For which trends will you remember these last few years?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Doctor Roberts, Jan 29, 2023.

  1. Widespread adoption of fanned frets/multiscale basses

  2. The "Darkglass sound"

  3. Headless revival

  4. Popularity of BTBs in rock/metal

  5. New Squier logo

  6. Other (please elaborate in the comments)

Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Doctor Roberts

    Doctor Roberts

    Oct 22, 2007
    Please vote and let us reflect on the bass zeitgeist of recent times
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  2. Killing Floor

    Killing Floor Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2020
    Austin, TX
    I’ve seen a lot of bassists wearing make nurse shoes lately.
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  3. Everybody went batspit crazy.
  4. Spidey2112


    Aug 3, 2016
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  5. Bunk McNulty

    Bunk McNulty It is not easy to do simple things correctly Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 2012
    Northampton, MA
    Last few years? C'mon, man. 2020 was a disaster.
  6. Indiedog


    Aug 23, 2012
    Tucson, AZ
    Yeah, sorry to give you static, but my memory of the last few abysmal years will not have anything bass-related in it.

    Kinda reminds me of the line, “But other than that, Mrs. Lincoln, how did you like the play?”
  7. Michedelic

    Michedelic MId-Century Modern

    I’m not trendy.
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  8. gln1955

    gln1955 Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2014
    Ohio, USA
    In the realm of the whole bass playing world, none of those is anything but an unnoticed blip.
  9. Continued reduction of amp and cab weight.
  10. RedGreyRed

    RedGreyRed Supporting Member

    Jul 27, 2013
    New Jersey
    For me it would be the popularity of short scale basses though the new Squier logo is up there too
  11. Darkglass. None of it does it for me, but I totally get it.
  12. SkylineFiver

    SkylineFiver Supporting Member

    Jan 5, 2008
    Placer County CA
    The obsession with amp, cab and bass weight.
  13. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    Fanned frets and Darkglass dirt pedals for sure, though fanned frets have been around for decades.
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  14. Freekmagnet

    Freekmagnet Commercial User

    Of those choices, the new Squier logo was the only thing I was aware of. To suggest that I even cared about it in the slightest would be an enormous stretch.
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  15. pcake

    pcake Supporting Member

    Sep 20, 2011
    Los Angeleez
    nothing is really coming to mind.

    i dislike multiscale basses, but i disliked multiscale guitars years before

    have yet to knowingly hear the darkglass sound

    was there a headless revival? i bought my headless basses more than 5 years ago

    i own squiers, new and old, and didn't even notice the change in logo LOL

    i have chased lighter cabs and amps since i was injured in 2008, so to me, it's nothing new
  16. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    Darkglass is more popular with metal and hard rock enthusiasts, and is huge in djent. And headless has had a little resurgence thanks to frequent flying getting some folks to downsize, but the heyday was in the 80s.
  17. pcake

    pcake Supporting Member

    Sep 20, 2011
    Los Angeleez
    well, i like very hard metal and djent, so maybe i've heard it and didn't know. thanks!

    ah, the 80s...
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  18. Levent


    Oct 26, 2022
    Med scale/short scale basses seems to be popular nowadays since they can produce solid(even more punchy and bass) tone to gig with. I believe some will become main basses like mines.
    Last edited: Jan 30, 2023
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  19. I was long since there already..
  20. Nolly Getgood would be the prime example of what the Darkglass stuff gets up to, as well as fanned fret basses. Everyone tries to copy the sound he gets, and metal spins its wheels for another decade because everyone sounds almost identical.