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All I can say is just HMMMM? have never seen this Design

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Arnie, Aug 18, 2013.

  1. MegaSwing

    MegaSwing Your Obedient Bassist® Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 26, 2002
    Baltimore, MD USA
    Wow! That's some kitsch right there!
  2. IPA


    May 5, 2010
    $700? no...
  3. Yow!
  4. dStar


    Mar 1, 2012
    Kinda cool headstock design, no need for string trees.
  5. Webtroll

    Webtroll Rolling for initiative

    Apr 23, 2006
    Austin, TX
    Expensive for something I don't recognize and looks cheap, but it looks funky in all the right ways; I'd rock that if it were a good player with a good sound.
  6. Fury guitars was pretty much Canada's first decent guitar builder back in the 60/70's and the shop in which Sheldon Dingwall first learned the craft when he was starting out.

    Not my favorite design but as a Canadian and Dingwall owner I can appreciate the history of this. It'll be solidly built, but I don't know if it would be worth 700 bucks.
  7. smcd


    Jun 28, 2009
    Boston, MA
    There's more than one of these??

  8. Jason Brown

    Jason Brown

    May 1, 2000
    SLC, UT
    In person, it might be the last design you'd ever see.
  9. SemiDriven

    SemiDriven Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2012
    Milwaukee, WI
    Unique that is!
  10. Sheldon D.

    Sheldon D.

    Oct 3, 2001
    Fury is the original Canadian electric guitar builder. Est. 1962.

    That's an LS4 bass probably dating from the late 60's or early 70's. Super solid build, ultra thin neck profile, slightly shorter scale IIRC. everything except the tuners and screws was fabbed in the Fury shop or built to their spec.

    The concept behind the headstock was "what would it look like if Picasso were to draw an upright headstock?". From that perspective I think Fury hit the target dead on.

    Back in the day these were a pretty popular bass.

    More info at:

  11. Jeremy James

    Jeremy James

    Jul 5, 2013
    Wow that belongs in the ugly bass's thread.

    Anything to do with Godin? Same offset fret markers.

    I'm not a fender fan, but I have to admit anything that get's too far away from the basic P bass design imo looks butt ugly and just wrong.
  12. grendle


    Mar 4, 2011
    Central FL
    That thing looks like it would eat small children.... Scary stuff...
  13. WoodyG3


    May 6, 2003
    Colorado, USA
    Sci Fi in real life. Kinda' coolish!
  14. This thing belongs in the depths of the internet...where goatse lives...
  15. Jeremy James

    Jeremy James

    Jul 5, 2013
    Looks like it was designed by a small child.
  16. There's a damn good chance that it's a great player. Just look at the player wear.
  17. AmazingMumford

    AmazingMumford Supporting Member

    May 8, 2011
    See the Dingwall website home page and look at the sample basses in the top banner as they cycle through. Just one of several marker styles they offer, of course, and you'll note that those markers have been moved to the lower edge of the fretboard. Better look, in my opinion. As for the Fury body style...um...I'll take my Super J.
  18. FrednBass


    Feb 24, 2012
    WHAT THE...?!