Which basses would you like to try?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by barroso, Oct 20, 2001.

  1. barroso


    Aug 16, 2000
    i'd like to know which basses you have never played you'd like to try.
    here my list

    epiphone jack casady
    a fender jazz bass fretless equipped with a j retro preamp
    sadowsky 4 and 5 string
    a rick with horseshoe and toaster pickup
    a graphite neck bass
    ibanez musician
    old yamaha bb
  2. barroso


    Aug 16, 2000
    i forgot to mention WAL
  3. Mike


    Sep 7, 2000
    Mike Lull, Graphite neck Stingray, Status Stealth 2 (the all, including body, graphite one.) Peavey Cirrus, Ken Lawerence, Sadowsky. That's all I can think of off the top of my head.
  4. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    I'd like to play Wals, Sei Bass, Sadowskys, Foderas, and Carl Thompsons in a stage setting, to see what they can do at a gig.
  5. Oysterman


    Mar 30, 2000
    The only high-end basses I've been able to try out are Warwicks and a used Yamaha TRB5P. They don't carry many expensive basses in my country, they only bring them here if you ask for it. And then they expect you to buy it.

    So, on my list is every high-end bass that I haven't tried. Which means a couple of hundred models or so!
  6. Luis Fabara

    Luis Fabara

    Aug 13, 2000
    Ecuador (South America)
    Audio Pro - Ecuador
    Jerzy Drodz

  7. I have played quite a few basses so far in my short career, but I still would like to try a couple more:

    Warwick (anything)
    G & L
    Any other high end basses. All the stores around here carry basses that rarely go over $1,200-1,500. They all have Fender, MM, Peavey, Ibanez, and one or two Modulus.

  8. well..
    I'd love to try another CT
    Jerzy Drozd
    Alembec Classico
    a Conklin Melted-Top a MID jack
    a Bass Lab Bass
    Ibanez SR1500 (dont make no more)
    the list goes on ....
  9. Oh ya, a walnut carved 6-string upright would be amazing, I've never seen one but it would be amzing still
  10. jasonbraatz


    Oct 18, 2000
    Oakland, CA
    Fodera (i played one once, but it was a long time ago)
    pre-CBS jazz bass
    Conklin 7string (although i don't know why, i can barely play a 6)

  11. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    Fodera Anthony Jackson model
    F Bass Alain Caron 5 string
    John Turner's doubleneck
    Yvon's Tung
    some of those Basslab creations
  12. Another Wal
    Pre-CBS Fender
    1951 Precision
    Schecter Model T, Jazz
    Hofner "Beatle Bass"
  13. Whoa, ok here we go:

    Roscoe SKB3007
    Conklin Sidewinder 7
    Hanewinckel 7
    Warrior Signature 7

    F Bass BN6 and BNF 6
    Fodera Imperial Elite 6
    Warwick Thumb Neck-thru 6

    Roscoe LG-3005
    MTD 535
    Lakland 55-94
    Dingwall Afterburner 5

    Carl Thompson 4
    Kinal SK4-B Fretless
    Sadowsky Ultra Vintage J
    Spector NS-4P

    As you can see there is a lot. I want to play them all, but it is hard to play a lot of high-end US custom brands in Canada, as they wind up costing a fortune so stores don't usually stock the really good stuff, and Canadian luthiers can offer equally good products for significantly less (ie Dingwall, Kinal, F Bass...) as there is no exchange rate problems.

    What I've played:
    F bass BN5 and BNF5
    Dingwall Prima 6, Z2 5, Zebra 6
    Spector NS-6
    Ken Smith BSR6EG and BSR5GN
  14. Jason.. they had a pretty nice used Zon 5 (believe it was a Sonus Special) at ECmusic last year. No idea if it's still there.

    I'd like to try out:

    Czech Spector
    Gibson RD Artist
    Schecter Model T Rob Deleo Sig
    more Zons!
  15. Hategear

    Hategear Workin' hard at hardly workin'.

    Apr 6, 2001
    Appleton, Swissconsin
    A Sadowsky 4-string, a Musicman Stingray, a Reverend Rumblefish, an Ibanez ICB500, a MIA Jazz and an 'A' Bass.
  16. Kenneth Lawrence Chambrase
    Alain Caron F Bass
    Fodera Emperor II
    Curbow XT-33
    Zon Hyperbass (Michael Manring model)
    Carl Thompson
    John's Doubleneck

    ...Then my mission will be complete :)

  17. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    DOH! I forgot about that one! DROOL:)
  18. Allot of basses Mainly an Ibanez ATK405 I tried ATK305 but the j pup in the 405 must add some more sweetness.
  19. Aaron


    Jun 2, 2001
    Bellingham, WA
    rob allen
    Rev. Rumblefish
    CT with wood bridge
  20. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    I'd like to get my hands on a Zon and a Carl Thompson. Other than that, not much that I can immediatly think of.