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Anyone recognize this shape?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Waterpilot, Jun 2, 2011.

  1. First off I did this really quickly in Paint (which I'm terrible at)and it was a memory from about 25 years ago. I know it's not very good...

    That said, this was a bass my friend had in the 80's. I didn't play bass at the time and I have NO idea why I thought about it but now I want find out what it is...

    It wasn't as squaty as I drew it. It was all black with red or orange "piping" all around the edges...

    Any ideas?


    EDIT: Cdef knew it/ found it. He posted it in #30.
  2. Looks like a toilet plunger that someone has been chewing on!
  3. bass rocks

    bass rocks

    Nov 15, 2010
    that looks like a puzzle piece with a toothpick glued to it
  4. bass rocks

    bass rocks

    Nov 15, 2010
    by piping im assuming you mean binding
  5. Bryan R. Tyler

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

    May 3, 2002
    I think you may have some intonation issues if you build it as it's designed.
  6. No I don't. I don't recall if it had it around the neck or not. It did on the body I remember that.
  7. BritPicker


    Apr 20, 2009
    Is it: 1ibv5j.
    (Hohner Jack Bass)


    Westone Quantum


    No binding on these, but the shape looks similar. Maybe some versions had binding, who knows?
  8. bass rocks

    bass rocks

    Nov 15, 2010
    did it have a headstock
  9. I didn't put in a headstock because, clearly... I'm not any good with paint and because I don't recall but I thought it had a headstock but don't remember what it looked like.

    It was an 80's "Heavy Metal" style bass.
  10. bass_snake

    bass_snake Banned

    Aug 13, 2008
    Stouffville, Ontario
    Looks like the Eiffel Tower.

  11. bass rocks

    bass rocks

    Nov 15, 2010
    brit picker your supposed to call it "piping"
  12. elgecko


    Apr 30, 2007
    Anasleim, CA
    Balalaika Bass? :p

    Bump for you!
  13. That's all I could think of calling it at the time... Outline a better word? I know I put it on the neck but I don't really recall if it had binding on it.
  14. JimmyM


    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    I want a bass that looks just like that so I can play in my new cartoon metal band.
  15. bass rocks

    bass rocks

    Nov 15, 2010
    you put the piping on the bass? im supprised you dont remmerber the brand if worked on the neck hehe
  16. elgecko


    Apr 30, 2007
    Anasleim, CA
    Some sort of BC Rich, maybe?

  17. M.R. Ogle

    M.R. Ogle Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 5, 2004
    Mount Vernon, Illinois
    Backstage Guitar Lab owner
    I'll guess a Westone...
    Also could be Washburn... they had red-edged guitars about 1983 or so.
  18. bass rocks

    bass rocks

    Nov 15, 2010
    you could scratch mentally disabled bass on the front
  19. bass rocks

    bass rocks

    Nov 15, 2010
    what is that red stuff on the edges of the bc riches called
  20. bass rocks

    bass rocks

    Nov 15, 2010
    what year was it made or what is the seriel #