Another Strange Ebay Custom

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Bryan R. Tyler, Oct 3, 2003.

  1. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
  2. godoze


    Oct 21, 2002
    A little futuristic but still that bass is very cool...

    I really like the lams in the fb...

    I'd buy that.
  3. lbanks


    Jul 17, 2003
    Ennui, IN USA
    I think the guy's got a future. Different without being weird. But, as with most $1400+ basses, I can only look (until sold used).:D
  4. Obsolex

    Obsolex Guest

    Nov 17, 2002
    That looks fu***ng awsome!! That's a really trippy futuristic design... Anymore pics??
  5. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    There's several more at the eBay auction page, but his site's not really up yet.
  6. That's exactly what they said in the 60's about the Rickenbacker basses!

    SWEET bass, it has a future!

    ;) Treena
  7. Joe Turski

    Joe Turski

    Jul 29, 2003
    I love the thumb groove down the back of the neck!!

    (I was just talking about a groove like that to someone recently....:meh: )
  8. [​IMG]

    bleh- what's with the Wishnevsky-style cavity cover?

    that must be the thinnest top horn I've ever seen on a bass- I can see it snapping off like that luthite Cort.
  9. neptoon


    Jul 25, 2000
    summerville, sc
    wow...that design is really bomb. i remember a while back when that one bass with the "rising sun" laminate back by aj originals was on ebay. i can't remember how much it went for, and i'm not sure i would pay 2K for this one, but it's pretty odd. i dig it
  10. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    You wouldn't catch ME playing that, maybe hanging on my wall, but not playing. :D Pretty cool look but I'm much more conservative with my bass shapes!
  11. GamalonBassist


    Oct 5, 2003
    I was fortunate enough to have an opportunity to play this bass and, as a four string player, I must admit I was
    pleasantly surprised. My attitude has been centered around vintage
    Fenders for a long time. However, this bass is extremely playable with
    a vast array of usable vintage sounds. This is due, in part, to the
    advanced electronic scheme employed in this instrument. It not only
    utilizes Piezo and standard pickup technologies, it also employs a
    Light Wave system that adds greatly to the multi-dimensional aspects of
    this axe. Also, a rechargeable battery powering the active electronics
    system is a welcome addition.

    At first, I thought the neck was not only weird, but kinda creepy
    looking! An odd gothic body with that big cut-out in the back of the
    neck didn't look very comfortable at all in the picture. It struck me
    as a pissed-off BC Rich. I could not have been more wrong! After 10
    seconds I forgot any of it was there. After 30 seconds I started to
    reap the benefits of a closer, flatter placement of my fingers in
    relation to the fingerboard. Many people that have a thumb that bends
    backwards have this benefit by design. Jaco had those thumbs! This
    bass gives the benefit of those thumbs (to those of us without them)
    while avoiding the need for radical hand surgery. Also, this bass is
    extremely playable in the upper register. The neck is bound to the
    body in a unique way that allows comfortable placement of the thumb all
    the way to the 24th fret. This bass represents the future of the
    instrument and was a real pleasure to play.

    Jack Kulp
    Gamalon Bassist
  12. neptoon


    Jul 25, 2000
    summerville, sc
    wow, i thought i was the only person who had thumbs that didn't bend backwards :D
  13. Actually, the majority of people dont have "hitch-hiker" thumbs. I do on both thumbs, my left one makes more then a 90 degree angle, backwards!:eek:

    Freeks the hell out of people, since somehow most dont even know that its possible