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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. inluvwithsara


    Sep 29, 2004
    Fairfax, VA
    All Fretless, a zeta crossover EUB, a Fretless ubass, a Fretless 5 string Boulder Creek Acoustic Bass
  2. PauFerro


    Jun 8, 2008
    United States
    Still playing the same old 4 string fretted as always!
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  3. thatbassdude


    Nov 28, 2016
    I play strictly Schecter basses specifically the omen Extreme 4&5s.
    Four to b
    Five to g
    Threw a Krank D-800 and a classic Ampeg 8-10


    Jul 18, 2016
    Louisville Ky
    Still playing a 4 string fretted bass after 40 years
    The 5 -6+ craze just hasn't hit me yet, never will.
    As far as manufacturers goes it seems you always have the loyalist to Leo Fender = Fender, Music Man, G&L & then you have the Gibson clan which I am one on their six strings guitars..
    And then you have those sweet Ibanez guitars & basses with great feeling necks, action etc. @ great prices..
    Then you have all the others = Alembic , Fodera etc.

    I've got friends in LOW Places..
  5. gsgbass


    Mar 14, 2014
    I just acquired this USA Geddy Lee jazz. A very well made Fender Jazz.

    Last edited: Dec 24, 2016
    Paul LF, _Bam_, mgauge and 2 others like this.
  6. ChildofThunder


    Nov 2, 2016
    A Zon Sonus 5 string!
  7. Mia92

    Mia92 Banned

    Dec 8, 2016
    There is more to 5 string than only extra notes. You can play songs up the higher frets using B string. Good for small hands. Adds different tonal possibilities.
  8. gsgbass


    Mar 14, 2014
    My Spl. Edition Jazz showed up today.

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    Last edited: Jan 5, 2017
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  9. gsgbass


    Mar 14, 2014
    Back to Three again. I reacquired my Am. Std. Jazz today.

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    Last edited: Jan 5, 2017
  10. mgauge


    Dec 21, 2009
    Chicago, IL
    LOL, I tried to get used to a 5, but I just prefer my 4!
  11. _Bam_


    Jan 5, 2017
    After a long hiatus....I found a Fender MIM Jazz in mint condition for $90 from a guy that didn't really know what he was selling. Love it and am probably ruined from most other brands because of it.
    azfatboy and gsgbass like this.
  12. Badwater


    Jan 12, 2017
    A Yamaha BB424X is my current main bass. It's old school design like a P bass with modern features like 5 piece chunky neck, string through bridge, deep neck joint, and P/J setup. I'll post photos soon.
  13. azfatboy


    May 11, 2016
    @john turner

    Does a Bass VI simply fall under the "6 string fretted" category?

    They are not the same to me. Frankly I think the VI is significant enough to warrant its own polling position. Especially now that I own one!!! :)
  14. oldfartatplay

    oldfartatplay Guest

    Oct 8, 2016
    I've 3 4-string fretted basses, a Mann, an Ibanez, and a Hagstrom Concorde I, which is my main squeeze. The Mann is a double neck (bass/6-string) and the Ibanez is a Gio, I think, with active pickups.
  15. gsgbass


    Mar 14, 2014
    My Am. Std. I ordered, showed up the other day. It's a good player. ChX38UU. y7AOWUn.
  16. Tobin58


    Jan 15, 2017
    It's been fender P and Jazz for years...recently got a G&L SB-2...I'm hooked! This thing is awesome!
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  17. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    when this poll was made the # of positions was limited to 20. not sure if the new forum software has the same limitations. if not, the next gen poll might have that as an option :)
  18. wishforbass


    Jun 23, 2016
    I never play 4 string .
    I started with 5 string .
    I own one bass myself and that's yamaha bb415.it's play well and for price they are great .just need some small change.
    in some show and gig I use a bass that is hand made and it was own by my teacher but in one of our show that was in north of my country ,for first time I play a 3 string bass that own by my teacher .
    it was fun but kind of hard because I was use to my fiver .
    really like try a 4 string but scare that can't dowtune to bead without getting loose string .
  19. rfslick


    Dec 31, 2008
    Benicia, CA. USA
    Most of the time I play my SX Jazz. With Rondo bridge, new volumne pots and copper lining in pickup and control cavities. New stainless Dunlop strings.
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  20. Gabu


    Jan 2, 2001
    Lake Elsinore, CA
    The longest playing bass I have is a Steinberger Spirit 5 string. Went through many instruments, looking for something... and my main axe was a 75 reissue Fender Jazz. I also plated a 5 string Jazz deluxe, and a MIM Precision quite a bit. I ended up selling pretty much everything I owned paying off a divorce... when I got on the other end of that tunnel, I just had my Steinberger left. My very first bass was an Aria Pro II Straycat, which I traded in and bought a 60s Eko violin bass. That one I lost in a big sell off when I had to bail a relative out of jail. I think if I could get any of those back, I'd be happy adding back just the Jazz and the Eko Violin bass.