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Just got off the phone.... Graduation bass content!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by KramerBassFan, May 4, 2010.


  1. KramerBassFan

    KramerBassFan

    Jan 3, 2009
    Just got off the phone with Jack from Phantom Guitarworks.... great service, i must say.

    Not to mention we talked for 35 minutes about old VOX guitars and such.

    bill_wyman_bass__58751.

    I'm getting one of those, with dot inlays, white pickup covers, and black pick guard.

    I like it.. and i get it in june. ;)

    Cost? $1100 or so..

    Not bad FOR:

    Bass
    Case
    2 Curly cords
    12 sets of strings
    Phantom Guitar works cloth
    A Padded back cover bass



    Thoughts everyone?


    So i'm getting a awesome, 60's style bass that isn't stupid expensive, and actually playable!

    Believe me, it took me a long time to choose... but i've chosen.

    And if you don't like it.. thats okay. :)

    P.S. expect to see this thread bumped from time to time.

    Thanks, Ben
     
  2. Cool lookin bass, but how would it feel playing sitting down!?
     
  3. elavate7

    elavate7

    Jul 8, 2009
    its all about "THE POCKET"
    i actually like it....its unique!
     
  4. MPica

    MPica

    Feb 13, 2010
    I'm not really a fan of the shape, but I still think it's pretty awesome. Definitely stands apart from other basses.
    What's the scale length? That picture makes it look like some super short scale.
     
  5. knigel

    knigel

    Apr 20, 2009
    Hopedale, MA
    I'm the Squier of Fenderbirds
    Nice score KBF!
     
  6. Jeff K

    Jeff K Supporting Member

    Jul 9, 2005
    Memphis, TN
    It screams "Bill Wyman" to me. Pretty cool...
     
  7. amimbari

    amimbari

    May 6, 2008
    Pittsburgh, PA
    enjoy it KBF, the wait for delivery will be a killer for you I'm sure :D
     
  8. ExaltBass

    ExaltBass Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 28, 2006
    Twin Cities, MN
    I knew a guy who had the Vox one and I got to play it in a band setting for a few tunes. Very thumpy! It definitely has a vintage vibe! :bassist:
     
  9. KramerBassFan

    KramerBassFan

    Jan 3, 2009
    Thanks you all!

    Scale lengths is 32.5. So kind of medium scale. ;)

    The one i posted a picture of IS the Wyman signature. Mine is the same, except it doesn't have fretboard inlay.
     
  10. Yerf Dog

    Yerf Dog

    Jun 29, 2009
    Carol Stream, IL
    It's like a giant mandolin! :bassist:
     
  11. KramerBassFan

    KramerBassFan

    Jan 3, 2009
    Indeed it is!

    Can't wait to get it. :bassist:
     
  12. Boostedrex

    Boostedrex

    Feb 24, 2009
    Shreveport, LA
    That's what I thought when I first saw it too. Pretty cool IMHO and surely unique. Enjoy it!!
     
  13. KramerBassFan

    KramerBassFan

    Jan 3, 2009
    Thanks. It'll be a sure departure from my typical beloved Kramers.

    Not to mention a sunburst hollowbody! :D
     
  14. amimbari

    amimbari

    May 6, 2008
    Pittsburgh, PA
    once you get this bass and love it, you'll sell me ALL your Kramers to make up the money you spent on this one right? :bag:
     
  15. KramerBassFan

    KramerBassFan

    Jan 3, 2009
    This is the ONE bass that isn't out of MY pocket.... read the title! :spit:

    So sorry mate, but the Kramers aren't going anywhere... except maybe the cases :D

    And next.... some VOX amps. :rolleyes:
     
  16. amimbari

    amimbari

    May 6, 2008
    Pittsburgh, PA
    ok so the folks are footing the bill...but if you sold me all your Kramers, you would have a grand+ for the amp+cab you want :spit:
     
  17. KramerBassFan

    KramerBassFan

    Jan 3, 2009
    A Grand?

    All those old AMERICAN MADE Kramers were used by Eddie Vin Halen you know... my cheapest one is worth $450.... :ninja::D:D:D:D

    But hey... a grand... hmm... that could probably get me some baltic birch and 18 inch speakers ;)
     
  18. If it was 30-inch scale I'd be very jealous! But medium scale? Not for me, but still a very cool bass!!!
     
  19. KramerBassFan

    KramerBassFan

    Jan 3, 2009
    http://phantomguitars.com/store/pro...dy-Bass-Bill-Wyman-Model-Limited-Edition.html

    ;)

    How about that?

    I got a TEARDROP bass, except they didn't have any pictures of the Teardrop bass in Sunburst, so i just used a Wyman picture.

    I actually didn't get a "Wyman", mine just looks like it and does have a 32.5 inch scale.
     
  20. Gaaah i don't need any more stuff to add to my wish list right now! haha
     

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