What Do You HAVE to Look At?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Bassmanbob, Feb 19, 2013.

  1. Bassmanbob

    Bassmanbob Supporting Member

    I like to look through the bass classifieds here at Talkbass from time to time, even if I'm not looking for a new bass. I've noticed that I seem to be compelled to look at certain basses, even if I know there's no way I'm going to purchase it.

    These are the basses I find myself almost forced to look at:
    *All Roscoes
    *All CB Basses
    *Most Foderas, except Yin Yang Foderas or Monarch
    *All single cuts, no matter who makes them
    *anything with Walnut in it
    *Most F Basses, especially if it has a ceruse finish
    *All Fenders pre 1966 (my birth year is 1965)
    *All Hofners

    So do you have certain basses or categories of basses that you HAVE to look at in the classifieds? If so, what are they?
  2. Plucky The Bassist

    Plucky The Bassist Bassist for Michael "Epic Mic" Rowe

    Jul 30, 2010
    Houston, TX
    Ibanez, Wal, Warwick, and Rickenbacker
  3. alembicguy

    alembicguy Lone Wolf Miner of iron ore Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2007
    Spector,Alembics (when they pop up)
  4. Warwick, odd color Fenders, single cuts, hollow/semihollow bodies, anything I haven't heard of.
  5. Baird6869

    Baird6869 LET'S GO BLUE JAYS...(in 2016)...LET'S GO!!

    Pretty much all 5 strings.

    I am kinda set, but still like to browse during boring conference calls.
  6. Marginal Tom

    Marginal Tom

    Apr 28, 2010
    O'Fallon, IL
    Laklands, Spectors, Lulls, Nordstrands, Sterlings. I do wish there were separate categories for 4-string, 5-string and other to speed up the search process.
  7. the yeti

    the yeti Supporting Member

    Nov 6, 2007
    raleigh, nc
    roscoe, lakland, warmoth, mpg, warwick.
  8. D.M.N.

    D.M.N. (O)))) Supporting Member

    Oct 6, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA
    *All Fenders, especially if there's a possibility of BnB neck or a Tele bass
    *60s Gibsons
    *Any listing involving JBLs
  9. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    Ric and Hofner
  10. hailet


    Sep 16, 2012
    Mount Prospect,IL
    Warwicks make me drool even if I know I can't afford them.
  11. Any thing MusicMan, Warwick, Spector

    But Lately, its been Cabscabscabscabscabscabscabscabscabscabscabs
  12. TomA1234


    Jul 27, 2009
    Fareham, England
    Ones I can't afford :p

    Mostly Spectors and Warwicks though.
  13. DjNawo


    Jan 24, 2013
    Spectors, Warwicks, Rickenbackers, Jazz Fenders.
  14. 4dog


    Aug 18, 2012
    Ibbys only Ibbys, well ESP LTD'S once in awhile
  15. fenders and musicmans
  16. interesting idea for a thread..

    i'm guilty of this. i'd never buy another bass unless it was a clifford roi (what can i say.. i'm part of that cult.) but theres some stuff i love to look at and pretend i might buy

    cool looking fenders. i know its lame, but the right combo of woods/colors/pick guards/blocks on the fingerboard/ext, sometimes just gets me. old or new.

    badass old hollowbodys.


    foderas (i dont even like them, but sometimes you'll find some cool pieces. i also like to marvel at the pricetag.)

    modern J-style 6 strings- like callowhill, or LowEndJazz, ext.


    1x12" high end cabinets

    small lightweight heads

  17. I find myself partial to Stambaugh and CB. Ya simply don't know what they're going to do next.
  18. snyderz

    snyderz Supporting Member

    Aug 20, 2000
    AZ mountains
    Unlined fretless 4 strings
  19. NicJimBass

    NicJimBass Is this thing on!? Supporting Member

    Nov 22, 2004
    Lancaster, OH
    64 Audio · DR Strings · Source Audio · Hipshot
    Peaveys. I scour the GC used site every morning at 8am EST, which seems to be when they update the lists.
  20. elgecko


    Apr 30, 2007
    Anasleim, CA
    Graphite necked basses.