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What's your one true "Forever Bass"?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by BassKing, Nov 22, 2019.


  1. BassKing

    BassKing

    Oct 13, 2019
    What bass do you have that would be your one and only, go to, forever bass?
    Just curious. I have had many over the years, and just thinking what it may be if I were to have only one to fit all.... Hmm...
     
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  2. jd56hawk

    jd56hawk

    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
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  3. ACWild

    ACWild

    Nov 5, 2019
    After forty years of buying, selling and trading, I’ve concluded that I’m incapable of owning a “forever” instrument. I wish I were capable of committing to one as it would save me a lot of money. :)
     
  4. ThudThudThud

    ThudThudThud

    Jun 4, 2010
    I don't hate that.
     

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  5. BassmanM

    BassmanM

    Feb 17, 2011
    Hamburg, Germany
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  6. BassKing

    BassKing

    Oct 13, 2019
    Wow! That's a beautiful G&L!!! Custom?
    Wow! That's a beautiful G&L!!! Custom?
     

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  7. walking Bass

    walking Bass Supporting Member

    May 24, 2005
    Northern California
    It's a bass, not a wife. I don't have to love just one. Sometimes Sadowsky, sometimes Fender, Gibson, Rob Allen. All so lovable.
     
  8. jd56hawk

    jd56hawk

    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    Looks like the bi
    Thanks.
    Well, it said custom when I bought it, but I added the abalone control knob, fretboard block stickers and the pickguard.
    Oh, yeah, the toggle-switch caps, too.
     
  9. buldog5151bass

    buldog5151bass Kibble, milkbones, and P Basses. And redheads.

    Oct 22, 2003
    Connecticut
    In about 1984, I bought a used Fender ash Jazz ('76) with P neck ('73). They had slapped on the obligatory Bad Ass bridge, and @&($$_ed up the original finish, taking off the pickguard, sloppily filling with putty, and brushing on lacquer. Also a Dimarzio alnico neck pickup.

    I played it that way for over 30 years, then restored the finish two years ago. If it wasn't for the fact it is close to 12 pounds, it would be the only fretted bass I would ever play. Still gigged regularly.
     
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  10. BassKing

    BassKing

    Oct 13, 2019
    Hmm
    .. I'm looking at one for sale that's kinda the same but different. A 70's p bass with an extra jazz pickup and a jazz neck....
     
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  11. BassKing

    BassKing

    Oct 13, 2019
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  12. BassKing

    BassKing

    Oct 13, 2019
    Which would you pick out of all of you had to?
     
  13. eastcoasteddie

    eastcoasteddie Supporting Member

    Funny...another round for a G&L...

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  14. Bury me with my 77 P.
     
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  15. mapleglo

    mapleglo Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2013
    phoenix, az
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  16. Thumper

    Thumper Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2000
    Syracuse Ut
    I can't. Not selling, never will, my Dingwall SJ5XXX (custom build), Roscoe Signature SKB 3005, Lull T5, or the CS '59 NOS P, which I also commissioned.

    And my '66J, dont care for it (had it since '84 and am second owner), and it's going to my only son.
     
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  17. madmaskbass

    madmaskbass

    Apr 29, 2008
    Australia
    Warwick thumb nt6 1994 spectacular in every way.
     
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  18. My 1975 P Bass... (Left) 20190810_110020_HDR.jpg My '78 Jazz on the right with a Custom Warmoth P Bass neck is a close 2nd..
     
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  19. BishopHastur

    BishopHastur

    Jan 20, 2014
    So. Cal.
    If I was gonna sell all by one of my basses I'd keep The Mothman.
     
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  20. Standalone

    Standalone

    Jan 17, 2005
    New Haven
    My RB850
     
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