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I Gave a Bass to an Artist-pt2. GREEN MACHINE

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Uncle K, Feb 27, 2016.

  1. I'd rock the crap out of it

    58 vote(s)
  2. I'd use it for firewood

    31 vote(s)
  3. Meh

    89 vote(s)
  4. Carrots

    36 vote(s)
  5. What happened?

    34 vote(s)
  1. Uncle K

    Uncle K The bass player doesn't get a sandwich Supporting Member

    Aug 22, 2011
    Erie, PA
    IMAG0266. I'm kind of meh about it. I like the kid's work, but this just doesn't do anything for me. It's a cool bass and all, but I'm not doing the medium scale thing anymore. So I wasn't planning on playing it much anyway. I think my brother is trying to talk his wife into hanging it on the wall.
  2. What is it?
  3. Uncle K

    Uncle K The bass player doesn't get a sandwich Supporting Member

    Aug 22, 2011
    Erie, PA
    Fernandes Revolver
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  4. Uncle K

    Uncle K The bass player doesn't get a sandwich Supporting Member

    Aug 22, 2011
    Erie, PA
    Here's the headstock
    Intothevoid567 likes this.
  5. Gully Foyle

    Gully Foyle

    Sep 28, 2014
    Near Boston
    Post it over in the medium scale club, might be some serious interest
    Matthew Barrack likes this.
  6. DigitalMan

    DigitalMan Wikipedia often mistakes my opinions for fact Supporting Member

    Nov 30, 2011
    That would be an amazing design for a scarf for Shirley Jones. No so sure about it on a bass though....

  7. Yeah, meh for sure.
    Immigrant likes this.
  8. Uncle K

    Uncle K The bass player doesn't get a sandwich Supporting Member

    Aug 22, 2011
    Erie, PA
    I had this bass listed here in the classifieds before and there was zero interest. Actually, I bought this bass from TB classifieds, and it sat around for months then. I've given up hope trying to sell this.
  9. dragon2knight


    Jan 23, 2016
    Bronx, NY
    As an artist myself, I appreciate the work he put into it, and with all black hardware it just might flesh it out some. I like it :)
  10. ThuzzleFump

    ThuzzleFump All your bass...

    Nov 15, 2015
    No attempt to relate pattern to form. He should start studying for an accounting degree now.
  11. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    I would need to see it back together first.
    MegaSwing and PortlandBass77 like this.
  12. The weirder the better, as far as I am concerned. Love it.
  13. Marko 1

    Marko 1

    Mar 9, 2009
    N.E. Ohio
    I'm too insecure in my manhood to play something with a flower on it. :D

    Although where the flower is placed, I don't think you'd even see it when it's being played. :)
  14. gln1955

    gln1955 Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2014
    Ohio, USA
    Meh. Does nothing for me. Not a good design for the space and when you look close, it's sloppily executed.
    scourgeofgod likes this.
  15. Flaked Beans

    Flaked Beans

    Sep 9, 2005
    I'd use it for firewood!
  16. Lowness

    Lowness Banned

    Mar 13, 2015
    Healdsburg, CA
    It really is horrible.

    Give it away.
    Smooth_bass88 likes this.
  17. madbass6

    madbass6 Banned

    Jan 13, 2009
    I do not give consent to use any of my photos ! please respect that. thank you.
    Have your artist friend get rid of that BIG Brite yellow flower and complete it with Black hard ware who knows it mite have hope after all!
  18. Chico Ruger

    Chico Ruger Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 2014
    Western NC
    One man's trash is another man's treasure.
    Quantized Harmonic likes this.
  19. Several things : felt myself as a
    1) As a musician, I am happy that we are not considered artists. I think most of us are craftsmen and this means something, certainly more than self-proclaimed artist.
    2) Whatever its look, this is still a BASS. Please re-install hardware, pick-ups and electronics and, if it doesn't sell, give it to a kid around you (you have certainly a future TBer in your surrouding). IMHO, the look of a bass has not much importance as long as it is playable.
    3) IMHO again, a tool should be a piece of art by fullfilling what it has been designed for and, if well designed, does not need unnecessary ornamentation (Reference to Raymond Loewy, the "father of industrial design" as said in the website dedicated to him).
    4) Let this bass keep on working, if decent.
    Sorry for my globish English. This is not my mother tongue.
    kodiakblair and mbelue like this.
  20. jaybones

    jaybones Banned

    Mar 4, 2015
    Kelleys Island, Ohio
    I give it an A for effort (the lines are straight, and the burst of red over the yellow is consistent), but the design:
    a) does nothing for me
    b) doesn't fit the body of the bass, and
    c) does nothing for me

    d) did I mention it does nothing for me?

    I'd put it back together and if it plays well maybe give it a rattlecan finish in a solid color, maybe black to somewhat match the headstock? Or, give it to an aspiring bass player you know.

    And I think you're being generous with the term artist...

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