Post a picture of the first instrument you ever owned.

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by BusyFingers, May 20, 2017.

  1. BusyFingers


    Nov 26, 2016
    I started as a guitarist when I was kid, and back in the early 80's scraped up money doing a paper route to buy a Kay Vanguard solidbody electric with a matching amp. It played terrible, sounded worse, but it was an electric and the price was right for my budget: $50 bucks for the combo from a local "Want-Ad" weekly classified publication.

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  2. M.R. Ogle

    M.R. Ogle Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 5, 2004
    Mount Vernon, Illinois
    Backstage Guitar Lab owner
    Cave Painting.jpg Sorry, they didn't have cameras back then.
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  3. BusyFingers


    Nov 26, 2016
    I found a picture of the original amp, too:

  4. BusyFingers


    Nov 26, 2016
  5. Spidey2112


    Aug 3, 2016
    Even if they did, I would take the pic of my first (Fender P knockoff) and throw darts at it until the cows came home... to this day, I'm not even sure what finally happened to it...

    ... and yet, I still feel proud of the effort I put forth that summer, earning enough to buy it myself...
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  6. Bodeanly


    Mar 20, 2015
  7. Oddly


    Jan 17, 2014
    Dublin, Ireland.
    1982. Kay Precision copy. Taken the day before my first gig - Secondary School graduation concert.
    Served me well for maybe 2 years after that...
  8. Jason Harris

    Jason Harris

    Jan 17, 2017
    My most recent instrument an Premium Ibanez 1605e bought for 2,200 AUD, other then that though probaly my Schecter Johnny Christ Signature, Schecter bought when 14 Ibanez bought when 16!
    ibanez-btb1605-btb-premium-5-string-xl.jpg johnny-christ-artist-model-tilt.png
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  9. Jason Harris

    Jason Harris

    Jan 17, 2017
    Woops! I thought it said first best instrument, hahah my actual first instrument is a homemade P Bass made from American fender parts with a Seymore Duncan Pickup. Made it with my dad who's a well known bassist in the area, just a regular looking P bass black with a white pickguard
  10. NealBass

    NealBass Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2014
  11. Teisco del Rey teisco-jazz-bass-copy-xl.jpg around 1971
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  12. Bassist Jay

    Bassist Jay

    Dec 28, 2009
    Sterling, CO.
    Endorsed by K.B. Guitars, Nordstrand Audio Pickups, Von York Strings and Gallien-Krueger Amps.
    My first bass was a Cort X model that looked like this one.

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  13. Kmonk


    Oct 18, 2012
    South Shore, Massachusetts
    Endorsing Artist: Fender, Spector, Ampeg, Curt Mangan, Nordstrand Pickups, Korg , Conquest Sound
    My second Christmas. I was 1 1/2 years old.
    Christmas 1961.JPG
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  15. Bogster


    Oct 13, 2002
    Orange Park, FL
    Cortez pbass. $60 back in the 80's.
  16. No picture,but it was a ukulele for grade 4 or 5 music class. I was just starting to get the hang of it when the class ended :wacky:.
  17. gebass6

    gebass6 We're not all trying to play the same music. Supporting Member

    37 years ago.
    My first bass was a 1979 Pre-EBMM Sabre in "walnut"with a a fretted maple fretboard.
    This is not it.
    But it's close. EBMM.jpg
    Last edited: May 21, 2017
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  18. Garret Graves

    Garret Graves website- Gold Supporting Member

    May 20, 2010
    Arcadia, Ca
    IMG_3469.jpg 1988, Peavey Foundation- a great bass, wish I still had it!
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    I was six. my mum bought it for me, little did she realize what terrible noises a six year old could make with a cheap harmonica.
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