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Who here has the most ridiculous bass collection? (Pics required!)

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by birminghambass, May 15, 2018.


  1. TBird1958

    TBird1958 As a matter of fact....I am your Queen! Staff Member

    Mar 13, 2008
    Seattle Washington
    Endorsing Artist Mike Lull T Bass pickups

    A very small part of the world's best collection of Gibson basses is behind me as I sit with a very rare 1986 Thunderbird II.

    You can see many more of them in "The Gibson Bass Book" by fellow TBer Rob van den Broek

    2UrSQJV.
     
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  2. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 29, 2008
    Colorado
    I convert 4 string Rickenbackers to 5 string basses.
    I build my own in my basement workshop ... I reversed engineered it from one I saw on the internet years ago. I needed one for this bass here because it had really bad neck dive.

    5s%20042.
     
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  3. 4 Strings Good

    4 Strings Good

    Mar 6, 2014
    Whoah...how much does it cost to insure your music room?
     
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  4. 4 Strings Good

    4 Strings Good

    Mar 6, 2014
    what, that's it?
     
  5. Bflat

    Bflat

    Feb 5, 2008
    This is Georgia;);) I collect guns also......Loaded!!!!
    here is a little self insurance
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    1822 3 Lber Texas Revolution, Alamo!!!!!!
     
  6. sigterm

    sigterm ;) ;) ;), love y'all Supporting Member

    Feb 5, 2003
    Atlanta G of A
    Oh man and you got a howitzer! Ok I just NEED a tour!
     
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  7. fjbass78

    fjbass78

    Jun 21, 2007
    Indiana
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  8. bassbenj

    bassbenj

    Aug 11, 2009
    Shhh! Dabbler will hear you. And whatever you do DO NOT mention lake placid blue!
     
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  9. wintremute

    wintremute mediocrity at its finest Gold Supporting Member

    Oct 16, 2014
    Vegas
    Endorsing Artist: Langstrom Carrot Farms
    Do you currently own a 4-string?
     
  10. wintremute

    wintremute mediocrity at its finest Gold Supporting Member

    Oct 16, 2014
    Vegas
    Endorsing Artist: Langstrom Carrot Farms
    tNMbC pants. Iron Man statue. I wanna come and hang out with you!
     
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  11. somebrains

    somebrains Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2017
    My collection is ridiculous bc of the reasons and circumstances they came into my ownership.
     
  12. wintremute

    wintremute mediocrity at its finest Gold Supporting Member

    Oct 16, 2014
    Vegas
    Endorsing Artist: Langstrom Carrot Farms
    What's a newspaper?
     
  13. ltsal

    ltsal

    Dec 12, 2017
    Germany
    My collection is rarity over quantity.
    I own a 1999 Alembic Essence 5. This one has the europa preamp and has a Tulipwood top. Tulipwood is a type of brasiian rosewood. There are many alembic essence with all kinds of different topwoods but very very few have Tulipwood/ Brasilian as topwood.
    And then my other bass is a 1988 Status Graphite S3000 . Headless with a graphite neck( no trustrod) and a walnut body. This one isnt that special besides its serial no 62, its rare and has a super low string hight.

    Alembic + Status.
     
  14. Mantis Tobaggan

    Mantis Tobaggan Supporting Member

    Sep 9, 2015
    Tampa, FL
    Mine is ridiculous. This is only half of it.

    9E77B547-E354-4F4D-AEEF-0F25E04FDE43.
     
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  15. juancaminos

    juancaminos Supporting Member

    May 30, 2003
    USA, Phoenix, AZ
    OMG you guys, this reminds me of A few Acoustic amp collectors I saw a while back
     
  16. bassbenj

    bassbenj

    Aug 11, 2009
    No question yours is "ridiculous"! You win. I'm ashamed to post my meager collection now!

    My SX herd.

    SXHerdA.

    G&L L2500

    GLGuard.

    Still more nifty stuff

    Herd_1.

    I've got a couple of new things (7 string) that don't have pictures yet so I guess they don't exist.
     
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  17. armyadarkness

    armyadarkness Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2012
    NJ Bayou Country
    It's free packing material that the post office delivers daily. It also works as wrapping paper and toilet paper for friends in ill favor.
     
  18. armyadarkness

    armyadarkness Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2012
    NJ Bayou Country
    Dig those G&L's...
     
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  19. @bassbenj

    You have a bear hiding from a gorilla !!

    Now that's "ridiculous". Everybody knows the gorilla would join the bear, behind that SX jazz body, in hiding from the cat.
     
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  20. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 29, 2008
    Colorado
    I convert 4 string Rickenbackers to 5 string basses.
    Oh hell no ...

    But I do have an 8 tuned Ee Aa Dd Gg

    And ...

    My daughter has an Ibanez Mikro 4 in the house

    I really need to get some 6 string basses and I am going to make a 10 string bass - 5 with octaves ...
     

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