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The bass you'll always own.

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

  1. hondo4life


    Feb 29, 2016
    My Hondo, of course.
  2. Charlzm

    Charlzm Supporting Member

    Mar 25, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
    Every time I think I do, I eventually find something I like better. I think I'm pretty well set for now, though. I have:

    A Dingwall Afterburner 5 (I had pickups swapped to Nordstrand Big Splits) - that covers any "P" type sound I want to get.
    A Dingwall Combustion 5 (I had pickups swapped to Nordstrand Big Singles) - that covers any "J" tone I'm looking for.
    A Frankenbass 4 fretless (Split P and J Bartolini pickups) - that covers my fretless front
    A Rickenbacker 4003 - that covers my Rick fetish
    A Fender CIJ Geddy Lee Jazz Bass with a personalized message/autograph from GL himself. I could never sell it for what I think it's worth.

    The other 3 basses I have can go.
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  3. The three I have right now are the three I'll always own. (See my signature below.)
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  4. edencab


    Aug 14, 2013
    Toronto, On
  5. AngelDeVille

    AngelDeVille Banned

    Jun 20, 2018
    I got it cheap, and I’ll never get rich selling it....

  6. InhumanResource


    Dec 28, 2012
    MIJ Marcus Miller jazz bass my wife got for me when we were in college. It's been my main axe ever since, all others come and go. I've redone all the electronics and beaten it up pretty good over the years, but it's the keeper.
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  7. TemplesOfSyrinx

    TemplesOfSyrinx Supporting Member

    Sep 8, 2013
    New Jersey
    1976 Rickenbacker 4001.
    I've owned my 1976 4001 for 36 years. It's not going anywhere!
  8. My wife got me this Stiletto Elite 5 for our anniversary a while back. Probably better keep that one

    ...I need to resize pics before inserting them lol

  9. Jewce


    Feb 23, 2018
    Santa Maria, CA
    All of them. Even the one with no strings and rusted out pick ups has a place in my heart. Gear comes and goes, but my instruments are like my wolf pack. No one gets left behind.
  10. Yeah, I know its a BG forum, but if I could only keep one, it would be the one that I started with. Or at least, my current representative of its kind:
    Rumanian, carved, spruce top, maple back.

    Purchased 4/6/2001, proceeded to beat crap out of it - and vice versa. Bass won.
  11. SchnaiderGT


    Jan 11, 2017
    The Fender Jazz Bass Longhorn in my avatar it's my main and most beloved bass. It's the reference for any other bass, amp or piece of gear I test, and if my kids don't want it when I die, this bad boy comes with me!
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  12. symbolic_acts


    May 24, 2004
    I don't know about a SPECIFIC bass, but I doubt I will ever be without some variety of offset mustang style fender shortscale in my collection for life. who knows what models they come out with in the future so I'm not gunna say for sure
  13. Gianni "Orlandez" Orlati

    Gianni "Orlandez" Orlati Guest

    Sep 26, 2015
    The one I currently play the most .. until I find a better one ..
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  14. Gizmot

    Gizmot Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2009
    Nashville area
    You can see my ‘79 Ric 4001 in my avatar that I’ve had since it was built. I’ve loved other basses, but I keep coming back to this one. Rics of this era have much nicer, thinner necks than newer ones do and play phenomenally well.
  15. 2010 Carvin IC4P - the center bass in my icon. It was my 50th birthday present from my wife. That’s going into the box with me when I die.
  16. Bob Clayton

    Bob Clayton Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2001
    Philly Suburbs
    Probably my Crate P bass. It’s not worth anything so it wouldn’t help me in any financial burden. It’s one of the lightest basses I’ve ever played and has the thinnest neck I’ve played. It’s also my first bass so it has sentimental value. Doubt I’ll ever get rid of it.
  17. bassplayer9512


    Sep 26, 2011
    Started as a highway one p bass. Now has a 90's warmoth neck, gotoh 201, Schaller tuners, bartolini pickup, and RadioShack stereo knobs.

  18. mexicanyella


    Feb 16, 2015

    This one's probably not going anywhere, whether I want it to or not.

    A bandmate gave me a Johnson P-bass copy with a few missing parts and a bad pickup recently. I've been tinkering with it in spare moments since, and once I settled on an alternate pickup arrangement I liked, I realized I liked its neck and tone so much that I decided to cut a pickguard for it out of some rust-stained sheet aluminum that's been in the garage for years. It will go nicely with the rest of the finish, which is also beauty-challenged.

    Hope to find time to finish up that pickguard this week and wire it up and begin playing it again.
  19. Blaze Barlow

    Blaze Barlow

    Mar 8, 2018
    will never part with this 1981 Gibson Victory Artist bass................... 1004 1981 Gibson Victory Artist Bass.JPG
  20. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Rickenbacker guru.......... Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2006
    You will be selling it in two more years................

    I had my February '67 Jetglo 4005WB for 38 years before selling it.

    You will be getting an offer from someone that you won't be able to refuse.

    Happened to me, it could happen to you, too.

    Hope this helps.
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