Who has found 'the one'

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Jason Wilson, Jan 23, 2014.

  1. I know a lot of guys have a couple of basses and really like all or just a couple of them. I myself have a few basses and really like them, but I didn't really think I had found 'The One'.

    I now have, one that feels like I want, has the sound that I want, the look etc, everything, just ticks all the boxes. My BSR5TNE

    So I was wondering what everyone's 'The one' is. And I don't mean, a bass that you really really like, but one that is what awesomeness is to you, you wouldn't change one thing about it, so perfect for you

    So, what is your 'the one'?
  2. I think you can only say "The one" after you have owned the bass for like 10 years. haha, many people sell "the one" within a year or two.
  3. A-Step-Towards

    A-Step-Towards Supporting Member

    Nov 16, 2009
    Los Angeles California
    I call my ric my 1. I have had it 26 months which isn't very long but in that time frame I have had maybe 40 basses yet its still here. That says more to me than someone that has had a bass 20 years but had 3 basses in that time frame.
  4. I actually have two "The Ones"... an E-Series MIJ Fender Jazz Bass Special, and a 2003 Fender Highway 1 Jazz Bass...
  5. bass geetarist

    bass geetarist

    Jul 29, 2013
    My 78ish P was it for me for a good long while. I still feel a bond with it, but GAS has led me to acquire 5 more basses, all of which I'm really happy with. I will say that the Gibson T Bird Studio V I picked up recently really has me gaga. If I had to sell all and keep one, it would be a tough battle between the T and the P. Both basses really just feel right to me.
  6. Danomo

    Danomo Guest

    Apr 25, 2013
    Have a "one": Fender JP-90 ('91, bought in '93) still have it.
    Let "one" get away: Early '70's Aria Diamonds 335 style single pup MOP (Mother of pearl), I've never seen another exactly like it.

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  7. Danomo

    Danomo Guest

    Apr 25, 2013
    Here's the Aria:

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  8. marcwcarroll


    Dec 7, 2009
    Durham, NC
    Big Al PDN SSS. that neck!!
  9. esa372

    esa372 Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2010
    Los Angeles, CA
  10. NightCat


    Apr 4, 2013
    My G&L SB-2 is "The One". It will never be sold.
  11. mark beem

    mark beem I'm alive and well. Where am I? Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    My Lull M5V.

  12. Mine is a warwick thumb Bo 5 string it's home for me and has been for a wile now. It's the only bass I've owned that I didn't figure out how to trade after two monts lol
  13. BassAgent


    Dec 2, 2003
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Official Artist: Eich Amplification
    Because I love it so much and it has a lot of fretwear on the D-string I don't like using it live, but by god this bass is good. It has been my dream to own a vintage Jazz for 15 years and almost 4 years ago I finally got it. Best bass I've ever owned. And Jamiroquai bass player Paul Turner played it.
  14. Dan Knowlton

    Dan Knowlton Sarcasm: Just ONE of the many services I offer! Supporting Member

    That would be my wife! Basses, they come and go...

    Dan K.
  15. Turtle71

    Turtle71 Supporting Member

    Aug 11, 2009
    Madison, WI
    I have had a TON of basses over the years, and I few times I thought I found "the one"....but alas, they really weren't.

    Last year I picked up a NOS 2008 Fender MIA Precision in the color combo I adore (3 tone burst, tort guard and maple board), and it's light (tips the scales @ about 8.5 lbs)...It gets played nearly daily, it truly is a joy to play, and has tone for days...I believe it is my "one". :bassist:
  16. OPBASSMAN1994


    Jul 30, 2010
    My Ric 4003.
    I wanted one forever. The one I ended up with, I chose in-store because it was absolutely perfect. Look, feel, tone, everything. It's my go-to for almost every song, and just feels right to hit the stage with. It's a true rock bass, and packs one hell of a punch...particularly with some good rotosounds on, running through an Acoustic. :D
  17. Bassmunnky


    Jul 3, 2004
    New York and Philadelphia
    Endorsing Artist: Ernie Ball MusicMan Guitars
    Carvin PB 5

    I'm done..really

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  18. Clef_de_fa


    Dec 25, 2011
    I have a yamaha BBN5II for the past 12 years and I will never sell it. I also have a Carvin LB76 for the past 8 years and I don't think I will sell it.

    I also don't buy a lot of instrument like in 14 years I bought 9 instruments and I still own 4 of them. I don't feel like buying anymore. I have a 2 months old Carvin Icon6 that which is everything I ever wanted and I'm quite happy.

    I think more of creating a mini pedal board for effects that I found useful through the years and maybe new recording equipement more future proof than a software with USB interface.
  19. Selta


    Feb 6, 2002
    Pacific Northwet
    Total fanboi of: Fractal Audio, AudiKinesis Cabs, Dingwall basses
    I've had my Bongo 6 HS about 3 years now or so. Don't play anything else right now. I have a fretless on order for some other projects, and it may even make its way into my main gigging band as well. I have a Sterling 5 HH as backup that hasn't been played outside of home playing in those 3 years.
  20. I keep finding and keeping 'the one'. I guess that makes me a bass whore.