Hanging on the wall was a beautiful orange/white G&L SB-2T. I played it for a few and really liked it. But for $1300 or so? I will just have to slum with the SB-2 I have now.
It got me to thinking, though. What basses have I had over the years? Do I have photos?
Well, lots and yes. But I'm too lazy to look for photos of all of them so off to the web I go.
|Me and said Soundgear at my high school graduation.|
Kramer Fretless bass. If you look under the bed on the first picture above, you'll see the case for this bass!
Kramer acoustic bass
Hohner headless bass.
This little guy was tiny and sounded like crap. Then again, I had a crappy amp (still have it: Peavey Basic 40), and didn't have any clue (still don't) on how to get good tone. I loved the little kickstand you could use to play the bass while sitting down. It also had a XLR output on it for those times when you wanted to go direct to the board. That bass somehow ended up in the hands of an old bandmate. I don't know if he still has it but I'ma gonna ask. Maybe it'll make its way back to me.
Of course, knowing what I know now about basses, I wish I'd have "borrowed indefinitely" the basses I played in my HS jazz band. Every morning, I'd show up for jazz and play either a Fender P or a Fender Jazz bass. At least I think there was one of each. There definitely were 2 Fenders at my disposal. There was a big ol' Fender Bassman amp and cabinet, too. I'm sure they've all been put out to pasture by now.
I think those are the basses I had in high school. It wasn't until I got out of college that I graduated to other basses. I'll write about those next.