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Best modern retro-vibe bass?

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


  1. hummingbird

    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. Ditto.
     
  4. JPJ

    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.

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  8. andrewd

    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

    Brendan Supporting Member

    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.