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. Tosh


    Jul 12, 2020
    Salem, Oregon
    Howdy, Y'all!

    I'm a keyboard player with an interest in bass guitar, and plenty of time on my hands thanks to COVID-19. So now I'm working on toughening up my fingers, learning bass! It's great, and I'm learning how to play convincing bass lines on a keyboard (I'm in a band with no bass player, so I play left-hand bass and right-hand piano/etc)

    Peavey Unity 4 string, passive, charcoal grey, bought new in 1994
    Teton acoustic/electric 4 string, bought new in 2020
    on order - Godin A4 Ultra SA
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  2. A keyboard playing the bass lines ? I know a band who did it (greatly):

    Nice basses you got to begin with !
  3. I've considered buying one of those, the original guy in The Hollies played one.
    I just can't imagine playing bass with a pick which due to string spacing seems a must.
    Anyway, back on topic, I always thought if 4 was good enough for PC and Jaco, its more than good enough for me. ;)
  4. Vintagefiend

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

    Aug 6, 2013
    Columbia, MO
    You can play the Bass VI with your fingers, it just takes some adjustment. But they really come alive with a pick. I use a pick on mine and have LaBella DTFs and Staytrems on both...
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  5. B String

    B String Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2002
    Los Angeles
    Main work bass is a 04 Fender Am Dlx J V, with Nordstrand NJ5's and Nordstrand 2 band pre. Had Nordstrand reshape the neck to better specs. Backup is an early Heartfield 5 (thank you Fender) with Nordstrand electronics. 60 P bass, 64 Jazz, 74 P bass. Cheap old Jasmine (Takamine) hollow body with LR Baggs Element pickup. Great recording and live amplified bass. Soon to have an Acinonyx "Cat" short scale.
  6. 4 String fretted, short scale, PJ. :thumbsup:
  7. old player

    old player

    Dec 10, 2020
    A four string Epi EB-0.
  8. Harley Benton RB414, 4 string solid body.
  9. tubedude


    Jan 19, 2015
    No love for 6 string Multiscale?
  10. A keyboard playing the bass lines

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  11. Fun With Dirt

    Fun With Dirt

    Mar 25, 2017
    North GA
    Red Green show! Loved that show!
  12. giov41


    Jan 28, 2021
    Fender American Professional II Precision
    Volume 100%, Tone 0%, fingers only!
  13. Michael Raftice

    Michael Raftice

    Aug 23, 2019
    You should add "String Bass" and "Electric String bass" to the poll. There are so a few of its out there.
  14. 099451057947


    Feb 9, 2021
    So I am not a professional by any means, but I am the glue that holds my husband/wife band together. I barely ever use my B string when playing alone, but because my wife loves the heaviest of Metal I really appreciate having it when I need it. C5ED2164-F0C2-447C-8EAC-028DD45EF614.png
    And I love my super basic FNA for whatever my wife throws at me, and I also can play what funky stuff I like. Because I’m Bootsy Collins, and she’s John 5
  15. Jv-d


    Feb 28, 2021
    You mean vote early and vote often
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  16. Danthoin


    Apr 20, 2020
    Las Vegas
    I just voted for the first time, and I’m pretty sure it won’t change. I have an Ibanez SR400FL and Fender American Performer Precision. I definitely have a thing for the P/J config.
  17. Ritchie_Darling

    Ritchie_Darling Bass @ AZ Supporting Member

    May 22, 2006
    Impulse buyer...
    4 string fretted, 4 string fretless, 8 string fretted (Doubled)
  18. A9X

    A9X Inactive

    Dec 27, 2003
    I've just voted for the first time (I checked). I voted 4, 5 and 6 string fretted, though the split is probably 10/40/50% respectively.

    I plan on adding a Harley Benton B550FL 5 string fretless soon and would love a 10 string doubled, but they never seem to show up near me, affordably, or when I have cash to spare.
    Last edited: Mar 19, 2021
  19. Mxyzptlk


    Jan 29, 2014
    Near Oxford, UK
    Current favourite is a Hagstrom 8 string (doubled) with a 7 string Harley Benton when I want a bit more range.
  20. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Gold Supporting Member

    27 votes for "doubleneck 7-string fretted/7-string fretless" smells like "voting often" to me... but maybe that bass has changed hands 26 times. :D

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