The Battle of the Multiple Bass Owners

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Freakapotamus9, Dec 12, 2001.

  1. Freakapotamus9


    Jun 20, 2001
    alright everyone ...

    i was just wonderin ....


    post your number .. i only have two myself..
  2. malthumb


    Mar 25, 2001
    The Motor City
    I think Brad and Nino should start. That would save everybody else the time of posting and reading through postings of single digit numbers. :D :p


  3. Turock

    Turock Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2000
    19, the optimum number, (20 if you count my SLM Pedal Bass, it's not a BG, but it is still a bass).
  4. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    TuRock has me beat. I only have 10.

    Hey JT, do you count eachmulti-string bass as one bass or is ech neck considered to be it' own bass that share bodies? ;)

    If the latter is the case, you have us all beat. :)
  5. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    It's not me, besides...

    why would anyone ever need more than *counts basses* 14 basses?
  6. rayzak


    Jan 13, 2001
    Louisville, KY
    Geez, and I thought I was cool for finally owning 2.:D
  7. Is this some kind of thread ment to draw out "You-Know-Who" so that his burning need to insult fellow bassists will get him banned?
    Run! It's a trap! :D
  8. kirbywrx

    kirbywrx formerly James Hetfield

    Jul 27, 2000
    Melbourne, Australia.
    The winner of this battle gets bragging rights I suppose?:D :D
  9. I own five. All five are different configurations:

    Hanewinckel 7-string fretless Fusion Pro
    Hanewinckel 6-string Ceres Pro
    Hanewinckel 7-string Reactor Pro
    Ibanez Soundgear 6-string fretless ( for sale! )
    (unknown) Custom 5-string fretless

    I think that anyone who owns more than five basses is just compensating for:

    1. not being a good bass player
    2. low-self esteem
    3. small penis ( or for the case of a woman, her sig other's small penis )

    Did I miss anything?


    - Dave
  10. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    I highly doubt it!

    *shhhh... be vewwy, vewwy quiet...we'we hunting twoll*
  11. Turock

    Turock Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2000
    Only beat you in number. You, Dave, Brad, JT, and others have far nicer basses than me. I have never paid more than $1000 for any of mine, most were $500 or less. My DeArmond Pilot was only $159. Two were assembled from parts.
    I should have three more; a Precision, I bought used in the early '70s (stolen), never did know exactly what year it came from (pre internet days); a '83 Precision someone stole just a couple of days after I bought it; a '75 Rick 4001, stolen along with the '83 P.
    That's what I have ended up with, after thirty years in the game and never selling anything I had acquired along the way.
  12. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member Administrator

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    let's count strings :D or dollar value.

    here trollie....trollie....trollie

  13. Ummm, here it goes:

    SSD NS-4p
    Zon Legacy Elite 5
    Zon Sonus Special Fretless
    Musicman Sterling
    1977 Gibson RD Artist
    1978 Gibson RD Artist
    Warwick Fortress Masterman 5
    Fender Bass VI reissue prototype
    Epiphone EB-4

    Yeah, that Epi was my first bass all of my own. HAD to keep it no matter what! Hehe!

    Here is all I USED to have:

    Musicman Stingray
    Hohner headless 5
    MIJ Fender Precision
    MIA Fender Jazz
    Peavey Accelerator Fretless
    Epiphone "Rockbass"

    I still miss the Stingray and the Precision, but I love what resulted in trading them in. Someday I'll have to get them again.
    I only had that Peavey for 4 months or so before I wore deep grooves down it's Pau Ferro fingerboard! I swore my next fretless would be a bit more withstanding, hence the Zon Sonus.
  14. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dollar value? Are we talking retail:D or what we actually paid?

    *now whewe did dat twoll go?
  15. Turock

    Turock Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2000
    It's already been established that dollar value is nothing more than puffery.:D
  16. Gabu


    Jan 2, 2001
    Woodland Hills, CA
    How about sentimental value?

    I have 4 basses:

    Steinberger Spirit 5
    Orlando Violin
    Rogue ABG 5
    Fender Jazz Deluxe 5

    Basses of yesteryear - I just gave away a Peavey Milestone for my friends birthday. I sold my Norma Violin bass when I was destitute. My Aria Straycat and Fender Musicmaster were stolen. I traded my Eko for my Aria.
  17. geshel


    Oct 2, 2001
    Ooh, well if it's strings we're counting, 4+6+6+12+12 is uh, 40. Somehow I don't think that comes anywhere near the top despite the 12s. <sigh>

  18. Yowza!
    I thought I had quite a lot with four...

    *Fizzing sound of self esteem vanishing*
  19. Funkster


    Apr 6, 2000
    Wormtown, MA
    I have 8 and I think that's it for me! My GAS is cured:rolleyes: