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Discontinued Basses- your faves

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Plutonium244, Feb 19, 2019.


  1. Plutonium244

    Plutonium244 Supporting Member

    Mar 29, 2015
    Wisconsin
    I was just thinking about discontinued basses this morning.

    What are some discontinued basses that you really like, might want to have, maybe wish they would start producing again?

    Naturally there a lot of older ones... but a few newer ones that I either have or want to have, are also discontinued.

    My little list:

    Newer, but discontinued:
    *Ibanez BTB33 (5 string 33" scale, tuned EADGC). Have, like. Discontinued a year ago, I think. Harder and harder to find.
    * Music Man Big Al SSS 4 or 5 string (don't have, want, don't have enough cash for one at present, somewhat rare on used market).

    Older, discontinued:
    *Kubicki XFactor
    *Steinberger L2

    What are your discontinued favorites?
     
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  2. Jackcrow

    Jackcrow Supporting Member

    Jul 10, 2017
    ND
    Epiphone Les Paul Standard. Had one before, should have kept it.
     
  3. Jakeman

    Jakeman Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2006
    New Orleans, LA
    So many Gibson's. Too many to name.
     
  4. Coolhandjjl

    Coolhandjjl Supporting Member

    Oct 13, 2010
    Appleton
    Rick 4005
     
  5. Plutonium244

    Plutonium244 Supporting Member

    Mar 29, 2015
    Wisconsin
    Yep, Gibson basses going away was the end of an era.
     
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    • Mike Browne doesn't seem to be building anymore. I liked his Gnome model.
    • Celinder were very nice too and I don't think they're building anymore.
    • I liked Steve Bailey's signature Fender. Occasionally, they come up in the used market.
    • Xotic XB-2, which they cannot make anymore since Hiro left Xotic and started Miura Guitars.
    • Going way back, the Gibson MandoBass and/or Florentine Bass Banjo.
     
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  6. Plutonium244

    Plutonium244 Supporting Member

    Mar 29, 2015
    Wisconsin
    Never seen one of those until now, very cool:

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  7. Fender Roscoe Beck 4 & 5 string
     
  8. ClassicJazz

    ClassicJazz Bottom Feeders Unite!! Supporting Member

    Sep 19, 2005
    Delray Beach, Florida
    Any bass from The Bass Company. Glad I still have mine!

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  9. Coolhandjjl

    Coolhandjjl Supporting Member

    Oct 13, 2010
    Appleton
    Hollow/Semi-Hollow basses seem to be all the rage now. Of course CEO John Hall of Rickenbacker said there'd never be a 4005 again. Instead, he's wasting his time on a style that is becoming passé IMO, their new fiver, the 4003/5.
     
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  10. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    central NY state
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    Reverend USA Rumblefish R5L

    20180816_104744. 20180816_104339. Blue Reverend 004.
     


  11. I'd like to add the Brad Houser sig to this. Same kind of switching and doubled single coils as the Roscoe Beck Fenders.




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  12. Fender p bass mij....hollow body....gas for one... Screenshot_20190219-192033_Chrome.
     
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  13. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    central NY state
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    Those were all gone before I got to the closeout website. :(
     
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  14. Plutonium244

    Plutonium244 Supporting Member

    Mar 29, 2015
    Wisconsin
    Are these yours? Nice! A friend/bandmate has a Reverend gtr he really likes. Never played one of their bases though.

    EDIT: CLoseout site??? When was that?
     


  15. With only 79 produced I guess we're screwed!
     
  16. mikewalker

    mikewalker Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2017
    Canada, Eh!
    My late lamented Rickenbacker Model 3000
    rickenbacker-3000-xl.
    ( plus: honorary mention to the 4002)

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  17. Plutonium244

    Plutonium244 Supporting Member

    Mar 29, 2015
    Wisconsin
    I've never had a hollow body bass. Certainly looks damn cool.
     
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  18. UNICORN BASS

    UNICORN BASS

    Feb 10, 2016
    Michigan USA
    Got to do it. Peavey T40.
     
  19. Torrente Cro

    Torrente Cro

    Sep 5, 2013
    Croatia
    Fender Marcus Miller
    Fender Cowpoke
     
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