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How weird is too weird?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by ThuzzleFump, Jun 14, 2017.


  1. ThuzzleFump

    ThuzzleFump All your bass... Supporting Member

    Nov 15, 2015
    California
    Now look, I don't mean Mothman weird...but what about this? Does its freakishness make it too atrocious to have, even in a collection striving for diversity? I like weird. I even sometimes like ugly. But I have my limits. Maybe. What say you?
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  2. BusyFingers

    BusyFingers

    Nov 26, 2016
    That's a nice bass, eh!?
     
  3. Meghans Dad

    Meghans Dad Supporting Member

    Oct 23, 2016
    California
    Is it me or did somebody put Fender amplifier knobs on it. Neck and headstock look like it was modeled after a hockey sick. If I were a collector, I'd buy it.:cool:
     
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  4. Meghans Dad

    Meghans Dad Supporting Member

    Oct 23, 2016
    California
    Last edited: Jun 15, 2017
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  5. PWRL

    PWRL

    Sep 15, 2006
    Yonder
    I like it. I'd definitely try it out in a store.
     
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  6. ThuzzleFump

    ThuzzleFump All your bass... Supporting Member

    Nov 15, 2015
    California
    I see what you did there, buddy.
     
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  7. ThuzzleFump

    ThuzzleFump All your bass... Supporting Member

    Nov 15, 2015
    California
  8. NoiseNinja

    NoiseNinja Experimental-psychedelic-ambient-noise-drone Banned

    Feb 23, 2011
    Denmark
    In my honest opinion had it been in dark wood it would have been a beautiful bass, or maybe even just equipped with a rosewood or ebony fret board, even if I guess the head stock does border to the definition of ugly.

    I don't like the fact that it only got 20 frets though.

    But hey, your taste might differ, and I wouldn't call it straight out weird, even if definitely something a bit different from you run of the mill typical P or J bass.
     
  9. amphlett7

    amphlett7

    Feb 27, 2008
    Perth, Western Australia
    Audiofly In-Ear Monitors And Headphones
    I don't get the hate for these bad boys.

    They're not typically but I love everything about them! Especially the hockey stick headstock
     
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  10. MEKer

    MEKer Supporting member

    May 30, 2006
    Meh...looks like 8th grade Wood Shop to me. :thumbsdown:
     
  11. ThuzzleFump

    ThuzzleFump All your bass... Supporting Member

    Nov 15, 2015
    California
    Truth is, I was also looking at it thinking that it would be a good model for a first DIY bass...easy to make those shapes.
     
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  12. ThuzzleFump

    ThuzzleFump All your bass... Supporting Member

    Nov 15, 2015
    California
    I think it is a rosewood board?
     
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  13. ThuzzleFump

    ThuzzleFump All your bass... Supporting Member

    Nov 15, 2015
    California
    Yeah, I find it charmingly awkward. Def a different approach to the usual curves.
     
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  14. NoiseNinja

    NoiseNinja Experimental-psychedelic-ambient-noise-drone Banned

    Feb 23, 2011
    Denmark
    Oh, right of cause.

    Just in a slightly lighter color variation than the ones I got, but I believe you are right.

    Still my point stands, darker colors would have suited it.
     
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  15. I would use it both as a bass that I'd enjoy and an emergency canoe paddle
     
  16. Sorry, not ugly enough.
    To be collectible it has to be so ugly you have to avert eyes to prevent long term damage to your retina cells.

    And unfortunately it's not quite kitschy enough to be a bass you'd whip out during a gig free-for-all.

    Nonetheless, I still wouldn't mind having it in my stable with my run of the mill looking basses.
     
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  17. They don't have to worry about anyone ripping off their headstock design, but I actually like the body. A smaller (or no) pickguard, and I think it would be accepted without much comment.
     
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  18. Pbassmanca

    Pbassmanca In the pocket n' thumpy. So woody, so greasy... Supporting Member

    It's important to have an emergency canoe paddle around all the time eh?
     
  19. Hockey stick neck
     
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  20. izpak

    izpak

    Feb 17, 2016
    Essex, UK
    Im still trying to figure out where you adjust the truss rod
     

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