Is my bass ugly? (pic)

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Garrett Mireles, Aug 24, 2004.

  1. I swear I hate the body style, but everyone I show it to says 'cool'. I don't get it. You guys don't like it, do you?

  2. Juneau


    Jul 15, 2004
    Dallas, TX.
    Im not a fan no, actually the headstock bothers me more than the body.

    Just reminds me of 80's hair bands. Lots of pointy basses seem popular, but never were with me. So Im with ya in not liking the way your bass looks lol :)

    However, sound is all that should matter anyhow, not that you could tell from all the beauties out there!
  3. nemo


    Mar 19, 2004
    I like your bass stand.. :D
  4. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    Charvel Fusion!!!

    I love it!!
  5. HiFi


    Apr 20, 2002
    Anaheim, CA
    Not a fan myself and wouldn't give that bass a second look unless the tone is killer.
  6. Nick Gann

    Nick Gann Talkbass' Tubist in Residence

    Mar 24, 2002
    Silver Spring, MD
    The only think I don't like this the headstock. I like the body style a lot actually.
  7. iamthebassman


    Feb 24, 2004
    Endorsing Artist: Phantom Guitars, Eastwood Guitars
  8. Mint_Coffee


    Mar 29, 2004
    Well... It's not all that bad. That body style is somewhat cool... at least it's a departure from the usual shapes.

    BTW: That "hair band" look of that bass, brings back some nostalgia... :smug: The scary part it's that with the early 80's being so fashionable right now, the "hair-rockers" will soon be hip again... ph34r!

  9. Worshiper


    Aug 13, 2004
    New York
    It's actually not bad. Not the bass that I would pic over a few other choices but not bad. The headstock on the other hand needs to go!!! I never have liked that style for any bass or guitar
  10. McHack


    Jul 29, 2003
    Central Ohio!
    +1... I think a different color, of the vintage variety would make it really pop.
  11. Blueszilla

    Blueszilla Bassist ordinaire

    Apr 2, 2003
    The Duke City
    I think it's cool too. I have a Jackson Pro Concert 5 that has the same headstock. It is a fine bass. Besides, the looks are secondary. If it feels and sounds good, it's a keeper.
  12. +1
  13. ApeIsHigh81


    Aug 24, 2004
    Yeah homeslice, the hockey stick neck is outta here. The body looks like an anorexic Yamaha RBX
  14. lyle

    lyle Guest

    Jan 10, 2004
    Vernon, B.C. Canada
    a yamaha rbx and reverend love child. plus a jackson head :p
  15. not_jason


    Aug 4, 2004
    the bottom horn just kills it. i don't mind the headstock so much as everyone else does.

    i say, yes, it's pretty ugly, but i'd rather look at this than the majority of the "beautiful" basses i see on this forum to be bluntly honest.
  16. lbanks


    Jul 17, 2003
    Ennui, IN USA
    Your bass isn't ugly...
  17. Baloo


    Mar 1, 2004
    San Luis,Az
    Yeah is that ugly, but I don't care. The most important point is how does you make it sound.

    Don't need a pretty bass that sound sucks.

    I like better an ugly bass that sounds cool than a beautiful bass that sound sucks.
  18. the body kinda looks like an upside-down telecaster on viagra. not terrible. but i hate the sharp bevels, the headstock and the fret markers.
  19. Marlat


    Sep 17, 2002
    London UK
    After careful conisderation of the two options available, yes or no, I have decided.....yes.
  20. As long as the sound is good, who cares how it looks?
    Very 80's , though!
    The picture of the band is the funniest thing I've ever seen in my whole life!!!