What Bass you own that turns heads??

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by line6bassist, Jun 3, 2012.

  1. line6bassist

    line6bassist Supporting Member

    May 16, 2009
    san antonio/austin
    i was just wondering what bass do you currently own that attracts attention??
  2. Alvaro Martín Gómez A.

    Alvaro Martín Gómez A. TalkBass' resident Bongo + cowbell player Supporting Member

    Since nobody in my area had seen a multiscale bass before, my custom Stambaugh definitely gets a lot of attention.
  3. mam1862

    mam1862 Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2008
    Northfield, Ohio
    The Ric always gets a look and the Raspberry Stingray turns some heads.
  4. Kwesi

    Kwesi Supporting Member

    My Tom Clement. It's a purty bass... Not that I actually gig or anything.

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  6. bassistjoe93

    bassistjoe93 Supporting Member

    Sep 14, 2011
    This one. It's one my dad and I built on our coffee table. I get tons of compliments on both looks and tone. It's mah babeh.

  7. Lee H

    Lee H

    Nov 30, 2011
    Redding CA
    my trabens, just because they are so

  8. Plucky The Bassist

    Plucky The Bassist Bassist for Michael "Epic Mic" Rowe Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2010
    Houston, TX
    The flat black finish and all-black hardware is definitely a head-turner. It's also great because I can honestly say it's not a fender that I modded...it's a crate electra body with everything else bought aftermarket. Totally my pride and joy bass...a lot of work but totally worth every bit of it :bassist:

  9. Plucky The Bassist

    Plucky The Bassist Bassist for Michael "Epic Mic" Rowe Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2010
    Houston, TX
    Nice fretboard inlay on that black one! I like it a lot :)
  10. line6bassist

    line6bassist Supporting Member

    May 16, 2009
    san antonio/austin
  11. BassmanSBK


    Mar 31, 2011
    Los Angeles
    Kala U-Bass. It always turns heads when I gig with it. The sound guy's mind is ALWAYS blown . . .
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  12. mech


    Jun 20, 2008
    25 5/8" five string. Tunes to pitch B-G. Tele guitar size body, Basswood back w/maple cap.
  13. danomite64

    danomite64 Supporting Member

    Nov 16, 2004
    Tampa, Florida
    My ATK and my fretted Jazz, though to be fair I play them the most.
  14. Bruce Johnson

    Bruce Johnson Supporting Member

    Feb 4, 2011
    Fillmore, CA
    Professional Luthier
    Banjozilla! They don't just turn their heads....They run in fear!

    Actually, whenever I take 'ol Banjozilla out to a bluegrass festival, I spend most of my time demonstrating it and answering questions. It's always a crowd pleaser. And kind of hard to ignore.

    It just turned 20. I built it back in 1991-1992. It still stands guard in the office hall of my shop.

    Edit: For those of you asking questions, here's the web page on Banjozilla, telling the whole story. There are more pictures and an audio clip.


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  15. j.kernodle


    Nov 23, 2008
    Charleston, SC
    my green Fernandes gets lots of attention. I reserve it for special occasions, but it sounds AMAZINGLY good.

  16. cfsporn

    cfsporn Supporting Member

    Aug 20, 2011
    New York City
  17. DiabolusInMusic

    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism Gold Supporting Member

    Sweet translucent green Fernades Burny Bass!

    People like the looks of my Carvin.

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  18. nubs


    Mar 1, 2005
    easy, this one
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  19. dave_kts


    Jan 17, 2008
    my custom shop Peavey Furby.. um I mean Fury..

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  20. BBox Bass

    BBox Bass Supporting Member

    Apr 2, 2011
    NW Pennsylvania
    My Electric Cheeto Ibanez.

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  21. I don't have any pics of my basses on my laptop but both my Peavey Cirrus 6'er with a flamed redwood top and birdseye FB and my Elrick NJs 5'er with a claro walnut top and chechen FB always get attention from both bassists and guitarists.