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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. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 29, 2008
    I convert 4 string Rickenbackers to 5 string basses.
    I used to own a lot of Rickenbackers and a few 4 string basses .

  2. I'm planning to take a group photo when my 2 new basses arrive. They're due sometime around the end of May. (An FBass VF6-PJ Fretless and a Fodera Emperor Standard 6, so they're worth waiting for.)
    Last edited: May 16, 2018
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  3. I've always enjoyed the posts of @john turner with all his awesome ERBs.
  4. Wisebass


    Jan 12, 2017
    Lost in Space
    Hi Manti :)

    The only thing that is ridiculous, is that you didn 't take (or have) the time to show them all!!!!;)





    DSC Copie. 19052011121 - Copie. 03042017106.
  5. trickyric


    May 21, 2017
    South Florida
    you just won the internet
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  6. TDR1138


    Apr 11, 2007
    Section 204
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  7. Bflat


    Feb 5, 2008
    more ridiculous pictures, he said basses (drums?) DSCN0598 (1).JPG DSCN0619.JPG DSCN0621.JPG DSCN0602 (1).JPG
    DSCN0599 (1).JPG
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  8. Snakeman1066

    Snakeman1066 Supporting Member

    Sep 17, 2007
    Central Valley
    Lol yep I collect Jack stuff as well as comics, you should see the many many many other statues...lol soon we are going to need a bigger house...

    and now that I think about it I didn't post all the stuff up at the band practice space...lol
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  9. Bflat


    Feb 5, 2008
    Snakeman I can relate.....I'm not married and have started filling up my 3rd house, :):)
  10. bluesblaster


    Jan 2, 2008
    If your ever thinking of parting with that old Guild M85 please keep me in mind
  11. Bflat


    Feb 5, 2008
    that and the Jetstar are 2 of my favorites, had them since 1970, I plan to die with them. they are great basses!!!!!
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  12. bluesblaster


    Jan 2, 2008
    could you put me down for them in your will then ? I promise to take good care of them:)
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  13. Basshappi


    Feb 12, 2007
    I would love to be able to peruse his collection in person!
  14. Basshappi


    Feb 12, 2007
    Oh my, that is magnificent!
    Check out the pearloid/shell wrap on that kit!
    Was it originally gold or is it aged down to that color?
  15. Bflat


    Feb 5, 2008
    that is William ludwigs personal set, its Abalone Pearl, he signed it for me years ago. and the other one is Lavender pearl, it is in perfect condition, its a bad camera shot.
  16. somebrains

    somebrains Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2017
    $$'s getting copper. $$'s getting copper.

    There are the worst German $$'s to have left the factory.
    Neither had shielding paint.
    One had a volume pot with pins no soldered off so weird stuff wouldn't work.
    Red one has a control cavity and bridge pickup routed so close the wall btw them is basically a sliver of wood and layers of copper tape.

    I finally got around to pulling them apart to work on them some more bc I'm sick of looking at the gigbags they live in behind my desk.

    For what they MSRP for, ridic.
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  17. lowendmafia

    lowendmafia Supporting Member

    Oct 11, 2007
    Sacramento, California
    I have 4 Skjold Drakkars all made within like 18 months of one another...
    From left to right: 6 string fretted Catacomb, 5 string Fretless Caracomb, 5 string fretted catacomb, 5 string fretted solidbody.
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  18. trickyric


    May 21, 2017
    South Florida
    Are those Warwicks or knockoffs?
  19. somebrains

    somebrains Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2017
    They're both German Warwick $$'s.
    Obviously I got 2 made on a Friday or something from their original owners cheap for a reason.

    I'll do my J's next, that's a happier story.
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  20. bench


    Dec 28, 2007
    i think i might have the most ridiculous "collection" by talkbasd standards... not the orihinal pic, but exactly like mine... ibanez-srx700-1083865.
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