The bass for now!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by BazzaBass, Nov 15, 2021.

  1. The 50’s are 70 years ago.

    Imagine a 1950’s, 60’s 70’s automobile vs a 2021 auto. How things have changed.

    What bass epitomises the modern bass?

    The future for cars is electric.

    What is the future for the bass guitar?
  2. LM Bass

    LM Bass

    Jul 19, 2002
    Vancouver, BC
    I think Dingwall is the bass of this period in time. Love my ng-2
  3. beaglesandbass

    beaglesandbass Think first, then post? Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2001
    Philly Suburbs
    A bass with a built in tuner. I don't know why that's not commonplace yet.
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  4. A9X

    A9X Inactive

    Dec 27, 2003
    Not being a cookie cutter 7ender?

    Being played by AIs.

    Not unless baseload generation is increased massively. I spent a long time working in the grid here. This is an engineering comment.

    I like the performance of some of them, like the Teslas I've driven, but they're not really a driver's car.
  5. Well, Gibson tried it on their guitars a few years ago. I'm sure you remember how well-loved that concept turned out to be...:)
  6. bucephylus

    bucephylus Supporting Member

    Aug 18, 2002
    Central Ohio
    Not to be too negative; but, the bass of today is probably some kind of MIDI studio patch, and not even an instrument. Look at how many “hit” records now are being produced with computer generated bass patches. That’s kind of become a standard.

    Meanwhile, upright basses haven’t really changed in several centuries, and most players still feel pretty good about those. Electric bass guitars have become pretty well developed. I don’t really see any particular reason for them not to carry on in an evolutionary way at this point. Yes, it is a somewhat unfortunate (boring?) that the rebellious days of norm breaking are a bit in the past.

    Some day, perhaps, a new generation will create a new way to make music which is both musical and cool. For the moment, MIDI patches ain’t it. My $0.019.
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  7. Tendril


    Sep 28, 2004
    Cleveland, Ohio
    Well, it's really not meant to be a high performance car, per se.
  8. LetItGrowTone


    Apr 2, 2019
    One that periodically interrupts the music for public service announcements on designated topics.
  9. 2saddleslab

    2saddleslab Supporting Member

    May 30, 2003
    It's still making music 70 years on, the future is now.
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  10. Lobster11

    Lobster11 Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Apr 22, 2006
    Williamsburg, VA
    Actually, the future for cars is self-driving, so....
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  11. JeezyMcNuggles

    JeezyMcNuggles Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2018
    Santa Maria, CA
    I suck, but nobody really notices
    DJ loops
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  12. Imagine 1700 double bass. How things have changed?
  13. themickster


    Oct 4, 2015
    Um. Electric for basses too. They're working on it. Some are battery driven. Mains driven basses didn't take off much. Photo-voltaic maybe.

    How many acoustic cars have there been?
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  14. chris_b


    Jun 2, 2007
    A modern bass? My Mike Lull PJ5 is as modern as you can get.
  15. BarfanyShart


    Sep 19, 2019
    DC Metro
    Ibanez 1005SMS. What's more now than an active/passive, headless, shortscale, multiscale, for about a grand?
  16. arbiterusa


    Sep 24, 2015
    Marleaux Diva. You'll pay for it, too.

    Also can never go wrong with anything from Status.
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  17. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    Tesla is now licensed as an electricity supplier in Texas. They didn't forget the production side of the equation. If everyone puts solar on their roof, your massive baseload generation increase is unnecessary (or is accomplished, depending on how you look at it.)
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  18. Ryno1330


    Jan 14, 2020
    Totally agree with Dingwall. They are unbelievable and were such an innovation.
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  19. jd56hawk

    jd56hawk Supporting Member

    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    Sorry, absolutely no comparison between cars and basses.
    Lownote38, Mili, Swamp_Ronin and 9 others like this.
  20. Anachronism

    Anachronism Supporting Member

    Nov 17, 2014
    Cars to basses isn't even an apples to oranges comparison, it's more like apples to garden gnomes.
    tzohn, JimmyM, Mili and 6 others like this.
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