killer bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by 112, Sep 13, 2001.

  1. 112


    Aug 4, 2001
    BODY : Quilted Maple Top, Ash Back
    NECK :Maple
    FINGER BOARD : Ebony
    SCALE : 864m/m
    FRONT PICKUP : Bartolini 9S
    REAR PICKUP :Bartolini 9S
    FRONT PICKUP : Bartolini 8S
    REAR PICKUP :Bartolini 9S
    CONTROLS : Master Vol., Treble, Bass, Balancer
    BRIDGE : Gotoh 510BR - 4
    COLOR : Liquid, Seethrough Purple
    PRICE : US $7300.00

    i never heard about this brand:Killer. and it is so expensive,$7300! do they worth for the price?
  2. Oysterman


    Mar 30, 2000
    Well, if someone actually pays $7k :eek: for a bass, at least he/she thinks it's worth it. It's only when no one buys it when you can talk about "not worth the price".

    I can only say that I wouldn't buy it even if it was $2k. Don't like the looks.

    BTW, doesn't the Alembic series II and some Warrior models compete price-wise?
  3. Jodaka


    Jun 28, 2001
    Riverview, FL
    i also don't care for the looks of them, but i could get over looks for a nice sound. they don't really go into much detail on their site to warrent spending $7k on a bass. high price does not always equal high value.
  4. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    You got that right Oyster. Anyone who pays those prices for what appears to be mostly no-name or mediocre components at best should have a psychological evaluation done.

    The formula for almost all of that brand takes some cheap woods, hides the cheap wood under paint or burst, slaps some Barts or Duncans on them, and charges the same as many really good basses.

    As Jodaka says, nothing mentioned in the scanty details to warrant the price. A Japanese bass at made-in-USA/(any European country) prices?!?! :eek: .........not in this lifetime.

    Either these guys won't be around very long or they're a tax write off for someone. At least, that how it looks from one American buyer's perspective.
  5. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Personally, I don't think they're all that nice looking.

    As for the parts & wood selection they use, what's the difference. The bass has to be played to make any decesion on if it's worth the price or not.

    Before I ever tried a Sadowsky bass I was convinced it was nothing more than a very expensive Fender clone. For the most part, Roger uses alot of the same woods as Fender & he uses alot of different options. After I played a Sadowsky bass, I had to think long & hard about which basses in my collection had to be sold so I can own a Sadowsky. Now, less than a year after playing my 1st Sadowsky, I own 2 of them & would buy more if I had the money.

    You never know, these Killer Basses might be just that.

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  6. You gotta admit, the Spectowsky nut does have a point.

    Of course, I don't think I'd pay $7k for a bass that I think looks horrible. I know sound and craftsmanship is more important, but I think once you start hitting the $3k and up range, you should definitely be in love with the looks of the bass as well.

    Just my 1/50th of a dollar.
  7. emre03


    Sep 18, 2000
    for that crap????
    man if you got 7k I recommand you to visit and then decide which bass you gonna buy?
  8. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    7k?! :eek: I wouldn't pay that much, because I come from a long line of cheap bastards, and I don't intend on breaking the cycle.:D
    Although, I'd love to meet someone that has one. After what I've gone through in the last couple of days, I could use a good laugh.
  9. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

  10. Jodaka


    Jun 28, 2001
    Riverview, FL
    although after careful reconsideration, i may change my opinion. 7k for a crappy-looking bass, that may or may not sound good, isn't that much. i think we've all overlooked the key point to this particular killer bass: it's "liquid purple"...
  11. I don't know what they are doing, but looking at some o their other models it would appear that the upgrade to the quilt top and the Barts is about $3500. I know that for half the money you could buy a bass that is 10 times better (IMO), especially in looks and that was made domestically, I know I did (though I live in Canada so I bought Canadian). I think that they are a Killer Ripoff.

  12. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    What I meant is as long as the parst & wood selection are superior quality. I'm not implying plywood & Squire pickups.

    If everything that is used is super quality & it's made the way you want it, it's worth $7000 to you. I'd personally buy a Sadowsky & a Spector w/that $$$, oh wait, I did' :p, because......

    :) Actually 2 Spector's & 2 Sadowsky's.
  13. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    This is a hoax, right? That's a joke website, isn't it?

    There's no way that this can be for real!
  14. CrawlingEye

    CrawlingEye Member

    Mar 20, 2001
    Easton, Pennsylvania
    I'd NEVER pay 7k for a bass.

    If I were ever going to spend over 1k on a bass, I'd get a custom made for me.
    I've never even seen a custom cost that much.
    If you find a bass that's 7k that you like, go to Dave Pushic, and have him make the same thing with the same parts, and you'll have most likely a better bass for cheaper. :)
  15. Did any of you considered that as a keyboard mistake?... I think someone could pay us$ 730 for that, but personally, I wouldn´t pay us$600 for what a read and saw on that page... It´s unbealivable for me that an instrument like that costs more than 1000..
  16. NioeZero


    Sep 2, 2001
    I'm not making fun of you, 112, but that really hit my funnybone. :D

    Thanks, I needed that.
  17. That is one ugly bass, and the price has to be a joke.
  18. pmkelly


    Nov 28, 2000
    Kansas City, MO
    Stop.... the...... madness......

    I don't know what they are trying to do with those basses.... I tried to see if it was a typo or not, but the Desperado was like 5200? Maybe they messed up on the dollar exchange rates....

  19. Bob Clayton

    Bob Clayton Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2001
    Deptford, NJ
    i wouldn't pay that much money, i don't like the looks, some of the other basses are preety nice though
  20. Introducing the KillerBass Stone :

    the price : $5400

    buy a Tobias, abuse it with with a chainsaw.. and get the same result for about $ 4000 less :rolleyes: