Best Bass Guitars Ever

adfairhurst
There are many different bass guitars, and here we can vote for our favourites. (Mine is a tie between the 1974 fat-style Gibson Ripper and black-pickup style Gibson G3.) Fender Jazz and Precision will probably win, but who knows? I've added a few to get you started. By the way, if a bass has had dramatic design changes (like the Ripper's body changing, or the P bass going from single coil to split coil) it counts as a new bass. Vote away!

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1Fender Precision Bass (P Bass)

The first good bass ever made. It hasn't changed since 1957 for a reason: it's perfect. - adfairhurst

2Fat-Style Gibson RipperV1 Comment
3Gibson G3

Innovative and cool. I prefer the black-pickup version, but the clear pickups are good too. Plus, this is the Green Day bass. - adfairhurst

4Rickenbacker 4001/3

Classic design and sound. - adfairhurst

5Fender Tele Bass (T bass)V2 Comments
6Fender Jazz Bass (J Bass)

"The Fender Jazz Bass has got to be one of the most perfect things ever designed by man."
- Guy Pratt

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7Spector NS-2
8Gibson RD ArtistV1 Comment
9Musicman Stingray

I've owned and played 'em all. The absolute best Rock bass is the Stingray. No bass on the planet has more teeth than this monster! I also love Jazz and P basses but if I only played one guitar for the rest of my life my Music Man would win hands down.

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10Gibson Thunderbird

The weapon of choice for John Entwistle - adfairhurst

The Contenders

11Gibson Ripper
12Hofner Violin Bass

The bass behind the Beatles. - adfairhurst

13Rickenbacker 4004L
14Ibanez SRFF805 Fanned-fret
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1. Fat-Style Gibson Ripper
2. Gibson G3
3. Fender Precision Bass (P Bass)
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