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What electric bass are you mainly playing ?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Asr4, Jul 2, 2018.

  1. Fender Jazz Bass (or clone)

    161 vote(s)
  2. Fender Precision Bass (or clone)

    230 vote(s)
  3. Rickenbacker Bass (or clone)

    33 vote(s)
  4. Höfner viola Bass (or clone)

    7 vote(s)
  5. Ibanez Bass

    44 vote(s)
  6. Small production Bass

    86 vote(s)
  7. Neither of those

    201 vote(s)
  8. I hate electric bass, I prefer the banjo.

    6 vote(s)
  1. Asr4


    Oct 30, 2017
    To try giving an habit answer, for the thread “Bass guitar = Fender bass”
    Last edited: Jul 3, 2018
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  2. Jack, I'd love to answer,but what's happened, you see...the string in my leg is gone.
  3. Showdown


    Jan 21, 2002
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    Up until recently I would have said Fender Precision. But a bad back has caused me to switch to an extra short scale Ibanez Mikro. It has a P pickup that I swapped for a Dimarzio Model P and it sounds great like a P should, but is the size of a Strat. My back loves it. I've played two gigs this weekend and another tomorrow, I would be hurting badly right now with a long scale bass. Not a good picture, but this was last night.

  4. Bob Clayton

    Bob Clayton My P doesn’t have flats or tort Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2001
    Philly Suburbs
    Typically a Stingray 5
  5. symbolic_acts


    May 24, 2004
    mustang pj.
    I simply can't get over the thick twang and playability of shortscale basses, coming from previously playing a 35' scale for most of my playing.
    I don't think I'm going back to 34'+ ever, unless were talking multiscale.
    Eric ER, DMalinowski, frEQ and 2 others like this.
  6. Castrinato


    May 3, 2018
    Tony Franklin fretless P
    bkbirge and fretlessguy like this.
  7. Bass V

    Bass V

    Dec 11, 2008
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    I really want a Mikro and some shorties but I'm afraid they'll sway me from my standards...
    I'm in love with my new #1 the Peavey Zodiac BXP it's got all I want. the neck is really comfortable, slim and fast yet still gives a little bit of fight plus the old classic BIG sounds are what I dig. light, slim, and sexy as hell, I need a 2nd for flats, and maybe more with rosewood boards. they're that sweet, and dirt cheap.
  8. Snaxster


    Nov 29, 2008
    If this is the one you mean,

    then I think you are simply mistaken about that OP's intent. As written, that post is a reasonable and cogent inquiry. I myself am old enough to remember the last remnants of the "Fender bass" usage at large, so I understood why they would ask.

    Crossing out the word "troll" in your post does not conceal your hostility. It isn't even thinly veiled.

    If you want to know what players' main bass is, why not just ask? No need to use the question as a pretext for denigrating someone else's thread.
  9. murmur70

    murmur70 Supporting Member

    May 3, 2017
  10. Oddly


    Jan 17, 2014
    Dublin, Ireland.
    I voted 'Small Production Bass' for my Epiphone Rumblekat.
  11. Karlson541

    Karlson541 Inactive

    Jun 9, 2018
    As the poll shows so far at this moment, it appears that 13 out of 22 times using the term Fender Bass about any given electric bass guitar you would be wrong.
    9 out of 22 times you would be correct though.


    Using the term Fender Bass about all electric bass guitars might not be the wisest seen from a gambling perspective, but it shows you are willing to take risks and go against the odds for the chance of a higher payout in the end.

    Personality: You are a bit of a rebel, living for the moment.

    Motto: Where no one dares no one wins!
    Last edited: Jul 2, 2018
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  12. mongo2


    Feb 17, 2008
    Da Shaw
    I had been mostly using a Hofner Ignition Club bass for the last few years. I had worked with several others but I kept going back to the Hofner.

    However, last week I completed the resurrection an old Silvertone Model 1444 by Danelectro and I've switched to that. It took me about 40 years since I bought the 1444 in pieces to get it done, but now I can't stop playing it. It looks like this one will unseat the Hofner as my #1.
    Bass V and dan1952 like this.
  13. firetec05


    Nov 19, 2014
    G&L L2000
    dbbltime and alan davis like this.
  14. FunkySpoo

    FunkySpoo Supporting Member

    Feb 6, 2002
    Spector Euro5LX
  15. 7AA318B0-21C9-4BD0-9752-734E84BB4A39.jpeg Fender jazz. Medium scale.
    ihaveaquestion and fretlessguy like this.
  16. Asr4


    Oct 30, 2017
    You are right. I have fixed my first message that may be displaced and would harm (even if it wasn't my intention).
    I was not conscious of the cultural differences between “troll” in french and in english.
  17. alan davis

    alan davis

    Apr 22, 2009
    Gibson thunderbird
    Miles_ONeal and Alex Bass like this.
  18. dab12ax7ef


    Sep 25, 2011
    Waiting for the StingRay option in the poll.
  19. tb4sbp


    May 9, 2017
    North East
    I didn't see the (clone) part, so I put other
    My #1 at the moment is a Sire V7 4 string Alder/Rosewood J-Bass
    A beautiful bass in all areas of concern

  20. Ghastly


    Oct 18, 2015
    Mill Valley
    '73 Fender

    saabfender, JIO, meatwad and 13 others like this.
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