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BridgehouseBridgehouse Frets: 10143
So following the big guitar clear out I now have funds for more bass action.

I'm currently in conversation with someone about a potential first purchase. I'll update this thread as I grow the collection now the guitar collection has shrunk..

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  • KoaKoa Frets: 26
    Wonder what the potential purchase could be and what’s the perfect bass collection?
    One P one Jazz and....
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  • BridgehouseBridgehouse Frets: 10143
    I've tried so many Jazz's it's unreal - and didn't like a single one. I'm hoping somewhere down the line I can pick up a jazz-a-like that isn't actually a Jazz. 

    I'm looking for one "sensible" gigging bass, and then some wacky stuff for fun. 
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  • TTonyTTony Frets: 12367
    Koa said:
    what’s the perfect bass collection?
    One 
    There you go ... you were over-complicating things!
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  • I've tried so many Jazz's it's unreal - and didn't like a single one. I'm hoping somewhere down the line I can pick up a jazz-a-like that isn't actually a Jazz. 

    I'm looking for one "sensible" gigging bass, and then some wacky stuff for fun. 
    Stingray HH. It’ll do both sensible and fun. Lots of sounds in it
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  • FunkfingersFunkfingers Frets: 1732
    edited December 2017
    ICBM will insist that you NEED a Rickenbacker 4001/4003. 

    I suggest a German-made Warwick Corvette Standard (the fully passive version). MEC Dynamic Correction J pickups out. Duncan, DiMarzio, Bartolini or Aguilar pickups in.

    If you are a silly, twisted boy, consider an Ovation Magnum (either variant). 

    On any four stringer with 3.5" soapbar pickups, it would be possible to install Duncan NYC pickups and some smartass coil switching to cover most sonic eventualities - including, obviously, J Bass sounds.

    If you fancy a Gibson EB mudbucker sound, consider installing one of those huge pickups in a '51 P Bass and wiring the controls like a Yamaha Attitude bass.
    I fear the Geeks, even when they bear GIFs.
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  • wayneiriewayneirie Frets: 403
    edited December 2017
  • BridgehouseBridgehouse Frets: 10143
    wayneirie said:
    Nice, but does he have a weird problem with resting his fingers and thumb? ;)
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  • wayneiriewayneirie Frets: 403
    edited December 2017
    Theres a two Pickup version as well with no rests. No Idea about the two rests!  I took the rest of my precision
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  • BridgehouseBridgehouse Frets: 10143
    wayneirie said:
    Theres a two Pickup version as well with no rests. No Idea about the two rests!  I took the rest of my precision
    They do look nice tho. Mind you we really get hammered on price with dollar rate over here! Crikey!

    I really like the Guild Starfires as well (the standard ones)

    Been gassing for a semi for a while, but I'm actually starting to wonder what I'd actually use it for.
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  • wayneiriewayneirie Frets: 403
    edited December 2017
    It’s hard to decide I suppose, I always think Paul McCartney’s a good example. When he got the rickenbacker, he started to play more melodic stuff higher up the neck because the access and intonation was better than the hofner. I don’t know what kind of stuff you play but  I suppose you’ll have to try a bunch and find your rickenbacker. Not necessarily an actual rickenbacker. They are cool though 
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  • BridgehouseBridgehouse Frets: 10143
    wayneirie said:
    It’s hard to decide I suppose, I always think Paul McCartney’s a good example. When he got the rickenbacker, he started to play more melodic stuff higher up the neck because the access and intonation was better than the hofner. I don’t know what kind of stuff you play but  I suppose you’ll have to try a bunch and find your rickenbacker
    I probably already have you know. Wide fat nut slim front to back Precision. Rosewood board. Tiny frets. 7.25" radius board.

    I find myself all over the neck on my Precision - so much so that the conversation I've entered in to is for an AVRI 62 Precision (I know, I know) - it's at the right price and it's a gigging bass primarily.

    But just to keep you all on your toes, I dropped something else into a website basket tonight, and it's not moved out yet. I'm actually thinking of pulling the trigger and seeing what it's like - polar opposite of a vintage style big fat precision. 
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  • BridgehouseBridgehouse Frets: 10143
    edited December 2017
    Duplicate due to site weirdness
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  • BridgehouseBridgehouse Frets: 10143
    edited December 2017
    And again!!
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  • Upright bass or go home
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  • markvmarkv Frets: 156
    Bridgehouse said: polar opposite of a vintage style big fat precision. 
    Status headless? None more 80s!

    Alembic? None more 70s!
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  • SporkySporky Frets: 11358
    You need more Stingrays.
    Never forget that you are wearing your invisible tiara.
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  • JezWyndJezWynd Frets: 1782

    If you are a silly, twisted boy, consider an Ovation Magnum (either variant). 

    Been looking for a Magnum for a long time, love the look and the onboard graphic eq but as I've never laid hands on one I've been nervous of buying on the few occasions they do appear. That said, gas has completely evaporated since getting a reissue 4001.
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  • BridgehouseBridgehouse Frets: 10143
    No correct guesses yet.. tho @Sporky - I have a Stingray body and neck on the way for a Partsoray
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  • JezWyndJezWynd Frets: 1782
    Try a Hofner Club or Violin, you'll be amazed that low end tones can emit from something so lightweight. The neck and bridge are a bit marmite but it's the price you pay for wearing something so comfortable on your shoulders.
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  • BridgehouseBridgehouse Frets: 10143
    I really fancy an original Danelectro Shorthorn 3412 - but rare, specially over here. Not seen one for sale for a while.

    Have looked at the long scale DC 59 bass a lot recently and I'm sorely tempted..

    However, this is what's been in my basket for a few days now..

    https://www.pmtonline.co.uk/ibanez-2017-srh500-def-bass-workshop-dragon-eye-burst-flat
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  • BridgehouseBridgehouse Frets: 10143
    Well, just tried the eBay discount code on one of those ibanez ones on eBay and it's coming out at £412 as opposed to PMTs £580.

    I might just have to get one now. 
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  • BridgehouseBridgehouse Frets: 10143
    Two basses now incoming.
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  • prowlaprowla Frets: 604
    wayneirie said:
    It’s hard to decide I suppose, I always think Paul McCartney’s a good example. When he got the rickenbacker, he started to play more melodic stuff higher up the neck because the access and intonation was better than the hofner. I don’t know what kind of stuff you play but  I suppose you’ll have to try a bunch and find your rickenbacker. Not necessarily an actual rickenbacker. They are cool though 
    There are Rickenbackers and then there are just other basses.
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  • JezWyndJezWynd Frets: 1782
    prowla said:
    wayneirie said:
    It’s hard to decide I suppose, I always think Paul McCartney’s a good example. When he got the rickenbacker, he started to play more melodic stuff higher up the neck because the access and intonation was better than the hofner. I don’t know what kind of stuff you play but  I suppose you’ll have to try a bunch and find your rickenbacker. Not necessarily an actual rickenbacker. They are cool though 
    There are Rickenbackers and then there are just other basses.
    Indeed.

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  • BluesyDaveBluesyDave Frets: 247
    edited December 2017
    prowla said:

    There are Rickenbackers and then there are just other basses.
    That's what Geddy said.  Then he tried a Jazz!
    No Darling....I've had that ages.
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  • prowlaprowla Frets: 604
    prowla said:

    There are Rickenbackers and then there are just other basses.
    That's what Geddy said.  Then he tried a Jazz!
    He always likes to have his Ric in shot though.
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  • prowlaprowla Frets: 604
    JezWynd said:
    prowla said:
    wayneirie said:
    It’s hard to decide I suppose, I always think Paul McCartney’s a good example. When he got the rickenbacker, he started to play more melodic stuff higher up the neck because the access and intonation was better than the hofner. I don’t know what kind of stuff you play but  I suppose you’ll have to try a bunch and find your rickenbacker. Not necessarily an actual rickenbacker. They are cool though 
    There are Rickenbackers and then there are just other basses.
    Indeed.

    That's an interesting Ric - what is it?
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  • darcymdarcym Frets: 835
    I'll be keen to see what you buy, good basses really make music better, and there are some visually stunning ones too.
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  • JezWyndJezWynd Frets: 1782
    @prowla, it's a 4001C64. A limited issue copy of McCartney's Ric, the one painted in pscyhedelic colours before being taken back to original wood. Obviously a right hander, they put a leftie neck on it to give it a vibe of the original. It's specced as an original 4001, with horseshoe pickup and gap tooth bridge but has a dual truss rod as per modern 4003's. It's my first Ric and I love it - very easy to play.
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