Which four basses for you (with these limitations)?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by dwjazz54, Jul 21, 2003.

  1. dwjazz54


    Jan 21, 2003
    Jersey City, NJ
    I heard a man say once that every bass player should have 4 basses: a fretted, a fretless, a Fender, and an upright. If you were to follow these guidelines, what would you get to best suit you and only you (oh, the beauty in being unique!)? Also, I'm gonna say that electric uprights will be kosher for this thread.

    I'd go:
    1) Fodera Emperor Elite II 5-string,
    2) Fodera Monarch Deluxe fretless 5-string,
    3) 1968 Fender Jazz, and
    4) NS Design CR5 EUB 5-string (piezos only) (since I'm not nearly a good enough upright player to warrant thousands spent on a great 18th century Bohemian masterpiece).

    Feel free to use your imagination(s), and I am excited in the results I don't even have yet.
  2. Basho

    Basho Guest

    Fretted - custom 32" scale tenor bass.
    Fretless - Warwick thumb 5.
    Fender - custom shop jazz.
    Upright - frankly, I don't know alot about uprights. I'll say something inexpensive.
  3. masaru


    Aug 8, 2001
    Okinawa, Japan
    1) Modulus Quantum 5 w/ Bartolini pups/NTMB pre
    2) Modulus Quantum 4 saa
    3) Geddy Lee Jazz
    4) hmm:No clue!
  4. OldDawg


    Jul 4, 2003
    Los Angeles, CA
    Fender PBass passive
    Fender JBass Deluxe V for active
    Fender Fender Fretless
    One of the electric uprights since I don't play upright.
  5. Right now it would be:

    Fretted: Warwick Streamer LX 6
    Fretless: Jhonson Custom Pro 6 fretless (Argentine made)
    Fender: No fender thanks.. I'd rather stick to my Ibanez BTB405
    Upright: :meh: 8 string warr or chapman stick :D
  6. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002
    1. Custom Fodera Monarch 4 string Fretted
    2. Custom Fodera Monarch 4 string fretless
    3. Stu hamm urge model Fender or Jaco's bass of doom :p
    4. Upright...tough one...I love upright, but I don't know much about them, so I'll take a plywood kay :p
  7. Fretted: Warwick Thumb 5
    Fretless: Hrm...probably a Fender Jazz V Fretless
    Fender: Jazz V
    Upright: ??
  8. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    • Le Fay Pangton 6 fretted
    • Le Fay Remington 6 fretless
    • Hotwire Dream Bass 5
    • ???
  9. sethlow3

    sethlow3 Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2003
    Nashville, Tennessee
    fretted: Modulus Genesis 5
    fretless: Modulus Genesis 5
    fender: Fender 64 jazz
    upright: a clevinger solid acoustic/EUB
  10. I.'.I.'.Nakoa

    I.'.I.'.Nakoa Guest

    Aug 10, 2000
    Fort Worth.
    1: A drezy Drozd 5 string.
    2: Carl thompson 5 string
    3: Marcus Miller jazz bass
    4: a good one!
  11. Mike Money

    Mike Money In Memoriam

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
    Avatar Speakers Endorsing Hooligan
    A good stand up. (I dont know much about them at all)

    a 5 string Warwick Corvette (Fretted)

    Fretless 7 string double neck

    and a MIA Deluxe Jazz.
  12. bentem


    Oct 18, 2002
    Rockville, MD
    Fretted- WArwick Thumb 5 Neck Through
    Fretlesds- Either a fretless jazz, or a fretless stingray, both 4 string
    Fender- Any P bass
    Upright- I havent played many, but i guess a plywood kay.
  13. 1. Sadowsky Vintage Jazz 5

    2. Sadowsky 24 fret fretless

    3. An old P-Bass with "IT"

    4. Nordstrand with Midi out and a V-Bass for the upright thang...

  14. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Portland, OR

    Fretted: USA Spector 6
    Fretless: FBB 6
    Fender: Custom Shop P
    Upright: NS CR5 EUB.

    I did place a nice ish doghouse Kay 4 that my old HS (in WA) had, but I have no idea if it was actually all that good or not...

    And remember, these are all at the moment. Give me 10 minutes these'll ALL change.
  15. Mike N

    Mike N Missing the old TB Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2001
    Spencerport, New York
    Fretted - Fender P
    Fretless - Fender J
    Fender - MIA Deluxe P
    DB - Does Fender make one?
  16. demolition

    demolition Guest

    Jul 5, 2003
    1 a fender
    2 a fender
    3 a fender
    4 a fender
    Not that i am impartial to fenders ,its just that I like 'em:bassist:
  17. Freted: Conklin 8 string

    Fretless: Zon Sonus 6 lightwave

    Fender: Sadowsky vintage 5

    Upright: a good one
  18. brake


    Jun 23, 2003
    Nova Scotia, Canada
    1. Fender geddy lee
    2. Spector ns2000/q4
    3. Ric 4001
    4. Stingray 4 string
  19. dwjazz54


    Jan 21, 2003
    Jersey City, NJ
    Ok, great answers so far, but I think some of us are not following criteria. Like the post right above this one. I don't see an upright there.

    Just an observation.
  20. Selecter


    Jun 30, 2003
    1. Fretted - Rickenbacker 4001 or 4003

    2. Fretless - G & L ASAT semi hollow w/ebony bd

    3. Fender Time Machine 59 P OR 64 TM Jazz ( hard choice this is )

    4. New Englehardt Blonde Swingmaster 3/4 size

    With these basses I could cover 90% + of the availble sounds a bassist needs. You would never *NEED* another bass unless ya just wore one of 'em out. :bassist: