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Most loved bass

Posted: Mon Jun 21, 2010 8:04 pm
by sonicfantom
This is a clone of the thread on NZGuitars, but bass specific.

If your house was on fire (or flooded, or in the path of an earthquake... be imaginative), and you had time to save one bass, which would it be? And why?

Re: Most loved bass

Posted: Mon Jun 21, 2010 8:09 pm
by foal30
none, I'd collect the insurance and buy a trumpet.

Re: Most loved bass

Posted: Mon Jun 21, 2010 8:23 pm
by Dan
Without a doubt my Jazz Deluxe 5 (even though it's out of action atm). Way too much sentimental value in that bass!

Re: Most loved bass

Posted: Mon Jun 21, 2010 9:43 pm
by joppo
How can you even ask that question... that's like asking which kid would you save. I'd probably burn trying to save them both. But on the bright side, I hope Foal would play his shiny new trumpet at the funeral :lol:

Re: Most loved bass

Posted: Mon Jun 21, 2010 10:34 pm
by foal30
however people may have irreplaceable gear.
laugh all you want but exactly how do I replace my L2 Steinberger?
it's not like they pop up every week
it don't matter how people assign value to stuff, more the actual 'logistics' of replacing.

I suppose people also may have specific emotional attachment to an instrument.

Re: Most loved bass

Posted: Tue Jun 22, 2010 7:11 am
by ryanmaiden
I don't think I'd be too worried if my bass was reduced to a pile of ash. Since it's built from parts, it'd be easy enough to build another one just like it. I'd be more likely to rescue my amp, as Mesa don't make 'em any more. I might consider grabbing my Les Paul too, it's replaceable, but it's all nice and worn and comfy, and it's taken a long time for it to get like that, and made a lot of great memories along the way.

Re: Most loved bass

Posted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 11:38 am
by beagle
Well I've had my MM since I was 18... so that means it's been my main playing bass for 17 years!!!! yikes
Maybe I'm lucky, or just so used to it, but I still haven't tried another bass that I enjoy playing better.

Re: Most loved bass

Posted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 12:54 pm
by timi
I would probably take my Ric over my Jazz only because the Jazz would be much easier to replace.

That said, I would be grabbing my SG before any of my basses....

Re: Most loved bass

Posted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 10:11 am
by pins
The Gretsch would be the 1st bass to grab,way more difficult to replace than any of my others. :cry:

Re: Most loved bass

Posted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 11:29 pm
by Kev77
foal30 wrote:however people may have irreplaceable gear.
laugh all you want but exactly how do I replace my L2 Steinberger?
it's not like they pop up every week
it don't matter how people assign value to stuff, more the actual 'logistics' of replacing.

I suppose people also may have specific emotional attachment to an instrument.
I just googled an L2.,. hoping it was some other bass, just wishing for all our sakes.,., :cry: :cry:
agreed they do sound good, rather they have a very good sound.,. but .,.,

Re: Most loved bass

Posted: Fri Jul 16, 2010 9:17 am
by beagle
Kev77 wrote: I just googled an L2.,. hoping it was some other bass, just wishing for all our sakes.,., :cry: :cry:
agreed they do sound good, rather they have a very good sound.,. but .,.,
Careful there Kev.. that's dangerous territory you're heading into there. :wink:

Re: Most loved bass

Posted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 8:55 pm
by Pablo Basso
Gotta get my Kramer 250B. My first lumie, but not my last.

Re: Most loved bass

Posted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 8:58 pm
by john
Kramer . not to many of them around. Got any pics?

Re: Most loved bass

Posted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 9:17 pm
by foal30
if I had any computer skills
I insert photo of racist tirade man from American 'comedy' show with horrendous slappy bass intro theme

Re: Most loved bass

Posted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 9:44 pm
by john
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