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Who's owned everything?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Dr. Cheese, Mar 31, 2006.


  1. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    After a recent month of GAS. I have taken stack and realized that except for a few brands of boutique jazz basses, I have owned virtually every kind of bass guitar there is. Four, Five, Six stringers, fretted and fretless; Neckthrough and bolt-on; domestic and import, $200 and $2,000, active and passive, no name and high status, I have owned them all.

    The bottom line is that a bass that plays good and sounds good is nice to own, one that plays poorly, and sounds poorly, is no fun.

    I really don't know if there is a point to this story except that I have have enjoyed playing almost every bass I have ever owned and I have also felt every bass I have ever owned came up short on something at one time or another. The perfect bass may exist, but my GAS, IMO, is much more about me than any instrument. Maybe, I will buy, say a Sadowsky one day and be satisfied forever, but I suspect that my eye will always wander. I guess i just better keep my savings up!:bassist:
     
  2. instigata

    instigata

    Feb 24, 2006
    New Jersey
    i know who OWNS everything.

    TOMBOWLUS

    haha

    its sick the gear list he has.
     
  3. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    That is true.:D
     
  4. MacGroove

    MacGroove Brother of the Groove with a 'Pocket Full of Funk'

    Oct 5, 2005
    Calif.
    I'll second the motion.
     
  5. Marley's Ghost

    Marley's Ghost Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 9, 2002
    Tampa, FL
    Chuck Norris.
     
  6. cosmicevan

    cosmicevan Supporting Member

    Feb 1, 2003
    New York
    check out a mørch if you haven't. i'm finally content
     
  7. What about 11 string basses?
     
  8. instigata

    instigata

    Feb 24, 2006
    New Jersey
    dude. 11 is TOTALLY out of style.

    12 non-octave is where its at. :)
     
  9. lefty007

    lefty007

    Jan 19, 2004
    Miami, FL
    Yep, GAS is a "flaw" of our personalities, somebody that can't be satisfied with anything, and when one has money or credit cards, or both, there are endless possibilites and a infinity pursuit for "the one."

    I know many players that have owned the same bass or two for decades, and they don't even think about it - it is secondary or not even in their minds at all.

    Some people call it OCD (obsesive compulsive dissorder). . .

    All that said, I guess I have to say that, so far, my Sadowsky have me convinced that there is nothing better - and I still continue to buy and sell, but haven't found anything better, yet.
     
  10. ClassicJazz

    ClassicJazz Bottom Feeders Unite!! Supporting Member

    Sep 19, 2005
    Delray Beach, Florida
    Here's a list of all the bass brands I've owned over the years....

    Ibanez (4-string)
    G & L (4-string)
    BC Rich (4-string)
    Kramer (4-string)
    Yamaha (4-string)
    Dean (6-string)
    Carvin (5-string and 6-string)
    Rickenbacker (4-string)
    Peavy (4-string)
    Ovation (5-string)
    Steinberger (5-string)
    Fender (4-string)
    Alembic (5-string)
    Ken Smith (5-string)

    Now I am just down to 3 Fender Jazzes. But got a new Carvin on the way!
     
  11. Ryan L.

    Ryan L. Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2000
    West Fargo, ND
    I haven't owned nearly enough yet.
     
  12. Brad Barker

    Brad Barker

    Apr 13, 2001
    berkeley, ca
    indeed, we must all find The Bass Within. :eyebrow:






    and then trade it for a sadowsky. :p
     
  13. Hollow Man

    Hollow Man Supporting Member

    Apr 28, 2003
    Springfield, VA
    Amen.
     
  14. cb56

    cb56

    Jul 2, 2000
    Central Illinois
    You made me snort!!!
    Hey my Grandfather has you all beat, He owned a music store!
    Thinks 50's and 60's Fenders:cool: Ummm.... don't touch those son, go play that rusty trombone over there....
     
  15. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    California
    You can't have everything. Where would you put it?

    I've had some 40 odd basses, though.

    Whoa.:eek:
     
  16. ibz

    ibz

    Apr 14, 2005
    Columbus, OH
    Hey out of curiosity which type of 5 string was your Ovation? Was it solidbody? Did it have a natural mogany finish with a big a$$ pickup (Magnum), or was it a Korean one from the 80's or something? Again curious 'cus I didn't know Ovation ever made a 5 string bass.
     
  17. Akami

    Akami Four on the floor

    Mar 6, 2005
    日本/Alyeska
    Yeah but he doesn't have a ThunderFunk!!

    :bag:


    Anyway I think most would agree that we should all be so lucky to catch the sickness he's got! :hyper:
     
  18. Here's my list off the top of my head:
    Past Basses
    Peavey Foundation
    2 Ibanez late 80's(kinda like the style of what Satriani & Vai were using back then)
    2 BC Rich Warlocks
    BC Rich Virgin
    BC Rich Bitch
    Rick 4001
    Rick 4003
    Fender MIM Jazz Fretless
    Fender MIM Precision
    Fender Stu Hamm Urge 1
    2 EBMM Stingray 4s
    EBMM Stingray 4 Fretless
    4 EBMM Sterlings
    various no-name Fender style basses
    Present Basses:
    Gibson Grabber
    Fender MIM Jazz
    OLP MM-2(currently on Ebay)
    3 SC/H EBMM Bongos
    2 H/H EBMM Bongos
     
  19. Im new at this site but yur all freakin me out and im loaded dunk.
     
  20. instigata

    instigata

    Feb 24, 2006
    New Jersey
    why is it that the drunks always feel like posting. and not even saying anything funny?

    at least be a funny drunk. don't just give us the news!

    :D
     

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