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Basses you want, but do not need #2999250 07/19/19 08:41 AM
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Last weekend I attended a bass camp - I try and do those about twice a year, just to reinvigorate my interest in playing. One of the upsides is getting to play other people's basses smile Two in particular really struck my fancy:

1. Sire V8 (4-string): incredible neck, bit on the heavy side but what a load of bang for the buck!!!
2. Squier VM Jaguar: this one really, REALLY impressed me.

The Squier was a beater bass, complete with a "producer switch" and chopsticks taped to it by way of a Gary Willis ramp. But I'll be damned, it was an impressive bass. Especially through the all-tube preamp which our teacher had brought along. I was riffing on Sabbath and early Uriah Heep for about ten minutes before I realized where I was and why I was there. Which was NOT to riff on Sabbath and Heepsongs grin

Anyway, needless to say I now want one of those Jags. I definitely do not need it. Which basses are on your want-but-don't-need list?


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Re: Basses you want, but do not need [Re: EddiePlaysBass] #2999269 07/19/19 01:16 PM
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I have several I want but don't need. Luckily they are not super expensive.
In truth, I only need one, my first and favorite 1991 MIM Fender P.
If you want the others your going to have to see my friend, Cole Dead Hans.


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Re: Basses you want, but do not need [Re: EddiePlaysBass] #2999603 07/21/19 12:24 PM
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I had an opportunity to buy a vintage fretless Fender Precision a few years ago -- a '73, I think. But it was pretty expensive and frankly it would just sit around. I don't really play anything right now that suits it.


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Re: Basses you want, but do not need [Re: EddiePlaysBass] #2999759 07/22/19 03:20 PM
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This list could get so long...

Basses I WANT but don't need:

Rickenbacker 4001 or 4003 or Cheyenne or...
Gibson Thunderbird
Fender Noel Redding signature model Jazz Bass
Schecter Elite 5
Carvin…
Godin Freeway
Music Man Stingray 5
Rockbeach
Reverend

Basses that I "need"
Fretless 5 string version of:
Any of the above
Tom Clement
Godin A5
Kubicki X Factor


a good acoustic bass


What I REALLY need:
More time to play what I already have
More talent
More Money
... and a fretless 5 string

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Re: Basses you want, but do not need [Re: EddiePlaysBass] #2999777 07/22/19 04:40 PM
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Count me in for a Sire Marcus Miller...I'd have to look a little closer to decide on which version, I think they're up to the V10. I'd like a 5-String since I don't own one and don't feel comfortable when I pick one up.

Next, a pre-fender (18V) Kubicki Ex Factor.


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Re: Basses you want, but do not need [Re: J. Dead] #2999794 07/22/19 05:57 PM
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Originally Posted by J. Dan

Next, a pre-fender (18V) Kubicki Ex Factor.


Ok, adding that to my list too...


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Re: Basses you want, but do not need [Re: Danzilla] #2999912 07/23/19 12:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Danzilla
This list could get so long...

Basses I WANT but don't need:

Rickenbacker 4001 or 4003 or Cheyenne or...
Gibson Thunderbird
Fender Noel Redding signature model Jazz Bass
Schecter Elite 5
Carvin…
Godin Freeway
Music Man Stingray 5
No,
Rockbeach
Reverend

Basses that I "need"
Fretless 5 string version of:
Any of the above
Tom Clement
Godin A5
Kubicki X Factor


a good acoustic bass


What I REALLY need:
More time to play what I already have
More talent
More Money
... and a fretless 5 string


No, you need a Music Man Stingray 5. Take it from me.


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Re: Basses you want, but do not need [Re: EddiePlaysBass] #2999925 07/23/19 02:17 PM
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Well alrighty then. I'll take it from you. Yank!


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Re: Basses you want, but do not need [Re: Danzilla] #3000023 07/24/19 02:46 AM
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Originally Posted by Danzilla


Basses that I "need"
Fretless 5 string version of:

Godin A5
Kubicki X Factor




Yes. These two jump out at me.


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Re: Basses you want, but do not need [Re: EddiePlaysBass] #3000298 07/25/19 09:05 PM
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Basses that I have:
Nordstrand NX5
Fender P Bass (DIY)
Ibanez EDA

Basses that I NEED: Just a P Bass

Basses that I want:
Spector
Dingwall


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Re: Basses you want, but do not need [Re: EddiePlaysBass] #3000593 07/27/19 10:18 PM
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Another bass that I'd like but don't need is an early 70's Ricky 4001 to replace the one I sold. Blonde, please.
I'd hang it above the couch and gaze longingly at it every day.


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Re: Basses you want, but do not need [Re: EddiePlaysBass] #3008468 09/17/19 06:36 PM
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Well, I just bought back my old Roscoe fretless 5. Don't really need it but it sure is fun to have back. Plan to use it for jazz gigs and church.
A P bass.

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Re: Basses you want, but do not need [Re: EddiePlaysBass] #3008586 09/18/19 02:18 PM
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musicman sterling 4H
ric
G&L SB-2, JB-2, or L2000
fender aerodyne P
dingwall afterburner

have:
peavey cirrus BXP
lyon by washburn plywood P (with reverend pickup)

Re: Basses you want, but do not need [Re: EddiePlaysBass] #3008750 09/19/19 06:16 PM
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I've been watching a lot of Rocket Scientists videos in anticipation of seeing them at Progstock next month. Don Schiff has me wanting a NS Stick. Not that I have the coordination to play it properly.

Fretted:


and fretless:



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Re: Basses you want, but do not need [Re: EddiePlaysBass] #3010982 10/04/19 01:46 AM
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I want a solid body U-Bass so I can cut most of the body off and bolt it to the top horn of my Strat.
Hillbilly double neck?

I have 2 more or less P basses, one is a Peavey Fury from the 80's and the other is a parts bass - Warmoth J neck with ebony board, Alder P body, EMG PA and Schaller bridge and tuners.
I want to make it fretless and tune it to BEAD with Rotosound Tru Bass strings.

I've had all sorts of fun stuff but I made it go away. 8 string, vintage Klira "Beatle" bass with the cool lower point, various hollow and solid body abominations. I don't miss any of them.


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Speaking as someone who has owned over 150 basses (I'm not bragging, more of an admittance of a severe problem), the only basses I want happen to be ones that I've sold. In particular a 69 jazz, 74 p bass, and a 73 Ric 4001, all of which all sounded magical to my ears and on tape.

Surprisingly I currently own one bass, a Sadowsky RV5PJ.

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Re: Basses you want, but do not need [Re: EddiePlaysBass] #3011650 10/09/19 01:33 PM
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Oooh - nice fretless!


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