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Crazy custom basses

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Blazer, Dec 26, 2003.


  1. Blazer

    Blazer

    Nov 27, 2003
    The Netherlands
    Rogue luthier employed at Knooren Handcrafted bass guitars
    let's do something funny and put up pictures of the wackiest basses around.

    Let me start with Dusty Hill's ZZ-Top Dean Sheep's fluff bass.

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    and yes, he DID use that one live...

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  2. frigo

    frigo burn in hell!

    Dec 8, 2003
    Italy
    EEEEeeeeeeekkkk!!!!!:eek: :bawl:
     
  3. Visirale

    Visirale

    Mar 23, 2003
    Orlando
    This thing would be a bugger to try to play sitting down... or standing up for that matter :p
     
  4. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
    Eeeek! :eek: or rather baaaah! ;)
    Those furs look like to be in the way at the E - so sustain couldnt have been the reason he had that made :D

    A while back there was a thread about wacky bass or wacky trends of bass shapes? i dont remember, but someone said the ultimate wacky bass would be a leopard-fur-covered bass... lol this one is close, even worse it exists... :D
     
  5. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
    Ritter customs are custom-designed by the ones who order them, so this is not our problem... :D

    Ps shouldnt that be "performance" in your sig? please people, at least write your sig correctly
     
  6. Ilovepink

    Ilovepink Banned

    Nov 17, 2003
    California

    Love it.
     
  7. Dave Castelo

    Dave Castelo

    Apr 19, 2000
    Mexico
    but is the only bass you can use as pillow :)
     
  8. He's got you there:smug:
     
  9. EKG

    EKG

    Jan 4, 2004
    mannheim, Germany
    yep, the ZZ-bass is really wicked.
    one of my basses is also VERY CUSTOM made, sounding not that good, an old squire, frets removed, electric modified by jens ritter, laquered by a friend:
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    I named it TRIP. what do you think?
     
  10. LouisB

    LouisB Guest

    Aug 23, 2003
    Guernsey, UK
    That's sweet EKG, very trippy indeed.
     
  11. Coutts_is_god

    Coutts_is_god Guest

    Dec 29, 2003
    Windsor, Ont, Canada
    cool
     
  12. Coutts_is_god

    Coutts_is_god Guest

    Dec 29, 2003
    Windsor, Ont, Canada
    ***?
     
  13. hateater

    hateater snatch canadian cream

    May 4, 2001
    Eugene, OR
    I think I am in love! What kind of paint was used? More pics!!! More pics!!!!!!!!!!
     
  14. EKG

    EKG

    Jan 4, 2004
    mannheim, Germany
    the paint was made with laquere for cars. unfortunately I've got no more pics at the moment.
     
  15. Prahainspring

    Prahainspring

    Oct 22, 2002
    New Jersey
    well....these aren't crazy so-to-speak but I love them! www.Ritter-basses.com has some awsome basses that I only wish I had the money for.
     
  16. Robert B

    Robert B Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2000
    Hampton, Va USA
    I think I would have been inclined to name it "hangover." ;)

    No disrespect intended -- it is very cool.
     
  17. Mud Flaps

    Mud Flaps

    Feb 3, 2003
    Norton, MA
    I still happen to find Les's Rainbow Bass pretty crazy. Too bad Bunny Bass isn't around now.

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  18. Blazer

    Blazer

    Nov 27, 2003
    The Netherlands
    Rogue luthier employed at Knooren Handcrafted bass guitars
    Not a bass but crazy none the less.

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    I made this one myself, it's made from first class maple, very figured but the plank was too narrow to make a usable body of so my boss said, "here, you take it and work your magic on it." and so I did.
     
  19. Mud Flaps

    Mud Flaps

    Feb 3, 2003
    Norton, MA
  20. LoRida

    LoRida

    Apr 15, 2003
    Poland
    Yeah... Espacially for the 7-string fretless Seal with the 24-carat gold finish (check the gallery). Try getting the money for that one...