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When was the last time you bought a bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Mazinger, Jan 29, 2014.

  1. Mazinger

    Mazinger Supporting Member

    Nov 9, 2002
    Anyone here happy with playing the same bass or basses for some time and don't have the need to get anything new? Or does visiting this forum give you gas and make you buy something to try? :D When was the last time you got something new?

    For me the last time was summer of 2012 (MIA Jazz - which I just sold a couple of months ago) and currently don't have plans for anything new.
  2. mark beem

    mark beem I'm alive and well. Where am I? Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    October of last year. '01 Peavey Millennium 5 Plus

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  3. ffutterman

    ffutterman Talentless Bass Enthusiast

    May 7, 2010
    I don't usually plan purchases, but instead pick things up if they're particularly unusual or interesting. The last one I got was an Ashbory I bought from a friend in December. Strung it up with Pahoehoe Dreads, got it settled into drop D, then played Killing In The Name on it. I'm kind of a weird guy.

  4. RxFunk


    Dec 2, 2012
    Late May or early June of last year, I got the VM as a graduation present to myself. I don't have any new plans as far as basses go, but I've been thinking about getting an envelope filter lately.
  5. RSBBass


    Jun 11, 2011
    My main bass is still my Aria Pro II RSB Deluxe which I bought in 85. The last bass I bought was a Schecter T 5 string I bought in 2002. I am thinking of selling it.
  6. Torn Bassist

    Torn Bassist Supporting Member

    Feb 8, 2013
    Last June and then July....

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  7. end of 2012, and before that, 2009-ish, I think.

    I am looking for another currently, going for 6 strings
  8. Got back in after years out with a purchase of # 1 in '04.

    Got #2 in '12.

  9. Doctor_Clock

    Doctor_Clock The Moon Machine Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2013
    Brooklyn, NY
    I acquired 6 additional basses in 2013, 3 of which were purchased from TBer's
    Last one I got was on November 23, 2013
    This site is like a deep fried chili dog wrapped in a pizza, and apparently I'm starving
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  10. adi77

    adi77 Banned

    Mar 15, 2007
    yesterday.... a secondhand music man stingray HH slo.. getting it tomorrow night
  11. Lee Moses

    Lee Moses

    Apr 2, 2013
    I bought a DB (Shen SB200 Willow) in October and an electric (Carvin LB76PF) in September. I bought both from TBers. Prior to these purchases, I had not bought a bass since 1990. For now, I ought to be pretty good. I would like to upgrade these two instruments, but finances will keep that at least a few years off.
  12. Selta


    Feb 6, 2002
    Pacific Northwet
    Total fanboi of: Fractal Audio, AudiKinesis Cabs, Dingwall basses
    Hm. Somewhere around April of '11 was my last bass guitar purchase outside of strings, picks etc.
  13. totallywink

    totallywink Supporting Member

    Fall of 2012, I bought a sweet MIJ Sunburst Geddy from a TB'er here and that was the last bass I bought (but I recently just scored a Tone Hammer 500 and two Aguilar Cabs (DB 112NT) in Monster Green).

    Been happy with the set up.

  14. lpdeluxe

    lpdeluxe Still rockin' Supporting Member

    Nov 22, 2004
    Deep E Texas
    In April of last year I bought something I always wanted: a MusicMan Sting Ray 5. This one carried a reasonably low price and had been well cared for. It's a '99 honeyburst.


    I played it at a 3 hour outdoor gig doing mostly '70s rock in May and loved it. Then I returned to my '30s-'40s pop combo and pulled out the one in my avatar, a fiesta red Classic '50s P. Then, on a whim, I recently plugged in the bass I have owned the longest, a Classic '51 P RI and it blew me away. Tomorrow night at practice I'll try a suggestion a fellow bass player made, and stick a piece of foam under the strings in front of the bridge.

    So the SR5 gets some play time, but I'm back to Leo's original inspiration.
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  15. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD

    Feb 20, 2005
    Seweracuse, NY
    I bought half a bass in 2005 and the second half in 2008. None since and no plans on any.
  16. FretNoMore

    FretNoMore * Cooking with GAS *

    Jan 25, 2002
    The frozen north
    I bought my current basses during a relatively short period between 10-15 years ago, and nothing since. My two main players, Overwater 35" scale 5 string fretted and fretless jazz basses, are a bit over 10 years old.

    No immediate plans to add any new instruments, though I have looked for both 5 string P and 6 string J basses.
  17. Monday. :D Fender Modern Player Jazz Bass Satin (flat black with maple board).
    Hopefully it will be here next week.
  18. Soooo jealous. :p These are both gorgeous.
  19. That's a beauty Mark! Congrats. I played for years with a J bass. I bought a 5 just to try it, and found that the different tone and playability of the new bass rejuvenated my playing and inspired me to the point where I was playing more than I ever had. I've purchased 4 more since and found the inspiration (and fun) has continued on with each differently voiced instrument. Latest is this Godin A5 unlined fretless that I purchased about 3 weeks ago. Looking forward to taking it to an audition with a jazz band tonight - it should sound awesome even if I don't!

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