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Bassfish by Goldfish Guitars Club

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by TolerancEJ, Dec 25, 2010.


  1. With my recent acquisition of a Bassfish and a TB search, I saw no clubs. To rectify this oversight, I am beginning one now. I'd like to know if anyone else owns one (or if I'm the only person.)

    This is the thread where I was deciding which bass to get.
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=714643

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    #1 Bassfish
     
  2. What's the build quality like? How does it compare to a similarly priced bass like an SX?
     
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  4. @cultrvultr - Build quality, I thought was a decent design. I was basically expecting a novelty bass but everything seems to be built correctly and sounds good unplugged and plugged into my amp. The only thing I want to do is set the action lower. It is possible as the bridge is fully adjustable. I haven't tried an SX so I'm unable to provide a comparison.

    @pica - Pretty much goes with anything. This might be the perfect bass to play John the Fisherman. Don't worry, I was expecting a bunch of food-related jokes anyway.
     
  5. SBassman

    SBassman

    Jun 8, 2003
    Northeast, US
    Are you still playing the bass? What do you think of it after this time?
     
  6. RED J

    RED J Play what you want how you want & quit arggerin ! Supporting Member

    Jan 23, 2000
    Tennessee
    Here's another goldfish shaped bass, slightly pricier.:D
     
  7. SBassman

    SBassman

    Jun 8, 2003
    Northeast, US
    That's a fat fish. :)
     
  8. gjbassist

    gjbassist Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2005
    Kansas City, MO
    If you gig with this bass you should throw Goldfish crackers out into the crowd!
     
  9. SBassman

    SBassman

    Jun 8, 2003
    Northeast, US
    I have one - I think it's totally gig worthy.
     
  10. I am still playing this bass regularly. Basically, it is a nice travel sized jazz bass.

    It's been awhile since I played anywhere live, but this bass would definitely fit in the rotation of instruments. (I have sort of a thing for interesting/novelty-looking instruments.)

    @Red J - I love the MM Bongo. A Bongo HH 6 is currently #1 in my wishlist.

    @gjbassist +1 on the idea of tossing out Goldfish crackers to the crowd. (product sponsorship deal, maybe?)

    @SBassman - I'm not sure if you're into the TB Clubs thing, but I'd like to give you Bassfish member #2 if you'd like to accept.
     
  11. staurosjohn

    staurosjohn Geddy Lee P! Supporting Member

    Jun 15, 2010
    Bel Air, MD
    The question I have is... is it any good for metal?? I don't think this question is asked enuf! :D
     
  12. Certainly! You can play anything with it. People smile when they see it. I still like my Bassfish.
     
  13. two fingers

    two fingers You tahkin 'uh me? Yeah, you. You tahkin 'uh me? Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    My three year old's body is constructed of about 45% Goldfish. She would LOVE this bass. Hmmmmm......
     
  14. Their target demographic is children, but honestly, it's just a compact jazz bass. I'm gonna pick up an eye sticker to put on the body.
     
  15. pudge

    pudge Supporting Member

    Sep 13, 2008
    NY
    I like that,small easy to travel with.I'd have to add this to mine though. [​IMG]
     
  16. This is more what I had in mind, so the eye would move around when I'm playing.

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  17. RoadRanger

    RoadRanger Supporting Member

    Feb 18, 2004
    NE CT
    Mine's "Cherry Burst" which I like to affectionately refer to as "Hellfire Flame" ;) :
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    Mine plays great although I'd like to rewire the pickups in series. The neck is quite thick, I'd not think a child could play it?
     
  18. StrangerDanger

    StrangerDanger Neo Maxie Zoom Dweebie Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2010
    76227
    The Bongo is shaped more like what you would flush a goldfish down rather than an actual goldfish.
     
  19. #3 Roadkill - Wow! There are 3 of us?! I don't think the company had cherry burst when I was looking at them.
     
  20. Some people do not like it, but I love the Bongo! The MusicMan Bongo 6 is currently among the top 3 of my wishlist.
     
  21. RoadRanger

    RoadRanger Supporting Member

    Feb 18, 2004
    NE CT
    Great idea! Can I be #3 ? :D

    EDIT> Oops, beat me to it - thanks!
     



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