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Is it wrong to have GAS for a bass, purely because of the fretboard inlays?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Fender32, Aug 14, 2007.


  1. Fender32

    Fender32

    Jun 23, 2005
    Kent, England
    I'm worried about myself! I'm not Major Metal, but I find myself having crazy daydreams about buying one of these:

    NardelliFutura.

    It's not like I really need a green Jazz Bass, but these inlays are just amazing :eek: :

    NardelliFuturaneck.

    Someone talk me out of it, quick :meh: !

    In case you're wondering, the bass is from the Italian firm, Nardelli and is a "Futura" model. I've no idea if they have any distributors outside Italy, so if my wallet is really lucky, I'll never meet one face-to-face :p .

    Anyway, I just wanted to share the pics with you :) .
     
  2. ROON

    ROON

    Aug 5, 2006
    Sydney, Australia
    No my friend, I myself have GASed for a bass purely on inlays. :(
     
  3. basspraiser

    basspraiser Jammin for the Lamb! Supporting Member

    Dec 8, 2006
    Chicago - NW Burbs
    Those inlays ARE sweet!!!!

    maybe you can get the bass in a different color???? check into it....

    if there are no dealers outside of Italy - you may need to take a holiday there....always good to try a bass before you buy (see - an excuse to put it off for know, but not for ever!)

    besides, Italian women and food! nothing better!
     
  4. SteveC

    SteveC Moderator Staff Member

    Nov 12, 2004
    North Dakota
    I bought my jazz because it has block inlays and a bound neck - and I wanted a passive 4 string again.
     
  5. ROON

    ROON

    Aug 5, 2006
    Sydney, Australia
    He could visit the MarkBass factory too. :p
     
  6. basspraiser

    basspraiser Jammin for the Lamb! Supporting Member

    Dec 8, 2006
    Chicago - NW Burbs

    Three reasons to go....:hyper: :hyper:
     
  7. Fender32

    Fender32

    Jun 23, 2005
    Kent, England
    You're really not helping me here, basspraiser :p .

    Actually, I did check into it, to see if they did the same bass in blue or black, with blue or black tinted inlays, but they don't :( . Most of the other versions of it have "normal" pearly-white inlays, or just white dots (on the rosewood boards).

    Still, this green one is a really striking and memorable looking bass - wonder what it sounds like :D !?
     
  8. Fender32

    Fender32

    Jun 23, 2005
    Kent, England
    What kind of conspiracy is this :confused: ?

    ;)
     
  9. basspraiser

    basspraiser Jammin for the Lamb! Supporting Member

    Dec 8, 2006
    Chicago - NW Burbs

    Sorry....forget my last post, shut down your computer and WALK AWAY!!!!!

    easy 'nough....(not really, but sounds easy enough!)
     
  10. 88persuader

    88persuader

    Aug 5, 2007
    Pretty inlays! ........... Hey it's NEVER wrong to have GAS as long as you don't get over your head in debt for it. GAS is FUN! :)
     
  11. basspraiser

    basspraiser Jammin for the Lamb! Supporting Member

    Dec 8, 2006
    Chicago - NW Burbs

    It's only a conspiracy IF YOU think it is one.....we do not really exist and neither does the black helicopter over your house......this is all in your mind....when you wake up, you will forget the whole thing....:smug:
     
  12. Fender32

    Fender32

    Jun 23, 2005
    Kent, England
    I'm afraid to go to sleep these days. I keep dreaming of waking up and walking into my living room, only to find that all of my basses have turned GREEN :eek: !!!
     
  13. nonohmic

    nonohmic Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 2005
    ABQ, NM.
    I'd say yes, but those inlays are just highly polished paua (maybe you guys call it Abalone?).

    I'm sure you could get the same effect with a trip down to the waterfront and a days polishing.

    (and you'd get a sweet feed of paua fritters out of it too)
     
  14. ROON

    ROON

    Aug 5, 2006
    Sydney, Australia
    You wouldn't happen to like whitebait would you? :ninja: What with Kiwi's and that stuff, it's scary. :rollno:
     
  15. tbrannon

    tbrannon

    Jun 11, 2006
    Coming from a guy who eats a meat based spread named Vegemite..... ;)

    Whitebait fritters are the bomb!!
     
  16. Alvaro Martín Gómez A.

    Alvaro Martín Gómez A. TalkBass' resident Bongo + cowbell player

    Spectors' inlays are some of the coolest to me because they're so distinctive:

    SpectorEuroLX5.

    I love black block inlays on maple too:

    FenderJazz75RI.
     
  17. Tomis17

    Tomis17

    Jan 21, 2007
    Wisconsin
    There's nothing wrong with lvoing inlays. It's like loving boobies on a girl. Some guys don't like it but more for those of us who do.
     
  18. Could you buy inlays alone?
     
  19. MakiSupaStar

    MakiSupaStar The Lowdown Diggler

    Apr 12, 2006
    Huntington Beach, CA
    Don't show crack to crack addicts and then ask em if it looks good. What did you expect us to say? :eyebrow:
     
  20. iplay4-5

    iplay4-5 Guest

    Feb 4, 2004
    rockford, IL
    i'm so not a fan of fenders but some times when i see a maple board w/ some amazing blocks and binding i want a custom shop now that says alot i'd think no? lol good stuff...but now that LOWEND makes jazzes in 6-stringed monsters...i can dig ti to say the least :)
     

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