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Five basses for the rest of your life! #2612296 07/18/14 11:23 AM
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Pick five basses for the rest of your life! My pick is:

1. Gibson Thunderbird IV.
2. ESP LTD B-1004.
3. Epiphone Jack Casady.
4. Music Man Bongo HH 4.
5. ESP LTD Survivor 4

What's yours? smile

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Re: Five basses for the rest of your life! [Re: rimmry] #2612322 07/18/14 12:48 PM
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Re: Five basses for the rest of your life! [Re: jeremy c] #2612325 07/18/14 12:55 PM
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Gibson EB-3
Nice 3/4 Carved Wood Acoustic. Juzek or Wilfer would be fine

Re: Five basses for the rest of your life! [Re: jeremy c] #2612369 07/18/14 03:05 PM
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Originally Posted By: jeremy c
Fender Jazz
Fender Precision
Music Man Stingray
Fodera Emperor 5 string
Fender Jazz Jaco Pastorius fretless


what he said, or you might substitute a 17th century double bass for the Fodera

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Re: Five basses for the rest of your life! [Re: DJR_Bos] #2612382 07/18/14 03:40 PM
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Re: Five basses for the rest of your life! [Re: Bob Gollihur] #2612398 07/18/14 04:11 PM
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Pretty happy with what I have right now:

1976 Fender Jazz Bass
1997 Pedulla Rapture J2-5
2013 Music Man Stringray5

I guess I'd like to have a Mike Lull 5 and maybe a fretless Fender P bass.


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Re: Five basses for the rest of your life! [Re: jcadmus] #2612403 07/18/14 04:21 PM
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Re: Five basses for the rest of your life! [Re: lug] #2612417 07/18/14 05:06 PM
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the deceptive simplicity of n+1. because i like the two that i own, and i have three or four that i think i would love, but don't really know. but since it's pure fantasy anyway, let's have some amount of fun:

1. P
2. peavey cirrus
3. musicman stingray
4. rickenbacker 4001
5. wal machII

Re: Five basses for the rest of your life! [Re: rumpelstiltskin.] #2612430 07/18/14 06:05 PM
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I'm actually in good shape. My five would be pretty close to the five I have now.

1. Jazz
2. Precision
3. Rick 4003
4. Thunderbird
5. Fretless Precision body/Jazz neck

Those are the five I have. I also have an Epi SG for when I want to unleash my inner Angus.

The five basses I'm quite happy with and have zero desire to upgrade any of them. Of course that's now, ask me again in a year and maybe that would change.

If I were to add a 6th right now it would be this curvy young lady which goes completely contra to my collection but she intrigues me...


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Re: Five basses for the rest of your life! [Re: kenfxj] #2612432 07/18/14 06:13 PM
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1. My Epiphone Les Paul 5 string
2. My '71 Fender Jazz fretless Frankenstein
3. Some sort of custom 5 string fretless (maybe a Tom Clement? Rockbeach? Carvin?)
4. G&L 2005
5. Rickenbacker 4001


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Re: Five basses for the rest of your life! [Re: Danzilla] #2612440 07/18/14 06:45 PM
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1) Fender Jazz
2) Epiphone Jack Casady
3) uhm...a five string, and probably a Fender
4) uh...a fretless, but only if it had the lines drawn on the neck. I aint that smart.
5) er...


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Re: Five basses for the rest of your life! [Re: Richard W] #2612455 07/18/14 07:45 PM
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1. Pagelli Goldbass
2. Rickenbacker 4001
3. NS Radius 5-string
4. Rick Turner Model 1 bass
5. either an acoustic bass guitar (I'd love one of the very few that RainSong made in their early days) or an 8-string or 12-string electric.

Re: Five basses for the rest of your life! [Re: Bob Gollihur] #2612499 07/19/14 04:27 AM
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You got a really classy taste. Me likey! grin

Re: Five basses for the rest of your life! [Re: rimmry] #2612523 07/19/14 10:34 AM
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thanks. smile

The NS and the Turner would be the big workhorses; seriously, between them they could cover at least 3/4 of what I'd want to hear a bass do. Hell, the NS could cover at least half all by itself.

Re: Five basses for the rest of your life! [Re: hurricane hugo] #2612556 07/19/14 01:28 PM
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5? Awesome, I get to add 1 more!

1. G&L L-2000 (It's a better bass than I am a player, I'm still finding new sounds on it).
2. Fender MIM J strung B-E-A-D (unless I hit the lottery and can by a 5 string J)
3. Hohner PJ Fretless (uncommon, bought in Germany, sounds great, lightweight, has a ton of sentimental value, my project bass)
4. Dean Performer ABG (gets limitied use, but sounds nice for practice, or amped in a performance setting
5. I'd add a P-style bass, probably G&Ls LB-100 reissue, with flatounds and the ashtray and pickup covers


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Re: Five basses for the rest of your life! [Re: Bottom End] #2612570 07/19/14 02:31 PM
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Originally Posted By: Bottom End
...It's a better bass than I am a player...

If that's a requirement then I need to do some selling!


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Re: Five basses for the rest of your life! [Re: kenfxj] #2612577 07/19/14 02:53 PM
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1) 60's Fender Jazz
2) Ric 4001
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Re: Five basses for the rest of your life! [Re: J. Dan] #2612632 07/19/14 06:16 PM
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Re: Five basses for the rest of your life! [Re: SteveC] #2612719 07/20/14 04:51 AM
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I see allot of you like Rics, and fenders (which is kind of expected).

Re: Five basses for the rest of your life! [Re: rimmry] #2612724 07/20/14 06:38 AM
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I've got most of those 5 basses now.

1 - Fender Roscoe Beck 5 string
2 - Fender Precision with Jazz neck (nitro finish)
3 - Ernie Ball / Musicman Stingray 5 string fretless
4 - Rickenbacker 4003
5 - An as yet to be determined hollowbody (maybe a Gibson EB-2)


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Re: Five basses for the rest of your life! [Re: rimmry] #2612760 07/20/14 11:29 AM
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Originally Posted By: rimmry
I see allot of you like Rics, and fenders (which is kind of expected).


sometimes you just need that Ric sound and nothing else will do. smile

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Re: Five basses for the rest of your life! [Re: rizzo9247] #2613323 07/22/14 01:36 PM
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I thought this would be an interesting thread for Anthony.


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As long as the five basses covered the following characteristics between them, I think I'd be good...

- something fretted
- something fretless
- something w/ Jazz bass-like
- something Music Man StingRay-like
- something w/ an alder body and rosewood fingerboard
- something w/ an ash body and maple fingerboard
- something w/ an active preamp
- something passive
- something black
- something orange
- something with 4 strings
- something with more than 4 strings
- something of which I've been the first and only owner

My current four basses cover all this territory. Thanks. I recently subscribed to the "n-1" theory, going from five basses to four. (Egads, man! Heresy!)

Peace.


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Re: Five basses for the rest of your life! [Re: _Sweet Willie_] #2613734 07/23/14 08:59 PM
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Just 5 eh? Hmmm....

a Fender P5
a Sadowsky 5 string would be nice
a 5 string fretless jazz bass of some kind
a good 5 string ABG
a decent URB to get my rock-a-billy groove on


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Re: Five basses for the rest of your life! [Re: b5pilot] #2613742 07/23/14 09:23 PM
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I'm down to seven basses. I obviously don't need that many, but none of them are for sale. If I go two years without using one of them, then I'll sell one.

I've got most of what people list but no Stingray (had a Sterling fretless and sold it) and no Ric (never wanted one of those).

An eight string bass (E A D G in octaves) is in my collection and the funk and rock sounds great on it. Jazz, not so much.

Re: Five basses for the rest of your life! [Re: jeremy c] #2613777 07/23/14 11:07 PM
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I have 6, but I could still be a bass player with just one. That would be my Fender AmStd P5. Wonderful instrument it is. I have a EBMM Stingray 5 that plays as good as anything I've ever held but has such a snarl that I have to EQ out. Maybe someday I'll be playing something that suits it but everything flat and its still a hi fi beast. I have an early AmSer Jazz bass (pre S1) that plays and sounds like a good J, but only has 4 strings.

And then there are the 3 Peavey old timers that I have. The best kept secret of basses they are. Super ferrites man you can go from warm old school thump to stingray snarl. They are so simple and practical, they do everything. Maybe someday they'll be appreciated.

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Originally Posted By: Imogene
And then there are the 3 Peavey old timers that I have. The best kept secret of basses they are. Super ferrites man you can go from warm old school thump to stingray snarl. They are so simple and practical, they do everything. Maybe someday they'll be appreciated.

I so wish I still had my T-40, all 14 pounds of it.


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Re: Five basses for the rest of your life! [Re: kenfxj] #2613863 07/24/14 11:10 AM
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I have 2 T40's and it is highly unlikely that they will never leave my stable.


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