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Car brand equivalent in the bass world

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by WillyPop, Apr 3, 2014.


  1. WillyPop

    WillyPop

    Jan 11, 2010
    quebec, Canada
    Disclosures:
    Ashdown Amps, Yamaha, Musicman & Washburn Basses
    All right, just for fun.

    What would be the car brand "equivalent" for any bass brand and/or model.

    Giving the why add to the fun factor.

    i.e. Fender would probably be Ford, just an heavily americain associated brand but most of it is made out of the country. P bass the F150?

    What brand would be Ferraris? Volkswagen? Jeep?

    Let your brain and sense of humor work! Make me smile, I need it and so do you! :hyper:
     
  2. PhillipCarr

    PhillipCarr

    Mar 3, 2014
    Ibanez = Hyundai, Toyota. Made in Korea/Japan. Brand recognition, and can be very nice.

    Agree with Fender/Ford. G&L = Lincoln. Basically a Ford, but a lot nicer.
     
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  4. WillyPop

    WillyPop

    Jan 11, 2010
    quebec, Canada
    Disclosures:
    Ashdown Amps, Yamaha, Musicman & Washburn Basses
    Exactly what I thougth about G&L.

    A ford with a lot of better options and quality!
     
  5. -Kramer-

    -Kramer-

    Dec 9, 2003
    Charlotte, NC
    Ritter = Bugatti

    Really expensive and REALLY nice.

    In the guitar world, Fender and Gibson are Ford and Chevy. Since Gibson is pretty small in the bass world, not sure that would work.
     
  6. DogBone

    DogBone

    Mar 15, 2009
    Central Virginia
    Agree about the "Ford" analogy for Fender.

    But disagree about the F150 only if we are going down a rabbit hole with some off-brand being a Ferrari.

    Precision Bass = Shelby Cobra.


    The only thing that makes sense. It's basic, it's elemental, it's raw, and it's iconic: it's just what is needed and nothing more, and after all these years it's still terrifyingly competitive to it's often much more sophisticated and expensive competition.

    Insert Precision or Cobra and the above statement is still truth. :)



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  7. madrob

    madrob

    Aug 22, 2006
    Ottawa, ON, Canada
    You realize the cobra was a british car with a Ford engine?
     
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  8. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2000
    New York City
    Disclosures:
    Endorsing artist: Musicman basses, Hipshot products
    I don't know much about cars, but how about musicman and Lexus? Is Lexus a US company? :)
     
  9. Technotitclan

    Technotitclan Lurking TB from work

    Mar 1, 2012
    Rochester, NY
    Lexus Is Japanese, Its owned by Toyota. I find Musicman a tough one to call.

    I agree with Fender-Ford and Ibanez-Toyota/Hyundai and G&L-Lincoln. I would prolly call the Fender P a Mustang based on the above description. The Cobra is a car made with Ford parts, not made by Ford.
     
  10. mapleglo

    mapleglo Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2013
    phoenix, az
    I'd like to think Rickenbacker is Tesla, but Pierce-Arrow is likely closer. Except they closed down in 1938.
     
  11. ImNotJoel

    ImNotJoel

    Jan 12, 2014
    Connecticut
    Volkswagen would be Warwick due to German engineering but quality wise Warwick would be more like Mercedes luxorious.

    Music man would be like a dodge not the caravans or trucks but the bad ass muscle cars like an avenger or charger.

    Rickenbacker would be like a Cadillac timeless classic.

    Peavey would be Kia.
     
  12. NicJimBass

    NicJimBass The Kirk Hammett of bass guitar! Supporting Member

    Nov 22, 2004
    Lancaster, OH
    I was sorta nodding my head in agreement until the last line.

    Warwick (Custom Shop) = Maybach/ Bentley
    Warwick (German) = Porsche
    Warwick (Import) = VW
    Ernie Ball Music Man = perhaps Dodge, although they seem much more forward-thinking and willing to try new things, so maybe Tesla.
    Peavey = Oldsmobile- good product, but not flashy, and not nearly as popular as the other big names, and now, no longer made in US.
    SX = Hyundai
    Fender = Ford
    G&L = Pontiac or Lincoln
     
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  13. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2000
    New York City
    Disclosures:
    Endorsing artist: Musicman basses, Hipshot products
    I think Cadillac might work better with Musicman, cuz a stingray is also a timeless classic... Yet they keep coming out with newer models. Rickenbacker is like a mustang to me, but ford has already been very well placed. Are there any classic cars that haven't changed much over the years?
     
  14. Smit_Dogg

    Smit_Dogg

    May 17, 2009
    Cumbria, UK
    I'd have Warwick down as Mazda RX8s they look and sound the business, but don't handle too well..
     
  15. Doctor_Clock

    Doctor_Clock The Moon Machine Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2013
    Brooklyn, NY
    Alembic=Spaceship
     
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  16. Yamaha=Toyota
     
  17. GBassNorth

    GBassNorth

    Dec 23, 2006
    SoCal
    I'd put Alembic, Ritter, Jersey in the category of exotic Italian sports cars like Ferrari, Maserati and Lamborghini. All works of art as much as they are technical marvels and priced accordingly.

    I'd put the various models of Warwicks in the German line with Porsche, Audi and VW.

    As noted by others, Fender has to be Ford.

    Maybe Ibanez is more of a Toyota.

    Gibson is a hard one to place. Their bass line is slim but their guitar line is a major rival to Fender so to me is more of a Dodge brand with maybe the Gibson bass line equating to the Jeep division of the company. The Tbird a largely unchanged classic workhorse would be the Jeep Wrangler.
     
  18. mapleglo

    mapleglo Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2013
    phoenix, az
    Cadillac is GM. Totally not RIC, IMHO.
     
  19. Technotitclan

    Technotitclan Lurking TB from work

    Mar 1, 2012
    Rochester, NY
    Dodge challenger for the mm
     
  20. DogBone

    DogBone

    Mar 15, 2009
    Central Virginia
    Understand about Cobra being British, but can't fully buy the Mustang equivelant.
    Mustangs are great and cool and iconic, but themselves were re-worked Falcons

    A Fender Mustang could be a Mustang though. :bag:


    Rickenbacker? That's a no-brainer...Studebaker, it's obvious!


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  21. ImNotJoel

    ImNotJoel

    Jan 12, 2014
    Connecticut
    Agreed I was taking a shot in the dark you made good points.
     



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