who likes pointy basses

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  1. therev

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    i have BC Rich Warlock Platinum and think pointy basses are pretty cool. i don't play in a worship band.
     
  2. darkstorm

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    I like em. BC Rich, Moser, Monson, some Jacksons. As the 4 main ones I can think of.
     
  3. fishtx

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    nah...i'm good...
     
  4. NoiseNinja

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    Sure... But playability is far more important to me.
     
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    sure do!

    as a young teen in the early 80s I saw this (on HBO I think) and thought that was exactly how a bassist should sound AND look


    (no I'm not comparing the bands... but I was 15 years old in 1983 and as cool as the Who are, they were still my Mom's music ;)
     
  8. spade2you

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    Did when I was younger. I'll take comfort and ergonomics over pointy. Also didn't like how big and bulky many of the cases were or how fragile the points were.
     
  9. Drunk Heffalump

    Drunk Heffalump Tone that I have. Skill? Oh, that? Well....

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    I have a Dean ML, A Gibson V, Gibson Explorer, Epiphone Explorer, and a Warwick Stryker Mahogany.

    Me? Pointy? Nah can't stand 'em

    :D
     
  10. TBirdie

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    love pointy basses, well mainly on pointy headstocks. i dont care what everyone says. Jackson headstocks are awesome!
     
  11. Russell L

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    Some look cool, I think. And I think you should be able to play it in a worship band, too. Nothing evil about it. IMO.
     
  12. Poopoutyouridea

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    No one's mentioned the Warwick Vampyre Dark Lord yet? Wow.
     
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    Well, I'm gassing for a Katana. Love the pointy headstock and the abstract body shape. I've never held one, and I've read the ergonomics are really pretty bad, but that doesn't stop the GAS for me. I WANT!

    A bit less on the pointy scale, but still sharply angular, a Fender Performer fuels that fire as well.

    iJazz - "It's a gas, Gas, GAS!"
     
  14. millsbass5

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    Ahhh..... The salad days of my gigging career. The 80's!! People just don't get the 80's hair metal unless you lived it. And, boy did I ever. Great times.

    Everyone has seemed to have forgotten these bad boys:

    http://www.edroman.com/detail_sheets/hamer_scarab_bass_d786.html

    And, IMHO, how could one forget these? The king of pointy basses, taken to another level. I'd love to have one of these with B.C.Richs' "full on" electronics, with 2 P-pups:

    http://losangeles.backpage.com/MusicEquipForSale/bc-rich-ironbird-bass/23461109
     
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    I like looking at pointy basses, but so far haven't actually purchased one. I like the ergonomics of forearm cuts, the simplicity of universal cases, the freedom from neck dive, and being able to take a bass to any gig I want without looking terribly out of place.

    I'm admiring them from a distance currently, but maybe someday I'll put together an Explorer or something fun to rock out with.
     
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    I do, even though I don't play any heavy music at all these days. Used to have a 70s BC Rich Mockingbird which is probably the highest-quality instrument I've ever owned, definitely the highest-quality electric one. Now I have a very very pointy Hembry doubleneck and use it to play happy pop songs about Adriana Lima - the combination looks absurd but that makes it even more fun. Maybe it provides good balance against my own stout, non-pointy looks.
     
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    I like them and they serve their "visual purpose" every now and then.
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  18. spade2you

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    Don't close that case! :p
     
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    haha ya the pic was taken to show how much bigger than "normal" it actually is. ( I'd love to find another one ) :D
     
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    That's kinda why I got away from them. I remember a guitarist who used the same practice place having a Washburn Dimebag guitar and the case was about the same length as my bass case and significantly heavier.
     
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    I havent seen one of those Takamines in forever! It could serve as a weapon if you need it to...

    :bag:
     

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