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You can only own one of the basses below, which one would you choose?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Sean775, Mar 28, 2015.

  1. Fender Jazz Bass

    244 vote(s)
  2. Fender Precision Bass

    237 vote(s)
  3. MusicMan Stingray

    80 vote(s)
  4. Rickenbacker 4001/4003

    52 vote(s)
  5. Gibson Thunderbird

    20 vote(s)
  1. Sean775


    Mar 19, 2015
    New Jersey, USA
    The specifications/model/series is your choice.
  2. mmbongo

    mmbongo Five Time World Champion Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
    Bass for life? I'd get whichever one of those I could sell for enough to buy a Roscoe.
  3. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2000
    New York City
    Endorsing artist: Musicman basses
    It's impossible.
    Tom Bomb, pbass6811 and Aqualung60 like this.
  4. jd56hawk


    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    If I had to have only one, I think I'd be able to manage with this.
  5. Stingray
    707GK and Rickenbottom like this.
  6. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member

    If I could only have one of those, it would have to be the Jazz. Fortunately, I'm not limited.
    Ace Of Bass, VWbug and Dug2 like this.
  7. lowdownthump

    lowdownthump Supporting Member

    Jul 17, 2004
    A good pbass with some well broken in TI flats can get the job done for me.
    PWRL and Relsom like this.
  8. FretNoMore

    FretNoMore * Cooking with GAS *

    Jan 25, 2002
    The frozen north
    A jazz bass for me, but if it's for life it's not a Fender.
  9. ChefKen

    ChefKen Supporting Member

    Aug 30, 2014
    NW CT
    I guess the Jazz because you can modify forever.....I would say none of the above. For the same money I go with my used Alembic over anything on this.
    dtrmn8r likes this.
  10. Either or!!!!!! That works for me:):bassist: image.
  11. Root 5

    Root 5

    Nov 25, 2001
    Canada, eh!
    If Hellboy played bass guitar, this would be his instrument!
    friendlybass likes this.
  12. Root 5

    Root 5

    Nov 25, 2001
    Canada, eh!
    I voted for the MM Stingray. The Stingray would offer the widest array of tones.
    StinkFoot and Buzz E like this.
  13. Malak the Mad

    Malak the Mad Over the River and through the Looking Glass Supporting Member

    I went with "Jazz Bass" for the physical specs, but I'd have to insist that it be a P/J config with my preferred vintage fretboard-radius. So, give me my 'Dyne or give me Death! ;)

  14. superdick2112

    superdick2112 Mile High Bassist Supporting Member

    Nov 20, 2010
    The Centennial State
    I'll take the Jazz bass, fitted with Ric pickups & a Stingray preamp.
    Leomonster likes this.
  15. Precision. I'd probably make a hole and throw a jazz pickup into the bridge position. Perfect bass.

    I like the Aerodyne Jazz...a lot. But not more than a Precision. If there was no such thing as a P Bass I'd go with the Aerodyne Jazz.
  16. This is easy(for me) since I only own 2 of the basses(Ric and Jazz) on that list...Ric..it has been my go to for many years.
  17. tmw

    tmw Gold Supporting Member

    Oct 17, 2006
    Delmar, NY
    For my needs one Precision Bass would cover it. Don't tell my wife...she'd have me get rid of all my other basses. :smug:
  18. drummer5359

    drummer5359 Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 10, 2011
    Pittsburgh PA USA
    I own four of the five choices, but I had to vote for a Precision if there were only to be one.

    The Thunderbird is the one I don't own as of yet. Maybe someday if I find one that speaks to me.
  19. Thomas Kievit

    Thomas Kievit Guest

    May 19, 2012
    Kinda ''funny'' how I see those bases in a poll every time. I don't want any of those.
  20. FretNoMore

    FretNoMore * Cooking with GAS *

    Jan 25, 2002
    The frozen north
    The power of tradition, or maybe a fear of individuality?

    I'm of course no different, playing a jazz bass in sunburst with a tortoise pickguard. ;)

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