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Silly I know...but you win the Powerball lottery...what are the first 10 basses you buy? :)

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by BrentSimons, Apr 22, 2015.

  1. Hey Guys,
    I know, silly silly and no I haven't won the lottery but boy i think I should! :) What would be the first 10 basses you would buy if you had just won the lottery? After you hired an accountant and lawyer of course like a responsible person. And given some to your parents! ;)
    Mine would be
    1) Wal Mach 1- Black with gold hardware
    2) Wal Mach 2- Translucent dark blue with chrome hardware
    3) Spector NS-2- Black of course! See through maybe.
    4) Fender 1971 Jazz -Birth year bass, red or black would be nice
    5) Musicman Bongo 4 HS Rosewood neck. Blue I think?
    6) Warwick Thumb 4 neck through
    7) Rickenbacker 4003 Midnight Blue
    8) Rickenbacker 4003S Jetglo
    9) Fender Geddy Lee Custom Shop Jazz-Ah why not? It's only money right? ;)
    10) Status S2 Classic Headless Dark Red.

    And Utes?
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  2. ScarfFace

    ScarfFace Supporting Member

    Aug 23, 2014
    La Crosse WI
    In no particular order-
    1. 1963 P Bass in any color but 3TSB (I have enough sunburst basses)
    2. Rickenbacker 4003s in Mapleglo
    3. Musicman Reflex 5 HSS in white
    4. Adam Clayton Gold Sparkle P Bass
    5. Pino Signature P
    6. Jerry Jones Longhorn
    7. Musicman Stingray in Gold sparkle
    8. Gibson RD Artist
    9. Wal- anything, I don't know anything about them, but if money doesn't matter, I'll just buy the first one I see.
    10. Kala U Bass
  3. Baird6869

    Baird6869 RIP Gord Downey. A True Canadian Icon.

    I am set for great basses to play, so investment/decorations only for me.

    A few 1962 Jazz basses
    A few early 50's PBasses
    A few rockstar owned basses.

    Turn my man cave (In my new mansion of course) into a high end Hard Rock Cafe! :bassist:
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  4. scourgeofgod


    Aug 17, 2006
    Honestly, if I won the lottery I would get into building my own instruments. I'd like a Dingwall Super P or J though, perhaps a Wal and maybe a Zon too.
    Last edited: Apr 22, 2015
  5. pacojas

    pacojas "FYYA BUN"

    Oct 11, 2009
    i would buy several vintage Fenders, then,..
    Headless Roscoe Standard
    Fodera Monarch
    Warwick Custom
    Last edited: Apr 22, 2015
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  6. Muddslide


    Feb 23, 2007
    Mobile, Alabama
    Ah, the mythical, proverbial lottery win. Well, somebody has to win I guess, right?

    I have to say, and I don't want to sound like a jerk or like I'm trying to sound superior to anyone else or anything, but for me personally, even if I had hundreds of millions of dollars, I still don't think I'd care to own more than 4-5 basses.

    I'd probably get myself a nice Telecaster guitar, a nice acoustic guitar, an assortment of pedals and some nice amplification equipment.

    As for basses specifically, I'd grab a couple of nice P basses...probably have them setup with identical strings, electronics, etc. so one could be a backup without having to change a lot of EQ or amp settings.

    Maybe an additional fretless P.

    Some kind of hollowbody or semi-hollow to string with flats...

    And I'd certainly have a nice Ric if $ were no object.

    Aside from those, the only things I tend to GAS for are older models that are out of production.

    I like old Ibanez Blazers and Roadstars, old Ovation Magnums (the non-active ones), the Guild B-301...

    But I'd like to think that if I became filthy rich, I'd buy a decent, relatively modest home in an area I love, a good, dependable car or two, and sure--have a few toys (i.e. musical instruments/gear)...and spend most of the rest of that $ traveling and helping other people.

    I don't need or want a lot of "things." I want experiences and interactions with good, interesting human beings.
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  7. I already have two P Basses........what do i need any more for???? :eyebrow:
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  8. gwangi

    gwangi Supporting Member

    Jul 4, 2009
    Forbidden Valley
    1. Another Zon Legacy Elite VI
    2. Wal 5 string
    3. Zon Legacy Elite 519
    4. Alembic Series 1 5 string
    5. Fodera Emperor 6 string
    6. Pedulla MVP 6 string
    7. Dingwall Lee Sklar 5 string
    8. Status Streamline 5 string
    9. Vintage Fender Precision bass
    10. Vintage Fender Jazz bass
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  9. Fleebag

    Fleebag Quacker!

    Sep 7, 2013
    Illinois USA
    since were being silly, 10 p basses in 10 colors :wacky:
  10. Joce


    Jul 20, 2005
    1. early 60's Fender Precision (yes, sunburst & tort pickguard)
    2. an Alembic (Omega Heart cutout, exotic woods, etc. a looker, if you catch my drift)
    3. a nice Double Bass (no laminated wood!)
    4. have an MTD built
    5. have a Roscoe built
    6. G&L LB-100, current GAS could be replaced by a nice semi-acoustic
    7. have a Warwick Streamer or Thumb built
    8. late 70's Stingray
    9. have a Sadowsky NYC built (pretty standard-y Jazz Bass-y spec wise, I guess)
    10. early 60's Fender Jazz, 'cause John Paul Jones
  11. nerkoids


    Jan 3, 2014
    1. Paul McCartney's 1966 Jazz bass. Not like he's really using it that much. Or another one like it.
    2. Have a chat with the folks at Ibanez and get them to make lefty Talman basses. In the same number of colours.
    3. Invest in Puresalem guitars to get them to make basses. Then buy one of each.
    4. Buy enough material to build a dozen lefty basses. Make them for all my friends.
    5. Get a few Aerodyne basses. Lefty of course.
    6. Buy a Ric 4001 and a Ric 4003 lefty bass.
    7. Buy a boatload of flatwound strings from every available make.
    8. Sugar coma.
  12. JimB52

    JimB52 User Supporting Member

    May 24, 2007
    East Coast
    I would buy the 10 cleanest 1951 Precisions I could find and mod them. Mudbuckers, Jazz PUs, active electronics, rattlecan refinish, badass bridge, some stickers. maybe hammer in a zero fret. Take pictures of every stage. Then post the results on TB.

    Last edited: Apr 23, 2015
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  13. Whoops I forgot about Zons. Okay how about 11 basses? ;)
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  14. scourgeofgod


    Aug 17, 2006
    You should relic them as well
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  15. fhm555

    fhm555 So FOS my eyes are brown Supporting Member

    Feb 16, 2011
    If I won the power-ball, I'd beeline for the keys as soon as I pocketed the cash and find me a spot on Marathon. After getting all that sorted, including a couple boats, I might think about a bass. I'd prolly just keep the basses I've got though and snag up some seriously high end amps.
  16. Zooberwerx

    Zooberwerx Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2002
    Virginia Beach, VA
    Basses I've got....my life path goal is to die in a strange woman's bed and this has a better chance of being realized with a gazillion bucks in my pocket.

    Okay...a really nice headless, too.

  17. GIBrat51

    GIBrat51 Innocent as the day is long Supporting Member

    Mar 5, 2013
    Lost Wages, Nevada
    I already have every bass I want, except for a long-scale hollowbody, and a Flying-V (and I'm a lefty). I'd get those 2 (probably have to be custom builds) and then I'd be done.:)
  18. ZorgRift

    ZorgRift Guest

    Jul 4, 2014
    hamilton, ontario
    ... a really nice headless woman's bed? :eek:
  19. bolophonic


    Dec 10, 2009
    Durham, NC
    I would buy the first 10 Precision necks that I liked in the classifieds. Then I would get the 10 pickups that struck my fancy, then bodies, and so on... None of them would have to be expensive
  20. Ross McLochness

    Ross McLochness Living Room Bassist Extraordinaire

    Aug 20, 2013
    Eden Prairie, MN
    1. 1960 Fender Stacked Knob Jazz
    2. 1951 Fender P
    3. 1954 Fender P (2-Tone Sunburst)
    4. 1957 Fender P (Custom Color)
    5. Alembic JPJ (the one he used on Presence)
    6. Alembic Dragon Wing
    7. Hello Kitty Bass
    8. CLF Era Stingray
    9. BC Rich Rich Bich Double Neck
    10. Fender Bass VI (except that it can't be played, looked at or pointed at)
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