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Multi-bass players: which bass do you play the most?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by lo-freq, Jul 15, 2003.


  1. lo-freq

    lo-freq aka UFO

    Jan 19, 2003
    The Republic of Texas
    This is aimed at you bass players that own three or more basses.

    Including practice and gig time, which bass do you play the most and what about the bass makes it "the main one"?

    [I could do a poll, but I'm sure I would offend someone by leaving theirs out.]
     
  2. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    Right now my Conklin Hollowbody 7 string..



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    Why this one??

    Sound
    Feel
    Weight
    Playability
    Presence
     
  3. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY
    Hi!

    One of these. Usually the blue one!:D

    Rob
     
  4. Usually my MIA Fender Hot-rod. But that might change and be put to the 'backseat' for a while when my order comes in for my new MIA Fender Standard.
    Hopefully it isnt gonna take much longer :(
     
  5. DanGouge

    DanGouge

    May 25, 2000
    Canada!
    Fender Jazz, 'cause I like it...
     
  6. what tonal characteristics does the hollowness give it? also the hollowness makes it weigh less right? i love that bass man. if that thing had a birdseye maple fretboard i would marry it...
     
  7. This one for fretless:

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  8. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    Brubakers... and a few other cool basses;)
     
  9. #1 - F Bass Studio 5. It is the most versatile of my basses. :)
     
  10. lo-freq

    lo-freq aka UFO

    Jan 19, 2003
    The Republic of Texas
    Brad,

    Are the Bru's versatile sounding & play great or what?

    [I know you're a basso-connoisseurous with some fine instruments to choose from, so I'm very curious about your choice.]

    -jd
     
  11. lo-freq

    lo-freq aka UFO

    Jan 19, 2003
    The Republic of Texas
    That's a beauty, Jeff. I do need to come by sometime.
     
  12. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    Big bottom end with a very sweet, mellow high end..

    BTW it does have a birdseye fretboard.. It just has a finish on it.

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  13. lneal

    lneal

    Apr 12, 2002
    Lee County, Alabama
    This one.
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    Why? Because I love her.
     
  14. Currently, probably the Lakie Skyline 55-01, because that's the one I gig with most often. It's my only 5 at the moment (until a couple other things show up, at least), and my busier band really needs a 5. It's not really the first one I pick up at home, but it probably gets the most playing time overall.

    Mike
     
  15. slugworth

    slugworth Banned

    Jun 12, 2003
    So. Calif.
    My Vigier Excess. Light weight and so comfortable,
    and TONS of tone. This bass sounds great and cuts through no matter what or where I'm playing.
     
  16. Amoilbasso

    Amoilbasso

    Apr 22, 2000
    Florence
    My Jazz '78 is my first choice when I play with gropus;while I practice and study with my Q5 fretless at home.
    I suppose that my 1st bass will become my Fodera as soon as it arrives.