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I do declare...The purdiest wishbass I ever did see!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by PilbaraBass, Apr 16, 2005.


  1. pointbass

    pointbass Semi-Retired Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Nov 4, 2004
    Acworth, GA
    Endorsing Artist: FBB Bass Works
    Hey, this really does look pretty cool, actually :eek:

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    Even the headstock isn't so, ummmm, "wish-like" .....
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  2. I guess im still waiting to see a good Wish.... :scowl:
     
  3. FireAarro

    FireAarro

    Aug 8, 2004
    austr-
    Issit just me or does that get wider at the nut?
     
  4. I like it!
     
  5. Sane

    Sane

    Dec 4, 2004
    Melbourne Fl
    It's a butter-head bass.... everything looks good but her head

    If he would only use a nice full headstock... that would be a nice looking bass...
     
  6. Figjam

    Figjam

    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    And i bet the neck is still massive = ugh.
     
  7. fourstringdrums

    fourstringdrums Decidedly Indecisive Supporting Member

    Oct 20, 2002
    San Antonio
    Hey now that's actually not that bad...like others I'd still wish I'd get rid of the headstock, but I know he likes that design for easier access to the tuners.

    I just wonder what's up with this. That one piece of the headstock on the back left side that looks to be a completely different wood than the rest.

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  8. boogiebass

    boogiebass

    Aug 16, 2000
    When I look at...the...ahhh...lines...on a Wishbass, I'm reminded, for some crazy reason, of a great early Bob Weir/Grateful Dead song. Yeah, you got it: "Born Cross-Eyed." :p
     
  9. not a bad looking bass...i dunno if i would pay a grand for it though...
     
  10. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
    He ran out of wood, so he had to use some scrap wood. Happens with Wish ;)

    Also, the knobs look awkward...
    The nut is not even
    And that big screw sticking out at the "headstock" :eek:
     
  11. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
    Oh and look at how the maple veneer disappears at the back:

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    It looks like the other woods were not done in a straight line.


    Anyway, he does seem to be improving.
     
  12. What is this guys problem? If he can do that much with the bass he should be able to take some time to do it right, or read a book on how to make a nut and put in frets....
     
  13. Thats pretty cool, but the upper horn is too big for me.
     
  14. heh, its "premium hyper" wish bass
    and BIN is $1000? he is still a nut ;)
     
  15. definatly the best wish bass i've seen...but i could never play it...not with the control knobs not being equally spaced!!
     
  16. fourstringdrums

    fourstringdrums Decidedly Indecisive Supporting Member

    Oct 20, 2002
    San Antonio
    The screw is holding the headstock to the neck I'm assuming.

    I didn't even notice the maple veneer on the back running out..

    Well either way, he's getting better. Now if he could just charge for this bass what he charges for the "low end models" he'd be on the right track.

    *edit* Oh has anyone seen/played a fretted Wish? I wonder what his fret jobs are like. All I usually see are fretless basses.
     
  17. fourstringdrums

    fourstringdrums Decidedly Indecisive Supporting Member

    Oct 20, 2002
    San Antonio
    That's the "two knobs at once design". Let says you want to bump up the volume and the bass..just turn up the volume, it brushes against the second knob and that turns up as well.

    All basses should have it. It would save countless seconds.
     
  18. lefty007

    lefty007

    Jan 19, 2004
    Miami, FL
    This is what happens when you start drinking while trying to build a bass; by the sixth beer it's all: "the hell with straight lines... I never learned how to use that router anyway..." :eek:
     
  19. pklima

    pklima

    May 2, 2003
    Kraków, Polska
    I've played two Wish fretted instruments - a mandocello and a 10-string cittern. The former did not play well at all due to a hump in the neck, though I guess the frets themselves were not to blame. The latter was much better and didn't buzz with pretty low action. The fret ends didn't stick out the edges of the fingerboard, either. The fretwork wasn't great but definitely OK. Anything he makes is going to need the nut replaced, though. That is a rule. The same thing goes for his usual plastic bridge.