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Honey, A Worm Ate the Wishbass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Dr. PhunkyPants, Jul 1, 2004.

  1. Dr. PhunkyPants

    Dr. PhunkyPants Guest

    Aug 11, 2002
  2. Dr. PhunkyPants

    Dr. PhunkyPants Guest

    Aug 11, 2002
    "The body is some funky Persimmon with lots of nice black knots,on an olive green ground. Persimmon is an American member of the Ebony family, but is not at all heavy and has great resonance"

  3. Should just have called it super spalted.
  4. Dr. PhunkyPants

    Dr. PhunkyPants Guest

    Aug 11, 2002
    After staring at that rotten spot on the back for a minute, I started to see a half-man/half-alligator monster staring at me. Ack!
  5. Joey3313


    Nov 28, 2003
    And whos "wish" would that be, exactly?
  6. It does draw your eye away from the rest of the bass though. I can't exactly spot any major problems other than the big black sections in the wood...(no doubt somebody'll chime in shortly with something I've missed)

    I don't actually mind the knots and stuff, except for the big long one on the back, I'm thinking that might cause a bit of irritation possibly. Its only got $66.60 on it at the moment, and he will ship worldwide...

    J/k, I could barely actually afford it at that price and thats not yet at the reserve.

    Josh D
  7. lbanks


    Jul 17, 2003
    Ennui, IN USA
    Uhmmmmm........(I think I'll just leave now)
  8. xcental34x


    Feb 28, 2003
    Memphrica, TN
    Oh Gosh! Kill it Kill it!
  9. Dr. PhunkyPants

    Dr. PhunkyPants Guest

    Aug 11, 2002
    ....I'd hate to see the reject pile.
  10. ChenNuts44


    Nov 18, 2001
    Davenport, IA
    You're assuming there is, in fact, a reject pile. ;)
  11. invisiman


    Feb 22, 2004
    I feel sorry for the poor pickups that go into those basses. :bawl:
  12. that thing's gonna fall apart in your hand while playing :D
  13. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    I like Wish. He's so jaunty.
  14. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    Sad that a tree had to die for that.
  15. bassmonkeee

    bassmonkeee Supporting Member

    Sep 13, 2000
    Decatur, GA
    Say what you will--the man has 109 feedbacks and 100% positive. :eyebrow:

    Apparently, people get what they expect they are getting. I don't see what the fuss is all about.

    (Bongo owner)
  16. Kavorka


    Mar 28, 2002
    Austin, Texas
    "...Apparently, people get what they expect they are getting. I don't see what the fuss is all about."

    Ahhh, but what do people really expect? My guess is, if the bass actually plays and doesn't fall apart in the first 10 minutes, expectations are exceeded and they are happy. ;)
  17. lump


    Jan 17, 2000
    St. Neots, UK
    LOL. :D

    Squirrel not included.
  18. vometia

    vometia Formerly cbh

    Nov 1, 2003
    You lot are so mean. You've got me feeling really sorry for the poor guy; and his basses. They've certainly got personality.

  19. Planet Boulder

    Planet Boulder Hey, this is a private residence...man

    Nov 10, 2001
    6,482 feet above sea level
    I once had impure thoughts. Oh, and I pluck my ear hair.
    What firepit was that rescued from?!? :eyebrow:

  20. That bit on "personality" somehow reminds me of a gig I played a long time ago back in high school. There were 15 bands playing essentially a free concert on a high school football field. After one band finished, having dealt with some terrible sound issues and other snafus, and generally sounding pretty horrid, I caught the guitarist as he was walking off stage and said to him, "look at it this way -- it builds character."

    He replied angrily, "Character? I've got character coming out of my ass!"

    Substitute "personality" for "character", and I think that's what this bass is all about.