What are basses are in your arsenal?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by jazzman64, Sep 20, 2021.

  1. jazzman64

    jazzman64 Commercial User

    Apr 16, 2021
    Brooklyn, NY
    Howdy folks, I just wanted to get an initial idea on what basses are in your arsenal? The basses that you can't live without or just your #1! Here is my arsenal:

    Fender 50s Classic Series P Bass in Black
    Fender Roadworn 60th Anniversary Jazz Bass in Sunburst
    Danelectro DC '59 Shortscale Bass in Copper
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  2. Gorn

    Gorn Supporting Member

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    I have a Fender jazz bass.
  3. Warpeg


    Jun 20, 2005
    All my bass are belong to me.

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  4. lug

    lug Supporting Member

    Feb 11, 2005
    League City, Tx
    You have no chance to survive, make your time. :(
  5. marchone

    marchone Since 1951 Supporting Member

    Nov 30, 2009
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  6. Smith357


    Jul 7, 2018
    34" Fender P
    32" Squire VM T
    30" Ibanez Talman
    25" Ibanez
  7. jazzman64

    jazzman64 Commercial User

    Apr 16, 2021
    Brooklyn, NY
    Jeez why is everyone so sarcastic in this community
  8. jazzman64

    jazzman64 Commercial User

    Apr 16, 2021
    Brooklyn, NY
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  9. ProbablyTooLoud


    Aug 1, 2020
    No idea homey.
    Some people think snark makes them looks smart, or whatever - I can't relate.
    Re. your question:
    I have two rick 4003s and two g&l jazz basses - a fretted and fretless version of each.
    My number one is the fretted 4003, but I spend all my practice time on the fretless 4003.
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  10. Vitamin D

    Vitamin D

    Jan 29, 2021
    73 Fender Jazz (black, white pg)
    Sire Marcus Miller V7 (Swamp Ash, Tobacco Burst)

    Would like to try a Stringray sometime!
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  11. bassdude51

    bassdude51 "You never even called me by my name." Supporting Member

    Nov 1, 2008
    Central Ohio
    There are many repetitious treads and posts on TalkBass. Bass is kind of a limited topic. So, there nothing wrong with your tread, jazzman64.

    My favorite basses in my arsenal are the single coil P Basses. I have a 1953 P Bass, '51 MIJ, '53 MIJ Sting Bass. I mainly like the SCPBs because they are so simple and crude. Anti-hero, anti-fashion statement bass guitars

    I also have quite a few split coil P Basses (a 1966 top of the list). Love them all!

    A, J Bass.

    Jack Casady Bass. Love it!

    A couple of very old Carvins, LB50 and LB90.

    I'll spare the photos. I've posted them too many times already.
  12. Blues Bass 2

    Blues Bass 2 Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2001
    Davenport Iowa
    Sire V3-5 , Ibanez Talman 605 , G&L Tribute JB , Squier Contemporary Jazz HH 5

  13. 21DaHoagie12


    Feb 21, 2019
    New Jersey
    Because if it’s not about a p bass with tort, 90% of talkbass doesn’t care lol
  14. marchone

    marchone Since 1951 Supporting Member

    Nov 30, 2009
    Not sarcasm. Information. There are more than a few threads that will keep you busy perusing them. And you’ll get far more answers to your question than by starting a new thread. Just trying to be helpful.

    The thread I linked is on its 19th continuation thread. There are literally thousands of responses there.
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  15. lug

    lug Supporting Member

    Feb 11, 2005
    League City, Tx
    Now I feel judged. (reported)
  16. Bunk McNulty

    Bunk McNulty It is not easy to do simple things correctly. Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 2012
    Northampton, MA
    Oh, there are just a few of us bad apples. We ruin it for everyone.:D
  17. pepj


    Mar 25, 2021
    All Jazzes, all active, all singles, so the differences are pickups and pres and Body woods/fretboards combinations.
    All have passive options.

    All the sounds I can hear, I can get.

    I've moved on Musicman, and Humbucker/soapbars basses etc as i find the more modern sound is actually a trad Fender.
    My basses mostly have the 70's position but the sound is somewhat closer to 60's typically.
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  18. tb-player

    tb-player Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 6, 2019
    You can always count on someone to post a link to an 8 year old thread with a thousand tangents, as if we can’t assume a subject like “which basses are in your arsenal” hasn’t been covered before. In the end, this is a community of bassists, not just an archive. Half the fun is the interaction. And while we’re all really impressed at the members who know how to use the search button to inform us of previous threads, I’d rather just enjoy a good exchange/conversation than have it bass-splained to me that someone somewhere had a similar thought as me.

    That being said, I play a Sadowsky Will Lee 5, an Elrick 5-string fretless, an Elrick NJS and a Squier CV Jaguar (with mods, of course :thumbsup:).
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  19. Esteban Garcia

    Esteban Garcia bassist, arranger, aelurophile Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2018
    Portland, OR
    Not because i need them, but my "one of each" BG collection:
    1. P
    2. PJ fretless
    3. J
    4. Ray
    5. L2500
    6. Ibby 6-string fretless
    I'd probably just keep 3 and 6 if pressed to thin them out. One and 2 are sentimental because I've had them so long. Four is a cheapo and 5 neck dives.
  20. tvbop


    Mar 11, 2021
    Yep and out in the audience we all sound pretty much the same. Been at shows where Squires sounded just as good as the top draw active thingy yet we spend hours worrying about this and that etc......its all a bit silly and fun.
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