Overrated basses ... your opinions, please!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by michele, Jan 4, 2005.

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  1. michele

    michele Supporting Member

    Apr 2, 2004
    Ok, I think the TB community is ready for the IV World War ... which basses do you think are overrated, and why?
  2. Selta


    Feb 6, 2002
    Pacific Northwet
    Total fanboi of: Fractal Audio, AudiKinesis Cabs, Dingwall basses
    My vote goes to none.

  3. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    Rouge basses... people say they are garbage... they are worse than garbage.
  4. LOL. good one.
  5. IvanMike

    IvanMike Player Characters fear me... Staff Member Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2002
    Middletown CT, USA
    i can't think of any
    supply and demand pretty much ends up having each bass cost about what it "should". I can think of a bunch that i've played that i didnt like, but i wouldn't call them "overrated" becasue with word of mouth what it is these days, especially with forums like these, people generally get the idea that this or that bass isnt all that great, so the vast majority of players don't "overrate" that bass. Differences in taste come into play as well. I may fond a particular axe isnt for me, while you make think it's just awesome. If any bass is overrated, it's the one that someone "has to have" before they've actually even tried one. This is different that "i have to TRY this bass". I have a bunch of those on my list. :p
  6. cheezewiz


    Mar 27, 2002
    Warwick Thumb

    Neck Dive
    neck shape by Louisville Slugger
    crappy electronics

    That about sums it up
  7. baba

    baba Supporting Member

    Jan 22, 2002
    3rd stone from the sun
    Troll basses are definitely over rated.
  8. Tumbao


    Nov 10, 2001
    The one I can't afford! :D I love (almost) all basses.
  9. Stingray's
    I agree with the Warwick reference from earlier.
  10. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
    What happened to World War III? :confused:


    Second, why do you want to start a war among us? Maybe you're just an infiltrator g**tarist! Die saboteur!

    Okay, just kidding ;)

    Some said the craftsmanship and level of details on some CT basses was not what could be expected from basses costing that much...
  11. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
    At least we all know that, so it's not that overrated.
    However, I don't think it's that bad, you're just taking it on an emotional level.
    You left out one thing from the summary: tone. For which many endure the weight, the neck dive (BTW that's because they're not using it as it should be used: it was designed to be worn chest-height, where neck-dive doesn't matter as much) and the neck shape.
    As for being overpriced, it's because its MIG and not MIA. Here, it's the other way 'round: all basses MIA are overpriced - like imagine Stingrays costing over $3000... :rollno:
  12. Scottie Johnson

    Scottie Johnson

    Sep 8, 2004
    I think it is only fair to name an overrated bass if you've played it. I'll pick the Fender American Deluxe Jazz. It did not growl like I had hoped it would. Maybe it was the strings, they seemed a bit old. So it might not be overrated. I am sure someone here has one that they love.
  13. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Valenti Basses. People say how awesome they are & whatnot but I own one and it's just OK.

  14. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU



    Just kidding, Nino :D

  15. LMFAO
  16. RunngDog

    RunngDog Supporting Member

    Jan 22, 2003
    Chicago, IL
    I'm not too crazy about this thread topic.

    Lots of people have a hard time differentiating between the phrase "I don't like it" and the word "over-rated." The former is an expression of personal preference, the latter implies that everyone who doesn't happen to share that personal preference is simply wrong (dumb, misguided, fooled by clever marketing, etc.). There's lots of basses out there that I don't like -- but I'm not arrogant enough to believe that folks who do like them are idiots.
  17. RandallFlagg

    RandallFlagg Guest

    Aug 18, 2003
    Kansas City
    The most "overrated" bass?????

    Shoot, that's simple!

    The only one that's overrated is the one that I can't afford!!!
  18. michele

    michele Supporting Member

    Apr 2, 2004
    Ooops ... ok, World War III. It's easy to be confused nowaday! :meh:

    G**tarist !!!! Hey man, why are you insulting me?!!!
    Just kidding!! ;)
  19. Suckbird

    Suckbird Banned

    May 4, 2004
    I live in sweden:

    All basses are overated and overpriced!!

    Who wants a bass for 3000-4000$ when they cost under
    1000$ in USA, europe sucks if you're not rich mans child.
  20. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
    Just as I said...

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