Which TB'er has the largest bass collection?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by sotjian, Jul 31, 2009.

  1. sotjian


    Nov 18, 2007
    Toronto, ON
    Not guitars, not amps. Just a boatload of basses. I'm curious to see who wins.
  2. iamthebassman


    Feb 24, 2004
    Endorsing Artist: Phantom Guitars, Eastwood Guitars
    I'm sure there's people here with more but I'm currently at 37 basses.
  3. Tom Bowlus I'm guessing. There was CT Bass & Birdsong who had a bunch but I haven't seen him around for a while.
  4. What about the guy with something like 60 Dingwalls?
  5. Shelly


    Jul 12, 2006
    Brighton, Michigan
    There is a 50+ basses owned thread on TB.
  6. hippiesandwich


    Aug 29, 2003
    Coarsegold CA
    Affiliated with Looperlative Audio Products
    I sold a few over the past year to help pay wedding expenses, so it looks like I'm down to 33 :help:

    Benavente 219B
    Benavente Single Cut 5
    Benavente Vortex 5
    Benavente Vortex 6
    DeArmond Ashbory
    Fender 1961 P bass
    Fender 1966 p bass
    Fender 1966 jazz bass
    Fender Noel Redding Jazz
    Fender (warmoth)P/J 4
    Fodera Monarch Elite 5
    Fodera NYC Empire Jazz 4
    Fodera NYC Empire PJ5
    Fodera Emperor Elite 5 Wal
    Hamer 2-tek Cruise 5
    King, David Custom 5
    King, David Custom 6
    Kubicki, Phil Ex Factor 4
    Lakland 55-94 Prototype #5001
    Nordstrand Nordy VJ5
    Music Man Bongo 5 H+H+P
    NS Design Bass Cello 5
    Rickenbacker 4001s
    Rickenbacker 4003s "Blackstar"
    Rickenbacker 4003s "Tuxedo"
    Ritter Roya 6
    Stambaugh custom 8 string
    Wal custom doubleneck 4's
    Wal Mach I MIDI bass
    Wal Mach II fretted 5.
    Wal Mach III fretless 5.
    Wal Mach III fretted 5.
    Wal Pro1
  7. allexcosta


    Apr 7, 2004
    I know a TB'er that has more than 80 Fender Pre CBS, 15 Foderas, and 50 other basses...
  8. This is beyond words amazing. You have more money in basses than I have in life insurance.

    I was gonna say Ric5 has to be in the running, provided he actually keeps all those beauties he has made.
  9. Davecg2


    Sep 8, 2008
    Founder, Dave BrowseMyGear.com
    holy crap i need a better job..... that said, can you really get use out of 50 basses? I would have to assume atleast 10+ never get touched...
  10. J. Crawford

    J. Crawford Supporting Member

    Feb 15, 2008

    CT has his own Bass museum type thing, IIRC.
  11. I am definitely passing this on by the wife. You guys are the poopiezle! I am such the amateur.
  12. hippiesandwich


    Aug 29, 2003
    Coarsegold CA
    Affiliated with Looperlative Audio Products
    Indeed, that's probably true of a collection of anything. Some just get played on special occasions.
  13. Baird6869

    Baird6869 Supporting Member

    Absolutely! +1.

    My 12 or 13 basses (that total to me worth more than many people's cars!) are nowhere near the league of some of these TBers!

  14. MStrianese


    Jul 26, 2008
    New York
    2 :ninja:
  15. troyus


    Apr 9, 2008
    San Diego, CA.
    I'm just trying to keep it under 6 at all times... I forget what is in what case or where they are otherwise. :)
  16. Flatty Banks

    Flatty Banks

    Oct 26, 2008
    I only have what I use. I had six, but sold four of them.
  17. JimB52

    JimB52 User Supporting Member

    May 24, 2007
    East Coast
    I know a gentleman named Scotty who has well over 300. Not sure if he's currently on TB.
  18. sotjian


    Nov 18, 2007
    Toronto, ON
    Somebody has to tally up the value of that stash. Ah. Wow.
  19. J. Crawford

    J. Crawford Supporting Member

    Feb 15, 2008
    Are you serious?
  20. bassbombs84


    Dec 26, 2008
    well, MY buddy has over 600 basses ;)