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"Don't do this!" a friend said to me....

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by cvsurg, Mar 5, 2016.

  1. cvsurg

    cvsurg Supporting Member

    May 17, 2011
    A guitar playing friend, who has seen my luthiery skills (NUBD! (Warning- Ugly bass content)), sent along this pic-


    ...with the admonition in the title. While it is indeed cringe-worthy, it's almost like an accident from which you just can't turn away.

  2. Torrente Cro

    Torrente Cro

    Sep 5, 2013
    I like switches and the pickup configuration ;-)
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  3. Are those...light switches from a wall mount?

    I actually kind of like that idea, minus all the other butchery. TEISCO instruments often had those cool looking rocker switches that look like they come from an auto parts store.

  4. bluesblaster


    Jan 2, 2008
    I mean it is .... an electric guitar, if this sort of thing makes you a bit squeamish than perhaps acoustic instruments would be more to your liking. Love the Teisco, Hagstrom had some really cool switching too
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  5. cvsurg

    cvsurg Supporting Member

    May 17, 2011

    Yeah, those switches look like they came from and old Nash Rambler that my grandfather had!
  6. RustyAxe


    Jul 8, 2008
    Prototype of the Fender Jag? You can see they tidied it up a bit ...

  7. cvsurg

    cvsurg Supporting Member

    May 17, 2011
    Dunno.... that black beast just doesn't seem to have Leo's touch....
  8. Bassamatic

    Bassamatic keepin' the beat since the 60's Supporting Member

    I .... don't quite know what to say . . . . !!!
  9. BassCliff


    May 17, 2012
    So. Cal.

    Fire your luthier. That bass looks like it's suffering.

    Thank you for your indulgence,

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  10. bluesblaster


    Jan 2, 2008
    It does look somewhat afflicted doesnt it
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  11. Matt O

    Matt O

    Feb 19, 2013
    The Mitten
    Has a very Home Depot vibe it. Disappointed it doesn't have a dimmer, though.

    Looks like that the bridge was moved way back to accommodate that jazz pup. Bet it sounds a bit pitchy when home boy is shredding some solos.
  12. GKon

    GKon Supporting Member, Boom-Chicka-Boom

    Feb 17, 2013
    Albuquerque, NM
    I FRICKIN' LOVE the light switches!!!! If it was so butchered, I would rock the hell out of that bass!!
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  13. Best bass for hillbilly metal.
  14. Ohh, a dimmer switch, nice idea. If you could use it to control the guitarist's volume it's be perfect.
  15. Matt O

    Matt O

    Feb 19, 2013
    The Mitten
    I think you're on to something here.

    Also, a bright l.e.d. that pulses the bpm for the drummer and we've got a winner.
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  16. actually, I can kinda dig it. Now, if you had an old label maker you could put "light speed" and "flux capacitor" next to the switches.
  17. twinjet

    twinjet Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Sep 23, 2008
    Way to tell it like it is! ;)

    Burn, baby, burn.
  18. fjadams


    Jun 7, 2011
    Danbury, CT
    That is, uh, uh, uh?
  19. Smoove-Groove

    Smoove-Groove We've got bush, We've got bush!

    Jun 18, 2013
    Ontario, Canada
    I have that same Teisco. Pretty cool guitar.
    As for that awesome bass.... looks like there is dry wall dust on it.
  20. okcrum

    okcrum in your chest

    Oct 5, 2009
    Verde Valley, AZ
    RIP Dark Horse strings
    I think that's from all the dry wall screws in it.

    You could argue it's green, since everything on it is recycled. :D

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