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acyryllic basses?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by vindy500, Dec 24, 2005.


  1. like see through basses. i found a clear guitar (axl collection series) and i was like dang! are there basses like this?
     
  2. Sippy

    Sippy

    Aug 1, 2005
    Stuart,Florida
    Not that I know of.. I don't think it would have great tone though... plastic is different then wood.. it'd be a very harsh sound.. IMHO.
     
  3. PasdaBeer

    PasdaBeer

    Nov 2, 2002
    Santa Rosa California
    SandStorm Designs
    my buddy had a acrylic Warlock guitar, thing sounded awsome, tons of sustain.


    SUPER heavy though, like back breaking
     
  4. Went to GC about a year ago, and the tech was working on a 4 string that was either clear acrylic, or made of glass. It was traditional in style if i remember, not a BC Rich design.

    It was in Gwinette GC, near Atlanta, maybe someone here has seen it? Quite a few Atlanta folks around these here forums.
     
  5. psi

    psi

    Mar 11, 2005
    New Jersey
    I've seen a few before on ebay. No-name make.
     
  6. Trevorus

    Trevorus

    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    There is a cheaper brand on the ebay, and also there are Dan Armstron ones which are quite pricey, and increasingly rare.
     
  7. Aj*

    Aj*

    Jun 14, 2005
    West Yorkshire, UK
    The Dan Armstrong basses were made out of plexiglass (aka bullet proof glass), a very different material to acrylic.
     
  8. JDGA fan

    JDGA fan

    Oct 9, 2003
    NC
    Well it's been many years since I did chemistry, but I think Plexiglass is just a trade name for an acrylic polymer (as is Lexan, Lucite, Perspex, etc.).
     
  9. theres always quite a few acrylic wesleys on ebay UK. the guy sells them for about £150 i think...
     
  10. The Dan Armstrong basses sound killer but weigh a ton. The lucite is pretty dense, so it actually is a pretty good material to use. Played in a band with a guy who had an original guitar with all the p/u's and it sounded great. Original ones are expensive and e ven the RI's that came out a while ago were big bucks.
     
  11. avenger86

    avenger86

    Dec 23, 2004
    The lucite made Ibanez basses have a pretty nice tone to them. Just note that you would pretty much have to use active electronics...it wouldn't be for the passive-only crowd.
     
  12. Give me brands, i work for a music retailer in new zealand so if you can get them in new zealand i can get them... but i need brands