Favorite High Quality Bass Maker?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by patlozrox, Apr 19, 2012.

Which company? Why?

Poll closed May 3, 2012.
  1. Musicman

    25 vote(s)
  2. Fender

    50 vote(s)
  3. Rickenbacker

    13 vote(s)
  4. Other, say what company in your reply

    67 vote(s)
  1. patlozrox

    patlozrox Guest

    Apr 10, 2012
    Munster, Indiana
    Losiniecki LED Customs (My own company)
    Just curious...
    Which in your guys' opinion is a better company of basses and why?

    4or another company?

    Rock on!!!!
    4 STRINGS 4 LIFE!!!!!:bassist:
  2. Gord_oh

    Gord_oh Midtown Guitars: Ulyate Pickups & StringJoy Commercial User

    Oct 4, 2008
    better is a relative term, so if people don't see this as trolling you may get a variety of answers, but IMO each company does what they do best. they are all fantastic quality but all very different. now if you were narrowing it down and say for example who makes the best jazz bass IYO, that would be a fair playing ground with relative results.
  3. Gabriel51


    Sep 30, 2008
    Kind of a narrow selection
  4. WillyPop

    WillyPop Guest

    Jan 11, 2010
    quebec, Canada
    Ashdown Amps, Yamaha, Musicman & Washburn Basses
    I vote Musicman because they got so much innovative products.

    Fender is more for traditional and they got it right but its not my thing.

    Yamaha, best value for the price IMO.
  5. BigRedX


    May 1, 2006
    I wouldn't consider any of the companies listed high quality.
  6. Right...
  7. alembicbones


    Nov 10, 2000
    Seattle, WA
    My favorite high quality bass maker is Alembic.

  8. Duckwater

    Duckwater Guest

    May 10, 2010
    USA, Washington
    The best bass company? Probably Fender
    The company that makes the best basses? Completely subjective
    My favorite? Minarik
  9. brendanford512

    brendanford512 Supporting Member

    Jun 1, 2010
    Upstate New York
    I used to be a Fender guy, but i am thoroughly a G&L man now. My L-2k USA is the only bass I have ever owned that I have kept the stop PUps in. Hopefully getting my hands on a Rick 4003 sooner than later though.
  10. RexNFX79


    Jan 12, 2009
  11. bass4worship

    bass4worship Ready For Freddy, let rock

    May 4, 2009
    Sebring, Florida
    I got to say my F-bass and second my Carvin BB75
  12. BKuettel

    BKuettel Guest

    Apr 8, 2011
    Oneonta, NY
    Warwick, Carvin, and Spector I would say
  13. bassfran

    bassfran Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2012
    Endorsing artist: Lakland basses

    Great folks that build terrific instruments here in my town.

    I'm not famous but am always treated with respect.
  14. Adam Wright

    Adam Wright Inactive

    Jun 6, 2002
    Mike Lull Artist
    Valenti, Benavente/LowEnd, Stambaugh, Lakland
  15. Dansepicchops

    Dansepicchops Guest

    Dec 31, 2011

    Their products are brilliant. Well crafted with high end materials. You have got to love a company that reinvests such a high percentage of its profits into further developing its product line as well as setting the company up for years of success instead of lining their own pockets. Not to mention their commitment to being an eco friendly company.


    that is all.

    p.s. second place Fender. Too many years of quality craftsmanship and innovation not to mention.
  16. basspraiser

    basspraiser Jammin for the Lamb! Supporting Member

    Dec 8, 2006
    Chicago - NW Burbs
    LAKLAND by far!


    1) Great quality basses (both Skyline and US models)
    2) Great people who run and work at the company
    3) Excellent customer service
    4) did I say Excellent customer service?
    5) they listen to their clientel for options etc.
    6) Very "personal touch" with their clients.
  17. dustinfennessey


    Sep 29, 2011

    Best graphite bass makers IMO
  18. David Allen

    David Allen Guest

    Oct 5, 2011
    Pickup Maker
    John Scott at Bluesman Vintage