Anyone recognize this shape?

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  1. Waterpilot

    Waterpilot

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    First off I did this really quickly in Paint (which I'm terrible at)and it was a memory from about 25 years ago. I know it's not very good...

    That said, this was a bass my friend had in the 80's. I didn't play bass at the time and I have NO idea why I thought about it but now I want find out what it is...

    It wasn't as squaty as I drew it. It was all black with red or orange "piping" all around the edges...

    Any ideas?


    [​IMG]

    EDIT: Cdef knew it/ found it. He posted it in #30.
     
  2. Liam Wald

    Liam Wald Supporting Member

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    Looks like a toilet plunger that someone has been chewing on!
     
  3. bass rocks

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    that looks like a puzzle piece with a toothpick glued to it
     
  4. bass rocks

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    by piping im assuming you mean binding
     
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  6. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002

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    I think you may have some intonation issues if you build it as it's designed.
     
  7. Waterpilot

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    No I don't. I don't recall if it had it around the neck or not. It did on the body I remember that.
     
  8. BritPicker

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    Is it: [​IMG]
    (Hohner Jack Bass)

    or
    [​IMG]

    Westone Quantum

    ?

    No binding on these, but the shape looks similar. Maybe some versions had binding, who knows?
     
  9. bass rocks

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    did it have a headstock
     
  10. Waterpilot

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    I didn't put in a headstock because, clearly... I'm not any good with paint and because I don't recall but I thought it had a headstock but don't remember what it looked like.

    It was an 80's "Heavy Metal" style bass.
     
  11. bass_snake

    bass_snake Banned

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    Looks like the Eiffel Tower.

    Friedrich
     
  12. bass rocks

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    brit picker your supposed to call it "piping"
     
  13. elgecko

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    Balalaika Bass? :p

    Bump for you!
     
  14. Waterpilot

    Waterpilot

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    That's all I could think of calling it at the time... Outline a better word? I know I put it on the neck but I don't really recall if it had binding on it.
     
  15. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

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    I want a bass that looks just like that so I can play in my new cartoon metal band.
     
  16. bass rocks

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    you put the piping on the bass? im supprised you dont remmerber the brand if worked on the neck hehe
     
  17. elgecko

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    Some sort of BC Rich, maybe?

    [​IMG]
     
  18. M.R. Ogle

    M.R. Ogle Supporting Member

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    I'll guess a Westone...
    Also could be Washburn... they had red-edged guitars about 1983 or so.
     
  19. bass rocks

    bass rocks

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    you could scratch mentally disabled bass on the front
     
  20. bass rocks

    bass rocks

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    what is that red stuff on the edges of the bc riches called
     
  21. bass rocks

    bass rocks

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    what year was it made or what is the seriel #
     

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