Name the ONE 'collector bass' you really wish you had...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by drumsnbass, Apr 15, 2014.

  1. drumsnbass

    drumsnbass Bassic User Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 2004
    Seattle WA area
    and why.

    I don't know jack about the collectors bass market and hoping I learn a little something here!
  2. adamsmatthewj


    May 4, 2013
    Wow, wide ranging topic! Cool idea.

    I guess I'd go with a Shell Pink stack-knob Jazz bass.

    Cause I find the shell pink to be beautiful, I love the stack knob design because of the flexibility, and I personally feel like it's probably Leo Fender's best work. Man, do I look up to that dude.
  3. msb


    Jul 3, 2002
    Halifax,N,S. Canada
    51 Pbass . Just because ...
  4. CTC564

    CTC564 Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 7, 2011
    Toms River,NJ
    I know nothing about vintage basses but I think it'd be fun to have a 1964 Rick or Jazz...just because that's the year I was born
  5. ZombiCrow


    Jun 15, 2006
    Davenport, IA
    Original Gibson RD Artist with Moog electronics... Dreamy.
  6. eban3

    eban3 Supporting Member

    Apr 29, 2007
    Palm Bay FL
    Rickenbacker 4005
  7. ilovenofrets


    Dec 25, 2010
    A Brooklyn-era Spector would be sweet.
  8. ERIC31


    Jul 1, 2002
    Maricopa, AZ
    Geddy Lee's Steinberger bass from the Grace Under Pressure era. I really liked his live sound with that bass and it reminds me of a great time in my life. :)
  9. Splods


    Oct 7, 2012
    Adelaide, SA

    This baby right here.
  10. CTC564

    CTC564 Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 7, 2011
    Toms River,NJ

    Yeah...that's crazy, stoopid nice!!!
  11. Leo Smith

    Leo Smith

    Oct 21, 2009
    Brooklyn, NY
    Jamerson's Precision Bass.
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  12. bluesdogblues


    Nov 13, 2007



    and this..


    (Not ONE, sorry.. :D )
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  13. Roscoe East

    Roscoe East

    Aug 22, 2011
    early 60s Fender Precision with the one-piece maple neck. I have no idea how "collectible" those are, but it fits a P Bass-sized hole in my personal collection.
  14. jj4001


    Dec 27, 2010
    Providence, RI
    Acoustic Black Widow.
  15. FFTT


    Mar 15, 2009
    I've got the '64 Jazz, so it would be kinda cool to find a sweet '62 Precision to go with it.
  16. Amara

    Amara Fumble-Fingered Beginner

    Jan 13, 2014
    Rickenbacker 4001CS, because Chris has been my hero forever. Or a 4004LK, because it's gorgeous. Or an Earthwood.
  17. 96tbird

    96tbird PLEASE STAND BY Supporting Member

    My 62 jazz but minus the poopiee refinish those bushmen did to it. It's getting A PROPER SB refin right now. Should be done by this weekend. Here's the neck ready. Luthier saved the front face of the head, all factory pencil marks including the date, 10/62 in pencil, and the original paint in the pocket. ImageUploadedByTalkBass1397619236.468773. ImageUploadedByTalkBass1397619252.158913.
  18. 96tbird

    96tbird PLEASE STAND BY Supporting Member

    Crap refin. ImageUploadedByTalkBass1397619691.851020.
  19. Lee Moses

    Lee Moses

    Apr 2, 2013
    Yeah, I'd have to go with Jaco's Bass of Doom. There are other basses I'd rather have for playing purposes, but just for having . . . that would be the one.
  20. Arthur U. Poon

    Arthur U. Poon

    Jan 30, 2004
    SLC, Utah -USA-
    Endorsing Artist: Mike Lull Custom Basses
    Beat me to it with Jamerson's Funk Machine & Jaco's Bass of Doom!

    Then I'd add John Wetton's P-Bass and John Paul Jones' Jazz Bass.

    I couldn't limit myself to just one, either!