Classic Basses

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Harpo, Dec 29, 2001.

  1. Harpo


    Feb 1, 2001
    Kings Park NY
    We all know that the P-Bass and the Jazz Bass are
    on top of the list for the Classic Bass title . What are some of your other picks ?
  2. Rickenbacker 4001
    Gibson EB-3
    Musicman Stingray
    Hagstrom 8
  3. Bassdadto2


    Dec 3, 2001
    Gibson RD Artist
    Hamer Cruise Bass
    Gibson Ripper/Grabber
    Gibson Thunderbird
    The Original AMPEG baby bass
    Whoever the heck originally made the Violin Bass McCartney used (I'm drawing a blank)
  4. Harpo


    Feb 1, 2001
    Kings Park NY
    That would be a Hofner
  5. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    While I agree 1000% with the RD Artist being a classic, most bass players have never heard of them, let alone played one, so alas it will never be on this list.:(

    I wish that Epiphone would do a set neck reissue with the original electronics.
  6. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    The early BC Rich basses.
    Guild Starfire.
    The early Tune basses
    The early Spectors.
  7. Harpo


    Feb 1, 2001
    Kings Park NY
    Stingray 5
    Pre Gibson Tobias
  8. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    Oh, forgot about the Les Paul bass, Fender Bass V, Fender Coronado, Travis Bean, Jaydee Supernatural, and the Earthwood Acoustic bass.
  9. pfunk


    Dec 29, 2001
    what do you guys think of ampeg dan armstrongs? i would put them in the classic bass category.
  10. I had the privelage of rocking on a RD Artist bass the other day at this little guitar trader joe shmoe type of shop. what a killer. I loved that bass, I jammed on a ripper too. those things are heavy! well, they are when you are 16 and weigh a woppin 135.
  11. The early Guild basses (I saw the Starfirewas posted, but the solid bodies too).
    Also all those cheaper brands from the sixties and fifties (Tiesco, Supro, Kay, Silvertone, etc.)
  12. alembicbones


    Nov 10, 2000
    Seattle, WA
    Rickenbacker 4001
    Alembic Series I
    Guild Starfire

  13. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Welp, that purt'much 'bout wraps things up. G'nite.
  14. Winston TK

    Winston TK Hairpiece Adventurer

    Oct 8, 2001
    Burnaby, BC Canada
    The Rickenbacker 4001. (But, in a pinch, a 4003 will do nicely.)
  15. Thornton Davis

    Thornton Davis Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 1999
    Classic basses IMO (in the mid price range) are all of the Hagstrom bass models from 1964 - 1982.

    Hagstrom 1B
    Hagstrom 2B
    Hagstrom H-1-B
    Hagstrom H-II-BN
    Hagstrom Swede
    Hagstrom Coronado IV
    Hagstrom Concorde
    Hagstrom 8-String

    All have amazing fast necks. All are medium scale, All are solid well built instruments.

    Cheers, :) :)
  16. Rickenbacker
    Gibson Ripper/Grabber/G-3/Les Paul
    Fender P/J
    Danelectros(the originals)
  17. How 'bout a Double Bass I think those are a bit more classic than any of the things you named ;)