Help Me Name this Bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by AbnormalForms, Nov 10, 2022.

  1. AbnormalForms


    Sep 22, 2022
    A little bit of back story: a few years back, I found a guy on craigslist selling a 2011 Fender MIM Jazz 5 for $100, thought wow, what an absolute steal of a deal. Catch was it didn't have any neck bolts, was missing all but the g-string tuners, b-string saddle, and all of the screws for the pick guard. With everything else there, was still a great deal, so I took it, and with all the separate parts ordered, including Gotoh replacement tuners, came to about $200. Set it up as my player for church. Sounded and played great, but for playing a Schecter Stiletto for years prior, the weight increase of the jazz was definitely noticable. After about a month, I found out why the guy had sold it for so cheap: the neck had a very noticeable forward bow and the truss rod did little to alleviate it. Did a couple things to try and fix it, but that bow just slowly kept coming back. Eventually decided I was over trying to fix it and sold it to get some parts to build my own "jazz" bass.

    Fast forward to now, when I finally got around to finishing up the new build after running into several hickups. It's got quite the mishmash of parts: Hipshot tuners, a generic Korean high-mass bridge, Semour Duncan quarter pounder pickups, a generic "Ming" preamp, a "zebrawood" neck from ebay (highly doubt it's actual zebrawood), and a 3d printed body I designed made out of PLA.

    It's a bit rough around the edges, but it's got all the stuff that I wanted upgraded from the jazz: a preamp for better output and lighter weight (this thing's surprisingly lighter than the Stiletto at 7 lb 8oz). Now all that's left is to set up the action, intonation, and slap some sort of brand sticker on it. For this, I was thinking of just doing my regular AbnormalForms logo:
    But, my cousin runs a sticker shop and made a custom name badge for his friend's chinese SG that has "Bingus" written in the Gibson font that looks absolutely fantastic on it. So I was thinking it would be fun to have something along the lines of some sort of silly Fender "rip-off" vibe, like having "Bender" in the Fender font. On the fence about it though, what do you guys think I should slap on the headstock? Or should I keep it blank?

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  2. creaturegods


    Sep 23, 2017
    I think a nice "Rickenbacker" decal would look great on that headstock. Bonus points if it's written in a Fender-style script font. :thumbsup:
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  3. Wisebass


    Jan 12, 2017
    Lost in Space
    Hi AbnormalForms :)

    Looks cool!!! :hyper::hyper::hyper:

    Aaaaand it's a Jazz Bass but...

    not a fender.jpg

    I don't think "a silly Fender "rip-off" has the right vibe for that bass!

    Folks laughed about that kind of stuff years ago :D (and it's kinda funny on a cheap copy)

    You want to compare this bass to a cheap three tone sunburst/tort Jazz Bass copiy? :D

    Go ahead! But don't ask me to name it! :laugh:

    Only my handful of cents

  4. Qlanq


    Jul 9, 2007
  5. Killing Floor

    Killing Floor Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2020
    Austin, TX
    How about Francis?
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  6. B-Mac

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

    The green worm
  7. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Inactive

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    I actually like your logo a lot.

    The bass itself looks great. You have an eye for form and function.
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  8. its name should be gumby......;)
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  9. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

  10. Ming Zebra
  11. MonetBass

    MonetBass ♪ Just listen ♫ Supporting Member

    Sep 15, 2006
    Pool Noodle.
  12. Datsgor

    Datsgor Supporting Member

    Jul 29, 2000
    dammit, I'm seconds too late
  13. nickpc


    Jul 23, 2012
    North Carolina
  14. CletusMarley

    CletusMarley Knuckle Dragger Supporting Member

    Feb 11, 2018
    Name it Gerald
  15. iiipopes

    iiipopes Supporting Member

    May 4, 2009
    Marvin. (It's green and looks other-worldly. Just don't make the bass angry!)
  16. dalkowski

    dalkowski It's "rout," not "route." Supporting Member

    May 20, 2009
    Massachusetts USofA
    Brett Weir
    Pauly 4001 and creaturegods like this.
  17. Warhol

  18. Headless horse

    Headless horse Inactive

    Nov 4, 2022
    Green tort shark
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  19. FrenchBassQC

    FrenchBassQC Supporting Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Gatineau QC CA
    The Mask upload_2022-11-10_16-16-1.jpeg
  20. mrcbass


    Jan 14, 2016
    Sacramento, CA
    @MonetBass sees the same thing I do - "Deep Float"