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Basses owned through the years
« on: April 10, 2016, 03:47:13 PM »
Just for fun I made a list over basses I've owned through the years; I think it is complete. The nine ones bold and italicized are still in my possession, all others have passed by. I think I got them in the right order too. One funny thing: the first real bass I owned is still in my active arsenal. Please, show your own historic inventory and prove I am not the only lunatic around...  :P :P :P

1.   Lousy Jazzbass copy
2.   Fender Jazz Bass 1978
3.   Mighty Mite Jazz Bass
4.   Steinberger L2 fretless 1982
5.   Chapman Stick
6.   Charvel HB3 1986
7.   G&L L1000 fretless 1982
8.   Eko Violin Bass 60’s
9.   Washburn 5 string
10.   Samick Valley Arts 6 string
11.   Home built Jazzbass 6 string
12.   Fender Precision Standard MiM
13.   Matt Pullcinella Guitars Level 6
14.   Warwick Corvette Standard fretless active
15.   Warwick Thumb BO LTD 2006 ”Dirty Blonde”
16.   Ned Steinberger Design CR4M EUB
17.   Ned Steinberger Design CR4M EUB
18.   Fender Precision Classic 50’s MiM
19.   Fender Precision Am. Std. 2006
20.   Fender Precision 1978
21.   Fender Precision JV 60’s
22.   Lakland 55-94 Deluxe 2004
23.   Lakland Skyline 55-02 Standard
24.   Lakland Skyline 55-02 Standard fretless
25.   Lakland Skyline Hollowbody
26.   Cort acoustic bass
27.   Tacoma Thunderchief
28.   Status Streamline
29.   G&L JB
30.   Tobias 6 string
31.   Fender Precision Am. Std. 2012
32.   Lakland Bob Glaub P/J
33.   Chapman Stick MIDI
34.   Yamaha John Patitucci II
35.   Peavey Millennium
36.   D. Lakin Basses Bob Glaub
37.   Steinberger XL2 1986
38.   Kremona Studio Masterbuilt acoustic doublebass
39.   Hagström Scandi/Scanbass 1982
40.   60’s “Mickey Mouse”-bass
41.   Lakland Joe Osborn 5
42.   Ibanez BTB 676
43.   Tom Clement “Anne”
44.   Ozark Resophonic Bass
45.   Warwick Streamer Stage 1 BN 2002
46.   Line 6 Variax bass
47.   Fernandes The Revival 60’s Jazz Bass, fretless
48.   Fender 51 Precision Reissue
49.   Dingwall Voodoo Prima 2001 6-strängad
50.   Ned Steinberger Design Radius Bass, fretless 4 string
51.   Plywood acoustic upright
52.   Dingwall Leland Sklar

« Last Edit: July 06, 2016, 10:00:36 AM by Bass Mayhem »
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Re: Basses owned through the years
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2016, 03:51:24 PM »
Ooops! I forgot one: my first acoustic upright, a Wilfer bass, would have had the seventh place in the list. So: 53 all in all...  :P :P :P
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Dingwall, Fender, Kremona, Lakland, NS and Tom Clement basses
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Re: Basses owned through the years
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2016, 07:01:16 PM »
I think I'll show that list to my wife to prove just how reasonable I am. Granted I also have a guitar list, but my bass list is so much shorter:

1. Peavy P-bass knockoff
2. Ibanez Soundgear 800
3. Tobias Renegade
4. Godin A4
5. Some crummy upright I couldn't play worth crap
6. Tobias Classic 5
7. Warmoth/Dingwall Jazz Project
8. Squier Classis Vibe 60's P bass
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I mostly play my Jazzmaster custom nowadays, but I do at least still own some basses.

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Re: Basses owned through the years
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2016, 10:23:23 PM »
I don't tend to get rid of stuff I like.


All of mine are in my signature.


Fender Precision (72)
 Tobias Killer B 6
 MTD 535 Fretless
 Steinberger NXT 5 electric upright
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Re: Basses owned through the years
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2016, 04:04:13 PM »
Dang Roger, I am woefully deficient in the number of basses I've had over the years.

1.  unknown name Japanese bass - purchased in 1965 (for $40, it worked).
2.  1965 Fender Jazz Bass - purchased in 1966
3.  1977/-78 Fender Jazz Bass with maple neck - Purchased 1985
4.  Rogue LX405 Pro II 5-string (surprisingly good cheap bass) - purchased 2009

And that's all I've ever owned.  I wouldn't have bought the Rogue if I hadn't needed a 5-string because I'm just as happy with my current Jazz Bass as I was with with my 1965 one.  One of these days I'll take the neck off and see what date is on the neck but for now '78-'78 will have to do.  Don't really need another bass although I must say your Dingwall's are fascinating.

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'82 US-made Fender Jazz Bass with maple neck
5-string Rogue LX405 Pro (Surprisingly good "no-name" bass)
WT500/800 Highwayman (signature model)
D.N.S 410-8, Eden EX112 x2
Line6 G10s wireless
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spares:
Eden RS400, GK BK250, BPX115 cab, acoustic B410 cab, Sunn Beta 202 (2x12)

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Re: Basses owned through the years
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2016, 04:24:27 PM »
Well, I'm not all that crazy; if I hadn't bought stuff, all money had gone to taxes. I try to live by the rule: one in - one out. Or two in - two out. Or so. Some people do drugs; I do basses... and French red wine. And single malt. And... I am crazy. G'night!  :P :P :P
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Re: Basses owned through the years
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2016, 02:55:56 PM »
Sounds perfectly reasonable to me Roger 8)

Dan
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Dan Gracia
'82 US-made Fender Jazz Bass with maple neck
5-string Rogue LX405 Pro (Surprisingly good "no-name" bass)
WT500/800 Highwayman (signature model)
D.N.S 410-8, Eden EX112 x2
Line6 G10s wireless
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spares:
Eden RS400, GK BK250, BPX115 cab, acoustic B410 cab, Sunn Beta 202 (2x12)

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Re: Basses owned through the years
« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2016, 04:12:21 AM »
Preaching to the choir :D
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Re: Basses owned through the years
« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2016, 10:09:51 AM »
Well, I feel sane (a rare occurrence)  8)


1. Bass Collection 4-string (bought in 1992)
2. Vester 4-string fretless (traded the Bass Collection for this in 1993)
3. Pedulla MVP-5 (bought in 2002)
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Eden WT-500 Highwayman
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Re: Basses owned through the years
« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2016, 06:58:17 PM »
Here's my list:

1) LaFayette
2) Matea ( upright allumium front)
3) Hagstrom I
4) Gibson EB3
5) Gibson EB3
6) Rickenbacker 4001
7) Fender Jazz modified with replacement vintage 62s
8) American P-Bass DeLuxe

Pretty much I looked as these as tools, not collectables, and sold them when it was time to upgrade.

Great thread!
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Re: Basses owned through the years
« Reply #10 on: April 26, 2016, 11:02:13 PM »
Great thread indeed!  Here's my list:

1.  Squier P 4 string, rented for a few months when I first started.
2.  Ibanez SR400, traded straight across for #3.
3.  Ibanez SR405, my first 5 string and I never looked back.
4.  ESP LTD C305, my first neck-through.  I later defretted it and sold it about a year ago.
5.  Peavey USA Cirrus 5.
6.  SX Jazz 5.
7.  An acoustic 4 string that someone gave me; I can't remember the brand!  Sold it about a year ago to buy #8.
8.  B.C. Rich Mockingbird Plus 5.

I like the sound of my SX jazz best since I've rewired the pickups to series configuration.  My Mockingbird with double P pickups also sounds awesome but has recently developed a rattle that I can't track down, so I'm afraid it needs help from a luthier (possible truss rod rattle, curable by injecting silicone caulk).  My Cirrus is great but I'm more drawn to passive pickups these days.  ;D


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Re: Basses owned through the years
« Reply #11 on: April 27, 2016, 02:10:14 AM »
Roger's list is awesome - mine is quite a bit shorter - I switched from guitar to bass about 25 years ago, having realised that it was always the bass player that I really listened to in any band I ever watched - even whilst watching Clapton's fingering from a couple of feet away in a London club in 1965 it was John McVie's bass lines that stuck in the mind - so here they all are...in the sequence of acquisition
Marlin Precision copy (OKish but sounded poor)
Fender Precision Lyte (should never have sold it) but no passive option - lovely black/gold sparkle
Squier Jazz with fitted Sadowsky pre-amp (sounded great - very heavy)
Peavey fretless (cheap but with a great fretless sound and I wanted to experiment)
Ashbory Rubber band job (branded De Armond by Fender) great light back-up, still comes out from time to time but now fitted with bass ukulele strings, much better...
Fender Jazz 1968 – gigged for a long while but silly taking it to pubs and clubs with no security - still lives in my office and is the bass I turn to every day
Fender Jazz 1970 fretless – well the neck is 1970 – the rest? Rarely gigged but looks impressive, only I know that previous owners hacked it to bits under the pick guard
Burns Barracuda – bought as a 6-string bass now strung as a Baritone A to A - wish I had more opportunity to play this out, I need to find a C&W jam if such things exist in the UK!
Stagg EUB – fun but tiring on my shoulders (double dislocation a few years ago)
Epiphone EB-0 – my current gigging bass of choice, Di Marzio Model One pick made ALL the difference – 25 years old made in Korea – really nice…

Future plans?  Ukulele bass to replace the Ashbory perhaps???
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Re: Basses owned through the years
« Reply #12 on: July 02, 2016, 02:47:32 PM »
I'll preface this by saying that I owned my 63 Precision for for about 27 years and it was the only bass I played for the first 25 years. Most of the basses I've owned have come to me in the last 15 years, through smart trading and patience, and most of the trades I've made have required very little money out of pocket.

 1. 1963 Fender Precision
 2. MIM Fender Std Jazz V #1
 3. Cort V
 4. TRB V original series
 5. Ibanez SGR V
 6. Fender Am Std Jazz Fretless
 7. MIM Fender Std Jazz V #2
 8. Fender P/J Build #1 (all Fender parts)
 9. Yamaha BB Series
10. Dean Fretless
11. Squier Jaguar
12. MIM Fender Std Jazz
13. Squier Vintage Modified Jazz V
14. Fender P/J Build #2 (all Fender parts)
15. Fender Am Special Jazz
16. MIJ Fender Jazz 75 Reissue
17. MIJ Fender Aerodyne Jazz
18. Yamaha RBX Series V
19. 2015 Fender Am Std Precision

The search for the right bass eventually led me to the search for the right amp. I tried as many as I could find in the area, including Ampeg, Genz Benz, GKrueger, Markbass, TC Electronic, etc. They sounded nice, but nothing like the Eden rig I had heard years earlier. So I slowly started collecting Eden gear and my search for the right bass is over. I have gone back to Fender basses. My search for the right amp is over too.   :D 8)
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Re: Basses owned through the years
« Reply #13 on: July 02, 2016, 08:31:13 PM »
Awesome list, '63!

My Mockingbird's rattle cured itself (or the slight tweak I gave the truss rod fixed it) so that problem is gone.  I have another super-cheap passive jazz incoming from eBay after the holiday and hope it's a keeper.  I like inexpensive basses because the price is commensurate with my skill level.  ;)
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Re: Basses owned through the years
« Reply #14 on: July 02, 2016, 09:58:44 PM »
Speaking of inexpensive, the Sire V7 is next on my list.
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