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)
    20.6%
  2. 4 to 10 years (inclusive)

    31 vote(s)
    17.2%
  3. 11 to 20 years (inclusive)

    18 vote(s)
    10.0%
  4. 21 to 30 years (inclusive)

    13 vote(s)
    7.2%
  5. 31 to 50 years (inclusive)

    22 vote(s)
    12.2%
  6. 51 to 80 years (inclusive)

    16 vote(s)
    8.9%
  7. 81 to 100 years (inclusive)

    10 vote(s)
    5.6%
  8. 101 to 150 years (inclusive)

    11 vote(s)
    6.1%
  9. 151 to 200 years (inclusive)

    8 vote(s)
    4.4%
  10. Over 201 years! Pictures and full details, please ;-)

    14 vote(s)
    7.8%
  1. stealth51

    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

    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).

    64PBass1.jpg

    Stealthjazz1.jpg
     
  6. atrapp

    atrapp

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

    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

    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!

    :hyper:
     
  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

    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

    savit260

    Mar 6, 2006
    Boston
    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)?