In praise of WEIRD LOOKING basses!

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


  1. NealBass

    NealBass Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2014
    Ontario
    beatles-yellow-submarine-bass3.

    beatles-yellow-submarine-bass2. beatles-yellow-submarine-bass.

    Glass bass guitar.
    "Pretty much self-explanatory. It's a bass guitar that is way too fragile to play, doesn't have any tone and has a bunch of spiders blown into it. But you can smoke weed out of it, dude."

    PairofEaglesB600.

    KR Guitar Jamal XL cutaway.
    KR Guitar Jamal XL cutaway

    malinoski-bass-guitar-lineup.
    Malinoski Bass lineup.

    Adamovic-Eric-Czar-Signature-Beautiful-620x361.
    Adamovic Eric Czar Signature.

    Stradi.
    Stradi.
     
  2. NealBass

    NealBass Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2014
    Ontario
    From Atlansia:

    PENTAGONE.5ST.JPG
    Pentagone 5 string.

    GALAXY SPECIAL.JPG
    Galaxy Special.

    PEGASUS.DX.JPG
    Pegasus.

    GARLAND DX.JPG
    Garland DX.

    Atlansia-Breeze-Bass-Pickups.

    Atlansia-Bass-New-Horz.

    Atlansia-Bass-New-Body.

    Atlansia-Bass-New-Head.

    Atlansia-Breeze-Bass-Tail-Horz.
    Breeze.

    CENTURY.PIEZO.3.JPG
    Century.
     
  3. Jeff Scott

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

    I have always loved some of the Atlansia designs!
     
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  4. NealBass

    NealBass Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2014
    Ontario
    bravura 2.
    Bravura.

    RKS-Bass-002.
    RKS.

    Yamaha SBV-500.
    yam003. yam002.
    Yamaha SBV 500 (reissue?).

    Bas Extravaganza - Spillage bass.
    From Bas Extravaganza, the Spillage bass.

    Bas Extravaganza.
    Another from Bas Extravaganza.

    Ramsay Musical Instruments.
    From Ramsay Musical Instruments.

    Troutar-Bass.
    Troutar.

    il_340x270.725852492_mazs.
     
  5. NealBass

    NealBass Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2014
    Ontario
    2002 Parker Fly 5 string bass:



    full. front. bfull. back. detail1. detail3. head. heel. tuners. fingerboard.
     
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  6. NealBass

    NealBass Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2014
    Ontario
    A Rubytone Custom with built in Amp.

    P bass neck
    1/2 cello body
    Scroll Headstock
    Harmony Amp
    Acoustic guitar Pick-up
    Strat Bridge

    Rubytone is an auto- amplified electric. 2CelloBassB. CelloBassB. 4CelloBassB.




    italia-bass-1.
    Italia bass.

    3208571794_ec2fc5193c. streamer-blue-chrome-top.
    Warwick Streamer in blue chrome.

    WarwickChrome535xEQV.

    Tony DeLacugo (TDL Guitars). BlueHeadmed.
    From Tony DeLacugo (TDL Guitars).
     
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  7. NealBass

    NealBass Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2014
    Ontario
    More from Zakrzewski;

    a8e9723c9c39b9247b6f837c8c03bba4. item_s-zkrzwsk-ex5-01_1. Zakrzewski Fretless. Bartozzi 02.

    talbof2.
    A Tokai.

    reactor. 1793795_orig. 8515283_orig. 5507021_orig. The Reactor bass.
     
  8. Jeff Scott

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

    I played one of those original Parker Fly bass at a shop in Bryn Mawr, Pa in the mid '00s.
     
  9. NealBass

    NealBass Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2014
    Ontario
    18telli3. 18telli4.

    Modulus 18-String Bass and Allen Woody.
    Modulus 18-String Bass and Allen Woody.

    100_1507.

    GVK. photo_1. 3292477381_db35a70443. Weston 8-stringed bass. Picture-22.

    sgtFloydPepper_8558.

    Rock on Sgt. Floyd Pepper! :bassist:
     
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  10. NealBass

    NealBass Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2014
    Ontario
    Wahlbrink_Basses:

    Wahlbrink_Basses.
    05-aphrodite-6-string-custom-e-bassWahlbrink Custom Basses. 03-custom-e-bass-kronos-5-string-regal-dreamWahlbrink Custom Basses.
    06-custom-e-bass-kronos-5-string-regal-dream.

    15-aphrodite-6-string-custom-e-bass.
     
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  11. Basshappi

    Basshappi

    Feb 12, 2007
    Tucson,AZ
    I would totally rock the hell out of that Yellow Submarine bass!
     
  12. NealBass

    NealBass Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2014
    Ontario
    Art-Liestman-Puzzle-Jazz-BassNeck-Joint. two-string-bass-guitar-1339683179_b. 5f085104b9270b8591974e567a2c25ce. 00581_03_nouveau_3. 00581_04_nouveau_4. 00581_01_nouveau_1. Paul Lairat Stega 2012 Bass. bass-guitar-place-fun-stuff-desktop-wallpapers-p-o-ibackgroundz.com. 8252630. 13.
     
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  13. JIO

    JIO Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 30, 2010
    Pacifica CA
    musician/artist/owner - Gildaxe
    Yikes! :vomit: Regardless of of anything - that bridge is just plain ugly. In fact, it would be an ugly belt buckle! (there I said it - sorry Stanley)
     
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  14. JIO

    JIO Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 30, 2010
    Pacifica CA
    musician/artist/owner - Gildaxe
    I own a multi-lam wood (no exotic carbon fiber or piezo) neck-thru Parker Hornet 5'r (from '08 - not made anymore) which for an affordable MII version of the Fly is still a pretty nice, quality bass all the way around. For a while I also had the thin resin shell foam-bodied 4-string version and it sounded great! It's form/profile more or less conforms to his ultra exotic Fly model like this one (also no longer available). Here's a prime example of a really great (limited) production design that was just too strange for most players. You can get the Hornets cheap, and even these Fly's can be bought for much less than they are worth primarily because they are seen as being 'odd'. These are really nicely designed, great sounding and beautifully crafted basses. Ken Parker is right up there with Phil Kubicki in my book as far as innovative visionaries in the guitar/bass world. He now only makes really elegant/beautiful and exotic acoustic guitars.
     
  15. JIO

    JIO Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 30, 2010
    Pacifica CA
    musician/artist/owner - Gildaxe
    not ordinary… but definitely cool! (and a big inspiration for my Supersonic!)

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  16. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    central NY state
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    Why they just didn't scale up the guitar body is beyond me, such a wasted opportunity.
     
  17. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 29, 2008
    Colorado
    I convert 4 string Rickenbackers to 5 string basses.
    Yes!!!
     
  18. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 29, 2008
    Colorado
    I convert 4 string Rickenbackers to 5 string basses.
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  19. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 29, 2008
    Colorado
    I convert 4 string Rickenbackers to 5 string basses.
    4008CSds.
    4008CSes.
    4008CSas.
    4008CSbs.
     
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  20. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    central NY state
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    Cool basses, but the bridge isn't set deeply enough into the body on mine. Gotta practice my router skills. ;)