What is your dream hard to get electric bass guitar?

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What is your dream hard to get electric bass guitar?

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I've always wanted a vintage Ric. Pretty common, I know, but I love them. One day maybe.

Post a pic if you can!
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Lov the Dirty Projectors! And ricks. I had one for a while back in the late 70's, wish I still had it. I've always been fascinated by Alembic basses and guitars, enough so that I have regular search set up on ebay so I can see what ones pop up there. And to be honest the one bass that will get ALL the sounds for me is a 70's fender precision (white, with rosewood fingerboard).
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I'm not much of player, but I wouldn't kick a vintage Bass VI out of bed.
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I'd like an EGC bass. Probably will spring for one some day. I'm waiting on guitar #3 from them now.
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I would love to get a Gibson EB-1 or EB-2D. :bananaguitar:
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Music Man Cutlass III graphite
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Pedulla Buzz or Jaco's Bass of Doom.
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I found my white whale in Sweden a few years back. Heaviest bass that I've ever held, alas:

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She sounds like a fat-assed J-Bass.
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Kent wrote:I found my white whale in Sweden a few years back. Heaviest bass that I've ever held, alas:

She sounds like a fat-assed J-Bass.
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appliancide wrote:I'm not much of player, but I wouldn't kick a vintage Bass VI out of bed.
I'm with you on that. Vintage Cure, for days :love:
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stk wrote:
appliancide wrote:I'm not much of player, but I wouldn't kick a vintage Bass VI out of bed.
I'm with you on that. Vintage Cure, for days :love:
picture please, I'm a big cure fan.
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I wish I never sold my Gibson EB3. Out of nostalgia, I recently bought a Gibson SG Standard bass. It's really nice, but not quite the same. But I do have one of these, which I will never sell:

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I've had my dream bass for a year now - a 1983 American '62 Vintage Reissue P-bass, one of the last made at the Fullerton factory pretty close to when I was born.

I wouldn't mind quite a few basses such as an older Rick (played a friend's late '70s 4003 and it was superb)... However, if I actually wanted or needed more than one bass and could choose anything, the second thing I'd want would definitely be one of the early Music Man Sabre Basses.
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My two dream basses were a Rickenbacker and an Alembic. 10 years ago I finally got the Ric and loved it.

In 2008 I bought a 5-string Alembic Europa. I have since sold the Rick.

The Alembic feels good, plays good and sounds great. Versatile and just plain wonderful, for my uses.

I keep my old 5-string Tune as a backup, but seldom even touch it. It's nice, but no Alembic.
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I've wanted one of these old Hamer "B" series basses since I was a kid. Majority were only build as custom order, and so I've gone ~30 years without ever encountering one in a store. Finally took the plunge on not one... but two(!) in the last six months (both via the Internet)- an '80 B12S twelve string, and an '81 B8S eight string.

The latter has been my main gigging bass since. BEAUTIFUL instruments, and the fit/finish, necks, and sound are amazing. A shame these guys are no more... :waah: For someone into (mostly) 60s-80s four string (and coursed string) basses, these are my holy grails.

'80 B12S in '59 burst with single Dimarzio X2N and Rex Bogue pre. Bought from the original owner, and it was a case queen. Still dead mint (for now) and note the one piece tops on these(!). Incredible builds.
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'81 B8S in trans cherry, dual X2Ns, same pre:
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The price guarantees I'll never own one, but I've always wanted a Hyperbass with all the trimmings - specifically the Hipshot extenders on the headstock AND the tuning levers on the bridge.

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An Alembic baratone, ala Stanley Clark.

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Glad I started this thread!
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Some EGC bass porn:

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Post by appliancide »

Robert Smith with a Bass VI:

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Kingnimrod, is it still about a year or two wait for EGC stuff? I love those guitars! Someday I am going to have a Chessie Bass VI made.
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Kent wrote:I found my white whale in Sweden a few years back. Heaviest bass that I've ever held, alas:
Nice one!! I've never played a black eagle... but I had one of the Ibanez jazz bass copies from that era (had a faker Fender decal, but it was really an Ibanez model 2365b). Sold it at one point to fund other gear, and still kinda regret that. This one sounded great thru my Orange+SVT rig.

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Some other rare and semi-rare basses that I own (or have owned)...

BC Rich Bich 8 string bass, next to one of my favorite 4-strings.. a '79 TJ Mockingbird. The Bich was restored by Neal Moser in 2010, and converted to use an 8-saddle Hamer bridge instead of the 4-saddle Starz Guitars bridge (can't intonate the octaves correctly w/a 4-saddle):

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My Rics. '73 Jetglo with early features (checkerboard, crush inlays, slotted bridge, wavy Grovers, squared off bridge surround, etc...), '95 8-string (kinda rare), and my former '78 Mapleglo 4001 (had that over 25 years, but sold to fund another bass). The '73 is a fav, and gets taken out a lot...

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A couple Gibsons were mentioned above... this pic shows mine. '66 EB-2D, '68 EB-3, and my favorites - a '76 Thunderbird and '73 Triumph. The latter is one of the best short scales I've ever played, right up there with the Hamers. That one also came from original owner who played it for a year and then tucked it away until I bought it 7-8 years ago.

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'73 Triumph aka Les Paul Recording Bass
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I also have an Alembic - '83 Distillate. Great bass to record with - really well balanced sound across the strings and up the neck, 32" mid scale, with that small-ish SC style body:

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This was kind of a rare beast... An Ampeg AEB-1 "scroll bass" reissue prototype that was made during the St. Louis Music era of Ampeg. Very modern feel and sound compared to the originals, and this had a conventional magnetic pickup (which I replaced with a Rio Grande Pitbull). The originals used an archaic transducer type pickup (the "mystery pickup") so you could run gut strings :mrgreen:

I sold this a few years ago. Sounded great, but too much like my Precision, BC Rich, etc... to justify keeping it for looks alone...

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Post by sduck »

Wow! :woah: Just wow. :mygod:

Go away. You're killing us. This thread is about rare beasts we lust for, not rare beasts we already have. (jk) :hail: :help: :hihi: :party: :bananaguitar:

SO much goodness there! Every picture has a drool worthy axe in it, at least one. The one with the gibsons just kills. One of the first decent guitar like objects I had was an EB-3 just like yours - and this was 1974, I ended up trading it for the rick I only had for a year or so.
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Fender Musicmaster:

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Amazing pictures!

@appliancide, awesome! had no idea those were technically basses!
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