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The Future of Bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by stainlesslav, Feb 23, 2014.

  1. Gorn


    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    I doubt either of those designs will catch on.
  2. scuzzy


    Feb 15, 2006
    Troy, MO
    i want to play that stainless steel bass. probably heavy though.
  3. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

    Meh. Both basses look like they were developed by Sheldon on Big Bang Theory.

    Meanwhile, P and J basses keep selling. There may be a clue in that.
  4. Jefff


    Aug 14, 2013
    I would like a go a the Stash.
  5. REMBO


    Jul 26, 2011
    nope....not for me anyway!! music really needs to go back to it's roots in order to move forward in my opinion....
  6. Jefff


    Aug 14, 2013
    What roots are you speaking of? How far back?

    10 years?, 50?, 100?. Sooner or later change happens whether we like it or not.
  7. Plectrum72

    Plectrum72 Supporting Member

    If I had $3K available to splurge on a new bass that I can't try before I buy, I'd rock the hell out of a Stash. Of course, I could also get an Ampeg V-4B, an Ampeg SVT-610 HLF, and a Fender Deluxe P-bass Special all brand new for that price too. Now if only I had $3K burning a hole in my pocket I'd have one dilemma of a choice to make. :bassist:
  8. Gorn


    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    The one major innovation I've seen that seems really interesting is the pickup system on light wave basses. But those have been around for years now, right? It seems the basic design is here to stay.
  9. zontar


    Feb 19, 2014
    I read their magazine every month online.
    I've seen these, and hopefully these are at most-part of the future, not the entire future.

    I can see them having some use, to some people.
  10. TheAnalogKid

    TheAnalogKid Yer Doin' GREAT!!!!

    Dec 7, 2011
    Tacoma, WA

    The weight, per the web site specs, is 10 lbs. It depends on what one feels as heavy, and it very well can be. Aren't a lot of Alder/ash basses near that, with all the gewgaws, gimcracks, bells & whistles?
  11. Bongolation


    Nov 9, 2001
    No Bogus Endorsements
    What kills me is how oblivious people are to the fact that in 2014, most music is still being made on guitars and basses that have not materially changed in at least fifty years.

    There obviously is no need for "the future" in guitars and basses.

    [The fork evolution of the neither-fish-nor-fowl "modern bass guitar" is an exception, but it is a third instrument, performing an entirely new role.]

    "The Future" is in signal processing, not the instruments themselves. The progress of digital processing and recording has been stunningly revolutionary, while the musicians themselves are still pounding away on sixty-year-old-design instruments.
  12. GK Growl

    GK Growl

    Dec 31, 2011
    The future of bass? - P bass with/flats.
  13. Bongolation


    Nov 9, 2001
    No Bogus Endorsements
    With "modern bass guitar" on the effects track.

    There's your future...to the extent it's not all done on keys into a VSTi, which will probably be the case, to the extent it isn't already.

    Dead serious.
  14. Baird6869

    Baird6869 RIP Gord Downey. A True Canadian Icon. Supporting Member

    Amazing to me how almost all other technology has changed except for musical instruments (excluding keys and recording).

    Gibson and Fender's self tuning guitars were miserable failures, Ernie Ball's Game-changer didn't really change anything and Lightwave and Line6 stuff didn't really catch on.

    I work in high tech and love the latest and greatest, but I have tried all or most of the above and still love my "normal" gear.
  15. bucephylus

    bucephylus Supporting Member Commercial User

    Aug 18, 2002
    General Manager TecPadz LLC
  16. JennySuzuki


    Dec 18, 2013
    You know what the Stash looks like to me? The stuff I see on the Lightsaber builder's fora.
  17. That was a waste of time.
  18. Sid Fang

    Sid Fang Reformed Fusion Player Supporting Member

    Jun 12, 2008
    Um, I think that in 2014 most music is being made on computers using samples that were recorded 20 years ago from guitars and bases that have not materially changed in 50 years.;)
  19. That tubular neck looks like loads of fun. :rollno:
    I have a feeling that there's not a lot of money flowing thru the pentagon for a better bass design-- or we'd be able to blow up war planes with our deep low freq by now…:meh: