Is there any bass you would NEVER want to have (even for free) ?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by ialma, Aug 10, 2009.

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  1. Relayer71

    Relayer71 Supporting Member

    Jun 25, 2009
    Same here, can't get over the shape of the top horn on Warwicks... seem almost phallic.

    You can also keep your Flying Vs, Explorers and Les Paul basses (damn, Gibson make some ugly shapes!) and anything with a pointy or non-existant headstock.

    (You can give me any of those and even if it is made of magic wood that will make me play like Chris Squier I will NOT play it... in public that is, I'll gladly record with it!! :D )
  2. Wishbass
  3. RTL

    RTL Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Leander, TX
    Oh, come on! Everyone knows that SX junkies don't wake up until noon. :D
  4. Hey, I was up at 6 and running. Glad I made it with an hour to spare.

    He got a lemon. What do you expect from $100 though? Seriously? It's affordable, doesn't sound that bad, upgradeable, and did I mention it was cheap? Anyway. I wouldn't want the Hohner Violin Bass at all. Just don't like the shape.
  5. Steinberger, I just hate how they look.
  6. iamthebassman


    Feb 24, 2004
    Endorsing Artist: Phantom Guitars, Eastwood Guitars
    Any 5-string bass.
  7. GeneralElectric


    Dec 26, 2007
    NY, NY
  8. cnltb


    May 28, 2005
    There is plenty that I would not pay for.
    For free however I'd take anything ( could always sell it, no? )
  9. smcd


    Jun 28, 2009
    Boston, MA
    I would not own a Fender Squier.
  10. frootbooty

    frootbooty Supporting Member

    Jan 8, 2008
    Las Vegas
    +1 on the Steinberger, or anything in a warlock or V shape
  11. jackall237


    Aug 5, 2007
    I'm the opposite.
    I DON'T want anything classic looking. No JB, no PB, no Stingray at all...
    Closest thing I've considered is a Lakland, only for the sound.
  12. That's pretty silly since they are arguably the best values Fender makes!
  13. Dave Vader

    Dave Vader

    May 18, 2009
    Devon Uk
    +1, although I also hate how they feel and sound as well.
    In fact anything without a head.
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  15. Free bass come to Papa!

  16. They're all at the local Denny's plotting his death over a shared Grand Slam Breakfast. :D j/k

    From a visual standpoint, I don't care for anything pointy. just not my thing. Anything with a classic shape or derivative of it does it for me.

    Sound wise, I'll stick with plain old pots and caps and the fewer knobs the better. Nothing active for me.

    The prettiest and easiest playing bass I've got is a Schecter Elite. and it just sits there while I reach for one of it's plain jane siblings.

  17. AM I really the first to say it?


    anyway, I would take anything for free but if, let's say, I had to spend a little amount for any bass, well, I'd never take an hofner.
  18. OneMoreRobot


    Jan 23, 2009
    Um, pretty much anything that's not a passive Fender Jazz styled-bass with more than 4 strings.

    I would take a Fender P or a Stingray / Sterling for free though :p
  19. JoeyZ


    May 9, 2005
    a Rogue fretless
  20. Beginner Bass

    Beginner Bass

    Jul 8, 2009
    Round Rock, TX
    A&R, Soulless Corporation Records
    For free, I'll take anything. EBay is truely amazing.
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