Companies that sell more basses than guitars.

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  1. jd56hawk

    jd56hawk Supporting Member

    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    Obviously I'm not talking about Chowny and Bite, since they only make basses, but does any company sell more basses than guitars?
    Not sure, but I definitely see more G&L basses than guitars on Reverb, Ebay, Facebook, etc, and I know people do buy Rickenbacker guitars, but I'm guessing their bass sales are right up there with their 6-string sales.
    (I'm guessing Gibson sells more 6-strings, way more, but that's a topic for another thread.)
     
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2021
  2. nmiller

    nmiller

    Sep 1, 2010
    Rocky Hill, CT
    I imagine Alembic.
     
  3. jd56hawk

    jd56hawk Supporting Member

    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    I have to agree.
     
  4. Tanner5382

    Tanner5382

    Sep 26, 2010
    Georgia, USA
    Pre-Kiesel, I think Carvin sold more basses than guitars. Nowadays, not so sure. Ric I would imagine the basses exceed the guitars. Lakland does make guitars, but you practically never see those. In the same vein, of course Sadowsky makes guitars but the basses are what everybody thinks of.
     
  5. Lammchop93

    Lammchop93 Supporting Member

    Feb 4, 2007
    Louisville, KY
    Does Warwick/Framus count? Might consider them separate though.

    Spector does/did make guitar, but basses are definitely their largest market
     
  6. BassDaddy77

    BassDaddy77

    Feb 12, 2010
    NE Ohio
    I would assume EBMM falls into that category, no?
     
  7. Reedt2000

    Reedt2000 Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2017
    Central New Jersey
    This was my first thought too :thumbsup:

    What about Sadowsky?

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  8. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    Spector
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    Fodera
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  9. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    Ritter
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  10. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    Sadowsky
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  11. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    Erick
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  12. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    Moon
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  13. Johnny Alien

    Johnny Alien Supporting Member

    Jan 24, 2003
    Harrisburg, PA, USA
    I don't think they do. The Petrucci model is the second highest selling signature guitar after Les Paul
     
  14. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    Warrior
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  15. BassDaddy77

    BassDaddy77

    Feb 12, 2010
    NE Ohio
    Interesting. I've seen a ton of Stingrays on stages everywhere, but never saw anyone with EBMM 6 string. But then again, I don't go to a ton of concerts these days so I'm probably out of the loop.
     
  16. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    Roscoe
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  17. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    Mike Lull
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  18. The Owl

    The Owl

    Aug 14, 2005
    GA
    Alembic has made guitars, just not a big seller for them.
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  19. Herrick

    Herrick

    Jul 21, 2010
    Munchkin Land
    Yamaha?
     
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  20. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    Rob Allen
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