1. Please take 30 seconds to register your free account to remove most ads, post topics, make friends, earn reward points at our store, and more!  
    TalkBass.com has been uniting the low end since 1998.  Join us! :)

Signature Basses?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Unchain, Oct 13, 2005.

  1. Unchain

    Unchain I've seen footage.

    Jun 20, 2005
    Tucson, AZ
    Is there a player that you think should have a sig? I think if Mike Dirnt and Mark Hoppus can have Fender sigs, so should Tim C. from Rage. Jazz Bass with mapleboard P-Bass neck, Gotoh 201 bridge, and custom-shop 60's pups.
  2. Squidfinger

    Squidfinger I wish I could sing like Rick Danko.

    Jan 7, 2004
    Shreveport LA
    Yes, I think there are players that deserve signature basses but not necessarily Fenders.
  3. Unchain

    Unchain I've seen footage.

    Jun 20, 2005
    Tucson, AZ
    M'kay, I think I'll just rephrase the title.
  4. ganga


    Jul 14, 2005
    I can't really think of any players who really needs a sig. It's a great tribute, no doubt about that. But I seriously can't see the point in signature models.
    Not enough personality to my liking. :)
  5. cheezewiz

    cheezewiz Supporting Member

    Mar 27, 2002
    Some of my favorite basses are sigs (Lakland Darryl Jones for example), but that ain't why I like 'em.
  6. Considering 'punk' players such as Mark Hoppus and Mike Dirnt I would say Matt Freeman deserves a sig bass...
  7. I think Fender should honour the late John Entwistle with a reproduction of his Live at Leeds-era 'Frankenstein' bass.

    2-tone sunburst, maple neck, and that mystery pickup with the extra 'growl'... I'm sure many people would shell out considerable amounts of cash for such a beast.
  8. Unchain

    Unchain I've seen footage.

    Jun 20, 2005
    Tucson, AZ
    +1! Matt is a true inspiration, he's in my profile list.
  9. my favourite signature bass is probably this one :cool:
  10. Racsen


    Dec 6, 2003
    I've heard that Cort will make a signature bass for jeff berlin am I right?
  11. Unchain

    Unchain I've seen footage.

    Jun 20, 2005
    Tucson, AZ
    Yeah, man I know. Drool...I've got the worst GAS!
  12. ladros2


    Jun 2, 2005
    Pfft! It doesn't even have 24 frets!
  13. Templar

    Templar Supporting Member

    Tommy Shannon
  14. Masher88

    Masher88 Believe in absurdities and you commit atrocities

    May 7, 2005
    Cleveland, OH
    money money money money money money
    Of course there are a lot of players that deserve
    thier own model of bass...but nobody knows
    their names...therefore, noone will buy it
    because of the name on it. That's my beef
    with Bass Player Mag...popularity contest.
    money money money money money money
  15. LesClaypoolJR


    Jun 16, 2005
    DFW, Texas
    lmao...me........ :-D
  16. Unchain

    Unchain I've seen footage.

    Jun 20, 2005
    Tucson, AZ
    Cocky, aren't we?
  17. Read his user name.

    Anyway... I tend to shy away from signature instruments, even though I am guilty of owning a Marcus Miller, and a Bunny Brunel.

    I just... do not want to be associated by the signature on the headstock of my instrument. I'm not Marcus (actually, I am, but not Miller) and I'm not Bunny, I'm just Me.

    If you want a "signature" instrument, trust me, you'll pick up a bass someday that you will never put down. Or at least you can always dream.
  18. Unchain

    Unchain I've seen footage.

    Jun 20, 2005
    Tucson, AZ
    I know, I know. I don't use signatures, but what I'm getting at is who deserves a signature bass.
  19. Oh. In that case, they should've given Robert Sledge a signature Epiphone Les Paul.

    Matt Freeman should get a signature Precision. It's a shame that guy has cancer.
  20. Christopher


    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    I'd buy a Tony Levin or Jimmy Haslip signature bass if they made me sound like them.