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What is "The Ultimate 80's bass" ?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by kelbrihan, Nov 10, 2005.

  1. kelbrihan

    kelbrihan Banned [Deceiving users with multiple usernames] Banned

    Dec 2, 2004
    I play in an 80's show band and I am looking for the bass that epitomises the 80's. Any genre of music. Submit pics if you'd like. If you have anything for sale , let me know as well.
  2. If it's 80's metal I'd say a BC Rich Warlock.
  3. xJasonSmithx

    xJasonSmithx Supporting Member

    Jun 25, 2003
    Denver, CO
    I would say the yamaha bb basses really remind me of the 80's also steinbergers.

  4. BartmanPDX

    BartmanPDX Supporting Member

    Personally, I think my Steinberger XL-2 is a timeless classic, but it's often called an '80s bass, since that's when they were most popular, and a lot of bassists played them at the time.
  5. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    What he said.
  6. darkblack99

    darkblack99 Supporting Member

  7. BassyBill

    BassyBill The smooth moderator... Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2005
    West Midlands UK
    I always think 80's when I see Aria's of the SB-1000 vintage, as used by the guy in Duran Duran...

  8. Tash


    Feb 13, 2005
    Bel Air Maryland
    Pink Warlock or Neon Green Ironbird.
  9. 513rocks.com


    Sep 22, 2004
    Mason, Ohio
    spector ns2
  10. D.A.R.K.


    Aug 20, 2003
    a p bass! wait, no, that's 70's...60's...um...90's...um... :D
    actually, i would agree that nothing calls back the 80's for me more
    than the steinberger
  11. BC Rich Mockingbird or Spector NS2.
    I love(d) the 80's!!!!
  12. Stox


    Mar 18, 2005
    London UK
    Me too, I had one as my first bass and it was a superb instrument. I to this day prefer 24 fret basses because of it, I wish I still had it :bawl: I tried one of the anniversary ones at the Bass Cellar in London a few months back and the build quality was nowhere near the old ones. Seems you and I have a bit in common Bassybill...
  13. Nothing screams 'Miami Vice!!!' more than a blue'n'gold '81 Precision Special...

  14. Baryonyx

    Baryonyx Banned

    Jul 11, 2005
    Marathon Man
    The ultimate 80's bass? Without a doubt, the Kubicki ExFactor! Even though it's an 80's design, it still looks fresh and funky but with a definite 80's vibe.
  15. chrisgp


    Jul 13, 2005
    Status : a very 80's looking and good sounding bass

  16. JimmyM


    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    Steiny, no doubt about it.
  17. Sound Chaser

    Sound Chaser

    Mar 19, 2005
    Lockport, NY
    I say a white Spector NS-2.
  18. A9X


    Dec 27, 2003
    Sinny, Oztraya
    Steinberger XL2 or one of the many clones.
    The Kubicki isn't a bad second choice.
    And they're both great basses. I have one of each.
  19. SuperDuck


    Sep 26, 2000

    ...that, or a Kubicki.
  20. notrt


    Jun 29, 2004
    ;) Either my L2 Steinberger or the Kubicki Factor 4 which I wish I never sold twelve years ago...