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Your Favorite Vintage Non Fender Basses

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by MAJOR METAL, Oct 4, 2005.


  1. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member

    For me i would have to go with

    The Varied Japenese Violin Bass Copys
    Hofner Violin Bass
    Gibson Les Paul Signiture Bass
    Ampeg AEB/AUB Scroll Basses
    Danelectro Long Horn Bass

    How about you?
     
  2. Figjam

    Figjam

    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Vintage stingrays unless that counts as a fender too. :(
     
  3. Thurisarz

    Thurisarz

    Aug 20, 2004
    You don't say no to a Gibson EB-2 semi-hollow in sunburst or cherry sunburst! :)
     
  4. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    toms_river.nj.us
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
  5. Fawkes007

    Fawkes007

    Sep 13, 2005
    SF Bay Area
    StingRays. Wish I sitll had my '77.
    Gibson Thunderbirds, EB2s and that one Jack Cassidy plays (not the Epipone copy), black Rippers.
    Anything Rickenbacker
    Gretsch Broadkaster

    The very first Spector I saw (1977) and the very first Pedulla I saw (1983). Do those count as Vintage? Both had walnut body wings, the Spector had one P-style pickup and this huge pickup ring. The body shape blew my mind. The Pedulla had a lot of knobs and switches. They were so different from everything else out at the time, and played with so much ease, and sounded so good. I remember the Spector in 1977 was over $1400. I was a kid, so I thought only a real pro would have one of those. New Fenders and Music Mans were going for $400 to $500 back then; Ricks around $700-$800. Now, if I knew then what I know now...
     
  6. for some odd reason, i kinda like those old japanese basses, especially the ones that are in somewhat of a jaguar shape. like tiesco or zimgar...
     
  7. smperry

    smperry Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Bay Area, CA
    Endorsing Artist: Martin Keith Guitars
    That's definitely mine as well.

    Marshall
     
  8. plexibass

    plexibass

    Jun 30, 2005
  9. Pennydreadful

    Pennydreadful Goin out West

    Jun 13, 2005
    Arlington, Texas
    Teisco, Hagstrom, Kent, Danelectro, etc. The goofy ones, mostly.
     
  10. Pennydreadful

    Pennydreadful Goin out West

    Jun 13, 2005
    Arlington, Texas
    Yeah! :bassist:
     
  11. KYJazzy

    KYJazzy

    Nov 10, 2004
    Lexington, KY
    GIBSON EB-0 1961 MODEL??!?!?!?!!?!

    Iiiiiiiiiiiii think so
     
  12. In no particular order:
    - Gibson EB-2/Epiphone Rivoli
    - Guild Starfire
    - Gretsch Broadcaster
    - Rickenbacker 4005
    - Hagstrom Swede
    - Hagstrom Super Swede
     
  13. Gibson G3, i think its that one anyway, the one with the 3 pickups, was playing one at the weekend for a few mins, aswell as a grabber, and, wow, very nice to play, the body shape is the only thing i didnt like about it tbh
     
  14. Eilif

    Eilif Supporting Member

    Oct 1, 2001
    Chicago
    Ric, Ric, Ric, Ric,

    I love 4001's, but especially the early semihollow ricbass. I can't remember what the number was, but I saw one at Chicago Music Exchange in fireglow and fell instantly in love.
     
  15. strummer

    strummer

    Jul 27, 2005
    Sweden
    Washburn Stage series B20
     
  16. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member

    Yeah Japan really did put out some cool stuff in the 60's.
     
  17. Nedmundo

    Nedmundo Supporting Member

    Jan 7, 2005
    Philadelphia
    Guild Starfire
    Gibson Ripper
     
  18. Anything Gibson
    Anything Rickenbacker
    The first Ibanez Musicians
    The Vox basses with the SUPER thin necks
    Anything Gretsch
     
  19. smperry

    smperry Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Bay Area, CA
    Endorsing Artist: Martin Keith Guitars
    Oh yeah, Gibson Thunderbirds too.

    Marshall