Guitarist's Bass of Choice?

Discussion in 'Ace's BASS Place' started by Stubie78, Nov 26, 2021.

  1. Blue Beagle

    Blue Beagle Senior Stratmaster

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    Toyed with the idea of getting a bass for a while.

    The only option is a P Bass though! Channel my inner Steve Harris.
     
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  2. Hanson

    Hanson Senior Stratmaster

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  3. arct

    arct Strat-O-Master

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    05 Jazz, Transparent Sunset Orange.

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    ibdrkn1 Senior Stratmaster

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    I've had P Basses on and off until I played my Bass Player's Jazz Bass. Now I'm hooked. Every guitar player should have a Bass to keep them in check.

    Just like all my other Fender styled guitars this one has also become a Partscaster.

    Fender MIM 70's Jazz body, MIK Squier neck, Curtis Novak pickups.

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    I preferred the Squier neck to the actual Fender and it has a nice bit of flame to it too.

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  5. davidKOS

    davidKOS not posting these days

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    Rick's are awesome...if you have one bass, it's not a bad choice!

    My buddy still has his 1972 4001...neck is straight, never had to re-adjust the truss rod yet.
     
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    davidKOS not posting these days

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    I wasn't exactly doing that!

    And I never did learn manzello and strich.
     
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  7. KillingTone

    KillingTone Strat-O-Master Platinum Supporting Member

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    @Dadocaster I really like Ibanez basses. The Talman is a great feeling and playing bass with that offset body. For a long time I played my Talman 4 string, then I decided to get a 5 string and tried a bunch of SR basses. All of the SRs I played had great necks, but I really like these Nordstrand Big Single pickups on the one I ended up with. I’m on the 5 string most of the time now but I still use the Talman here and there.

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  8. Dadocaster

    Dadocaster Dr. Stratster

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    Boyo also has a lower model SR at his mom's house. During his "playing slap like a boss" phase, that Ibanez was great but he gravitated toward that husky Sterling. My Talman is what I have been using for recording for a long while and my band bass player is playing it because we like the sound and he likes the way it plays...also looks cool. :D
     
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  9. Believer7713

    Believer7713 The Pink Bunnyman Frankenstein Silver Member

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    My 1984 MIA Fender Jazz Bass with a Kahler vibrato bridge. It's the bass I learned on in high school. Bought it from the school when I was in college and have had it since.
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    systolsys Strat-O-Master

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    Have a P-bass.

    Want a 5-string Dingwall.
     
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  11. BroGreg

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    FullSizeRender.jpg Gretsch short scale..
     
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  12. KillingTone

    KillingTone Strat-O-Master Platinum Supporting Member

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    When I play the Talman, I mostly use the bridge because the double J2 pickup really thumps (it's wired in series). It also has a slider switch to split it if desired so it's really versatile. Don't get me wrong, the P pickup on the neck is good too though.
     
  13. Dadocaster

    Dadocaster Dr. Stratster

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    We're doing punk so the bass is set for maximum clank. :D It's working fine. :D
     
  14. Danny D

    Danny D Strat-O-Master

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    I bought a Korean made Michael Tobias Design (MTD) bass after Hurricane Katrina. The Music Cares program flooded the south Louisiana area with great instruments. I still own it and love it.
     
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  15. Dadocaster

    Dadocaster Dr. Stratster

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    One of my punk friends, who is in the mid fifties playing punk club, plays a Rick almost all the time. Through an Ampeg SVT. He is usually in about three bands at all times and gigs a lot. He wears the Rick so punk low that's amazing to see him with his arms hanging down and blasting out busy punk basslines. It's a treat seeing his bands.
     
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  16. Dreamdancer

    Dreamdancer Senior Stratmaster

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    Any bass that resides inside my sampler....never been that interested in the real thing.
     
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    I have a Squire P Bass and also an Epiphone Thunderbird, which I love for the sound and looks, but I can't afford the taxi fare to get to the end of the neck. I just wish they would make a short- or medium-scale version.

    The bass I play the most is my Squire Jazz Bass, but I really should invest in one of the short-scale Marcus Miller Sires, which from what I can gather sound and play great, and the scale would suit my short arms a lot better.

    For what it's worth I absolutely adore playing bass, and just wish I'd picked one up at the same time as I started playing guitar, and not 35 years later! :rolleyes:
     
  18. Mansonienne

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    I play mostly bass in the bands I've been in (and am trying out for another soon) and in the ST / Euroguestock jams we hold.

    At my level, I can contribute more with simple bass than I can with my guitar playing. And bass is fun.

    I have an Epiphone Allen Woody Rumblekat and a Fender Kingman acoustic.

    I do love the look Fender P and J basses but a shortscale works better for my very short fingers.

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  19. HighwayStar106

    HighwayStar106 Senior Stratmaster

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    I have a Stagg P-Bass - it’s not very good, but then neither is my bass playing. I have yet to take a photo of it so here’s a similar one I found online:

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  20. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon

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