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Craigslist "Special" – Homemade Bass from Fender Parts

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by burl0029, Feb 13, 2013.

  1. burl0029

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    I saw this one on CL yesterday. It's listed for $400. At first I thought I was posting it to get a laugh, but it's starting to grow on me a bit.
    "This is a custom built Bass. I used all Fender P bass parts and neck. Perfect ballance and plays like a dream.... Very cool body cuts. Fits like a glove. Great light action... Gold in color with Silver accents. One of a kind. Better in person than the pictures can relay..."

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  2. Meddle

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    Creative for sure. Could pass it off as a Buzzard prototype.
  3. Bassamatic

    Bassamatic keepin' the beat since the 60's Supporting Member

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    You are right - it does have a certain "Something". If you want to play a truly unique bass, this is the way to go, yes??
  4. mpdd

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    if i was in a glam rock band i'd be going to try and play that for sure:)
  5. wraub

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    Love the PU cover as bridge cover.

    IMO, you have to at least go play that.

    wraub
  6. tjh

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    ... my only concern would be that the 'Fender' donor he used may have been a Squier Affinity ... unique for sure ...

    Edit to add: ... Dave, you have a PM ...
  7. groooooove

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    that will be perfect for when i play my bass solo on the moon.
  8. thedudebrah

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    The headstock looks like the head of something else.
  9. 2cooltoolz

    2cooltoolz Supporting Member

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    ROFL!!!

    I'm not really the "wild and crazy guy" type, but if I was, I'd check that out. The contours kinda won me over.
  10. bassbully

    bassbully Endorsed by The PHALEX CORN BASS..mmm...corn! Supporting Member

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    Got to admit that is pretty cool looking.
  11. burl0029

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    I'd love to try it out, but 45 minutes of driving (each way) is out of my range for something I won't buy. You don't see a lot of gold basses, but this is making me want one.
  12. burl0029

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    Yeah, even if the guy used cheap parts, he's not getting much for his time in building it. Maybe it was just an experiment he ended up not liking.
  13. awilkie84

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    Neat shape, but I see one concern. What was the donor body?
    If it was a P or J-bass, that bridge was NEVER that high up the body.
    That neck won't intonate correctly unless it's still a proper 34" scale.
    Let's hope he did his own body...
  14. CBNJ

    CBNJ Sorry brother. Supporting Member

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    I like it.
  15. KeithAlanK

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    A quick measure on pic 1 confirms that it'll intonate.
  16. Darren Low

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    For $400, I'd definitely get this.
    Very creative design.
  17. two fingers

    two fingers Loud Mouth Know It All Blowhard Gold Supporting Member

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    I would rock that thing!!!!!!!!!!!!!





    ............. but only in my bedroom when no one else was home.
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    It's kind of like a chubby wom........... oh never mind.
  18. Yango

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    $400.00, huh?

    Nope, I'd say closer to $100.00, and that's being generous.

    That's not even taking into account that it's friggin' hideous.
  19. GAPendragon

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    Is that silver stuff on the front felt?

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