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Favorite boutique bass luthier?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by ii-v, Oct 18, 2005.


  1. ii-v

    ii-v

    Mar 27, 2005
    SLC, UT
    This has probably been done before, but here goes,
    ones I have played:
    Michael Dolan
    Sadowsky
    Fodera
    GW
    F

    ones I have not played:
    Vadim
    Marchlewski
    JP
    Kenneth Lawrence
    Ken Bebensee
     
  2. My favorites in alphabetical order would be:

    1. FBass
    2. Ken Smith
    3. Mike Lull
    4. MTD
    5. Nordstrand
    6. Roscoe
    7. Skjold
    8. Zon
     
  3. Pennydreadful

    Pennydreadful Goin out West

    Jun 13, 2005
    Arlington, Texas
    I'm not sure if this falls under 'boutique' or not, but Nino Valenti's basses seem very cool.
     
  4. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY
    HI

    I prefer Sadowsky

    Rob
     
  5. Mike Shevlin

    Mike Shevlin

    Feb 16, 2005
    Las Vegas
    Dingwall
     
  6. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    Reiner Dobbratz (Le Fay)
    Siggi Jäger (Human Base)
    Gerald Marleaux and Tilman Antons (Marleaux)
    Jens Ritter
     
  7. Marlat

    Marlat

    Sep 17, 2002
    London UK
    Steve Wishnevsky
     
  8. I thought you liked Pushic? :spit:
     
  9. Templar

    Templar Supporting Member

    Tho I've not had either, the two that catch my eye are..

    Kinal
    Brubaker
     
  10. weeding

    weeding

    May 17, 2005
    JENS JENS JENS JENS JENS JENS

    One day, when I have a lot of money to blow, it will all go into my very own Riiter bass...
     
  11. Matt Morgan

    Matt Morgan Fellow Conspirator Supporting Member

    Oct 21, 2001
    Plano, TX
    I absolutely love my Roscoe basses.
    With that said, I don't live to far from Pete Skjold's shop! I plan on making a visit there soon.
     
  12. I don't own either of their basses, but my favs are:

    Jerzy Drozd
    Jens Ritter

    I'm sad now. What a depressing thread.
     
  13. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD

    Feb 20, 2005
    Seweracuse, NY
    Sheldon Dingwall.
     
  14. I'm definately fond of my Ritter's If I'd ever had the money again to do a big purchase I would go for Marchlewski. Other favourites are Drozd, Benavente, Nordstrand and CB.. That will never be the case though..
     
  15. Juneau

    Juneau

    Jul 15, 2004
    Dallas, TX.
    Let me know when, I'll see if I can stop by at the same time and say hello :)
     
  16. BassmanA440

    BassmanA440

    Feb 3, 2005
    Dallas
    Roscoe
    Warrior
     
  17. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member

    Sadowsky ! :bassist: :bassist: :bassist:
     
  18. Ritter
    Conklin
    JP Basses
    Bee basses

    and so on... :D
     
  19. BSR6P-Bob

    BSR6P-Bob

    Apr 5, 2005
    Ken Smith
    Lakland