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. I play a 4 string Lakland 3TBS hollow body, and a Mitchell FB700, and I have a Fender acoustic bass. 311510B.jpg.68a10b7b8607fb33b30fefef8318bcec.jpg 117335645_10208006705162423_7872549386642969464_n.jpg 144537416_742622850023294_7448503363995117549_o-1.jpg
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  2. T-Funk


    Jul 2, 2005
    My collection only includes 5-string fretted basses at this time. No plans to change the situation in the foreseeable future.
  3. Crutch


    Jun 16, 2021
    Yamaha TRBX505, black. The switch on it unfortunately snapped off, and I've held off on repairing it for travel purposes, since I live nowhere near a music store. Truss rod doesn't turn. It just doesn't play very well, so I hope I can get a setup and a part replacement done soon to get it in working order!
  4. I have (and use) a couple of 4 string fretted basses, one 5 string each of fretted and fretless, one six string fretted, and an EUB. So several votes, then.
  5. marchone

    marchone Since 1951 Supporting Member

    Nov 30, 2009
    All fours. The Jazz Bass was recently acquired. Model names are in my sig line.

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  6. 20210319_131422.jpg 4 string indeed
  7. jd56hawk


    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    I've been playing this for the last five weeks or so while my two L2000s, my Reverend Thundergun, Bacchus Woodline and five others, all 4-string basses, collect dust.
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  8. Chris Wilke

    Chris Wilke

    May 28, 2015
    5-String fretted Hi-C is often my choice when accompanying singers and no other chordal instruments.

    Would be interesting to see that…also bass vi (E-E)
  9. Doner Designs

    Doner Designs Steve Doner Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 2, 2012
    Metro Chicago Area
    Doner Designs is an alias for Steve Doner
    No BEAD option??

    I have 6 basses and all are BEAD 4 string. Not a novelty or option. It’s the only thing I know how to play because it’s been my standard for so long.

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  10. I alternate between a 2005 Modulus Quantum 6 and a Sadowsky PJ4 with D-tuner
  11. Loudart


    May 30, 2014
    Maury City Ghost Town Tennessee
    What type do I play? A little fast, charismatic with lots of enjoying my rythm
  12. It would be interesting to see full scale (34 or 35), multi-scale, and short scale options on here as well now that both seem to be getting much more popular.
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  13. tubedude


    Jan 19, 2015
    4 string fretted
    6 string fretless
    6 string multiscale
  14. jessenator


    Sep 16, 2021
    Owned many four-strings over the years, only kept this one, sadly. I love it though. It was a gift ~20 years ago, and I think the 'statute of limitations' has expired for me to start some needed maintenance and upgrades.

    '63 Reissue Jazz in Lake Placid Blue
    had a teenage obsession with the 'look' and played with pickup covers over the years... but it's still with me.
  15. GIBrat51

    GIBrat51 Innocent as the day is long Supporting Member

    Well... I re-voted, like the header says; but, other than having several more of them than I had the first time (23 at last count)? It's still "4 string fretless". I have no need or desire for more strings, and frankly, I'm not musically talented enough to try learning to play fretless. Especially at my age, with my increasing lack of dexterity. The basses I have are plenty hard enough to play...:whistle:
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  16. Ruknrole

    Ruknrole Professional Amateur

    Sep 21, 2018
    Thats a nice bass right there! What model is this?
  17. Les Lee

    Les Lee

    Jul 24, 2019
    My "other" is an Ibanez ArtCore semi hollow body. Love the sound it gives!
  18. ibanez sr1400 mlg
  19. Ibanez short scale 4 string and my pride and joy Lakland 3TBS 34 Hollowbody Lakland, sold all my basses kept those 2 . I turn 70 and now looking for basses that have been trashed that are dirt cheap and refurbish them give them to kids and such
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  20. BarqsBitMe


    Dec 5, 2021
    Man the Ibanez SR premium and prestige lines have had some beautiful looking instruments over the years.
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