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Aerodyne with Ashtray

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Gord, Jun 13, 2005.


  1. Gord

    Gord

    Jan 10, 2004
    BC, Canada
    hey guys,
    excuse the horrid photoshop, but how do you guys think this would look? I can't tell if it's horrible or cool, maybe you guys could give me your two cents
    [​IMG]
     
  2. tekhna

    tekhna

    Nov 7, 2004
  3. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
  4. Nikolai

    Nikolai

    Apr 20, 2004
    No. sorry, not cool imo.
     
  5. Mr_Dave

    Mr_Dave

    Mar 11, 2005
    Melbourne, Australia
    Employee - Basscentre Melbourne
    I'm not so into that myself, but i think the front bell cover would look cool....
     
  6. FireAarro

    FireAarro

    Aug 8, 2004
    austr-
    IMO doesn't really go with the P peecup.
     
  7. Gord

    Gord

    Jan 10, 2004
    BC, Canada
    an even worse photoshop:
    [​IMG]
     
  8. pil

    pil

    Feb 17, 2005
    Pimlico, UK
    No, i think it looks wrong...very wrong actually.
     
  9. wulf

    wulf

    Apr 11, 2002
    Oxford, UK
    Actually, I quite like the 'ashtray' - it's got a wierd-retro chic that fits in with the body binding and the pickguard / control plate. FWIW, I'm not so keen on the second one.

    How about showing the original photo for comparison?

    Wulf

    ps. Also FWIW, despite quite liking the look I wouldn't want to do the mod myself - it would limit playing approaches down by the bridge... there's a reason why so many players of the original took them off and Fender stopped including them as standard!
     
  10. Johnny BoomBoom

    Johnny BoomBoom Supporting Member

    Jun 8, 2001
    Glasgow, Scotland


    ....agreed!


    Aerodyne looks better....'naked'!
     
  11. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    Well, if you're gonna do one, might as well do the other! The ashtray by itself doesn't look good at all!
     
  12. Ohhh to true
     
  13. christle

    christle Supporting Member

    Jan 26, 2002
    Winnipeg, MB
    That's just wrong :eyebrow:
     
  14. MikeBass

    MikeBass Supporting Member

    Nov 4, 2003
    Ferndale MI.
    Artist: Xotic Basses/AccuGroove
    Kinda cool!
     
  15. Musicfreak1988

    Musicfreak1988

    Feb 2, 2005
    Belgium
    The combination of the P neck cover and the J bridge cover seems odd to me...
    Only the bridge cover... could pass.
    Only the neck cover... no idea, but I guess it would pass too.
    But the combination... no, not for me.

    As others stated : the Aerodyne Jazz wants to be naked.
     
  16. relayer66

    relayer66

    Oct 10, 2002
    Miura, Japan
    I have mixed feelings...it's ok.
    If you like it, do it!
     
  17. JoeyZ

    JoeyZ

    May 9, 2005
    dont do it......looks dumb......Plus that bass is bad ass!!! why would you want to change it?
     
  18. Gord

    Gord

    Jan 10, 2004
    BC, Canada
    I think it looks interesting, but if I got tired of it, which I knew I would, there would be those screw holes - that's the main reason for me not wanting to do this. I don't think it's too bad, but at the same time I do - the cheaper and easier way of not doing it seems appealing to me :) than ks guys
     
  19. Dr. PhunkyPants

    Dr. PhunkyPants Guest

    Aug 11, 2002
    USA
    I think the limitations pickup covers impose on your playing options and dynamics completely overwhelm the aesthetic benefits. Maybe they were acceptable back when all bassists were expected to sound like upright players.

    But at this point, it's like trying to convince all men to start wearing Bowler Hats once again.
     
  20. Musicfreak1988

    Musicfreak1988

    Feb 2, 2005
    Belgium
    I accept them, just not on the aerodyne jazz :D .
    Marcus Miller has a neck PU cover on his j-bass and doens't sound like an upright at all... But that's what his preamp and other modifications are for I suppose :bassist: