Custom RUSH "Fly by Night" bass guitar

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  1. Runnerman

    Runnerman Registered Bass Player Supporting Member

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  2. gjbassist

    gjbassist Supporting Member

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    Wow! That is um...unique!
    Starting bid has one too many zeros IMO.
  3. terranova

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    You can Buy it now for $2300, Seems like its an elusive 3 string model also, Geddy would be proud.

    Just noticed from the back photo this was originally to be a very happy whale bass.
  4. bassgod0dmw

    bassgod0dmw Supporting Member

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  6. Lee Moses

    Lee Moses

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    At least one too many.

    You could hang it on the wall and make a nice clock out of it, though.
  7. 39-Bassist

    39-Bassist

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    WOW....I think I cam build that for about $200 in parts......I guess the price is because of the unique woodworking and quality tuners an neck.....
    Man I wish I had the money!
    Or maybe not.
    :)
  8. Steveaux

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    Corrected.
  9. awilkie84

    awilkie84 Supporting Member

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    Mothbass's "special" cousin

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  10. TN WOODMAN

    TN WOODMAN

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    Look like Suhr or Delano pickups at least .
  11. Jah Wobble Fan

    Jah Wobble Fan

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    If this were a two-string model, I'd be all over it.
  12. Jaco Taco

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    I like all the controls that help you shape the tone.
  13. Jah Wobble Fan

    Jah Wobble Fan

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    From the Ebay seller's notes (emphasis mine):

    "This is a custom made electric bass guitar. It is in full working order. The intonation is a little off, as you get to the 12th fret you need to really hit the 13th for it to be an Octave E."

    :eek:
  14. oboylebass

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    I've heard of 70s pickup spacing but this is ridiculous.
  15. awilkie84

    awilkie84 Supporting Member

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    So, the bridge is set too far forward.
  16. Tupac

    Tupac

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    This is hilarious. I think this guy should've consulted the builder of the moth bass.
  17. wild4oldcars

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    Yeah, that's enough of a reason to want to get away, and my thoughts are quite apprehensive
  18. Doctor_Clock

    Doctor_Clock The Moon Machine Gold Supporting Member

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    is it just me or does that look like a giant gingerbread cookie?
  19. fnordlyone

    fnordlyone Supporting Member

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    Exactly! That's an easy fix. I mean if the intonation "prob" is the only negative you guys can muster… Oh yeah, I know, it's really heavy too. :rollno: Whatever, guys!
    I'd string it B E A D and I figure that'll keep the high string from popping (again, easy fix).
    I'm sure some big shot Canadian bassist will end up getting this gem and playing it for only one song.

    fnord!
  20. HypersoulRocks

    HypersoulRocks Supporting Member

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    He did the best he can...
  21. Abner

    Abner

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    Too far back.

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