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Jaw-Dropping Basses

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by DanielleMuscato, Sep 2, 2008.


  1. DanielleMuscato

    DanielleMuscato

    Jun 19, 2004
    Columbia, Missouri, USA
    Endorsing Artist, Schroeder Cabinets
    Okay, so we have a Most Beautiful Fretless Basses thread, and several [x brand] GAS threads, but how about a general Jaw Dropping Basses thread? No brand restrictions, fretted or fretless, any number of strings... What basses simply make you go, "Wow!"?

    Let's not make this a "show your own basses" thread - we have that (see sticky) - but more along the lines of, a bass that you don't own and probably wouldn't buy, but just based on its looks, you are floored.

    I'll start!

    2820803554_0e53f2bc73_o.

    2819962167_f8cfa40210_o.

    Please also say what kind of bass it is, what the name of the color is (if applicable), and any other cool info about it, if you'd like!

    This is a Modulus Quantum 5 in Azure Blue Glass over quilted maple. This pic is from Planet Bass. Drool....
     
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  2. I would consider most (if not all) Ritters pretty jaw-dropping.
     
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  3. 1kinal

    1kinal Supporting Member

    Jan 18, 2006
    Montreal, Qc. Canada
    Endorsing Artist: SIT strings
    Here's a few that I like:

    process16_lg.

    lakland_hb_total.

    tobias.

    4863_full.

    1001081mtd_535_1391_lg6.
     
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  4. amper

    amper

    Dec 4, 2002
    US
    Toby Chennell Arco Acoustic Bass Guitar

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  5. Dingwalls
     
  6. Agreed. Even though they aren't my style, I don't think i've ever seen one that would look out of place hanging in an art museum.
     
  7. DanielleMuscato

    DanielleMuscato

    Jun 19, 2004
    Columbia, Missouri, USA
    Endorsing Artist, Schroeder Cabinets
    Wow! The finish on that Sadowsky is definitely jaw-dropping.

    As far as Ritters, I have always been in love with this color, though not this particular bass:

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    I *love* the frosted blue over super-tight flamed maple, too:

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    Reminds me of my Les Paul...

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    I guess I have a thing for transparent blue!

    That Rob Allen is gorgeous, too.
     
  8. BassFelt

    BassFelt

    Mar 26, 2002
    That bass is still on my wish list. Oh well someday....
     
  9. DanielleMuscato

    DanielleMuscato

    Jun 19, 2004
    Columbia, Missouri, USA
    Endorsing Artist, Schroeder Cabinets
    I just Googled it... That's a 34" scale?! I have to edit my GAS list...
     
  10. ok, maybe we go slightly offtopic but since I too love this Chennel thing here, I was just asking myself: it has the same dimensions of a cello; therefore it might play more like one, not like a bass, uh???
     
  11. tom5string

    tom5string

    Jul 14, 2006
    Hamburg/Bremen
    YES! A second vote for the Deep 5 - could not believe it when I first touched one of them ...
     
  12. DanielleMuscato

    DanielleMuscato

    Jun 19, 2004
    Columbia, Missouri, USA
    Endorsing Artist, Schroeder Cabinets
    Are those things neck-heavy?
     
  13. Rob Allen basses? Not usually. He has done a few a 6er or two that was a tad neck heavy, but we're going with heavier body woods and lighter neck woods on mine. The 4-5 stringers are nicely balanced and extremely light.
     
  14. Barkless Dog

    Barkless Dog Barkless to a point

    Jan 19, 2007
    A Darrin Huff build (not mine)

    bass2.
     
  15. Heh, looks like the CT inspired scroll is comin' up. Usually most artists have their own interpretations, although I saw another guy recently that was kinda too close to a CB for originality.
     
  16. This one is my jaw dropper: 1964 Sunburst Thunderbird IV.
    Photo courtesy of Jack the Bass's



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  17. amper

    amper

    Dec 4, 2002
    US
    It's somewhat bigger than a cello. As you can see from this illustration the back length is nearly 36", where a cello would be more or less about 28"-29".

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  18. +1000000 - simply stunning looks for a bass. This is the instrument I'm aspiring too, and saving for, eventually I'll get there :bawl:
     
  19. since the "jawdropping" effect is highly personal and subject to subtle variables, please be patient and acknowledge my "very simple" dream for an axe that is not futuristic, nor technologically super advanced or something like that:

    CornonadoII2.
     
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  20. ClassicJazz

    ClassicJazz Bottom Feeders Unite!! Supporting Member

    Sep 19, 2005
    Delray Beach, Florida
    I would LOVE one of these!
    valval_wallpaper3.
     
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