Anybody using a bass rig completely NON US or UK?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Avezzano, Sep 18, 2012.

  1. Big share of electric axes/amps/effects until some twenty years ago were either US or British made. Things change and in a global world, as in the thread title: anybody using a NON US or Brit rig?

    I mean: Squier still is a Fender spinoff, so even if your Squier bass is made in Korea, it still is a US based design/product. So no to Squier. Therefore: NO to Fender/Gibson/Ric/Marshall/Peavey/Ashdown/Schroeder etc......

    Example: anybody using exclusively something like

    Warwick bass
    Glockenklang combo
    Yamaha compressor


    Vigier bass
    A.T.S. amp
    Markbass speakers
    Ibanez flanger


  2. hachi kid

    hachi kid

    Jun 2, 2008
    Pelham, AL
    Warmoth/SWR + Avatar cab/Ampeg VT-22/Tech21 Leeds......nope.... :)
  3. Biggbass


    Dec 14, 2011
    Planet Earth
    aside from my basses, My amp rig is all Markbass- love it.
  4. Lado Bass - Canadian

    Yorkville/ Traynor bass amp - Canadian too :)
  5. ...P.S.: pics are welcomed!!!!

  6. nukes_da_bass

    nukes_da_bass Banned

    Feb 19, 2006
    west suburban boston
    Premise is broken from the get-go.

    Unless you are playing on and through antiques, just about everything made today has at least some parts sourced through Asia.

    I understand your "US design" paradigm. However, using that as a benchmark, my SX jazz 5 through an Eden E300T are both US based designs, yet both are manufactured in China.

    Based on your premise, a Chang Jiang motorcycle is only non US because it's copied from a German design (BMW R100).

    Based on this I find the original premise as close to a brick as a box of sand.
  7. come on, man: lighten up! We all know VEEEERY well that it is a totally interconnected world and that into, say, a Markbass head maybe 95% of the components are made in China or Korea!

    Just talking about the brands: no scientific hair splitting here. Just talking brands...

    P.S.: SX and EDEN do not qualify, even if completely made in China, then... and a Chang Jiang motorcycle is only non US because it's not an Us (or UK) brand.

    Don't you please talk like my wife.... :rolleyes:
  8. Guygrooves

    Guygrooves Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2012
    Albany NY

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  9. Guy man: even if your rig is excellent (deep envy for your axes collection!), you still have a "half breed" US/ITA whole rig (meant from "fingers" to the "ears")!!!!
  10. nukes_da_bass

    nukes_da_bass Banned

    Feb 19, 2006
    west suburban boston
    Oh ok so you are looking for people that have status basses through Marshall etc...

    Probably more prevalent outside the USA where American branded products are extremely expensive!
  11. yes, you got the point right! Btw: Marshall does not apply since an UK product: no US or UK! ;)
  12. German built basses from Boerjes and Le Fay, EBS compressor and other EBS pedals (~10 years old), German built FMC cabinets, I used to play Dutch built Hevos cabs.
    My main amp is American, Aggie DB 750.
    I haven't seen/heard any other amp that sounds like that, otherwise I probably would be all non US/UK.
    But it just happened that way, nothing really planed.
  13. pics of your whole rig, if you have it on hand?
  14. Stealth


    Feb 5, 2008
    Zagreb, Croatia
    Yamaha RBX375 through a TC Electronic BG500-210. One is Japanese, the other Danish.
  15. Menno


    Feb 21, 2011
    The Netherlands
    Vigier basses (3) - France
    A Warwick - Germany

    Glockenklang amp - Germany
    Hevos rig - Netherlands

    but also
  16. oerk


    Oct 16, 2009
    Non-US or UK basses: two Yamaha BB's, two Ken Rose (Taiwanese, I think), Höfner, Hohner

    US basses: Epiphone TB and SX P

    Non-US rigs: Tech combo with Conrad speakers, Madamp Pre + img Power rig, with...

    US and UK cabs: two Hartke, one Marshall

    US amps: two Hartke combos, one Peavey amp

    Cheap and mixed, I'd say.
  17. peledog


    Jul 9, 2010
    San Diego, CA
    TC Electronic RH450 and RS210
  18. cnltb


    May 28, 2005
    Nothing US in my rig at all.
    A UK made poweramp though and strings.
  19. bootsox


    Apr 28, 2012
    Biloxi, MS
    I don't have a single amp not made in the United States, and very few of my basses were made anywhere else.
  20. Ender_rpm


    Apr 18, 2004
    St. Louis MO
    Amp wise, I have Swedish and Italian. Basses, I do have a Yamaha, but my main is a G&L, so nope :)