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What was your first made in the USA bass ?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by MAJOR METAL, May 11, 2006.


    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Supporting Member

    With the huge number of import basses and significant price difference it could be years before a bassist could own a made in the USA bass so what was your first made in the USA bass ?. The first one that I bought and kept was Sadowsky but I tried on the trial period before the Sadowsky FBB and Carvin.
  2. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    My first and only made in USA bass was a D'Agostino passive 5 string that I bought from a small music store in Yonkers, NY. 1990 I believe. Bought an Ibanez in 1996 and sold the D'ag to my (at the time) drummer! I should have kept it though! The rest of my basses are made in either Korea, China or Japan.
  3. Planet Boulder

    Planet Boulder Hey, this is a private residence...man

    Nov 10, 2001
    6,482 feet above sea level
    I once had impure thoughts. Oh, and I pluck my ear hair.
    '83 (or '82?) Fender P-Bass my pop bought for me for my birthday in the early 80s. Still have it.
  4. My first is my Roscoe LG. Went through several basses made overseas (Ibanez, Spectors, Lakland Skyline, among others). It is by far the best bass Ive ever play/owned.

  5. mark beem

    mark beem I'm alive and well. Where am I? Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    Alabama, USA
    Actually my very first bass was a "Made in USA" model.. An old Peavey Patriot 4 string.

  6. Ernieball/Musicman Sterling about 5 years ago.
  7. Tony G

    Tony G

    Jan 20, 2006
    My carvin LB75F is my one and only bass made in the USA. But I am so attached to my MIJ '75 reissue Jazz, that the whole concept of MIA doesn't mean a whole lot to me.
  8. emblymouse

    emblymouse exempt Supporting Member

    Jan 22, 2006
    Lakland Artist Endorser
    76 Gibson T-Bird in Black. Got run over by a cement truck and they gave me a $500 settlement (young and stupid) . I went right out and paid $525 for the Bird NEW!
    I fought in the Disco Wars throughout the midwest with it as my main weapon.

    Just sold it for $1600.
  9. Hambone Fairlane
    made in Georgia!
  10. WarwickFan


    Feb 7, 2005
    My first bass was a 1980 Gibson G-3. Other than a Vester I once owned, all my basses have been USA made, until my Warwick.
  11. KayCee


    Oct 4, 2004
    Shawnee, KS
    Red 1973 Fender Musicmaster - $130 plus case new
  12. Turock

    Turock Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2000
    1975 Rickenbaker 4001. Bought new in 1975. Some bast@rd stole it.
  13. plexibass


    Jun 30, 2005
    1969 dan armstrong
  14. Tony G

    Tony G

    Jan 20, 2006

    Holy crap! You had a vester??? I had a vester for my very first bass!! It was a metalic red with a p+j setup. I still have it sitting in the bag in the closet.
  15. The Hammer

    The Hammer

    Jul 13, 2004
    I've only owned 4 basses made in the USA
    1st - Pedulla Thunderbass 8 string
    2nd - Rickenbacker 4001v64
    3rd - Mouradian CS-74
    4th - Alembic Mark King Deluxe
  16. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    In 91 I bought a new MapleGlow Ric
  17. still waiting for my standard 4003 rickenbacker in mid blue, nearly a year. cant wait!
  18. fr0me0


    Dec 7, 2004
    Winnipeg Canada
    Fender Deluxe jazz fretless, Still have it and play it pretty much every single day.
  19. pickles

    pickles Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2000
    Ventura, CA
    My first bass was MIA: Peavey Foundation ... and it was a great bass other than weighing about 14 lbs!
  20. Matt Call

    Matt Call Supporting Member

    Aug 1, 2004
    Minneapolis, MN
    Mine was a '99 Fender MIA Dlx. J5'er.

    Dang I miss that bass; but I've got my Sadowsky, so that covers it.

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