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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. sr900guy


    Nov 30, 2017
    I mostly own 4s but almost exclusively only play my 5er nowadays as the band I play with require super low end.

    My next purchase will probably be a 6 so I can get a bit extra high end too.

    The beauty of my band is we have only 1 guitarist who isn’t interested in taking on another. That gives me a lot more “up front” room to play around with.
    gebass6 likes this.
  2. White Funk

    White Funk

    Nov 25, 2018
    Is there really any downside to playing a five string other than the extra weight? I'm a little biased since I prefer a five string, so take that into account!
    gebass6 likes this.
  3. I play 4 string fretted basses but I did buy an inexpensive fretless Yamaha back in the 90's. To be honest, I couldn't get it together. My intonation sucked if I didn't constantly look at the neck. I ended up selling it.

    Home Made Amp_1.
  4. blu-snafu

    blu-snafu Supporting Member

    Apr 4, 2013
    String spacing and neck width is about it. A little less room on strings usually, but it works fine for me. I play a 4 str Muckelroy that is spectacular, a 5 str Carvin SB5000 also incredible, and occasionally a 6 str Carvin fretless. I enjoy running my 5 with E - C for a more detailed upper register. That's just me though!
  5. bertbassplayer

    bertbassplayer Supporting Member

    Jul 7, 2000
    Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX
    It is kind of amusing to look at this thread and the one previous to it and see where I voted as much as 17 years ago.
  6. CajunBassPlayer


    Jul 6, 2017
    I am new to the bass game... Playing steadily for only 2 years after +30 years of guitar. Naturally went to a P Bass right out the box. Never looked back.
    Robert Aucoin
  7. LJM61


    Dec 21, 2018

    Recently re-joined after many years away from playing and just had my passion rekindled by my 14 yr old son who is fast becoming an ace impresario guitarist who bugged me to jam with him because we live in a remote rural farm community that doesn't have a Heavy Death Metal following out here(Gojira, Slipknot, Ghost, Feared, Haunted, Witcher, And Progressive Metal of Dream Theater, Devin Townsend, ect.

    I own a Canadian Made 4 String LADO Custom Zebra II 1988 Long Scale(Neck Through)24 fret, 2x Bartolini dual coil humbuckers.
    And a Korean Made 5 string Lado PBM-50T Long Scale (Neck Through) 24 fret unknown bar pickups
  8. A Gibson SG Std.

    IuafwvI. SNVKoyZ.
  9. 40 years, 30 P Basses and 20 J Basses later, I have found peace at last...

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