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Lane Poor Bass!! What the FFFFFUUUUUDGE???

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by mmbongo, Jul 24, 2012.

  1. mmbongo

    mmbongo Dilly Dilly! Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
  2. At least his pickups are nice.
  3. sumgruuvz


    Apr 28, 2009
    looks like something i would use on the lawn ;)
  4. jmattbassplaya

    jmattbassplaya Looking for a gig around East Islip, NY!

    Jan 13, 2008
    I think my girlfriend has one of those... :bag:
  5. I'd consider playing it if it came in a 5 string. And Red.

  6. VitalSigns


    May 8, 2011
    Central NY
    Look at those frets! So weird..
  7. I guess he also didnt like the hand flying off the end of the neck effect you get with headless basses. I remember the first timeI played my friend Nando's Steinberger I played a few middle of the neck runs and then went to the lower octave... and my hand was grabbing air. Didnt realize I relied on the head of the bass to stop my hand.
  8. mmbongo

    mmbongo Dilly Dilly! Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
  9. BigRedBassPlayer

    BigRedBassPlayer Supporting Member

    Am I the only one who got a kick out of this? :bassist:
  10. yodedude2

    yodedude2 Supporting Member

    i dig that bass!
  11. Hopkins

    Hopkins Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 17, 2010
    Houston Tx
    Owner/Builder @Hopkins Guitars

    If I had to guess, I would think maybe they are going for a fretless sound but with more precise intonation.
  12. dbd1963


    May 18, 2010
    Northern Virginia
    That could sound like the ultimate bass - I'm still not playing it.
  13. suddenlysane

    suddenlysane Supporting Member

    Sep 29, 2010
    Nope, it completely caught me off guard. I was so intrigued with the bass itself that the comment actually brought tears to my eyes from laughing so hard.........I should have seen it coming but I didn't. :D

    That is one odd bass but now I want one!
  14. That is trippy. Wow. :eek:
  15. derg

    derg Supporting Member

    May 26, 2005
    Cleveland, OH
    Holy moly!! I have a weird attraction to this.
  16. VitalSigns


    May 8, 2011
    Central NY
    I feel like your right arm would knock it out of tune.
  17. Baird6869

    Baird6869 RIP Gord Downey. A True Canadian Icon.

    Simple reason why Lane Poor made this..... The dude was bat$@&# crazy.

    Great PU though, but man is he out there!
  18. BryanB

    BryanB Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    I worked at Providence Music in Providence RI in the mid eighties. Lane Poor had a shop in nearby Fall River, Ma. I remember the day that he came by with his new invention, the bass you see in the pictures above. Lane was as eccentric as his instruments. A trully admirable and amiable guy. Of course, we didn't buy anything from him because we knew the chance of selling it would be about 0. It was really marketed as a cross-over instrument, and a fine one at that. There was just no market for it in out area. Too bad Lane just seemed to disappear off the face of the earth. I would love to know what became of him.
  19. sevdog


    Mar 2, 2008
    That looks freaking awesome. I want one.
  20. curbowkid

    curbowkid Guest

    Jun 27, 2011
    Brooklyn, New York
    I live right near by. I kinda wish he was still around, I want one of these strange beasts. Who would have ever thought there was a scalloped fretless?

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