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Egyptians played bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by BoognishMang, May 13, 2002.


  1. Take off those stupid dice knobs and you have a winner.
     
  2. kirbywrx

    kirbywrx formerly James Hetfield

    Jul 27, 2000
    Melbourne, Australia.
    They spent good money...on getting Heiroglyphic (SP?) Inlays?


    We live in a sad, sad world people....:rolleyes:
     
  3. geshel

    geshel

    Oct 2, 2001
    Seattle
    pickups "Like the original"

    :rolleyes:

    Doesn't look too bad though, if the price was right (it's almost too much already at $200)

    1. (--) Squier
    2. (---) home-made inlays (eek)
    3. (+) MM pickup
    4. (-) what brand? :)
    5. (-) dice knobs

    Hmm, sum total is -6, that equals (insert machinery sounds and small explosion) ... $175.

    :D
     
  4. one of the inlays looks like a cupcake...
     
  5. 22 frets isn't "just like the original" ie. the original 60's Jazz bass, either.

    looks like a US Fender Jazz Standard from around 88 - 92.

    the MM p/up looks like it's been fitted well.
     
  6. I agree...it's that "boner bass" with the weird extended upper horn.
     
  7. kirbywrx

    kirbywrx formerly James Hetfield

    Jul 27, 2000
    Melbourne, Australia.
    HAHAH You just reminded me of Ralf Wiggum....
     
  8. Nick man

    Nick man

    Apr 7, 2002
    Tampa Bay
    Speaking of Ralph, did anyone see the Simpsons on sunday?

    Why does everybody run from me?
    :)

    He's great.


    Peace
    Nick
     
  9. ldiezman

    ldiezman

    Jul 11, 2001
    Nashville
    He says its a squier Standard Jazz bass when the headstock says fender made in U.S.A .... I'm confused...
     
  10. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    If that is really an MIA Fender, he is doing himself a tremendous disservice by calling it a Squier. The bid should be at least double the current price for a used MIA.
     
  11. john turner

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

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    that looks totally stupid.
     
  12. I dunno. What would you pay for that eyesore?

    I'll be back later, I'm going to go etch some heiroglyphs into my car with a key.
     
  13. I dunno, it's not that bad. I like the idea. The dice knobs and the surf green don't fit the Egyptian motif very well. Maybe if it were a honey blonde, or natural finish, with a black pickguard, etched with glyphs, then it would be cool.

    It could be worse.
     
  14. MJB

    MJB

    Mar 17, 2000
    Those aren't really inlays. Description says:

    (they were carved in by previous owner)

    Some people shouldn't be allowed to own a Dremel.
     

  15. oh yeah, rich coming from a man with a 67 string octoneck bass ;)
     
  16. :eek:
    This is what happens when children are allowed to play with sharp objects........
     
  17. I know. That's what makes me mad, or even sad. I can't even afford the bass that I want (I'm not sure I could afford the dremel tool, either), and this idiot has to go and deface a nice MIA Jazz. Maybe I should bid on it, then smack the former owner updise the head with it.

    If anyone else feels the need to "customize" a good bass like this, give it to someone who'd appreciate it first before you ruin it.
     
  18. the carvings are cool, but the colour of the bass is terrible.. if it were black with a black pickguard i'd like it a lot more.
     
  19. it looks like it may sounds good, but good god! it reminds me of the Luxor here in vegas! all it needs is a beam of light shooting out of the headstock blinding airplanes!