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Carvin LB75 5

Cort NTL-B fretless acoustic 4

Ellio Martina Forza 5

Esh Stinger 1 4

Fender Japan 1975 Jazz Bass reissue

Ibanez MC924 1981

Ibanez MC924 1983

Ibanez RS924 1981

Ibanez ATK305 5

Longbow American Classic fretless 2-string

Status Graphite S2 Classic bolt-on headless 5

Status Graphite S2 Classic bolt-on headless 4

Warwick Streamer LX5

 

And a couple of guitars (two MIJ Squier Strats, a Carvin DC727 7-string, a Tokai ES-60, a Crafter D7 dreadnought, a Taylor GS Mini and a Taylor Baby). 

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Still just the one Fender MIM P bass. Can't complain. I like the colour combo more everyday and I might grab some Model P pickups before our first post-covid band practice. I was close to buying a natural MIJ Jazz bass on bass direct this morning though... It was gone when I checked a few hours ago! Who bought it eh?

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In order of acquisition, all totally different from each other:

Hohner Jazz bass, Korean (Cort), mid-80s. Now with my brother.

Hohner B2, Korean (Cort), mid-80s.

Maya Fretless Precision copy, Japan, Mid-70s

Fender Performer, Japan, C.1986

Squier Jaguar SS, Indonesia, 2018

Hohner Jack V Professional, Korean (Cort) date uncertain.

Westone Thunder-1, Japan (Matsumoto),  probably 1980s.

Squier Jazz, Korean, 2002

Tanglewood TAB-2 NAT Acoustic bass.

Fender Flea signature Jazz, Mexico,  2019

Harley Benton P-Bass (from a kit).

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1 hour ago, Stub Mandrel said:

... all totally different from each other ...

That's what I tell my other half as well.

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3, and it will remain at 3 for a long time. I’d like it to be about 13,  but money, space and time will prevent that.

 

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2 less than i had at the start of the month. It feels liberating having less choice. 

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On 13/04/2020 at 15:13, Chezz55 said:

I'm the proud owner of 4 bass guitars (from Left to Right)

1)  Status Stealth II - 5 string  (Red tint and Red side LEDs)

2)  MIA Fender American Standard Precision  (the sticker on the scratch plates says 'Upgraded With Fender Custom Shop Pick-Ups')

3)  MIM Fender Precision

4)  Gibson Thunderbird (2015 model with Babicz bridge, and coil-tapped Hum-Buckers)

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1) and 2):  Status and White P - These are my workhorse basses.

3) and 4):  Antigua P and Thunderbird - Way back in the late 60's I picked up copies of the Fender and Gibson catalogues from Hodges and Johnson's music shop in Queen Street, Colchester.  The catalogues showed a P bass in the Antigua finish and the Thunderbird range respectively - I never forgot those images and nearly 50 years later I finally have one of each.

 

And now 4 becomes 5 - with the sddition of a MapleGlo Rickenbacker 4003.

The first time I saw one of these live was a band called Stray at The Kings Head, Romford in 1969.  IIRC Gary Giles played a FireGlo Rickenbacker and unleashed a sublime solo in a song called "Move On".  I've still got my vinyl copy of Stray's 1970 debut album.

Next live sightings were Chris Squire's SnowGlo Rickenbacker in 1970 (Colchester Corn Exchange) and 1971 (Royal Albert Hall - support to Iron Butterfly).

 

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On 22/08/2020 at 20:26, fragility said:

3, and it will remain at 3 for a long time. I’d like it to be about 13,  but money, space and time will prevent that.

 

This...but with more than 3. Nevertheless, my basses and amps have always been funded from gigging earnings, and there won't be much of that coming in for a long time, so my GAS has been, for the medium term, suppressed. 😕

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3 minutes ago, Chezz55 said:

 

And now 4 becomes 5 - with the sddition of a MapleGlo Rickenbacker 4003.

The first time I saw one of these live was a band called Stray at The Kings Head, Romford in 1969.  IIRC Gary Giles played a FireGlo Rickenbacker and unleashed a sublime solo in a song called "Move On".  I've still got my vinyl copy of Stray's 1970 debut album.

Next live sightings were Chris Squire's SnowGlo Rickenbacker in 1970 (Colchester Corn Exchange) and 1971 (Royal Albert Hall - support to Iron Butterfly).

 

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That's a lovely collection. I really like the Antigua burst Fenders, there were some lefties knocking about a few years back, hopefully they come back on the market when I've got the cash and the inclination. 

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Well... This was my family shot. 4x basses. New this year were the CIJ Jazz and the 1984 Aria... 

However, I just didn't get on with the Aria. Its a very, very nice bass but for a single pickup bass it didn't beat my Stingray so it went. And I acquired this lovely Warwick in its place and all is right with my (bass) world once more. And there are 4 different headstock/ tuner arrangements 😊👍

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22 minutes ago, Chezz55 said:

 

And now 4 becomes 5 - with the sddition of a MapleGlo Rickenbacker 4003.

The first time I saw one of these live was a band called Stray at The Kings Head, Romford in 1969.  IIRC Gary Giles played a FireGlo Rickenbacker and unleashed a sublime solo in a song called "Move On".  I've still got my vinyl copy of Stray's 1970 debut album.

Next live sightings were Chris Squire's SnowGlo Rickenbacker in 1970 (Colchester Corn Exchange) and 1971 (Royal Albert Hall - support to Iron Butterfly).

 

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Chris Squire’s main bass wasn’t Snowglo. It was cream, as refinished by Sam Li. Sorry.

FWIW Snowglo is a custom colour. All the old white basses were simply white, not that his was.

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1 hour ago, 4000 said:

Chris Squire’s main bass wasn’t Snowglo. It was cream, as refinished by Sam Li. Sorry.

FWIW Snowglo is a custom colour. All the old white basses were simply white, not that his was.

Thanks for the info 4000 - I stand corrected.  Happy to acknowledge my mistake.

Chris

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On 22/08/2020 at 20:39, dave_bass5 said:

2 less than i had at the start of the month. It feels liberating having less choice. 

Ever thought of moving to Belarus? You'll get plenty less choice there 😁

Did someone previously mention that the perfect number of basses was nine? That works for me (again)!

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Update time.... four have gone in the last month (crossed through) and two have arrived (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 Malmsteen Band)
(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 Euro CR (Holoflash Black)
SPECTOR Euro CRFM(Dark Purple Stain)
SPECTOR Euro CRFM (Plum Stain quilt)
SPECTOR Euro CRFM (Forest Green quilt)
SPECTOR Euro LX (Gloss White)
SPECTOR Euro LX ‘Ian Hill’ (Black)
SPECTOR Euro LX 'Rachel Bolan' (Black/Silver Sparkle)
SPECTOR Euro LX (Black Stain quilt)
SPECTOR Euro LT (Violet Fade quilt)
SPECTOR Euro NS-2 JA-CR Euro RI (Gloss White) 1 of 82
SPECTOR Euro NS-2 JA-CR Euro RI (Black) 1 of 82
SPECTOR Legend 4X (Holoflash Black)
SPECTOR Legend 4X (Black Stain) SOLD
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 '70's Classic' Jap RI (sunburst/Blocks on maple board)
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)
FENDER Jazz Bass Special Japan "Duff McKagan" (White Sparkle)
FRANKENSTEIN Tele neck/P body '"Billy Sheehan - The Wife" SOLD
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 Impact (Copper/Gold)
HAMER Scarab USA ‘Rick Savage’ (White)
KRAMER Forum I (Flipflop Blue)
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) SOLD
YAMAHA BB3000 (Black Sparkle)
ARCHER KS3 "Kasim Sulton" Sig Model
ARIA CSB Black & Gold (Black)
G&L Tribute Legacy L-2000 (Honey) SOLD
PEDULLA Buzz Deluxe Fretless (Black)
HARTKE XK-4 Active (Black/Chrome)
GUILD Pilot (Purple Burst)
GUILD Pilot (Red)
BASS COLLECTION California 'Rickenfaker' (Natural) SOLD
MUSICMAN USA Sub Stingray (Black)
HAGSTROM Super Swede "Rutger Gunnarsson" (Dark Mahogany)
EPIPHONE Thunderbird Vintage Pro (Black)
EPIPHONE Thunderbird Vintage Pro (Tobacco Burst)
ITALIA Imola GP "Ricky Phillips" (White)
HOHNER B2A w/D-Tuner (Black)
HARLEY BENTON PB-20 Precision (Matt 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 (1 of 34 made) (Black/Magnesium Alloy)

I also have 10 'guitards'....

....and another Spector incoming before Xmas!

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4 minutes ago, cetera said:

...and another Spector incoming before Xmas!

You, Sir, are a frickin' maniac, in the best possible sense.

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@cetera if the Rick Savage Scarab ever needs to find a new home, please do let me know :D

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2 minutes ago, BassTractor said:

Update time!

 

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(Yup! 😢)

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Oooohhh thats one of those Norwegian winter snow basses. Might have been better taking the pic indoors tho :laugh1:

Dave

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5 minutes ago, dmccombe7 said:

Oooohhh thats one of those Norwegian winter snow basses. Might have been better taking the pic indoors tho :laugh1:

Dave

Yeah, I thought I ordered the INVINCIBLE bass, but auto-correct won.
(Seriously though, it's a phase. I fully intend to buy a bass again.)

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23 minutes ago, dmccombe7 said:

@cetera can you post pics of the new ones.

Dave

 

See here for the Hamer:

 

And here's the Archer:

 

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On 16/08/2020 at 13:39, Paul S said:

Hmm.

Mahrooschick Jake 5

Peavey Foundation 5

Gibson Thunderbird

Gibson LP DC

Squier JV Precision

Harley Benton Shorty Precision

Hondo Alien, modded.

Hohner B2B

Honcore - my 32" scale Hondo/Encore bitsa.

Sprackenbacker.

2 that don't count

Stagg EUB, modded.

Sigma electro-acoustic

So 10, if you don't count the two that don't count.

Not too bad, I've usually had more.

 

Hmm, 4 more since then.

Danelectro '56

Riverside Unicorn

Peavey Fury

Guild B-301.

Hohner B2B is for sale.  Considering letting the Danelectro go, too.

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