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The "Stable"

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Laits, Mar 13, 2019.

  1. Laits


    Aug 14, 2006
    Appleton, WI
    So here is a fun one. Just wondering what would be the stable of 6 basses that y'all would be happy with. Here is mine, with one in the waiting!

    - Fender Jazz
    - Fender Precision
    - Rickenbacker 4003
    - Kiesel LB70F (fretless bass)
    - Sterling by MusicMan Ray34
    - Gibson SG Bass … this one is on the GAS list
  2. Crusher47

    Crusher47 Tattoo'ed Freak Supporting Member

    Apr 12, 2014
    Fort Worth, TX
    Fender Jazz
    Fender Precision
    Warwick Thumb
    EBMM Stingray
    Rickenbacker 4003
    Epi Thunderbird
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  3. My ‘dream stable’ would have to cover many different genres for both live and studio work.

    1. 63’ Fender Precision
    2. 71’ Fender Precision
    3. 64’ Fender Jazz
    4. 77’ Musicman Stingray
    5. 19’ Serek Midwestern
    6. 19’ Fodera Emperor Classic
  4. I believe five would be enough for me:

    Fender Precision USA
    Fender Jazz USA
    Rickenbacker 4003
    EBMM StingRay
    Hofner 500/1

    I'm blessed to have at least one of each of these now.
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  5. J_Bass


    Feb 7, 2008
    Porto, Portugal
    I'm almost there, I have one to go! But the total is 8, not 6:

    My first bass,
    4 string Jazz bass,
    4 string Precision bass,
    4 string Fretless Jazz bass,
    4 string Acoustic bass,
    5 string E-C semi-hollow piezzo bass,
    Double Bass.

    Yet to have:
    4 string semi-hollow bass (like Guild Starfire or Jack Cassady bass).
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2019
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  6. mongo2


    Feb 17, 2008
    Da Shaw
    Silvertone Model 1444 (got this one)

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  7. BubbaZed

    BubbaZed Supporting Member

    Apr 25, 2014
    Tallahassee, FL
    My stable currently has 5 and a 6th would be nice:

    1. EBMM Stingray
    2. Fender Precision USA
    3. Fender Jazz USA
    4. Gibson Thunderbird
    5. Spector Euro 5LX
    6. ???

    Any suggestions are greeted with an open mind ;-)
    Last edited: Mar 17, 2019 at 4:02 PM
  8. Passinwind

    Passinwind I know nothing. Supporting Member Commercial User

    Dec 3, 2003
    Columbia River Gorge, WA.
    Owner/Designer &Toaster Tech Passinwind Electronics
    Six is way more than I want or need.
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2019
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  9. TrevorR


    Oct 3, 2015
    Near London, UK
    For me that would be something along the lines of the following. To be honest I’m already most of the way there...

    1. Wal Mk 1 Custom (already got)
    2. Wal Pro Series Pro 2E (already got)
    3. Aria SB series (already got)
    4. Nice Jazz style bass, active, probably a Sandberg or a Maruszczyk
    5. Nice Presision style bass, probably a Sandberg or a Maruszczyk
    6. Nice acoustic bass or semi-hollow (I’ve already got a Faith Neptune Titan acoustic bass so that one’s pretty much covered too)
  10. basslicks


    Dec 14, 2015
    I totally content with the stable I currently own, which is kinda weird because I used to GAS pretty hard, but somehow I have found relief.

    - American Fender Elite P (my main)
    - Good old regular MIA Fender P (my backup)
    - EBMM Sterling (a little something different)
    - Ibanez GSR200 (my beater)
  11. Crash 56

    Crash 56

    Mar 13, 2014
    Spokane, Wa.
    For me:
    What I have:
    06 Jazz
    Lull M5
    G&L M2500
    Rob Allen Deep 5(fretless)
    What I would like:
    Status Stealth 5
    G&L SB2
    G&L LB100
  12. Gaolee

    Gaolee Official leathers tester and crash dummy


    That's either way too few or way too many.
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  13. zon5string


    Aug 20, 2007
    San Diego, CA
    I'm quite happy with my current. I do "need" a Jackson David Ellefson sig 5-string, though...for authenticity as I've been working with a Megadeth trib....

    I guess this is more of a "Here's a blank check to the bass wish store..."
    1. Ken Smith BSR5GN
    2. Zon Sonus Custom 5 string
    3. Pedulla MVP5
    4. Status Level 42 30th Anniversary
    5. Sir Paul's Hofner
    6. Mike Watt's EB3
  14. lowendblues

    lowendblues Supporting Member

    Oct 8, 2004
    Rickenbacker 4003s (Fireglo / black trim)
    Epiphone T-bird Classic 4 (White)
    Carvin BB70 (Satin Copperhead Metallic)
    Carvin B4 (Transparent blue)
    Fender Precision Special Edition (ocean turquoise)
    Squier PJ (Race Red) Mighty Mite neck
    Squier 50's P-bass (See through blonde)
    Frankenstein Jazz Bass (frost blue / black hardware)
    Schecter Model T (butterscotch)

    Not a bad player in the lot.
  15. lowdownthump


    Jul 17, 2004
    Here is my current stable .
    I’m good .

    98E8E0D4-14F9-4735-B326-D56ACEC9F91D. 3 is all I need .
  16. FishDub

    FishDub Supporting Member

    Jun 12, 2011
    Charlotte, NC
    -Steinberger XL2(Have one)
    -Fender Jazz(Have one)
    -Ric 4001(not yet)
    -63/64 Fender P(probably never)
    -Yamaha Patitucci(had one loved it)
    -77-79 Stingray(probably never)
  17. 1bassplayinfool

    1bassplayinfool -Nowhere Man- Supporting Member

    Three P's


    Two J's

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  18. Top six from among what I have:

    1. 2015 Fender American Standard Precision
    2. 2016 Fender American Vintage '63 Precision
    3. 2018 Ernie Ball Music Man Stingray Special 4H
    4. 2018 Fender Special Edition '70s Jazz Bass
    5. 1998 Fender Donald "Duck" Dunn Precision
    6. 2017 Fender '50s Classic Precision

    That leaves out some great basses, and on a different day, one of these could be in:

    1. 2017 (?)Ernie Ball Music Man Stingray "Old Smoothie" Reissue
    2. 2015 (?)Gibson SG Standard Bass
    3. Epiphone Flying V Bass
    4. 2018 Squier Classic Vibe '70s Precision

    Top six in my dreams:

    1. 1959 Fender Precision
    2. 1963/64 Fender Precision
    3. 1964 Fender Jazz Bass
    4, 5 and 6. The top three from above.

    There are so many other candidates for a longer list.
  19. Fretless jazz (frankenfender w Bart's, flats, and gold sparkle custom paint)
    Fretted jazz (shell pink w matching hs and concentric controls)
    P bass (squier 2)
    Peavey T40 (she put me through college)(better 'humbucker at the bridge than a stingray)
    Mike Lull m4v (wicked active tone)
    Sekova short scale (weighs about 5 lbs and oozes the funk)
    Alvarez abg
    Juzek flatback (1930)
    Conn CC tuba (1920's, played world premier of fanfare for the common man)
    Holton Eb tuba

    This room of instruments has played opera, ballet, orchestral, chamber, musical theatre, avant-garde, jazz, klezmer, punk, funk, rock, soul, r and b, rockabilly, dixie, ragtime, bluegrass, gospel, blues, country, reggae, bossa, samba, etc...
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  20. FugaziBomb


    Jun 5, 2017
    Only 6? Pff

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