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You're limited to 2 basses, what are they?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by RichSnyder, Apr 16, 2021.

  1. RichSnyder

    RichSnyder Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2003
    You can also go with one bass if that's your thing. These two cover all the sonic territory that I need. Both strung with Dunlop flats and both sound really good in the mix. I have the mid boost on the Will Lee set to emphasize what, to my ears, helps the neck pickup soloed sound like a really good P bass. Yes, the 5 string is a 30" scale, which I would have previously laughed at, but it really sounds good. (Kudos to @JimmyM for the inspiration for this thread.)

  2. ShawnG

    ShawnG Supporting Member

    May 2, 2020
    Ft Worth, TX
    MIJ MetroLine RV4 and G&L USA LB-100.
    RV4 w/ DR Sunbeams, LB-100 w/ Sadowsky Blue Label flats.
    Love the Geddy and Cutlass, but if I had to pick two, it’d be the Sadowsky and the G&L.
    Last edited: Apr 16, 2021
  3. I'd stay with my Musicmasters. Prove they're all I need is the 6 or 7 other basses I've had that came and went while they remained.
    Dabndug, staurosjohn and MarMar like this.
  4. WarwickE36


    Oct 28, 2010
    Well I only own 2 now so my 1991 Warwick Streamer Stage 2 5string and Sterling Ray34 4 String.

    J_R, Zbudah, WeirdWyvern and 13 others like this.
  5. DirtDog


    Jun 7, 2002
    The Deep North
    PJ and MM

    MYLOWFREQ Supporting Member

    May 13, 2011
    P, J.
  7. SteveCS


    Nov 19, 2014
    Hampshire, UK
    It would be these two...
  8. ugly_bassplayer


    Jan 21, 2009
    Still looking after over 15 years for a good set of split Jazz.
    Open to suggestions, but I always come back to singles. About to give up all together.
    I’ve tried Fralins, SD, Fender, Aguilar, Bart, Dimarz......The ones I kept the longest where the Fralins.
    I play 100% passive, but often need the neck only position. I can deal with the hum about 90% of the time.
    Other 10% is either the crap electricity wiring of the building or too many RF in the city.
    Maybe Nordies?? But I really didn’t like the P pickup I tried from them.
    They all sound like they’re choked or have some sort of muffled tone to them. They don’t « breath » as well.
    (Sorry for all the words that mean nothing to describe a sound.)
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  9. Joebone

    Joebone Supporting Member

    Oct 31, 2005
    California Republic
    If I was a working pro in the hired gun mode, it would be a P with lively flats (Sadowsky/TI/DR), and an active dual-pickup 5-string with passive capability and tone control, strung with rounds. Hard to imagine what that combination couldn't cover, unless you're talking fretless or specialist needs. Taking it down to one? That active 5. In my case, it's a Sadowsky Metro Will Lee, strung with DR Pure Blues...and I have not played a 4-string in years. Of course, as a GASaholic, I have too many basses...
  10. BioDriver

    BioDriver A Cinderella story

    Aug 29, 2008
    Austin, TX
    6 string with a pair of switchable/splittable dual coil pickups
    Fretless version of the above
  11. RichardW


    Feb 25, 2016
    near Philly
    @SteveCS What the hell happened to the headstock on your fretless? A puppy?
    Murdernickle, Zbudah, Jmartz and 6 others like this.
  12. krfoss

    krfoss Supporting Member

    Nov 29, 2007
    Orange County, CA
    P bass with flats and a lakland 5502 with rounds. It's all anyone needs.
    Ibanezer83 and Joebone like this.
  13. bass12

    bass12 A very hungry caterpillar Supporting Member

    Jun 8, 2008
    Montreal, Canada
    Lull M5V with Sadowsky pre and my alder/rosewood MTD 535.
    Joebone and jerry like this.
  14. SteveCS


    Nov 19, 2014
    Hampshire, UK
    Do you mean the bird-eye maple?
  15. joelns


    Mar 10, 2014
    My new .Strandberg 5 string, and my J-Bass with tapewounds.
  16. nonohmic

    nonohmic Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 2005
    ABQ, NM.
    Of the three I have it would be the Roscoe and the Jaco. Although I'd really want to try an unlined neck on the P, before I made any rash decisions.

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  17. Medicine Man

    Medicine Man

    Apr 10, 2015
    P with flats, Modulus Q5 is my current gig lineup.
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  18. BarfanyShart


    Sep 19, 2019
    DC Metro
    It's gotta be some kind of fretted BG and some kind of upright. That's pretty much all I've ever had on hand at one time, even now.
    Crispus, Jinobass1 and lermgalieu like this.
  19. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Supporting Member

    one of my PJs. or another one of my PJs. or two PJs. :D
  20. scuzzy


    Feb 15, 2006
    Troy, MO
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