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Here comes the 80's...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Lee Kirkham, Jan 12, 2021.

  1. Lee Kirkham

    Lee Kirkham

    Jan 14, 2013
    Mesa, AZ
    Is this a trend for the the foreseeable future? Is everything old, new again? Seems like a few companies seem to think it's time to bring back the 80's. What's your take on all this?



  2. I like it :)

    Not the points so much.
  3. Loved the 80's and also all the choice we had back then :cool:, so many different brands & colours it was a great decade to be a bassist. liking the look of these 3 as well :thumbsup:.
  4. Lammchop93

    Lammchop93 Supporting Member

    Feb 4, 2007
    Louisville, KY
    I was literally thinking the same thing yesterday. The 80’s are back in full force it seems. Mullets, jean jackets, and bright colored guitars.
  5. Now just need to roll up the sleeves on my jacket, and put the Kouros aftershave on :D.
    gleneg61, design, shojii and 6 others like this.
  6. I like the two with rounded horns, I was never a fan of "pointy" guitar/bass bodies.

    That is a disturbing shade of green though. :roflmao:
  7. WillyWonka

    WillyWonka eye "heart" K-pop Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2019
    I wish the charvel was pointier...

    and had 4 less knobs...
    Lackey, jbrew73, HCF and 3 others like this.
  8. Bassmike62

    Bassmike62 Punch'n Ooomph provider Supporting Member

    Let's not forget shoulder pads and tankloads of spraynet, for those who have hair left :).
    Not crazy about some colors, but that's always personal, so YMMV. Don't know if it qualifies for the 80s theme, but Jackson had a Ricky-inspired outting recently.
    31HZ, Giffro and Shawn Luckman like this.
  9. Wambemando


    Apr 26, 2020
    I will purchase a 5-string Ibanez EX Series just for nostalgia's sake.
  10. :roflmao: Your hair wouldn't move out of place in a hurricane :laugh:, mines gone now but great memories from that time. For me I loved & still do Peavey basses from the 80's :thumbsup::cool:.
    Plectrum72, sonojono, murphy and 3 others like this.
  11. MattZilla


    Jun 26, 2013
    The Charvel’s paint & pickup covers screams 1964-1968 Ford to me. Obviously that brand & style is more 1978-1986, and yeah, the other two are super ‘82-91.

    80s-flavored stuff had been hot for the last decade outside of the rock scene. This all seems a bit late as 90s flavors are creeping into fashion very heavily the last two years.

    Seems like the Novaselik Gibson RD was a bit early to launch right.
    Mark Karwan and CrawlingCarpet like this.
  12. ruju


    Dec 9, 2017
    The new Fender boxer is great.
    The new Charvel looks awesome too with the cream pickup covers.
    I dig the look of the Ibanez but after @Lobster11 review of the bass the preamp is way too noisey for me. How is it Ibanez, that makes the majority of thier basses active just mess this one up. On top of that they didn't add a trimpot to take the preamp like the ATK had.
    sonojono and Grizelda100 like this.
  13. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY
  14. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Rickenbacker guru..........

    Apr 11, 2006

    In my house I'm bringing back the 1910s! :thumbsup:

    The '80s, for me, was a Yamaha BX-5.
  15. dalkowski

    dalkowski Supporting Member

    May 20, 2009
    Massachusetts USofA
    I spent much of the 80s in the bag. Is this what I missed?
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2021
  16. hypercarrots


    Jan 28, 2009
    i would like rickenbacker to go back to the 80s and bring back black hardware
    EagleMoon, rdwil191, Seanto and 32 others like this.
  17. hypercarrots


    Jan 28, 2009
    bring these back too
  18. Lowbrow

    Lowbrow Supporting Member

    Apr 22, 2008
    Pittsburgh PA!
    In general: yuck
  19. fretno

    fretno Supporting Member

    May 10, 2009
    Los Angeles
    my main bass in the 80's was a Yamaha RBX5f , I did all of my gigs with that bass all through the 80's , 90's and early 2k's . I only had one bass back then lol
  20. That Ibanez headstock would be considered a weapon in some states.
    P. Aaron likes this.
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