Share with us your falling out of love with your bass stories

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by MAJOR METAL, Jul 2, 2008.


    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Supporting Member

    Please feel free to use this thread to share your stories about falling out of love with your dearly loved used to be bass.
  2. J. Crawford

    J. Crawford Supporting Member

    Feb 15, 2008
    The wiring in my Silvertone, first bass, fried. It really sucked, seeing that I dont have that to show my kids when I get older. Now its hooked to my wall, holding my old concert tickets with its strings. Im still in love, but a depressed love... :crying:
  3. poomwah


    Jan 26, 2008
    I fell out of love with my peavey t-40 a couple months after I got it. Wanted one for well over a decade. Got one, and the love faded pretty quick
  4. steve21

    steve21 Inactive

    I just ain't a fretless guy.
  5. Rano Bass

    Rano Bass

    Sep 9, 2006
    Tijuana Mex.
    I always wanted a Warwick Thumb and when i got my 5 strings it was a love hate relationship, i loved the look but hated the feel and was very neck heavy.
  6. Just because they're gone doesn't mean I don't love them. However, their absents is like a hollow spot in my chest where my heart used to be. A mile wide crevice that no other bass can fill. I now only use other basses to try and fill this pain and I wind up hurting them in the process.

    You evil, evil man!!!
    Damn youoooooooooo!
  7. icantaffordawal


    May 28, 2008
    my first love was an arranged marriage with a firstact wal-mart bass

    wasn't really love... LOL
  8. theory028

    theory028 Really Loud Hamburger.

    Jul 4, 2007
    Cedar Falls, IA
    I used to really like my Ibanez GSR200, but then I got my P Bass and LTD. And then I played a Mexican Jazz. Ugh. It was hard to go back to the P bass. I still like all of my basses, but I really want a Jazz. I can't find my ideal Jazz. It'd be a Mexican Fender with the black block inlay on a maple neck. I essentially want the Geddy Lee bass, but for about half the price.

    It played so nicely!
  9. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    I'm just not a position in my life to be playing, don't have the time, nor the money to spare, so I'm selling everything I don't NEED
  10. Xyphere


    Aug 11, 2006
    Geddy Lee Jazz Bass.... neck. I'm probably going to replace it...
  11. Barfly


    Dec 27, 2000
    GTA, Canada
    Fender Jazz 24 - loved the look, hated the constant battle with the actives.

    Fender Jag - loved the look, hated the constant battle with the actives.

    Fender P, Inca Silver - loved the look and tone, HATED the neck

    Yamaha RBX 374 - loved the neck and playability, hated the constant battle with the actives.
  12. I used to love my Tobias Renegade. It has great tone and feel, but then another came along and took it's spot in my heart so now my love for the Tobias has faded. My new love is for my Valenti J5. My Renegade is almost out the door, as soon as someone buys it.:D
  13. mikeswals

    mikeswals Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2002
    Seattle / Tacoma
    I don't understand. How can an old bass wiring be "fried" to the point it can't be fixed (the old basses are elementary for wiring). High power currents do not run in those basses, they can't "fry". Simple broken wire probably.
  14. -Sam-


    Oct 5, 2005
    Sydney, Australia
    I'm slowly falling out of love with electric bass all together, these days I'd much rather play my tree...
  15. Fender Jazz 24 as well. I love the look and feel (love the neck), but I'm in a constant battle with fret buzz. To be fair, even my 08 standard jazz has some fret buzz. One the 24 though, it just seems to be a bit to much. I recently had the bass in the shop for a proper set up. I even had the strings changed to a lighter gauge (.45-.100). It helped quite a bit, but it can be better.

    Fender Jazz 24, It's a love-hate thing.

  16. RED5


    Jan 14, 2008
    Suffolk County,NY
    My 60's Hagstrom Baby blue. Painted red white and blue with a Gibson EB bridges PU in the middle position. We separated when the P came along in 1970. It was for the best, but I think of it often. On the side of comittment? I stil have every other bass I ever got, I suppose it's penance for letting that Hag go. Fred Dudek if you're out there? I'll take it your terms!
  17. jgsbass


    May 28, 2003
    Floral Park, NY
    When my Geddy Lee neck took a warping, I gave up on the bass after 18 months.
  18. spiritbass

    spiritbass Supporting Member

    Jun 9, 2004
    Ashland, MO
    If you love it that much, spend a little money on it & make it playable again. It the pickups are dead, they can be re-wound. If there's no output at all, it could be as simple as a broken ground connection at the output jack. There is a huge knowledge bass here at TB that you can tap into. But if you like your present emotional relationship with it, nevermind. :cool:

    I haven't fallen out of love with a certain bass in my arsenal, but it's ten-pound weight feels like much more these days. I'm going to have to let it go soon...
  19. Webtroll

    Webtroll Rolling for initiative

    Apr 23, 2006
    Austin, TX
    My Precision. It's beautiful, has low action, spectacular sound and plays like a dream. First time I played it with a strap I throught I was going to dislocate my shoulder. Either the bass is too heavy or at 45 I'm too old. :(
  20. Baird6869

    Baird6869 Supporting Member

    My story is ALWAYS the same....

    1. I buy a new (to me) bass and absolutely love it. I rave about it, say it is the last bass I am going to buy and how it will get all the gigs, rehearsals, etc.

    2. I see a new bass that looks intriguing and buy it. Now this is my favorite bass but the one I bought before will be a strong 2nd as I still love it.

    3. I take stock of my 8-12 basses and A/B all of them and realize that a couple of the basses I own (not the 2 I bought above) are still my favorites and start gigging them.

    4. I love the 2 basses I have owned for a while and sell a few others including one of the ones listed in points 1 or 2.

    5. Repeat.:crying::D

    Having said that, I haven't bought a new bass in about 6 months which is absolutely a new record for me. I think I am set for now, but you never know!;)

    The bottom line for me is I sell ANYTHING that isn't getting played as long as isn't something with sentimental value.