Which brands are TBers the most fanatical/loyal... Incredibly insane about?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Baird6869, Jan 3, 2013.


  1. Baird6869

    Baird6869 Supporting Member

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    I have owned almost everything out there, but some bass brands seem to make TBers (me included sometimes) act like geeks at a Star Trek convention or like tween girls at a One Direction concert more than other brands. Hundreds of posts about certain $10 mods, different bridges, etc. might be a little nutty.;)

    Which brands in your opinion get their TB owners obsessively horny/chatty/protective more than the others?

    For me, the Spector Club TBers take it. Great people and completely fanatical about all things Stuart. Hard to follow sometimes as there are often hundreds of posts in a good day, but no question about Spectors is considered dumb and everyone is helpful/knowledgeable. Also, they love the brand but really could care less if you also love Warwick, Fender or anything else.

    Also, the RIC fans are crazy loyal to the brand. Maybe too loyal, but they love their RICs. RIC lovers seem to be the least likely to play a different brand.... Ever.:p Lakland, Fodera and Sadowsky are runners up IME.

    Waddya think?
  2. Kenzy

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    Fender Precision. They're the bass that everyone likes j-off about on TB, I'd say. Not necessarily Fender. Just the Ps.
  3. Stephent28

    Stephent28 Supporting Member

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    fEARful and fEARless cab owners are pretty fanatical about the awesome cabs that Greenboy designed.
  4. Proraptor

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    I agree....everyone loves fender basses on here.....i cant stand them
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  6. superdick2112

    superdick2112 Registered Spector Addict

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    Which brands are TBers the most fanatical/loyal... Incredibly insane about?

    I think you pretty much nailed it.

    I own multiple Spectors, I own multiple Rics, and yes, I'm insane...

    :D :bassist: :D

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  7. IntrepidCellist

    IntrepidCellist Supporting Member

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    I think the RIC haters are more fanatical than the RIC lovers, sometimes!
  8. M.R. Ogle

    M.R. Ogle Supporting Member

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    Has to be the Rick-O-Club.

    (Only bass that I've ever owned that caused me physical pain to play.)
  9. Epitaph04

    Epitaph04 Supporting Member

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    I think both are as crazy as each other! ;):bag:
  10. Lowactnsatsfctn

    Lowactnsatsfctn

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    The Behringer hate is pretty insane.
    And all the expensive Fender clones
  11. stepswork4me

    stepswork4me Supporting Member

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    Fenders, mostly the P and flats.... and you better damn well love them!




    I care for none of them.
  12. RobJ

    RobJ Supporting Member

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    Interesting assumption that Rick players seem to you least likely to play a different brand, perhaps some fit your assumption but I'm guessing not many. I love my Ricks, I own five different models, but I also play and love my Status, Modulus, G&L, Hofner and Fender basses. As far as loyalties go, I really have none regarding basses. I play what I like and like what I play.
  13. Tvrtko

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    TUNE players are reasonable dedicated to their brand (me included). From obvious reason. RIC people are getting abandoned by their own house more and more, day by day. However, I am, also, member of the most fanatical crowd here - Acoustic amps club.
  14. cfsporn

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    If number of threads of fanboy and fangirl gushing (that I may or may not have taken part in) is any indication, I'd say Lakland, Spector, and Fender.
  15. JoeWPgh

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    I am a huge Spector fan, but they're a bit spendy for the ones I want. Fender offers a great product for the price if you're selctive about it (or have some fret dressing skills or willing to have them professionally dressed) But I'll go to the mat for Tommy at USACustomGuitars and his Fenderish clones.
  16. Kenzy

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    Ric bashing is also pretty popular on TB, I've noticed.
  17. meatwad

    meatwad Supporting Member

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    I'm fanatical about Leo Fender's creations, and Ampeg.
  18. Scott in Dallas

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    Bongo guys IME. They're nuts. Do NOT get on the wrong side of them. Lesson learned for me. :bag:
  19. Klonk

    Klonk Norwegian Wood Supporting Member

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    Ampeg fans are pretty hardcore, usually (myself included).

    Agree with Spector, Ric and Fenders too. A small but fanatical group (cue Monty Python-ish voice) is the club I'm a member of, the Sandberg fans.
  20. rimbaud

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    Bongo guys ?? oh you probably mean those toilet seat engineers... no ? :D

    Never been a big basse's fan, but I assume i'm a big Cort hater.... but that's more about human rights, politics, pollution etc..... and how they treat trees resources in Asia. You can't be sure of how they work. Guys that has nothing to care with their workers, I don't think they treat the forests better....

    But you could either tell me the same with Fender about their chinese products, Ibanez, Vintage, etc..... to be honest, yeah, i must say that Cort crystallizes all the anger I feel for those persons that act like this.

    Anyway, never say anything wrong about SWR REDHEAD, or I kill you :D
  21. armybass

    armybass Roscoe and Bluesman Vintage Basses Gold Supporting Member

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