What Bass Wears Skinny Jeans?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Brent's Groove, Jul 29, 2009.

  1. Brent's Groove

    Brent's Groove

    Mar 14, 2007
    I was listening to some "non-mainstream" stuff lately, and it got me thinking... What are hipster bass players rocking these days?

    Occasionally, it's easy to notice trends amongst bass players and their genres, so I'm just curious to see what indie musicians are playing...

    Let's see some pics of basses that you think would suit the indie genre well.
  2. J. Crawford

    J. Crawford Supporting Member

    Feb 15, 2008
    Jazz basses, and Musicman.
  3. bui


    Feb 24, 2009
    Whatever bass it is, it would have an ironic mustache.
  4. LCW

    LCW Inactive

    Mar 2, 2009
    P bass look up The killers
    T bird Look up Silversun Pickups

    I thought this was about tight pants which i wear 511 levis
  5. akaTRENT


    Jan 10, 2009
    New Jersey
    I wear skinnys all day everyday. with that said check my profile for my gear.
  6. wdinc01


    Nov 19, 2005
    Jacksonville, FL
    I think the Fender Jazz is pretty much the hipster bass.
  7. TheBasicBassist


    Jan 8, 2009
    Newark, DE
    Endorsing Artist: Rosado Guitars
    in my band..which i think's indie.. (nice side-group from my bop-playing band)
    i rock a fender jag or a fender precision lyte deluxe..
    sometimes a ;wick but rarely.
    that's me though..

  8. If we're talking bass fashion then I'd say that the Fender Jaguar is and will forever be the indie bass. As far as clothes, Hadrien Feraud should be the face of bass players fashion. The guy actually know how to follow the whole "dress for success" ideal. On the whole it just seems like bassists, at least the well known ones, couldn't dress themselves to save their lives.
  9. J. Crawford

    J. Crawford Supporting Member

    Feb 15, 2008
    I agree with all of that.
  10. akaTRENT


    Jan 10, 2009
    New Jersey
    im indie and i use a jag. well said.
  11. John Wentzien

    John Wentzien

    Jun 25, 2007
    Elberta, AL
    Artist:TC Electronic RH450 bass system (original test-pilot)
    Steinberger XL-2 with plastic pants!
  12. Brent's Groove

    Brent's Groove

    Mar 14, 2007

    Yeah, bass fashion, not...uh...fashion fashion.

    +1 on the Jag.

    And for the record, real bass players don't even wear pants; everyone knows that.
  13. Hugh Jass

    Hugh Jass

    Oct 10, 2008
    Canada eh
    Jag, T-bird, Jazz, P.

    In that order.

    My legs are too skinny for skinny jeans :eek:
  14. JehuJava

    JehuJava Bass Frequency Technician

    Oct 15, 2002
    Yorktown, VA
    basses that are just as expensive as coffee tables because they are "vintage."
  15. PBass101


    Jul 3, 2008
    What, you don't like John Entwistle's leather blazers with the sleeves rolled up to the elbows? :smug:
  16. southernrocker

    southernrocker Inactive

    Apr 4, 2009
    I play a jazz bass and my pants fit right. I love my lee carpenter pants.
  17. naturalkinds


    Jan 22, 2009
    Savannah, GA
    Jag. Definitely. Or some really ****** Squier -- e.g., the bassist for The Pains of Being Pure at Heart -- 'cause we all know buying into the corporate system is some kind of betrayal to ourselves.
  18. Zach Carothers of Portugal. The Man plays a sweet Fender Precision Special from the 1980's.
  19. nothumb


    Sep 20, 2006
    mostly fenders, either vintage p's or j's or recent jags. been seeing the occasional ric lately too, and some random short scale boxy things from time to time. mostly fenders though.
  20. neatobassman


    Jul 16, 2005
    Antelope CA
    Jazzes for sure. I have seen a couple of T-40's in the noise/math seen around here.