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Cool or Crap Part V

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Dude, May 1, 2003.

  1. Dude

    Dude Commercial User

    Mar 19, 2000
    Owner: The Dude Pit Forum (closed) Producer: School of Bass
    Saw this one of a kind fretless. Kinda made me cock my head like the RCA dog for a second but I think I like it...you?

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  2. It is kinda interesting and yes I know what you mean, I don't dislike it but I am not sure if I like it!


  3. Dude

    Dude Commercial User

    Mar 19, 2000
    Owner: The Dude Pit Forum (closed) Producer: School of Bass
    The non adjustable truss rod part kinda bugs me a tad I have to admit. He said it is rock solid for the past 25 years but what if I were to buy it and ship it over here to the desert and it tweaks out ya know?
  4. rollo47

    rollo47 Wraggotry in Motion

    Nov 12, 2002
    Perth, Australia
    I don't really like it...... from what it looks like anyway. It's too kinda symmetrical, and I don't like the shape. And it being 9.5 pounds would suck if you tried to play it regularly. It's a good idea though.
  5. Dude

    Dude Commercial User

    Mar 19, 2000
    Owner: The Dude Pit Forum (closed) Producer: School of Bass
    The 9.5 pounds doesn't spook me at all. That's light in my book!
  6. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    I like it a lot! And I don't think I'd worry about the trussrod - isn't that how Martins have been made for years?
  7. Dude

    Dude Commercial User

    Mar 19, 2000
    Owner: The Dude Pit Forum (closed) Producer: School of Bass
    Yes, I believe you are correct about the Martin truss rods HD.

    What the heck...I popped in a bid.
  8. Steve, you're turning into a massive gear ho!:p
  9. Dude

    Dude Commercial User

    Mar 19, 2000
    Owner: The Dude Pit Forum (closed) Producer: School of Bass
    LOL...."Turning"??? I've been one for decades but I have shifted into more oddball stuff this year. While the "flow" seems to be going toward Singlecut/Burltop basses I've gone back to looking for oddities. Most of these are "odd" or "rare" for good reason (AKA: they are either heavy or neck divers or sound like crap) I've been having fun with some of these creations. I play them through a J-Retro Stompbox so I can generally get them to sound pretty decent.
  10. Planet Boulder

    Planet Boulder Hey, this is a private residence...man

    Nov 10, 2001
    6,482 feet above sea level
    I once had impure thoughts. Oh, and I pluck my ear hair.
    It's a homemade, set-neck fretless (whose neck is unable to be adjusted) selling for FAR too much, thus proving that ebay has just as many bad deals as good, if not more.

    You know, I suppose I could attach a music stand to the bottom of my Tune fretless and call it an "electric standup". But then, I could always attach wheels to my cat and call her a "self-propelled car".
  11. Well I certaintly can't speak for how it plays or sounds, but it doesn't look too bad. However, I think that end pin is just ridiculous.
  12. MMiller28


    Apr 27, 2003
  13. DanGouge


    May 25, 2000
    I don't know about it. It looks OK, I think it has a sort of Alembic vibe to it almost. Having said that, I'd be wary of something homemade like that. In short: fun to show off at parties maybe, but perhaps not the greatest player...
  14. Mike Money

    Mike Money In Memoriam

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
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  15. 5stringDNA


    Oct 10, 2002
    Englewood, CO
    :meh: I don't like it much, and yes Dude is a shameless gear whore!:D
  16. Flatwound

    Flatwound Supporting Member

    Sep 9, 2000
    San Diego
    Looks like some kind of pre-Curlee...
  17. 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
    Is it Scottish? No? It's crap.
  18. John Herzog

    John Herzog Supporting Member

    Jun 14, 2002
    Schertz, TX
  19. aladdin


    Mar 7, 2003
    Chiba, Japan

    The neck looks suspicious to me. I am going to
    question the integrity of those tuning pins and nut
    also. I really like the bridge! Cool. Looks like brass
    and beefy! Pin is silly looking.

    9.5 pounds. Nah, my stingray is just a tad lighter.
    I sling that on for hours at a time.

    My recommendation,

    Bacchus up bass!
    Up Bass

    While you are there, check out their other guitars.
    This is one Japanese company to watch! Along
    with Atelier Z and Moon, they are giving Fender and
    MusicMan a serious run for the money! I very
    nearly bought the Bacchus Strong 4 Limited. Love
    the Bartolinis! The MusicMan has a better neck to
    my fingers. The Bacchus neck is JB size.

    If you are looking for a bass in that price range,
    you would be crazy not to try these.

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