multiple of the same bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by kkaarrll, Sep 21, 2016.

  1. kkaarrll


    Jun 1, 2014
    how many of you have multiples of the same bass?

    I am thinking of getting 2 more l2500s and stringing them up with different types of strings so I would end up with a

    flats l2500
    stainless roundwound l2500
    and a tape l2500

    show us your pictures and experience with this kind of setup?

    tell us if you gig them and if the backup is just that, or if you have multiples for different sounds/experiences

    and for those with like 7 of the same.... tell us your purpose other than it is just cool and you have obviously found the one for you

    also---if you have more than a pair with just flats/rounds or fretted/fretless, what speaks to you to pick one over another? the music you are playing? the band setting? practice? what?

    very intrigued by this and your thoughts, as I am thinking of going all in on the l2500 train

    (and maybe a fretted version of my carrigan oberon fretless 5)
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  2. FC Bass

    FC Bass Alembic and Mesa/Boogie junkie

    Jun 9, 2006
    In a way all of my basses are very similar, two are same model with the same electronics:


    The Black Spoiler is tuned half step down and is the main bass for my 'tallica tribute.
    The other Spoiler is tuned ADGC (low) and I use it for two songs in the tallica tribute. (Sad but true and Whiskey in the jar)
    (those are the two almost identical basses on the right)
    The Elan 5 (far left) is tuned a half step down and used for songs that need a low B (sorry, A#) and some other songs played with a pick.
    I don't play finger style on this one because of the pickup config. (J/P/J) very uncomfortable thumb rests... :-( :)

    I use the fretless and the Series I with my other (original) band in standard tuning, for huge gigs I take the Series I as backup/main in the 'tallica tribute.
  3. Got 3 Furys set up with rounds and flats
    3 Furies.jpg

    And 4 Foundations the same only 2 have the Super Ferrite pickups and 2 the soapbars. 4 Foundations.jpg

    Afraid I don't have a group photo of my T-40s but they follow the same flats and rounds routine :thumbsup:
  4. BassikLee

    BassikLee Commercial User

    Feb 13, 2004
    Starke, FL
    Owner: JLA Custom In Ear Monitors
    Four Peavey G-V basses. I really like them. Admitedly, one is a hybrid, gv neck/millenium body and pickups. Still.
  5. My #2 is usually a fairly close duplicate of my #1 because it's whole purpose is as a backup for a gig emergency. And if I'm onstage dealing with an emergency, the last thing I need is matching up output gain or adjusting to a different scale length or a different place to put my thumb or whatever.....I just wanna strap it on and not think about it.
  6. At Sea

    At Sea ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ Supporting Member

    Oct 8, 2013
    I had at one time two identical Yamaha RBX765A units in transparent green.
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  7. TDR1138


    Apr 11, 2007
    I've got a pair of L-2000s. They're a bit different, though. One is 80s with the OMG caps, the other is newer and without the caps.
    Either way, I like L2ks and these are just different flavors of the same basic thing.
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  8. MobileHolmes

    MobileHolmes I used to be BassoP

    Nov 4, 2006
    I have 2 Carvin LB76s, one fretted and one fretless.
    I'm about to have 2 P type basses, but they will differ in pickups and strings (Novak and Flats on one, Rotosounds and Quarter Pounder on the other).

    To each his own, but personally, I'd want a little more difference than just string type. But I also have a finite number of basses. If I had more money, I'd probably have 8 J basses, just to get multiple colors.
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  9. Bflat


    Feb 5, 2008
    DSCN0546.JPG Does 8 1951 Precision basses count????
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  10. rogerbmiller

    rogerbmiller Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 16, 2003
    I have lots of multiples.

    Name the model. If I love it and the price is right, I usually get more than one.
    Last edited: Sep 21, 2016
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  11. stigbeve


    Sep 24, 2014
    I have 2 old GSR200's in blue. One standard tuning with 6 year old round wounds and the other in C# STD tuning
  12. Old Blastard

    Old Blastard

    Aug 18, 2013
    I have a lot basses, but no two are alike. Which begs the question why am I posting here? Never mind.
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  13. ubernator


    Oct 30, 2004
    lost angels
    I don't think a geddy Lee and an American standard jazz count as the same, different pickups, pickup spacing, bridge/stringing style, and completely different neck profile. But both from 1998.

    But I have 2 Warwick fna5s, though they sound and feel different, one has ovangkol neck and jumbo frets, the other has wenge neck and thinner frets and a thinner neck profile. The ovangkol one has more percussive snap. Not 100% sure the pickup is wound the same, but both are the mec, with slightly different cover. 2000 vs 98.

    So I guess technically neither of these are the "same bass" but the Warwicks are at least the same model
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  14. bolophonic


    Dec 10, 2009
    Durham, NC
    I have six Precisions, all different parts basses, all strung differently.
  15. wilder


    Apr 21, 2004
    Denton, TX.
    I have two PBs set up identically with different neck woods. Same pickup, same flatwound strings, etc. I think of them as primary and backup. I have a third P with rounds. I have a 4th P that's a beater I leave at the practice space in case I don't have time to stop by home and pick up my gear on a particular day. So yeah...I guess I do. :)
  16. dcbassist5

    dcbassist5 Supporting Member

    May 11, 2011
    Baltimore, MD
    Endorsing Artist: Ashdown, Lakland
    I have 4 Fender Jazz basses
  17. BassWaffle


    Apr 10, 2011
    I have two Peavey T-40s, I slapped a mighty mite fretless neck on one of them. Safe to say they're pretty different sounding
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  18. barginkov


    Feb 1, 2012
    L.I. New York
    Id 20160903_112458.jpg 20160903_112458.jpg
    Same pic twice .I used to have many different basses, but I only enjoyed playing these , so I sold everything else and played only what I really enjoyed , they are all little different in their own way
  19. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Gold Supporting Member

    kapok two basses.jpg

    two passive pj setups, slightly different hardware, but otherwise the same. same neck! i usually use these for gigs.
  20. Johnny Crab

    Johnny Crab HELIX user & BOSE Abuser

    Feb 11, 2004
    All rounds so far. There are a few of these here:

    Multiples of other brands/styles but no pics on this work PC(it's after 5 CST, firewall is down).

    Attached Files:

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