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My ideal bass would have.........

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by WarMan, Mar 6, 2008.

  1. WarMan


    Feb 18, 2008
    Plano, Texas
    If I could make the ideal bass it would have the following:

    1. MusicMan customer service.

    2. MusicMan build quality.

    3. Fender Precision Bass sound.

    4. Warwick woods for body.

    5. Warwick fretboard.

    6. Warwick bridge.

    7. Fender P Bass pickup.

    8. Warwick strap locks.

    9. Fender style headstock.

    10. Fender availability of parts and accessories.

    11. Yamaha body shape.

    12. Metal control knobs.

    13. Tone controls that work in both active and inactive modes.

    14. Passive pickups.

    15. No pickup.

    16. Natural oiled finish.

    17. Supplied with MusicMan style hardshell case.

    18. Silent jack using Neutrik type of technology.

    19. Black chrome (not paint) used on all hardware.

    20. Contoured body shape on back of body.
  2. snyderz


    Aug 20, 2000
    AZ mountains
  3. My ideal bass would have:

    Rickenbacker sound
    Danelectro weight
    Musicman playability/maple neck
    Bassass style bridge
    Yorkville warrenty!
  4. Darkstrike

    Darkstrike Return Of The King!

    Sep 14, 2007
    Wait, what?
  5. Darkstrike

    Darkstrike Return Of The King!

    Sep 14, 2007
  6. J_Bass


    Feb 7, 2008
    Porto, Portugal
    I think he wanted to write: No pickguard.
  7. Human Bass

    Human Bass

    Aug 26, 2005
    How the guy wants the P sound with Warwick exotic woods? That seems a bit impossible. :confused:
  8. WarMan


    Feb 18, 2008
    Plano, Texas
    Sorry for the typo. A pickup would be helpful.

    Never said the above would work. It's just my ideal bass. In reality it would probably look and sound like crap, but who knows.........
  9. Dee_01


    May 19, 2007
    Not really. Most of the sound is in the pickups.
  10. kevmc28


    Feb 28, 2008
    Somerset, NJ, USA
    Made in the USA
    Fender precision sound
    5 strings, string through the body
    Pre-57 tele headstock, if that's possible with 5
    Maple neck
    2 tone sunburst
    Highway One non gloss finish
    56 p-bass body, look, and bridge cover, ash
    black 3-ply pickguard
    active pickups - split coil for the neck, jazz pickup for the bridge
    all the lightweight hardware they use on the 2008 Precision V to avoid neck dive
    hard case with an amp inside it like Peavey used to for guitars, like the T-15 or T-60, can't remember
  11. dakpluto


    Oct 14, 2006
    Orlando, FL
    My ideal bass would have a winning lotto ticket on it.
  12. fullrangebass


    May 7, 2005
    My ideal bass is a reality for me: My Dingwall Prima.
  13. RIjake


    Nov 10, 2007
    New England
    21. The price tag of a Jay Turser!
  14. Human Bass

    Human Bass

    Aug 26, 2005

    But no way that a bass made of that ovankgol (sp?) and bubinga will sound the same to alder and maple...And if he thinks the P has already the ideal tone, why change the woods?
  15. ehque


    Jan 8, 2006
    sure it will. no one can really tell the difference, anyway.

    The OP forgot "Zon neck stability" :D
  16. Earwigger

    Earwigger I'm a Roland man now.

    Aug 23, 2005
    Cleveland, Ohio
    1.) 5-string, 35" scale
    2.) 5-piece laminate neck (mahogany/wenge/maple) with carbon support rods, deep set bolt on (6-bolt G&L style), truss rod access at heel with routed easy access slot and a standard hex truss rod, no wheels
    3.) 3+2 tuning screws with bar string tree over all 5 strings
    4.) Ash body, either F-bass-ish or like my G&L 2500
    5.) G&L 2000 series pickups with a Fender single-coil P at the base of the neck. G&L Preamp and switches with single coil mod, with separate vol/tone for the P, mixed in after the preamp for the other two pickups
    6.) Badass V bridge, strung through body
    7.) Grey/black (black hardware) or blue/deep purple (gold hardware) burst, no pickguard, white pickup covers
    8.) Strung with Ken Smith Balanaced Steels

    I don't think that bass is horribly out of my price range either

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