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In praise of WEIRD LOOKING basses!

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


  1. HCF

    HCF Of course, YMMV Supporting Member

    Nov 30, 2008
    Amsterdam
    I kinda like it :wideyed:

    Another one from from the ads, aka who needs curves anyway:

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  2. JIO

    JIO Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 30, 2010
    Oceana (Pacifica) CA
    musician/artist/owner - Gildaxe
  3. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Rickenbacker guru.......... Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2006
    That's not weird, that sad! :roflmao:
     
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  4. HCF

    HCF Of course, YMMV Supporting Member

    Nov 30, 2008
    Amsterdam
    I think so, the ad wasn't very forthcoming on the details
     
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  5. Shaggai

    Shaggai

    May 7, 2018
    Definitely angers my gazebo!
     
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  6. HCF

    HCF Of course, YMMV Supporting Member

    Nov 30, 2008
    Amsterdam
    Where is that lower horn going?


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  7. Double E

    Double E I ain't got no time to play... Supporting Member

    Dec 24, 2005
    Cleveland, OH
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  8. Or the builder thought he was Picasso. :D
     
  9. JIO

    JIO Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 30, 2010
    Oceana (Pacifica) CA
    musician/artist/owner - Gildaxe
    I can see that it probably cradles the bass on ones knee when seated angling it in a secure 45degree position that would be optimal for playing. Are there more aesthetically pleasing ways that could be achieved? Definitely. (but then it wouldn't be here on the weird looking bass praise thread!) :)
     
  10. Volker Kirstein

    Volker Kirstein Supporting Member

    Another one from the (eBay Germany) want ads: Fernandez Sunshine Love Travelling Bass
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  11. moonshinegtrs

    moonshinegtrs Banned Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 28, 2009
    White Bluff,Tn.
    Owner: Moonshine Custom Guitars
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  12. alaskaleftybass

    alaskaleftybass Will Hanbury, Jr. Supporting Member

    Mar 21, 2012
    Sitka, Alaska
  13. JIO

    JIO Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 30, 2010
    Oceana (Pacifica) CA
    musician/artist/owner - Gildaxe
    Last edited: Sep 28, 2019
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  14. HCF

    HCF Of course, YMMV Supporting Member

    Nov 30, 2008
    Amsterdam
    Is it me or does this look like a flying hot dog:

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  15. CaseyVancouver

    CaseyVancouver

    Nov 4, 2012
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  16. JIO

    JIO Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 30, 2010
    Oceana (Pacifica) CA
    musician/artist/owner - Gildaxe
    Or a really silly bass-player.
     
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  17. Forgive me as these aren't basses, but dang it they are cool! These are actual and functioning instruments that have been painted as drawings. I would SO play a P bass like this, but I'm funny that way. Thanks for the indulgence. 36428603_10156416604678563_5171909522314231808_n.
     
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  18. CaseyVancouver

    CaseyVancouver

    Nov 4, 2012
    Yep.
    With this silly bass I was reminded of a casual I played a bit back. The trumpet player, a top guy in town and around the world, chose to show up with a plastic trumpet. Kind of like a concert master who leaves his Guarneri home and brings a carbon fibre violin to the performance. We dare not criticize :)
     
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  19. JIO

    JIO Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 30, 2010
    Oceana (Pacifica) CA
    musician/artist/owner - Gildaxe
    When I was in art college, we formed a 'band' and played an entire Friday night show in the campus auditorium playing painted cardboard instruments to canned music, with stage lighting and a good (loud) sound system. When people entered the room from the far end (especially if they already had a drink or smoke) - we looked like a full-on band playing early 70's Rolling Stones, Beatles and Mahavishnu Orchestra to name a few. To start with, I was John McLaughlin, dressed all in white with a 3-neck (cardboard) guitar with (painted) flames on each hs ala "Birds of Flame". For the Rolling Stones segment, there were 'Hells Angles' on cardboard motorcycles 'protecting' the stage. It was fun for about the first few songs, and then we all realized we had hrs to go! By the end of the show the cardboard instruments were falling apart and so were we! Ah youth! :laugh:

    That's a very fun idea making a real P-bass look like that! You've planted a seed GFB! :thumbsup:
     
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  20. Volker Kirstein

    Volker Kirstein Supporting Member

    To be fair, "plastic" (usually a polyethylene variant) horns are a thing. Poly Sousaphones are very popular with marching bands. Poly horns suffer the same "beginner player" and "cheap" stigma as short scales do, but they are not.
     
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