Poll - favorite ultra modern bass brands

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Doug4321, Dec 8, 2020.

  1. Ibanez

    57 vote(s)
  2. Aria

    11 vote(s)
  3. Warwick

    58 vote(s)
  4. Schecter

    22 vote(s)
  5. Yamaha

    32 vote(s)
  6. Spector

    49 vote(s)
  7. ESP

    14 vote(s)
  8. Alembic

    30 vote(s)
  9. Cort

    8 vote(s)
  10. Dingwall

    80 vote(s)
  11. MTD

    36 vote(s)
  12. Fodera

    37 vote(s)
  13. Other not mentioned

    95 vote(s)
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Yellow Bang66

    Yellow Bang66

    Jun 5, 2019
    I said it once, Gibson totally missed the boat. I thought they were on to something when they took over MTD, but in total Gibson fashion dropped the ball & ignored us! They just dont get it, F! Gibson you think they could think of something else besides their precious Les paul guitars! bthey arent even doing that well either!! I hate when big companies buy out small ones & drop them! why bother!
  2. Skjold. :cool:

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  3. Jon Lars

    Jon Lars

    Mar 16, 2011
    Ultra-modern means Spalt:

    Spalt bass.jpg

    There's just one way to live!

    Last edited: Dec 9, 2020
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  4. SLPimp

    SLPimp An Injury to One is an Injury to All Supporting Member

    Sep 27, 2020
    Santa Fe, New Mexico

  5. jmattbassplaya


    Jan 13, 2008
    All these brands have been at it for decades. I have a hard time considering any of these modern let alone ultra modern.
  6. Dr. Keebs

    Dr. Keebs Bassmaster General

    Jan 9, 2016
    Gibson acquired Tobias. MTD is independent of that acquisition.
  7. 2112


    Apr 30, 2005
    No sir... it never went away. It's omnipresent.
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  8. DanTheQuaker

    DanTheQuaker Supporting Member

    Nov 6, 2015
    Seattle, WA
    NS Design. But I guess it depends on how you define "ultra modern."
  9. That doesn’t necessarily mean that they can’t produce up to date instruments or in some cases innovative.
  10. micguy


    May 17, 2011
    Alembic introduced the concept of active bass circuitry in 1969. I'd hardly call that "modern"
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  11. Relayer71

    Relayer71 Supporting Member

    Jun 25, 2009
    Dear Talkbass,

    I have lost my ahm. It's metallic. With long metallic fingas. Please return if found.

    Regahds, Terminator.

    P.S. Get DOWN!
    Last edited: Dec 9, 2020
  12. Sandberg make terrific modern basses.
  13. BassmanM


    Feb 17, 2011
    Hamburg, Germany
    Maruszczyk of course. :cool:

  14. ElectricBass72


    Aug 6, 2019
    I love my 3 Ibanezes and my ESP fretless 5. Would love to get a Schecter and a Spector someday for the collection.
  15. jmattbassplaya


    Jan 13, 2008
    Sure, but in that case you could include almost any manufacturer. When I think modern I think Strandberg Boden.
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  17. Bob_Ross

    Bob_Ross Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 29, 2012
    I would think Rob Allen's instruments are more "neo-contemporary retro" rather than "ultra modern" ...

    Whoa, I thought I was the only TB member who knew about Flaming Carrot comics!
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  18. Dr. Keebs

    Dr. Keebs Bassmaster General

    Jan 9, 2016
    I'll throw this in the pot. The Ennea model from Padalka Guitars in Russia.
  19. Stevorebob

    Stevorebob Well... I Am Here, Aren't I? Supporting Member

    Sep 29, 2011
    Los Angeles

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  20. Relayer71

    Relayer71 Supporting Member

    Jun 25, 2009
    That's why I said "if". Some people may point to active circuitry as being part of the "modern" package.

    And though active circuitry was around, it certainly didn't really take off until the 80s (maybe late 70s?), so it's modern in that respect.
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