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Just got back from Fury Guitars (Pics)

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by quallabone, Jun 1, 2004.

  1. quallabone


    Aug 2, 2003
    I went in to get some setup work done on my fretless Carvin and decided to take a few pictures.

    Here's a pic of the "ghetto" shop as it's known...

    Here's #3 of 4 of the bound basses. (I have #2)

    This is a fretless with ebony inlaid fretlines. This one is almost identical to my fretless.

    Here's me playing that fretless in the coolest silk gloves ever

    This is my buddy Pat playing an early 70's hollowbody worth somewhere in the neighborhood of 6-7K

    Pat playing a beautiful Fireball guitar

    Glenn working on my bass

    Well it was a fun trip and I managed to only buy 200 canadian dollars worth of strings (10 sets). Last time I was there I spent 4K so I guess I'm getting better.
  2. rusty


    Mar 29, 2004
    Nice pics :D Looks like a lota fun!!
  3. Cool pics and nice instruments. Thanks for posting those.

    - Dave
  4. slowburnaz


    Mar 27, 2002
    Tucson, AZ
    Very Wal-ish look to the basses. Very cool... what do those go for?
  5. quallabone


    Aug 2, 2003
    Hmmm Prices ehhh...

    [begin unpaid promotion]
    The Fireball Guity in the pic retails at $1550 canadian
    The Tornado Bass with Drop D bridge and thumb rest retails at $1885 Canadian
    The Tornado Fretless Retails at $1920.00 with drop D and the thumb rest.
    Binding is a $285 option
    Triple Plate Gold Hardware is a $305 option
    Matching Neck is $75.00
    Matching headstock is $65.00

    To get a bass without the drop d tailpiece is a special order item but I can tell you it's the most useful thing I've ever seen on a 4 string bass. It's a very odd occasion when I don't use it at least once per song. It goes up and down in perfect tune with very little effort.

    Note that all prices are factory direct prices without any discounts applied and that instrument prices include a TKL hardshell case.
    [end unpaid promotion for a company that has never advertised since 1962]

    Here's a pic of bound body #2 (Mine)
  6. bassrest


    May 19, 2005
    This thread is twelve years old but I'm bumping it anyway with my brand new tornado bass. I absolutely adore this bass. I'm going to try and add a pic
  7. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD

    Feb 20, 2005
    Seweracuse, NY
    I didn't know they were still in business...That's cool I my mind they'll live forever as the namesake in Sheldon Dingwall's pickups. The FD-3 flagship pickup model stands for FURY-DINGWALL Model 3.
  8. pacojas

    pacojas "FYYA BUN"

    Oct 11, 2009
    very nice bass, my friend. are these limited to short scale?
  9. bucephylus

    bucephylus Supporting Member Commercial User

    Aug 18, 2002
    General Manager TecPadz LLC
    Interesting bridge.
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  10. pacojas

    pacojas "FYYA BUN"

    Oct 11, 2009
    Jeff Babicz showed me a Drop D bridge back in the early 90's after he did some work on my Steinberger. i had never seen or heard of Drop D back then, but in retrospect i wish i had let him install one.
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  11. bassrest


    May 19, 2005
    Glenn makes all his own pickups and hardware, except the tuners. He designed and patented the drop d device and it's incredibly smooth and accurate. Brilliant!
  12. bassrest


    May 19, 2005
    They are short scale 31.64. But you'd never know it. This thing plays and sounds incredible.
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