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Top 5 basses

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Mr. Dead, Jul 20, 2000.


  1. Everybody has their favoites bass. What are the 5 best basses amongst different makers that you prefer?

    Here are mine:
    1. Spector NS (US or Euro)
    2. Pedulla Thunderbass
    3. Ken Smith BSR (neck through)
    4. F Bass BN%
    5. MTD 535

    I had not has the pleasure to play every well know high end bass ever made so this is the list from what I have played.
     
  2. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    California
    Ok, this sounds like fun.

    Here are mine in no particular order:

    Zon Sonus, Legacy or Hyperbass
    Pedulla MVP or Buzz
    Music Man Stingray
    Ken Smith BMT series
    Carl Thompson - Heck, I'd play a Fence if it were built by Carl Thompson!

    Will C. [​IMG]

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    -BW


     
  3. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    That John Turner doubleneck!
    Pedulla Thunderbass 6
    Pedulla HexaBuzz
    Lakland 6 string Jazz with the MM pickup(Hey! I can dream, can't I?)
    Zon Hyperbass

    But my absolute favorite?
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    ANYTHING BY JAY TURSER!

    [​IMG]


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    the fabric of reality is woven from the threads of our dreams...
    bill longshort

     
  4. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    California
    Jay Turser. lol.

    Actually, M-bel, there's a couple of companies that make 6-string Jazz basses, Atelier Z and Lyrical Lumber.

    Will C. [​IMG]

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  5. loudfunk

    loudfunk

    Jul 16, 2000
    Conklin Sidewinder 7 string
    Hotwire Sharkey 6 string fretless
    Zon Hyper Bass
    and the next to I haven't played but would love to own...
    Azola...the one that's kinda like a hollow body P-Bass with f-holes and an uprifgt fretboard.
    and a toss up between the F Bass Alain Caron model and Bebensee 7 string hollowbody. Something about those wood bridges [​IMG]

    Ed http://www.geocities.com/~nudeguitars

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  6. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Big Wheel:
    Jay Turser. lol.

    Actually, M-bel, there's a couple of companies that make 6-string Jazz basses, Atelier Z and Lyrical Lumber.

    Will C. [​IMG]

    <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Will, I played one of the Atelier Z 6 string Jazzes at The N.Y. Guitar and Bass Boutique (on the same floor as Roger Sadowsky) and I had to spend about an hour convincing myself I didn't need it. It was too cool. It played and sounded like a SIX STRING JAZZ!, much, much easier said than done. Excellent bass for someone who wants extended range with a serious Fender vibe.

    I still might...
     
  7. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    My favorites among basses I've tried.

    Zon Legacy Standard fretless 5
    84 Tobias
    Lakland 55-94
    78 Jazz
    81 G&L L2000E

    How lucky can one guy get? [​IMG]
     
  8. Gear_Junky

    Gear_Junky

    Jul 11, 2000
    Well, let's see if I can even think of 5...

    I really like:

    Ibanez Ergodyne 700 series (4 or 5 string)
    Gibson Ripper (I have a fretless)
    Yamaha TRB (older model)
    Fender Jazz basses. I can only afford MIM at present so mine are that - fretted and fretless. I really like them for the money and they're easy to mod.

    I rarely pick up an instrument that's way out of my price range, unless there's something about it that attracts me.
     
  9. gmstudio99

    gmstudio99

    Mar 11, 2000
    Cleveland, OH
    What the hell, here goes:

    MIA Fender Jazz: ok, so it's a cliche, but there's a good reason it's a cliche.

    MIM Fender Jazz Fretless: The perfect example that there ARE great bargains available today.

    Ibanez Ergodyne: What? A Fender guy liking the bass made out of dead dinosaurs? Yup, don't own one yet, but I will.

    Conkin GT 7: Have always felt raging indifference to this Guitar Center staple, but after spending a half hour playing one last week, it's made the list of "To have in the near future"...It's a completely different animal.

    xxxxxxxx: The bass I haven't played yet. Perhaps a high end Fender clone: Sadowsky, Lakland, etc? Perhaps Parker will finally make a production bass modelled after the Fly guitars? (Steve Swallow is one lucky bastard.) Who knows?....

    -GM
     
  10. Top 5 basses I've played (not owned, except for #2 and #5):
    1) Lakland Deluxe 4-94
    2) Reverend Rumblefish
    3) MusicMan StingRay 5
    4) Spector USA NS-2
    5) Fender Jazz
     
  11. nanook

    nanook

    Feb 9, 2000
    Alaska
    1. Dingwall Voodoo
    2. Rickenbacker 4003
    3. MTD 535
    4. Curbow
    5. Gibson EB-3
     
  12. Top 5 I've played:
    <OL TYPE=1>
    <LI> Fender Roscoe Beck 5
    <LI> Lakland Joe Osborn
    <LI> Turner Renaisance Fretless
    <LI> Godin A4 Fretless
    <LI> Ibanez Gary Willis
    </OL>


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    Ciao
    Mike

     
  13. As usual, I'm with gm99

    MIA Fender Jazz
    MIM Fender Jazz Fretless
    Paul Reed Smith original production line (80's)
    Rickenbacker 4003
    1978 Fender Jazz (Antiqua finish, slipped through my fingers, damn!)

    And for good measure,
    G&L ASAT
     
  14. G&L L-2000 (or L-2500)
    G&L SB-2
    Godin A4 fretless
    Gibson Ripper
    Rickenbacker 4001
     
  15. <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by embellisher:
    [my absolute favorite?
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    ANYTHING BY JAY TURSER!

    [​IMG]


    [/B]<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Now that you mentioned it, I think I'm going to trade in my Spector's on those jems. As long as I have enough to buy a used Series 10 bass!!!

     
  16. I have not seen the Hondo bass mentioned yet LOL!!!
     
  17. Rumblin' Man

    Rumblin' Man Banned

    Apr 27, 2000
    Route 66
    These are a few of my favorite things (in no particular order)

    Reverend Rumblefish 4
    '00 Fender USA '75 Jazz RI
    '72 Fender P bass
    Fender MIJ '51 P RI
    Lakland 4

    Also:

    DeArmond Ashbory
    EBMM 20th Anniversary 'Ray
    Danelectro DC bass

    Plus:

    A bunch of home-built instruments using parts from various suppliers.

     
  18. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Brad Johnson:
    Will, I played one of the Atelier Z 6 string Jazzes at The N.Y. Guitar and Bass Boutique (on the same floor as Roger Sadowsky) and I had to spend about an hour convincing myself I didn't need it. It was too cool. It played and sounded like a SIX STRING JAZZ!, much, much easier said than done. Excellent bass for someone who wants extended range with a serious Fender vibe.

    I still might...
    <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>


    Damn! A six that sounds and plays like a Jazz?

    How much for that puppy? And how is the B string?


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    the fabric of reality is woven from the threads of our dreams...
    bill longshort

     
  19. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    It's $2200 and the B was nice. I don't remember what scale it was but it was annoyingly easy to play and sounded great. It took quite a while to talk myself out of that one [​IMG]

    http://www.bassboutique.com
    [​IMG]

    [This message has been edited by Brad Johnson (edited July 22, 2000).]
     
  20. CS

    CS

    Dec 11, 1999
    UK
    Brad if we are still talking nice looking bass. If not....

    1 Musicman Stingray (any)
    2 Warwick Thumb (any)
    3 U bass (French semi headless 5 with piezo)
    4 Ashbory MkII(post Guild pre De Armond 80 made didnt buy it $^*^)
    5 Status 3000 (wooden body, carbon neck, J p/u's sold it more swearing)

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    Chris


    [This message has been edited by CS (edited July 22, 2000).]