check out this funky bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by superphat, Dec 26, 2001.

  1. superphat


    Sep 30, 2001
  2. that is ****ed!
  3. malthumb


    Mar 25, 2001
    The Motor City
    I remember back in '79 I was torn between buying one of these or a Gibson Ripper. Then I saw a Music Man Sabre and fate was kind enough to intervene.


  4. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    It's a Magnum. Normally the pickguard/control cover is black plastic.
  5. They're not uncommon. I've seen a bunch. Played one once--didn't think much of it.
  6. I've played one like that. I really didn't like it that much. The one I played had a three-band slider eq, though. I think it was the only bass I've ever seen that didn't just have the regular knobs on it. Anyway, the tone was really muddy. The guitar shop that it was in had it for a pretty long time, and I think that they were getting desparate too sell it.
  7. superphat


    Sep 30, 2001
    i think the only reason i'd buy that bass was just cause it looks like a tin can space ship.
    it probably sounds like it looks.
    but i still get a kick out of it :p
  8. PollyBass

    PollyBass ******

    Jun 25, 2001
    Shreveport, LA
    I WANT IT! really, that thing looks awesome.
  9. jasonbraatz


    Oct 18, 2000
    Oakland, CA
    they have one of those at the local music-go-round. i thought it had a really good slap sound, actually...

    played kinda decently too.

  10. DarkMazda


    Jun 3, 2000
  11. Cirrus

    Cirrus Guest

    Apr 30, 2000
    Las Vegas, NV
    I hope the person that wins that thing shoots it and puts it out of its misery. :)

  12. Word to that yo.
  13. I've seen one similar to that at the local "Cash Converters" and I thought it was so ugly... I almost fainted.

    But what the... with the transparent area and the cable thing??????

  14. geshel


    Oct 2, 2001
    Hey, if it's good enough for Jah Wobble, it's still butt ugly.
  15. Freakapotamus9


    Jun 20, 2001
    true dat my man..... true true
  16. PollyBass

    PollyBass ******

    Jun 25, 2001
    Shreveport, LA
    I like the way it looks. then again. im very morbid.
  17. I've played the same one Warwick5S mentioned at a musicgoround... seemed pretty muddy.
  18. jasonbraatz


    Oct 18, 2000
    Oakland, CA
    yeah, i suppose i didn't really plug it in :) acoustically it had good slap tone though!!!

  19. Tsal


    Jan 28, 2000
    Finland, EU
    Wow, that neck pup is so large you could probably replace it with two humbuckers.. Now let's see, how much do MM replacements cost.. :D

    I really (dis)like the thumbrest tho, it's fugly but kinda cool.. :cool:
  20. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member