Homemade Ugly Bass Guitar (craigslist)

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by wemmick, Aug 2, 2019.

  1. wemmick


    May 23, 2010
    Washington, DC
    (Not my ad, but had to share)

    Beat up, dirty, broken, ugly homemade bass guitar with laminated neck. Drilled out for fifth string, but the tuner is missing. Body seems to be rock maple, 2" thick. Heavy as a pig with one cheap Japanese pickup and the other missing. Pots and wiring seem to be all there. Bridge and tailpiece also there. Has two strings.

    Great instrument for the working musician or for on stage destruction. It's not a Gibson or a Fender, not even a Yamaha or Steinberger, but it could be a very unique and unusual piece if it was fixed up.

    No guarantees, no returns. ​

    Homemade Ugly Bass Guitar
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  2. rufus.K

    rufus.K Supporting Member

    Oct 18, 2015
    I'd grab it, if it were near me.
    Someone was either into Mark Sandman, or Presidents.o.t.u s.a.
  3. lizardking837


    Jan 28, 2009
    That's within walking distance of my apartment.....I'm thinking about investigating...
  4. Winslow


    Sep 25, 2011
    Group "W" Bench
    Gotta hand it to them for their honesty on the visual aesthetics. :roflmao: Fair enough on that. :thumbsup:
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  5. cm3ohana

    cm3ohana Supporting Member

    Aug 1, 2005
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  6. mikeoso

    mikeoso Acoustic Curmudgeon

    Feb 14, 2014
    eastern Iowa
    Kinda looks like they made the truss rod cover out of half a cabinet hinge.
  7. Killed_by_Death

    Killed_by_Death Snaggletooth Inactive

    truss rod cover makes me think about a BTB I saw in the pawn-shop today. Someone had drilled three holes in it, so you could just stick an allen-wrench straight in.
    Not sure why they didn't just drill one hole, unless they flubbed the first two. Wishing now I'd taken a photo of it!
  8. Volker Kirstein

    Volker Kirstein Blippy the Wonder Slug Supporting Member

    Has anything become of this?
  9. Lenny JG

    Lenny JG

    Aug 3, 2019
    The way the 2nd string goes diagonally
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  10. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Supporting Member

    agreed! :laugh:
  11. JCooper


    Oct 21, 2009
    So good!
    Also, I’ve never personally tried to strap a pig to myself, but it sounds like too much...
  12. Beej


    Feb 10, 2007
    Vancouver Island
    I'd buy that in a second just for the old hardware. But then I'd make it playable and see whom I could impress in my band pulling that out before a gig. :D
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  13. Beej


    Feb 10, 2007
    Vancouver Island
    Pics for posterity...too good not to preserve... :D 00P0P_kCNwr2EtF9T_1200x900.jpg 00S0S_8sgTu6RIkwy_1200x900.jpg 00X0X_8faxBuMtHaa_1200x900.jpg 00808_7YmtHv99gz3_1200x900.jpg 01717_bamRm8OLcC_1200x900.jpg
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  14. Expensive firewood.
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    Previously owned by The Yardbirds, apparently.
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  16. lizardking837


    Jan 28, 2009
    Unfortunately no. It got lost in the shuffle this weekend, and I'm out of town for the next two weeks...
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  17. 2saddleslab

    2saddleslab Supporting Member

    May 30, 2003
    Well at least it's truth in advertising.
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