#1
While playing over my bands setlist at home today, songs like money, burn the witch, have a cigar, amos moses etc, i eventually thought of my perfect bass.

Fender fretless precision bass, probably a 62 era.
John east p-retro
roto 66's
wizard thumper
1 big stubby pick.
Fulltone mosfet bass driver.

Yes theirs a pedal their to but that just completes it.
I play a fender jazz bass with a split coil in a single coil housing at the neck. I had this solo'ed, the bass boosted, playing with a pick my overdrive on and i thought all i need now is some mwah.

So through out what your one perfect bass would be, rather a squier or a custom shop jerzy drozd.

Sam H
Yamaha TRB1006
Fender MIA jazz bass
Hora Hybrid double bass
Hartke lh 500
Ev 606L
Epiphone les paul
#2
Precision bass body, black with black pickguard
Geddy Lee J Bass neck
Badass II Bridge
Steve Harris Seymour Duncan P Bass pickup
Vintage Jazz Bass pickup
3-way pickup switch
Killswitch
black hardware
"The man that hath no music in himself, nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds, is fit for treasons, stratagems, and spoils. The motions of his spirit are dull as night, and his affections dark as Erebus. Let no such man be trusted."
#3
Warwick Thumb 5 string fretless
Olive top and back
Purpleheart core
Maple veneer between layers
chrome hardware
D tuner
3 band Bartolini EQ
Bartolini single coils in the "single slanted" Thumb positions
Ovangkol neck with maple veneers
Matched headstock

I don't want much.
#5
If your plugging it in, you can get soundhole covers for the sound hole which plugs it and stops feedback.
On acoustics i wouldnt mid a 5 string fretlee eadgc, with nylon strings on.
Yamaha TRB1006
Fender MIA jazz bass
Hora Hybrid double bass
Hartke lh 500
Ev 606L
Epiphone les paul
#6
Quote by fatgoogle
If your plugging it in, you can get soundhole covers for the sound hole which plugs it and stops feedback.
On acoustics i wouldnt mid a 5 string fretlee eadgc, with nylon strings on.


If I can find an acoustic that'll hit a tone like this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogdoEi64VzA&feature=related

I'll be happy.
#8
I come up with a new dream bass every week. Right now it'd be either:
- a Status Streamline 5-er tinted blue with blue LED's and black hardware

- a Zon Sonus Custom 6, ash with a California Walnut gallery top and matching headstock and black hardware.

or

- a Dingwall Super J Custom Exotic, swamp ash with a figured redwood top, a matching headstock, birdseye maple/wenge neck with a birdseye maple fingerboard, and a Glockenklang 3 band eq.

EDIT: or a crazy custom Basslab, but I have no idea what I would want the specs to be on that
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Last edited by Tostitos at Jun 25, 2010,
#9
Quote by fatgoogle
If your plugging it in, you can get soundhole covers for the sound hole which plugs it and stops feedback.

Don't know any that fit the Tacoma paisley soundhole. Suppose I could make one, but I'm more inclined to go with an outboard preamp like this anyway, to give a bit more control than the built-in electronics.

OT: Wouldn't mind that '62 P-Bass either. Actually, wouldn't mind any post-'57 P-Bass (don't particularly care for the original single-coil's sound).
#10
Can't think of anything I'd rather play than my Takamine B-10.
Of course I wouldn't mind if they upgraded the electronics with onboard reverb.
#11
My perfect bass:

- Cocobolo body
- Rosewood fretboard
- 5-stringer
- guitar string spacing
- jazz pick-ups
- LED fret markers (blue/green)
- left-handed

I'd love an Alembic to these specifications if I could ever afford it.
#12
Quote by obeythepenguin
Don't know any that fit the Tacoma paisley soundhole. Suppose I could make one, but I'm more inclined to go with an outboard preamp like this anyway, to give a bit more control than the built-in electronics.

I think this guy makes custom feedback busters. Tacoma included.
http://www.guitarsbylawrence.com/
#13
Quote by Deliriumbassist
Warwick Thumb 5 string fretless
Olive top and back
Purpleheart core
Maple veneer between layers
chrome hardware
D tuner
3 band Bartolini EQ
Bartolini single coils in the "single slanted" Thumb positions
Ovangkol neck with maple veneers
Matched headstock

I don't want much.



I would kill for this bass
Quote by Damaged Roses
I don't really understand why basses have 24 frets, I mean, I've never seen a bassist playing more than the 12 fret.


My Gear-
Warwick Double Buck
Epiphone EB0
GK MB 210
Fender Rumble
#14
Ash Body with Koa Top
Maple Neck and Fretboard
2 Musicman Style Humbuckers
2 Coil Splits
Active/Passive Switch
4 Band EQ (B, T, LM, HM)
18 V electronics
No Pickguard
Stingray Body Shape and Neck

So basically a mix between a Stingray and a Bongo
#15
Jazz Bass body
Probably Jazz neck
24 frets (deeper cuts to allow for this)
Possibly 5 strings
Active 4 band EQ
J-P-JJ style pickups (Jazz in neck position, two jazzes in humbucker shape at bridge (one in normal bridge position, other closer to bridge) unspecific p-pickup in between jazzes in 'sweet spot')
D-tuner
Locking tuners
Ash body with translucent blue finish/matching headstock (smaller than Fender's) and white binding
No pickguard
No control plate
Stacked white knobs (Vol/tone, low/lo-mid, hi-mid/high, pickup/pickup (top picks one pickup, bottom picks other or same))
Input jack on front (in line with control knobs)
Bolt-on neck with white binding
Maple fretboard
Maple neck
Ash-topped headstock
Gotoh 201 or similar high-mass bridge
White and/or chrome hardware
Possible pickup cover over neck jazz

So I just want a decked-out Jazz bass. And yes, I've put quite a bit of thought into this.
Last edited by edgeyyz at Jun 26, 2010,
#16
There will never be one single bass that will do everything I want. Thus instead of spending a lot of one super awesome control the temperature of the sun bass. I would buy several basses that would do specific things I need well.
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#17
A Walnut Cover Avenger is probably my favourite


Although a Maruszczyk Frog is a close second


Third would be a Sandberg California JM5 with a maple neck, blueburst finish, black pickguard and black blocks and binding
Maruszczyk Frog 6 custom -> TC electronic Polytune-> Markbass CMD mini 121 + Markbass traveler 121H

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#18
For me it'd be:
Ken Smith Black Tiger Elite 6

http://www.kensmithbasses.com/models/neckthru/blacktigerelite/6tne.htm

The only thing I'd want to add right off of the bat is to have 4 leaf clover inlays made of abalone or emerald. Then have a really big one on the 12 made of emerald. Then replace all the knobs with golden ones

...yea thats about it lol

I suppose I'd see how I liked it as is then maybe switch out the EQ with an Aguilar and the PUPS with EMG's
#19
Warwick vampyre
dual humbuckers
Bubinga
Quilted maple top
5 strings
see through silverburst (yea!)
Neck through
finish goes all the way up the neck and headstock.
...it was bright as the sun, but with ten times the heat
#21
Warwick Dolphin shape
5 strings
Neck through design
Wenge fingerboard and neck w/ three maple stripes
Bubinga body wings w/ spalted maple tops (not covering the neck through)
Headstock matching the neck
Bell brass frets
Gold hardware and wooden pickup coveres matching the wenge/maple stripes.
Abalone "W" on the headstock and diagonal stripe fingerboard inlays. (So it would be like l\l l\l l\l. That would be so sick.)

MEC MM active humbucker at the bridge
MEC J active single coil towards the neck
Volume Knobs for each pickup
3 Band EQ
3-way Pickup Selector switch. **** blend knobs.
Active/Passive and coil tap switches
Series/Parallel switch for the Bridge
.

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#22
Probably a custom Ibanez SR506. I have a '06 SR506 but I have modded it some and it still needs improvements that I can't get in this state(like a fret leveling >_<. Plus some more.

6 strings BEADGC
Mahogany Body
half neck through like a warwick streamer
3pc. wenge/bubinga/wenge neck
rosewood fingerboard

Scale/Length 864mm/34"
a: Width at Nut 54mm (maybe a little bigger?)
b: Width Last Fret 83mm
c: Thickness 1st Fret 19.5mm
d: Thickness 12th Fret 19.5mm
Radius 400mm = 15.7480315 inches
String Spacing: 16.5mm
volume - blend -blend(piezo) - bass - mid - treble knobs
active/passive toggle switch
3 way mid freq. toggle switch (400, 500, 800)
Pickups moved a smidge towards the neck
Bartolini MK quad coil set with radiussed covers
27v Aguilar OBP-3 Preamp
2, 3-way coil split switches - series/humbuck/parallel
Piezos under all strings
Bartolini MPB2-918 Piezo-Magnetic Pickup Buffer
radiused ebony finger ramp
Black Tusq Nut
24 aluminum frets
0 fret(aluminum)
Black Hipshot monorail bridge system.
Black hardware
The Dual Trusses being diagonal duel action
Bass is my life.
#24
Quote by Deliriumbassist
If you're US you may never see one- they've stopped distributing them in the US over a row with Gibson.

Is that just for distribution to Warwick dealers, or does that include shipping CS's over as well?
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#26
When i played the fender jazz V 24 fret, i knew we were meant to be together. I'll have it someday.
Grammar and spelling omitted as an exercise for the reader.
#27
The bass I have now, but with 5 strings, better woods and hardware. Neck Through, two pickups, more knobs and stuff.

I guess I just like the shape.
Last edited by Negociator at Jun 26, 2010,
#28
Quote by Deliriumbassist
If you're US you may never see one- they've stopped distributing them in the US over a row with Gibson.


Only temporarily. Warwick won the case.
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#29
Warwick Streamer 5
Maple Body
Koa Top
Flamed Maple fretboard w/ Wenge Neck
Handwound Custom Ormsby Soapbars
Aguilar OBP3 EQ
Gold Hardware

I wish.

Gibson Les Paul Traditional Satin
Fender 72' Thinline Telecaster
Fender Am Telecaster
Bad Cat HotCat 30R



Korg Pitchblack
Xotic BB Preamp
TC Flashback X4
Strymon Timeline
EHX POG 2
JHS Double Barrel
#30
Ibanez SR Body
Bubinga/Mahogany core
Alder Sides
Jarrah Cap
5 Piece Bubinga/Bloodwood Neck
Bloodwood Fretboard
24 Stainless Steel XJ Frets
Gotoh tuner in Chrome
ABM Single string Bridges in chrome
EMG BQS EQ System
EMG 40CS Pups
Damn it! Disable can't use disable to disable Disable's disable because disable's disable has already been disabled by Disable's disable!
Last edited by dark Mass at Jun 27, 2010,
#31
geddy lee signature jazz bass or danelectro DC bass.
Spoon + Pen = Spen
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What would be the best bass string size to play something like Slipknot

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No strings. If you're playing Slipknot, you don't deserve strings.
#32
24 Fret Stingray...
You can call me Aaron.


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#33
Jazz Bass body shape
Natural finish (no pickguard)
Three single coils (JJJ) with the last in a slanted stratocaster style position
Volume knob for each pickup
Active 3 band (6 total knobs, I prefer smaller knobs)
24 frets
Fretboard can be anything but maple
Maple neck (neck-thru)
2-2 tuner formation
Ash body

I don't want very much :P