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13 minutes ago, bigsmokebass said:

I guess you wouldn't know what to do with a Ritter other than admire it for being white and having gold shiny bits 😂 

Absolutely right. I would have no idea how to get a sound out of it I'm sure or even which way around to hold it. Definitely need to leave that sort of thing to the experts. 

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I`ve got 12 ish, still waiting for my next Alpher and donated one to the guy who painted my RD to practice on so that would be 14 I suppose.

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About time I added to this virtual wall of shame, or glory, depending on your (or your better half's) point of view.. 

So, my list is:

Hondo Ricky copy (1977)

Encore fretless P Bass (age unknown) 

Squier P Bass (Chinese build, age unknown) 

Gibson Thunderbird (2004)

BC Rich Eagle (1984)

Ander Van der End JB5 (approx. 2001/2)

Fender Roscoe Beck 5 (1998)

Theres also a short scale Encore P Bass in the loft that belongs to my son, so that doesn't really count here. 

But there are some instruments of a more 'Slytherin' nature too, namely a Washburn 6 string acoustic and a Faith Venus 6 string acoustic which do count when it comes to the ongoing domestic 'Space Wars' saga here at Silverfoxnik Towers. 

Last but not least, there are about 25 other basses that I own, but they're just kind of in my head, if you know what I mean.. 😉

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Two. A fretless Precision (parts - Squier body, MIM jazz neck - coz I couldn't find a fretless P neck - and original '62 pickup). The other is a semi home made 35.5 inch five string which is a pig to play but sounds great.  And makes a '70s Jazz look featherweight. Mostly I play the fretless because it is a delight and a joy.

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And I have three guitars - one acoustic and two electric. The P gets more play than everything else put together.

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12 hours ago, 12stringbassist said:

More mental illness than a collection.

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😱 and I thought my original collection of 6 basses and 4 guitars was a bit much!, now down to 3 and 2 respectively

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With a firm grip and some serious mental fortitude, I'm down to four main gigging basses (two Shuker Horns, a Shukerbird and a Dingwall ABZ4), five 2nd Division basses (a BB1024x (going soon), an Aria ZZB (going soon), a Harley Benton P, a Michael Kelly acoustic and a bitsa P which is technically my sons), and two guitars (an Ovation acoustic and a 70s Arbiter Les Paul).

That's this week, anyway... 😕😀

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On 06/04/2019 at 09:26, Stub Mandrel said:

I'll coem and take it away for a small fee if you really don't want it 🙂

BTW it's a Burns and it's giving me GAS!

 

On 06/04/2019 at 09:30, Frank Blank said:

Me too, love the look of that.

It’s been cleaned a bit. And it sounds like you’d expect, old, junky, very cool.

the knobs won’t come off for replacement, they just crumble...

needs some light tension flats (short scale thomastiks would be ace but I’m not buying £60 strings) - ace for that 60’s soundtrack lofi thing (Bullitt springs to mind) 

I won’t use it to be honest...not sure if I can sell it though...

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5-string:

Modulus Graphite Quantum SPi Custom, Ibanez SR506 modded to a 5 wide neck, and Clevinger

4-string:

Vigier Passion II '88 and '89, 36" fretless built by Kristian Ukkonen, Status neck fretless J and a fretted sort of a P (built by K. Ukkonen), Ibanez Affirma, and a plywood double bass

and few others that are in permanent loan, so ten etc.

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48 minutes ago, dudewheresmybass said:

Chalk me up another couple- 

another Westbury track 2

BC Rich mockingbird plus

and an Aria Pro II Igb

brings me to 24 i think! lol

I love bass guitar, and I love spending money on bass guitars but I struggle to get my head around such large collections.

 

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Just added another, the Chowny so that makes 5.

 2003 Japanese Reissue Blue Flower P

1972 Telecaster Bass

2018 Player Precision

2008 Shuker Workshop 5 String Super Jazz

2017 Chowny Hollow Body

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On 09/04/2019 at 13:10, PJ-Bassist said:

I love bass guitar, and I love spending money on bass guitars but I struggle to get my head around such large collections.

 

as a working player I not only need different sounds, but i also like to have differing looks for presentation purposes

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7 minutes ago, dudewheresmybass said:

as a working player I not only need different sounds, but i also like to have differing looks for presentation 

I could see 10-15 basses as a reasonable amount for as working / pro musician. 

The typical, J, P and MM's. A few goto gigging basses with a couple as backups or for alternate tunings  Perhaps a vintage, YOB or iconic bass or two.

But 20+ seems excessive :)..  

How many is in your collection,  its probably earlier in this thread so apologies if you are repeating yourself.

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Hmmm, ok. Just got rid of a couple which leaves:

1988 Stingray 4

1977 Jazz 

G&L SB1

Wal Mk II 5 string 

Fodera Monarch VW Classic 

Bravewood fretless Jazz

Doesn't seem so many when I write it down! 

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The current list...

Dingwall Super P5

Sandberg California VM5 (soon to be for sale I think)

Yamaha BB735a

MTD Kingston Super 5

Sandberg Electra VS4

Wingbass NT5 (being custom built in the US, soon to be shipped!)

 

Oh, and a Tanglewood Electro acoustic bass (decent quality, I’ve used it on shows) and a “Vintage” electro acoustic bass (fairly crap).

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A few more sales/purchases since Apr 2019 so updated list of current 72 basses (with newbies in BOLD )

(PRE-KRAMER) SPECTOR SB-1 USA 1976 (Walnut/Maple)
(PRE-KRAMER) SPECTOR NS-2 USA (Cherry Sunburst)
(KRAMER) SPECTOR NS-2 USA (Black)
(KRAMER) SPECTOR NS-2 USA (Black)
(KRAMER) SPECTOR NS-2 USA (Gloss White)
(KRAMER) SPECTOR NS-2 USA (Tobacco Sunburst)
(KRAMER) SPECTOR NS-2 USA (Red/Black Lava Crackle) - Ex-Barry Dunaway (Yngwie)
(KRAMER) SPECTOR NS-2 USA (Red Stain)
(KRAMER) SPECTOR NS-2A (Gloss White)
(KRAMER) SPECTOR NS-2A (Black)
(KRAMER) SPECTOR NS-2A (Black)
(KRAMER) SPECTOR NS-2A (Teal)
SPECTOR NS-2 USA (Custom Holoflash Black & Abalone)
SPECTOR NS-2X USA 'Spectorbird' (Tobacco Sunburst & Abalone)
SPECTOR NS-2 Euro CR (Holoflash Black)
SPECTOR NS-2 Euro CRFM(Dark Purple Stain)
SPECTOR NS-2 Euro CRFM (Plum Stain)
SPECTOR NS-2 Euro CRFM (Forest Green)
SPECTOR NS-2 Euro LX (Gloss White)
SPECTOR NS-2 Euro LX ‘Ian Hill’ (Black)
SPECTOR NS-2 Euro LX 'Rachel Bolan' (Black/Silver Sparkle)
SPECTOR NS-2 Euro LT (Violet Stain)
SPECTOR NS-2 JA-CR Euro RI (Gloss White)
SPECTOR NS-2 JA-CR Euro RI (Black)
SPECTOR Legend 4X (Holoflash Black)
SPECTOR Legend 4X (Black Stain)
STUART SPECTOR DESIGN NS-4 Euro (Red Stain)
DINGWALL D-Bird (Blue/Purple Colourflip)
WAL Mk1 Fretless(Mahogany with Stained Maple facings)
WAL Mk1 “Geddy Lee” (Black with Gold Hardware)
FENDER Precision ‘70’s Jap RI “Phil Lynott” (Black/Mirror)
FENDER Precision ’62 Jap RI (Vintage White/Red Tort)
FENDER FSR Precision PJ Deluxe Active (Sea Foam Metallic) 1 of 150
FENDER FSR Precision 70's RI (Nat Ash)
FRANKENSTEIN Tele neck/P body '"Billy Sheehan - The Wife"
JACKSON "Kip Winger" Sig (Cherry Lacewood)
JACKSON TBX-Pro ‘Jacksonbird’ 1 of 56 made (Black)
JACKSON Ontario ‘Concert Bass’ (White)
HAMER Impact USA (Black & Gold ‘Marble’)
HAMER Impact USA (Red)
HAMER Scarab USA ‘Rick Savage’ (White)
KRAMER Forum I (Flipflop Blue)
KRAMER Forum III (Dark Teal)
KRAMER Ferrington Electro/Acoustic (Black)
ESP The Surveyor 1984 (Blue Stain with Blue fingerboard!)
ESP PPJ-160 ‘Masayoshi Yamashita’ Sig Model (White)
ESP/Zep-II PPJ-160 ‘Masayoshi Yamashita’ Sig Model (Black)
PEAVEY RJ-IV “Randy Jackson” Sig Model (Red Sunburst)
PEAVEY RJ-IV “Randy Jackson” Sig Model (Grey/Silverburst)
PEAVEY “Rudy Sarzo” Sig Model (Dark Natural)
TOKAI ‘Hard Puncher’ P (Black/Mirror)
TOKAI Works TW801? (Black)
FERNANDES MV-65NS “Nikki Sixx’ Non-Reverse Spectorbird (Black)
FERNANDES MV-65NS “Nikki Sixx’ Non-Reverse Spectorbird (Black)
FERNANDES MV-65NS “Nikki Sixx’ Non-Reverse Spectorbird (Black)
FERNANDES TB Ltd Edition ‘Thunderbird’ (Off-White)
FERNANDES PJ-50 Ltd Edition P/J (Red)
YAMAHA BB3000 (Black Sparkle)
HARTKE XK-4 Active (Black/Chrome)
GUILD Pilot (Purple Burst)
GUILD Pilot (Red)
HAGSTROM Super Swede "Rutger Gunnarsson" (Dark Mahogany)
EPIPHONE Thunderbird Vintage Pro (Black)
ITALIA Imola GP "Ricky Phillips" (White)
HOHNER B2A w/D-Tuner (Black)
FELINE/SPECTOR "Gene Simmons SB-1" Copy (Black)
FELINE/KRAMER "Gene Simmons Axe" 1980 Hybrid (Black/Silver)
PUNISHER "Gene Simmons" Ltd. Edition (Signed/#’d) (Black)
AXE "Gene Simmons" Ltd Edt (Signed/#’d) (Black/Silver)
CORT “Gene Simmons Axe-2” (Black/Silver)
CORT “Punisher GS-2” (Black)
STACCATO MG Active (22 of 34 made) (Black/Magnesium Alloy)

I also have 10 'guitards'....

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I own 2.

A 1st Version, signed, Sire V7 Marcus Miller Jazz bass AND a Squier Vintage Modified Precision, that sometimes has the neck from a Fender Blacktop on it.

That's it.

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I am down to Two Wals. Fretted and Fretless Sixers. 

Although I do have an incoming Emperor Standard Classic when their next batch is complete around October time. I also have an out going Jazz bass that’s been taking up space in a case for a while, so I’ll be staying at 3.

Should I ever be fortunate enough to not have to work and live in london and therefore not reside in a matchbox, I suspect the collection would spiral out of control fairly quickly 😕

 

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17 hours ago, cetera said:

A few more sales/purchases since Apr 2019 so updated list of current 72 basses (with newbies in BOLD )

(PRE-KRAMER) SPECTOR SB-1 USA 1976 (Walnut/Maple)
(PRE-KRAMER) SPECTOR NS-2 USA (Cherry Sunburst)
(KRAMER) SPECTOR NS-2 USA (Black)
(KRAMER) SPECTOR NS-2 USA (Black)
(KRAMER) SPECTOR NS-2 USA (Gloss White)
(KRAMER) SPECTOR NS-2 USA (Tobacco Sunburst)
(KRAMER) SPECTOR NS-2 USA (Red/Black Lava Crackle) - Ex-Barry Dunaway (Yngwie)
(KRAMER) SPECTOR NS-2 USA (Red Stain)
(KRAMER) SPECTOR NS-2A (Gloss White)
(KRAMER) SPECTOR NS-2A (Black)
(KRAMER) SPECTOR NS-2A (Black)
(KRAMER) SPECTOR NS-2A (Teal)
SPECTOR NS-2 USA (Custom Holoflash Black & Abalone)
SPECTOR NS-2X USA 'Spectorbird' (Tobacco Sunburst & Abalone)
SPECTOR NS-2 Euro CR (Holoflash Black)
SPECTOR NS-2 Euro CRFM(Dark Purple Stain)
SPECTOR NS-2 Euro CRFM (Plum Stain)
SPECTOR NS-2 Euro CRFM (Forest Green)
SPECTOR NS-2 Euro LX (Gloss White)
SPECTOR NS-2 Euro LX ‘Ian Hill’ (Black)
SPECTOR NS-2 Euro LX 'Rachel Bolan' (Black/Silver Sparkle)
SPECTOR NS-2 Euro LT (Violet Stain)
SPECTOR NS-2 JA-CR Euro RI (Gloss White)
SPECTOR NS-2 JA-CR Euro RI (Black)
SPECTOR Legend 4X (Holoflash Black)
SPECTOR Legend 4X (Black Stain)
STUART SPECTOR DESIGN NS-4 Euro (Red Stain)
DINGWALL D-Bird (Blue/Purple Colourflip)
WAL Mk1 Fretless(Mahogany with Stained Maple facings)
WAL Mk1 “Geddy Lee” (Black with Gold Hardware)
FENDER Precision ‘70’s Jap RI “Phil Lynott” (Black/Mirror)
FENDER Precision ’62 Jap RI (Vintage White/Red Tort)
FENDER FSR Precision PJ Deluxe Active (Sea Foam Metallic) 1 of 150
FENDER FSR Precision 70's RI (Nat Ash)
FRANKENSTEIN Tele neck/P body '"Billy Sheehan - The Wife"
JACKSON "Kip Winger" Sig (Cherry Lacewood)
JACKSON TBX-Pro ‘Jacksonbird’ 1 of 56 made (Black)
JACKSON Ontario ‘Concert Bass’ (White)
HAMER Impact USA (Black & Gold ‘Marble’)
HAMER Impact USA (Red)
HAMER Scarab USA ‘Rick Savage’ (White)
KRAMER Forum I (Flipflop Blue)
KRAMER Forum III (Dark Teal)
KRAMER Ferrington Electro/Acoustic (Black)
ESP The Surveyor 1984 (Blue Stain with Blue fingerboard!)
ESP PPJ-160 ‘Masayoshi Yamashita’ Sig Model (White)
ESP/Zep-II PPJ-160 ‘Masayoshi Yamashita’ Sig Model (Black)
PEAVEY RJ-IV “Randy Jackson” Sig Model (Red Sunburst)
PEAVEY RJ-IV “Randy Jackson” Sig Model (Grey/Silverburst)
PEAVEY “Rudy Sarzo” Sig Model (Dark Natural)
TOKAI ‘Hard Puncher’ P (Black/Mirror)
TOKAI Works TW801? (Black)
FERNANDES MV-65NS “Nikki Sixx’ Non-Reverse Spectorbird (Black)
FERNANDES MV-65NS “Nikki Sixx’ Non-Reverse Spectorbird (Black)
FERNANDES MV-65NS “Nikki Sixx’ Non-Reverse Spectorbird (Black)
FERNANDES TB Ltd Edition ‘Thunderbird’ (Off-White)
FERNANDES PJ-50 Ltd Edition P/J (Red)
YAMAHA BB3000 (Black Sparkle)
HARTKE XK-4 Active (Black/Chrome)
GUILD Pilot (Purple Burst)
GUILD Pilot (Red)
HAGSTROM Super Swede "Rutger Gunnarsson" (Dark Mahogany)
EPIPHONE Thunderbird Vintage Pro (Black)
ITALIA Imola GP "Ricky Phillips" (White)
HOHNER B2A w/D-Tuner (Black)
FELINE/SPECTOR "Gene Simmons SB-1" Copy (Black)
FELINE/KRAMER "Gene Simmons Axe" 1980 Hybrid (Black/Silver)
PUNISHER "Gene Simmons" Ltd. Edition (Signed/#’d) (Black)
AXE "Gene Simmons" Ltd Edt (Signed/#’d) (Black/Silver)
CORT “Gene Simmons Axe-2” (Black/Silver)
CORT “Punisher GS-2” (Black)
STACCATO MG Active (22 of 34 made) (Black/Magnesium Alloy)

I also have 10 'guitards'....

Splendid. I'm printing this out and leaving a copy lying around the house, just to add perspective to any discussions about new basses entering the fold... 🙂

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26 minutes ago, Muzz said:

Splendid. I'm printing this out and leaving a copy lying around the house, just to add perspective to any discussions about new basses entering the fold... 🙂

Me too,  I'm rehearsing the At least I'm not this guy! speech.

 

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The know this Meme is doing the rounds again, causing Nick a bit of a headache, bless him. 

I think @cetera needs to replicate it to take some of the heat.

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anybody keeping a running count??

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7 hours ago, AndyTravis said:

Oh and Nick, I can’t see a Ric. 

And you should’ve put them on stands.

Stands for that lot would cost more than my entire collection...

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