Your favorite made in America basses?

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  1. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Supporting Member

    What are some of your favorite made in the USA basses?

    My top two are:

    Schecter Custom Shop - Sun Valley, California.
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    Sadowsky - Long Island City, New York
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  2. LadyLoveStingRay5

    LadyLoveStingRay5

    Jul 17, 2004
    Ernie Ball MusicMan basses. Especially my Caprice .
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    I would like to have a Cutlass . Those Old Smoothies are awesome too
     

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  3. Charlzm

    Charlzm Guest

    Mar 25, 2011
    I'll have to go with Kiesel and Rickenbacker since those are the only made in USA basses I have.
     
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  4. garp

    garp

    Feb 7, 2009
    Connecticut USA
    Still in production: Ernie Ball Music Man Sterling. San Luis Obispo, California.

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    Discontinued: Ovation Magnum III. New Hartford, Connecticut.

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  5. My 2013 Fender American Deluxe Precision bass is the best bass I've ever owned.

    I have an Am Dlx Jazz too, but I like the P more.

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  6. Gorn

    Gorn

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    The Tony Franklins.
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  7. mellowinman

    mellowinman Free Man

    Oct 19, 2011
    Minneapolis
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  8. dbase

    dbase Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2008
    South Jersey, USA..
    Best of both worlds.
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  9. Coolhandjjl

    Coolhandjjl

    Oct 13, 2010
    Appleton
    Rick and the Made in USA Hamer's.
     
  10. jd56hawk

    jd56hawk

    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
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  11. wvbass

    wvbass Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2004
    West Virginia
    This thread should belong to Peavey.
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    ...and Fender, and Ernie Ball/Music Man, and Carvin (Kiesel), and...
     
  12. Now that I have thought about it, the only two MIA basses I have are an old Fender and a Peavey.
    They happen to be the ones I play most.
     
  13. rmayer

    rmayer Supporting Member

    Sep 17, 2008
    Boynton Beach, FL
    IMG_1010.JPG IMG_0049.PNG The avatar photo might be a hint. The Fodera boys from Brooklyn, probably followed by Sadowsky.
     
  14. Wisebass

    Wisebass

    Jan 12, 2017
    Lost in Space
    I love my Fender but...

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    drooldrooldrool and cheers!!! those who have one : post pics:hyper::hyper::hyper:


    may the bass be with you

    Wise(b)ass
     
  15. jmlee

    jmlee Catgut? Not funny. Supporting Member

    Jun 16, 2005
    Halifax, Nova Scotia
    My lovely Peavey Cirrus 6

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    Two nice American Guilds: a 1971 Starfire II and a 1978 B302

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    And finally, my beloved G&L L-2500

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  16. byoung93888

    byoung93888 Supporting Member

    Sep 29, 2011
    Asheville, NC
    Rickenbacker for me.
     
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  17. Bob_Ross

    Bob_Ross Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 29, 2012
    I think I'd have a harder time listing my favorite not made-in-America basses!
    (Well... F Bass, Wal, ACG... maybe Warwick? Human Base? Vox?)

    But most of the instruments I love or loved are/were American:
    - Pedulla
    - Tobias
    - Spector
    - Steinberger, back in the 1980s
    - Alembic
    - Travis Bean
    - Modulus Graphite
    - Rob Allen
    - Sadowsky
    - Schecter, back in the 1980s
    - Curbow
    - Fodera
    - Fender, back in the 1960s
     
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  18. Pirate Captain

    Pirate Captain Elitist Jazz Snob ********

    Dec 22, 2016
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  19. jjmuckluckjr

    jjmuckluckjr

    Mar 24, 2015
    This bruiser I bought new in '77 for $415.
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