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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by 4sight, Jul 11, 2018.


  1. Mine is a dented, battered Yamaha RBX 250 in black (pics when I get back home tomorrow). It was my 17th birthday present from my parents back in the late 90s, so nostalgia plays a part, but it's light (and a dent magnet, so maybe basswood?) and really nails the P bass sound. My introduction to bass playing. Plus its monetary worth is almost nothing, so wouldn't be worth selling anyway ;)

    It's currently in need of some TLC, its action is a mile high and it's got a missing tone knob.

    Do you have a true keeper?

    Edit: Finally some pics, sorry for the quality:
    FJIMG_20180713_181554. FJIMG_20180713_181607. FJIMG_20180713_181721.
     
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  2. FunkBear

    FunkBear

    Jan 2, 2009
    Spent years playing on basses ranging from $100-600. Tax break was bigger than expected one year and I sprung for a higher quality piece. Ordered a Lakland Skyline 55-01 and couldn't be happier. I still feel like I got an instrument worth twice what I paid. Only bass I've bought since then was a Geddy Jazz, and even that was more for the novelty (been wanting one for a long time). I doubt I will ever get rid of my 55-01.
     
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  3. UNICORN BASS

    UNICORN BASS

    Feb 10, 2016
    Michigan USA
    98 MIK Squier Jazz with MEC active PUP's and passive VVT.
     

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  4. hasbeen

    hasbeen Commercial User

    Sep 23, 2004
    Vice President, KMC Music. Warwick U.S. distribution, Ampeg distribution
    Mike Lull J bass Mike Lull.
     
  5. patzilla83

    patzilla83 Supporting Member

    Oct 5, 2004
    Pflugerville, TX
    1975 Fender P-bass. It would take a lot of work to get it back in playing condition (needs a fret job at least, probably more) but it's not going anywhere.
     
  6. mongo2

    mongo2

    Feb 17, 2008
    Da Shaw
    A Silvertone Model 1444, specifically the one I recently resurrected after buying it defretted and in pieces at a yard sale for $10 (IIRC) about 40 years ago.
     
  7. Bass Man Dan

    Bass Man Dan Endorsing Artist: Ned Flanders' Bass-a-Reeno Supporting Member

    Oct 20, 2017
    Cincinnati
    My 1986 Stingray. My dad bought it for me, so there's that. Second factor is the finish is chipped, clearcoat is cracked throughout, so resale value is not good on it anyway. But it plays great and sounds great, I've had it for over 20 years and I don't think I've ever had to adjust the truss rod.
     
  8. foal30

    foal30

    Dec 3, 2007
    New Zealand
    Steinberger L2

    I can't see it being replaceable, there wasn't enough of them made.
     
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  9. MonetBass

    MonetBass ♪ Just listen ♫ Supporting Member

    Sep 15, 2006
    Tulsa, OK
    My Fender Jazz 24
    IK0Wyss.
     
  10. bassstrangler

    bassstrangler

    Mar 2, 2015
    AZ
    One of my Precisions. Which one is the question.

    I'd find it hard to depart with my Westone "The Rail". It only took me 34 years of GAS and then to find one (accidentally) and it is #9 of the first production year.
     
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  11. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

    My 1963 P. Got it in 1967. Repainted to a Ford metallic gold around 1972.

    P3120045.

    I seldom play it now because I've moved to mostly short scale basses. Of those, my Gretsch Thunderjet is the king and the keeper.

    20130703_180926_zps031d2a7b.
     
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  12. Ironbar

    Ironbar

    Aug 24, 2013
    Portland, Oregon
    My Sire V7.
     
  13. jd56hawk

    jd56hawk

    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    This one.
    Not a recommendation, by any means.
    In fact, I hope no one buys one ever again and everyone who owns one buries theirs.
    Yes, I want the only one!

    o77ip1.
     
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  14. interp

    interp Supporting Member

    Apr 14, 2005
    Garmisch, Germany
    F3977EFE-F3AC-4BF2-829F-2E92785BD390.

    This.
     
  15. BassGH

    BassGH

    Sep 13, 2015
    Seattle
    G&L sb2 Tribute--Not precious, not pretty sounding, but it just works.
     
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  16. My 1964 Hofner 500/1 Violin Bass going on 30 years together this year, & even though I don't play it much (at the moment) it is my most cherished possession.

    002-1.
     
  17. InnerBass

    InnerBass The Rallies, Creme Tangerine - "Chart Gun" 4 Hire. Supporting Member

    Dec 8, 2014
    Stage Left
    These - ‘68 & ‘75

    FA4438F2-D4C4-40F1-943B-B9A9F174EEFA.
     
  18. DanAdams

    DanAdams

    Nov 3, 2013
    Maine
    No matter how hard the others basses try, nothing ever sounds quite as good as my shoulder crushing passive 1980 Ibanez Studio bass.

    IMG_5313.
     
  19. Basshappi

    Basshappi

    Feb 12, 2007
    Tucson,AZ
    My '75 Precision will be buried with me (the black bass in my avatar).
     

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