Does this bug anyone else?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Volker Kirstein, Jun 24, 2019.

  1. Volker Kirstein

    Volker Kirstein Blippy the Wonder Slug

    I'm looking at a bass (best offer), and the pics look beautiful, until...
    I lost interest.

    I figure if the Luthier can't line up string holes in a straight line, who knows what else lurks under the facade. Plus it triggers my OCD. Next!

    Or am I being hypercritical?
  2. RattleSnack


    Sep 22, 2011
    Yap, that's sloppy work.
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  3. Duder


    Dec 6, 2014
    SX guitars are like this and, as I recall, they said it was by customer request.
  4. B-Mac

    B-Mac Happiness is a warm puppy and a great bass Gold Supporting Member

    Run! :)
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  5. mongo2


    Feb 17, 2008
    Da Shaw
  6. JIO

    JIO Be seeing you. Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 30, 2010
    The Mission SF/CA
    musician/artist/owner - Gildaxe
    No reason why anyone would deliberately do that - functionally it wouldn't make a difference but aesthetically... :rollno:
  7. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    Started late Friday, finished on Monday morning.
  8. ixlramp

    ixlramp Guest

    Jan 25, 2005
    Looks too big to be sloppiness, maybe the string through holes in the bridge are also unaligned? Perhaps there's a reason, you could ask.
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  9. Volker Kirstein

    Volker Kirstein Blippy the Wonder Slug

    No reason to ask: my OCD won't let me own a bass like that.

    I can't own a bass where the string bends to the side at the nut to reach the pegs, either.
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  10. Slater

    Slater Leave that thing alone.

    Apr 17, 2000
    The Great Lakes State
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  11. Volker Kirstein

    Volker Kirstein Blippy the Wonder Slug

    That I could live with, it has order.

    The holes on the OP, which may or may not serve a purpose, look higgedly piggedly.
  12. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    Depends on the price of the bass. For under $200 or so, I'm possibly willing to tolerate such things...
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  13. B-Mac

    B-Mac Happiness is a warm puppy and a great bass Gold Supporting Member

    Didn’t you see the fine print?
    Special non-OCD Player Edition
  14. Bass V

    Bass V

    Dec 11, 2008
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    if it otherwise checks out, I'll go with IT ADDS CHARACTER, and easy to ID in case of some need to ID
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  15. twinjet

    twinjet Powered by GE90s; fueled with coffee. Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 23, 2008
    As long as the length of the string from nut to saddle witness point remain unchanged, I don't think it'll be a problem (except for tapered strings?). But don't quote me on this.
  16. I can't see it affecting anything, but yes, it would bug me.
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  17. capnjim


    Mar 13, 2008
    Maybe he hit a knot while drilling???
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  18. Gougedeye

    Gougedeye Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2008
    Central Washington
    That does not sit well with me either!
  19. Jim C

    Jim C I believe in the trilogy; Fender, Stingray, + G&L Supporting Member

    Nov 29, 2008
    Bethesda, MD
    I don't understand this.
    It's not any harder to make things line up even by hand.
    For those that make things without jigs and fixtures or automated equipment, locating a hole this far off is like telling the buyer FU.
    What brand?
    It would make sense if all the ones made on a single shift were like this.
  20. Mordamir


    Oct 19, 2018
    It doesn't bother me but not much does. I can see why it would bother some. Is this someone's DIY or did the factory do that?