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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. Bart Funk Bass

    Bart Funk Bass

    Feb 17, 2020
    4 strings 4 life!
    Peltor likes this.
  2. Ronnie Thunders

    Ronnie Thunders

    Oct 21, 2019
    I have been rocking the ever loving dog nutts off my 99 dollar pawn shop affinity jazz squier delivered in a hard case 127 what's up which a mint green hotrod pickguart?
    JD Supernatural and Vintagefiend like this.
  3. Ronnie Thunders

    Ronnie Thunders

    Oct 21, 2019
    Swamp boogie

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  4. Will soon be going back to 4, but BEAD, since there's no way of getting rid of the B string.
    champbassist likes this.
  5. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member

    These days, it's mostly fretted and fretless fivers. But I still play my 12, my 7, my 6 and even occasionally get out one of my 4 bangers.

    The main players

    Jack Deth likes this.
  6. PeteCarlton


    Jan 20, 2019
    Looks like a gradual return to 4-string fretted - less of the fancy stuff!
  7. I'm an old Rock-N-Roller. I've never touched a 5 String or a 6 String.
    Vintagefiend likes this.
  8. wes stephenson

    wes stephenson Supporting Member

    Dec 18, 2009
    Dallas Texas!!!!
    Nothing has changed for me.
  9. ElectricBass72


    Aug 6, 2019
    4-strings, 5-strings and 6-string. Passive and Active. Fretted and Fretless. Foreign and Domestic. Classic and Contemporary. Budget basses and expensive basses. There's not a bass I don't like.
    Last edited: May 6, 2020
    btmpancake likes this.
  10. mickbellinello


    Apr 19, 2020
    Play mainly a 5 string bass but love playing 4 fretted and fretless (unfortunely in my bands i haven’t much songs that can be played with a fretless bass).
    In the last period i’m thinking to go for a 6string bass.. what do you think?
  11. For the last 20 years in my band, mostly a Fender '98 P-Bass Lyte deluxe (fretted 4 string). About 5 years ago I got a 4 string fretless, and then started getting a few more basses (all 4 string). Then about a year ago I got a Squier Bass VI, and that is what I am playing 70% of the time now.

    I would like to get a proper 5 string bass - and a fretless Goldtone Micro-bass to match my fretted one.
  12. roccobass

    roccobass Still funkin’ in the free world. Supporting Member

    Jun 25, 2014
    Pared down to the essentials! Like I said in another post! All are 4 stringers. Tried 5 strings for a awhile but none stuck. Didn’t feel right to me.
    1 fretted Fender
    1 fretless Fender
    1 Breedlove acoustic fretless
    1 upright
  13. 4 stringer, for now!
  14. Recon1342


    May 18, 2020
    Southern Idaho
    My wife just bought me my first bass, a Yamaha fretted 5-string... so I guess I play a fiver...
    Sursonique likes this.
  15. MatchFive

    MatchFive Supporting Member

    Jul 26, 2019
    The kitty cat in your avatar looks a tad upset.
  16. Kinky Afro

    Kinky Afro

    May 24, 2012
    4 & 5 string fretted all the way! 4 string Ken Smith BSR4MW and a 5 string Sadowsky M5-24.
    Whistlermd likes this.
  17. I own a Squier Bass VI and a Burns Barracuda (Yep, both short scale, with trem... and I play them with a pic... haters gonna hate :D)
  18. Strictly 4`s (P, J, & PJ) and occasionally the 15 key ebony & ivory type (sacrilege!!) .
  19. Vintagefiend

    Vintagefiend I don't care for 410 cabinets at all.

    Aug 6, 2013
    Columbia, MO
    My 6 strings are Bass VIs. Like Jack Bruce on Fresh Cream and Disraeli Gears.
    Herbert_West likes this.
  20. Vintagefiend

    Vintagefiend I don't care for 410 cabinets at all.

    Aug 6, 2013
    Columbia, MO
    I ain't hating.

    I love my Ps and I've developed a newfound appreciation for my J, but I rock my Bass VIs with flats and a pick. I stuck Staytrems on them both though. I don't need a tremolo on anything except a Fender amp when playing guitar...
    Herbert_West likes this.
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