Which of your owned Axes is your favorite and why?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by FiveStringsNme, Sep 30, 2002.

  1. Yea......TalkBass people,I was wondering what your favorite axe is....and why so...I know that question seems a bit farfetched,but just out of curiosity, I wanna see what you people like in basses,and why.:confused:
  2. i only have a peavey milestone III and a dean 5 string, and the peavey plays INCREDIBLY well. i have played hundreds of basses, and the peavey plays better than most of them.
  3. snyderz


    Aug 20, 2000
    AZ mountains
    I like all of my basses, but I guess the favorite is the Fodera. It's playability is phenomenal. The neck is lightning fast, and the Fralin pups kick ass, not to mention the Mike Pope preamp. Looks bitchen too. I guess that's enough reasons.
  4. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    My sadowsky 24 fret 5 string. So far this particular bass is the best bass I've ever played or felt ot heard in my life. When I 1st pick it up, I knew it was the one & I bought it.

    <img src="http://www.talkbass.com/forum/attachment.php?s=&postid=677456">
    Yeah I know, I have a Spector shirt on. :D
  5. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    My Zon Sonus Custom fretless 5.

    It has the sound that I hear in my head, and almost plays itself.

    Picture time!;)

  6. DanGouge


    May 25, 2000
    My Sunburst '62 reissue Jazz Bass. It's beautiful to play, listen to, and look at. Can't top that IMHO.
  7. rayzak


    Jan 13, 2001
    Louisville, KY
    My MM Stingray, like Dan said, it plays beautifully, sounds great, and I love the burnt apple finish. Although, I have a feeling I may have to change my answer in a couple of months.;) :D :)
  8. ldiezman


    Jul 11, 2001
    My Elrick.. Because its mine.. and I like it
  9. boogiebass


    Aug 16, 2000
    Currently, a Modulus Quantum 6 with EMG's. Because it suits me as to tone and playability.

  10. notduane


    Nov 24, 2000
    Sorry to plagiarize there Jeff, but I can't say it no better :D

    mmmm...sympathetic vibes :p
    okey-dokey! [​IMG]

  11. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    Man, if that thing only had one more string on each neck...
  12. jasonbraatz


    Oct 18, 2000
    Oakland, CA

    This one, my '98 Warwick SS2 5 string. It fits my hands perfectly, and has the tone i want (in passive mode. i plan on getting a u-retro for it SOMEDAY to make the active mode sound more like the passive mode)
  13. notduane


    Nov 24, 2000
    awright awright! I'll admit, I dabbled in "quint-essential" bass
    at one time :eek: :p.

    One o' these days :rolleyes:, I'll get the part$ to fix-up this old thang...


    Actually, it played pretty well. But for what was considered one
    of their `high-end` models at the time, the electronics stunk.
  14. Ívar Þórólfsson

    Ívar Þórólfsson Mmmmmm... Supporting Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    Kopavogur, Iceland
    My Fender Jazz V is by far my favorite bass. Great feel, tone and playability!

    Left: Fretless Encore, Middle: MIA Jazz V, Right: Wasburn XB500
  15. Amoilbasso


    Apr 22, 2000
    I really dig both my Tobias 5 and Laurus fretless 5;
    but my '78 jazz is the one that fits my style andneeds better.;)
  16. My favorite is the Peavey Millenium 5 plus.It's the only 5 string I've played thats just right for me playability and tone wise.The neck's not too wide and the tone's even bottom to top.I like mine so much I just traded my backup bass for another Millenium 5.Makes it easier to buy strings and switch between basses.
  17. My Curbow Jazz bass is my favorite, because I spec'd it out to be the perfect instrument for me. And the rockwood neck is awesome. However, my Reverend Rumblefish is right up there. It will always have great sentimental value, 'cause it went on a lot of roadtrips with me and never failed to deliver the goods. Those two basses, I will never, ever sell.
  18. Man, all you guys are showing off your super expensive customs, but to honest, my Essex is my favorite bass. I love it's tone, I love how it feels, and it looks great!

    So, does it make you feel kinda silly that my $150 Essex is my perfect bass, and you guys payed Lord knows what on your bass?

    (j/k guys, your basses probably play about 10,000 times better than mine do)

    But after my Essex, I'd probably have to say my Yamaha, then down to my Squier. My custom built bass just hasn't grown on me yet, it's only about 12 hours old, though.
  19. Easy - my Sadowsky Vintage 5. It just always sounds "right".