Hahahaha Had to point out this ad....

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Macrocosmcwh, Dec 24, 2012.


  1. Macrocosmcwh

    Macrocosmcwh Gold Supporting Member

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    "MANLY BASS"

    I just thought this ad was too funny! I dont have any association to this seller and am not promoting the ad other than to say... WTH?!?!?! $1500.00 FOR THAT?!?!?!

    I love the line "I will point out--this is a MANLY BASS--that is to say, if you're looking for a featherweight, look elsewhere. It weighs in excess of 10 pounds."

    hahaha

    Merry Christmas everyone!

    Here is the text from the ad:
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    ONE OF A KIND HANDMADE BASS GUITAR..............with many unique attributes............


    This instrument was built in the mid 80's. At that time, we were producing solid body guitars and basses in our very well-equipped shop. Bodies and necks were made on a Bridgeport milling machine. This bass was the pet project of one of our apprentices under the supervision of our master craftsman. The basic "principles" of our methods of construction are all on display here along with a few additional touches added by the apprentice (who had already been producing instruments on his own). He was known around the shop as "Perfect Paul", which should start to give you an idea of what went into this bass. I freely admit--this instrument is not a "known commodity"..................not a pre-CBS Fender, or a collectible vintage instrument. On the other hand, it has attributes and QUALITY features which were never even in the imagination of Fender--and I can say with complete complete assurance that large-scale, major instrument builders NEVER came close to equaling the qualities of this instrument:

    THE BODY...............one piece ash. From a local (Norwalk) tree--the wood was air-dried for 12 years prior to construction.

    THE NECK...............perhaps the single most important feature. All of our necks were constructed along these lines--look closely at photo #3. You will see that this neck is a 9 piece laminate. The maple is quarter sawn, straight grain (not cross grain as in virtually all production instruments). Quarter sawn wood is significantly stronger and more stable, and the multiple laminations contribute even further to the strength of the neck. There is a truss rod of course, but it is in fact, completely superfluous. Over the years, this neck has never moved even a hair and never will. In terms of stability, it's the last word. The integrity of this neck is further enhanced by the very thick slab

    HONDURAN MAHOGANY FINGERBOARD............which also has some very nice looking figure

    THE NECK JOINT................Fender NEVER executed a neck joint to match this. There is no gap. None. We used to have a big fun by removing the neck screws with the instrument strung and tuned to pitch. Remove those bolts and nothing moved!! You could actually have the instrument tuned to pitch and play merrily along with absolutely no shifting, no wiggle. Which is pretty astounding!

    THE BRIDGE...................on the surface nothing special here. A Badass bridge. However, a Badass with a twist! That bridge normally mounts (a la Fender), by screwing wood screws directly into the body. And there's really nothing wrong with that. However, Perfect Paul wasn't having any of that! No--he insisted on routing a channel through the body, inserting a SOLID BRASS BLOCK (milled on the Bridgeport), and tapping machine screws to mount the bridge. OK--maybe not the greatest innovation of all time, yet an indication of the THOUGHT that went into the design of this bass.


    ELECTRONICS..............EMG PJ setup. Great sounding pickups of course--even better in the case of this instrument however, due to 1) the natural resonance of the AIR DRIED one piece ash body 2) the solidity of the neck joint for effective string energy transfer and 3) the Badass bolted to a solid brass block.

    One more cute feature, I will mention--notice the battery compartment. It has a little button, to pop it off easily (without having to resort to prying it off with a screwdriver and dinging up the body). Once again, this is not the greatest thing since sliced bread, yet it shows thought and attention to detail.

    As you see in the photos, the instrument is in pristine condition..............no dings, very, very clean.

    I will point out--this is a MANLY BASS--that is to say, if you're looking for a featherweight, look elsewhere. It weighs in excess of 10 pounds.

    The instrument comes with a gig bag--I can offer a hs case option--to be discussed................"
     
  2. KrisHayes

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  3. Macrocosmcwh

    Macrocosmcwh Gold Supporting Member

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    Kris, go LOOK AT IT!!!!! HAHAHAHA $1500.00 ?!?!?! Really?!??!?!?!?
     
  4. HaMMerHeD

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    Oh dear.

    And I'm calling BS on those neck pocket claims.
     
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  6. charliefreak

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    When you spend 1500 on this bass, you're not just getting a bass. You're getting an instrument built by the hands of Perfect Paul. That's worth about $1469- I'd assume about $31 for the parts.
     
  7. Macrocosmcwh

    Macrocosmcwh Gold Supporting Member

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    I am laughing so hard right now at this comment! I have tears rolling down my face!

    F'ing Perfect Paul!!!!!
     
  8. rapidfirerob

    rapidfirerob Fusion rules! Supporting Member

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    Manly until you can't stand upright any longer.
     
  9. Macrocosmcwh

    Macrocosmcwh Gold Supporting Member

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    Googled... "Perfect Paul"

    yes indeed!

    [​IMG]

    except this bass would have killed the man!
     
  10. Diesel Kilgore

    Diesel Kilgore

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    wow that should be a childrens story. Once upon a time when Perfect Paul found some Norwalk ash......
     
  11. Macrocosmcwh

    Macrocosmcwh Gold Supporting Member

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    ... He let it AIR DRY or 12 WHOLE YEARS!.... (With eyes wide from amazement)...
     
  12. Diesel Kilgore

    Diesel Kilgore

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    So if he built the bass in the 80s that ash is from the 70s which was planted in the 40s. PP just blew my mind!
     
  13. DwaynieAD

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  14. BoomBoomOGTL

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    MANLY - the seller was tonge in cheek refferring to it being very heavy. You guys are sometimes like a pack of hyenas... :)
     
  15. skychief

    skychief Gold Supporting Member

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    Dont.

    Ive got a Squier which can match this feat.
     
  16. HillBillyWannaB

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    I'll make you a "ONE OF A KIND HANDMADE BASS GUITAR..............with many unique attributes............" for half of that.

    Let me know if you need my paypal address to send the money.
     
  17. Macrocosmcwh

    Macrocosmcwh Gold Supporting Member

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    Still laughing about this.... Even whipped out the ad for people to see at Christmas dinner! Hahahahahaha
     
  18. Mingo Sanders

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    Actually the headstock is 9 piece laminate. Only 5 of the 9 plies make it all the way down the neck.
     
  19. bootsox

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    I think it looks pretty good, but I sure wouldn't pay $1400 for it (at least not without playing it first)
     
  20. SactoBass

    SactoBass There are some who call me.......Sactobass

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    A MANLY bass......where men are men, and the sheep are scared.
     

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