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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by davec, Jan 5, 2012.


  1. davec

    davec Supporting Member Commercial User

    May 4, 2006
    bartlett illinois
    Owner; Cody Electric Basses
    I was talking with a friend recently about Bass Builders that are just no longer around.

    I thought of the old Travis Bean & Krammer Aluma-necks

    so who else?
     
  2. king_biscuit

    king_biscuit Supporting Member

    May 21, 2006
    US
    If we are talking about builders, it begins and ends with Leo Fender.
     
  3. davec

    davec Supporting Member Commercial User

    May 4, 2006
    bartlett illinois
    Owner; Cody Electric Basses
    I hear you, but not what I mean.
    You can still get a Fender, Musicman or G&L

    I know they're back now but I'm talking about Wal's and such.

    Are Danelectro's still being reproduced?
     
  4. pacojas

    pacojas "FYYA BUN"

    Oct 11, 2009
    MEXICANADAMERICA
    St. George basses were a pawn shop special back in the day. haven't seen nor heard of them lately. it's the bass i played as a tender-foot!
     
  5. WalWarrior

    WalWarrior Supporting Member

    Mar 20, 2006
    Maryland Suburbs
    Paul Herman is making Wals. Even though Ian's gone and Pete's retired, Paul continues the legacy.

    Greg Curbow - RIP
    Nicholas Tung - retired / on hiatus
    Jim Mouradian - Still in business repairing, no longer building
     
  6. Yep
    Long & McQuade - Danelectro Wild Thing Bass - Black

    Hondo comes to mind, only because it was mentioned in another thread.
     
  7. GaryLC

    GaryLC

    Apr 6, 2006
    Scotia, NY
    My first bass was a St. George hollowbody, similar to an EB2. Bought it brand spanking new in 1968 for $85!!!
     
  8. pacojas

    pacojas "FYYA BUN"

    Oct 11, 2009
    MEXICANADAMERICA
    lol,... that's awesome!

    i got mine in '79ish from an aquintance that was a keys player. upon a visit, i noticed it leaning in a dark corner. he let me borrow it and i was hooked. i asked if i could buy it and he refused, so i threw a hundred dollar bill on his table and said consider it a rental. i used until i was able to afford my first Fender. man, that high action was brutal. :)
     
  9. davec

    davec Supporting Member Commercial User

    May 4, 2006
    bartlett illinois
    Owner; Cody Electric Basses
    I know that there has to be more companies I just can't remember.

    Schack basses are gone
    In someways, Steinbergers are (at least the classic Steini's are)
     
  10. PDGood

    PDGood Supporting Member

    Sep 19, 2010
    Nashville, TN
    Brands:
    Mosrite
    Microfret
    Supro/National (although it's being brought back by Eastwood)
    Ampeg Dan Armstrong
    Kalamazoo
    Vox
    Harmony
    Framus
    Teisco

    Builders:
    Jay Rhyne
    ILF (Ed Jones)
     
  11. ctbass

    ctbass

    Jun 21, 2005
    Colorado
    ARe Tune basses still made. I have an old 5 string Bass Maniac!!
     
  12. D'Agostino, anyone? i had two identical D'agostinos in the early 90's. 24-fret neck-thru, symetrical double cutaway bodies, P/J pickups, 3-way p/u selector switch, individual volume and tone controls... Kick myself in the shins constantly for letting them go.
     
  13. Caca de Kick

    Caca de Kick Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2002
    Seattle / Tacoma
    Didn't you hear that Pete died last wednesday?

    It's all Paul now. The creators are gone.
     
  14. Tanner5382

    Tanner5382

    Sep 26, 2010
    Canton, GA
    I'm not 100% sure, but I think Jerry Jones retired.
     
  15. Tobias Basses. Yes,Gibson still makes 'em. But, people still consider them as a "no more."

    RIP Tobias :crying::bawl::crying:
     
  16. jasper383

    jasper383 Supporting Member

    Dec 5, 2004
    Durham NC
    Azola
    Minnieweather
     
  17. alembicbones

    alembicbones

    Nov 10, 2000
    Seattle, WA
    I think it's a shame that there are no Steinberger XL-2 or XL-25W basses being made today. I realize they are a blast from the past that many would like to forget. But they ultra versatile, fantastic sounding basses that get a raw deal because of their looks to some (personally I like the look, even today).

    Bones
     
  18. Pickebass

    Pickebass Supporting Member

    Jul 12, 2004
    San Antonio, TX
    Daion Basses. Great basses that no one knew about
     
  19. WalWarrior

    WalWarrior Supporting Member

    Mar 20, 2006
    Maryland Suburbs
    What? Pete the "Fish" died? I didn't know. Wow! I guess Wal's built by him will prolly go up in value, not that Wal's don't already cost a mint.
     
  20. Now there will be a rash of them on eBay at highly inflated prices. :scowl:
     

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