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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. Mojo-Man


    Feb 11, 2003
    1970-Fretless P-Bass.
    1966-Jazz Bass.
    1982-AV Reissue 1962-P-Bass ( Fretted )
    Custom Wide Jazz 5-String Fretless.
  2. nilorius

    nilorius SUSPENDED

    Oct 27, 2016
    Riga - Latvia
    1962 jazz bass (Jaco)
    D'alessandro custom fretless 5
    Ibanez GWB1005
  3. Gunther


    Jun 11, 2013
    Sleepy Ville, USA
    Should a' kept my very funky Gibson Tobias 5 string. There was so much wrong with it from Gibson and so much right about it with the Tobias bolt on neck and Bartolini's. Lightweight, always in tune and the best recording sound I've ever had. Through my archaic Unicord 90 watt amp with an old 15" Altec Lansing, the sound cut like a knife even next to these guys with Twins and Marshals. I changed amps to get more power and it was a grave mistake. I started buying basses to match the amp. Still have amp, discontinued of course for very obvious reasons and the bass I have now is a lovely G&L JB with ebony fingerboard but a 1-1/2" nut and a 12" radius. 12" radius is something to contend with but the sound is worth it.
  4. BC Rich Girl

    BC Rich Girl

    May 30, 2018
    Pretty much exclusive to BC Rich instruments...many people might try to argue that BC Rich are junk, but it's all in the matter of selection and modification. Why modify??? To make the instrument have the character you want it to have, obviously. That is the joy of BC Rich...the exotic sports car of guitars. The older ones are much better in my opinion. I've played 4 and 5 string Riches - mostly punk rock and heavy metal (original bands - no cover bands)...I don't own a 5 but they feel nice. Been playing since 1997. I've owned a Dean, a kit bass ( Flying V ) and 6 Rich basses, one of which is Neck thru 1980's Eagle BC Rico (lawsuit era)...the Rico feels the best and the weight is not too heavy. Normally, I change pickups out to a seymore Duncan model, and aside from the vintage rico, all have had their hardware blacked out. I also like DR coated bass strings because I feel that they stay bright sounding much longer than ordinary nickel.
    RexxRokket and Zoobiedood like this.
  5. wraub


    Apr 9, 2004
    ennui, az
    previated devert
    My main players are both modded MIJ Squier basses from the 80s. They are stellar, and I have no regrets. :)
    Rumbledore likes this.
  6. Az4stringer

    Az4stringer Supporting Member

    Jun 27, 2018
    Tucson, AZ
    Lakland Skyline Ice Blue Metallic 44-60
    Lakland Skyline 44-AJ
    Carvin LB70 (purchased in 1989)
    Hadean U-Bass
  7. I have 1 4string and 1 5string. Come October I plan to own another 5 string.
  8. Teijo K.

    Teijo K. Commercial User

    Sep 8, 2014
    Jyväskylä, Finland
    Endorsing Artist: CCP
    After 18 years with various 6 string basses, I bought a Rickenbacker 4 string bass. My six string basses have been mostly collecting dust for the last year or so.
  9. Muddslide


    Feb 23, 2007
    Mobile, Alabama
    Believe I've posted here before, but in 40 playing years, I've owned all sorts...5ers, 6ers, fretless, active, an 8 string (doubled courses), hollowbodies, many different brands, new, vintage, custom, cheap, high end...

    What I've found is that if I could have only one, I'd be content with a passive, fretted 4 banger. Really all I need. Something P-flavored, thank you. Nothing fancy.

    But I gotta say, I do sometimes GAS for an AGB, another 8 string and a vintage-look hollowbody to string with flats...

    I just can't see or justify owning more than one bass or paying more than $250-500 for one ever again.

    Maybe if I ever started gigging again...
  10. nonohmic

    nonohmic Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 2005
    ABQ, NM.
    It's good to read this. I would be more than happy with my P in that price range, all GAS is just that, gas. As in it's nothing, it's ethereal.
  11. In Alphabetical Order:
    Conklin GTBD-7
    De Armond Ashbory
    Donner Ubass
    Elegee Custom Fretless 6
    F Bass BN6
    F Bass VF6-PJ Fretless
    Fodera Emperor Standard 6
    Goldfish Bassfish
    Greg Curbow Petite 6
    Hofner 182 Shortscale
    Ibanez Soundgear SR885
    Kala U-Bass SUB Solidbody
    Ken Smith KSD Burner Deluxe 6
    MusicMan Bongo HS 6 PDN Honey Roasted
    No-Name P-Bass Fretless
    Squier Katana
    Warwick Thumb BO 6
    Warwick-Rockbass Alien Deluxe 6
    Storius-GVA likes this.
  12. SpecOps


    Sep 15, 2018
    Late 80's G&L L-2000.
    Sears Cort w/ Seymour Duncan Quarter Pounder pup.
    Zoobiedood likes this.
  13. Jetgloz


    Nov 3, 2018
    A Rickenbacker 4003 & a Fender Jazz.
    Rumbledore likes this.
  14. gebass6

    gebass6 We're not all trying to play the same music.

    My new bass.
    An new LTD D6.
    And my older Tune TWB63WN with an unlined fretless fingerboard.(The same one in #1244)
  15. Smoothmove

    Smoothmove Supporting Member

    Mar 29, 2015
    Lebanon , Oregon
    5DA1664B-1D27-47BE-9753-4DCBC4999FB0.jpeg Just got this bad boy:)
    Sandberg VM-4, Amazing bass!!!
    Plutonium244 likes this.
  16. sninja


    May 21, 2012
    Tokyo, Japan
    My one and only bass is Crews Maniac Sound model Uncle HB.
    Bought it used in Tokyo.
    Body is ash (lightweight, all bass weights only 8.3lbs), neck is hard maple, fretboard is kind of rosewood. Very stable, frets are glued as far as I could say, my action at 12th fret is 1mm at 4th and 1.6mm at 1st string.
    Bridge is Badass Bass II, tuning pegs are Gotoh GB-528.
    It has Duncan's SMB-4D ceramic MM-type pickup in a position closer to the bridge, than 'rays, and Crews TBC-1 preamp (treble boost-cut, bass boost, vol push-pull (active/passive) and a kill switch. Preamp is 18v and very hot, my typical setup is treble - notch mid, bass boost 70-80%, volume 80%. It gives me a typical 'ray sound but a little more aggressive. This thing cuts through a mix like Swiss knife through butter!
    Like it so much... wanted this bass since 2011 (for 7 years) and finally got it! Quality is really on pair with Sadowsky Tokyo line, if not better.
    View attachment 3228992
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2018
  17. Plutonium244

    Plutonium244 Supporting Member

    Mar 29, 2015
    I know it's been up for 10 years, but I like that there have been more than 15,000 votes cast for the (obviously) most common selection, 4-string fretted. Since that got 82%, that means nearly 19,000 actual voters; there look to be roughly 28,000 total votes (since multiples allowed).

    I think that's kinda cool.
    rhobbs005 likes this.
  18. rhobbs005


    Oct 12, 2012
    Does upright count as 4 string fretless or other?
  19. CajunBassPlayer


    Jul 6, 2017
    Baton Rouge, La
    Both basses are 4 string fretted. #1 is a Fender P bass that has been upgraded with 60's classic pups. #2 is a Warwick Corvette Standard... stock. Love the P Bass because is has the sound hard wired in my head. I'm an old guy that came to the bass only 2 years ago after playing guitar all of my life. Old as in over 60
  20. MattSasquatch


    Nov 12, 2018
    I've tried playing 5 string basses before, but for some odd reason the 5th string messes with my mind and it's like I have a stroke while playing bass :roflmao:

    Currently rock out though on a Squier J with Quarter Pounders and a Dean Zone II GC exclusive.
    B-Mac likes this.

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