what's your next bass going to be?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by pcake, Jun 5, 2019.

  1. pcake

    pcake Supporting Member

    Sep 20, 2011
    Los Angeleez
    i'm seeing all these what were your first 3 basses, what are your 3 newest basses type of threads, and i thought i'd talk about what's REALLY important top many of us on talk bass - your NEXT bass :D or what are the two basses you're choosing between?

    i'm torn between 2 seafoam green fender beauties, both MiM - a mustang and a Fender Special Edition Deluxe PJ Bass Sea Foam Pearl.

    i regretted selling my mustang, and unlike a lot of people, i love the sound of the mustang pickups, and fender says i can't buy new ones from them. my plan after i couldn't buy the pickups new was to buy used mustang pickups and put them in another bass - i actually bought the bass to put them in, but both sets i bought had problems, so i'm thinking of buying an entire mustang to replace the one i sold.

    the other one is the PJ bass i tried in store and it blew me away. it had a gloss neck, not as versatile as one that isn't gloss, but very nice, and sounded wonderful.

    since i can't budget for both basses, i'm torn, but i expect get one of them.

    what's YOUR next bass going to be or what are the two contenders?
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  2. aproud1

    aproud1 Don't surround yourself with yourself. Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2007
    Cincy, OH
    P bass. Going back to a P bass. Just too perfect for one of my current projects. Been looking for a sound and subconsciously knew it was a P bass. Going to do a mod shop so I can get a Sienna burst with the C to D taper neck. Been P bass free around two years now (I think o_O)

    Between your two choices... I've played both. The SE deluxe P is a nice bass. Those Mustangs though are really something special. IMO of course.
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  3. CallMeAl


    Dec 2, 2016
    Ithaca Ny
    P bass with a Jazz neck. Most likely Fender parts, but I may luck out and find a peavey fury. Lakland 44-64 is probably out of reach budget wise.

    my amp will most likely get upgraded first, but it's fun to dream!
  4. nilorius

    nilorius Inactive

    Oct 27, 2016
    Riga - Latvia
    I don't think it will be, my heart and soul bass is Ibanez GWB1005
  5. Staredge


    Aug 7, 2010
    Damascus, MD
    Gig money this year goes to......


    I really like the SE guitar that I have, & I’ve heard good things about the Kestrels.
  6. Flaked Beans

    Flaked Beans

    Sep 9, 2005
    I'll play. I don't know, a p bass with a j neck? mm pickup on the sweet spot?
  7. MD


    Nov 7, 2000
    Marin Co. CA.
    Mid 1800's, 5/8, Italian DB, with a ~38" string length.
    I'll check my lotto numbers...
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  8. Stumbo

    Stumbo Guest

    Feb 11, 2008
    Relic-d olympic white with painted headstock, old style tort, P (or PJ) with a rosewood Jazz neck, Wilde pickup by Bill Lawrence, built-in HPF, Gotoh tuners, hm bridge, bridge ashtray only,.

    Hofner Beatle Bass, vintage

    Paisley Telebass
    Last edited: Jun 6, 2019
  9. NikosP75


    Mar 30, 2019
    Astoria NY
    Hopefully within the year. Fender American professional precision bass with a black pickguard. And yes left handed !! Dream Bass_zps2ga9ckdb.JPG
  10. I really should go and get this original Yamaha “Broad Bass 2000” I know of. I’d be fulfilling a childhood fantasy...
  11. nostatic

    nostatic Supporting Member

    Jun 18, 2004
    central coast
    Endorsing Artist: FEA Labs
    The only thing that is on my radar would be another custom build that would be a fretless version of this bass (exact same specs). Other than that, I don't want/need anything I don't already have. Took me awhile to get to this spot...

  12. Do you let your singer set up your rig?!
    (Kidding :D)
  13. 40Hz

    40Hz Supporting Member

    May 24, 2006
    About the only two basses I’d still consider buying at this point are a Wal Mark 1 or a fireglo Ric with checkerboard binding. Both are totally outside my budget range so fat chance of either happening. Which is fine. I’ve since managed to acquire everything else on my bucket list.

    And some of them I’ve even kept! :laugh:
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  14. Dabndug

    Dabndug Supporting Member

    Sep 27, 2017
    Somewhere in Oz
    A 5er. I'm deciding whether to go budget (Sire V3), premium (EBMM Stingray 5H), or used (Warwick Thumb Bolt On). If the economy goes down the tubes it may be a bit of a wait.
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  15. In January 2019, I initiated 2 basses.

    Spector NS-6H2 which could be finished sometime late June / early July.

    Carl Thompson Semi-Frills Fretless 6. Estimating from a few TBers’ builds, I’ve taken note that their builds have taken in excess of a year. That’s ok. I’ve always wanted one. I figured if I don’t act now, I may never make it happen.

    I’m married and to keep my wife’s blood pressure relatively low, I try to keep my bass purchases to 2 per year. (Umm... but the CT won’t be finished until 2020, so I wonder if I could squeeze in a 3rd bass this year?)
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  16. Killed_by_Death

    Killed_by_Death Snaggletooth Inactive


  17. I want to try a uke bass next
  18. James Collins

    James Collins Guest

    Mar 25, 2017
    I'd like another feels bass. I'm torn between a thumb and a dolphin though.

    Honestly though, I think my next great purchase will be a classical guitar.
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  19. Gizmot

    Gizmot Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2009
    Pittsburgh area
    A Dingwall Z3. I’ve checked these out at the NAMM show a couple of times and they feel perfect in my hands. The fanned frets felt instantly comfortable and the low B felt like it had some authority to it.
  20. Element Zero

    Element Zero Supporting Member

    Dec 14, 2016
    28F058CD-38ED-4B4C-88A8-796FAB019E32.jpeg 3FFAB903-4F12-4168-AFE4-E4F8C27C1CA4.jpeg I’m pretty set with both of these, but I’d still like a late 90s Stingray 5 with a maple board.