If basses/ guitars were cars/car brands, what would they be?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by MrMacca1999, Jul 9, 2013.

  1. MrMacca1999


    Dec 1, 2012
    I would start off with warwick as Porsche, Fender as Ford, Fender Japan as Nissan, Fodera as Bugatti, Spector euro as TVR. Any others?
  2. Jeff Scott

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

    Apr 11, 2006
    Out there!
    Rickenbacker is Ferrari! Probably most people would not get the connection unless you are really into and understand both brands. :bassist:
  3. MusicMan - BMW?
  4. MrMacca1999


    Dec 1, 2012
    Ibanez- toyota/lexus?
  5. joebar


    Jan 10, 2010
    stingray=Harley Davidson
  6. GibsonLives


    Jul 5, 2013
    The "Fender = Ford" analogy has always clicked with me (except Fender was originally "any color as long as it's sunburst" instead of black lol). With their simple yet elegant designs, modular construction for easy assembly and maintenance, and reputations as "road warriors", both companies completely revolutionized their respective industries, and are still going strong while so many other companies which sought to improve upon their designs ended up falling by the wayside.

  7. CanadianEh


    Jun 29, 2013
    Carl Thompson. = Morgan.
  8. Pandastylebass

    Pandastylebass The Moon Machine

    May 6, 2013
    Brooklyn, NY
    Built like a tank, Excellent machine, will last forever, but everyone seems to be weird about being seen in one.
  9. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Inactive

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    Really? A Leo Fender design as a foreign car? Nah. Tying into the Ford analogy from earlier I would guess that MM would be Mercury or Lincoln since they are so closely related.
  10. True. I was just thinking of the bongo specifically.
  11. Tonegasm


    Mar 22, 2010
    Fender P Bass = Ford F-150

    Does it all without a hiccup.
  12. harleybass47


    Nov 3, 2012
  13. Red_Merkin


    Nov 12, 2012
    I'll play:

    Gibson - Ford
    Fender - Chevy
    Music Man - Dodge
    Ibanez - Honda
    Schecter - Harley
    Ritter - Lamborghini
    Lakland - Cadillac
    Sadowsky - Shelby
    U-Bass - Smart Car


    Wishbass - Geo

    Sorry couldn't resist :D
  14. Alembic = Bentley

    Modulus = Bugatti

    Ritter = Tesla
  15. I would have gone with Fenders as like a classic Ford or Chevy. They've been around a long time, generally solid and reliable, easily repaired or maintained, and easy to hot rod, as aftermarket parts are plentiful.
  16. Yamaha - Yamaha bikes :p
  17. MrMacca1999


    Dec 1, 2012
    But that implies that Mercury or Lincoln are quality ;) I think BMW is a good analogy.
  18. MrMacca1999


    Dec 1, 2012
    While most good bass brands come from the US, the same unfortunately can't be said for cars methinks.
  19. neo 7

    neo 7 The bass player doesn't get a sandwich Supporting Member

    Aug 22, 2011
    Erie, PA
    First Act = Yugo

    and Warmoth would be the JC Whitney catalog.
  20. bmc


    Nov 15, 2003
    1965 Jazz bass, candy apple red, matching headstock
    1963 Ferrari 250 GTO

    I like the Sadowsky - Shelby brand association. But, we often fail to remember that Roger repeatedly says builds his instruments for working musicians. The Sadowsky could therefore be a LandRover Defender 110: all terrain, indestructible, all environments, plug and play.

    The thing about brand association is there is no wrong answer.

    Danelectro = Willys Jeep. Not expensive. Utilitarian. Bare bones. Funky charm.

    Fender Precision = Ford pickup