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What's the next big trend?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by chanson, Jun 7, 2019.

  1. Clark W

    Clark W Supporting Member

    Aug 26, 2018
    Just a bit? About 8 necks too much for me.:laugh:
  2. sleddogn


    Sep 8, 2013
    hoping for bass with bong built in, save time between sets....
  3. alaskaleftybass

    alaskaleftybass Will Hanbury, Jr. Supporting Member

    Mar 21, 2012
    Sitka, Alaska
    I agree with a lot of what you said here, but I sure hope that small specialized builders don't go away. They are part of the mom and pop economy still surviving in the USA. I'm kind of 50/50 on the increasing costs of US made instruments. I hope they stay relatively where they're at.

    As for sustainable woods, bravo for that. I believe some of the major players have been toying with that for a while. But it seems the results are more for publicity than to make the complete switch to conscientious use of our limited world resources.
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  4. Gaolee

    Gaolee Official leathers tester and crash dummy

    I didn't read the whole thread. The next big thing that I'll be buying when it comes out is a talent pedal. Everything else is just a rehash.
    TrustRod likes this.
  5. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    I'm hoping for a new wireless trend/unit/system that directly connects the instrument to the amp without interference. Maybe a new bandwidth or maybe commercial/industrial grade Bluetooth. Something with 25ft range. No need for extended range. Just something to alleviate cables.
    M.R. Ogle and alaskaleftybass like this.
  6. We're trying our best!
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  7. Furutan


    Sep 5, 2018
    Or buy an Ibanez semi-hollowbody. Available as fretted or fretless. And very affordable. I really love mine. Check out the video.


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  9. Furutan


    Sep 5, 2018
    Or use a capo.
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  10. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Supporting Member

  11. dmt


    Apr 19, 2003
    Orbiting Sol
    Meat basses.

    It’s the inevitable counter-reaction to decades now of mostly plant-based instruments
    TrustRod likes this.
  12. Matt R

    Matt R Supporting Member

    Jun 5, 2007
    Newbury Park, Ca.
    In ear monitoring.
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  13. mambo4


    Jun 9, 2006
    Monetizing directly through social media portals instead of gigging out.
  14. Glenn Mac

    Glenn Mac

    Nov 19, 2017
    Ikr, basses are like penises, they don't look right, w/o a head!
  15. M.R. Ogle

    M.R. Ogle Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 5, 2004
    Mount Vernon, Illinois
    Backstage Guitar Lab owner
    I'm also all-in for built-in wireless connection.

    Quarter-inch PHONE jacks? What is this, the 1920's?
    Ian Lewis likes this.
  16. I'm not sure the pedal exists, partly because of the resonance and decay of the upright's body. But I think a P-Bass, preferably fretless, with the original rubber mute under the bridge cover, with old flat wounds, plucked over the 17th frets comes pretty close.
  17. rocklee


    Nov 26, 2010
    I just hope Music Man does not go the way of fanned fretting!!!
  18. freshchops


    Apr 6, 2014
    I think it'll have more to do with digital / interface based processing... like Amplitube or Kemper style amp modeling.

    On basses themselves, maybe more common use of hybrid pickup setups... like a Jazz with two split "Single / Humbucker" pickups.
  19. SpazzTheBassist


    Jun 20, 2006
    virtual guitars and basses in the holodeck....too bad I won't be interested in them because the advent of holodeck technology will also mean the advent of holoporn.................

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