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When the Budget/Backup Bass You Bought Becomes Your Main Player....

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Quadzilla, Mar 14, 2019.

  1. Perrygoround


    Jun 27, 2016
    I do, I think it is a beauty.
    If it also plays and sounds great... just keep playing it!
  2. mikewalker

    mikewalker Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2017
    Canada, Eh!
    Sound like it's definitely time to buy another backup, so you can leave the prized "new number one" safely at home... :)
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2019
  3. I can’t see any curvature to the frets, but if there is you might want to exercise a bit of precaution in regards to string choice and slapping etc. because they might be a bitch to replace. A 3 ply beveled guard would be a big improvement imo.
    Quadzilla likes this.
  4. Ibanez ATK
  5. Bought this IMG_20190205_200703.
    As a backup for this
    Now the Fender doesn't come out much.
  6. two fingers

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

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    As soon as I saw the pics you were the first person I thought of.
    Mammoth_Bass likes this.
  7. mc900ftj


    Jan 21, 2014
    Embrace it!
  8. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2000
    New York City
    Endorsing artist: Musicman basses
    My Mustang P/J became my main player for the past year. I own lots of basses that cost me 4X as much as that did.

    Its only now being outdone by a MIA Performer Mustang.
    mbell75 and nonohmic like this.
  9. I'd daresay an EMG-loaded FGN Jazz is at least as good as any $1-2k axe on the market. They've been at this a long time, are an OEM builder for lots of famous brands, and are just damn good axes. I mean, how often do you see one-piece necks? These guys are GOOD . . . . . .

    FGN Guitars / JMJ-ASH-DE-M
    Timmah likes this.
  10. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Supporting Member

    :laugh: lots!
  11. faulknersj

    faulknersj Supporting Member

    Apr 4, 2008
    Scottsdale Az
    OP...yes...my current main squeeze was an inexpensive pawn shop find...it’s a 2007 Highway One P - Bass.

    Congrats on your MIJ find (Emg’s Are very underrated imo)

    84A6D324-6CB5-4288-A258-54CFAD7BE873. 5D1D8E23-FF7A-4731-9127-16225ACA5C98.
  12. Cowboy in Latvia

    Cowboy in Latvia

    Mar 1, 2015
    And here I thought CFS meant chicken fried steak...

    Nice bass you got there.
    MynameisMe and Quadzilla like this.
  13. biguglyman


    Jul 27, 2017
    Rochester, NY
    I've got seven basses from a Hofner Beatle bass to a p-bass to a couple of custum Carvin 5-strings (which I LOVE). However, lately this has become my main player:

    bought off CL for $120, plays like a dream, and sounds awesome with the TV Jones Thunderblade I installed.


    ps: pickup cost more than the bass...lol

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