SOLD FS FT: Wishbass Lobe Model, Fretless, Persimmon, Antique Maple neck

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by chuck norriss, Aug 22, 2013.


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  1. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Inactive

    Jan 20, 2011
    PRICE DROP was $333 without a HSC, now $280 SHIPPED $255 if you pick it up in L.A.
    & now includes a Musicians Friend HSC.
    48 STATES only please.

    another price drop 260 shipped with case or 240 pick up


    A beautiful, unique bass that sounds very wood-y & creamy, like a DB. Made from wormy persimmon & 100-year-old antique piano!
    Wishbass is a unique brand in that you get an original work of art at low cost--$100 per string. http://www.wishbass.com/
    But they require some work as Wish owners know.
    When I got this one the neck felt like 2x4 lumber; now i've sanded it down to a thick P shape or something similar. I also added copper shielding tape in the two cavities on the back of the body. Doesn't make a sound. The bridge is adjusted for pretty low action. You can lower it further if necessary, as well as go to town on the neck if you want to decrease the size. This bass has the minimalist vibe going on. double piezo pickups under the bridge. Very percussive & highly sensitive.
    I carved the top as you can see with later pics. Needs fine sanding and polishing or staining if you like but plays as it is now. Ready to play.

    Manufacturer's details following the pics.
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    Original description:
    Wishbass.com is dedicated to providing really decent instruments at low cost to the average musician. The sound is the whole thing. We keep our prices down by using the absolute minimum finish. More than half the cost of making an instrument is the finish work. It's not really that complicated. Plenty of other makers think that finish is the most important part of an instrument. But if you want sound instead of eye-candy, we have some instruments for you.


    This is the most poplar model, the Lobe. Medium weight about nine pounds. The body is made of Wormy Persimmon. A lot darker than the run of the mill persimmon, you can see that it is a member of the ebony family.

    Antique Maple neck, wood cut from a 100 year old piano. Sounds great, molds right to your body. Persimmon fingerboard from a different tree. Very low action.

    The pickup is made of two piezos under the Corian bridge, Not as much output as a magnetic, but a lot more sensitive.

    Neck is made of antique Maple and local North Carolina Persimmon. Note; I am moving to all domestic woods, and will use up the imports as soon as possible.

    Right handed.

    The Maple neck has three Persimmon stringers for stiffness. No truss rod.


    Four Strings

    The nut is 1 7/8 inches wide. The scale is 34 inches.The tuners are black chrome Grover Minis. There is only a volume control. The rear cover plate is brushed aluminum ... Sprayed lacquer finish... Strap buttons are standard. Bridge and nut are Corian plastic.
     
  2. kellyrojo

    kellyrojo

    Feb 16, 2011
    South Carolina
    Wow--bad arse! Looking forward to more pics
     
  3. funkingroovin

    funkingroovin Conquering A-D-D,and all the other notes as well!

    Apr 19, 2009
    Hawaii
    That's beautiful man..like 'I actually hope you can keep it' beautiful. Would it be possible to get a soundclip? Any interest in J basses?
     
  4. Is it really 1 7/8" at the nut? If no sound clip can you please describe the sound a bit more?
     
  5. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Inactive

    Jan 20, 2011
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    I cant find my cm ruler but here it is next to an Affinity J which measures 1.5" (38.1mm)
    I broke the G so replaced w/ a labella blacktape. As you can see, I also broke the G on my jazz. Don't know what's going on w/ my G-strings.
    As for sound it sounds like an Ergo somewhat. If you don't know waht that sounds like it sounds like a fretless hollowbody or acoustic. You can email or text me & I'll send cheap iphone voice memos. I don't have means of recording right now.
     
  6. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Inactive

    Jan 20, 2011
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    chuck norriss Inactive

    Jan 20, 2011
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  8. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Inactive

    Jan 20, 2011
    You can see it's not lacquered. That's part of the Wishbass vibe. A lot of people use Tru Oil with good results if you want it to shine. There are some rough parts--that's how they come so it will require a little sanding if that suits you. It is perfectly playable & fine as it is now.
    I haven't sanded the fingerboard. Some people do that. I was going to trim down the body like an archtop/aerodyne but I'm not going to in case someone buys this & prefers it this way stock.
    There was also a hairline fracture in the headstock--that is how it was new when I got it, I assure you. I have 1 ton epoxy; I will seal that this weekend. It doesn't look like it goes through I'm thinking it's just in the surface. Doesn't effect playability or tuning. Tuners are stock cheapies. They stay in tune. I tune up every few songs anyway, doesn't seem to be an issue.
    Lastly I show in the last pic, it fits a MF hsc if you remove the center-most piece & lay the pocket door flat. Case is now included w sale.
     
  9. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Inactive

    Jan 20, 2011
    thanks
    pm your email or iphone if you have--i can only send iphone voice memos. I don't have a means of recording.
    What J?
     
  10. It's pretty. Dig the corian bridge and nut. I recently bought one of his mandocellos. After about a week it really began to grow on me....
     
  11. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Inactive

    Jan 20, 2011
    Thanks.
    Yes I agree. I should keep this one & sell my jazz first. I gues whichever sells first ill keep the one that doesn't.
     
  12. I can't look away....
     
  13. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Inactive

    Jan 20, 2011
    Yeah it's pretty sexy.
    Time out on this sale btw.
     
  14. Whew!
     
  15. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Inactive

    Jan 20, 2011
    PRICE DROP was $333 without a HSC, now $280 SHIPPED $255 if you pick it up in L.A.
    & now includes a Musicians Friend HSC.
    48 STATES only please.
     
  16. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Inactive

    Jan 20, 2011
    Please see later pics for carved top. I also added copper shielding tape in the cavities in back. No interference no noise.
     
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    chuck norriss Inactive

    Jan 20, 2011
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    chuck norriss Inactive

    Jan 20, 2011
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    i've applied tru oil since then obviously needs fine sanding & polishing
     
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