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Curbow into Bootsy?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by j-raj, Jun 11, 2003.


  1. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Atlanta, GA!
  2. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    Y?
     
  3. iplaybass

    iplaybass

    Feb 13, 2000
    Houston, TX
    Looks nice, and it must be cheaper than Bootsy's sig. bass. I heard that thing was around 3k, anybody remember who makes it?
     
  4. Yvon

    Yvon Supporting Member

    Nov 2, 2000
    Montreal, Canada
    Washburn
     
  5. 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.
    Anyone in his/her right mind willing to fork out 3 grand for a Washburn*?

    I'm guessing (hoping) not.

    * Note to any Washburn users - I'm not putting down your bass. I'm merely thinking of relative values, here. :)
     
  6. Jmann

    Jmann

    Apr 29, 2003
    Lexington, Ky
    only 3 grand... Its 4500 thats too damn mutch for a washburn
     
  7. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Atlanta, GA!
    Washburn made the Bootsy Collins Star Bass? I thought it was either Bass Labs or Human Base?
     
  8. mikezimmerman

    mikezimmerman Supporting Member

    Apr 29, 2001
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Since this one is a USA Curbow, it was probably in about that same price range--maybe more, since it's not one of Curbow's standard designs (and not one he's likely to see too much demand for...).

    This one also came up on Ebay a while back, but I don't remember what it went for.

    Mike
     
  9. EEbass04

    EEbass04

    Dec 28, 2001
    Lee's Summit:MO
    is everyone ignoring the fact that the real Bootsy Collins bass has 5 jazz bass pickups?
     
  10. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Atlanta, GA!
    EEbass04, Glad you beat me to it! The Washburn Deal must be relatively new, cause I doubt that Bootsy used them as a manufacturer for the original Bootsy bass, or the at least the ones that he R E A L L Y Gigs with. Any body Know what the company is that makes his Star basses?
     
  11. Danksalot

    Danksalot

    Apr 9, 2003
    Dallas, Texas, USA
    Endorsing Artist: SIT Strings
    I don't know, but I like it!!!
     
  12. ZuluFunk

    ZuluFunk Supporting Member

    Apr 14, 2001
    Pennsylvania
    $3,000 is indeed about $4,500 too much for a washburn...:confused:

    ;)
     
  13. bassmonkeee

    bassmonkeee

    Sep 13, 2000
    Decatur, GA
    I saw it in Greg's shop when it was being finished, and the pics really don't do it justice.

    I think he said someone in Cincinnati actually ordered it.

    I thought about having him use that body template when I got my 8 string fretless, but I decided against it. I thought the novelty would wear off pretty quickly.

    If I had unlimited resources, I'd have Greg make me one to add to my collection of Curbows. I'd certainly order one from him waaaaay before I'd buy a Washburn.