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Which Bass Do You Prefer?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by PortlandBass77, Jul 15, 2013.

  1. Fender American Standard Jazz Bass

    90 vote(s)
  2. Fender American Standard p Bass

    81 vote(s)
  3. Musicman Stingray

    59 vote(s)
  4. Rickenbacker 4003

    40 vote(s)
  5. Warwick Corvette

    23 vote(s)
  6. Gibson Thunderbird

    16 vote(s)
  7. None of These

    79 vote(s)
  1. Out of these 6 basses which do you like most? (just going generic here, doesn't matter about the different models of each one ;) )

    Fender American Standard Jazz Bass

    Fender American Standard p Bass

    Musicman Stingray

    Rickenbacker 4003

    Warwick Corvette

    Gibson Thunderbird

    None of these
  2. thedane


    Sep 25, 2011
    MUST agree. This is my favorite Fender Bass I've ever played.
  3. I'm a pbass guy but I don't like the am std.
  4. Wallace320

    Wallace320 Commercial User

    Mar 19, 2012
    Milan, Italy
    I once had one that I traded for an Ibanez Atk1200 Prestige, I already as well traded

    Anyway, maybe the most playable bass I've ever placed my guilty hands on, even if I'm talkin' about a 2010 version, so with present specs, except CS pickups, which I really don't dig

  5. V
  6. Showdown


    Jan 21, 2002
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    Of those I find that I go to a J for most things, it is very versatile and will work for anything. My P would be second. Not as versatile, but will still work for anything. My Thunderbirds are great rock basses, but kind of a one trick pony.

    So in order:


    The Warwick I've never played, and Rics just don't do it for me.
  7. No Spector option?! outrageous!!
  8. Flabass


    Aug 11, 2008
    St. Petersburg
    G&L L2000 and SB-2 for me. Throw in my G&L Legacy (P bass) too.
  9. seph77


    Jun 11, 2013
    Between those I've choosen the Tbird cause of the look,IMO one of the most beautiful basses.
    But I'm actually a P-guy
  10. BoomBoomOGTL

    BoomBoomOGTL Supporting Member

    Jul 19, 2012
    York SC
    I voted other.... Spector NS2/4.

    But of the choices, I'd go Corvette ($$, of course)
  11. Jeff K

    Jeff K Supporting Member

    Jul 9, 2005
    Memphis, TN
    Jazz for the neck, and for playing at home.
    P for playing live or recording.
    Ric for looks.
  12. thisSNsucks

    thisSNsucks I build Grosbeak Guitars and Basses Supporting Member Commercial User

    Dec 19, 2004
    Yonkers, NY
    Grosbeak Guitars
    I own all of those except the Warwick (though I did have a fretless Corvette at one point) and my favorite is my Precision, with the Jazz bass being a close second.

    I lump the Rick, MM, and Thunderbird in 3rd place. They're all fantastic basses, but I could not see having any of those as my only bass. They all have a very specific feel and sound that while great, are not as versatile as the good old P or J bass.

    I will also throw out that for the "other" option, the Spector NS-2 is an incredible bass.
  13. I'm a proud owner of that bass. I wasn't planning on purchasing it when I went to Guitar Center. I guess you can see it purchased me. My MIJ Jazz is starting to get jealous.
  14. Hopkins

    Hopkins Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 17, 2010
    Houston Tx
    Owner/Builder @Hopkins Guitars
    I chose Jazz, but it could be any of the first three in the list depending on what mood I am in.
  15. Qlanq


    Jul 9, 2007
    Jazz for sound, playing and comfort. But the Ric for the Ric sound.
  16. Thumpinshelton

    Thumpinshelton Supporting Member

  17. Marial

    Marial weapons-grade plum

    Apr 8, 2011
    My Pedulla Pentabuzz is my baby at this point so I voted 'other', but as far as 'standard' basses go, my Fender Hwy One Jazz is my go to bass.
  18. Warwick corvette. Dat midrange, man...
  19. Biggbass


    Dec 14, 2011
    Planet Earth
    Voted Other. Sadowsky P
  20. Plucky The Bassist

    Plucky The Bassist ZOMG! I'm back from the dead! Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2010
    Ibanez guy over here ;)