Let's see those Work Horse Basses!

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


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  1. velalv

    velalv Supporting Member

    Oct 5, 2010
    Woodbridge, VA
    54980963-7F32-4A22-9B80-60F025075D8B.jpeg My Bongo is definitely my number 1, even though I love my number 2, which is my Martin acoustic bass.
     
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  2. mc900ftj

    mc900ftj

    Jan 21, 2014
    My Fender Jazz V has seen some work lately. :smug:
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  3. My ’62 Fender Bass VI bought from roommate for $250 while in college (theory/comp major) in ’75… a nosebleed to learn on from scratch and still my main bass after several decades of epic sessions and great memories. The ‘antique’ is my forearm wearing through the sunburst layers over 40+ years. Original pickups, a drop-in Dan Armstrong hotwire for series/parallel turns it into a big fat 3-bucker, a drop-in Staytrem bridge, had the neck re-planed once and a couple of re-frets.
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  4. BradH

    BradH Supporting Member

    Nov 1, 2010
    Billings, Mt
    My always trustworthy 1996 Sterling!
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  5. Mantis Tobaggan

    Mantis Tobaggan Supporting Member

    Sep 9, 2015
    Tampa, FL
    When other basses fail, the 63 AVRI

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  6. ecapdeville

    ecapdeville

    Mar 26, 2007
    Mexico City
    My Hofner HTC 500/1 its my workhorse... great bass. I have a German an HTC and an Ignition... but the HTC is the one to take everywhere.

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  7. superheavyfunk

    superheavyfunk 音楽は人生だ

    Mar 11, 2013
    Toronto
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    I won't use any other bass unless I'm paid to do so.

    It's got Delanos in it, btw. Before these, I was rocking Nordstrands, and before that it was the 90's OEM MEC pickups (which I kinda miss, tbh).
     
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  8. packhowitzer

    packhowitzer 155mm of pure destruction

    Apr 20, 2011
    Atlanta
    NS Design CR5s- fretted and fretless. the fretless gets more play than the fretted, but they are both incredible. thunderous tone and completely rock solid.
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  9. 2saddleslab

    2saddleslab Supporting Member

    May 30, 2003
    Kentucky
    Thanks. About 40 years ago I had a blonde bassman with 2 2x12 cabs. Didn’t realize what I had and let them get away. I had this and a matching cab made in the early 90's. Can’t remember who made them but they followed every detail of the originals.

    Loaded with EV Pros. The best cab I’ve ever used. The lows are tight and focused, the mids punch you in the chest, the highs are crisp and snappy. Powered by the GK1001rbII, it can leave bruises.
     
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  10. Nice bass face, there brother
     
  11. I picked up this 80's MIJ, 32" scale, Pbass from a youth paster in a dark parking lot one night. Haven't gig it yet, but plan to make it my #1. Cleaned it up and upgraded the electronics so far.

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  12. mikewalker

    mikewalker Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2017
    Canada, Eh!
    Nice bass! Does it happen to have a fair bit of birdseye in the neck? ( Might be my old one...) :)
     
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  13. fretter

    fretter

    May 24, 2012
    PA

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  14. Jebberz

    Jebberz Supporting Member

    Jul 3, 2012
    Quebec city
    My Jag Short Scale. Just too comfy, i put it down only when I need my 5. jean-francois-durand1.jpg
     
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  15. BurnOut

    BurnOut It's The Billy Baloney Show

    Feb 1, 2015
    The Natti
    Since Mr Legba asked, I must comply and be assimilated.
    My BTB200
    and it's new stage partner
    Mr P
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  16. Wisebass

    Wisebass

    Jan 12, 2017
    Lost in Space
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    ...before I played fretless

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  17. swrbass5

    swrbass5 Gold Supporting Member

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  18. Papalampraina

    Papalampraina Need.More.Fez.

    May 13, 2009
    Athens, Greece
    Awesome basses, awesome TBers! And the lesson here is, it doesn't matter if you have a $100 or a $10,000 bass, they must all be gigged!
     
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  19. BurnOut

    BurnOut It's The Billy Baloney Show

    Feb 1, 2015
    The Natti
    That is one beautiful bass, I'm in lust!
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    We Needses The Precious!
     
  20. leonard

    leonard

    Jul 31, 2001
    Yurop
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    The white Custom Shop P-bass makes most of the money.
     
  21. Primary

    Primary TB Assistant

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