Has anybody tried Bassurgery?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Peik, Jul 8, 2005.


  1. Peik

    Peik Supporting Member

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    Hey

    Heard about these basses some years ago, just wondered if anybody ever bought them or played them.

    I think they look weird and are VERY expensive!!!

    Anybody out there tried or bought them?


    Peik
     
  2. LajoieT

    LajoieT I won't let your shadow be my shade...

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    Wow, you find a new builder every day, Never seen those before, but I like it. I could live without the headstock, but it shows that the style if headstock that (I dare not speak his cheap $300 Custom Bass Name) makes CAN look good when done right.
     
  3. iriegnome

    iriegnome Bassstar style Supporting Member

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    Links Where are the Links??? :confused:
     
  4. LajoieT

    LajoieT I won't let your shadow be my shade...

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    How hard is it...

    www.bassurgery.com
     
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  6. deathbloomslife

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    Great Caesar's Ghost!!!

    It's like the Lamborghini of Basses!!!


    ~Ryan
     
  7. gwreid

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    I used to have two of them. A 4 string and a 5 string. They were okay but I sold them last year and used the money to buy 14 Sadowskys. :D
     
  8. pilotjones

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    I think overkill is the word I'm looking for.

    But if it floats your boat...sell your boat so you can afford one.
     
  10. daofktr

    daofktr irritating, yet surly

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    somehow, i get the impression that these are instruments for filk music...y'know, the stuff that's written and sung in elvish?
    oh legolas... :D
    interesting designs, i must say.
     
  11. audiotom

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    tony levin has tried or endorsed one
    of course he probably doesn't pay street price eithr

    and I bet he looks pretty damn Merlinesque

    in black outfit playing one of these
     
  12. Andre_gt7

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    those look great, i like the tuner
     
  13. Marlat

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    Critical examination reveals you have all been duped by an elaborate and well contructed hoax.

    How does it feel?

    :D
     
  14. pilotjones

    pilotjones Supporting Member

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    How do you figure?
     
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    Have you actually read that website? Carefully?
     
  16. pilotjones

    pilotjones Supporting Member

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    Everthing there looks possible, even if obsessive and unnecessary. How do you account for the two magazine reviews, and the existence of two instruments for photographs?
     
  17. LajoieT

    LajoieT I won't let your shadow be my shade...

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    Bah! I don't have time to READ about basses I can't afford, I just look at them, drool a bit, and move on. I was a bit surprised that 2 threads came up recently asking about these basses, both posters being newbies and both mentioning that they saw adds for these several years ago and looking for anyone who knew anything about it.
     
  18. dlloyd

    dlloyd zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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    Maybe I'm dumb... I can't see anything to indicate it's a fake. I never heard of them before, but I'd never heard of Benevente or Ritter before I read Talk Bass.
     
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    If they aren't fake, they are a hell of bass - On paper at least. Are we bass players such a big market that a scam like this would be worth someones time and money?
     
  20. pilotjones

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    Agreed. A comedic scam of Microsoft's site would have enough interest and audience to make it worthwhile. But a bass maker? A one-page spoof of Wish, perhaps. A full site, with a purchased domain name, two actual basses, and fake reviews in the formats of known magazines? I don't think so.
     
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    I've played them... I dont see how they can be fake?


    The guy who makes them used to be a dentist... and it shows!
     

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