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What bass do you love to play?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by superbassman2000, Nov 11, 2003.


  1. I notice everybody here (including me) has (or has had) more than one bass. Which one is your favorite one? Mine is my Essex BG-150. Of course, I only have a fretless fender MIM jazz bass, and some Jaguar-shaped short-scale made in japan bass that my guitar store was going to throw away. (I fixed it up and the pickups actually work now!)
    Charlie
     
  2. tplyons

    tplyons

    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    My Stingray is #1, but it'll never fill the place in my heart that belongs to my Ibanez SR400. That was my first.
     
  3. Fretless5verfan

    Fretless5verfan Supporting Member

    Jan 17, 2002
    Philadelphia
    My favorite is easily my roscoe SKB3006!

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  4. Melf

    Melf

    Mar 20, 2003
    Starkville, MS
    I can't get enough of the Ibanez BTB. I've never owned one but several friends of mine have them and every time I see them I just have to play their BTBs.
     
  5. Fretless5verfan

    Fretless5verfan Supporting Member

    Jan 17, 2002
    Philadelphia
    If you're ever in Philly drop by my house and i'll give you one for 200 bucks. :D
     
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    My '61 4000, gets most of my attention.
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    With my '66 Jazz running a very close second.
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    Treena
     
  7. NV43345

    NV43345

    Apr 1, 2003
    My 1990 Modulus gets most of my attn. It is Blue with Purple burst,I will take some better pics soon.
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  8. I recently bought an MTD Kingston 5-string fretless. What a neck! I also like its ebanol fretboard with its total lack of dead spots. In fact, I prefer the feel of the Kingston's neck over that of my Modulus Quantum 6 fretted bass. Notes seem to just jump off the fretboard of the Quantum, but the Kingston is just downright comfortable to play. I also enjoy knowing I spent over five and a half times less money on the Kingston versus the Modulus and it's still a great sounding bass.
     
  9. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Supporting Member

    I don't have a favorite bass, but my MTD 535 is my most comfortable player, even more than my 34" scale basses. As I often say, it's as if Mike made it for my hands. :) :) :)
     
  10. christle

    christle Supporting Member

    Jan 26, 2002
    Winnipeg, MB
    Right now I prefer to play my Precision. Although I do like playing my RBX270 now that it has flats on it :D

    Dan:bassist:
     
  11. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
  12. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    My Peavey Cirrus 6 is #1. But my Zon Sonus Custom fretless 5 is a close second.
     
  13. drd07

    drd07

    Jan 19, 2003
    My fav is my 70's reissue MIA precision with flats. Previously was an epiphone jack casady. Too bad because I'm soon to be a "former" jackster!
     
  14. nonsqtr

    nonsqtr The emperor has no clothes!

    Aug 29, 2003
    Burbank CA USA
    Wow, fretless5verfan, drool slobber pant pant...

    I love my Roscoe too! Mine's the fretless LG-3005.

    These days an F bass BN5 is my staple at gigs.

    Studio favorite: custom Alembic 5 string with extra wide string spacing. The world's heaviest and largest bass. Incomparable sound, can't be rivalled. Spanky or deep, it sounds awesome. Usually run it straight through the board, in mono or stereo. (The side LEDs are kinda useless though, you'd end up stoop shouldered if you tried to use it at a gig!)
     
  15. rogerbmiller

    rogerbmiller Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 16, 2003
    NYC
    Love em all. Lately, my fave is my Motley Wishbass. It sounds great, plays great, and people really stop to take notice. Second place is probably my Fodera Emperor, followed by my Heartfield 6 string.
     
  16. brian_t

    brian_t Guest

    Feb 20, 2003
    Zanesville, Ohio
    i love my Squier Affinity P-bass, it was my first and always puts out a sweet sound
     
  17. Figjam

    Figjam

    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    My Essex Fretless P. after i put new pickups in it, itl kickass.
     
  18. Funkize you

    Funkize you Guest

    Nov 4, 2003
    Westminster Ca.
    Lakland's.

    And Fixed up BTB 406, I like the way they feel, and with sweet Bartolini Pup's and the Fodera Preamp it REALLY KICKS.

    I also like the Fodera Oteil Burbridge plays.
     
  19. Mud Flaps

    Mud Flaps

    Feb 3, 2003
    Norton, MA
    I
    need
    a
    Lakland
    Skyline
    So...Bad!

    Or I will die.
     
  20. Funkize you

    Funkize you Guest

    Nov 4, 2003
    Westminster Ca.
    Everyone need's a lakland...

    I can live without mine... The only complaint I have is lack of 24 fretts.