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One bass... for the rest OF YOUR LIFE!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by bassanddrums, May 16, 2011.

  1. bassanddrums


    Nov 28, 2008
    You spent the cash you've been saving from the last few gigs you've played at to treat yourself to cruise. Unfortunately, disaster strikes, and your cruise ship has hit an extremely sturdy goldfish and sprung a leak.

    After waking up on an island and exhausting all lifelines to get help, you've resigned to a life among the palm trees and monkeys. Luckily, a bass has washed up on shore with you (in perfect working order) and you decide to use it to the best of your ability. Fashioning an amp out of coconuts and creating electricity from making a monkey ride a bike while being goaded by a banana on a string, you fix yourself a nifty little stage and train the other monkeys to perform with you.

    Being a character of many musical tastes, you have several monkey bands going on this island. One is a classic rock band, one is amazingly mellow, and one is a mathcore group that blends screaming, yodeling, and the occasional Bach shuffle.

    What bass would allow you to have the right sound and feel for all these endeavors? Don't say P-bass! I completely understand its utility, but there must be other instruments out there that could function in just as many realms.

    Have fun!
  2. BioDriver

    BioDriver A Cinderella story

    Aug 29, 2008
    Austin, TX
    P bass :bag:
  3. same here . . .
  4. ugly_bassplayer

    ugly_bassplayer Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2009
    I think bass would be the last thing on my mind. Sorry to spoil your thread. But just for fun, any jazz bass would be fine.


    Dec 29, 2009
    Don't say P bass? ***? That's the only bass I play!
  6. bassanddrums


    Nov 28, 2008
    Y'all are no fun.
  7. seungkoo

    seungkoo Banned

    Nov 20, 2003
  8. theduke1

    theduke1 Supporting Member

    Dec 22, 2010
    Manitowoc WI
    G&L 2500 with the kmod pickups
  9. A 6 string one.

    With really thin strings.

  10. faulknersj

    faulknersj Supporting Member

    Apr 4, 2008
    Scottsdale Az
    An Active Jazz Bass, The new Fender Am. Std. Jazz bases are very versatile (passive active switch) and could cop about any tone imaginable...including a P-Bass tone. I could also see a MM Sterling or Stingray pulling this off. I'm sure that there are many other types that could accomplish this feat in the hands of the right player. I agree that a P-bass would be last on my list for this particular task as it is not nearly as versatile.
  11. jmattbassplaya

    jmattbassplaya Looking for a gig around East Islip, NY!

    Jan 13, 2008

    A '54 P bass will be more than enough for me. I have a '51 that I absolutely love in every regards besides its slab body.
  12. Mushroo

    Mushroo Supporting Member

    Apr 2, 2007
    Massachusetts, USA
    Definitely P-bass. :)
  13. Warwick Infinity SN 5. I sold this bass because I just didn't need something that high end, but it's the finest instrument I've played.
  14. bassanddrums


    Nov 28, 2008
    Googled, drooled on keyboard, approved. I agree on the price tag though, Warwicks hit your wallet pretty dern hard.
  15. ianrck


    Apr 26, 2011
    A '74-'75 Jazz Bass
  16. Haha, good thing I can own more than one :D.
  17. No you can't.
  18. nato101010


    Dec 12, 2009
    Warwick $$ for me!
  19. JimB52

    JimB52 User Supporting Member

    May 24, 2007
    East Coast
    I was going to say a '65 Jazz bass in LPB, but then I remembered the humidity issues on tropical islands, so switched my choice to the more stable blond '57 P.

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