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In these troubled times we need to entertain ourselves with some frivolous chat. 
So, what’s the bass you pick up and noodle on to practice & write?

Here’s mine, a MM Jap jazz with an East implant.

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15 years as my #1. In that time it’s seen off Alembics, Marleaux, Smith, Fender, Bossa, Bacchus, Musicman, Fender, Pedulla, Carvin.. even other Vigiers!! It’s comfy like an old jumper.

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I just checked the invoice and it’s been 4 years since I had this bad boy built...

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Since 2015 everything I’ve written was on my US 2015 Standard Precision - songs spanning 3 albums. However now I find myself picking up either that one, or my US 2017 Professional Jazz, or my 2014 EBMM Stingray and each time think that the bass in my hands is my favourite. The Jazz gets the band duties due to the slimmer neck which is better for the more complex riffs, so I try to make sure I try and include the others. Have to say though, if I could only keep one it would be the Precision, just have more history plus I am a Precision man at heart.

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Depends which room I’m in!  

Basses strategically spread around the house - my bargain G4M semi acoustic in the loft room with my lecky drum kit, EB3 in the corner behind an armchair in the lounge, etc, you get the picture.......

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If it's writing or practicing at home then the first bass I always pick up is, bizarrely, my Aria P that cost £40. It's got a Quarter Pounder pickup and Chromes on it and it just sounds and feels lovely. If I can't be bothered to plug in then it'll be the £30 Harley Benton 'deko' acoustic. I don't own any megabucks basses but I do have lots of far more expensive 'better' basses but they're either in cases or at our rehearsal room so the cheapo sisters get used every time. 

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On the basis that a repetitive exercise with weight strengthens muscles, just at the moment I am using my newly acquired 'Sprackenbacker' as much as possible to build up the specific muscles that I need to support my back when playing this.  It is much heavier than I usually play but I just love it to bits.  Might have to restrict its use to short bursts!

 

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Revelation P bass clone, unlined fretless. Under £200 new, with quality and sound not far off Squier, even Sire, 2-3 times the price.

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1978 Tokai P bass with flats. My go-to for everything.  Best p bass ive ever played and i include vintage Fenders in that

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Still my £60 pawn shop special. Best neck on any bass I've ever played.

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Admittedly it didn't come with the DiMarzios, Schaller bridge, stack knobs or vulgar scratchplate. :)

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16 hours ago, ped said:

15 years as my #1. In that time it’s seen off Alembics, Marleaux, Smith, Fender, Bossa, Bacchus, Musicman, Fender, Pedulla, Carvin.. even other Vigiers!! It’s comfy like an old jumper.

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Plugged-in noodling:

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Unplugged noodling:

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Here's Brucie!!

Bruce Thomas Profile P bass from Bass Centre

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Posted (edited)

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I did it myself 

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36 minutes ago, Rich said:

Plugged-in noodling:

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Excuse me but that bass only has one knob less than mine! And TWO switches!! But it's OK because you're a mod. Good work. 

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General noodling bass for 5+ years now is my ACG J Type, passive with a relatively lowly spec but a cracking bass.

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1 hour ago, bigsmokebass said:

Currently waiting for @Cuzzie to send me my Go To bass 😉

In the meantime, mostly running things through my Yamaha BBP34/35. 😍IMG_20190213_041136_405.thumb.jpg.aab1fc87a5c847341d49a2a0a4f92c4f.jpg

At some point I may get some time to!!

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This beaut. My Am Std precision is my love. I have a mustang and recently acquired Sire P7 (which I love) but this is the one that made me fall in love with playing a p bass and rekindled my joy in playing bass. 

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