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. Not bad, indeed! Old doesn't necessarily = good.

    I wouldn't mind 30 years worth of "new" Sadowskies" (Sadowskys :meh: ?), for example ;) .
     
  2. steve21

    steve21 Inactive

    Currently

    06 Ibanez (1 year)
    03 Squier (coming up on 4 years)

    5 years (almost)
     
  3. I've had so much G.A.S. that almost all of my gear is new.
     
  4. A9X

    A9X Inactive

    Dec 27, 2003
    29 basses - 526 years.

    I also have two electric guitars - 34 years.
     
  5. Crikey :eek: ! That's some collection, by the sounds of it!

    Are they mostly '80s basses, by any chance?
     
  6. A9X

    A9X Inactive

    Dec 27, 2003
    Mainly 80's, with a few 70's, 90's (least #) and 2000's.

    Just realised typo with the guitars - they're both 1980, so 54, not 34 years.
     
  7. Bone

    Bone

    Oct 28, 2006
    Over 300, old guy, too much gear.
     
  8. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Retired Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    54. That's for 12 basses. I don't know how to add in the one that's overdue from Lakland.
     
  9. SherpaKahn

    SherpaKahn

    Dec 1, 2005
    Bronx, NYC
    93 years.

    1 23 year-old Ibanez Musician
    1 22 year-old Musician
    1 38 year-old Teisco bass

    Amps is a different story....
     
  10. Bill G.

    Bill G.

    Dec 2, 2005
    Baton Rouge
    Combined age for my current family is 24 years; average age is 8.

    ('95 Stingray, '97 P-bass, '05 Stingray 5)
     
  11. Easy! Subtract the amount of years that you've been waiting for it, from your total :D .
     
    • 1992 Fender Jazz Plus V: 15 years
    • 1992 Ibanez SR-800: 15 years
    • 1995 Washburn MB-2: 12 years
    • 1996 Ibanez SR-1206: 11 years
    • 2002 Fender Standard Jazz Bass: 5 years
    • 2003 Yamaha RBX 775: 4 years
    • 2003 Yamaha RBX 775 fretless: 4 years
    • 2005 Mike Lull Modern 5: 2 years
    • 2007 Fender Deluxe Active P Bass Special: <1 year
    Approximate total age: 69 years
     
  12. redstrand

    redstrand

    May 18, 2007
    Saint Louis, MO
    Fool For Four Strings
    At a little less than 24 hours...I'm still changing the diapers.:p :bassist:
     
  13. Tom Howland

    Tom Howland Supporting Member

    Feb 11, 2003
    :cool:
    Funny.
    To clarify, I sold all my vintage fender and Gibsons in 2007.
    I colected them since 1980.
    The basses I have now are less than 1yr. old.
     
  14. saxnbass

    saxnbass

    Mar 9, 2006
    Nashville, TN
    Currently 22, but it used to be significantly more.
     
  15. lpdeluxe

    lpdeluxe Still rockin'

    Nov 22, 2004
    Deep E Texas
    I added up my bass ages and divided by the number of basses, and voted for the answer...


    Oooops. It's not the average that we're voting on!

    OK, for basses the total is 9. Including g**tars (flattops, resonators, electric, lap steel, pedal steel) 325 +/-.

    My OLDEST bass is from 2000 (I recently traded off my old ones for a new Fender, which considerably altered the numbers). My newest one is the Fender, from November 06 (neck date).

    My oldest g**tar is from 1937.
     
  16. S'funny, my collections going the other way at the moment (i.e. getting older).

    Still, if it wasn't for these shifts in bass tastes, there'd be no vintage market, I guess :smug: |!?
     
  17. Seven basses = 125 years more or less.

    1974 Fender Jazz
    78-80 no name jazz. My first bass that's been restored.
    83-84 Rick 4003
    87 Pedulla
    99 Lakland 55-94 Deluxe
    2000 Ibanez SR406
    05 Rob Allen Mouse 30


    Not sure if my restored bass counts though.
    The body and some of the hardware is original, the neck is about 10 years old. The electronics are less than a year old.
     
  18. datsgora

    datsgora Guest

    May 23, 2007
    N. Ca. Martinez
    1983 Squire P = 24 yrs
    1983 Squire P = 24yrs
    1988 Warmoth P = 19yrs
    1990 Warmoth P = 17yrs
    1994 Ovation acoustic= 13yrs
    1997 Warmoth J = 10yrs
    1998 Squire J = 9 yrs
    1999 Fender P= 8 yrs
    2001 G&L JB-2 = 6yrs
    2002 steinburger spirit = 5yrs
    2003 Micheal Kelly acoustic = 4yrs
    2004 Warmoth P = 3yrs
    2005 SX J 5'er = 2yrs
    2006 Warmoth J = 1yr

    145 yrs total.......I never would have thought....great thread!
    John
     
  19. wow, mines a little baby, not even 2 yet