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What Kind of Bass Guitar do you Play (Re-loaded)? BE SURE TO REVOTE!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by john turner, Apr 18, 2008.

  1. 4-string fretted

  2. 4-string fretless

  3. 5-string fretted

  4. 5-string fretless

  5. 6-string fretted

  6. 6-string fretless

  7. 7-string fretted

  8. 7-string fretless

  9. 8-string fretted (non-doubled)

  10. 8-string fretless (non-doubled)

  11. 9-string fretted

  12. 9-string fretless

  13. 10-string fretted (non-doubled)

  14. 10-string fretless (non-doubled)

  15. 11-string fretted

  16. 11-string fretless

  17. 2x and 3x course fretted (8,10,12+ (2x 4,5,6+ string) and 12,15,18+ (3x 4,5,6+ string))

  18. 2x and 3x course fretless (8,10,12+ (2x 4,5,6+ string) and 12,15,18+ (3x 4,5,6+ string))

  19. unlisted fretted/fretless (please elaborate in thread)

  20. doubleneck 7-string fretted/7-string fretless

Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Ray H.

    Ray H. Supporting Member

    Mar 29, 2015
    Waterloo, Oregon
    My 1999 Fender USA Hot Rod P-Bass and 2015 Squier James Johnston Jazz Bass

    Attached Files:

  2. 9Thumbs


    Jul 3, 2013
    I have been playing a fretless Fender Jazz Bass since 1976. This year I bought a fretted P bass. 2 weeks ago I bought my first upright. Tomorrow I have a gig where all I'm bringing is the upright. The tone of the monster is so cool that there is a good chance I'll be putting the Fenders in the closet unless it's raining( I drive a pickup truck)
    JRA likes this.
  3. MyMusic


    Jun 1, 2010
    Dover, De
    My Carvin XB75 and Fender FSR Antigua Precision.Considering getting into the fretless world.

    Carvin XB75 Honeyburst over Mahogany.JPG Fender FSR Antigua Precision Bass.JPG
  4. Spidey2112


    Aug 3, 2016
    Makes a great thumb rest...
  5. What is this body style called?


    What is the purpose of the upper attached wing?
  6. Lee Moses

    Lee Moses

    Apr 2, 2013
    Single cut.

    It's mostly aesthetic, but some players say the additional body mass helps tone (doubtful) or balance (quite possibly).
    MasterBlaster likes this.
  7. Asthetic? Really? I think that look is terrible.

    I was really thinking it served a better purpose than just looks...
  8. Wow.. never assumed there were so many 4 stringers vs 5.

    Perhaps only jazz guys play 5.. Go figure why people mind to have a low B handy at all times.
    MasterBlaster likes this.
  9. I just think it would be cool to have a B to play with. You can always ignore it, until you want it.

    I have this on its way to me.

    oldfartatplay and ShlomoBass like this.
  10. NealBass

    NealBass Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2014
    Rickenbacker 4001's (4001CS & 4001v63). Both use Rick-O-Sound exclusively. Both are stock, apart from the vintage reproduction wiring harnesses. I like the necks and the tones. I cheat and use MOOG bass pedals for the low-low stuff.

    4001CS. 4001V63. Setup-June-2016.

    [EDIT]- Added another 4001v63

    Last edited: Oct 3, 2016
  11. Cookie Bass

    Cookie Bass

    Sep 23, 2016
    4 strings Fretted ( F Jazz):bassist:
    5 strings Fretted and fretless ( Ibanez BTB Fretted and Godin A5 Fretless):hyper:
    6 string fretless (Lutherie Bass):cool:
  12. The Am. Std. Fretless with the ETB92 Nylons.

    8oZrTXv. yeyHNkN.
    rumblejunkie likes this.
  13. 66pbass


    Dec 25, 2002
    Pittsburgh, PA
    My fretted MTD535 is my main bass, followed by my '65 fretless Pbass, and occasionally the Lightwave fretless 5
  14. mongo2


    Feb 17, 2008
    Da Shaw
    Since my last post in January 2016 my DIY conversion experiments have continued and I've switched completely over to using basses made converting relatively inexpensive 24-3/4" scale guitars. My most frequently used bass is this conversion of an Ibanez AF55 hollowbody guitar:

    Ibanez AF-55 Bass Conversion.
    oldfartatplay likes this.
  15. I now live in the four string world. Fodera at home.JPG
  16. Stevorebob

    Stevorebob Well... I Am Here, Aren't I? Supporting Member

    Sep 29, 2011
    Los Angeles
    Love the waste bin of pedals.
  17. Totally unintentional but very apropos. (had to look that one up)
  18. Very elegant. My first impression was "A bass wearing a tuxedo"
  19. PunkNerve

    PunkNerve Fender Guitar and Bass Historian

    Apr 24, 2016
    Fretted 4 string Jazz Bass. :)
  20. A Sea Foam Pearl, Spl. Edition Deluxe PJ Precision.

    JkoPGUM. gZmamsV. zW3Drmz.
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