Show us your first bass!

Mine was (is? I only have one so far :smiling_imp:) a Sterling By Music Man Stingray Ray34.


Same as the one above :arrow_heading_up: but left handed and the specific one I own:

Show me yours in the comments down below! :arrow_down:

Edit:
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my first bass was a Rockbass Corvette with active JJ MEC pickups. exactly the same than this one, except that mine had a natural finish :

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This is how it started :slightly_smiling_face:


… and from there it escalated quickly :sweat_smile:

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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.

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this is the kind of instrument that could be useful and nice to have, if one day you want to have a bass dedicated to an alternate tuning.

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TRBX304. Bought new for ~$350, sold used for ~$250.

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@howard You’ve been a Yammie fan right from the start! Very cool!

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Actually since way before this, even :slight_smile:

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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.

Spent another 15 Euros on new strings after a month or so. Sold it for 50 Euros after about two months and bought a brand new Cort Action PJ, which I’m still playing to this day.

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Nice!

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I hope to get a Yamaha bass one day… :slight_smile:

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Ha!

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Cool! Looks sort of like a Jens Ritter Princess Cora.

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I almost got a Glarry but decided to go with something nicer right off the bat. I don’t regret it! I love bass.

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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.


Her name is “Peggy”.

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Vintage Reissue V4 P bass (Vintage is the brand name :grin:) - still own it! Changed the potentiometers at some point, but otherwise a very decent P bass:

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My first bass was a cheap generic p-bass!


Back in 1988

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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.

This was in 1966. Of course, 14 year old me hated the copper color and painted it metalflake purple, destroying any collector value.

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Sweet!

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Looks good!

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