Post Your Well-Rounded Stable of Basses?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Just Thumpin', Jan 6, 2009.

  1. Just Thumpin'

    Just Thumpin' Commercial User

    Mar 7, 2008
    NE United States
    Manager and Partner, Fodera Guitars (10/14/09 - 12/16/19)
    Many of us have several basses that we use at different times, for different reasons -- a so-called, "well-rounded stable."

    So for my sound, playing style and taste I have, without completely consciously doing so, ended up with the following as my well-rounded stable:

    1964 Fender Jazz Bass (original)
    Fodera 4-string Monarch Deluxe (Walnut body / Ebony board)
    Fodera 4-string Monarch Deluxe (Mahogany Body / Kingwood Board)
    Sadowsky NYC 4-string (Ash Body / Maple Board)
    MTD 534-24 (Ash Body / Rose of the Mountain Board)
    Rob Allen MB-2 fretless 4-string (should arrive by month's end)
  2. Vinci, Epiphone, Harmony, Peavey, Squier, Yamaha. Pedal board; Fender distortion pedal, Digitech processor, Boss bass chorus, Danelectro overdrive, room for a wah and who knows.
  3. cnltb


    May 28, 2005
    What's that epiphone head I see there???
  4. petch

    petch Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 25, 2001
    Medina, Ohio
    Lakland Skyline Duck Dunn, Fender American Deluxe Jazz w/AudereJZ5D preamp, EBMM Sterling, Reverend Rumblefish. Missing: Peavey USA Millennium 5. :)

  5. Thats my Les Paul Special II.
  6. Way Off Bass

    Way Off Bass Guest

    Jul 30, 2008
    Boone, NC
    EZ Music Co.
    Squire Precision4, roundwounds and a SDQP, for thumping
    Squire Jazz4, rounds, for general use
    New York Pro "Spector lawsuit" HH, warwick black labels, for slapping
    Brice hxb6 6-string 35" scale, labella flats, for making pretty sounds
  7. coreyfyfe

    coreyfyfe Supporting Member

    Nov 19, 2007
    boston, ma
    The head is a valve junior.
  8. fullrangebass


    May 7, 2005
    Here is a part of the stable but it's 6 months old

    I'll try to update soon

  9. coreyfyfe

    coreyfyfe Supporting Member

    Nov 19, 2007
    boston, ma
    Most of mine: 78 fender jazz and fretless precision, 72RI tele thinline, pedulla thunderbolt w/big singles, EBMM sterling 5, first act sheena cc240, fender dg20ce acoustic. Not in this picture are my 78 gibson G3 or my pedal board. The G3 has really been my go-to bass for a while, very unique tone on that one.

  10. Stupid me, I thought he was referring to the head on the guitar DUH!!!!! I had the 64 Harmony stack but the head was toast and I thought the Valve Jr kinda fit the era of the cab. It sounds great with the overdrive going.
  11. cnltb


    May 28, 2005
  12. coreyfyfe

    coreyfyfe Supporting Member

    Nov 19, 2007
    boston, ma
    My drummer has one for recording, we were playing around with it using a bunch of different cabs one day and I ended up playing it through a 70's ampeg fridge. Those little heads can get pretty roaring through the right cab.
  13. Fealach

    Fealach Guest

    Apr 23, 2003
    Gone to a better place
    I don't have a picture of all of them together, so a list will have to do. If it's not obvious, I'll add the bass' role - what makes this a "well rounded stable" and not just "too many basses" though there is that too.

    Tobias Basic (the ultimate "Jazz bass" IMO)

    Alembic Exploiter (sharp, twangy, aggressive, but also does a good boomy mudmaker impression)

    Mouradian CS-74 (can do a decent Ric or Precision impression, awesome with a pick)

    Ristola fretless

    Ristola 5 string

    BC Rich Bich 8 string

    Gibson Explorer 12 string

    Carruthers electric upright

    Ergo 8 string electric upright

    There is some overlap, and in a pinch I can play my regular tunes on any of the bass guitars (and some on the Carruthers) but in general each one does something the others can't. I do have a couple cheapies that can be backup or get taken to places I'm not comfortable bringing the nice ones.
  14. Basdyret

    Basdyret A repatriated Dane

    Aug 6, 2007
    Billund, Denmark
    Didn't you have FIVE Foderas something like a month ago...? Or am I confusing you with somebody else on here? :meh:
    If I'm not, what happened to the rest of them, then?

    To topic, I've always gone with the "well-rounded stable"-principle, and mine is:

    1969 Fender Jazz (original)
    1963 Fender Precision (original)
    Fodera 4-string Monarch Deluxe (Mahogany body / Kingwood board / Pope preamp / EMGs)
    Ritter Platinum Roya Concept (One piece Mahogany / Purple Kingwood board / custom RMC piezo)
    Ritter Roya 5-string (Purpleheart body / Birds eye maple top / Purple Kingwood board / Ritter Triplebuckers)

    The last one will be here in February !! :bassist:
  15. Webtroll

    Webtroll Rolling for initiative

    Apr 23, 2006
    Austin, TX
    SX P5 w/SD MM-D in the bridge
    Hohner 5 string (Steinberger copy)
    Squier P Special with DiMarzio X2N-7 in the bridge (TB classifieds)
    Squier J with EMC PUs, Warmoth wenge/wenge neck, ultralights
    Yamaha Attitude 5 Std (TB classifieds again)
    Ergo EUB 5 string modded for string tension (mahogany)
    Fender Precision Special '81 CAR
    Warwick LX5 fretless (maple neck)
    Warwick LX5 fretted (flame maple body, wenge neck)
    5 string under construction based on Peavey/Modulus graphite neck (Bromberg)
  16. Not sure if I call that 'well rounded':cool:
  17. rayzak


    Jan 13, 2001
    Louisville, KY
    Sadowsky MV4
    Ric 4001
    MM Stingray 4
  18. fullrangebass


    May 7, 2005
    Mr Ken you are absolutely right. My other x-number of Dingwalls are absent from the picture ;)

    Plus my other Foderas, Ritter, Ken Lawrence (and several other basses) could not fit in the frame :bag::bag::bag:

    Truth is that the bunch covers any tone needed, from dub and vintage and honky to modern, growly and high-fi :cool:
  19. You lie!!! Boutique basses can only sound hi-fi, zingy, and sterile! :p
  20. savit260


    Mar 6, 2006
    With the exeption of Hi-fi, and modern, you should be able to do all that with one P bass. ;) :bag:

    Nice looking collection though. :) Very pretty.