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What's your "White Whale" bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by SkinCoffin, Feb 16, 2016.


  1. SkinCoffin

    SkinCoffin

    Aug 18, 2015
    Australia
    So me and one of my workmates, who are both bassists, got into a conversation over friday drinks about our dream, unattainable, white whale basses.

    His was a old Rickenbacker in a particular finish, mine, a 32" purpleheart body custom warwick thumb (when I joined, I saw the thread where it sold on here a few years ago, there's been no trace of it since)

    My guitarist also recently just found the guitar he's wanted since he was 15 for sale after all these years, in our city too, quite a rare ocurrence.

    So it got me wondering what everyone elses white whale bass/instrument/bit of gear is?
     
  2. two fingers

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

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    5 string Fender Aerodyne bass. Every time they come up here I either just bought a bass or miss it before it gets snagged by somebody else.

    And, at least here in the states, they are pretty rare.
     
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  4. SkinCoffin

    SkinCoffin

    Aug 18, 2015
    Australia
    Oh thats is NICE!
     
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  5. Dan Knowlton

    Dan Knowlton Sometimes you're the dog, sometimes the tree Supporting Member

    Aug 12, 2002
    Palm Coast, FL
    Not EXACTLY made of unobtanium but I really want to replace my Ken Lawrence Brase I 5-string that I was stupid enough to sell a few years back. Nice bass - 3 piece neck with 1 7/8" at the nut and 0.75" spacing at the bridge. Indian rosewood board, abalam inlays, swamp ash body with a myrtle top in a gloss finish. The electronics were Ken's older customized Duncans.

    Dan K.
     
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  6. RickyT

    RickyT

    May 29, 2015
    Dee Why
    What! There's a 5 string? Dang it. I would have been happy with a four. Now I'm seriously GAS'ing for an Aerodyne. drool

    That or a Zon of some kind.
     
  7. Paul M

    Paul M

    Jul 21, 2005
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  8. two fingers

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

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    It lives!
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  9. saltydude

    saltydude

    Aug 15, 2011
    boston CANADA
    This is twisted!!

    For quite awhile now a good friend of mine have been referring to an actual white Kubicki ExFactor as our white whale. We're both Factor owners and players.

    Well I just picked it up about 3 hours ago and surprised him with this text.

    image. image.
     
  10. anavar

    anavar

    Oct 10, 2013
    Australia
    my bass tone can beat up your dad's bass tone.
    ibanez Sabre bass

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    soooo thin!
     
  11. Lobster11

    Lobster11 Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Apr 22, 2006
    Williamsburg, VA
    My white whale is Julie Slick's Lakland Bob Glaub. I don't want just any Glaub; I want that one. I've asked her on more than one occasion if I could have it, and she's said no. There's just no reasoning with some people....
     
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  12. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Retired Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Having no GAS, I must already have my white whale. Dunno which, though.
     
  13. Nev375

    Nev375

    Nov 2, 2010
    Missouri
    A Rickenbacker 4005 slant fret

    I own the guitar counterpart to it, but the bass is probably only a myth.
     
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  14. dragon2knight

    dragon2knight

    Jan 23, 2016
    Bronx, NY
    Rickenbacker 4001, any year, any shape. It's just too rich for my blood...but damn I want one. BAD.
     
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  15. gebass6

    gebass6 We're not all trying to play the same music.

    May 3, 2009
    N.E Illinois
    This bass.This exact single soapbar pickup configuration.In a five string version. Snapshot_20160131_1.JPG
     
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  16. Plake

    Plake Supporting Member

    Dec 20, 2010
    Gibson 60's non reverse. Be cheaper to buy a boat and chase Moby Dick though. :banghead:
     
  17. 2cooltoolz

    2cooltoolz Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2009
    Lake Conroe, TX
    Wow! Surprising myself! There's really nothing! I loved Jazz basses for decades, then rediscovered Precisions about 5 years ago. Exotics hold no appeal for me at all. The boutique basses I lust after are Jazz and P clones.

    I own a couple really nice Jazz basses, a great P bass, and 3 great PJs. I've had a guitar/bass sitting next to "my" chair since 1967, but I'm still a hack (I can play the line, but I didn't invent it), so I doubt I could tell the difference between my MIA Fenders and a $3500 boutique version.

    Buzz kill, I know. But I'm good. (I kinda want an MIJ Mustang bass :p)
     
  18. AaronVonRock

    AaronVonRock

    Feb 22, 2013
    Bangkok
    I really like the way the Gretsch Committee bass looks: one pick-up, two knobs, thick bridge, black pickguard, and a funky dot layout. I've never seen one in-person yet. bass.
     
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  19. Scottkarch

    Scottkarch

    Sep 11, 2012
    Chicago
    A small triple neck bass. Fretted 4 string, fretless 5 string and a fretted 8 string.
     
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