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What's your most versatile bass? (Include Pics!)

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Farrin D, Aug 15, 2016.


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  1. Farrin D

    Farrin D Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2008
    Evansville, IN
    Recently, I played an open mic night just to jam around with a friend and decided to bring my Fender Dimension IV HH. As the night went on, I was asked by a number of groups to join them on stage (since there appeared to be only 3 of us bass players in the entire crowd). The groups ranged from, Rock to R&B to Pop and I felt my trusty Dimension fit in every situation (so did the bands I played with)! So tell me TB, what's your most versitile bass?

    Include pics!

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  2. eldoryder

    eldoryder I just LOVE me some Vintage Peaveys! Supporting Member

    Jun 27, 2011
    Nacogdoches, TX
    Here's MINE:

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  3. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    My Dimension Deluxe 5: Dim-01_zpspylknawu.
     
  4. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    My Precision V is also a very versatile machine: image4_zps9fa532cf.
     
  5. Farrin D

    Farrin D Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2008
    Evansville, IN
    Very nice basses guys! Keep them coming everyone!
     
  6. TDR1138

    TDR1138

    Apr 11, 2007
    Section 204
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  7. 3062429-5f5844b939bc19eb31409b2bc1137dcc. My Rick 4003S. Incredible bass very versatile. Can go from grindy treble to bottom end thump.
     
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  8. Versatile? This Roscoe Beck for a passive bass...

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    And for active, prolly this monster w/K-switching...

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  9. lukatch

    lukatch

    Feb 18, 2015
    127.0.0.1
    It has to be this one. Although versatility is not a crucial factor for me.

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    Last edited: Aug 16, 2016
  10. Dluxe

    Dluxe

    Jan 9, 2011
    Austin, TX
    My Roscoe Beck V was very versatile. I used it for my 10 year run with a cover band here in Austin and it always delivered.
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  11. Maxdusty

    Maxdusty

    Mar 9, 2012
    Michigan USA
    Well, currently my most versatile bass is by far the cheapest bass I own. I went through my bass collection not too long ago and cut it down to just a handful of basses. I kept the basses that excelled or were unique in one way or another but realized a little too late that I got a little carried away in doing so, I got rid of my more all-round versatile basses like the Jazz. To be rectified at some point soon. :(
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  12. Helix

    Helix California U.S.A.

    May 29, 2015
    My most versatile is probably my SR506

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  13. Nev375

    Nev375

    Nov 2, 2010
    Missouri
    full.
     
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  14. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    This. In sunburst.

    I bought it as a backup to a Fender Roscoe Beck V which is arguably the most versatile passive bass pretty much anywhere. But the Precision 5 fell so well into soany mixes using right hand adjustments and small tweeks on the tone knob. There's not much I can't do with it.
     
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  15. pnchad

    pnchad

    Nov 3, 2005


    I don't have a pic of mine on this device but I've been recording a lot of variety stuff from R&B, funk, fusion, straight ahead jazz and this does them all well. I have a Sad, Fodera, 68 J, 76 P, etc. plus DBs and this is all I need.
     
  16. BD Jones

    BD Jones

    Jul 22, 2016
    Texas
    SR500
     
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  17. This was mine, but I decided I didn't need versatility:

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    G&L ASAT. It's similar to a L-2000 only with a healthy dose of neck dive, because the upper horn is too short.
     
  18. My American Standard Precision.

    P for Plug & Play - it sounds like a real bass in any musical context = versatility.

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  19. saltydude

    saltydude

    Aug 15, 2011
    boston CANADA
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    Kubicki Ex-Factor. 18V pre. 2 active & 3 passive settings. Medium scale but with a extended 36 scale fourth string.
    Once the clasp is opened your in D but with all your notes transposed two frets. Makes many tunes (but certainly not all) easier to play by condensing the notes on the board. Very balanced. Doesn't move. Great for slap and most everything else. Very versatile for me.
     
    Last edited: Aug 15, 2016
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