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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by conundrum, Jul 23, 2009.
Anyone have any info on this?
That would be cool. I only hope that if they do offer basses, that they are truly designed by bass players and not by guitarists, as so many guitar manufacturers have done in the past. Coming up with something new and relevant is always a challenge.
As a side note, I'd love to be someone do a new take on a Rick 4005, especially since Rickenbacker refuses to reproduce this classic bass.
I highly doubt it - their AB-series of acoustic bass guitars some of the bast basses made, but the pricing for a niche market made them economically infeasible to continue to produce. Then their semi-hollowbody bass prototypes eventually got converted into what became the "T-5" guitar, which took off like it had rocket boots. I've played one of the two "T-5 Bass" prototypes and it's indeed a killer bass with a variety of unique yet usable tones, but I fear that Taylor's simply going to stay a guitar company, pure and simple.
I love my Taylor AB-1, and would really like to see them build a 6 string T6 bass.
I absolutely agree that Taylor should get back into the Bass-building game, as they've been so very good at it. I was able to finally find one of my few "dream basses" that I thought I'd never find or afford, a Taylor AB-2 last Spring (let's hear for the economic downturn and Guitar Center taking one in for trade and *then* realizing they'd never move it... insert me with lowball price that they took. ) and IMO the AB-series of acoustic basses are among the best ever on the market, up there with the beloved Thunderchief. The "T-5 Bass" prototype is also an extremely cool concept with a great sound all its own, but as I said, I think *THEY* see themselves as a "Guitar Company" first-and-foremost, and especially with the introduction of the solidbody and T-3 they've got their hands full with those instruments and don't feel the need to expand into the low-end of the market.