Holy Bass ...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by keithconn, Jun 25, 2002.

  1. Chasarms

    Chasarms Casual Observer

    May 24, 2001
    Bettendorf, IA USA
    Nope. Not for me. Probably sounds good though.

    Way too organic looking.
  2. boogiebass


    Aug 16, 2000
    Unquestionably. Hope it doesn't end up in the hands of some rich, amateur dinker. That beautiful instrument belongs with a working pro who possesses serious chops and can appreciate it and put it to good use playing music in public.
  3. xush


    Jul 4, 2001
    mobile AL
    Yep, probably got squirrels living in it.

    Ah, the KL Chamberbrase. Awesome piece of art.
    I'd love to meet one.
  4. Yeah - check out all the other basses at that place. They have quite a selection.

    Later -
  5. alx564


    Jul 31, 2000
    Emmaus, PA
    Strangely beautiful....

    I would never be able to use half of the neck on that thing cuz of that horn running up the neck.
  6. Other than being hard to play... I bet it is heavier than hell. Whoever buys that thing will need a back brace. At least they will be sport'n wood.(snicker*snicker)
  7. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    Proof that you can have too much of a good thing.

    and to think Jaco played a beat up Fender...
  8. geshel


    Oct 2, 2001
    What kind of crack are you smoking? :D

    swamp ash -> very light
    chambered body -> even lighter
    no metal bridge -> at least a pound off

    Those together more than make up for the extra wood under the top horn.

    I've never seen a weight listed for a Chamberbrase, but I'd guess this one's under 9 pounds.
  9. RAM


    May 10, 2000
    Chicago, IL
    I asked the owner of Bass Alone about this exact bass. It used to be his, and he swore he wouldn't sell it, then got an incredible offer he couldn't refuse, by a player that was supposedly quite capable of operating this fine piece of art.

    And, it's supposedly as "light as a feather":D
  10. I.'.I.'.Nakoa

    I.'.I.'.Nakoa Guest

    Aug 10, 2000
    Fort Worth.
    Oh, you mean a guy like Fieldy?
  11. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    I believe he used the words "appreciate it"

    I think that disqualitfies Feildy...who is famous for not practicing and looking for a bass that matches his outfit...
  12. I.'.I.'.Nakoa

    I.'.I.'.Nakoa Guest

    Aug 10, 2000
    Fort Worth.
    :D ;)
  13. xush


    Jul 4, 2001
    mobile AL
    I think they're a bit smaller than they look, too.
    I saw Ken posing with one, and it was much smaller than I expected.

    hope it's OK to attach this pic, not sure who snapped it...
  14. Here are some more related pics. I tried out one of his chambered basses. They play and sound great! Ken is a top-notch luthier and a pretty cool guy from what I could tell.


    - Dave
  15. geshel


    Oct 2, 2001
    With sunglasses on he could probably pass for Geddy Lee. :)
  16. lakerkobe


    Jun 17, 2002
    Portland, OR
    Will someone please submit one of those photos to mulletsgalore.com?
  17. those bass are not for me. i just dont like the look
  18. pilotjones

    pilotjones Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2001
    Unless you used proper technique and stopped wrapping your thumb around the neck.
  19. Pre EB

    Pre EB

    Mar 15, 2002
    Denton, Tx
    Those things are horribly ugly!! The headstock looks like a squid and the top "brase" thingy seems really distracting and the bridge/tailpiece....... How much for that thing? I'd buy a Kia and a Fender before I bought that thing! Hope I didn't offend anyone, just.........UUUUUUGGGGH!:D
    He does use nice wood, though:)