The bass you hardly play but love to look at..

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by FishDub, May 8, 2021.

  1. lowdownthump


    Jul 17, 2004
    This is the one I play once a week but not every day like I do my jazz basses.

  2. OogieWaWa


    Mar 17, 2013
    Oak Harbor, OH
    This has an extra piece of stainless cable that I don't have much use for since I found Hipshot double detuners. But it's sure prudy, methinks.
  3. Ricky Rioli

    Ricky Rioli

    Sep 29, 2020
    I bought a TRBX604FM very beautiful. I then bought a BB424, not so beautiful. I play the BB and admire the TRBX. 16205856840618057173155627470150-01.jpeg
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  4. FishDub

    FishDub Stuck in the 80s and happy about it Supporting Member

    Jun 12, 2011
    Charlotte, NC
    Wow just the opposite for me! My Fiesta red CV P gets most of the playing time:)
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  5. kreider204


    Nov 29, 2008
    IMG_20210416_112719088.jpg My fretted bass. I'm mostly playing upright and fretless these days, so she doesn't get out much. I hope to rectify that soon, at least with some home recording.
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  6. Doctor Intrepid

    Doctor Intrepid

    Dec 27, 2017
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  7. kerrycares

    kerrycares Supporting Member

    Jan 17, 2006
    Howell, Michigan
    Every 6 string bass I buy
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  8. MrLenny1


    Jan 17, 2009
    New England
    Nice Stambaugh P bass. IIRC it is on his gallery. I've had a Stambaugh for 10 years now.
  9. Barticus

    Barticus Supporting Member

    Sep 16, 2017
    Nice wood on that one… I have the black version of that one too, is yours a little neck heavy?

    It seems the light Ash body on mine makes the neck feel a little heavier.
  10. krfoss

    krfoss Supporting Member

    Nov 29, 2007
    Orange County, CA
    I'll be chastised for this, but I rarely play by Ric 4003w so I hung it on the wall at my office. It looks great, even though it just looks at me in judgement all day....

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  11. RSey716

    RSey716 Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 29, 2013
    Panhandle of Florida
    It is just a bit. Never really bothered me though.
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  12. Nightman

    Nightman If it ain't low, it's got to go! Supporting Member

    Jun 3, 2013
    Atlanta, GA
    I try to get around to playing all of my basses, but of late I’ve been just been letting these hang. But as soon as I get home I will play them.
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  13. Doner Designs

    Doner Designs Steve Doner Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 2, 2012
    Metro Chicago Area
    Doner Designs is an alias for Steve Doner
    All of mine fit that description
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  14. StevieMac


    Mar 17, 2005
    Vancouver, BC

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  15. When there's a Rickenbacker in the room or a picture of one I tend to stare at them, to me they're probably the most aesthetically beautiful basses and guitars ever built but I play them as much as I look at them, I also think Fender Precisions are very nice looking basses, I think they're prettier than Jazzes, EB-0's, EB-3's, T-Birds, EB-2's are all pretty basses. When I stare at a pretty bass it makes me want to play it. If I had a bass I didn't play whether pretty or not I would probably sell it and get one I did play. so I guess I just wasted a post. :laugh:
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  16. singlemalt

    singlemalt Supporting Member

    Dec 15, 2007
    White Salmon, WA
    I need to get a stand that hangs this one from the headstock. No putting it down in a regular stand. Or a hard case that it can lay flat on my shelf where basses in current number one, easy to grab, position live. Stays in the gig bag so I’m not even staring at it.
    These two rotate in more frequently.

    Whatever bass is laying in the easy to grab spot gets played, the rest are secured in gig bags or hard cases.

    I rotate them whenever the urge strikes.

    Lately the Peavey Cirrus has stayed in the favorite spot for months.

    Four basses seems like a lot at the moment, but I don’t feel any urge to downsize. They all give the warm and fuzzies.
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  17. Bob_Ross

    Bob_Ross Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 29, 2012
    This Lakland Skyline 55-02D was my main gigging bass ~7 years ago, but since around 2016 or so it's been relegated to sporadic the top of my head I can only think of three gigs I've used it on since then. But a few months ago, as I was shuffling various basses in & out of cases to free up a particular gig bag, I paused to think "Damn, that cherry sunburst on quilted maple is hawt!"

    So I hung it up on a wall hanger in my studio. I definitely do love to look at it. And since it's easily accessible on the wall, I do now pull it down from time to time to noodle on it.

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  18. T-Birds don't like those kind of stands, I use them anyway.

  19. I bought a 1967 Hofner for 50 bucks in 1969, of course it was hot and I found out where it came from (next town) and gave it back, I could have bought it several years later for 250 bucks though, still kicking myself. :laugh:
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  20. Joedog


    Jan 28, 2010
    Pensacola FL
    The only bass I ever built (from scratch, 25 years ago). It's still my favorite, best sounding, and playing bass. I love it and will never sell it. However these days I play 5 strings most often. I do break her out for a session every week or 2.
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