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the one bass you wan't to own before you die

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by buddahbass, Mar 1, 2005.


  1. buddahbass

    buddahbass

    Dec 22, 2004
    Pittsburgh, PA
    ok, this is the one bass that you have always wanted, absolute favorite, nothing else even comes close.

    mine would be a carl thompson six string. i'm not a six player, but i'm sure by the time i will be able to get my hands on one
    i should be quite good.
     
  2. well, i don't have a dream to have a specific bass, but i will say that before i die, i'd like to have an exotic topped, 5 string bass, tuned e-c, with a lot of knobs and dials! similar to what a lot of people have on tb now. i do think i'd like one of those!

    Charlie
     
  3. Ostinato

    Ostinato Guest

    Feb 7, 2005
    Toronto ON
    Tyler four string. :bassist:
     
  4. Viper

    Viper Guest

    Jun 2, 2004
    Williamsport PA0
    18 string left handed fretless bass... I don't know why... just to say I have it?
     
  5. Limo

    Limo

    Sep 22, 2002
    Reykjavik Iceland
    Jason Newsted's gloss black NS-2 Spector
     
  6. Toasted

    Toasted

    May 26, 2003
    Leeds, UK
    Bass of Doom, of course :)
     
  7. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    I would just like a really nice MIA Fender Precision, especially with the S-1 switch.
     
  8. Selta

    Selta

    Feb 6, 2002
    Pacific Northwet
    Total fanboi of: Fractal Audio, AudiKinesis Cabs, Dingwall basses
    Right now I'm stuck whether I want to stick with ERBs, or just 5ers. If fivers: USA Spector! If ERBs: Benavente!

    Ray
     
  9. SirPoonga

    SirPoonga

    Jan 18, 2005
    The Funk Machine
     
  10. adam on bass

    adam on bass Supporting Member

    Feb 4, 2002
    New Braunfels, Texas
    Endorsing Artist: Spector, GK, EMG and D'Addario
    my old 82 mockingbird back.
     
  11. Ian Perge

    Ian Perge Supporting Member

    May 11, 2001
    Evansville, Indiana
    Pre-Gibson Tobias. Took all of .000002 seconds to think that. :)
     
  12. pistoleroace

    pistoleroace

    Sep 13, 2002
    WI
    Well, I can't just choose one so here it goes. I just recently cured gas for one I've wanted. Not too long ago I ordered a Nordstrand NJ 5 Deluxe set neck with a nice Bubinga top, Ash body, Wenge back, and a Maple/Wenge/Maple veneer/Wenge/Maple set neck, and Nordstand Dual Coils.

    I've always wanted a MTD 535 w/Wenge neck and fb. A recently, a Sadowsky 5-string P/J Modern Jazz.


    OK, I guess I'm just greedy, either of these basses would suite my needs just fine but I want them all. :help:
     
  13. Muzique Fann

    Muzique Fann Howzit brah

    Dec 8, 2003
    Kauai, HI
    Marleaux Consat Custom 5 w/ programmable E.Q.
     
  14. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Supporting Member

    A five-string version of this:

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  15. Selta

    Selta

    Feb 6, 2002
    Pacific Northwet
    Total fanboi of: Fractal Audio, AudiKinesis Cabs, Dingwall basses
    wow
     
  16. nastyn8c

    nastyn8c

    Feb 7, 2005
    Tampa, FL
    Probably a Fodera Emperor 5 Elite. Something that is functional, yet still amazingly beautiful.
     
  17. Steve

    Steve

    Aug 10, 2001
    Hmmm...Having actually dealt with that a couple of years ago thanks to a little health issue.....

    I chose a Sadowsky PJ5.

    and if that health issue ever crops up again, I'm buying another Sadowsky.
     
  18. xyllion

    xyllion Commercial User

    Jan 14, 2003
    San Jose, CA, USA
    Owner, Looperlative Audio Products
    It is a Ritter, I have played a 5-string one of those with a different finish.

    My response to this thread, is none. There is no bass that I feel that I must own to make my life complete. Forgive me, but basses are just tools. When I think of what I'd like to do in my lifetime, owning a specific bass doesn't even enter the equation.

    In my lifetime, I want to see my children become adults, and I want time with my future grandchildren. Owning one particular bass just doesn't compare.
     
  19. Mexican-made Fender Precisi.....oh......never mind.

    Mike
     
  20. Selta

    Selta

    Feb 6, 2002
    Pacific Northwet
    Total fanboi of: Fractal Audio, AudiKinesis Cabs, Dingwall basses
    What's the retail on those things? Damn it's pretty!!!
    But yes, when you compare basses to everything else in life, well, there is no comparison. If I had to give up bass for family or the likes, I would in a heartbeat.

    Ray