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edmonstg

Newberg, Oregon

Fender...never say never.
Jan 23rd, 2012 08:53 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The topic keeps popping up here...what if you kept only one good bass for your gigs, which would it be...and I actually had a chance to do this yesterday.

So which one did I keep?

It was a tough decision because the two I sold were amazing Fender basses. With lots of history. The sale was made easier by finding them a really good home.

So which one stayed?

Drum roll...

My 60 Stack Knob.

I'm older now and needed the narrower neck. This was the big deciding factor.

I also still have my Squire single coil as a backup.

It's all good.

Now, I'll have to see if I have it in me to do without a P-bass long term.

George

waxcomb

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bassist, Stone Soup
Jan 23rd, 2012 09:48 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Feels kind of liberating to boil down to smaller amounts of good gear. I'm down to a '66 Hofner 500/1 and a '66 Mustang and 90's Martin B-1. One acoustic (Tacoma Cheif) and one electric ('76 Starcastser)for the guitard side. I had about 14 at the height of my bachelor spending days.

waxcomb

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bassist, Stone Soup
Jan 23rd, 2012 09:48 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Down to one picture as well, I see.

heynorm

Omaha, USA

Jan 23rd, 2012 10:00 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I 're-discovered' my old Squier-J this weekend after a restring job (the old ones were quite aged and dull). Sometimes, though, my old, stubby fingers' memory get a bit confused by the thinner neck, compared to my P.

Bubbalou
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USA

THE LOW END OF UPPER TEJAS
Jan 23rd, 2012 10:43 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I reduced mine to on Fender American Special Jazz Bass. In my case (I know you will not want to do this to your Stack knob) I put a Fender S-1 Switch in to change from typical Jazz Parallel pickup mode to Both Pickups in Series (like a P is configured). Now before you P guys jump me, I know it will not be quite the same due to pickup configuration and Placement but it comes close enough for my purposes and doesn't affect the Jazz tones one bit when selected (some have claimed). I will say, a P bass with S-1 is virtually usesless but in the Jazz (when wired properly- there were some of the 2004's that were wired improperly and sounded sick in the Jazz mode)it is very useful!


Caca de Kick
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Seattle/Tacoma WA

Jan 23rd, 2012 11:52 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"My 60 Stack Knob."

...and a hell of a bass to have.

edmonstg

Newberg, Oregon

Fender...never say never.
Jan 23rd, 2012 12:21 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

wax...yea, I saw that too. I didn't do it so I have no idea what happened to the rest of my photos. I must have had eight or so others on there for the longest time. Now, all gone.

George

Dennis_UK
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Cornwall, UK

Fender Bottom Master!
Jan 23rd, 2012 12:49 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Nice one to keep!
I will confess to offloading the Squier Telebass this very day, in exchange for a Lite Ash Telecaster.
I'm no guitarist at all, but if I have to have one electric solid, it has to be a Telecaster. I only wish I'd never sold my '96 JD Tele. That was a killer!

uncle stack-knob
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united kingdom

Jan 23rd, 2012 12:58 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I am about to follow suit............ there are around fourteen Jazz Basses to consider.


Stack-Knob.

Caca de Kick
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Seattle/Tacoma WA

Jan 23rd, 2012 01:34 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Goerge, didn't you have a CM membership? If so maybe looks like it expired? Might explain where your pics went...

(This message was last edited by Caca de Kick at 01:35 PM, Jan 23rd, 2012)

callmebono

San Francisco

Jan 23rd, 2012 01:47 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

George, I really expected you to keep a P bass if you could keep only one. Interesting how times and tastes have changed?

rwb
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Canada

The Plankster of Love
Jan 23rd, 2012 01:56 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I like your choice, but will admit to mild shock that you didn't keep a P!

Danny Nader

usa

You should have been there!
Jan 23rd, 2012 01:59 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

If one & only one, it would have to be my CS Jazz. There's one I would keep for sentimental reasons. But in the end, it would be my CS Jazz.

Danny

digiboy

New York City

Jan 23rd, 2012 02:08 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

George without a Fender P?
I shed a tear

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Doesn't seem possible. Who'd a thunk it?

So the move to a J is done.
I've no doubt that the stacker is a great bass but I'm shocked.

Ah well, life is full of change. Whatever floats yer boat, George.

As we often say here, never say never.

thedqmanfla
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USA

Dots Only!
Jan 23rd, 2012 03:36 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Good choice George,
No matter how far I roam, the sound of those
60 pickups and electronics bring me back home!
You know the 60 Jazz has even a smaller neck than the 62 and later Jazz basses?
For me, thats very confortable!
Regards
Mike

RS

USA

Jan 23rd, 2012 05:07 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I think I could get down 2 basses (if required) and be good. Would prefer 3 so I could have a P, 60s jazz, and 70s jazz sound.

loubob

USA Corona

Jan 23rd, 2012 06:59 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I found myself in a similar situation. As age has caught up with me - lot easier to play a Jazz vs the "P". I've often entertained the option of a Duck Dunn model consisting of a P body and pups with a Jazz neck as a back up. I also use to rationalize that a carpenter uses different hammers for different applications (framing vs finishing). Therefore I needed different basses for different kinds of music genre's. It wasn't long before I owned 15 basses. Well - like many of you; I'm down to two and just about at one. Drum role.....Fender Jazz Road Worn. Yep sold two custom shop fenders, a Lakeland Bob Glaub two Pedulla's, 62 reissue vintage stack knob etc... Nothing like that broken feel'in of a RW Jazz Neck!

sugarbeet
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Cornwall UK

Only a geezer . . .on the outside
Jan 24th, 2012 01:42 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I'm down to my two custom made Kif Guitars basses - my Shebass and my Violabass. Do I miss my old Fenders - you bet!

barry.b
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australia

Jan 24th, 2012 03:07 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I can't do it!

For years I only had my Tele bass, then my 78P got added.

Now there's instruments stuck in every nook and cranny.

Which one is "THE ONE"?

none of them. They're all different and I appreciate them all for that. Even though I'm playing my Bass VI for 80% of the time, it can't cut it to be 100%.

Is there therapy for musicians in this situation?

uncle stack-knob
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united kingdom

Jan 24th, 2012 03:41 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

No therapy required Barry........ Anyway I don't think so. It's just a matter of choice and self justification and personal taste etc.
There is no " magic tone in the sky "
Stack-Knob.

(This message was last edited by uncle stack-knob at 03:45 AM, Jan 24th, 2012)

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