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Rediscovery

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Wademeister63, Jun 13, 2005.


  1. Wademeister63

    Wademeister63

    Aug 30, 2004
    Denton Tx
    I got a brand new G&L Tribute L-2500 recently and have really been enjoying it. I liked it with the SIT strings that came with it, and I like it even better with the nylon La Bella's and haven't played my other basses much at all since getting the new "baby".
    Last night at rehersal I picked up my nasty old SB-2 with the TI Flats on it and just went OOOH BABY!! Wow that thing sounds good. So good it made me wonder why I ever bought or even thought about buying another bass! I'm sure that feeling won't last though and I'll mess around with more basses as time goes on, but I was really blown away by my own old bass.

    Probably happens to everybody, so let's hear about it. What bass have you rediscovered? How much better was your old bass than what you remembered?


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  2. lpdeluxe

    lpdeluxe Still rockin' Supporting Member

    Nov 22, 2004
    Deep E Texas
    After playing my Carvin LB20 for 5 years, I was reunited with my old Global JB copy, with a maple fingerboard and a custom vee neck. I had forgotten what it was like to play a bass that fitted my hand! Sure, it's an old beater, with worn spots all over the finish and a cheap bent-metal bridge, but boy howdy! I stopped playing the Carvin for several months. Now I'm back to trading off between the 3 basses (I also have an Ibanez ABG 5-string) but that old Global sucks me right into it, every time. :hyper:
     
  3. Brendan

    Brendan

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    My Ibanez GSR200. It's been hacked up (pickups, electronics, bridge, strung BEAD), gigged, dropped, has sweat in probably ever pore of the neck, in need of a new nut, but every time I sit down with it, I keep promising myself to finish fixing it up (new p/g and nut). It feel like home every time I play. Not bad for a 7 year old starter bass.
     
  4. sotua

    sotua

    Sep 20, 2004
    US Northeast
    The onset of winter had my main fretted (washburn t25) out of whack, and I wanted to pluck away a few minutes and wasn't in the mood for doing the setup, so I unpacked my boxed MIJ DIY-fretless out of the closet...

    Damn, it feels SOO GOOD and the sound... oh man, that tone, I found myself instantly hating every one of my other basses. This bass is ugly as a wart, but damn, it sounds like you dream a bass sounds. Plus, after playing the T25, the thin, 4-string neck feels almost like a toy, and it's too easy to play!
     
  5. My Alembic EVH-4 returned home last Friday after I had put it up for sale in a specialised shop (consignment deal) for a few months after the purchase of my Benavente. The reason for selling it were purely financial. Luckily I decided not to sell before it was too late... :)