What Custom Made Bassists Bass Is Your Favorite?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Funk$tar, Jan 13, 2015.


  1. Funk$tar

    Funk$tar Guest

    Jun 8, 2013
    What bass made just for one certain bass player is your absolute favorite, wether it be design, tone, etc...

    To name a favorite of mine, I'd have to say Bootsy Collins "SpaceBass" which first appeared somewhere around '76 I think. The tone is great and the design was awesome, not sure if I can say the same for the 2014 model because It just seems a little too flashy, but then again that's how Bootsy Likes his basses!

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  2. Clark Dark

    Clark Dark

    Mar 3, 2005
    earth

    His style and recording technique has evolved since his first album. Now he sends multiple lines to the board and the increased number of pups reflect what he wants to go to tape and the board.

    I have a number of faves, Gary Willis' Ibby, Nathan East's Yamaha for two. Good choice though.
     
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  3. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Rickenbacker guru..........

    Apr 11, 2006
    My favorite? The Martin Keith Elfin 5 that was custom made for........................................










    Me! :bassist:
     
  4. Doctor J

    Doctor J

    Dec 23, 2005
    Geddy's Wal immediately springs to mind.
     
  5. Turnaround

    Turnaround Commercial User

    May 6, 2004
    Toronto Canada
    Independent Instrument Technician, and Contractor to Club Bass and Guitar - Toronto
    We don't have custom made bassists in Canada. It's against our constitution. All bassists are created equal (Chapter 6, verse 66).
     
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  6. OldDirtyBassist

    OldDirtyBassist

    Mar 13, 2014
    Lemmy's engraved walnut 4003..
    Jerry Jemmott's Abe Rivera
    Gene Simmon's Spector prototype(?)

    Bob Babbitt's Fender(?) in this video:
     
  7. For me, it's gotta be Thundercat's 6-string Ibanez artcore.
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  8. Doc Mojo

    Doc Mojo

    Oct 29, 2014
    Ohio
    The Pee Wee Herman Squier Jazz Bass limited theater edition. It wasn't real popular due to a finish that was sticky and would never dry.



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  9. 20db pad

    20db pad

    Feb 11, 2003
    I been everywhere, man...
    None. At all.
    Fodera Anthony Jackson Presentation II.

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  10. 7dollarbologna

    7dollarbologna Supporting Member

    Apr 22, 2014
    Downtown Albuquerque
    Desert Eccentric
    Les Claypool's Carl Thompson and pachyderm basses.
     
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  11. VSN_Guitars

    VSN_Guitars Commercial User

    Dec 28, 2014
    Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
    Owner/Operator of VSN Guitars. www.vsnguitars.com
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    Warwick Stuart Zender Signature Bass
     
  12. I'm gonna have to say Billy Sheehan's 'wife bass'. And, I'm not even a P-Bass kinda guy. If that bass had a mouth, I bet it could tell some damn good stories.

    And, I'm also gonna have to throw in Gene Simmons' Spector proto-type bass that someone mentioned ahead of me. I wonder how many times that bass has been laid, with it bein' Gene's bass, and all?:bassist:
     
  13. ChefKen

    ChefKen

    Aug 30, 2014
    NW CT
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2015
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  14. I´d have to say Nathan East Yamaha BB....but when I tried it I didn´t like the string spacing and the glossy finish on the neck.
     
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  15. PeaveyPlayer

    PeaveyPlayer Supporting Member

    Jul 15, 2014
    Winnipeg, Manitoba
    Nathan easts yamaha bbNE2 564627E7BFDA4207BA2584650929AFD6_12001.jpg
     
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  16. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Gold Supporting Member

    John Entwistle's Alembic Exploiter. I'd never want one, but it's a bada$$ design.

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  17. socialleper

    socialleper Bringer of doom and top shelf beer Supporting Member

    May 31, 2009
    Canyon Country, CA
    The Warwick Streamer Stage 2 that Troy Sanders had made. I don't think he has ever really used it since he immediately went back to Fender, but its one glorious looking piece of wood.
     
  18. Nino D

    Nino D

    Oct 31, 2012
    Albany,NY
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  19. Jake72

    Jake72

    Jul 26, 2014
    Maple Valley, WA
    Claypool's "rainbow" 6 string

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  20. friendlybass

    friendlybass

    Jul 19, 2012
    Colorado
    Flea's rainbow modulus Flea2.jpg
    Even if this is just for this Gk ad i drool over it
     
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