a 2001 Thunderbird. Shameless POS 170811.jpg
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  15. stringthrough

    stringthrough Supporting Member

    Now that I've made the switch from 4 to 5 stringers this, a MIA Fender Pro P Bass 5, and a matching all-natural MIA Fender Pro Jazz Bass 5 (sorry no pic yet), have become my workhorse basses.

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  16. nonohmic


    Dec 13, 2005
    ABQ, NM.
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  17. saabfender

    saabfender Inactive

    Jan 10, 2018
    I love how your singer has the Dave Grohl guitar and looks something like him if Grohl had let himself go. Very cool alternative universe stuff to me.
  18. McBass18


    Jan 19, 2012
    Rockford, MI
    My 1987 Jazz Bass Special
  19. AirdClyde


    Mar 15, 2016
    New York City
    1989 Fender MIJ PJ.
    Bought it new as a thirteen year old and covered it in Bodega candles and threw the EMGs in and put the BADASS on...
    I wanted a metal pickguard but couldn't find one in Mississippi back then so I just used a paint pen. Love this bass.

    Currently has a Antiquities in it but is getting set up so no pics... IMG_0093.jpg
  20. Kmonk


    Oct 18, 2012
    South Shore, Massachusetts
    Endorsing Artist: Fender, Spector, Ampeg, Curt Mangan, Nordstrand Pickups, Korg , Conquest Sound
    I have three that I use depending on the song.

    MIA Jazz Deluxe, modified by removing the Fender electronics and setting it up passive with Lindy Fralin pickups, over wound 8% to get slightly more mids and lows. Also changed the black pickguard to white pearl.

    MIA Precision

    Spector Legend 5 Neck Thru

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