What bass do u regret not having any more?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by monkeybass68, Jan 22, 2013.

  1. For me, it was the 1st bass I owned: '73 Fender Precision (gorgeous sunburst with black pickguard & rosewood fretboard) which I paid about $300 or so for in the mid 80's. For some assanine reason, I thought it would be cool to put a Kahler whammy bar on it - WHAT THE HELL WAS I THINKING!!!!!
    The routing for that totally killed the tone of the body. A couple years later I sold the body off, bought a P-J body from Warmoth which I put the neck on & then had the frets taken out. Put the P pickup in, a new bridge on it and an EMG Select Jazz PU in the bridge position. I pretty much exclusively used the EMG, so I eventually just took the P pickup out & luckily put it in a box with a bunch of other gear.
    As luck would have it, I came across that P pickup & had it installed in my MIM P bass & it made a completely new bass out of it. It absolutely sings! That being said, I STILL WISH I HAD THE ORIGINAL '73 P-BASS!!!!!!
  2. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    '76 Mocha/maple board P bass. Sold it when I needed some cash. Two days later I got a random gift from a family member of more than what I sold the bass for. I guess it just wasn't meant to be.
  3. dedpool1052


    Jan 10, 2011
    Seattle, WA
    dont really miss any of my old basses other than an old korean squier p-bass. had a pretty nice neck on it.
  4. msquared


    Sep 19, 2004
    Kansas City
    I've owned and sold a decent amount, but the ones which stand out are the Modulus Flea 5, the amber Lakland 55-02, the Bolin NS fretless, and especially the Fender ADPV.
  5. Einherjar


    Dec 1, 2012
    Lakewood, CO
    None. Because the only one I ever got rid of was a Squier affinity p bass with horribly sharp fret ends that was replaced with a Greg Bennett Samick Corsair 4.
  6. Several of them. My first bass, a 1965 Hagstrom that looked exactly like this except it was red:


    I had a fretless Frankenbass of some kind in the '70s that I wish I still had, and a really nice Jazz in the early '80s.

    What's crazy is not that I don't have them any more, but that I don't remember exactly what I did with them. Sold them, traded them for something that seemed more important at the time, but who knows what that was. I would sell a bass to buy a used car, that kind of thing. Today I just wish I had the basses back! :bassist:
  7. hsech

    hsech I'm not old, I'm just seasoned. Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 27, 2012
    Central Iowa
    I wish I still had the old Kay bass that is in my profile picture. It was my first and cost me the princely sum of $30 in 1962. It wasn't much to look at, but it sounded fine through my Sears Silvertone amp.
  8. Mike M.

    Mike M.

    Feb 14, 2010
    For me it was my first really good bass, a Gibson EB-3 that I saved for and bought new in 1971. Had a job after school and on weekends washing dishes so I could get it. Seemed to take forever to have the money for that bass (new with case for $345.00!!) and when I finally got it I was a kid in heaven.

    Played it for a good couple of years before my tastes changed and I sold it for a Rickenbacker 4001. While the Ric and a few other basses have come and gone thru the years I often think about that EB-3 and how proud of myself I was for saving up for it.

    So I wish I still had it for sentimental reasons.
  9. 76Dub

    76Dub Guest

    Jul 9, 2008
    My natural maple USA Lakland Joe Osborne
  10. Greevus


    Apr 15, 2009
    Ric 4001 blonde. Not cause I would play it. Cause I would sell it for about $2000-3000 more than I did.
  11. mark beem

    mark beem I'm alive and well. Where am I? Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    My Peavey Cirrus 6 and Carvin BB75.
  12. Tvrtko


    Dec 27, 2002
    South of the USA
    Jetglo Ric 4001. Damn I was idiot.
  13. wraub


    Apr 9, 2004
    ennui, az
    deviated prevert
    Factory fretless Ibanez Musician 940.

  14. Andy Brown

    Andy Brown Supporting Member

    Jul 23, 2004
    Rhode Island
    Founder: Wing Instruments
    70's something P Bass, Natural finish with tort guard. That thing was ultra-light. I sold it about 20 years ago.
  15. My first bass Yamaha RBX170. It wasn't that good and it looked ugly.
    Also my third bass Lakland Skyline 55-02 cos I got a custom USA Lakland in place of it.
  16. Doodaddy

    Doodaddy Supporting Member

    Jan 11, 2005
    West Monroe, LA
    My Conklin. :(
  17. ClassicJazz

    ClassicJazz Bottom Feeders Unite!! Supporting Member

    Sep 19, 2005
    Delray Beach, Florida
    Back when I was young and stupid I had a original Musicman (pre Ernie Ball) Stingray! Natural finish with maple neck. I probably traded it in for something dumb! Man I wish I still had that bass!
  18. Rip Topaz

    Rip Topaz

    Aug 12, 2005
    Willow Street, PA
    Beta tester for Positive Grid
    I had a Mexi Jazz that I really liked the neck, but the bridge kept falling apart on me so I took it back.

    I kinda dwell on that bass because it was before I knew how to do my own mods, and swapping the bridge would've saved a fantastic bass. The only thing I didn't like about it was having to raise the bridge saddles after every song. Shame.
  19. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Don't just TalkBASS - PlayBASS! Supporting Member

    Not a regret per se, but i wouldn't mind having my old '84 flame koa Alembic Exploiter that I had converted to fretless back.