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Custom basses made out of the US

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Intrepid, Aug 8, 2005.


  1. Intrepid

    Intrepid

    Oct 15, 2001
    Most of us talk about Sadowsky, MTD, Alembic, etc, which I believe are all made in the States excluding some select lines that they basically outsourced. But are there any really cool homegrown custom brands outside the States? How could would it be to have a Takahashi custom bass - made that up - from Japan?
     
  2. Well, there are a lot.

    Dingwall - Canada
    F Bass - Canada
    Kinal - Canada
    Vadim - Canada
    JP Basses - France
    Ritter - Germany
    Jerzy Drozd - Spain
    Le Fay - Germany
    BassLab - Germany
    Marleaux - Germany
    Alfonso Iturra - Chile


    That's just a few. There are tons.
     
  3. Vorago

    Vorago (((o)))

    Jul 17, 2003
    Antwerp, Belgium
    Colier-Belgium
     
  4. strummer

    strummer

    Jul 27, 2005
    Sweden
  5. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    Germany alone has dozens.
    Le Fay, Phantom, Magnus Krempel, Hotwire, Bassline, Börjes, Zebaoth, Schack, Christof Kost, Marleaux, Sandberg, Clover, Bass Culture, Cyan, Eyb, LuK, Rockinger, Human Base, Basslab, Miller, Esh, Auerswald, Fichter, Warwick, Hoyer, Höfner, Hohner, Jens Ritter, Stoll, Vektor, etc.
     
  6. A9X

    A9X

    Dec 27, 2003
    Sinny, Oztraya
    OTTOMH, and I'm sure I've missed a heap.....

    UK
    Status graphite
    Sei
    Shuker
    Wal
    Overwater

    Australia
    Belman
    Noyce
    Gecko
    Maton (hopefully basses again soon)
    Jeff Mallia

    NZ
    Langcaster

    Germany
    Ritter
    Basslab
    Beck
    LeFay
    Sandberg
    Miller
    Human Base
    Hotwire
    Esh

    France
    Vigier
    LeDuc

    Canadia
    Dingwall
    Fury
    JAF

    Japan
    Tune
    Atlantsia
    Basstec

    Norway
    Listerud

    Spain
    Jerzy Drozd

    Italy
    Frudua
    Pagelli

    There are a few reasons that US made basses are discussed so much here: it's a US based site, overwhelmingly populated by Americans, the cost of many boutique basses is lower in the US, wrt earnings (due to population base and economies of scale for component parts) and non-US customs/small luthiery basses are less common there, so get lost for attention against all the local product.

    PS: must type faster. There were no responses when I started composing this post