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Who has the best bass collection?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by RS, May 2, 2002.

  1. RS


    Aug 27, 2000
    Cleveland, OH
    JT, Brad Johnson, Funky, Steve ?
  2. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Gold Supporting Member

    What, no poll? :D

    JT's collection is too vertical for me (pretty much just one bass, IMO). FunkyC's changes so frequently that I don't know what he has at the moment... and I think he's ditching his 535 so I penalize him for that. ;) Without knowing Steve's collection, I give the award to my homey Brad Johnson, who's got a very nice variety of excellent basses.

    But I like my collection a lot, too! :)
  3. Saibuster


    Jan 26, 2002
    Nice collection fuzzbass!!

    Which one is your favorite? :)
  4. I would say JT, but as Fuzzbass said, his collection is just too vertical. I give another vote to Brad.
  5. Definitely Brad's. Nino-Brown's is a bit one-dimensional but still pretty high-quality.
  6. I say nino brown! always vote for the under dog!
  7. Mike Dimin

    Mike Dimin Inactive

    Dec 11, 1999
    There is cat in Detroit who puts us all to shame. he builds high price houses for a living. For every house he finishes, he buys another one of a kind hand made bass. When I met him in Jan of 2000 he had 53 basses.

  8. Very nice!....But, wait! What the hell is that??!! A PT CRUISER?!? :eek: ;) :D

    Sounds like my guitar buddy. He's a major contractor down here in Atlanta and has his own recording studio and miniature gym--in his basement. He probably has over 30 different guitars.
    But, hand-made basses? Wow! :eek:
  9. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Alot of us have GREAT collections. I have to vote for myself, thou. :p

    I like Embellisher, RS, FuzzBass, JT, Brad Johnson, Joe Nerve & many other members collections.
  10. Allen Woody, yo. (R.I.P.)
  11. P.S. - I did sell my MTD (to fellow TB'er Jerry J), but I got a 635--no fancy top, tulipwood body.
  12. Dave Castelo

    Dave Castelo

    Apr 19, 2000
    I love FC collection... it has many tones and feelings... maybe if he threw a Zon in the collection... :D
  13. SMG

    SMG Supporting Member

    Apr 17, 2000
    metro Detroit
    OK...last count I had over 150 basses... (and I have bought a few since then.) Several Fenders, several Gibson, several old Guilds, several Warwicks, three USA Tobias, three Pedullas, a bunch of German made things from the 60's, several Hagstroms, and a ton more... honest!
  14. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Gold Supporting Member

    Well hey, the gear simply won't fit into my Lamborghini Countach. ;) :p
  15. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    i like my collection the best. obviously, since i've paid for it :D.

    i was going function, and since there are few 7+ string bass makers other than conklin, i don't have many options. i have yet to play any basses that i've liked more than my conklins, and only the 7 string gold seal style ritter 7 came close. i hope to add that one to my collection someday very soon.
  16. SCT1422

    SCT1422 Supporting Member

    Hey guys... I feel like an amateur... I only have 2 Sadowskys, 2 Laklands, Pulcinella Level 5 and hopefully soon a Joe Osborne 5 and I have my eye on a Moon 5 or a Lull MV-5... And I drive a Pathfinder... Hey FuzzBass, how do you like your LullPJ-5 ??? Steven...
  17. xush


    Jul 4, 2001
    mobile AL
    yah, I'm a little behind the curve myself, but I've got a few amassing gradually...closing in on the big 20. They're at the link in my sig file.
  18. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    pretty much one bass? how do you figure? i've got all kinds of different woods, electronics, pickups and string configurations going on. i got hollow body, semi hollow, solid, neck through, bolt on, fretted, fretless.



  19. Nice.

    I'd like to put Matt Schmill's kids through college the way JT has with Bill Conklin's...

    Matt, are you reading this? Are you interested in building a doubleneck fretless 6/fretted 10 (doubled 5)?

  20. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Gold Supporting Member

    Shoot, I forgot the winkie... here ya go: ;) Yes, you might have as much tonal variety in your one-builder collection as anyone, but they all look like freakin' Conklins!! I don't mean that in a bad way; but in spite of your variety of tops and MeltedWood and whatnot your collection is still vertical looks-wise, so there. If you want my vote, go buy a Rickenbacker or something. :D

    P.S. There are so many orGASmically great collections here I can't actually pick a #1. :eek:

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