Your last three basses ...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by bench, Jun 5, 2019.


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  1. I really like that 4 stringer, very cool looking bass.
     
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  2. My last one was an ebony Gibson T Bird, beautiful bass, was probably the most perfectly made and perfectly set up bass I've ever bought, not sure of the second and third although I've added a 66 EB-2, and a 65 EB-3 which is another really cool bass, Fender Tony Franklin Fretless that I'm playing a lot lately. 62RI Jazz, take your pick although I think the Gibsons were 2 and 3.
     
  3. /\/\3phist0

    /\/\3phist0 ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) mmm Woody! Supporting Member

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  4. bench

    bench

    Dec 28, 2007
    Germany
  5. My first “real” guitar was a Guild X-79. Got it from Manny’s Music on clearance for like $149 in 1986 or ‘87. Almost the same crazy shape, jet black, set neck, traditional 3x3 headstock (not like the one on that bass) real nice playing. I think my brother still has it, but the neck got warped at some point and it is now un-playable.
    It was exactly like this one:
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    Notice the broken/repaired pickguard at the end at the jack. That happens when you are sitting and accidentally stand up while your foot is on the cable...
     
  6. chris_b

    chris_b

    Jun 2, 2007
    My last 3 basses have been a Lakland 55-01. Bought on a whim and sold 1 week later because it was too heavy. Next was a Mike Lull M5V Jazz. Fantastic instrument, light with a fat, punchy sound from the 18v Aguilar pre amp. Only sold because I bought my current bass, a Sadowsky RV5 Jazz. 3 years later, this is still the one. I've stopped looking.
     
  7. woodyng2

    woodyng2 Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2015
    Oregon Coast
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    US GL JB2.
    US GL LB100.
     
  8. Last 3 basses.

    MIJ Fender Paisley P-bass. Spotted it a few days before New Year,was picking the brain of my good brother Rick Wilson (@moonshinegtrs ) regarding last bass #2 at the time. "Buy it" he said, music to my ears :)
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    Last bass #2 was a pine slab body I always fancied building. Got the body cut last week at work in December,was playing it 3pm Ne'er Day. Went too heavy with the stain so it's between tung oil coats this afternoon.

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    Last bass #3 came end of May. Been lusting after a Vigier Arpege since I saw photos in a BMF report 83/84. Thought I'd scratched the itch with the Vigier Passion but who cares about "thought" :laugh: A 1985 model with separate passive/active circuits (and separate outputs),Patrice-V also went with brass under the fingerboard instead of his usual carbon neck.
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    Cool thing about this "Last 3 " thread is these 3 will likely be my last 3.
     
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  9. Brad Maestas

    Brad Maestas Sono est omnia Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 26, 2003
    Petaluma, CA, USA
    Luthier and Instrument Tech at Kala Brand Music Co.
    My last three basses are some of the best I've ever owned and that's after selling and trading for over 20 years.

    I haven't had a P or J for a while so I wanted to get some again as the base for my tone choices. The third and most recent is something I've been waiting and saving up for for a long time. I didn't order it but waited until I found the right combination of woods and features.

    1. 2018 Fender '60 Custom Shop Jazz Bass, Olympic White
    2. 1990 Fender '62 Reissue Precision MIJ, Sunburst
    3. 2016 Fodera Imperial Elite MG 5, Redwood Burl top

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  10. Marko 1

    Marko 1 Supporting Member

    Mar 9, 2009
    N.E. Ohio
    Ones I still own: Last was my Squier VM P5 - so glad I got it before they discontinued them (for some reason) - $299, 8lb-7oz. Some years before that I guess it was my Yamaha BB415 used from GC, and long before that my ATK305.
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  11. Jon Draffan

    Jon Draffan

    Jun 1, 2017
    Hi, sorry to resurrect an old comment, I was doing a search for the GB74jh and found your post. I’m thinking of buying one and looking for opinions…?
     
  12. Bonecat

    Bonecat

    Oct 22, 2005
    Michigan
    Dunable Thunderclapper (my current DD)

    ‘96 Fender Anniversary Jazz (when I absolutely need that sound)

    Nordstrand Acinonyx (which I’m still waiting for. I have high hopes...)
     
  13. 80jazz

    80jazz

    Jun 28, 2008
    Kansas
    I sold that GB74JH because I used it for drop D tuning for a guy in the band who eventually left.

    I now have a GB75JH and find it to be excellent. Those basses are a great value for the money. I doubt you will be disappointed.
     
  14. Squier Classic Vibe 70's P-Bass-Black-2020
    Squier Affinity Jazz-Brown Sunburst-2020
    Fender American Pro II P-Bass-Olympic White-MN-2021
     
  15. Clark Westfield

    Clark Westfield Floyd Pepper is my mentor!

    Jan 30, 2012
    Central Jersey
    2020 Sadowsky Satin NYC that I special ordered.

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    I then heavily modified my Schecter Deservio with a paint job and Sadowsky preamp. Spent a boatload of money on it, but well worth it. I think that counts.
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    Then I purchased. 2021 Yamaha BB 435 for a 5 string itch. Glad I did, very nice bass.
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    That was all purchased in a 1.5 year timespan, so now I’m done for a while.
     
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  16. Maxdusty

    Maxdusty

    Mar 9, 2012
    Michigan USA
    I sold and traded more than adding to my collection.
    Last three...
    G&L L2000 Tribute which I decided to trade for a Peavey Dynabass with Kahler bridge- Loved both but you don't often see a Dynabass (especially with that bridge) in my neck of the woods too often.

    The other bass is a 1998 US Fender P bass.
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  17. jd56hawk

    jd56hawk

    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
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  18. joelns

    joelns

    Mar 10, 2014
    Curiously, the last 3 and the first 3 are the same 3 :D (Intentionally left out the POS I started on).

    G&L El Toro, MiM Fender J Bass, .strandberg original 5.

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  19. Jeff K

    Jeff K Supporting Member

    Jul 9, 2005
    Memphis, TN
    My last three:
    G&L LB-100 (Ruby Red Metallic)
    Lakland 44-64 (Ice Blue Metallic)
    Guild Starfire II (Natural)

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  20. MYLOWFREQ

    MYLOWFREQ Supporting Member

    May 13, 2011
    Squier Affinity J
    Yamaha RBX270F (fretless)
    Fender Am. Std. J
     
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