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You ever pick up a bass so good

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by bassestkkm, Nov 6, 2018.

  1. That you immediately put it back/ away because everything else would feel bad after it? I’m not talking about tone, but about the feel of the neck, weight and the playability.

    It might have happened to me with the stingray classic.
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  2. mongo2


    Feb 17, 2008
    Da Shaw

    If it feels that good it might follow me home, if it sounds decent.
  3. JesterJoker010


    Nov 4, 2018
    Honestly doesn't sound like the logical thing to do.

  4. mouthmw


    Jul 19, 2009
    No. I tend to setup my own basses so that they feel that way. Otherwise, they don't stay for long, or they don't come home with me at all.
  5. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    A refin '63 P bass at Carter Vintage in Nashville a few years ago literally made me sweat before I even plugged it in.
  6. Wisebass


    Jan 12, 2017
    Lost in Space
    Hi bassestkkm :)

    Once I picked up a Ritter and immediately put it back!

    Thought that my bank account would feel very bad. :laugh:

    may the bass be with you

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  7. Old Blastard

    Old Blastard

    Aug 18, 2013
    A Drake model 7. It followed me home followed by its fretless brother a year later and then mom and dad.
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  8. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Supporting Member

    infrequently, but i've learned to tell the difference between axes which will come around to a 'perfect' feel and those that won't.
  9. 40Hz

    40Hz Supporting Member

    The only bass I ever genuinely regretted playing was a Wal Mk1. It’s totally out of my price range. And I very much want a Wal Mk1. :laugh:
  10. The last time I went to the studio, it was the studio owned by Los Planetas, a famous Spanish band. The producer insisted that I should use the jazz bass the had in the studio (which is the one that the bass player of the band uses) instead of mine. The bass they had it was an American Standard Jazz Bass (I don't know the year of production). The strings were heavily used roundwound (they didn't sound as roundwounds). I was not gonna like it... But after some discussion, I accepted to record some songs with it. It was just awesome. I cannot describe how good it sounded and how comfortable it was to play. It was just wow!. I finally recorded half of the album with it. So far, the best bass I've ever played).
  11. smtp4me


    Sep 30, 2013
    Philadelphia, PA
    Every time I pick up an Ibanez Sound Gear bass.
  12. Marihino


    Mar 25, 2010
    A couple of Stenbacks when they were brought to the London bass show a few years ago. Some vintage jazzed I've tried, all the awesome ones were way beyond my price range though. Also one particular Japanese Fender Marcus Miller sig, I hated that model; the pickguard, the preamp, I couldn't stand maple fretboards at the time. That one felt so good though, I had to have it, and luckily the owner accepted my offer. I bought two more shortly afterwards to see if all of them are this good, and to keep the best one. The original one stayed.
  13. Element Zero

    Element Zero Supporting Member

    Dec 14, 2016
    I bought a Fodera sight unseen. Best instrument purchase I’ve ever made lol.
  14. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    No. But I’ve played so many incredibly nice basses that I’ve lost the desire to try most things at your average GC.
  15. InhumanResource


    Dec 28, 2012
    I'm so intrigued by these but don't even know where I would go to feel one. Not that I'm into paying 5 or 6k for a bass, but I keep telling myself that is probably hate their feel to talk myself off the ledge.
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  16. Gee Man

    Gee Man

    Nov 2, 2016
    W. MA.
    I just had to have the bridge re-glued on a J-45 and while I was there, the Luthier whose shop it was had recently finished a chambered, offset, setneck short-scale bass with the most lovely flamed maple neck. I started to pick it up, but thought better of plugging it in, as I just don't have the $$ right now, and it would have been really hard to leave it there once playing it.
  17. FrenchBassQC

    FrenchBassQC Supporting Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Gatineau QC CA
    Hum mm, yes and I kept it. If it is that good why would you care about other basses after getting it... :meh:
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  18. interp

    interp Supporting Member

    Apr 14, 2005
    Garmisch, Germany
    I did the same with my Marleaux Contra. The best purchase I’ve made. Prior to that the best bass I had ever played was a Fodera.
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  19. Afc70

    Afc70 Supporting Member

    Feb 2, 2004
    Northeast Arkansas
    Every Roscoe that’s every been plekk’ed & setup by Keith @ Roscoe, that Ive ever /do own, will amaze you!
    Incredible setup.. killer Roscoe tone included!
  20. john m

    john m Supporting Member

    Jan 15, 2006
    I have not.

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