Total number of URB producers?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [DB]' started by RD, Nov 29, 2005.

  1. RD


    Jun 17, 2003
    Seattle, WA
    Does anyone have an estimate of the total number of producers of URB's, in the U.S. market of low to moderate
    quality? It seems there are many to a newb in this market.
  2. Bob Gollihur

    Bob Gollihur

    Mar 22, 2000
    New Joisey Shore
    Big Cheese Emeritus: Gollihur Music
    The number of actual producers is far less than the number of names that you see. It is a longtime custom for music stores or companies to have their labels put on basses. It is quite easy for me to source "Anton Gollihur Basswerks" basses to sell, "ghost-manufactured" by a number of different Chinese, Korean, Romanian, etc., bass manufacturers. In some cases the basses are altered in some way for the store, but most frequently it's the same basses that are coming down the line, with different labels slapped on them.

    It's been done for many years in most every industry you can name.