Classic Bass brands to bring back

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by ricknote, Feb 11, 2013.

  1. ricknote


    Aug 3, 2006
    With all the reissues of classic brands resurfacing, it got me thinking about all the cool brands I remember seeing in music stores in the late 70's when I first picked up the bass.
    Now in my 50's, I see SD Curlee, Framus, Hofner and many more making a comeback.

    What bass guitar companies would it be fun to see again?

  2. I know technically Kramer basses are still sold,now they're owned by Gibson and have a "Kramer"decal on the headstock but I'd love to see the old aluminum necked mid-70's Kramers re-issued.I love my 650B that I bought used in the late 70's.
  3. superdick2112

    superdick2112 Registered Spector Addict Supporting Member

    Nov 20, 2010
    Highlands Ranch, CO.
    I'd love to see the return of real Steinbergers, namely the graphite XL series basses.
    I would also like to see Eastwood reissue the old La Baye 2x4 models, both the guitar & bass versions.
  4. ricknote


    Aug 3, 2006
    I remember seeing those Aluminum neck Kramers at a store in Connecticut I used to visit in the 70's. I think it was called Ansonia Music.
    They had Travis Bean too. I was about 15 years old. They were so cool looking.

    The original Steinbergers were amazing! I flipped when I first saw Sting playing one.
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  6. Abaroa


    Apr 27, 2010
    Aren't all those brands sort of still around... Kramer and Steinberger are part of "the Gibson family of brands"... and Farmus is Warwick, isnt it?

    Maybe you mean the return of some old models?
  7. ricknote


    Aug 3, 2006
    Kramer and Steinberger are owned by Gibson. I also saw the
    Framus stuff at Winter NAMM.

    I was just wondering about other now defunct brands that
    haven't been revived.
  8. TonH


    Jan 26, 2011
    The Netherlands
  9. frankieC

    frankieC A swell guy from Warren Harding High

    Jul 21, 2012
    I had a Hagstrom as "loner" bass while having my Hofner worked on back in the late 60's. Surprisingly is was a good handling bass. sounded decent, too.
  10. ricknote


    Aug 3, 2006
    Shergold is a new one on me! I love it.
    I went through some of the archives and they have that
    Burns kind of look. The 8 string bass is KILLER!

    Hagstrom is already back. I saw there booth at NAMM.
    The semi hollow Viking model is really sweet.

    Anymore old brands still collecting dust?
  11. dcalde78


    Apr 17, 2012
    Kramer is still around but as it has been said, they've changed their lineup a lot. I have one of the Disciple D-1s, and I do like the Striker bass that they currently make but I'd like to see a reissue of the 80's style P/J basses that they made, along with Jacksons and Charvels of the day. They looked and sounded awesome. It's a real shame no one really produces that style of P/J any more. Slab bodies with contours, reverse P with a J, pointy headstock, vol/vol/tone.
  12. Engine207

    Engine207 Losing faith in call at a time. Supporting Member

    Jul 10, 2008
    Higley, AZ
    Peavey is obviously still making basses, but I think a lighter T-40, with a range of colors and fretboard options would be cool. Maybe a T-40 fiver...
  13. PazzoBasso


    Jan 21, 2011

    although technically still around, I'd like to see the 70's/80's stuff come back... F2 & Unicorn...
  14. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
  15. 20db pad

    20db pad

    Feb 11, 2003
    I been everywhere, man...
    None. At all.
  16. Yeah...but two words..... Ed Roman.... (only one of two dealers? if they're so good why doesn't anyone sell them?) I've played these. NOT the same. Look the same but not the same. Something about the real, 15 coats of lacquer, mini frets, 60's mojo just isn't captured in these at all.
  17. Univox for sure!
  18. Are Vox Teardrops still being reissued? (I don't believe so.) How about Burns Bison Basses? If not, I'd like to see 'em make a comeback.
  19. bampilot06


    Jan 10, 2013
    not sure if its a classic but when i was in middle school i wanted an alvarez