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What bass are you currently waiting/hanging for?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Jason Wilson, Nov 28, 2012.

  1. I think waiting for a new bass is the hardest thing to deal with every day (not getting too serious).

    I'm currently waiting for a new Ken Smith Black Tiger Elite and have been waiting since July, should be getting pretty close now. But man, time is dragging and I wish I could forget about it for a day!!

    I thought there are probably a few people out there in the same boat. So, what bass are you currently hanging for? Is it as tough for you as it is for me?

  2. spiritbass

    spiritbass Supporting Member

    Jun 9, 2004
    Ashland, MO
    Two-tone sunburst Dingwall Super J five-string custom. :hyper: I have about four months to wait. I try not to think about it and play my other basses in the meantime.
  3. Aah, very nice bass!! I have only ever seen/heard them online but I really like their tone. Tough wait!
  4. There isn't a cure. Only pacifiers.

    I waited about 8-9 months for my FBB, and it could've been a little longer but it was already being built when I made it "mine." in the meantime, I visited his Facebook page nearly daily (sometimes more than once a day) in hopes of seeing a progress pic to swipe. I never pestered him. It was my first custom ordered bass, and I didn't want to anger anyone.

    There was only one period of lack of communication, due to me changing my email address and when his emails went unanswered, he was worried that I sent knee breakers his way.:D

    Also, if you can convince yourself that the due date is further away, it makes it more special when it arrives.
  5. Asylum-49


    Jan 7, 2010
    Sheffield, UK
    I'm waiting for Gibson to announce and do a run of left handed Thunderbird IV basses, as recently rumoured they are doing next year! I've only been waiting 20+ years!
  6. spiritbass

    spiritbass Supporting Member

    Jun 9, 2004
    Ashland, MO
    Now THAT is a long wait!!!

    Jason - Sheldon's instruments are in a league of their own, IMO. I hope you can experience one 'first hand' some day! :cool:
  7. Nothing at the moment, as i bought an American P-bass in october for my birthday. Doesnt mean i dont keep an eye out for new stuff to buy though :D
  8. jasonmasters


    Dec 18, 2008
    I'm literally going insane.

    I decided to jump full fledged into 7 string land. I sold both my Benvante Vortex 6 and my Benavente SCD fretless 4 string to afford ordering two new basses from Benavente.

    The first I ordered was a Fretless 7 string SCD with a pale moon ebony freboard and a Burl maple top with matching back piece

    That one i've been waiting about 8-9 months for.

    Then around august I put in an order for a Double Cut 7 string fretted with a Wenge fretboard and this as a top:

    Right now I just have a $200 4 string to get me by! I've been playing way too many videos games to try and pass the time...
  9. datsaxguy


    Oct 28, 2008
    Nordy VJ5 modern blocks and binding
  10. Matt R.

    Matt R.

    Jul 18, 2007
    Huntsville AL
    I'm waiting to get a warranty claim going on my brand new Rickenbacker 4003 :atoz:
  11. Jared Lash

    Jared Lash Born under punches Supporting Member

    Aug 21, 2006
    Northern California
  12. Green1


    Sep 23, 2010
    Scottsdale, AZ
    Nordy VJ5 metallic green.......should be here by June.....lucky I have a Nordy already while I wait.....
  13. willbassyeah


    Oct 9, 2011
    Sandberg basic, the bass is done but the shipment had been delayed for almost a month. Supposed to come this week but was last informed that they will be coming next week. Hate the feeling.
  14. nostatic

    nostatic Supporting Member

    Jun 18, 2004
    los angeles, CA
    Endorsing Artist: FEA Labs
    A pair of Fodera Monarch 5s strung E-C, one fretless, the other fretted. Should be done in June.

    fretted top

    fretless top
  15. Bassmunnky


    Jul 3, 2004
    New York and Philadelphia
    Endorsing Artist: Ernie Ball MusicMan Guitars
    Fender to offer the Classic Colors..all at once. on all the basses

    Burgundy Mist

    You know...the vintage ones besides the 3 they offer
  16. Waiting for basses is HARD. I'm think my Morfino will be completely by next month and it's been painful. I know, I know, you've gotta wait for quality but it's sooooo painful and looking at the progress pics only makes it hurt more :cry:.





    Can I just sleep until it's done? This is not how life should be, lol. I'm gasing for a bass that's mine but not actually mine yet!
  17. carlis


    Dec 28, 2005
    I've been waiting for my new MTD 434 since early April, which is supposed to be delivered in mid December but I'm just told that things are going behind schedule by 2-3 months...

    It is a tough waiting time. Besides, I haven't seen any picture at all so far!
  18. xUptheIronsx

    xUptheIronsx Conform or Be Cast Out....

    Feb 6, 2010
    C-ville, Col, Ohio
    been waiting for 39 years for my 73 Azure Glo blue Ric 4001...
  19. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Strangely, none.
  20. Wes K

    Wes K

    Apr 30, 2011
    Louisville KY
    I'm waiting on a 5-string Benavente SCB. Triple-dyed black burst over a maple burl top. Can't wait.