What's the bass of the 2010s?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by roller, Jul 13, 2017.

  1. roller

    roller Supporting Member

    Mar 30, 2014
    Enjoyed the bass of the 90s thread... really nice stuff by all who contributed.

    Leads me to ask -- what's the bass of the 2010s? Aside from all the well-known and established Fenders, Gibsons, Music Mans, countless hot-rodded Fender clones and exotic coffee table basses, what bass guitar has come onto the scene over the past seven years and will define this decade in the future?
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  2. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Rickenbacker guru..........

    Apr 11, 2006
    Out there!
    I can't speak of overall trends as my crystal ball needs a new battery (damn this modern technology :smug:), but for me, it is Martin Keith and Rickenbacker.
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  3. winterburn69


    Jan 27, 2008
    Fender Jaguar?
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  4. pglaser01


    Mar 19, 2013
    St. Louis, MO
    If only I were that good....
    Based off the constant threads of the Vintage Modified and Classic Vibe....perhaps Squier???
  5. Nedmundo

    Nedmundo Supporting Member

    Jan 7, 2005
    Not sure about specific basses, but fanned frets seem to be an important trend to watch, especially now that mainstream, widely available brands like Ibanez and ESP are making basses with them. Also, more players seem to be prioritizing light weight. (To be clear, this is not because "we" are getting older or anything, but only because we want less mass for stage acrobatics. :D)
  6. chris_b


    Jun 2, 2007
    My Mike Lull PJ5 has been my bass of the last 5 years.
  7. SideshowDom


    Apr 12, 2009
    Marina, CA
    I absolutely love my 2017 Schecter CV-4, now that I've had time with it I can dial in to get a great P or J or PJ tone. These basses are amazing. Plus I'm a sucker for mini toggle switches, haha.
  8. JACink


    Mar 9, 2011
    It seems that Squier won the first half of the decade, but Sire is fighting to win the second half.

    But at the end of the decade, it will be the same old Fender P.
  9. Gorn


    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    Heavily modified Squiers that end up sounding worse than they would have if left stock with good strings and a set up and then eventually resold at a loss.
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  10. Badwater

    Badwater Guest

    Jan 12, 2017
    Reverend Mercalli, Sandberg California Bass, and the Hammersmith Basses.
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  11. bucephylus

    bucephylus Supporting Member

    Aug 18, 2002
    Central Ohio
    My $0.019 would be the P, which has seen a stunning resurgence of interest. For example, most boutique builders have now got P clones in their product list. I don't play one; but, that's what I've seen this decade.
  12. gebass6

    gebass6 We're not all trying to play the same music. Supporting Member

    The seven string bass.
    And the fanned fret bass.
  13. themarshall


    Jun 26, 2008
    cochrane wi
    Right now, the P. 7+/- years ago, it was all about the active J, with sweepable mids.
  14. You kids and your new fangled toys. Leave me be so I can play my 2011 American Jazz Five string. Back when they were made in "USA" and not in Central America (CA)

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  15. LadyLoveStingRay5


    Jul 17, 2004
    Yep....... The Precision .
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  16. Hounddog409


    Oct 27, 2015
    Easy 4003s.
  17. madmanmerc

    madmanmerc Guest

    May 11, 2015
    Sire v7
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  18. RSchuster


    Jan 27, 2006
    Alexandria, VA
    Warwick Thumb and/or Corvette, Stingray, and anything by Lakland is my impression. I'm basing my answers in these threads on what famous and popular bands played, not what I like or played. Oh and also still the Fender P- and J-bass.
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  19. anavar


    Oct 10, 2013
    my bass tone can beat up your dad's bass tone.
    korean pro series warwicks
    updated rockbass line

    ibanez sr and the esp/ltd's were being sold like crazy.
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  20. roller

    roller Supporting Member

    Mar 30, 2014
    Interesting responses so far... certainly some great basses... but I think most of you are missing two important criteria before submitting your bass:

    1. ASIDE FROM all the well-known and established Fenders, Gibsons, Music Mans, countless hot-rodded Fender clones and exotic coffee table basses (um... yes, "established Fenders" would certainly include P-Basses and Fender clones)


    2. has come onto the scene OVER THE PAST SEVEN YEARS (and yes again, a bass that has come onto the scene over the past seven years would certainly eliminate the Fender P-Bass and several other basses that have been mentioned so far)

    Similar to the "What's was the bass of the 1990s?" thread, I'm now posing the same question for the decade we're in now, the 2010s. So if you're not familiar with how decades work, that would be from the years 2010 thru 2019. I'm looking for those basses that were invented/came onto the scene in 2010 or after... which you think will define the decade.

    Hey, folks... I get it... I dig P-Basses and I know you TalkBassers loooove to write about how much you love your P-Basses (and Fender Rumbles... and Paul McCartney) but I'm afraid none of these are legal answers in this poll.

    Ooooookie doke... now with that out of the way, let's try this again...