New round of "post your family pics"

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by drivenmore, Apr 2, 2004.

  1. Ok, here's my little family:

    (l to r, top) Jay Turser Beatle Bass, Jay Turser MM copy, J+D Bros. Jazz, Rogue Acoustic/Electric 5, Galveston 12-string, Spirit XT-25

    (l to r middle) Zon Sonus 5/1, Kona Walkingstick, Rick Turner Renaissance 4F, Kubicki Ex-Factor, Steinberger L-2, Fender Aerodyne

    front: '71 Fender Jazz, DP Custom 5

  2. lyle

    lyle Guest

    Jan 10, 2004
    Vernon, B.C. Canada
    heres my pitafull collection, well compared to yours. i like that you have a kubicki :D
  3. Adam Barkley

    Adam Barkley Mayday!

    Aug 26, 2003
    Jackson, MS
    Nice family, Drivenmore. It shows that the basses were chosen for specific sounds/applications instead of just to collect. Ok maybe some of it was collecting, right. :D
  4. Maybe I should've added "for those people who have NOT already shown their family".

    I think we can all agree that JT's family is the Kennedys of the bass world LOL
  5. Yep, you're right on the money. And the truth of the matter is, I tend to use the low-end gear more frequently for live performances cuz they play great, sound good, and if I should somehow lose one in the swampland of Louisiana, I won't spend that much time crying.

    Lyle - if I had 3K, I'd be jumping on one of those spalted top custom Kubickis. God I wish he could've figured out a way to make 'em 5 strings for a reasonable price: the Key Factors just don't do it for me. I gotta say if I had your Kubicki, that's all I would need in a 4-stringer.
  6. lyle

    lyle Guest

    Jan 10, 2004
    Vernon, B.C. Canada
    ya those spalted kubickis are art pieces, almost chose one of them instead of mine, but you know the story. ya this will be my main four banger for a long time. thanks
  7. b15fliptop

    b15fliptop Supporting Member

    Feb 17, 2004
    Cool collection! Very wide range of styles and price points. How's the Aerodyne? I've been curious about those, but haven't run into one yet.
  8. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Drunk with no pants?
  9. My........ermmmm..........collection :bag:

  10. I really like the Aerodyne, as the neck feels really comfortable to me and being able to roll between the P and J pickups makes it a great overall classic-to-alternative rock bass.

    The Walkingstick is a helluva lot of fun to play and gets a very boomy uprightesque tone. I use it when I back up a folk/ singer-songwriter. In addition to her originals, she covers a lot of McCartney-penned tunes, so that's when the Turser Beatle Bass chimes in.

    Now that I think of it, I actually use each bass for very specific purposes, and decidedly different projects. The Turser MM is my death metal bass, the J&D is my all-around bayou banger (the bass I take when jammin' with people on classic rock and whatnot), the Rogue Ac/El is my "song learning bass", the 12-stringer is my "power trio orchestrator", the Spirit is my "Casino cover band jack of all trades", the Zon is my prog-rocker, the Turner for acoustic shows, the Kubicki for funk, and the DP Custom for Dixie Dregs/Eric Johnson/Satriani/Vai type rock fusion.

    The '71 Jazz and L-2 tend to stay at home for recording.

    I realize it's possible to have just a couple of really versatile basses that would fit the bill and more, but it's just more fun this way :)
  11. si_mon13


    Sep 1, 2003
    i really dig that babyblue jazz.
  12. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member Administrator

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    lol i hope not. i'd rather not have my basses become assassinated. :eek: :hyper:

    nice collection btw
  13. MikeBass

    MikeBass Supporting Member

    Nov 4, 2003
    Ferndale MI.
    Artist: Xotic Basses/AccuGroove
    Well, here they are.
    The only problem is the old ass Guild Pilot 4 is gone (sold) and the Curbow 5 is going (wanna buy it?!?!)

    So from the left:
    72 Jazz (FAR from stock!)
    Fender Victor Bailey sig Jazz (these basses are sweet as hell)
    Sadowsky 5 (what more do I have to's a Sadowsky!)
    Warwick Thumb N/T fretless 5
    Curbow Retro Petite II Active 5 (wins for longest name)
    86 Guild Pilot Bass (buh-by!)

    On the way: Sadowsky Metro 5

    Again, how the hell do you guys get the larger pictures in your posts??
  14. let's see if this works...
    if it does, then here's the explination. the sucker on the left would be the grandpa of the family. my first bass. the pretty lil girl on the right would be the slutty cousin. and the guy in the middle is the red headed step child. uncle jimbo (5 string fretless steinberger) is out at the bar getting ripped.
  15. man, that's kind of a crappy picture.
  16. Here we go again :)

    Back of the couch...MIM Fender P which i sold a couple months ago.
    L to R in front are: Steve Harris sig P-bass, MIA P-bass in Sunset Orange Transparent, Rickenbacker 4003 in Fireglo, and my MIA Hot-Rod P-bass.

    Im workin on adding a fretless RIC soon. :)