Which One Of These 3 Basses Would You Keep

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by jefft54, Jul 21, 2009.

  1. Fender American Jazz

    187 vote(s)
  2. Lakland Skyline 44-02

    68 vote(s)
  3. Warwick Corvette $$

    57 vote(s)
  1. So, it's too hot in SoCal to be outside and I've got too much time on my hands. If you could keep only 1 of these 3 basses, which would it be based on the versatility and use in any music genre. For example, to me the Fender is the least versatile but really nails the jazz bass sound (obvious) while the Lakland and Warwick have the ability to get close to Fender, Musicman, etc.


    Feb 2, 2005
    S. Carolina
    Jazz, just because
  3. I feel the opposite way! The fender seems like your best bet for a sound that will work with just about anything your doing, or at least thats been my experience!
  4. nicfargo


    May 28, 2008
    Lincoln, NE
    I'd go with the jazz. I get a ton of usable tones out of my jazz using different volumes on each pup, changing the tone knob, and playing by the neck or by the bridge. Tons of tones by changing these things up.
  5. Eublet


    Jul 28, 2006
    44-02. No question about it for me.
  6. cheesemaster

    cheesemaster Guest

    Mar 22, 2008
    Lakland... Those 44-02 are just tone monsters.
  7. I would have had an easier time deciding which one to toss. I picked the Jazz, though I would be missing the 44-02 pretty quick. Wicks just do nothing for me, and I am pretty sure you could get a decent chunk of change for it.
  8. bassman314

    bassman314 I seem to be a verb, an evolutionary process...

    Mar 13, 2005
    Bay Area, CA
    And yet... you are selling yours? :atoz:

    BTW I also voted Lakland... :hyper::hyper:
  9. Eublet


    Jul 28, 2006
    I have a 55-02. I just don't particularly care for 4 strings at this point in my life.
  10. bassman314

    bassman314 I seem to be a verb, an evolutionary process...

    Mar 13, 2005
    Bay Area, CA
    no worries.. *L* just thought it was ironic.
  11. Mcfunkinstein


    Jun 22, 2008
    jazz cuz i just dont like warwicks and the lakland's neck is too big in my opinion
  12. mwiles30


    Dec 31, 2008
    Cincinnati, OH
    Keep the Jazz.
  13. Agito


    Jun 27, 2009
    Jazz, like duh.
  14. fish slapper

    fish slapper

    Nov 17, 2005
    Newberg, OR
    Fender Jazz. I have one and it'd be my "you can only have one" bass.
  15. 555Soul


    Jul 21, 2009
    Ive owned over 2 dozen different basses at one time or another and i still think the Fender Jazz was probably the best sounding one.
  16. Akshat


    Dec 7, 2007
    New Delhi,India
    Keeping the Groove staying out of Treble
    id go for the wawick.plus this place has a bias for fenders
  17. Greevus


    Apr 15, 2009
    Keep da JAZZ mon
  18. The Lakland can do anything.
  19. The one that feels best to you. Since none are vintage w/flats, or 6+ strings, I'd be hard pressed to think of a situation where you COULDN'T use any of these basses.
  20. My thinking on these 3 goes something like this. The Fender is certainly the most popular and can play in most situations. However, I find when I need a more contemporary sound, the Fender is too traditional, which is where I think the $$ shines. The Lakland is capable of traditional jazz sounds as well as the contemporary stuff but to me seems somewhat nondescript when used live. The $$ is versatile and comes alive in most clubs but looks really out of place in a classic rock band.

    Like most everyone else I'm getting slammed by the economy and many of the local regular gigs are either drying up or club owners are lowballing every band out there. I'm using this poll to get some opinions as I'll probably be forced to sell 2 of the 3.

    Thanks for the input so far. Keep it coming.