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Cool or Crap???

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Dude, Mar 10, 2003.

  1. Dude

    Dude Commercial User

    Mar 19, 2000
    Owner: The Dude Pit Forum (closed) Producer: School of Bass
    I mean, after you replace the pickup...cool? I dunno...keep looking at it and wondering.

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  2. Brooks


    Apr 4, 2000
    Middle East
    Tom frequents www.FenderForum.com, and I keep seeing nice things that he is making. I kinda like this bass, though I would add a bridge pup to it, but I am not sure about his asking price...I know that a LOT of work has gone into it, and that it is unique, but there are many options at that price level.
  3. Dude

    Dude Commercial User

    Mar 19, 2000
    Owner: The Dude Pit Forum (closed) Producer: School of Bass
    LOL...ok that's why I've never heard of him before.:D

    I kinda used to hang around over there too. :spit:

    I see and appreciate all the work in this bass....just not sure if some of the effort was misplaced.
  4. I agree Dude. And those Select pups gotta go!
  5. moley


    Sep 5, 2002
    Hampshire, UK
    Visually, the latter :)
  6. I dig it. it looks "different", hence its appeal.
  7. Jeff in TX

    Jeff in TX Supporting Member

    Nov 1, 2000
    Lone Star State
    Definitely would not be in the "Cool" category for me!
  8. jcadmus


    Apr 2, 2000
    Pickup placement seems a little odd -- is it just me, or is it closer to the neck than normal P placement?
  9. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    CRAP. (caps intended)
  10. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    Not my cuppa, but hey - there's something for everyone, and someone for everything.
  11. christle


    Jan 26, 2002
    Winnipeg, MB
    It's not for me.
  12. odie

    odie Supporting Member

    Well its not my bag baby. But it is unique looking and I can see some people really digging it.

    it may have a really cool sound with flats on it.

    I would say go for it, but low ball'em.
  13. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member

    If it were under $150, I would say cool. The woodworking looks to be top notch.

    At $500, I say no way. I won't call it crap, but no way would I pay over $150 for it.
  14. i like the funny "butt" piece...

  15. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    i think it might look cool with a standar p bass pickguard on it. it does look a bit overboard for what it is.
  16. RS


    Aug 27, 2000
    Cleveland, OH
    I think it is cool, sans the emg select pup.
  17. old_skool


    Aug 17, 2000
    Milwaukee, WI
    Crap. I really dont like the headstock on it and the way the horns are...I dunno, they just dont look right to me. I think the intent with the pups was to put them were the orginal 51 humbucker would have been, that or the single coil.
  18. 5stringDNA


    Oct 10, 2002
    Englewood, CO
    Not my particular cup of tea, but it certainly is different without being overly strange- kinda cool in that respect.
  19. boogiebass


    Aug 16, 2000
    I would have to say "cool." This cat, as has been pointed out, is an FDP regular and I think his workmanship and creativity deserves credit. Considerning how long it took him to make it and the amount of blood, sweat and tears he put into it, I'd say it's worth every penny! Go 'head on, tjclem, bro!! :cool:
  20. Cool, but it does need some work in the electronics side of things. The only thing I don't like is the neck dots.

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