The Best Year In (New) Bass Selection Was...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Twocan, Dec 24, 2014.

  1. Twocan

    Twocan Living the Dream Supporting Member

    Oct 5, 2009
    IMHO: 1983, hands down (which is pretty sad for me, considering that I was 4). At that time you had everything from Fender's Elites, Fullerton AVRI's, walnuts, wide neck percisions and bullets to early model Stingrays and G&Ls. There were also Kramer lumies, Alembics, Aria pro SB1000's, Ibanez Musicians, Peavey T40s and a considerable list of cool MIJ basses readily available on the market. Search "1983 Bass" under Google images and you might as well consider that a centerfold in my book.

    What say you all? What year and why?
    fender-Precision-Bass-1983-Sienna-Sunburst-big.jpg th?id=HN.607997769852260219&pid=1.jpg elite2.jpg [​IMG] AlembicPersuaderMG01042.jpg Kramer78_450B_6.jpg
  2. Thomas Kievit

    Thomas Kievit Guest

    May 19, 2012
    I would say ALL of them ;)
  3. eldoryder

    eldoryder I just LOVE me some Vintage Peaveys!

    Jun 27, 2011
    Nacogdoches, TX
    I did a Google image search for "1983 Bass" and the first image I got was THIS:

  4. Gully Foyle

    Gully Foyle

    Sep 28, 2014
    Near Boston
    I can't quite see, but are the seats on that thing bubinga? Really affects the tone, especially with the mercury outboard
  5. Twocan

    Twocan Living the Dream Supporting Member

    Oct 5, 2009
    That's bad-(b)ass