My Ibanez GSR200. Bought it cheap, used off Craigslist without knowing anything about bass. I still keep it around because it looks nice on the wall and has sentimental value as my first bass, but it doesn’t get played anymore.
This was my first bass, a Harley Benton PB-20 I bought used off Marktplaats (“Marketplace”, the Dutch equivalent of Craigslist) for only 40 Euros. Like most people here, I wanted something cheap to see if I’d like it.
Here is my first bass. It was a gift from a very, very special friend just about twenty years ago. I tried to learn to play over those twenty years, but could never really get past a few songs. In just two years after discovering B2B, I think I’ve come a long way thanks @JoshFossgreen, B2B and everyone here on this forum.
My very first “bass” wasn’t a bass at all, but rather a guitar with the two high strings removed and heavy gauge guitar strings tuned an octave low. It sounded awful, leading me to invest $25 in a used Danelectro Shorthorn like this one.