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C.Linton
08-09-2012, 05:38 PM
In the spirit of the similar thread in the guitar forum, what bass will you be using come next Tuesday? (pics would be nice)
I will be using one of these three:
'08 Fender MIA Jazz:
http://i420.photobucket.com/albums/pp286/gernhead/Gear%20Fab/MyJazzBass-1.jpg

'10 Squier VM Jazz:
http://i420.photobucket.com/albums/pp286/gernhead/Gear%20Fab/Jcovers.jpg

'10 Squier VM P:
http://i420.photobucket.com/albums/pp286/gernhead/Gear%20Fab/IMG_0008.jpg

Funk-n-Stein
08-09-2012, 06:16 PM
Nice basses!!

I have a used Ibanez SR400 due for delivery on Monday. I'll post pics when I get it. It's missing some of the knobs, but I got it for under $200 (including shipping and one year warranty) and I don't care about cosmetic issues. From what I have read, it should be a very solid bass for that price. I probably will end up splitting my time around 80% guitar / 20% bass as guitar is really my primary focus. I taught myself some bass many years ago in high school (had a Peavey T-40 I wish I would have kept) but never learned how to slap/pop. That's one skill I'd like to gain for sure.

slabossiere
08-09-2012, 06:28 PM
'10 Squier VM Jazz:
http://i420.photobucket.com/albums/pp286/gernhead/Gear%20Fab/Jcovers.jpg


I'm hardly an expert on different makes and models of guitars (especially basses), but I can't say I've ever seen covers over the saddle and/or pickups. My first thought is that they might get in the way, especially for slap bass, but I could easily be wrong. Is there an advantage, or are they mainly cosmetic?

C.Linton
08-09-2012, 06:49 PM
I'm hardly an expert on different makes and models of guitars (especially basses), but I can't say I've ever seen covers over the saddle and/or pickups. My first thought is that they might get in the way, especially for slap bass, but I could easily be wrong. Is there an advantage, or are they mainly cosmetic?

Pickup and bridge covers were standard on Fender basses from the beginning (1951) to somewhere around the Eighties. Mainly cosmetic, and yes, I do beleive they would get in the way of slapping, but as I personally don't do slap (not evrey bass player does, you know), it doesn't matter to me. I just play fingerstyle up by the neck where the thumb rest is, or the space between the covers.

slabossiere
08-09-2012, 09:29 PM
Pickup and bridge covers were standard on Fender basses from the beginning (1951) to somewhere around the Eighties. Mainly cosmetic, and yes, I do beleive they would get in the way of slapping, but as I personally don't do slap (not evrey bass player does, you know), it doesn't matter to me. I just play fingerstyle up by the neck where the thumb rest is, or the space between the covers.

Cool, thanks, I wasn't aware of it. Oh, and I was thinking fingerstyle in general, not just slap bass, but my concerns about the covers getting in the way were still there. Sounds like it's not a problem after all from what you describe, though.

C.Linton
08-09-2012, 09:45 PM
Cool, thanks, I wasn't aware of it. Oh, and I was thinking fingerstyle in general, not just slap bass, but my concerns about the covers getting in the way were still there. Sounds like it's not a problem after all from what you describe, though.
Depends on your play sttyle. Lots of people like to play right over the pickup closest the neck. In fact it was the reason that Fender removed the covers eventually , because there were so many players playing over that pickup who removed the cover, that Fender decided to save some money and not put it on in the first place. Myself , I too llike playing over the pickup, but on this one bass I am able to adjust my technique a little.
BTW, My Squier didn't come with those, I bought some seperately and added them myself, trying to go for a more authentic 70's look.

TheOldWolf
08-09-2012, 10:46 PM
I will be using one of these two basses.
Peavey foundation fretless
http://i1154.photobucket.com/albums/p533/TheOldWolf69/104_0139.jpg

Warwick Vampyre
http://i1154.photobucket.com/albums/p533/TheOldWolf69/104_0100.jpg

ravenreaver
08-09-2012, 10:47 PM
Here's my baby that I'll be using =D

http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/s720x720/393294_10151110258880191_472946690_n.jpg

TheOldWolf
08-09-2012, 10:50 PM
Thats a beautiful bass raven.
My problem is figuring out which bass to use first come tuesday.

ravenreaver
08-09-2012, 10:53 PM
Personally, I'm a fan of your Vampyre. I've always wanted to try one out because they have such a beautiful instrument =O

C.Linton
08-09-2012, 11:14 PM
Knowing how picky RS can be at reconginizing notes, that Peavey fretless may not work that well. It couldn't hurt to try, I suppose.

C.Linton
08-09-2012, 11:18 PM
Nice basses!!

I have a used Ibanez SR400 due for delivery on Monday. I'll post pics when I get it. It's missing some of the knobs, but I got it for under $200 (including shipping and one year warranty) and I don't care about cosmetic issues. From what I have read, it should be a very solid bass for that price. I probably will end up splitting my time around 80% guitar / 20% bass as guitar is really my primary focus. I taught myself some bass many years ago in high school (had a Peavey T-40 I wish I would have kept) but never learned how to slap/pop. That's one skill I'd like to gain for sure.

I have no personal expereience with Ibanez, but I hear good things about them. As far as replacement knobs go, they're easy enough to get, the black knobs on my Squier Jazz are not originals, I got those from BassPartsResource.

jlummel
08-09-2012, 11:29 PM
I'll be using a classic black Dean Edge 10A Active PJ bass guitar I recently bought just for use with the Rocksmith Bass pack. I ripped out the cheap Crystal Sound 2-band EQ the guitar came with and installed a much higher quality Artec SE2 EQ in it's place. Big difference, much cleaner sound, well worth the extra cost. I'm much more excited about learning the bass guitar than I ever was about learning to play a 6 string!! Here's a pic of the bundle I bought for $225 delivered:

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51H9DCdAHuL._SL500_SS500_.jpg

The Artec 2-band EQ upgrade was another $26, so it was a great deal overall for an active bass package.

James

GleepEyebiter
08-10-2012, 05:49 AM
I'm currently planning to get an Ibanez SR500, along with Rocksmith itself, at the beginning of next month. I never really had any interest in learning six-string guitar, but I know I'll love playing bass.

serkantur
08-10-2012, 02:25 PM
I have ordered my new bass Ibanez GSR 200 and it will be my HNBD next monday.

http://www.diyezmuzik.com/content_files/prd_images/Ibanez%20GSR-200.jpg

Funk-n-Stein
08-10-2012, 04:44 PM
I have no personal expereience with Ibanez, but I hear good things about them. As far as replacement knobs go, they're easy enough to get, the black knobs on my Squier Jazz are not originals, I got those from BassPartsResource.

Yeah, I'm not too worried about finding knobs for it, but need to wait to figure out what the pot shafts are like. There are 2 differnet types of pots on this bass: 2 that are for the volume knob and pickup balance knob that seem to have a full size tele-style knob with an allen nut holding them on to the shaft and then there are 3 smaller knobs for the High, Mid, Bass EQ that seem to be push on. I could order the direct replacement parts, but they want like $12/knob - screw that! :)

PRS_Rocker
08-10-2012, 05:25 PM
I will be using my Rickenbacker 4003 Mapleglo. Using a stock pic here:

http://www.reidys.com/images/products.large/rickenbacker_4003_mg.jpg

C.Linton
08-10-2012, 06:03 PM
Yeah, I'm not too worried about finding knobs for it, but need to wait to figure out what the pot shafts are like. There are 2 differnet types of pots on this bass: 2 that are for the volume knob and pickup balance knob that seem to have a full size tele-style knob with an allen nut holding them on to the shaft and then there are 3 smaller knobs for the High, Mid, Bass EQ that seem to be push on. I could order the direct replacement parts, but they want like $12/knob - screw that! :)

The knobs I got for my Squier Jazz were push-on (because that's what the bass required) imports for about 6 bucks for the set of three.

C.Linton
08-10-2012, 06:04 PM
Nice. Rick, PRS. Wish I had both the money and the space.

Simplicity010
08-10-2012, 06:52 PM
I will be using my Ibanez GSR200 FM that I got at the beginning of this year.

http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg19/scaled.php?server=19&filename=photo1rl.jpg&res=landing

Ikit-Klaw
08-11-2012, 04:01 PM
will be using the Ibanez SR300 I bought a few months ago

http://i.imgur.com/R364bl.jpg

ravenreaver
08-11-2012, 04:12 PM
will be using the Ibanez SR300 I bought a few months ago

http://i.imgur.com/R364bl.jpg

Ikit, that is a fairly beautiful bass =O What kind of pick ups does it have? I'm just curious as to whether they're humbuckers or single coil.

Ikit-Klaw
08-11-2012, 04:18 PM
Ikit, that is a fairly beautiful bass =O What kind of pick ups does it have? I'm just curious as to whether they're humbuckers or single coil.

no idea on that one, on here http://www.ibanez.com/BassGuitars/model-SR300 it list that they are CAP EXF-N2. I do know they are Active pickups.

EDIT: took the time to read more on the site and it uses Humbuckling

Yrd
08-11-2012, 06:27 PM
I have a Peavey Fury and an Ibanez soundgear. I'll most likely be using the Peavy, I like the way it sounds and feels more than the Ibanez.

http://i.imgur.com/AIYSq.jpg (http://imgur.com/AIYSq)

OneMeanDragon
08-12-2012, 04:01 AM
http://i4.tagstat.com/image08/7/b5ba/000f01QdXmW.jpg

My baby

edit: Warwick Corvette double buck

chillbass
08-12-2012, 05:43 PM
I'll primarily be using my P Bass (2010) or Musicman Ray34CA. Can't wait.

Rwarrior28
08-13-2012, 04:54 AM
I'll be using my dad's basses. I'll be using both. Idk which I'll use more. I think I like the modulus better.
Modulus Quantum 5
http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/s720x720/555571_2355162495552_1904791812_n.jpg

Music Man Stingray 5
http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/s720x720/579894_2355163215570_905959486_n.jpg

AdamBenoit
08-13-2012, 02:47 PM
Mainly I will be using my Geddy Lee Jazz BassŪ in 3-Color Sunburst with D'Addario's flat-wound Chromes (http://www.daddario.com/DADProductDetail.Page?ActiveID=3769&productid=175&productname=ECB81M_Chromes_Bass__Light__45_100__Me dium_Scale) strings. :0

http://media.fmicdirect.com/fender/images/products/guitars/0147702300_frt_wlg_001.jpg

Other options are my Squier Bronco Bass signed by Tommy Chong, or my Squier P-Bass with EMG active pickups and a Fender branded Hipshot Drop-D tuner.

mesabassman
08-13-2012, 04:41 PM
I will be using my Yamaha TRB-5 that I purchased back in 1993. I hope it works!http://i45.tinypic.com/29dck7n.jpg

Th3Pa1nK1Ll3r
08-13-2012, 08:03 PM
I think I will get second-hand Aria IGB 48 for 100$ if it is in a good condition.
http://www.soundland.de/catalog/images/products/tn/23/236086-600x600.jpg

j.casselman
08-14-2012, 03:27 PM
I'll be using my 3 Tone Sunburst Sterling by Musicman Ray 34CA. Amazing bass. Don't have any photos of it with me at the moment so stock photo it is;

http://i1253.photobucket.com/albums/hh600/j-casselman31/Sterling_by_MusicMan_Ray-34CA_3TS.jpg

TheOldWolf
08-14-2012, 03:37 PM
Knowing how picky RS can be at reconginizing notes, that Peavey fretless may not work that well. It couldn't hurt to try, I suppose.

I ask Nao Higo he said that fretless does work but requires more precision. That will only be more helpful in the long run the way I see it.

usersrdum
08-14-2012, 04:01 PM
Ibanez SR300 I just picked up on Craigslist. First time Bass player.

http://i939.photobucket.com/albums/ad236/usersrdum/FDD8FA8C-B98D-4540-A016-D5F59CFCFF26-1461-000004BD2D6FAB37.jpg

Funk-n-Stein
08-14-2012, 04:48 PM
Ibanez SR400 purchased used from guitar center. It's got some cosmetic issues, but I don't care about looks and for the price I got it, was a steal.
http://i1255.photobucket.com/albums/hh625/senecio73/5f577b87.jpg

Yrd
08-14-2012, 06:18 PM
It's surprising how many SR300 and 400s are showing up in here. I don't even remember what model my Ibanez is (http://forums.ubi.com/showthread.php/705274-What-bass-will-you-be-using?p=8534606&viewfull=1#post8534606), but I'm assuming it's an sr400, because it has the same pickup setup as the other sr400s pictured. I think I used the serial number a few years back, but I don't remember what I came up with. I can't find my email receipt (bought it from a pawn shop on ebay about 10 years ago) to check either.

TheJohnNewton
08-14-2012, 10:53 PM
I'll be using my first and only bass, a 1987 Fender P built in Japan which I got new in, yep you guessed it, 1987. I've never had an urge to buy anything else.

Dizzyg12
08-15-2012, 12:20 AM
I'm gonna give th emulated bass a test drive before I buy any new gear....

ravenreaver
08-15-2012, 03:34 AM
I ask Nao Higo he said that fretless does work but requires more precision. That will only be more helpful in the long run the way I see it.

I definitely agree with that statement Mr. Wolf. The more precise that you can train yourself to be the better off you will be as a musician. =D

Ezios_Axe
08-15-2012, 04:52 AM
Epiphone Les Paul Special. It works and sounds great. I love it.

http://es.euroguitar.com/images/products/50/138261-les-paul-special-bass-med.jpg

revtime
08-15-2012, 10:12 AM
An Epiphone Thunderbird Goth. I love it but its a neck diving SOB. Gonna have to fix that or I will be buying new gear this month. I am trying to go a month without buying new gear....**** you Rocksmith.

Nytestalker5
08-15-2012, 04:29 PM
My Rocksmith AXES are, from left to right.
Late 1960's Encore Jazz MIJ, Late 90's era Peavey Fury IV, Ibanez Mikro (my sons bass), Greg Bennett by Samick Torino TR-1

http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/s720x720/402080_3423298267219_714949782_n.jpg

And when you need a pick here are the best.
http://http://www.gravitypicks.com/ (http://www.gravitypicks.com/)
http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc6/189793_105761089506403_445360_n.jpg

Ryder35
08-15-2012, 05:59 PM
Well since I just took a pick for the weekly challenge here is mine:

http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg201/Ryder350/DSC01624.jpg

Fender Roadworn PBass. Absolute joy to play.

burnedcold
08-16-2012, 03:45 AM
http://images.epiphone.com.s3.amazonaws.com/Products/Bass/EB-3-Bass/Gallery/CH_Splash.jpg

I got it on friday with a bronco 40 amp for just about 700$ all in

rcole_sooner
08-16-2012, 04:12 AM
Here is my Fender MIM Jazz Bass.

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-B68cFTeQEp4/UCxklcdToaI/AAAAAAAABgc/v9xPE5ZuVkM/s800/2012-08-15_22-00-35_159.jpg

ayanefan
08-16-2012, 08:29 PM
My wife bought me an Ibanez CT 4 string about 12 years back... I never really used it at all. Took it out of the closet once every 2 years or so to make sure it was still there. Can't keep a battery charged more than 2 hours in that thing. Well, I think so at least. I have not played for more than 2 hours on that thing since I got it.
But know with the Bass expansion, I got some serious finger pain going on!

Pancho X1
08-23-2012, 01:43 PM
fI thought I would be using my Gibson Limited Edition Faded SG bass more:
http://i1254.photobucket.com/albums/hh618/PanchoX1/P1040027360x640.jpg

But I find myself using my Geddy Lee Jazz Bass more;
http://i1254.photobucket.com/albums/hh618/PanchoX1/P1040064.jpg
The giant cat just likes to watch.

rcole_sooner
08-23-2012, 02:11 PM
Is that a BA2 Bridge on the jazz bass?

Pancho X1
08-23-2012, 02:15 PM
Is that a BA2 Bridge on the jazz bass?
yes it is.

C.Linton
08-23-2012, 05:28 PM
My wife bought me an Ibanez CT 4 string about 12 years back... I never really used it at all. Took it out of the closet once every 2 years or so to make sure it was still there. Can't keep a battery charged more than 2 hours in that thing. Well, I think so at least. I have not played for more than 2 hours on that thing since I got it.
But know with the Bass expansion, I got some serious finger pain going on!

Perhaps you were leaving the cord plugged into the bass? That will drain the battery quicker than anything, as plugging the cord in is pretty much turning the pre-amp on. Always unplug the cord from an active bass whenever you're not playing it. Normally, a battery should last 6 months or more depending on how often you play.

rcole_sooner
08-23-2012, 06:29 PM
yes it is.

I just ordered a Babicz FCH, for my MIM Jazz, and I almost pulled the trigger on the BA2. The BA2s sure sound excellent in all the demo vids.

I also got a Tusq nut, and some USA Jazz pups and electronics too. I plan on doing a fret job, and all the mods, in the next week or 2, when the new parts get here. I am hopin' it helps make it a tad more playable.

C.Linton
08-23-2012, 07:44 PM
Personally, I think the BA bridges are overrated. I know of many players on TB who tried a BA bridge and ended up putting back the original bridge because that the BA made little to no noticable difference, and in many cases where it was noticable, the person didn't care for the change (I am constantly, like almost everyday, seeing BA bridges for sale in the TB classifieds) . If I pretty much already like the sound of my bass and have no physical problems with the bridge, I'm not going to take the chance and going to the expense and hassle of swapping out for a BA in hopes eof somewhow magically making a good bass sound better.
That's pretty much how I feel about most mods. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

Pancho X1
08-23-2012, 07:52 PM
Well, I will say that I prefer it to the bridge on the SG. That bridge has this funky three point action adjustment accross the whole bass, no adjustments for individual strings. i guess it has its pros and cons depending on how you look at it but If I could easily swap it out without having to drill new holes, I just might buy another BA2 Bridge for the SG. They come stock on the Geddy Lee signature models so it wasn't an upgrade on the jazz bass.

rcole_sooner
08-23-2012, 08:12 PM
Well, I think my MIM needs some help. Maybe it is just me. The new strings did not help, I know that. It takes some severe thumping to get the notes to ring out and register.

I am hoping the fret leveling will help me lower the action a little (or a lot), and I am hoping the rest of the mods, give me a boost in note clarity and sustain.

Well see, it may still be the worker and not the tool.

C.Linton
08-23-2012, 08:46 PM
Well, I think my MIM needs some help. Maybe it is just me. The new strings did not help, I know that. It takes some severe thumping to get the notes to ring out and register.

I am hoping the fret leveling will help me lower the action a little (or a lot), and I am hoping the rest of the mods, give me a boost in note clarity and sustain.

Well see, it may still be the worker and not the tool.

I would recommend you get it professionally setup first if you can. A good setup can clear up any number of issues you might have. You' be surprised what a simple pickup adjustment alone can do to improve both volume and tone.

rcole_sooner
08-23-2012, 09:19 PM
I agree about the setup. However, I am the tech. I've messed with it, for a while. It needs a fret job. There is too much buzzing, and I can't get it as low as I'd like, or I think it should be able to go.

I've got a few fret leveling tricks to solve problems with the last few frets, 16 and up. It is going to get "the treatment". And no better time to do it, than when I'm swapping out those other parts.

The pickups are as far down as they seem to want to go, and that just barely clears the strings on the last few frets. I'll know more once I get 'er all apart. I may have to route out for the USA pups. The 2012 USA Jazz pups I chose are not all that hot (7.5/7.25), so I don't expect a big jump in volume, maybe just a little more sensitivity and/or complexity, from the A5 pole mags, over the ceramic bar mags (if they are ceramic).

The bridge choice was a compromise between the Gotoh 201 and the BA2. I got a good deal on ebay (for everything really), so if it ain't all that, then it ain't no big deal.

I've done similar mods, to several MIM teles and strats, so I don't see any problems here, other that a learning curve for setting up a bass to where I like it. Well, and seeing if my fret crowning file works for bass frets. They look like standard medium jumbo fret wire, so it should be no problem.

Pancho X1
08-23-2012, 09:25 PM
I agree about the setup. However, I am the tech. I've messed with it, for a while. It needs a fret job. There is too much buzzing, and I can't get it as low as I'd like, or I think it should be able to go.

I've got a few fret leveling tricks to solve problems with the last few frets, 16 and up. It is going to get "the treatment". And no better time to do it, than when I'm swapping out those other parts.

The pickups are as far down as they seem to want to go, and that just barely clears the strings on the last few frets. I'll know more once I get 'er all apart. I may have to route out for the USA pups. The USA pups I chose are not all that hot, so I don't expect a big jump in volume, maybe just a little more sensitivity and/or complexity, from the A2 pole mags, over the ceramic bar mags (if they are ceramic).

I've done similar mods, to several MIM teles and strats, so I don't see any problems here, other that a learning curve for setting up a bass to where I like it. Well, and seeing if my fret crowning file works for bass frets. They look like standard medium jumbo fret wire, so it should be no problem.

you should post some before and after pics or even better, some how to videos. that would be greatly appreciated. at least I would appreciate them.......

rcole_sooner
08-23-2012, 09:30 PM
I know, I am trying to figure out what to do for a before and after.

...and stressing a little that there will be no difference. LOL!

Either way I will do a thread, with pics and some kinda vids.

tmcd35
08-23-2012, 11:22 PM
I'm saving up for a Yamaha RBX374 (http://uk.yamaha.com/en/products/musical-instruments/guitars-basses/el-basses/rbx/rbx374/) in either oriental blue or oriental green. Hopefully I'll get it this side of crimbo. I'll be use my electro-acoustic in emulation mode until then.

lambtor
08-24-2012, 02:06 AM
G&L L-2000 tribute is what I've been using so far. I also have a cheap ibanez acoustic/electric.
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b367/lambtor/l-200_2.jpg
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b367/lambtor/l-2000_1.jpg

I also have a gibson, but that's almost always in a case in the closet.

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b367/lambtor/DSC01210.jpg
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b367/lambtor/DSC01215.jpg

Brick235
08-24-2012, 03:52 AM
Bought this in March as an upgrade from a Ibanez "kit" bass. Omen Extreme. Love it.

http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t373/bretb310/omen.jpg

Clanky44
08-24-2012, 11:30 PM
Finally got around to taking a snap of my new Ibanez SR500. I think she sounds good,... but then again I have 5 days worth of experience on a bass,... so who knows!! :rolleyes:

http://images60.fotki.com/v778/photos/7/1424197/10152204/201208241208_untitled_002-vi.jpg

Amaist
08-25-2012, 03:25 AM
Finally received this week my Fender Geddy Lee Jazz Bass

My first bass guitar of any kind so I have nothing to compare it to.

Feels good but quite a physical challenge compared to the guitar. Much bigger and heavier than my Strat and LP Studio guitars.

But it's so much fun playing it, though. I might be a bass man, after all.

IronShirt
08-25-2012, 04:19 PM
I have a Squire Classic series 60's P-Bass, which in my opinion is the best bang for the buck as far as basses go. The Squire line of guitars and basses have considerably improved in quality over the years. Would love a Rickenbacker.

C.Linton
08-25-2012, 09:08 PM
Squier

dm_gsxr
08-26-2012, 01:56 AM
A guy at work's son has a couple of Bass guitars kicking around and apparently he wasn't using this one. So he loaned it to me, essentially indefinitely. I'm having a great time with it so far (it's only two days and I'm on level 5 :) ) and it's not that expensive. I'll check with the guys at the local guitar store and see if there's a better one in the same price range. The only issue I have with it right now is that hitting the E with the thumb (slapping?) causes it to hit the head tuner and it doesn't really take much to do it.

Peavey Millennium EXP

http://static.musiciansfriend.com/derivates/18/001/534/604/DV016_Jpg_Large_511369.056_sunburst.jpg

Carl

thefnpope
08-26-2012, 02:08 AM
@dm_gsxr I just bought the same peavey but the one with the better pick ups and all black. It sounds great in the amp mode with the slap-tone added. I use it on everysong.

thefnpope
08-26-2012, 02:22 AM
Either the new peavey or the old battle axe my 77 Rick.

dm_gsxr
08-26-2012, 02:23 AM
I just started playing guitar much less bass :) Which one did you get? Do you have the information on it (like a Millennium or Grind; the only two black ones I could find on Musicians Friend) so I can check it out?

Carl

rcole_sooner
08-26-2012, 03:32 AM
Finally got around to taking a snap of my new Ibanez SR500. I think she sounds good,... but then again I have 5 days worth of experience on a bass,... so who knows!! :rolleyes:

http://images60.fotki.com/v778/photos/7/1424197/10152204/201208241208_untitled_002-vi.jpg


That is a heck of a nice picture! Nice guitars too, but a really great shot!

revtime
08-26-2012, 04:05 AM
clanky posted a pic of his SR500 and I picked up the same bass today. I also picked up a Spector Q4 pro. I am digging the bass expansion. 4 guitars and 3 basses, I think I have enough gear now. I practice guitar during the week and bass on the weekends.
If you need a good cheap bass its worth looking into the Spectors. I picked up a nice one for 200.

HEAVYMETALMATT
08-27-2012, 12:22 AM
A $45 pawn shop Dean Edge, bought it the day the bass package dropped.

Don't judge me! After some regular maintenance it's actually not bad quality wise, just a major p.i.t.a. to intonate because the 1st and 4th saddles move around a touch.

Later on if I like playing bass half as much as I like guitar, I'll grab me a Jackson David Ellefson Signature.

Yrd
08-27-2012, 01:31 AM
That is a heck of a nice picture! Nice guitars too, but a really great shot!


What I like is the matching decor.

Clanky44
08-27-2012, 02:34 AM
Thanks for the kind words folks. The Bass is really coming along,... funny thing is that I can't play my guitars standing up and I can't play my bass sitting down!?!? (hence the strap on the bass and not on the gits)

P.S. ...I'm absolutely green with envy at the couple of folks here with Ricky basses!!! (maybe in ten years time when I can justify it to myself)

armoury_R1
08-27-2012, 09:57 AM
Is anyone here really familar with Ibanez model numbers? I went to a local shop, and was shown a GSR390-WN, but I can't find that model anywhere on Ibanez's own website, Wikipedia's Ibanez pages, or on large US retailer sites like Guitar Center. The only hits Google turns up are shops in India, and IIRC one in Poland.

My guess is that it's either an "export model" which doesn't appear at all in North American markets, or it is just a different model number and is the same as, e.g. an SR300. Any thoughts? To my untrained eye, the body's shape is the same as the SR300 shown in this thread, but then again it seems a lot of basses have that shape, and not all from Ibanez.

MathiasMueller
08-27-2012, 02:24 PM
I am using an older Fernandes Tremor 4X
https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/529999_411830998873638_381441748_n.jpg

rcole_sooner
08-27-2012, 03:31 PM
I put up a thread of the mods I did to my MIM Jazz Bass (http://forums.ubi.com/showthread.php/711075-MIM-Jazz-Bass-Modifications).

Lots of pics, and videos too. :D

Funk-n-Stein
08-27-2012, 04:57 PM
Is anyone here really familar with Ibanez model numbers? I went to a local shop, and was shown a GSR390-WN, but I can't find that model anywhere on Ibanez's own website, Wikipedia's Ibanez pages, or on large US retailer sites like Guitar Center. The only hits Google turns up are shops in India, and IIRC one in Poland.

My guess is that it's either an "export model" which doesn't appear at all in North American markets, or it is just a different model number and is the same as, e.g. an SR300. Any thoughts? To my untrained eye, the body's shape is the same as the SR300 shown in this thread, but then again it seems a lot of basses have that shape, and not all from Ibanez.

I'm pretty sure any of the SRs that have the G in front of them are entry level models. I think the G stands for 'Gio' which I think is their entry-level line of guitars and basses. I could be wrong, but that's my understanding. Not sure what differentiates them from the SR line, I'm guessing different woods and electronics? Maybe made in China vs. Korea? :confused:

Yrd
08-27-2012, 05:57 PM
Is anyone here really familar with Ibanez model numbers? I went to a local shop, and was shown a GSR390-WN, but I can't find that model anywhere on Ibanez's own website, Wikipedia's Ibanez pages, or on large US retailer sites like Guitar Center. The only hits Google turns up are shops in India, and IIRC one in Poland.

My guess is that it's either an "export model" which doesn't appear at all in North American markets, or it is just a different model number and is the same as, e.g. an SR300. Any thoughts? To my untrained eye, the body's shape is the same as the SR300 shown in this thread, but then again it seems a lot of basses have that shape, and not all from Ibanez.


http://www.ibanez.com/parts/2004_PARTS/el_bass/spec/GSR390WN.html

Yrd
08-28-2012, 07:03 PM
I have a Peavey Fury and an Ibanez soundgear. I'll most likely be using the Peavy, I like the way it sounds and feels more than the Ibanez.

http://i.imgur.com/AIYSq.jpg (http://imgur.com/AIYSq)


So it was driving me crazy trying to figure out what model bass I had. Found a few forums and the answer was to take off the neck. Turns out it's a '92 SR890. Then one of the strings broke when I put them back on. Now the intonation is screwy after new strings, I gotta fiddle with that to get it back to where it was.

ayanefan
08-29-2012, 09:55 PM
Perhaps you were leaving the cord plugged into the bass? That will drain the battery quicker than anything, as plugging the cord in is pretty much turning the pre-amp on. Always unplug the cord from an active bass whenever you're not playing it. Normally, a battery should last 6 months or more depending on how often you play.

Thank you for the tip, I had no idea that happened. :o I will be unplugging the thing from now on.

C.Linton
08-29-2012, 10:54 PM
Yer welcome, mate! Glad I could help.

InfoMonger
08-30-2012, 05:01 AM
i use a cheap sammy lol

roadtrip2012
09-05-2012, 10:00 PM
I was in London 2 weeks ago on my way back from holidays, and dropped by Denmark Street (which has about a dozen guitar shops in 100 yards, for those who don't know it); went into two shops at random (well, one is called "bass centre" or something) and asked them to recommend a beginner's bass, for a player with ridiculously short arms. Both recommended this short-scale model, I liked the look and it was cheap, so I bought it.

I'm really enjoying it. It's a thousand times more playable for me than a full-size bass, and I feel I'm getting on well with it. I subsequently looked up reviews on web, and the world seems to be pretty much in favour too.

Made in Indonesia, for those who know/care about such details. I heartily recommend it to anyone in my limb predicament (I can just about scratch my head without a prosthesis) - or as others have suggested, those who are just used to playing non-bass guitars.


http://i49.tinypic.com/2pzwqh1.jpg

JPS2K5
09-06-2012, 09:58 PM
By the looks of it that will be the bass I'll be buying at the end of the month, although I will go for the Candy Apple Red one.

omagio
09-14-2012, 08:11 AM
lol title and here some pics if i can figure out how to post them >_>

http://i475.photobucket.com/albums/rr116/omagio/0914120100b.jpg

http://i475.photobucket.com/albums/rr116/omagio/0914120100a.jpg

http://i475.photobucket.com/albums/rr116/omagio/0914120100.jpg

lol should clean it has fingerprints on it haha all well on a side note i think i should take a day or two break got blisters haha but buying rocksmith is cheaper then going to a music store and paying 50 dollars each visit

dm_gsxr
09-14-2012, 03:56 PM
How does that work with Rocksmith? Do you just ignore the extra string?

At my local store, it's $25 for a half hour :)

Carl

C.Linton
09-14-2012, 11:24 PM
How does that work with Rocksmith? Do you just ignore the extra string?At my local store, it's $25 for a half hour :)

Carl

Pretty much this^

C.Linton
02-11-2014, 01:37 AM
...me bumping this old thread back up, I'm just curious to see what our newest players are using for bass.

BaddDadd2010
02-11-2014, 02:15 AM
I'm not JPS2K5 (obviously), but that candy apple red short scale Squire Jaguar he mentioned is what I bought my wife for Christmas. Very happy with it. It's surprisingly lightweight. Really that's the only minor issue: the body is so light that it's maybe a little neck-heavy. It's a big contrast from my guitar, which has a really heavy body.



(By the way, my wife isn't JPS2K5 either :))

dm_gsxr
02-11-2014, 02:35 AM
Not long after the thread started, I picked up an Ibanez GSR200. This past November, I upgraded to an Ibanez SR800.

http://www.schelin.org/jpgshow.php?79:IMG_2686.JPG

Carl

Kuroth
02-11-2014, 03:07 AM
Music Man Bongo 4 String..

RichTheMighty
02-11-2014, 03:11 AM
My Dean Custom Zone bass, yeah I totally got it for the color...

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-c4-tp56AwjQ/UvmC9bkApXI/AAAAAAAAcNk/j1GGGNiWffU/w658-h877-no/image.jpg

fofuxake
02-11-2014, 03:31 AM
Epi Toby Deluxe V by Tobias
http://i1133.photobucket.com/albums/m597/Grant_Odinzen/1509201_10152249569488304_488465302_n_zpsd8ad668e. jpg (http://s1133.photobucket.com/user/Grant_Odinzen/media/1509201_10152249569488304_488465302_n_zpsd8ad668e. jpg.html)

C.Linton
02-11-2014, 04:35 AM
Just for the record, out of my three basses I showed off in the OP, this is the one I've settled on to use with RS:

Squier Vintage Modified Precision bass:

http://i420.photobucket.com/albums/pp286/gernhead/Gear%20Fab/IMG_0008.jpg (http://s420.photobucket.com/user/gernhead/media/Gear%20Fab/IMG_0008.jpg.html)

BazzTard61
02-11-2014, 05:40 AM
I understand, Rich, U wanna stop yourself from looking at the fretboard when playing.

I bet it looks awesome on a darkened stage
Me? a MIM 60th Anniversary JazzBass , i have to check the tuning about twice a year lol, awesome.Where was this bass all those years I played in bands ?

http://i943.photobucket.com/albums/ad274/bazztard61/Mobile%20Uploads/9DE6E4B6-0A69-4E78-8430-2AE53F217764_zpsswfbagio.jpg (http://s943.photobucket.com/user/bazztard61/media/Mobile%20Uploads/9DE6E4B6-0A69-4E78-8430-2AE53F217764_zpsswfbagio.jpg.html)

Amara_Tamlin
02-11-2014, 07:29 AM
I got started with an inexpensive ($100 for the instrument and a combo amp) P-style bass, and now I'm hooked.

So I've had a little visit from the gear fairy. I'm off to fetch a 2012 Rickenbacker 4003 over the weekend, which will be my new primary instrument. I'm debating converting the one I've been using into a fretless, or upgrading the pickups and stringing it BEAD to cover low tunings without retuning my Rick. HNBD to me. :)

Yrd
02-11-2014, 08:52 AM
That green bass is whacky. The amazing thing to me is the colored fretboard. I think that's the first time I've seen a painted fretboard. I think that thing would look pretty slick with a black body. Keep the rest the same.

RSDAVE
02-11-2014, 02:56 PM
Not long after the thread started, I picked up an Ibanez GSR200. This past November, I upgraded to an Ibanez SR800.

http://www.schelin.org/jpgshow.php?79:IMG_2686.JPG

Carl

Carl, this is lovely... looks like an animal!

This is the new family picture:

http://i1056.photobucket.com/albums/t377/dpelchat1/A6939F3A-D888-4C91-ACF9-42455BDE72A2_zpszbrxlvwf.jpg

mklimshuk
02-11-2014, 06:43 PM
The only one I've got - my metallic red Ibanez SR300M. She's a beaut, and plays better than I deserve. C.Linton, this is the one you helped me out with a while back - thanks again.

When I'm in a guitar store, I consider getting another one - either an Epiphone Thunderbird or some flavor of Fender/Squier - but the Ibanez plays so well I can't justify the expense right now. Perhaps when some extra cash comes in, I'll pull the trigger, but right now I'm happy with what I have.

RokDog007
02-11-2014, 08:25 PM
my Short Scale Douglas Semi-Hollow Violin Bass

http://i1288.photobucket.com/albums/b487/Rok-Dog/Guitar%20Photos/My%20Guitar%20Pics/GuitarPics006_zps988b6601.jpg


http://i1288.photobucket.com/albums/b487/Rok-Dog/Guitar%20Photos/My%20Guitar%20Pics/GuitarPics008_zps6cdaaad8.jpg

Jack Edison
02-12-2014, 04:49 AM
It's a 1985 Jackson USA Concert. Apparently there were only about 400 made in 1984, and 1100 made in 1985, so I feel pretty lucky to have bought this one. It has active EMG pickups, and neck through body design, an ebony fret board, will sustain notes for weeks on end, and is the best sounding bass I have ever played. It's priceless to me.

http://i975.photobucket.com/albums/ae236/Jack_Edison/0211142237_zps6d00f79a.jpg

PRS_Rocker
02-12-2014, 03:50 PM
I use my ESP and Rickenbacker basses. Depends on whether we're playing drop D. I use the Rickenbacker for drop D, then I just remap the notes on the E string in my head down two frets. Then I don't I have to drop the E string so far. Yes, I'm that lazy. :D

https://scontent-a-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/t31/1264620_10201578947702789_753585978_o.jpg

https://scontent-b-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/t1/1385209_10201697451105300_963601082_n.jpg

ObscuredByCows
02-12-2014, 11:02 PM
Not long after the thread started, I picked up an Ibanez GSR200. This past November, I upgraded to an Ibanez SR800.

http://www.schelin.org/jpgshow.php?79:IMG_2686.JPG

Carl

Nice grain better than most of these I've seen pics of. I've considered one of these myself but you can only get it from one place in the UK and I have previous with them that puts me off.

schleprok62
02-13-2014, 12:43 PM
I'll be using the T-bird Classic...

Amara_Tamlin
02-16-2014, 09:04 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v627/futabachan/2014-02-15132835.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/futabachan/media/2014-02-15132835.jpg.html)

Amara_Tamlin
02-20-2014, 06:01 PM
https://scontent-b-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/t1/1385209_10201697451105300_963601082_n.jpg

Ooo, dark walnut headstock wings on a Mapleglo. Most that I've seen have had all-maple headstocks, other than the C64 and so forth. I think the walnut looks nicer. The "Made in America" sticker looks like it's from the early 2000s; do you have the vintage tone pullout?

And where did you get that white bezel? Is it raised, or not, and if not, where do you put your thumb?

The Magic Yeti
02-20-2014, 09:10 PM
http://i.imgur.com/e1bPZiS.jpg

MoldyRhyme94061
02-21-2014, 06:07 AM
URL=http://s1093.photobucket.com/user/mmoeller2/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsc32a4522.jpg.html]http://i1093.photobucket.com/albums/i434/mmoeller2/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsc32a4522.jpg[/URL]

Peavey Millenium BXP 4 String. I really enjoy this bass

kingpowchicken
02-21-2014, 07:37 PM
http://s1311.photobucket.com/user/Kingpowchicken/media/fb40b4e6-9c79-4c54-a359-0b71a73278f4_zps5c976982.jpg.html?state=copy
Got it off craigslist. After doing the math I owe the dude twice as much as I paid him for it.

Ronbo256
02-22-2014, 02:44 PM
A poor man's T-bird 2014 Gibson SG special in fireburst. I own two Ibanez's a GSMR 20 and a GSR200 but I haven't' touched either of them since I got this! You can see the GSR200 in the back

http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l53/Ronbo256/DSCN0324.jpg (http://s93.photobucket.com/user/Ronbo256/media/DSCN0324.jpg.html)

Jahmbo
02-22-2014, 03:57 PM
I have wanted to add a bass to my collection for the longest time, had a P bass on long term loan from a friend and loved having it around. I would probably go for a 5 string J or P bass as I like the feel the few times I tried them. Would be fun to add some bass into my Rocksmith experience.