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In praise of WEIRD LOOKING basses!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Moley13, Aug 10, 2014.

  1. So, the EXPENSIVE basses thread has turned out some pretty interesting looking basses. I'd be keen to see more. The rules:

    1) No judgement should be passed as to whether these are "ugly" basses. Just weird. Likely beautiful. (pretty sure this is a forum rule anyway).
    2) Interesting looking standard basses (like a Jazz bass with a wacky paint job and hardware) are ONLY permitted if they're REEEEAAAALLY WEIRD LOOKING. I'll let you be the judge of that.
    3) Bonus points if the bass is a legitimate, gig/road/tour-worthy instrument - basses which are built just to be weird are less cool (in this thread).
    4) Bonus points if you own it.

    Bring on the weird!
  2. First off, just from a google images of "Weird Bass Guitar":


    This is what I have in mind :)
  3. Johnny Crab

    Johnny Crab ACME,QSC,Fame/Hondo/Greco/HELIX user & BOSE Abuser Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 11, 2004
    South Texas
    You'll put your eye out with that thing!!!
    East Coast, CaseyJ, Rattman and 10 others like this.
  4. dannster


    Aug 20, 2000
  5. Wuuuut..... But strings are straight.........................

    (Great weird bass, BTW)
    staurosjohn likes this.
  6. dannster


    Aug 20, 2000
  7. dannster


    Aug 20, 2000
    I always liked these crazy things. Gene Simmons played on for a hot minute.
    I saw one roll through BasNW a few years back. Wish I'd had the coin for it.

  8. I'd been trying to remember the name of the Staccato MG for the last few days thanks.
    volker and dannster like this.
  9. There's no way you can praise this one. $_57.JPG

    It's there with the bass that can't be named.
  10. jd56hawk


    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    Atlansia makes some pretty strange looking basses.
    Madwatch, Samifon, carsbybigd and 3 others like this.
  11. Bisounourse


    Jun 21, 2012
    Gent, Belgium
    The mothman bass has not been mentioned as yet... (best keep it that way).
    thirtydex and Shmandy like this.
  12. jd56hawk


    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    A few weird takes on traditional shapes.
  13. Wow, cool thread!

    Some really interesting stuff here!

    Keep em coming!

  14. Can't get pic to post.
    Last edited: Aug 11, 2014
  15. jd56hawk


    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    Saw this in another thread. I guess it solved the Peavy T-40 weight issue!
  16. I LOVE my weird looking bass! It's not that weird to me, but a lot of people are turned off by it. One drawback to a bass that some people consider weird looking is that they can be hard to sell.

    For more weirdness, check out David King's amazing creations. He is an innovator!

  17. Cool bass immigrant and that David King link is AWESOME!


    Immigrant likes this.
  18. bassbenj


    Aug 11, 2009
    Oh Wow! I LOVE the "flying buttress" dead spot eliminator!
    carsbybigd and Immigrant like this.
  19. bassbenj


    Aug 11, 2009
    Mine is a 5 string but looks just like this otherwise. I guess you'd call this "traditional weird"! product%2Fcache%2F5%2Fimage%2F9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95%2Fs%2Ft%2Fsteinberger-xt-2-bass-1.
    nateh415, Bahjark, Big Shrek and 3 others like this.
  20. bassbenj


    Aug 11, 2009
    Do Wishbasses count as "weird"?


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