Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by MilesD, Jun 3, 2002.

  1. MilesD


    May 7, 2002

    I'm just a newbie. Very often I see the name "vintage bass". Can anybody tell me what it means?

  2. RAM


    May 10, 2000
    Chicago, IL
    Hi, just a newbie:D

    The term "vintage" is generally used to mean old, sometimes original. For example, the basses Leo Fender built for the Fender guitar company up until he departed in 1966 are generally referred to as vintage. Nowadays, people also refer to younger models, those built in the late 1960's and 1970's as vintage. Not being a collector, I'm not sure of how appropriate or inappropriate this term is for those basses.

    Many other brands also have vintage lines, and it can differ from brand to brand. But, overall, vintage just simply means old.:D
  3. Oysterman


    Mar 30, 2000
    I saw an 1987 Rickenbacker labeled as "vintage". I believe I've seen "vintage" gear that is newly produced as well. Some companies claim their stuff "sounds vintage" enough to simply call it "vintage"... the word has been so hyped-up so that it has lost its true meaning.