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Who is your personal favorite bass manufacturer?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by smithy78, Mar 21, 2009.


  1. Fender

    200 vote(s)
    32.4%
  2. Gibson

    24 vote(s)
    3.9%
  3. Jackson

    3 vote(s)
    0.5%
  4. Yamaha

    19 vote(s)
    3.1%
  5. Other (please specificy if you have a spare moment)

    371 vote(s)
    60.1%
  1. smithy78

    smithy78

    Mar 15, 2009
    I thought I would try a poll out, see what manufacturer is most prominent on talkbass... I know most manafuctuers make good and bad basses, but try your best to choose your favorite :) Thanks...
     
  2. K-Funk

    K-Funk

    Sep 24, 2007
    Auburn Hills, MI
    I have a bad Warwick habit; I'm up to four now :D. Their basses are perfect for me; they're bulletproof in construction and extremely comfortable to play. They sound amazing, and never cease to look smexy. Another cool aspect is that every single piece of the bass is adjustable in some way, so getting your setup is easy and reliable.

    More specifically, my favorite Warwick is the Thumb, in both bolt-on and NT varieties.
     
  3. Absentia

    Absentia

    Feb 25, 2009
    +1
    on all counts
     
  4. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    toms_river.nj.us
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
  5. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Sadowsky
    Spector
    Lakland
    Roscoe
    Skjold
    MTD

    That's just off the top of my head.
     
  6. Laredo

    Laredo

    Nov 27, 2005
    Upstate, NY
    Kind of into G&L, and EB Music Man stuff right now............But that could change, it always does! :smug:
     
  7. Fealach

    Fealach Guest

    Apr 23, 2003
    Gone to a better place
    Tobias, but only if you have a time machine.

    Otherwise, can't decide between Alembic and Ristola.

    From the options in the poll, I'd imagine eventually "other" will win by a large margin if everyone votes.
     
  8. stflbn

    stflbn

    May 10, 2007
    Nashville
  9. smithy78

    smithy78

    Mar 15, 2009
    It's 9-9 just now between fender and "other".
     
  10. Of the basses I have had either Wal or Alembic...

    Of the basses I have never had but would love to own one day, probably Status. I used to have a Modulus Quantum that was fantastic and gave me a taste of the graphite thing, and I have played Status basses better than the (amazing) Modulus, so I am definitely interested there...
     
  11. snyderz

    snyderz

    Aug 20, 2000
    AZ mountains
    G&L, EBMM, Fender, in that order. I guess I'm a Leo fan.
     
  12. Sound Chaser

    Sound Chaser

    Mar 19, 2005
    Lockport, NY
    Sage.
     
  13. I only play Stratocasters and Jazz Basses, but i have come to despise Fender these days because of their insane price increases and declining quality.

    My favorite manufacturer is Warmoth.
    Warmoth is pretty much the only manufacturer that can build me the custom Strats and Jazz Basses i want at an affordable price that is comparable (and better than) Fender's price.
     
  14. Almost like you, but Fender, EBMM and G&L this is my order. I'm a biiggg Leo fan too.
     
  15. Rock-Bassman

    Rock-Bassman

    Dec 25, 2008
    Boston
    Warwick, Warmoth, and Fender. Too bad Fender Jacked their prices... they sound so good!!! But like line6man said you can get YOUR bass from warmoth at the same price as a deluxe jazz :( CMON NOW FENDER!!!
     
  16. Fender, Gibson, Jackson, and Yamaha?

    How about:

    Alembic
    Aleva-Copollo
    Aria
    Bacchus
    Carvin
    Chris Stambaugh
    Cliff Bordwell
    Cort
    Danelectro
    Dingwall
    Elrick
    Epiphone
    F-Bass
    Fender
    Fodera
    G&L
    Gibson
    Hofner
    Ibanez
    Jackson
    Ken Smith
    Lakland
    Le-Compte
    Mike Lull
    Modulus
    Moon
    MTD
    Musicman
    Nordstrand
    Peavey
    Pedulla
    Rickenbacker
    Ritter
    Roscoe
    Sadowski
    Sage
    Schecter
    Sei
    Spector
    Squier
    Steinberger
    Stinger
    Suhr
    Surine
    SX
    Tobias
    Tom Clement
    Valenti
    Warmoth
    Warwick
    Wishbass
    Yamaha
    Zon
     
  17. Idiotpod

    Idiotpod

    Feb 11, 2009
    Got Djent?
    Ernie Ball, then comes Jackson and lastly Warwick
     
  18. Alvaro Martín Gómez A.

    Alvaro Martín Gómez A. TalkBass' resident Bongo + cowbell player

    Among mass-produced instruments, definitely Music Man. Synonym of quality and commitment to me.
     
  19. Smallmouth_Bass

    Smallmouth_Bass

    Dec 29, 2005
    Canada
    Dingwall
    Ernie Ball/Music Man
    (Some) Fender
     

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