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Best modern retro-vibe bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by hummingbird, Dec 8, 2003.

  1. hummingbird


    Nov 18, 2003
    Apologies if this topic has been covered already, but I'm wondering what you all think is the best vintage-styled bass made by a modern company. Curbow Retro? Warwick Fortress Flashback? Pedulla Rapture? I know all of these have unique sounds and advantages, I'm just looking for thoughts on the mod/retro thing. Thanks!
  2. I'm very happy with my Reverend Rumblefish XL.
  3. Dave Siff

    Dave Siff Supporting Member

  4. JPJ


    Apr 21, 2001
    Chicago, IL
    Check your PMs...I have a couple of suggestions and comments. Also, a search would probably turn up dozend of thread on Lull, Lakland, Sadowsky, Benavente Vintage Vortex, and the like.
  5. Flatwound

    Flatwound Supporting Member

    Sep 9, 2000
    San Diego
    Fender Precision. ;)
  6. FunkySpoo

    FunkySpoo Supporting Member

    Feb 6, 2002
    Jack Casady
  7. Sadowsky.

  8. andrewd


    Sep 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    i remember awhile there was a small bass maker from england who had some really wild-looking retro-looking basses that had a sort of chrome-plated tube that went around part of the bass. i can't remember the name though…somebody wanna help me out? :D
  9. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Really. Drop some EMGs in it, string it with some half-flats or ground wounds, you're as retro-modern Art Deco.