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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

    Mojo-Man Supporting Member

    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


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

    Gunther SUSPENDED

    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.
    Zoobiedood likes this.
  5. wraub


    Apr 9, 2004
    ennui, az
    deviated prevert
    My main players are both modded MIJ Squier basses from the 80s. They are stellar, and I have no regrets. :)