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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Biffa, Jul 6, 2019.
I've never sold one.
Three, actually, a Gretsch hollow body, a 1974 Rick, stereo, and a 60's Hofner. Darn kid's needed to be fed.
My ‘72 Fender Jazz. Maple neck and maple body. Only a picture of it remains.
My custom LeFay Midas 5 string. What an amazing bass this was.......
My '66 Fender P-bass.
I thought I had quit playing bass forever.
I was wrong...
I sure miss that bass!
Hmmm, let's see: An OG Les Paul Signature bass, a '72 P, a '73 Jazz, an older Hofner Beatle Bass, Guild B-50, MM Sting Ray from 1987, A Carvin from around 1980 ish, a Fender bassman 50 head and cab (that was sold from under me when I was deployed) ... I'm sure there are others but I'm crying too much now to remember them all.
I still stand in front of my kicking machine daily over the early Gibson G-3 Grabber w/ lipstick pickups and flawless natural blonde finish, and please don't get me started on the perfect 60s B-15 fliptop I let go.I'm such an idiot!
Kenn Smith 6 string. It was just too heavy for doing a 4 hour non stop gig. Should have kept it.
It's been nearly thirteen years now, but I still regret selling THIS ONE.
(It was made and sold as a promotional prototype one-off demo model)
If somebody here at TB has it, please contact me ...
I had a 1984 G&L SB-2. Simple(Precision) Clone. Maple Neck, 22fret, 1 Vol.,1 Tone Controls. But what a Sound and Output!
A 1966 Precision. It was refinished black, but otherwise stock. Unfortunately, I don’t have a photo of that one.
Honorable mention is my natural finished flame maple Guild Starfire Bass, made in Westerly Rhode Island.
Sweet looks a little like my NJ Beast that got stolen back in the 80's it was candy apple red had great tone this is the same one I used to have
So many. Lifelong guitarist, became basso by accident 23 years ago. Lemme see... There's the (actual vintage) '75 P Bass, paid about $300 and sold for maybe $400 during early 90's, pre vintage inflation. An Ibanez Musician, awesome vintage MIJ. Don't really miss the Epi Thunderbass... Sold my 90's MIJ (Fugigen) Fender P Lyte Deluxe a couple years ago, had such a case of seller's remorse that I reached out and bought it back - for $100 more than sold, played it last night. Bought an Indonesian (3rd tier) Hofner Beatle brand new from a studio guy for $100 (!!!) then decided to sell it for $250 because I had "too many basses" (madness, I know). That ultra light beauty was amazingly well crafted and sounded great. And we old farts play a few Beatles tunes every night...dumb dumb dumb.
Well, three in all honesty. An early 1956 Precision, two color sunburst. Lindy Fralin rewound the pup to original specs. Never left the house. A 1964 EB-3 with wide pot spacing that sounded great played through and tweaked with a Line 6 Bass Pod. Never left the house. A Rick Turner Model 1 that was featured in Vintage Guitar Magazine in December ‘08. Loved that 32” scale. Talked to Rick Turner for the article written by Willie Moseley. Nice fellow, loads of information. That bass did see a few gigs. But it scared the crap out of me to take it out of the house.
Both kids wanted to go to grad school so all three basses were sold to help them out. If I had kept one, it would have been the Turner.
Fender Deluxe P, natural finish. rosewood board and J neck. You know the one with double J pups in the bridge position.
1980 Ibanez Studio 8-string. Sold in 2003 (back to Atomic Music in Maryland) to pay down an American Express card. If I'd known the eventual state of that credit card balance, I'd have held onto the bass. It didn't even make a dent, historically speaking.
My Squier VM Fretless with a Mighty Mite unlined ebonol neck, Lindy Fralin PUs, and upgraded electronics. I poured a lot of money into her and she sounded beautiful.
I got annoyed of metal strings leaving white marks on the board and I kept sanding it down to get rid of them. Eventually decided to sell it and buy a Fretless Warwick Rockbass with real ebony thinking it would be an upgrade, but the tone wasn’t the same and I was disappointed.
Of course, Labella expanded their tapewound varieties like a month after this happened too. I hated the tone of the black ones but think I would have loved the white ones on this Squier.
Oh well, got a Ibanez SRF705 now which is way better at producing the current tone I’m looking for. This bass was great for that singing roundwound tone though.
This thead is so full of regrets and I wish I'ds it makes me sad......so here's my take on it. I wish I'd never got rid of my early 70s Mustang because in 1990 I managed to stick my left hand in a table saw. Totally mashed it up losing middle 2 fingers to the knuckle and the only joint that works is the index finger. So I decided I couldn't play anymore and sold my '62 P for £500. 2 years ago I discovered U basses and started playing again. After a lot of practice I can now play a short scale MIC jazz bass and I'm in 3 bands! So if only I'd known, I would never have sold that Mustang.......
Lakland Joe Osborn 045.