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Your Favorite Single Pickup Basses

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by rogerbmiller, Jan 17, 2005.


  1. rogerbmiller

    rogerbmiller Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 16, 2003
    NYC
    Hello TB-ers. Here is a fun one. So many of us have multiple PU basses, and often we think the more the merrier. But there are also lots of single PU basses out there with tons of tone and tons of vibe that we all crave :cool:

    Besides the Fender Precision (or other P style basses), what are your favorite single PU basses. Here are mine:

    Peavey T-20
    Peavey T-45
    Aria SB's
    Aria TSB's
    Peduall Rapture
    MM Stingrays and Sterlings and SUBs
    Ibanez ATK's
     
  2. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    toms_river.nj.us
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    mine for sure!

    ... but mass produced I'd say the G&L L-1000

    Anthony Jackson has got some tone from one pickup on his bass too
     
  3. Figjam

    Figjam

    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Musicman Sterlinggggggggg
     
  4. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    I like single-pickup basses with two pickups.
     

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  6. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    Well, you already named my favorite, the P bass.

    I love 2 band Stingrays. One of the immortal bass tones.

    Other than that, I don't really care for single pickup basses.

    Matter of fact, the only single pickup basses that I have ever owned is a Memphis P bass copy, and an SX P bass copy.
     
  7. Dude

    Dude Commercial User

    Mar 19, 2000
    AZ
    Owner: The Dude Pit Forum (closed) Producer: School of Bass
    Early 80's G&L L-1000's
     
  8. opivy3056

    opivy3056 Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2004
    Annapolis, MD
    Carl Thompson rainbow bass is pretty sexy....

    Yeah i've never played one. :crying:
     
  9. cetera

    cetera

    Apr 29, 2004
    Surrey, England
    Endorsing Artist: Spector Basses & Cort Basses
    1976 Spector SB-1 with single DiMarzio pick-up, as used (in a slightly adapted version) by Gene Simmons in the late 1970's. Luffly! :p :bassist:
     
  10. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    I've never played one, but I imagine that the MITD Kingston is a very tasty bass. I hope to find out one day. :bassist:
     
  11. The Epiphone Jack Casady !!! :hyper: :bassist:

    Stingrays and P-basses are a close second. ;)

    Mike
     
  12. Davo737

    Davo737

    Feb 29, 2000
    Syracuse, NY
    I've always liked Modulus Quantum Sweetspots. Let me see if I can dig up a picture of mine somewhere...
     
  13. petch

    petch Supporting Member

    Mar 25, 2001
    Medina, Ohio
    Peavey G-Bass. Graphite neck, super fret job, ultra-quiet 18v electronics, ballsy sound. Anyone who has one knows what I mean! :smug:
     
  14. I love the Alembic Excel with the single Fatboy pickup.

    I think it has a more fluid design than most of the other Alembics, but I`ve never actually heard one though... :meh:
     
  15. Modulus Flea bass!

    I'm also pretty happy with my SX fretless P bass.... but it's the tone isn't nearly as addictive as the Flea's. :)
     
  16. keb

    keb

    Mar 30, 2004
    Rickenbacker 4000.
     
  17. elros

    elros

    Apr 24, 2004
    Norway
    Proprietor, Helland Musikk Teknologi
    The Rick Turner Electro-Line.
     
  18. The Hammer

    The Hammer

    Jul 13, 2004
    The Aria Pro II SB1000
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  19. NicJimBass

    NicJimBass Is this thing on!? Supporting Member

    Nov 22, 2004
    Lancaster, OH
    Endorsing Artist: DR Strings, Source Audio, Hipshot
    My Stingray 5, although I want to drop another Bart h/b at the neck... fat-city!