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100 Basses to try before you die

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#1 TheGreek

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Posted 02 September 2017 - 11:58 AM

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Posted 02 September 2017 - 12:38 PM

Like all those lists - someones opinion of some basses and hunted around to get to 100!
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Posted 02 September 2017 - 02:23 PM

Are there 100 different basses in the world..? :unsure: Let's see now...

1 - 'P' type
2 - 'J' type
3 - 'M' type
4 - 'R' type
5 - 'S' type
6 - Hollow-bodied

Nope. :rolleyes:
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Posted 02 September 2017 - 02:40 PM

Well worth a look and some very interesting stuff on there. It's nicely researched and laid out, enough info to be interesting, not enough to be boring. My top 100 would be very different but I bet everyone could say that!

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Posted 02 September 2017 - 02:56 PM

My list would be more like 20, and the only ones I haven't managed to try yet are an Alembic EUB 1, a Rivoli (pref Chas Chandler's), one of those cute little Warwick s-s Corvettes, and (bizarrely, as I love 'em and have had lots of opportunities) a Ricky 4001.
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Posted 02 September 2017 - 05:34 PM

I was a little underwhelmed by large portions of the list, you put a musicvox 12 but not a Hamer 12 string in there?
No vintage Jazz?
No JV Squier
No Sandberg
No Tacoma Thunderchief
No BC Rich

It's a difficult job I know, but some big omissions

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Posted 02 September 2017 - 10:40 PM

I'm afraid I'm filing this in the Yet Another Pointless List section.

I think I'd be more interested if Scott came up with a list of 100 Songs To Play Before You Die.
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Posted 02 September 2017 - 11:53 PM

 chris_b, on 02 September 2017 - 10:40 PM, said:

I'm afraid I'm filing this in the Yet Another Pointless List section.

I think I'd be more interested if Scott came up with a list of 100 Songs To Play Before You Die.
Nah, 20 would be different versions of MustHangSally, 10 Moondance etc.
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Posted 04 September 2017 - 05:24 PM

I'm sure they all sound like basses at the end of the day. What counts is the setup and the player.

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Posted 04 September 2017 - 07:32 PM

 TCsBass, on 04 September 2017 - 05:24 PM, said:

I'm sure they all sound like basses at the end of the day. What counts is the setup and the player.
It's all in the fingers surely 😀

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Posted 04 September 2017 - 09:32 PM

'100 basses some guy wants to try'

Filed alongside his '5 reasons NOT to play a five string (which is actually a video mostly focusing on why the bassist uses a five string)'

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Posted 05 September 2017 - 10:17 AM

Surely, even when you count the custom shop, there aren't 100 different colour options for a PBass.
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Posted 05 September 2017 - 10:55 AM

View Postsuper al, on 04 September 2017 - 07:32 PM, said:

It's all in the fingers surely ��
:lol: :lol: :lol:

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Posted 05 September 2017 - 04:57 PM

There'd better be a Wal in there :ph34r:

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Posted 05 September 2017 - 11:25 PM

View Postthodrik, on 04 September 2017 - 09:32 PM, said:

'100 basses some guy wants to try'

Filed alongside his '5 reasons NOT to play a five string (which is actually a video mostly focusing on why the bassist uses a five string)'

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This will be followed by 'One weird trick to play like a pro' which you click on eager to learn and find the weird trick is... [SPOILER ALERT - LOOK AWAY NOW IF YOU DON'T WANT TO KNOW]... to practice for three hours a day for the next ten years!
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Posted 06 September 2017 - 12:30 AM

That list is the most pointless one like it I have seen. He has included random custom order instruments as Vintage and collectable??? Just bizarre, I don't know who he is trying to appeal to with this list. Its honestly like they are all random choices.
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Posted 06 September 2017 - 05:38 PM

Unfortunately in an effort to get more subscribers, it's just more click-bait.
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Posted 06 September 2017 - 07:22 PM

View Postspectoremg, on 05 September 2017 - 04:57 PM, said:

There'd better be a Wal in there :ph34r:

There is, of course. Just a shame that EVERY SINGLE THING about the Wal Mk 1 entry is wrong... including the photo!!! D'oh!!!

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Posted 06 September 2017 - 07:28 PM

View Postyorks5stringer, on 06 September 2017 - 05:38 PM, said:

Unfortunately in an effort to get more subscribers, it's just more click-bait.

To be fair, they have been producing 2x videos per week since the beginning of time....must be running out of topics....

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Posted 06 September 2017 - 07:33 PM

I've probably only played a dozen Rics, so still 88 to go...

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Posted 07 September 2017 - 09:35 AM

View Postyorks5stringer, on 06 September 2017 - 05:38 PM, said:

Unfortunately in an effort to get more subscribers, it's just more click-bait.
Yep, this. Shame on you Scott.

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Posted 07 September 2017 - 09:38 AM

I thought his Precision v Jazz one was pretty tentative. There was a slight difference but nothing a bit of tone tweaking wouldn't sort.


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Posted 07 September 2017 - 12:30 PM

View PostNicko, on 05 September 2017 - 10:17 AM, said:

Surely, even when you count the custom shop, there aren't 100 different colour options for a PBass.

Yeh, its so much easier to do those with guitars, you can just list all the historic recreation models of the Strat and Les paul!
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Posted 07 September 2017 - 02:08 PM

View Postchris_b, on 02 September 2017 - 10:40 PM, said:

I think I'd be more interested if Scott came up with a list of 100 Songs To Play Before You Die.

That was the whole point of the "best bass lines ever" thread :)

View Postprowla, on 06 September 2017 - 07:33 PM, said:

I've probably only played a dozen Rics, so still 88 to go...

Lol! I think Woodinblack and clivem would say the same thing about Ibbys...
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Posted 08 September 2017 - 03:43 PM

View PostAl Krow, on 07 September 2017 - 02:08 PM, said:

Lol! I think Woodinblack and clivem would say the same thing about Ibbys...

Don't get me started on "bass education without boundaries"...... <cough>
Not even looked to see if he has included any Ibby's in his "guide".

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Posted 08 September 2017 - 03:50 PM

I've only had four emails since I was tempted by his clickbait on Sunday.

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Posted 10 September 2017 - 01:33 AM

View Postspectoremg, on 07 September 2017 - 09:38 AM, said:

I thought his Precision v Jazz one was pretty tentative. There was a slight difference but nothing a bit of tone tweaking wouldn't sort.

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I didn't bother watching the video. There are so many other, more rewarding things I can do, like washing my hair or picking my nose.

However, I will say that any comparison between P and J is a comparison of single and twin pickups (unless you're like Dave Swift, who sticks all his twin pickup basses onto "neck pickup only"). The twin pickup sound is inherently more complex than the single pickup sound as there are assorted reinforcement and cancellation effects between the two pickups which the single pickup doesn't have. Neither sound is superior to the other, they just have different characters.
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Posted 11 September 2017 - 06:20 PM

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