What is the combined age of your current bass collection?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Fender32, May 25, 2007.

  1. 3 years or less

    37 vote(s)
  2. 4 to 10 years (inclusive)

    31 vote(s)
  3. 11 to 20 years (inclusive)

    18 vote(s)
  4. 21 to 30 years (inclusive)

    13 vote(s)
  5. 31 to 50 years (inclusive)

    22 vote(s)
  6. 51 to 80 years (inclusive)

    16 vote(s)
  7. 81 to 100 years (inclusive)

    10 vote(s)
  8. 101 to 150 years (inclusive)

    11 vote(s)
  9. 151 to 200 years (inclusive)

    8 vote(s)
  10. Over 201 years! Pictures and full details, please ;-)

    14 vote(s)
  1. stealth51


    Jan 26, 2007
    Chicago, IL
    75 years
  2. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Indianapolis, IN
    18 years
  3. T-MOST


    Dec 10, 2004
    NJ via NYC
    24.5 years. Thats includes a 24 year old Fender P.
  4. What I have left adds up to 39 years. I have a Univox U1970
    bought new in 1971. I had a Peavey T40 bought new in 1979 and a MIM Jazz fretless bought in 2003. A year ago I bought
    my first Lakland (a 4-94) I followed that up 8 months ago with a 55-01, and the newest addition is A JO 4 fretless. The Peavey and the Fender didn't get used much after the Laklands got there so they are gone now.
  5. Guys - we ought to get out more. I've just spent half an hour in my music room dating my basses. I know - I'm just a sad bastard. My 8 Wals each have a 7 screw back plate which you have to take off to see the date inside. Did I bother. YES!!
    Well they add up to 345 years (there are 21 of them). Here's my oldest and newest. The oldie is a '64 P. Bass and the newest in a 2006 MIA Jazz with a Status Graphite neck (they're both beauts - hope you agree).


  6. atrapp


    Dec 4, 2006
    Portland, OR
    263 years +/- 10
  7. BassFelt


    Mar 26, 2002
    Over 201. I didn't calculate it - nor would it be possible. But 4 of them count up to about 170 (Fenders of course) and one out of the rest of the bunch is a funky ol' guitarron that looks about century old :)
  8. Thor

    Thor Gold Supporting Member In Memoriam

    About 120.

    Oldest is a 63 Gibson Eb3.
  9. Most of my basses are only a couple years old (and one is from 2007), but I do have an '88 Steinberger and an '81 Ric, which gives me 45 years right there.

    Then I have a Dark Star P with a 57RI P body and a 62RI Jazz neck, both of which have some age on them. I have no idea how to "date" a Frankenbass as such.
  10. Jim Carr

    Jim Carr Dr. Jim

    Jan 21, 2006
    Denton, TX or Kailua, HI
    fEARful Kool-Aid dispensing liberal academic card-carrying union member Musicians Local 72-147
    Hey bro! Mine totals 278 years for 7 electrics (total 121 years) and a
    flatback gamba cornered ~1850 tirolean double bass (157 years). On
    that bass you can see the traces on the tuners of the hammer/anvil
    blows when the "hat-rack" iron tuning keys were forged from red-hot
    ball-end/geared rods!

    Not doing the pics now, as most of them have been on TB before, except
    for the double bass. :cool:
  11. SuperSnake2012

    SuperSnake2012 floppy b strings

    Dec 12, 2006
    Bronx, NY
    Fender P: 1978
    Fender J: 2005

    That gives me 31! :D
  12. atrapp


    Dec 4, 2006
    Portland, OR
    LOL... 278 with two basses... nice:p . It takes all 16 of my basses to hit 263. The oldest around 27 - 28 the newest 2 or so.

  13. :) Thanks to everyone who's contributed so far, I'm finding this as interesting as it is surprising :smug: ! My guess was that most votes would be in the 11 to 20 years catagory (how wrong can one guy be :meh: )?

    Also, I must apologise for not being clearer in my original post :( , but I really meant to ask about bass guitars, as opposed to uprights, for statistics purposes at least.

    As it now states in the (newly-edited ;) ) original post, could anyone adding to the poll just list the combined ages of their bass guitars please and then add a post telling us what the combined age of their collection is with and without the DB/DBs included?

    I'm not trying to descriminate here, for any reason other than that I am curious about the scale of vintage bass guitar ownership here on TB and this thread seemed like a good way to find out how widespread it is. If lots of people add DBs to their poll vote, it's going to look as if we have a whole lot more people with large vintage bass guitar collections, than we actually do! I'm sure you understand :) .

    So, please keep those votes, comments and photos ;) coming in!

  14. My sole Roscoe is about 5 years old.
  15. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Inactive

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    DR Strings
    Over 300 years easy.
  16. WarriorJoe7

    WarriorJoe7 Inactive

    Mar 12, 2004
    Syracuse, NY
    same here... I got a 63, a 71, a 79, and 2 more lawsuit basses from the 70s... several early 80s G&Ls that put me over 200. then I got about 80 more basses all a few years old... some 80s and 90s... probably close to 500 years altogether realistically
  17. aesir6


    Apr 5, 2006
    Odessa Texas
    Right at/over 80yrs. The oldest being my 68' Hagstrom, 2nd being 69-71 Fender Mustang(Thats why it says right over or at 80 years.) Then 2, 4 year old Ibanez's. And a 2-3 year old PV Grind.
  18. savit260


    Mar 6, 2006
    Looks like I'm at 112 between my 7 electric basses, four of which are only a few years old.
  19. Lorenzini

    Lorenzini Supporting Member

    Dec 31, 2004
    Los Angeles
    A hair under 30 years. Not much. Not bad.
  20. Wow :eek: ! That's some list in your profile, WarriorJoe7.

    I know that I implied that this is not a "competition", but if it was .... I think that you'd be in with a shout ;) !

    Where on earth do you keep them all? On stands, in cases, or do you run a guitar store (pardon my ignorance)?