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dannyboy
04-21-2008, 06:33 PM
So im a bass player myself for 2 years and im wondering what bass and equipment you guys are rockin with. For myself im runnin on:
Squier P Bass with Seymour Duncan Passive pickups
D'aadario strings (trying to save up for elixers)
Behringer 45 watt combo amp
10ft. Planet wave and 21 ft monster cable, both straight and angled.

gringostarr
04-21-2008, 07:21 PM
hey...bass and uke, yeah!
i am a bass player of around 20 years and have recently gotten the uke bug.

not a bad set up you have there. you should def get yourself a fender p or j bass. the funk machines...and you'll need more than 45 watts if you want to jam with a full band. i have an Ashdown 500. killer amp with tube preamp and solid state power amp. i like the Eden stuff too. nice warm funky sound.

have fun jammin'!!...remember, it's all about the groove!

dannyboy
04-21-2008, 07:35 PM
yea me and a couple guys get together once in a while to jam. i use my friends fender rumble 60 watt combo. and for my bass, im planning on changing the bridge to a baddass2, and i wanna see if i can switch necks to a geddy lee jazz neck :D

seth
04-22-2008, 09:18 AM
i have several basses, but my main bass nowadays is a fender zone. (p-bass replacement). I use round wound strings. 45-100 i believe. this bass is awesome, i highly recommend it for funk and slap.. the tone is unbelievable, i had to tweak the action a bit and replace the pickup, but after that, it became such a solid sounding bass. up there with the american jazz imo.

i'm still waiting for a '72 fender jazz vintage to fall into my lap... but alas, i'm still waiting. hehe

Edit: you can hear the bass i use on aldrines video 'if i aint got you'. Better if you have speakers that can push bass though. Then you can hear the true tone.

Kateri
04-22-2008, 12:15 PM
I play an Ibanez SR300DX Soundgear in jewel blue.

studentaccount1
04-22-2008, 02:48 PM
I wouldn't call myself a bass player, but I had my friend's Fender P-Bass with flatwounds for a while. Nice fat round tone.

My friend just got a Lakland Decade. It is hands down the coolest bass I have gotten to play.

His Zon was pretty sweet too, but he sold it.

andrew
04-22-2008, 05:18 PM
Washburn RB-2002, black.

Jmic
04-22-2008, 09:47 PM
I got a setup that goes beyond my talent, lol.

MusicMan Stingray 4 in Honeyburst with Clear pickguard, maple fretboard
Ernie Ball Strings 95-45
18' Monster Cables
SansAmp RBI Pre-Amp
QSC PLX-3002 Power Amp
Aguilar GS-112
Crate BT-25 Combo

I need a different pre because it's too bright for the SR's already bright tone. I end up cutting a bunch of highs where I shouldn't.

As for the Crate, I wish I had found it sooner. This little bugger is deceptively loud and has a built-in tuner, octaver, and fuzz/distortion. It's amazing for the price you pay.

tsudawuda
04-22-2008, 10:26 PM
stand up bass w/ no frets. similar to Eric Wilson's from Sublime.

funkycarnivore
04-24-2008, 08:13 PM
I play a Jim Tyler Standard 5 string in a cool psychedelic vomit finish.
http://www.realsleekfeel.com/C156874078/E20070213213211/Media/IMG_6252.jpg

Jimmy
04-25-2008, 11:46 AM
A Yamaha... Something, with factory strings.

The name has numbers and funny cutaways.

edmundwhitehead
04-27-2008, 09:59 AM
It's a Swift make fretless bass (I know, I'd never heard of Swift either), and I also play upright (double) bass. I'm trying to get my hands on a fretted bass so that I can learn to tap.

Nelson
04-27-2008, 10:57 AM
A Univox Professional Bass.

...it's a rip-off of a P Fender.
It also sucks. Bought it off my history teacher, it's about 20-30 years old.
I need money so I can buy a half-decent bass.

Bassukuguy
05-15-2008, 09:24 PM
AXES:
Rouge SX100b (retired)
SX SPJ* upgraded EMG P Bass Pickup and Upgraded Seymour Duncan basslines J pickup
Hamer Slammer P-Bass

AMP:
Beheringer BX1200
Direct box(i cant remember the brand)

Effects
Zoom BFX - 708 (just to goof around with)

One of these days i will buy good quality instruments...

(V)@

Gaby
05-16-2008, 10:34 PM
Duesenberg Starplayer Bass Transorange:

http://www.musiccitycairns.com/pictures/b_star_to.jpg

JackT
05-17-2008, 01:50 AM
Duesenberg Starplayer Bass Transorange:

http://www.musiccitycairns.com/pictures/b_star_to.jpg

Thats a sweet lookin bass.

4strings707
05-26-2008, 10:00 AM
http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd189/Jacildo/PIC-0045.jpg

http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd189/Jacildo/PIC-0046.jpg

I play an Ibanez something. This one is special tho. I went to an Earth, Wind, and Fire concert and before the concert, i took the neck and strings off and brought the body with me in hopes to get an autograph. this was my second attempt cuz i brought it to the concert a year before. well after the concert, you can pay $30 to get a cd and a meet and greet at the end. They said absolutley NO AUTOGRAPHS. I went in line anyway hoping that i could get an autograph. i walked thru, shook their hands, asked Verdine White for the autograph and told me to wait until the line was finished. I was so juiced that i was speechless. i was the only one in that whole line to get an autograph. one of my prized possessions. if you look at the "2" its kinda scratched off because i thump and pluck sometimes. i changed the strings to flatwounds...not made for thumping or plucking. so thats the story of my bass.

deach
05-26-2008, 11:44 AM
I play a Jim Tyler Standard 5 string in a cool psychedelic vomit finish...[/IMG]

it sure has a lot of knobs and toggles.

Iain
05-26-2008, 01:35 PM
Got a Stagg XB300 and a Stagg B300-SB :)

agroupuk
06-23-2008, 05:23 AM
I have 2.

My trusty and cheap Ibanez BTB07LTD which I play through an Ashdown Perfect Ten amp with Ashdown effect pedals (lomozo Hyperdrive and an Envelope)

And my Tanglewood Bass TW55 A/Bass B (also goes through the amp)

I just fitted the Ibanez with a Hipshot drop D tuner and the Tanglewood just got new flatwounds

WS64
06-23-2008, 05:30 AM
Ashbory.
http://ws64.com/Pictures/Instruments/Pix/ashbory.jpg

Jimmy
06-23-2008, 08:42 AM
Hot dang WS64, that's nifty.

I want one.

TsouL
06-23-2008, 02:09 PM
holy crap i want to play a bass now lol

lovemissheather
07-02-2008, 11:52 AM
i play a fender p-bass, and i just recently bought an acoustic electric. mainly to play acoustically. it's a cheap brand i got off of eBay, and it's actually still in the mail. I love my p-bass, and it has treated me very well over the last eight years :)

lovemissheather
07-02-2008, 11:53 AM
Ashbory.
http://ws64.com/Pictures/Instruments/Pix/ashbory.jpg

hey jealousy!

bassfiddlesteve
07-02-2008, 04:30 PM
You can see my basses here, behind the ukes and guitars:

http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p137/gypsystarband/Collection.jpg

The basses in this picture are (left to right) a Samick HFB590 acoustic bass guitar, a 1949 Kay M-1 double bass, a Godin A-4 fretless semi-acoustic bass and a Vintage '62 Fender Jazz Bass in Lake Placid Blue.

- Steve

Jimmy
07-03-2008, 12:51 PM
Wow Steve, you've got... A lot of instruments. Slowly working your way through all the stringed instruments, are we?

That Samick's nice... I've always wanted an acoustic bass, but even the cheapest one I could find sets me back too much.

bassfiddlesteve
07-03-2008, 06:22 PM
Believe it or not, I got that Samick off of eBay for $200 plus shipping. I've always liked that particular model with the f-holes and I finally got one for a great price.

- Steve

lovemissheather
07-27-2008, 02:29 PM
Believe it or not, I got that Samick off of eBay for $200 plus shipping. I've always liked that particular model with the f-holes and I finally got one for a great price.

- Steve

you're kidding! how awesome is that! great deal!

Nurdaben
07-27-2008, 04:15 PM
I got 2, I have a 90 something Green Yamaha (straight off the guitar center wall =P ) and I have (just got it back today my brother was hording it) a 1996 B1 Martin Acoustic.
Not really that great at playing bass. Most of my playing was using the upright at my parents house playing bluegrass . . .woot 1-5-1-5 for hours an hours =P

fred davis
07-28-2008, 01:38 PM
I play a asbury from fender really funkie

mhh
09-25-2008, 04:17 PM
I play a squier J-Bass

tsudawuda
11-04-2008, 01:37 PM
I just got this Ibanez.

http://images.miretail.com/products/full/Ibanez/632866130670403050_X.jpg

My review: Very good.

ukulele-antihero86
11-05-2008, 08:47 AM
I play a Ibanez GSR 200 bass. It's the only bass I got, just got it a month ago.:cool:;):D:music:

UkÚDan
11-05-2008, 05:08 PM
I play an Epiphone EB3 through a Peavey TBRaxx tube preamp into a Yorkville 200 watt solid state amp (one 15 inch). I use the line out for the board. I use a condenser mic through a ART tube preamp for my ukuleles.

bassfiddlesteve
11-05-2008, 06:39 PM
Here are some recent additons to my bass collection:

This a 2004 American Series Fender Precision Bass that I recently bought back from the person I sold it to about a year ago. I added a tortoise shell pickguard, thumbrest and La Bella flatwounds strings to give it a vintage look and sound. I'm a fan of Motown bassist James Jamerson, so I had to have a sunburst P-Bass like his classic "Funk Machine".

http://a863.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/65/l_8da951ac71f5e844ede4abafabbd913e.jpg

This is a Hofner Icon B which is an inexpensive Asian-made version of the famous (and pricey) Beatle Bass. I'm playing with a show band that performs the music of Paul McCartney, so this ads a touch of authenticity to the early Beatles material.

http://c4.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/19/l_2371703d7ed04b9a9139890b268879b7.jpg

Now I have a total of five basses (including my upright bass) and that's the most I've had since I was single and living with my parents :). I'm actually hoping to get a banjo uke now.

- Steve

Link
11-11-2008, 03:30 PM
I play an SX Jazz bass, you can see videos on my youtube channel. I love the tone I get from that thing.

Kaneohe til the end
11-11-2008, 07:36 PM
dang, you guys are making me want a bass. i kinda want the tuning pegs on my uke

sebi
11-22-2008, 07:56 AM
I've played many different basses and about 9 years ago, I found the 2 basses that gave me the sound I've been looking for: Sukop Custom 6 string 1998 and Fodera Monarch 4 string 1987.

You can see my Sukop bass in the following video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQy4RoPLHTQ

MiddleButtCheek
12-30-2008, 03:28 PM
i have an ESP jazz bass that has been modified alot by the guy i bought it from. he got a profesional to put in active pickups and all new wiring. hella tight.

i also have a fretless ibanez something or other, i'm letting a guy borrow it right now so i dont know the model or anything. its fun but i don't use it often.

sebi
01-24-2009, 11:03 PM
You can see my basses here, behind the ukes and guitars:

http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p137/gypsystarband/Collection.jpg

The basses in this picture are (left to right) a Samick HFB590 acoustic bass guitar, a 1949 Kay M-1 double bass, a Godin A-4 fretless semi-acoustic bass and a Vintage '62 Fender Jazz Bass in Lake Placid Blue.

- Steve

wow, impressive and awesomely cool :D !!!!

sebi
01-24-2009, 11:06 PM
my main bass is a 1998 sukop 6-string custom, which i bought at rudy's music stop in nyc. when i play it live, i usually run through a DI-box and then directly into the board, no amp. in the studio i simply run it through a groove tube the brick pre-amp and that's it.

you can listen to the bass in the following video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNEZFo9BX4E

bass on ^_^

Bassukuguy
01-25-2009, 06:44 AM
@Sebi... Sweet Zombie Jeezuz sir, you play a mean bass...

beeejums
01-28-2009, 02:33 AM
my main bass is a 1998 sukop 6-string custom, which i bought at rudy's music stop in nyc. when i play it live, i usually run through a DI-box and then directly into the board, no amp. in the studio i simply run it through a groove tube the brick pre-amp and that's it.

you can listen to the bass in the following video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNEZFo9BX4E

bass on ^_^

Wow... :bowdown:

Here's my bass...

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_EGpo51GKrs4/SX5bvKrPuhI/AAAAAAAABv0/AhdHE7v8A2Y/s800/DSC01923.JPG

It's my baby... When I was in high school and had nothing else to do, I was a lot better than I am now. Now that I'm though college, I'm trying to make up for lost time :D

Ken Middleton
01-30-2009, 11:37 AM
I only have one bass at the moment: a Musicman Stirling, in natural wood. Used to own a very lovely (and VERY heavy) Warwick bass.

cpatch
01-30-2009, 12:34 PM
I'm surprised nobody's playing one of these babies:

http://www.bassuke.com/images/054BB_complete_090207_-_views_-_med.JPG

http://www.bassuke.com

I own a koa Walkingbass, as played by Konabob in the following video (featuring Dominator) but haven't had time to learn how to play it. It's currently for sale:

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=7yBsMLXROAU

Also here with Herb Ohta, Jr. on uke and Keoki Kahumoku on guitar and vocals:

http://www.konaweb.com/walkingbass/Herb_Keoki_KB.mpg

Willard
01-30-2009, 02:02 PM
fender precision special, dark blue finish w/ gold pickplate

WMSheep
02-04-2009, 12:05 PM
Hi all

I`m just in the process of building a Carvin BK4a kit.

bassfiddlesteve
02-04-2009, 01:02 PM
Music Guy Mic posted on the FMM about some Kala bass ukes he saw at NAMM. They are based on those Road Toad bass ukes in the above post but retail for around $500. He posted a pic too and they looked pretty similar. I'd like to check them out.

- Steve

ricdoug
02-23-2009, 08:50 PM
I have 58 guitars, 8 ukuleles and only one bass. The bass is an instrument I want to become more proficient on. I can 1-5 my way through bluegrass and country, but I prefer rock and blues. My bass is a light bodied Rogue. I have 4 bass amps: Roland Microcube RX Bass, a 15 watt Crate BX15 Bass practice amp and 2 AXL B60 amps that I also use as P.A. systems with acoustic guitars and ukuleles. I also have two keyboards, three drumsets, various world percussion, five P.A. systems and about four dozen amps for different applications.:

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Musicians-Gear-60W-KeyboardBass-Amp?sku=700331

http://www.hunt101.com/data/500/35858AXL1.jpg

http://www.hunt101.com/data/500/35858AXL2.jpg

http://www.hunt101.com/data/500/35858AXL3.jpg

http://www.hunt101.com/data/500/23320roguebassguitar.jpg

ricdoug
02-23-2009, 08:51 PM
http://www.hunt101.com/data/500/medium/23320cratebassamp.jpg

http://www.hunt101.com/data/500/Keyboard1.jpg

Donna playing my Rogue on Halloween eve, 2008:

http://www.hunt101.com/data/500/Ukulele529.jpg

http://www.hunt101.com/data/500/Ukulele228.jpg

katerdee
02-24-2009, 08:12 AM
Ibanez SR700xs
I use DR strings, that's where it's at!
SWR WorkingPro 700 head
1x15 speaker cab plus 2x10 speaker cab

yellowbelly
02-25-2009, 11:57 AM
1964 Fender musicmaster Bass & a Burns from about 1971 (that's when it was bought new). Newtone strings, Torque 100 watt bass combo.

bassfiddlesteve
02-25-2009, 03:47 PM
1964 Fender musicmaster Bass

Fender didn't introduce the Musicmaster Bass until 1970.

- Steve

psesinkclee
03-01-2009, 03:39 AM
I've been with my black Yamaha RBX170 4-string for 6 years now. I've gone through other basses along the way, and always fallen back on my trusty Yamaha.

I've swapped the pickups with active ones, and use ErnieBall Hybrid Slinky strings. :)

stanny
03-11-2009, 08:01 AM
Fender 60th Anniversary American Jazz Bass
300 watt low down line6 combo bass amp
She's my cutie and my beuty.
Chris:)

Jroby
03-16-2009, 05:50 PM
silvertone

x562itsbrenix
05-12-2009, 05:44 PM
I play a Fender Jazz Bass. Probably one of the best basses i have used of all the basses i have used.

josuegroundhog
05-12-2009, 06:15 PM
I guess I missed this thread before I started the Bass porn thread. Oops.

Here are mine:



I took the pictures on my cell so they aren't great. But cheap porn is good porn I always say.


My upright:
http://i578.photobucket.com/albums/ss230/josuegroundhog/04260919012.jpg
http://i578.photobucket.com/albums/ss230/josuegroundhog/0426091915.jpg

josuegroundhog
05-12-2009, 06:16 PM
Early 90's? Washburn XB-500

http://i578.photobucket.com/albums/ss230/josuegroundhog/0426091908.jpg

josuegroundhog
05-12-2009, 06:17 PM
My Tobias (custom, pre-Gibson made in Burbank, CA with Bartolini electronics)
http://i578.photobucket.com/albums/ss230/josuegroundhog/0426091910.jpg
http://i578.photobucket.com/albums/ss230/josuegroundhog/0426091911-1.jpg

The grain doesn't really show up in the pics but it's pretty sharp.

Nordica
05-13-2009, 07:03 AM
good topic...

can one of you bass players recommend a good but cheap acoustic bass to accompany an acoustic guitar and/or uke? think Jack Johnson's Waiting Time video for reference...

thanks!

bassfiddlesteve
05-14-2009, 02:10 AM
I borrowed a Den Playmate acoustic bass guitar at the 2008 Bushman Ukulele Luau. It's a cheap bass but the big body puts out a decent acoustic sound and it sounded good plugged in too. Check out this video from the Luau (Jason Arimoto on uke):

Minor Swing (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFYn_IkBTMY)

- Steve

Nordica
05-14-2009, 03:05 AM
I borrowed a Den Playmate acoustic bass guitar at the 2008 Bushman Ukulele Luau. It's a cheap bass but the big body puts out a decent acoustic sound and it sounded good plugged in too. Check out this video from the Luau (Jason Arimoto on uke):

Minor Swing (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFYn_IkBTMY)

- Steve
thanks Steve. I have looked at the Dean Playmate...the only downside is that my 14 year old son would be playing it 1/2 of the time and it's HUGE, but it still may be the best option...

btw, I love your (Barnkickers) new CD...I bought it from Amazon. Well done!

Bruddah Kekoa
05-15-2009, 12:43 PM
Fender Jazz...sunburst, yeah baby!:nana:

BK:shaka:

Lupilin
05-16-2009, 10:28 AM
Hello all! Very nice basses there :)

I have always been a Jazz Bazz player but, sadly, I am no more. I recently bought a Gibson Thunderbird, and it has completely rocked my world. It got such an amazing tone - and the looks just makes you drool, eh?

Sorry for the big picture :eek:

http://img40.imageshack.us/img40/1341/dsc02403g.jpg

//Lupilin//

PihSant
05-26-2009, 12:21 AM
I have 4:
Epiphone Ripper,
Epiphone Thunderbird with an non-reverse body,
I have a Cort acoustic,
and my pride and joy is an Ernie Ball Stingray I custom ordered:music:
I play out of a Hartke 1415 combo amp. It's a little overkill considering i don't gig. I never turn it past 1.

bassfiddlesteve
05-26-2009, 05:07 PM
btw, I love your (Barnkickers) new CD...I bought it from Amazon. Well done!

Thanks! :D

- Steve

experimentjon
05-26-2009, 10:01 PM
I finally got myeslf a decent electric bass (can actually amp it without massive feedback, unlike my acoustic bass.) My new bass is a Fender Jazz MIM. I saw it and fell in love, and had to have it. It had a beautiful but subtle flame pattern on the top that you could see through the sunburst finish. I don't have any good pictures of it yet, but it's a stunner in person. I think it's pretty unique looking. :)

http://twitpic.com/61cf0

pickerpete
05-29-2009, 08:34 AM
Fender Jazz but my main squeeze is a Romainian made upright.

ed531
07-28-2009, 12:15 PM
This is my Vigier Arpege (carbon fiber neck thru body) :D:D

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b305/ed531/VigierBass.jpg

Spooner
07-30-2009, 11:46 AM
I have one of the first Ibanez SDGR series that was ever put on the market.

I recently picked up a new Schecter Custom 5 String with Natural Satin finish.
Not only does the sound of this thing rock but the flamey maple is killer!

It is one of the best proportioned 5 strings that I ever played. It doesn't feel like you're holding a tree and the string spacing is nice!

Here's a pic from the net:

http://cachepe.samedaymusic.com/media/quality,85/brand,sameday/hr_custom5_nat-34d07850afaf666d7c2f4105cc1a6e1b.jpg

schuermurrman
07-30-2009, 02:10 PM
I play a acoustic bass fender thing. Its my hubby's but I use it for my vids when I need. Yeah...I want a smaller one though...that thing is HUGE!!

hehehehe

DeG
07-30-2009, 04:36 PM
http://ep.yimg.com/ca/I/yhst-39468457877648_2063_53987947

bassfiddlesteve
07-30-2009, 04:48 PM
I see your Takamine ABG and raise you one brand-spakin' new Fender Kingman Bass!

http://photos1.meetupstatic.com/photos/event/2/e/a/d/600_9851949.jpeg

- Steve

DeG
07-30-2009, 04:59 PM
Holy Crap...that is BIG!

bassfiddlesteve
07-30-2009, 05:02 PM
Holy Crap...that is BIG!

Actually, it's probably around the same size as your Takamine. It's the camera angle that makes it look huge. Here's another picture of me and the Kingman backing up Nina Coquina at the Tampa Bay Ukulele Society's open mic which I hosted.

http://photos3.meetupstatic.com/photos/event/3/4/9/d/600_9913469.jpeg

- Steve

DeG
07-30-2009, 05:14 PM
Yes, it looks a little more managable in the second picture...:)
Nothing like a bass and uke combo...:shaka:

bassfiddlesteve
07-30-2009, 05:18 PM
Nothing like a bass and uke combo...:shaka:

No argument from me on that one :D

http://www.thebarnkickers.com/images/barnkickers.jpg

- Steve

Pippin
08-02-2009, 02:16 AM
No argument from me on that one :D

http://www.thebarnkickers.com/images/barnkickers.jpg

- Steve

That really is a great photograph.

Pippin
08-02-2009, 02:21 AM
As for my basses... a Nathan East-bodied Yamaha...
http://www.tricornpublications.com/images/bass1.jpg
http://www.tricornpublications.com/images/bass2.jpg

and a cheap Ibanez bass... forget what model it is.

RevWill
08-03-2009, 09:41 AM
http://img3.musiciansfriend.com/dbase/pics/products/5/8/5/308585.jpg
Ye Rogue Violin Bass

DRANKLIVE
08-23-2009, 12:57 PM
I own a black Fender Precision Bass with flatwound strings, been playing for like 11 years now.

bassfiddlesteve
08-23-2009, 01:13 PM
I own a black Fender Precision Bass with flatwound strings, been playing for like 11 years now.

Fender Precision + flatwound strings = :cool:

Got any pics to share?

- Steve

lernon
08-28-2009, 09:47 AM
I'm speaking for my friend, he's a great bass player and recently got a Sting Ray 2006 Model (http://media.photobucket.com/image/stingray%20bass%202006%20blue%20burst/khanson16/bass/SterlingNov112007-34.jpg) kinda like the on in the link. he's thinking on moving to a 5 string maybe.

ratty
08-28-2009, 11:33 AM
i play a Burns bison and a epiphone violin bass . i love them both :) i also have a fender precision.

http://www.backandforth.nl/Burns/bisonbass.jpghttp://www.rhapsodymusic.net/images/blowout/violabass.jpg

trips222
09-08-2009, 05:01 AM
I currently play:

Tobias Growler 4- lightweight, easy to play and great ability to change tones
Aria ABG 4- As far as I can tell is the same as the Epi El Capitan. Good volume, okay tone.

Waiting for me to put back together:
Yamaha TRBII5-F- just a body and neck currently, have most of the parts needed

Sound:
SWR Baby Blue II
Raven Labs PHA-1
Acme 2x10
Eden 1x15

When I was playing regularly I had and played lots of fun and cool stuff. A few 70s Jazzes, Modulus 4s and 6s, Yamaha TRB-6, highly modded Jazzes, Kay standup, old Ampeg heads and combos, hartke stuff.

The one that I should have never sold? I headless PBC quilted maple with EMGs. I still don't know why I did sold it. That think was brillant.

Jimmy
09-09-2009, 12:54 PM
http://img245.imageshack.us/img245/4988/hofnerxboxbassreplicagu.png

Spooner
09-09-2009, 01:21 PM
OK...I pose this question to my fellow bassists....

What do you think of uke basses?

Personally, if I am going to play a bass...I need a BASS.

What say ye?

Uncle-Taco
09-09-2009, 01:42 PM
OK...I pose this question to my fellow bassists....

What do you think of uke basses?

Personally, if I am going to play a bass...I need a BASS.

What say ye?

Uke bass: Cute, novel, might be cool for a ukulele orchestra or for "gee whiz" factor but not a lot else.
I'm with Spooner; gimme my BASS bass.

bassfiddlesteve
09-12-2009, 05:28 AM
OK...I pose this question to my fellow bassists....

What do you think of uke basses?

Personally, if I am going to play a bass...I need a BASS.

What say ye?

I want one!

- Steve

telebob
09-26-2009, 05:02 PM
Although I'm primarily a guitarist - who plays mandolin and ukulele too - I enjoy playing bass. I've toted the bass on stage for over 2 years, and continue to play bass on my home demos. My bass equipment:

* Fender 5-string candy orange P-bass, with active electronics.

* Dano 4-string short scale Longhorn bass, blueburst.

* Ernie Ball (Musicman) 4-string Stingray, sweet sunburst, with active electronics.

* Traben 5-string Tribal bass, with active electronics.

* Hartke Kickback-120 bass amp

BedroomUke
09-30-2009, 02:43 PM
Basses:
ESP LTD F-204
Epiphone Thunderbird
Random Squier P bass model.


Guitars:
Accoustic Art & Lutherie Folk guitar


and getting my first Ukulele around Xmas, which will be a Fender Hau 'Oli Tenor.

:cool:

Ortiz
10-05-2009, 05:41 AM
My bass rig: Musicman Sterling 4 strings, American Fender Jazz 4 strings and a vintage sunburst American Fender Jazz 4 strings, Accoustic Fender 4 strings. I use a classic Ampeg Svt 810 with a svt bass head. Sounds amazing for live shows!!!;) I also use a couple of Boss stomp box pedals to add a little color ;)
My band website if anyone is intrested www.stfolie.com or www.myspace.com/stfolie by the way, we sing in french!
I have couple of pics of my bass!

microcuts22
10-29-2009, 12:27 PM
Ive only got one bass; a Jewel Blue Ibanez Gsr200 alongg with an Orange Crush 20 Amp. Plus Ive ggot a zoom B2 pedal as well.

Pretty basic stuff but it's great for what i use it for.

UkÚDan
10-29-2009, 04:14 PM
I play an Epi EB3 through a Yorkville 200B with Peavey tube preamp (TB Raxx), or a Hartke 250 amp with a Peavey 1810 cab.

UkÚDan
10-29-2009, 04:17 PM
My band website if anyone is intrested www.stfolie.com or www.myspace.com/stfolie by the way, we sing in french!
I have couple of pics of my bass!

Hey Ortiz when's your band coming to Quebec City????

nohandles
10-31-2009, 06:23 AM
I all I'm new here. My 2 main basses are and Elglehardt ES9 Swingmaster and the other is an Eminance that is #68 of the rirst 100 made. I also have started playing a 15 string electric bass guitar that my son gave me.
Love the bass!

Almost forgot I'm almost done with a custom Tenor bass Uke.

paraclete
12-16-2009, 03:45 AM
Fender MiM standard Jazz with Seymour Duncan classic basslines. Ernie Ball hybrids. I'm in the thinking stage of replacing the stock bridge with a badass bridge.

grammy
12-16-2009, 10:01 AM
i play a samick short scale bass, which to be honest is a cheap but playable instrument. however i have ampeg software which means i can make it sound like pretty much anything i want to to sound like. for preference i like to to sound like it has flatwound strings and played through a tube amp. like this...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yoLjs70SNWc

UkuleleNick
12-17-2009, 04:02 PM
'76 Fender Jazz and a '76 Fender Precision. Got lucky on both purchases.

GK head into an Ampeg cabinet. I'm happy with the setup.

Poke
12-18-2009, 12:04 PM
I got a 5 string KOA carvin bass. I got no amp.

beeploop
12-19-2009, 01:33 AM
i used a Harmony H805 bass guitar.

AnnaUK
12-19-2009, 11:10 AM
I play a 3/4 scale P-Bass cos I've got small girl hands ha ha.

It's a Jim Deacon, which I'd never heard of until I tried it in a shop, but I gotta say I was quite impressed :)

dirk.li
12-25-2009, 11:49 PM
Hey guys,

I play an "Ibanez Acoustic Electric Bass AEB8E-BK" (black). I only paid around 250 EUR for it and I really love it! Playability is great and the (inplugged) sound and electronics, too. Acoustically the instrument is lacking projection, however I wasn't expecting this anyway. It's still loud enough for unplugged practice. It's got an active pickup, even a symmetrical out (XLR)! When playing next to an (unplugged) steel string guitar, I'm using a Roland Microcube Bass Amp which sounds really good with this bass.

So far I've used it in four of my YouTube videos - you may check them out here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-pfvujqs--k
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBy-G39WZqg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fph6iTyywLo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPYWcT26BH8

I would like to get a 5-string soon because of the extented range. It will be an Ibanez Acoustic Bass again, the model EWB205WNE-NT!!

Riki Vazquez
01-09-2010, 01:56 PM
I have a Squier Jazz Bass 50 Vintage Modified which I bought six months ago... And I also have an ESP (national) which sucks, but I made it fretless and now it's signed by two of the most recognized bass player from my country: Diego Arnedo and Pedro Aznar.

nohandles
01-19-2010, 01:20 AM
I have several basses but I enjoy the uprights the best. Engelhardt ES1 Swingmaster, Eminence upright electric, Michael Kelly Dragon fly acoustic electric, 15 string Tennessee bass guitar and a baritone Uke bass I made myself

Chris Tarman
01-19-2010, 05:35 PM
Mainly a '77 Fender Jazz bass running through an Ampeg SVTIII head and (USUALLY) an Ampeg 4x10 cabinet. I have several other basses, the nicest of which (other than my baby the '77 Jazz) is a Music Man Stingray.

sirweasel
01-23-2010, 07:26 AM
I have two bass guitars! I started with a Yamaha RBX775 (blue) and last year I got myself a Yamaha RBX A2 (white, my apple bass :D ) ! I love the design of the RBX bass guitars. I joined a band last year, so I am preparing to buy an amplifier+cabinet or an Combo the next few months. For practice I have a Roland Cube 30 at home and an Micro Cube Bass RX at my dormitory.

My dream is to own a Musicman 6-String Bongo. :cool:

bassfiddlesteve
01-23-2010, 07:30 AM
15 string Tennessee bass guitar and a baritone Uke bass I made myself

I want to know about those last two.

- Steve

Plainsong
01-23-2010, 05:54 PM
Mr. Plainsong plays a '73 Ibanez Ric bass copy. It belonged to his big brother, whom my husband wasn't aware knew how much he coveted the bass. This one was made back even when copies had to be awesome. Here he is, acting as The Door's bass player, playing along with a live version of When the Music's Over.

One of these days, I'd like to surprise him with the real deal, but I'm not even sure he'd prefer that over this one.

Ukelid
01-27-2010, 03:39 AM
I play Rick Turner basses. I have four of them. There are Gibsons, Fenders, and Hofners in my collection but I stick with the Turners. I run the bass through an Alembic preamp then directly to the FOH. There are no amps on stage and we all use in ear monitors. I have a 1783 Anton Schuster bass for playing Bluegrass.

happyslappysoong
02-16-2010, 04:20 PM
My gear. I dont just play one..

Yamaha TRB6 6 string bass. Hartke combo in the back
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a144/AnarchyCampSoong/P1050326.jpg

My 5 sring Jazz lined fretless. Great bass
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a144/AnarchyCampSoong/P250609_2231.jpg

Fender 1984 P Bass
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a144/AnarchyCampSoong/P1040928.jpg

Ibanez hollowbody ABG140 - amazing bass also! (with a P bass copy in the back)
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a144/AnarchyCampSoong/P1060402.jpg

bassfiddlesteve
02-16-2010, 04:46 PM
Nice collection. That P-Bass is older than 1984 though. It's a mid 70's model. They moved the thumb rest above the E string in 1974 and changed the heastock logo to a smaller font in 1976, so your bass dates from that time period.

- Steve

happyslappysoong
02-16-2010, 05:20 PM
Nice collection. That P-Bass is older than 1984 though. It's a mid 70's model. They moved the thumb rest above the E string in 1974 and changed the heastock logo to a smaller font in 1976, so your bass dates from that time period.

- Steve

VERY interesting! The person this bass came from told me it was from mid 80s. Good to know!

benjo_b
03-15-2010, 06:23 PM
My first bass is a 2006 J Reynolds short- scale P-bass copy. It's about the same length as a Fender Strat. I also have a 1968 Apollo beatle-bass. Hollow body, single-coil pickups, a very unique tone!

My amp is a 20 watt Peavey Micro Bass that is made in the USA :)

kollkolen
03-17-2010, 07:39 PM
I play bass drum, clarinet, and bass clarinet for my band.Its really great experience while playing the bass.

krabbers
03-17-2010, 10:16 PM
i have an acoustic ashton. it was quite cheap but sounds amazing

pie_man_25
03-18-2010, 06:28 AM
I think I've said it before, but I have a Fender Jazz bass, made in Mexico. I got it in a pawn shop for three hundred bucks, it's actually the most unique fender I've ever seen, it's got a nice "aged" white finish on it, all dinged up, the neck finish has worn in places, and its just got one plastic pickguard/control plate, not the plastic pickguard/chrome control plate I've seen everywhere else. There's also a label right on the "ball" of the headstock that says "squier" series. If anybody can tell me what that means, it would be appreciated. But I love this thing, it's like my old Doc. Marten's, already worn in, but nowhere NEAR worn out, it sounds great, REALLY versatile, looks great, kinda old and worn out and dinged up, but not too badly, and FEELS like nothing else I've ever played before, I honestly find thin necks uncomfortable, but this is the only Jazz bass I can stand playing.

as for my amp, I have a Warwick Pro fet 2 head, with a 410 PRO cabinet. There's also a home-made, sealed enclosure 115 cab I use sometimes at shows, but it adds too much twang. I'm thinking of changing to either an SWR, Ampeg, or GK head, but really this is all I need.

heymelbs
03-19-2010, 01:50 PM
Fender Ashbory bass (for the jazz), G&L Tribute P bass (for the rock), Peavey Max 450 bass head, Avatar B212 NEO cab.

redwingz30
03-19-2010, 05:51 PM
I have a Dean Edge 2009 pack. great bass for the price.

ameliasshow
03-21-2010, 01:34 AM
I play a Fender Squire 60's Jazz Bass and a Fender Victor Bailey Acoustic/Electric Bass. Love em' both! Have you hugged your bass today????

1117111172

dans003
04-23-2010, 08:48 PM
I've just started the bass, and I've got a Fender Squire P-Bass. It's wierd wat you can find in London that's been thrown out! then i got it brought back to a playable standard and simples! i've got the bass bug:biglaugh:i'm in love!:love:
i can't stop rockin'! :rock:

dans

penster
05-15-2010, 07:29 AM
I've got 2 basses: a 1977 Rickenbacker 4001 (he says proudly) and a Fender Mustang. I bought the Rick 20 years ago when they were not fashionable so I got it cheap. The Fender Mustang is a short scale bass; it is only slightly larger than a Fender Stratocaster. I bought it off Ebay so my daughter could learn bass (she never did). If you try it side by side alongside a Fender Precision, it sounds very similar. It does not suffer in tone from being short scale. The two basses play and sound completly different, the Rick has a light twangy jazz sound with a super fast neck, the Mustang has a dull thudding rock sound with thicker strings; very good if you don't want to do fancy stuff or slap.
My son is in an indie band and prefers the Mustang cos you can jump about on stage much easier with the lighter bass (the girls love it).
Our amp is a Hartke (excellent stage amp).
Penster

Deets
05-15-2010, 09:25 AM
Washburn T12.

I'd love a Fender J-bass. Someday, perhaps xD

Uncle-Taco
05-16-2010, 07:07 AM
Here is mine:

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4052/4612391514_31b385aa06_o.jpg

I love, love, LOVE this bass, and it's more special because my buddy put it together.
It has a Warmoth body, and I think the neck is a J-type Allparts with abalone dots. The tuners and bridge are gold Gotoh, the pickups are Seymour Duncan Basslines with all kinds of active EQ and mid-boost/cut that I will never entirely figure out, and I string it with D'Addario Chromes (super long scale so I can string it through the body).
Of the dozens of instruments I've owned, The Green Bass just feels like it's what I am meant to play.

oldrookie
05-22-2010, 03:24 PM
Well, my first post on a Uke site and it's about basses
My two fivers; a G&L Tribute L2500 and a TBC AP500M
http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll288/oldrookie_2008/DSCF5920.jpg
My fretless SX jazz-strung BEAD
http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll288/oldrookie_2008/DSCF8824.jpg
and my newest, well, oldest: A Peavey Foundation '83 and a Peavey Fury '89
http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll288/oldrookie_2008/Peavey%20Foundation/DSCF9541.jpg

oldrookie
05-22-2010, 03:27 PM
Don't sell it the U-kala short until you've played it.

Delicious old school thump. Not much sustain, but a deep, woody, rich sound. Very much like an upright. Sweet bass that most bassists would learn to love.

Chris Tarman
06-02-2010, 05:50 PM
Here is mine:

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4052/4612391514_31b385aa06_o.jpg

I love, love, LOVE this bass, and it's more special because my buddy put it together.
It has a Warmoth body, and I think the neck is a J-type Allparts with abalone dots. The tuners and bridge are gold Gotoh, the pickups are Seymour Duncan Basslines with all kinds of active EQ and mid-boost/cut that I will never entirely figure out, and I string it with D'Addario Chromes (super long scale so I can string it through the body).
Of the dozens of instruments I've owned, The Green Bass just feels like it's what I am meant to play.

OMG that is GORGEOUS! I love the Jazz bass shape. I love green. I love MM pickups. Can I have it when you're done with it? Can I? Huh?

Uncle-Taco
06-03-2010, 04:48 PM
OMG that is GORGEOUS! I love the Jazz bass shape. I love green. I love MM pickups. Can I have it when you're done with it? Can I? Huh?

Thanks!
Well, you'll have to fight the guy who swapped me for it in the first place (he's had a couple years of serious regret), but I think you could probably whoop him. But then I don't really PLAN on dying or losing an arm or something any time soon.

Chris Tarman
06-03-2010, 05:53 PM
What other basses do you have, Uncle-Taco? I lived in Ogden for a few summers when I was in college back in '87 or so (well, my PARENTS lived there, I summered there!). I sold a bass there that I've always regretted selling, but it had some happy closure a few years back. It's a good story. I actually posted it on a different thread last night...

70sSanO
06-15-2010, 03:47 PM
In the late 90's I decided to play guitar at our church in the children's ministry. They needed a bass player so I figured how tough could it be, afterall there are 2 less strings.

I saw an ad for a used Guild bass and went down to the music store. My wife loved the nice looking new Squires, but I was falling for this ugly metallic green 1978 Guild B-301. It was so ugly but it sounded so good and it was cheap. The previous owner had added a Dimarzio Model One neck pickup and it rocked. I stripped off all the paint and put a clear coat on it. Still have it today.

A few years later I spent some real money and got a Keith Roscoe LG-3005 5 string bass. Great bass and it is the one I usually play.

John

cb56
06-23-2010, 01:08 PM
USA Peavey Cirrus 5, USA Peavey Millennium 5, and now a Kala Ubass (not pictured)
Used to gig alot but now mostly play in church and do a couple nursing home gigs a month with my wife's family uke group.
http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b257/cb56/Millenium%205/fampic10a.jpg

sparktone
06-23-2010, 06:48 PM
As with ukulele, I took up bass late in life and had to buy everything on the cheap. Currently I'm playing a 1984 Peavey Foundation (the poor man's Jazz bass) through a Yorkville XM200 combo with an Avatar 210 extension cabinet.

farmerboy
06-23-2010, 08:05 PM
I play a 1960s Danelectro longhorn with the lipstick pickups and coconut mushroom tone and volume wheels - I love the woody, hollow sound it makes - it can be a big heavy monster or a nice almost acoustic sound with minimal messing. I put it through a Gallen Krueger, which is small but big if you know what I mean.

oldrookie
06-24-2010, 12:51 AM
As with ukulele, I took up bass late in life and had to buy everything on the cheap. Currently I'm playing a 1984 Peavey Foundation (the poor man's Jazz bass) through a Yorkville XM200 combo with an Avatar 210 extension cabinet.

No need to apologize about the Foundation. A lot of Peavey Foundation fans out there (I'm one) perfectly happy to pay less for a great jazz bass. Currently have mine strung BEAD, but am going back to standard tuning with it. Just doesn't have the same growl for some reason.

oldrookie
06-24-2010, 12:53 AM
USA Peavey Cirrus 5, USA Peavey Millennium 5, and now a Kala Ubass (not pictured)
Used to gig alot but now mostly play in church and do a couple nursing home gigs a month with my wife's family uke group.
http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b257/cb56/Millenium%205/fampic10a.jpg

That is some really nice gear. A Cirrus just might be in my future. A little uncertain about the 35" scale.

Chris Tarman
06-24-2010, 02:00 AM
That is some really nice gear. A Cirrus just might be in my future. A little uncertain about the 35" scale.

I played some guy's Cirrus in a bar for a few minutes while they were setting up. I hadn't ever played one, and was VERY impressed both with the feel and with the sound. They're also really sharp-looking, and it was a very comfortable body shape.

Chris Tarman
06-24-2010, 02:03 AM
I play a 1960s Danelectro longhorn with the lipstick pickups and coconut mushroom tone and volume wheels - I love the woody, hollow sound it makes - it can be a big heavy monster or a nice almost acoustic sound with minimal messing. I put it through a Gallen Krueger, which is small but big if you know what I mean.

I have a newer Danelectro Longhorn reissue. I had a chance to buy a '60s one for VERY little money when I was in high school in the early '80s, and have always kicked myself for passing it up. It sounded great, but at the time I couldn't get past the look (I was a huge Rush and Yes fan, so I had a Rickenbacker, of course!). I do like the sound of my reissue. I call it my "Poor man's Hofner", because I can get that hollow thud. It also has a nice growl when you want it!

farmerboy
06-24-2010, 09:17 AM
Funny you should say that Chris - I would probably have chosen a Rickenbacker if there'd been one available at the time. Danelectros seem to go in and out of fashion, but I really like mine for everything other than slap - just won't do it for me.

Chris Tarman
06-24-2010, 12:50 PM
Funny you should say that Chris - I would probably have chosen a Rickenbacker if there'd been one available at the time. Danelectros seem to go in and out of fashion, but I really like mine for everything other than slap - just won't do it for me.

Yeah, a Dano is really really really poorly suited for slapping. Really really really poorly suited. Really.

angelopb
06-24-2010, 07:05 PM
I play a custom "monster jazz bass" built by Michael Dolan . It's a 5 string jazz bass, 36" scale with basslines PUPs and stellartone pot and hipshot (for low A/A#), all passive.

Mission Guitars
06-24-2010, 07:19 PM
Ric 4003 here! Also have a couple Jazzes that I'm in the middle of building, but nowhere near complete! :)

expt
07-01-2010, 07:22 PM
I can play the bass within the scale of the chord that is playing and also know about it. I play guitar, a little bit of piano, and sing.My guitars are both Martin Acoustics and I love them. A few on both guitar and bass but I am unsure how to play a bass line to some existing guitar chords. I can do the obvious and copy the guitar chords.

blizz79
07-06-2010, 09:49 PM
I play a 72 Fender Tele bass that was rescued from a garage. bass was in pieces and the body was spray painted black when I got it. put it back together, repainted it, and a little fret work and it plays awesome. I also play a Calin Wulter Euro Bass (upright). Im primarily an upright player anymore with the band Rojos Calientes (www.rojoscalientes.com).

SweetWaterBlue
07-07-2010, 02:07 AM
I can play the bass within the scale of the chord that is playing and also know about it. I play guitar, a little bit of piano, and sing.My guitars are both Martin Acoustics and I love them. A few on both guitar and bass but I am unsure how to play a bass line to some existing guitar chords. I can do the obvious and copy the guitar chords.

I don't own or play the bass, but I would like to learn enough to lay down some simple grooves for backing tracks. I think it is inevitable that I get one, since I have spent too much time in GuitarCenter playing a used Dean acoustic bass that "had my name on it". Thankfully, they finally sold it to someone else whose name must have been on it too lol.

telebob
07-07-2010, 02:40 AM
I'm primarily a guitarist but I've played bass on stage and in the studio. My equipment:

- Fender 5-string J-bass, candy-orange color, active electronics
- Dano 4-string Longhorn, short scale bass
- Ernie Ball/MusicMan Stingray (4-string)
- Hartke Kickback-120 amp
- Carvin AG100D multi-use, multi-channel amp, great for bass in small clubs

blizz79
07-07-2010, 06:42 AM
I don't own or play the bass, but I would like to learn enough to lay down some simple grooves for backing tracks. I think it is inevitable that I get one, since I have spent too much time in GuitarCenter playing a used Dean acoustic bass that "had my name on it". Thankfully, they finally sold it to someone else whose name must have been on it too lol.

SweetWaterBlue, I love those Acoustic Dean Basses. I recently sold a fretless performer (i think that is what it was called). Great bass and priced very reasonably. Lots of fun to play. The only complant I ever had about itm was that it was not as loud as I would have liked when played acoustic.

SweetWaterBlue
07-07-2010, 06:55 AM
SweetWaterBlue, I love those Acoustic Dean Basses. I recently sold a fretless performer (i think that is what it was called). Great bass and priced very reasonably. Lots of fun to play. The only complant I ever had about itm was that it was not as loud as I would have liked when played acoustic.

You are right about the loudness (although its louder than some other Acoustic basses), but I was mostly thinking I might use it to jam with other uke players, so it should be plenty loud for that. GC seems to always have them used for $100-$120, and you can buy one new for about $150 online. The things are gigantic though.

SweetWaterBlue
07-08-2010, 04:50 AM
Here's a Dean acoustic playing with a ukulele, although he's plugged in.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9vS8g7hx6k

blizz79
07-08-2010, 08:05 AM
Cool Video! I always wanted to put the Thomastic Acoustic Bass strings on it, though never did. They are the round wound nyla core ones. Heard good things about them, but they are pricey. I always ended up using the Phosphor bronze diadarios, just cause thats what the local music shop had in stock.

bassfiddlesteve
07-08-2010, 12:43 PM
In this video I am playing an unplugged Dean acoustic bass with Ukulele Underground's own Jason Arimoto at the 2008 Bushman Ukulele Luau. Bass solo at 3:38.

Minor Swing (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFYn_IkBTMY)

- Steve

SweetWaterBlue
07-08-2010, 03:33 PM
Great stuff Steve. I do like that Dean, and fiddle adds a lot too.

WS64
07-09-2010, 01:11 AM
My brand new Kala UBass:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ytw_Q-IU1xI
Recorded unplugged!

Jake DPR
07-10-2010, 08:49 AM
I play an Ibanez SR305 5-String Bass Guitar. I love the thing to death!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcNyw3O4Wgw

fumanii
07-24-2010, 07:41 AM
I have a Fender Jazz Marcus Miller, MIM Fretless Jazz, Ibanez SR406 (six string). Now I just wish I could play them better.

jacothedog
07-24-2010, 11:01 AM
I play a Bruce Johnson AUB-1 - if you ever get a chance to try one, do it!

http://www.xstrange.com/aeb1.html

Theonlychristus
09-22-2010, 08:41 AM
I play a MIM jazz bass and a shortscale gretsch bass
and i play them out of my ampeg ba115

knadles
11-01-2010, 07:05 AM
I have three that I use on stage, depending on my mood: ;)

MusicMan StingRay
Fender '51 P-Bass reissue
Fender Highway One Precision with a Lindy Fralin pickup

bassfiddlesteve
11-01-2010, 11:54 AM
I have three that I use on stage, depending on my mood: ;)

MusicMan StingRay
Fender '51 P-Bass reissue
Fender Highway One Precision with a Lindy Fralin pickup

Great choices!

- Steve

knadles
11-01-2010, 04:54 PM
Thanks!!! :D

mydlands
01-26-2011, 07:44 AM
My main bass: Spector 2000/4, defretted (so fretless, but not originally made that way) w/ EMG pickups

Own an Ibanez Gio (student model)

Sometimes play a Mexican-made Fender-P that was probably made in 2004.

casarole45
01-26-2011, 01:19 PM
Got a...

Ibanez SR700

It's beutifully crafted with really nice looking woods, the weight is nice and the neck is quite thin so well suited to people who have a smaller reach. And the sound is amazing with 2 pickups and active eq. I actually choose it over a American Fender P-bass duluxe I think was the specific model. Although the fender did have an awesome sound this thing won out overall.
19717

mydlands
01-27-2011, 06:44 AM
This is a picture of my music area. You can't see that I have an acoustic guitar and hand drums mounted on the wall. I also have an awesome oboe, glass flute and 2 plastic recorders, but those aren't in the same area with the rest. (I really need a way to get everything together.)

Anyhow, my fretted red Ibanez is the one on the left, and the fretless dark blue Spector is on the right. Plus, you can see the headstock of my uke just behind the red bass.

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs213.ash2/47668_10150106476683885_684118884_7647498_6795879_ n.jpg

lordlogan
01-30-2011, 02:16 PM
Does any one have any begginer bass ideas?

Is it as easy to take up as ukulele?

casarole45
01-31-2011, 02:13 AM
Does any one have any begginer bass ideas?

Is it as easy to take up as ukulele?

Squire Jazz bass would be good, or Squire P-bass special (make sure its the special as it has a thinner neck... the same one as the Jazz bass). they are plenty good enough to get you going.

I played a really cheap Vintage bass when I was in my first band and that lasted me years and I used to use it live, but I think if you want a decent sounding starter bass the above will be good.

Its like any instrument if you find a passion in it you'll get on with it in no time... it'll be easy to pick up, but depending on how far and technically you want to take your playing it can be a life time of learning (in a good way).

Good luck =D

7string
01-31-2011, 01:35 PM
I'm primarily a bass player and my main bass is a 7 string from Sei Bass in London www.seibass.com

This pic was taken for the "Basses on the sofa" thread on the UK bass forum Basschat,co.uk

http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h89/sevenstringbassist/MD5basses.jpg

L-R:
Conklin GT7 (which has been converted to fretless),
Jackson 'Kip Winger' (my old faithful bass from the early 90's!).
AC Guitars Recurve Singlecut 9 string (built in Moffat, Scotland www.acguitars.co.uk).
Sei Offset Flamboyant 7 string (my main bass, hence my username!)
James Tyler 4 string


I get asked why 7 strings and it was a gradual move over a lot of years! I started playing 4 strings and then went to a fretless 6 which I played exclusively for a few years. From there I got the Conklin 7 off of eBay and stayed there. The 9 is a small leap from there. The 7 and 9 are all strung in 4ths which does make getting around a lot easier than it seems. The necks seem huge, but they're pretty straightforward to play.

lordlogan
01-31-2011, 02:50 PM
Squire Jazz bass would be good, or Squire P-bass special (make sure its the special as it has a thinner neck... the same one as the Jazz bass). they are plenty good enough to get you going.

I played a really cheap Vintage bass when I was in my first band and that lasted me years and I used to use it live, but I think if you want a decent sounding starter bass the above will be good.

Its like any instrument if you find a passion in it you'll get on with it in no time... it'll be easy to pick up, but depending on how far and technically you want to take your playing it can be a life time of learning (in a good way).

Good luck =D


does any one know if there are decent ones for around 150?

Bassukuguy
02-01-2011, 03:37 AM
for playablility and value i would look at the low end Ibanez models.

http://bass-guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ibanez-GSR100EX-Soundgear-Bass-Guitar?sku=517444
ok so its a bit more expensive, but the point is there. check craigslist or ebay for cheaper prices on these low end styles.

oldrookie
02-01-2011, 04:40 AM
I've had very good luck with basses from Rondomusic.com. They have a great return policy, if you should get one with a problem.

Lots of threads about them on Talkbass. They seem to be the flashpoint for a lot of discussion. I've had four and still have a fretless in the other room. Paid $99 for the fretless. If you want to search for them there, search for Essex--the search engine can't handle the term SX.

I sold the others, but only to fund higher end basses. They were very playable and looked good.
http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll288/oldrookie_2008/Peavey%20Fury/DSCF9860-1-1.jpg

The one I still have is the Lake Placid Blue jazz. Thinking about buying a fretted neck so I can play it either way.

knadles
02-01-2011, 06:50 PM
does any one know if there are decent ones for around 150?

If you only have $150 to spend, I'd strongly recommend looking at used gear. Watch for something in your range to pop up on your local Craigslist. Find someone who's asking $175 and talk him down. Worry less about looks and more about playability.

-Pete

kenuke
02-07-2011, 05:18 AM
That Ibanez SR 700 is a sweet looking bass. I have a 505 that plays and sounds great but I may start looking for one of these.

casarole45
02-07-2011, 08:21 AM
That Ibanez SR 700 is a sweet looking bass. I have a 505 that plays and sounds great but I may start looking for one of these.

Yeah definately thats the great thing about Ibanez, they actually play and sound to a really high standard... I just paid a bit more to get the looks also =D though I did find it pretty cheap in a sale.

Nickie
02-08-2011, 07:37 PM
We have a Peavey bass guitar to accompany the ukes with. It was a pawn shop find, in excellent shape, had it setup by a luthier, new strings (flat wound) and it plays nice (my SO plays it). We just ordered an Ashbory in blue, same color as the Peavey.

Eduardo
02-16-2011, 05:02 PM
ESP LTD F-414 is the one I play the most.

sandman
02-18-2011, 07:38 AM
I play a couple of different basses but my work horse is a BreedLove ABJ250/SM4

lookingforcurly
02-21-2011, 09:35 AM
Carvin LB20 fretless. Plug it into a Line6 amp (mostly for me) and then XLR into the PA.

Larry

uke552
03-19-2011, 06:26 AM
My newest is a Fender Geddy Lee Jazz. I bought it used and placed a black pickguard on her.

spookefoote
04-01-2011, 06:11 AM
I play a 1978 Fender Precision Fretless with one piece maple neck which I have owned since 1980.

lookingforcurly
04-02-2011, 04:41 PM
Carvin LB20 fretless.

SweetWaterBlue
04-04-2011, 05:31 AM
OK - I know this is an el cheapo bass, but I traded one of my sopranos for a Fender Squire P-Bass yesterday. I learned some very basic oom-pah chord type playing last night and i am loving having a bass! It sure is big though.

http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=22282&d=1301931007



I hope to be recording a soprano and bass piece soon.

spookefoote
04-04-2011, 09:14 AM
I'll never knock a Squire. I have a 1988 Bullet which is set up spot on. I'd put it up against many a so called "good" machine

SweetWaterBlue
04-04-2011, 09:23 AM
I'll never knock a Squire. I have a 1988 Bullet which is set up spot on. I'd put it up against many a so called "good" machine

I hear the old ones are better, but to be honest, I don't know enough about bass yet to even tell the difference. So far, it seems great, but my ear probably isn't bass trained yet. I am definitely finding it an adjustment to adjust my uke strumming style to not interfere with a bass accompaniment.

I am also finding out what people meant when they said its hard to sing and play bass at the same time

spookefoote
04-04-2011, 09:25 AM
If you're happy with it that's the most important thing

Max P-Rat
05-01-2011, 04:46 PM
Well, the bass i love playing is the one i made (obviously), and as far as the hardware, i've got baseline pickups and a badass III bridge

Also play:
A fifty year old Washburn 4 string, no idea the model or hardware, but it's fiesta red with cream pickups and i had to replace the wiring when i got it

A vintage squire modified fretless jazz

cyrilruiz
06-12-2011, 09:41 PM
Bass means of bass guitar and electronic guitar. This instrument played help of fingers and thumb. Bass guitar has replaced the double bass in popular music as rhythm section. I play bass are Washburn XB600, Rickenbacker 4001 bas and so on.

DeVineGuitars
06-13-2011, 08:18 AM
Here's mine. Made this maple and spruce upright a few years ago.
http://www.devineguitars.com/hosting/eric-bass.jpg

flacoclef
06-13-2011, 04:41 PM
I play a Lakland 55-01 with Nordstrands, an Ampeg Baby Bass replica and a Fender American Standard Jazz Bass. Here's a pic of the Lakland.

Cobblerelf
07-19-2011, 04:33 AM
Don't know if I already posted on this....

But I own one, and play to others for school Jazz.

http://images.guitarcenter.com/products/thumbs/Ibanez/632866248932795522.jpg -Ibanzes Gio sr500 (I have small hands and arms, so the gio works)

http://media.fmicdirect.com/fender/images/products/guitars/0146100306_frt_wlg_001.jpg - This is the one I play for school Jazz band. It looks all bunched up in this picture, but it's full sized.

And the last is an upright electric Bass that I am playing for Jazz...don't exactly have a picture of it yet...

My favorite is my ibanez, but go figure, it's the one I own.

Pine Apple Slim
07-23-2011, 07:48 AM
Roma plywood upright

shaylie214
07-23-2011, 08:02 AM
I have an Ice Blue Metallic Fender P-Bass that is my main instrument. I also have a cheap Stagg BC300 that I got for free from a friend when we lost all of our instruments in a fire. I barely play the Stagg anymore. After playing the Fender my ears are just too dissapointed with the sound it produces. I do like that it has more frets than the P-Bass which is helpful for some things. I'm thinking of turning it into a tenor bass.

TheOnlyUkeThatMatters
07-23-2011, 08:33 AM
I've had my black Rickenbacker 4003S since I was sixteen. That's since 1988. I've never thought seriously about buying another bass. Deep, gorgeous tone. I'll still be playing this bass when I'm a wrinkled raisin of a rocker.

kissing
07-28-2011, 02:17 AM
My new (and first bass guitar) arrived a couple of days ago.

Here's my first picture with it~
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y121/pactio_kiss/24072011051.jpg

It's a Saein ("Shine") violin bass. Shine's an OEM company that makes guitars and basses for various well known companies including Epiphone and Ibanez.
So it's just as good, without the brand price premium :)

ichadwick
07-29-2011, 12:49 AM
It's a Saein ("Shine") violin bass. Shine's an OEM company that makes guitars and basses for various well known companies including Epiphone and Ibanez.
Spitting image of my Epiphone Viola bass. But how long is it? In the pic it looks like a 25-26" scale, but mine is 30".

kissing
07-29-2011, 03:34 AM
Indeed, I was at the music store the other day that had the Epiphone Viola bass. It felt exactly the same.

I'm pretty sure mine is a 30" scale. Maybe the camera angle makes it look a bit smaller somehow? (or I'm simply big!?)

Donger
08-21-2011, 09:10 AM
My first bass was a '77 P-bass which I still have. I also have a Schecter 5-string fretless active, a Hofner Beatle bass and great fretless Rickenbacker I bought for $300 I bought while I was in the Navy--a total steal. I also have an Eastman VB-95 double bass with D'addario medium tension hybrid steel strings. I have a Roland micro-cube bass amp that I use for the coffeehouses which can really pump out the sound. My power amp, though, is a Hartke HA-2000 combo with 15" aluminum woofer, 200W, with 10-band EQ and compressor. Two pre-amps--one for transistor and one for tube. It's LOUD!

Maybe in another year, I'll go all out and spend $8000 on a custom-made double bass. I have to get a 6-string bass guitar though. My bass instructor is amazing on a 6-string and I need to learn to play like him. He's teaching me double bass but he'll teach me 6-string if I get one.

Chris Tarman
08-21-2011, 11:39 AM
I've had my black Rickenbacker 4003S since I was sixteen. That's since 1988. I've never thought seriously about buying another bass. Deep, gorgeous tone. I'll still be playing this bass when I'm a wrinkled raisin of a rocker.

I wish I still had the '82 Ric 4003 I bought new when I was 17 in '82. It was Royal Blue (I think they called it "Indiglo"). I sold it in college to be able to have a deposit for an apartment after taking a year off from school. I had a newer (2000, I think) 4003 a few years ago, but I didn't like it nearly as well as the older one, so I sold it to buy along with a '74 Fender Precision to buy a bicycle.

lookingforcurly
08-21-2011, 12:32 PM
Carvin fretless LB-20 run through a Line 6 and then through PA.

ichadwick
08-27-2011, 02:04 AM
Not a current bass, but my NEXT bass will be an Epiphone Zenith. I really, really want a Turner Renaissance bass, but it's too pricey for me, and the Epi is expensive but within reach if I scrimp and save. I love the sound of the piezo on the Turner, and the Epi comes pretty close.

bassfiddlesteve
08-27-2011, 06:43 PM
Not a current bass, but my NEXT bass will be an Epiphone Zenith. I really, really want a Turner Renaissance bass, but it's too pricey for me, and the Epi is expensive but within reach if I scrimp and save. I love the sound of the piezo on the Turner, and the Epi comes pretty close.

They have an Epiphone Zenith at the Sam Ash where I teach. It's a very unusual bass with a sound almost like an upright bass. It has a huge low end.

Say, you would'nt be insterested in a Godin A-4, would you? It's similar to a Zenith or a Turner Renaissance bass in a lot of ways.

- Steve

Chris Tarman
08-28-2011, 05:30 PM
I'd never even heard of an Epiphone Zenith bass until just now reading this. So I googled it, and now I'm intrigued. Dangit! I haven't thought about buying a new bass in a LONG time!

Kekani
09-01-2011, 06:59 AM
This is what I get when I search around UU, a thread I've never seen because my head is stuck in the lounge - I need to get out more often.

Custom P&J, based on a Warmoth Dinky P top, with a Dinky J bottom (wings), cutout more for the 24 frets. Bartolini Pickups and preamp with push/pull active/passive Volume, Blend, Treble, Mid (p/p sweep) and Bass. Hipshot brass bridge and ultralite tuners, gold fretwire, and removable double action truss. Fretboard radius is a shallow 16" which works for me, with the fretboard bound. Neck through body, strung through the body - yes, sustain is really good. Sorry if the pics are blurry, they were taken while still being set up. I've since refinished it to a satin oiled finish, replaced the pickup screws,

http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll290/kekani427/Custom%20PJ%20Bass%20Dec%202010/DSCN0197.jpg
http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll290/kekani427/Custom%20PJ%20Bass%20Dec%202010/DSCN0198.jpg
http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll290/kekani427/Custom%20PJ%20Bass%20Dec%202010/DSCN0211.jpg
http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll290/kekani427/Custom%20PJ%20Bass%20Dec%202010/DSCN0208.jpg

kissing
09-04-2011, 04:25 AM
Very interesting bass!

Although, the fret wires aren't really "gold" are they? Gold would be too soft and inappropriate for frets, I would imagine...
What possible advantage would gold have?!

And secondly, I'm curious as to what the fret inlay artwork is supposed to be. It vaguely looks like a cartoon character, but I can't figure it out :)

Kekani
09-04-2011, 10:16 AM
Although, the fret wires aren't really "gold" are they? Gold would be too soft and inappropriate for frets, I would imagine...
What possible advantage would gold have?!

And secondly, I'm curious as to what the fret inlay artwork is supposed to be. It vaguely looks like a cartoon character, but I can't figure it out :)

The fretwire is LMI's Gold "evo" alloy fretwire. I've used them on Ledward Kaapana's `ukulele, and a handful of other select instruments. It's actually harder than the standard nickel silver, but not as hard as stainless steel - basically, right inbetween. So the advantage is that it is harder than standard nickel silver (for longevity from a player's perspective), and not as hard as stainless steel (from a builder's perspective).

The inlay is my tattoo - Dragon head (with air plate) on the 24th, and the Pearl of Wisdom (with claw) on the 12th. The fret markers are sections of the flame that runs through the tattoo. Also, even though the pics are blurry, when people see it up close, they don't notice what it is either, until they ask, and when I show them, it makes sense, clearly.

So, "interesting" in what sense? Not sure if that's good, bad, weird. Feedback is appreciated.

Thanks.

Aaron

Jon Moody
09-04-2011, 02:19 PM
I am a Warwick and NS Design Endorsing Artist, so my basses all have a similar theme:

-1996 Warwick Corvette Std. 5 string
-2009 Warwick Streamer LX Broadneck 6 string
-2010 Warwick Custom Shop Corvette $$ Fretless 6 string
-NS Design CR-5M Electric Upright

Ampwise, I use a Phil Jones Bass Briefcase for the bulk of my gigs and pull out the Suitcase and 4B extension cab for the bigger shows.

bassfiddlesteve
09-04-2011, 04:26 PM
I need to update my contribution to this thread. I currently have a 1949 Kay M-1 upright bass, a 2004 American Series Fender Precsion Bass, a '62 Vintage Fender Jazz Bass (reissue), a Godin A-4 fretless, a Luna Paz 5 string and a Kala U-Bass. Here are a few pics:27745277462774727748

- Steve

Kekani
09-04-2011, 08:30 PM
That Godin looks like fun. How's the G-K cab? Fat, or funk? Haven't gotten out enough to try one out, but I think I'm looking for a 4/10 (been scoping out a Hartke), or more likely a 2/10 for most of my needs.

bassfiddlesteve
09-05-2011, 05:46 AM
That Godin looks like fun. How's the G-K cab? Fat, or funk? Haven't gotten out enough to try one out, but I think I'm looking for a 4/10 (been scoping out a Hartke), or more likely a 2/10 for most of my needs.

I like these GK cabs. I have two of the NEO 112 cabinets and they make a nice compact stack that's easy to move around. They have a nice warm sound, however I usually have the horns shut off. I'm into more of an old school electric bass sound and I usually play one of my Fenders which are stock and strung with La Bella flatwounds. I have used GK gear since 1985 and I have always been pleased. I also have a MB150S combo I use for upright bass or theater gigs. I had a few of the Hartke cabs with the aluminum drivers back in the 90's and I didn't care for the sound or the weight.

- Steve

P.S. The Godin is for sale if you know anyone who is interested.

kissing
09-08-2011, 04:24 AM
Ahh, I got a second bass guitar now. It's not really mine though, it's the church's bass.
I started playing bass for church 2 weeks ago, and they lent me the church one, since no one else plays it.

But I still use my own bass (the Viola bass) for playing live though. But it's fun to have both basses and play around with their differences.
Since the Viola bass has a hollow body + humbucker pickups, whereas the other one (a Legacy brand bass) has single coils and a solid body.

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y121/pactio_kiss/09092011070.jpg

I put some Ernie ball flatwounds on my Viola, and it sings silky smooth!

bornagainjeeper
09-08-2011, 07:40 PM
A 70's (we think...someone checked the serial when we had it apart) fender Jazz (power) Special....When i got it, it was done in a horrrrrrrible home made glitter job, i think we paid $150 for it. We took the glitter off, originally it was bright lip stick PINK, and we took it down to wood and stained it bright green as seen here...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GsBKFosz7JM&feature=channel_video_title

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sr35gDvvttE&feature=channel_video_title

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ggQemAcT_KA&feature=channel_video_title

sadly i sold my crate amp years ago....so i play through some little walmart guitar amp i found...but i don't perform with bass anymore

bassfiddlesteve
09-09-2011, 01:32 AM
A 70's (we think...someone checked the serial when we had it apart) fender Jazz (power) Special....

The Fender Power Jazz Special was made from 1988-1991. If you'll tell me the first two characters of the serial number I can tell you what year it was made. The serial number should be on the headtstock.

- Steve

bornagainjeeper
09-09-2011, 02:55 AM
The Fender Power Jazz Special was made from 1988-1991. If you'll tell me the first two characters of the serial number I can tell you what year it was made. The serial number should be on the headtstock.

- Steve you're most likely right...i never knew for sure....The headstock doesn't have a serial...i think (its been about 10 years ago now) that its only where the body meets the neck. The headstock just has the name, two little lightning bolt shapes, and "Made in Japan. The front of the headstock has a faux carbon fiber, or graphite weave thing going on (original)..its also a little strange in general because it seems to be a little more Pbass like over all, except that the neck is more narrow. The pickups have one split and one full length...

we tigers
09-21-2011, 09:55 AM
I'm a bass player recently converted to ukulele. I'm a fan of early Fender Precisions.
My basses:
Fender Sting Signature Precision bass
Custom built Precision with chiSoni pick-up
Kala Ubass

28252
28250
28251

Bao
10-09-2011, 09:21 PM
I'm currently using my Schecter Stiletto extreme 5, It does the job but i think i might upgrade the pick ups and strings after i get the money.

ramone
10-11-2011, 04:57 AM
I've played bass guitar since high school. I have the following basses: Gibson EB-3, Ripper & Triumph, Ric 4003 (mapleglo), Epi T-bird IV Pro, Rivoli, a parts bass and a cheap acoustic. my son also plays and owns a Fender Jazz, Gibson LPB-1 and an upright my brother-in-law let him 'borrow'.

Dougf
10-11-2011, 10:44 AM
Good ol' gutbucket.

28828

earljam
10-30-2011, 03:49 AM
I have the mother of bass rigs sitting in storage

'86 Fender MIJ Jazz with Lindy Fralin pups and flatwounds

Ampeg SVP tube pre-amp

Stewart 1.6 power amp, 1400W at 4 Ohms bridged

AccuGroove Whappo Jr cabinet.


Guitar players think there is something wrong with their full stack because they can hear me over it.

DML
10-30-2011, 04:09 AM
Good ol' gutbucket.

28828

Awesome!!!

Sanagi
12-01-2011, 05:36 PM
Fender P-Bass.

MadMatt
01-26-2012, 08:51 PM
I also am a member of the "better gear then talent" club. I have a Music Man 25th Anniversary 4HSS and its cousin a Black Fretless Reflex 4HSS.

For me, its all about the groove so the few notes I play all need to sound perfect :cool:

Ken Middleton
01-26-2012, 09:20 PM
I have a Musicman Stirling in natural. Beautiful bass though I hardly ever play it.

MadMatt
01-26-2012, 09:33 PM
I have a Musicman Stirling in natural. Beautiful bass though I hardly ever play it.

WOW! thats Cool, BTW your videos are inspiring!

Sterlings are great... I actually have a Sterling 5H and a Fretless 4H that I did not mention because they are on there way out. I will probably be compensating for there loss with a Kanile'a K1 Tenor (found a good deal on one here in Germany, I'll play on Tuesday and probably take it with me). Watching your video made me realize it's a good candidate (even though I am a beginner). Thanks for that!

fernandogardinali
01-27-2012, 12:03 AM
I play a Kala Ubass (mainly) and a Epiphone Viola Bass

uke552
01-27-2012, 08:37 AM
32877
I too have an Epi Viola. I did a bit of modification (replaced tone/volume knobs, blackend the screws around pickup covers and got rid of the lettering on the truss rod cover). I think the Epi sounds much better than the Hofner Icon which I sold last year.

OldePhart
01-27-2012, 10:57 AM
I have four of them (BAS to match my GAS and UAS) but play my GT-5 five-string 95% of the time.

slapbass
01-27-2012, 12:41 PM
I have a 2003 MIA Fender P..49 Kay m1..King Double Bass Slapking..Cheap ply upright..

bassfiddlesteve
01-27-2012, 01:18 PM
I have a 2003 MIA Fender P..49 Kay m1..King Double Bass Slapking..Cheap ply upright..

I also have a 1949 Kay M-1 serial # 21784. You can see some pics of it at The Barnkickers website (http://www.thebarnkickers.com). I'd like to see a picture of your Kay bass if possible. I also have a MIA Fender P-Bass (mine is from 2004) so I can say that you have very good taste in basses.

- Steve

Wooville
03-29-2012, 03:03 AM
I mainly play a mid 60's Kay, Model C1 bass fiddle...mainly for bluegrass, but it sure sounds good behind a Ukulele.

Gillian
03-30-2012, 04:57 PM
Just got my spruce top U-Bass yesterday and am having a blast with it.

I've never played bass before but I've got 'Down on the Corner' memorized and am working on 'I'll Follow the Sun' and 'Till There was You'. I have several bass tab sites bookmarked and am going through the lessons they provide.

I'm looking forward to taking it to our next uke club meeting where I'm sure to get razzed. The U-Bass is #10.

kapahulu50
03-31-2012, 01:13 PM
Rickenbacker 4003, schecter custom, Warwick thumb NT, and a kala ubass. Hartke 350w and 2 410s. A Hartke 415 combo for the ubass.

space
04-02-2012, 10:45 AM
Currently playing the Squier Mikey Way Signature Mustang Bass(it's a pain to say) and a Stagg amp.

bauerbassplayer
05-27-2012, 09:55 PM
I play a 63 and a 72 fender jazz. t.c. electronic staccato 51 amp.

if i'm not playing my kala asac t and my islander ms 4.

I think ukelele playing is good for my bass playing. There is some magical about that little instrument.

Think a bout it high g string on top my brain go nuts in the beginning always had a big low e ( or sometimes b).

I prefer 5 string basses with a high c instead of low b.

Every bassplayer should play ukelele :cool:

edward

UkuleleHan96
10-31-2012, 08:34 AM
i have an epiphone eb3 SG bass :) its amazing!

we tigers
12-23-2012, 10:11 AM
I'm a bass player recently converted to ukulele. I'm a fan of early Fender Precisions.
My basses:
Fender Sting Signature Precision bass
Custom built Precision with chiSoni pick-up
Kala Ubass

28252
28250
28251

since writing the above over a year ago, a lot happened within my family of bass guitars.
http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h229/sasenmike/bas/2e98fbef.jpg

from left to right:
Peterbuilt CSP (custom built Precision with Hanson/Lakland Chisonic pick-up)
Eastwood Classic 4 (already left the building...)
Fender Precision Classic 50's
Kay Probass K162
and of course my Kala Ubass in front

Chris Tarman
12-23-2012, 01:12 PM
since writing the above over a year ago, a lot happened within my family of bass guitars.
http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h229/sasenmike/bas/2e98fbef.jpg

from left to right:
Peterbuilt CSP (custom built Precision with Hanson/Lakland Chisonic pick-up)
Eastwood Classic 4 (already left the building...)
Fender Precision Classic 50's
Kay Probass K162
and of course my Kala Ubass in front

Wowee! Those are all GORGEOUS!!!

we tigers
12-24-2012, 03:07 AM
Thanks Chris!

foxisaac
12-24-2012, 04:43 AM
This guyy http://www.guitar.com.au/guitars/bass/cort/action-series.htm

HeavyDuty
02-03-2013, 03:47 AM
I'm a bass player that dinks around on other instruments. Currently:

Kala solidbody fretless five string UBass (on order)
EBMM Bongo 5H
EBMM 25th Anniversary 5H
Fender AmStd P5
A pair of Tacoma ThunderChief 5 string ABGs
EBMM Sterling 4H
G&L L-1000

Playing through G-K heads and G-K and Bag And cabs.

ramone
02-15-2013, 03:14 PM
took this shot over the holidays. I needed to get at the boxes of decorations, so everything sort of ended up in a group.
:cheers:
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b342/rsteiner/IMG_0032.jpg

bassfiddlesteve
02-15-2013, 03:26 PM
Gibsons! :cool:

Mercury
02-15-2013, 03:46 PM
A Fender Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar SS (shortscale). Beautifully made and sounds excellent for the money.

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BgmUke
08-04-2013, 04:22 AM
Epiphone embassy special iv

Not a bass player exactly, but a friend dumped this one onto me because he couldn't be bothered to sell it.
My bass seems to be exclusively used for playing Muse songs only.

bassballz
08-19-2013, 11:30 AM
I have a collection of various 4 stringers, but my #1 go-to is my 2003 Musicman Sterling, played through a Mesa Boogie m-pulse 600, SWR 15"SOB and 2x10 goliath jr. For practice, I love my GK MB150s-112.

Tele295
09-02-2013, 12:17 PM
My best electric bass sound ever: Fender Precision with La Bella flats into an Ampeg. Magic

Chris Tarman
09-02-2013, 02:35 PM
My best electric bass sound ever: Fender Precision with La Bella flats into an Ampeg. Magic

Yep, that is combination is hard to beat! I had a P with La Bella flats, but I sold it to buy a bicycle. I have a P with roundwounds that I never play..... Hmm...... Might have to order me some La Bellas!

Magoosan
09-03-2013, 06:55 AM
Have a Roth black fiberglass upright, late 60's vintage. Got tired of lugging that around so I recently purchased a Kala fretted HOG ubass. Loving it!

jsmail
09-17-2013, 04:10 AM
too many messages, sorry

M.Badger
11-28-2013, 11:19 PM
My 'old charger' bass is an ancient Fender P with a J type pup added to the bridge. It's a bit of a monster ( of the Dr.Frankenstein kind ) but damn near plays itself. Strung with strings!. I haven't changed them in a decade. They exude warmth yet when that G string gets popped ( calm down ) the attack is ferocious. Added to that, I've an Epiphone EB-0 short scale. Lovely and wuffly and fantastic for 'tic-tac-ing'. Useless for slap+pop though, although the natural sound of a short scale still manages to fight its way through the pickup somehow. The EB is both wuffly and bright at the same time, like a good short scale. Then there is the no-name P copy that I Jaco'd by pulling the frets. For those fretless wobble+slide moments only really.

katysax
11-30-2013, 08:00 AM
I'm not a bass player but I pretend to be one. I play bass with my uke group. Usually I use the Kala UBass solid body - that's my favorite. I also have the "acoustic version" which I use to practice without an amp. Recently I got a Ibanez Mikro to mess around with and I've had a Fernandez bass full scale that I've had for years going back to my guitar playing days. It's a great bass, but these days I'm strictly short scale.

My amp is a Phil Jones Bass Cub. I've got a couple of other small bass amps but the Phil Jones is more than enough for acoustic groups. I don't really know how to play the bass, but I know the fret board from the guitar and I know enough music theory to figure out how to play root/fifth and an occasional run. Learning bass as I go along is fun. The uke groups, which involve strumming a lot of chords are sort of boring for me since I've played guitar for years. Accompanying them is a challenge and more fun because I'm learning. The Phil Jones portable bass amps are fantastic. They are pricier than most small amps but the sound is great, and the small cub can fill a surprisingly large hall.

DaleR
12-07-2013, 11:03 AM
I got the U Bass, my baritone bass and am looking with great intent at the Fender Squier Jag Mod short scale....in black of course. That will be my next purchase!