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Okay, let's be honest, is there a bass that you always have lusted after?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Blazer, Sep 25, 2020.


  1. Blazer

    Blazer

    Nov 27, 2003
    The Netherlands
    Rogue luthier employed at Knooren Handcrafted bass guitars
    In my own case, that would be one of THESE!
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    WAL basses are rare beasts in my country (and in General) and they command premium prices. But so many heroes of mine played them and having worked on a couple, I really began to appreciate what they do and how they do it.

    To be honest, I'm not a fan of the modern day WAL basses, the shape is rubbing me the wrong way.
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    Nah not my thing.

    So yeah, a Mk.1 WAL bass is that bass I still lust after
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  2. Resonance129

    Resonance129

    Feb 15, 2011
    Purgatory
    You, me, and a whole lot of other people in this camp lol.
    I've lusted over the MK1 for a long time, now. And will probably continue to do just that, and only that lol.
     
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  3. Blazer

    Blazer

    Nov 27, 2003
    The Netherlands
    Rogue luthier employed at Knooren Handcrafted bass guitars
    Yeah, I just went through their website. The prices are insane...
     
  4. Resonance129

    Resonance129

    Feb 15, 2011
    Purgatory
    I've never touched one before, but from what I hear and have read, they're worth the cost and the wait. Definitely a "grail bass".
     
  5. PWRL

    PWRL

    Sep 15, 2006
    Coolsville
    I wanted a Rick 4005 for many years. After watching the price go up, up and away, guess I'll skip that one.
     
  6. Blazer

    Blazer

    Nov 27, 2003
    The Netherlands
    Rogue luthier employed at Knooren Handcrafted bass guitars
    I have also lusted after a Rickenbacker 4001 since those are such beautiful designs but having played them in stores, I also found out that they are uncomfortable to play.
     
  7. Maton jb4 fretted and fretless. Which I now own both.
    Kramer aluminium neck.
    Still looking for that one.
     
  8. PWRL

    PWRL

    Sep 15, 2006
    Coolsville
    They're definitely not for everybody. I had a 77 4001 that I miss. I'd love to get another, but for what a good example goes for used, I've seen recent used Sadowskys in the same range.
     
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  9. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2000
    New York City
    Endorsing artist: Musicman basses
    I think I might have a custom Dingwall in my future.

    I played an Afterburner II once many years ago and my brain almost exploded :) . There was no way I could afford it back then, and I've since stopped playing long scales. I could imagine myself however one day petitioning them to build me a short scale. No clue if they'd accept, but if so...

    Yeah. That.
     
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  10. BAG

    BAG

    May 5, 2014
    New Zealand
    This! Ever since I had the opportunity to play it I've wanted one....... but at well over $10,000 it will remain a dream.

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  11. John Childs

    John Childs

    Oct 10, 2018
    T-40
     
  12. OptimalOptimus

    OptimalOptimus

    Jan 4, 2019
    Canada
    Yes I bought it and it wasn’t very nice... I prefer to play another brand
     
  13. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    Colorado
    Pedulla Buzz 5 fretless

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  14. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    Colorado
    a 5 string version of this

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  15. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    Colorado
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  16. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    Colorado
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  17. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    Colorado
    I want this 12 string bass ... 6 string with octaves

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  18. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    Colorado
    Godlyke 10 string bass

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    mjm666, Kenny235, Rafar and 4 others like this.
  19. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    Colorado
    I used to own one of these

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  20. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    Colorado
    a wal 5 string bass

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