Comparing Basses To Cars

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Candiria, Jan 11, 2002.

  1. I saw this in a few threads and thought it was cool. Lets see your analogies
  2. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    What like Rogue and Tanglewood are the Trabants and Yugos of the bass world?

    Ford must equate with Fender!

    Lotus = Status

    Ferrari and Lamborghini = Warrior, Ken Smith


    But does Yamaha = Yamaha? ;)

    PS I drive a Toyota, which probably equates to something like Tune bass?
  3. nanook


    Feb 9, 2000
    Tune does make a sport model, the Space Bass.....and I want one.

    Lotus - Fodera
    Ferrari - Elrick
    Lamborgini - R

    MTD - Cadillac
    Shack - Lincoln

    Yamaha - Honda

    This could go on forever

    Fender & Gibson - Ford & Chevy
  4. barroso


    Aug 16, 2000
  5. jasonbraatz


    Oct 18, 2000
    Oakland, CA
    warwick = bmw

    made in germany
    great performance
    kinda overpriced
    and too many people have 'em :D

  6. i think basses are more like women.
    Some you treat with lots of respect
    some you never yell at
    some you always talk sweet too
    some you just treat like a little B****
    some you swing at and hit
    some you love
    ahhh..... spend money on.....cant forget that...

    ect ect......:mad:
  7. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    My new Lakland Skyline 55-02 = Dodge Viper (hot damn at moderate cost)

    Me playing it = Pee Wee Herman sitting in the seat behind you at the Adult Cinema.
  8. De Armond I would say is closer to a Porche than anything else. It's small, fast, lightweight, and very cool. Also, fairly inexpensive.

    Rock on
  9. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    Haven't priced a Porsche, huh?;)
  10. CraigV


    Jan 8, 2002
    Rickenbacker = Corvette

    Made in USA
    Moderately expensive
    One of a kind, but production-built
    Has a unique feel and handling
    Not for everyone
    You either like it or you don't
    Always draws attention
  11. geshel


    Oct 2, 2001
    Rick - don't know about that one
    Ken Smith - Porsche
    Fodera - Mercedes, the nicer ones AMG
    Warwick - BMW
    Warrior - purple Rolls Royce w/a wing and neon light kit ...
    G&L - Mustangs
    Stingray - Now *that* is the Corvette
    Alembic - Ferrari if they had a wider selection and did custom jobs

    About Ricks . . . solid but fast, fairly common, good resale value, 30+ year history, does sound like a Corvette. . .maybe a beefy Camaro/Firebird?
  12. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    Alembic Epic = Porsche 914
    Fenders = Volkswagens
    Pedullas = Jaguars
    Zons = Lamborghinis
    Rickenbackers = Citroens
    Rogues = Fiats :D
  13. Fender = Chevrolet
    Gibson = Oldsmoblle
    Rickenbacker = Cadillac
    Musicman = BMW
    Yamaha = Toyota

    Anything other basses can be compared at your own disgression.

    Opinions are subject to change, and how hostile the crowd gets. :D

    Mike J.
  14. jasonbraatz


    Oct 18, 2000
    Oakland, CA
    i don't know about YOUR dearmond, but MY dearmond is kinda like one of those new lancers -

    looks nice
    plays nice
    doesn't have enough sound (power) - because they put 4 string pups in my 5 string bass!!! oh well, its out of here on tuesday :)

  15. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    Rickenbacker = Shelby Cobra

    Ibanez Rickenbacker copy = fiberglass Shelby Cobra kit car on a Pinto chassis

    MM Sterling = Chevrolet Impala SS

    MM Stingray = Chevrolet Impala SS with those mudflaps with the chrome silhouette of a naked reclining lady

    Precision = Ford 5.0 Mustang

    Jazz = Lincoln Town Car
  16. 55-94 = Hemi Cuda

    Cirrus 6 = BMW 750i

    MIM Jazz Deluxe with Schaller/Gotoh/Barts = just like my old V8 Pinto...

  17. Mike N

    Mike N Missing the old TB

    Jan 28, 2001
    New York
  18. You can get a 70's Porche 911 for $6000 easily. Just look in the paper. They are all over the place. I even saw an add for a 365 racer in good condition for only $8000.

    Rock on
  19. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    MTD K5- Nissan- made overseas, and highly underated by most people. :)