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Let's See Those Wishbasses!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by lbanks, Feb 22, 2004.


  1. lbanks

    lbanks

    Jul 17, 2003
    Ennui, IN USA
    OK, here's mine....
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  2. congrats, very nice,
    could you please describe choice of woods ans PUs, is it your design?
    I prefer without pickguard! what is the bridge made of ? how much is it?
    Thanks
     
  3. lbanks

    lbanks

    Jul 17, 2003
    Ennui, IN USA
    Rosewood wings, I believe maple,walnut and purpleheart neck. PU's are neck-Kent Armstrong; bridge-EMG Select. My design; started with a rough shape of my Ripper and started 'pulling points'. There's no pickguard. Don't know what the bridge is, prob plastic. About $600 because of the truss-rod, rear routing and added PU.
     
  4. Nice instrument, thank you for the answer, two more questions please :
    It seems to be passive electronics, could you say if you put two jacks at the same time to mix the two PUs, how do you manage the tone, perhaps you use an outboard preamp?
    What is your choice of wood for fingerboard ?
    Is it easy to play with the action ?
    Do you like the sound?
    Thank you.
     
  5. lbanks

    lbanks

    Jul 17, 2003
    Ennui, IN USA
    Yes, it is passive, the concept was to use 2 amps, usually with the neck pickup straight into the BBE BMAX preamp and the bridge PU thru a Behringer Bass V-amp Pro. Each preamp has its own power amp.

    The fingerboard is ebony

    It very easy to play; the neck is thick but, only a little wider than the neck on my Jazz basses.

    Edit: Strings are Thomastik-Infeld Jazz flats.

    It sounds pretty good, but my fretless tech sucks....
     
  6. By-Tor

    By-Tor

    Apr 13, 2000
    Sacramento, CA
    I think he uses a material called Korian for the bridge, I'm not 100% sure.
     
  7. lbanks

    lbanks

    Jul 17, 2003
    Ennui, IN USA
    Hmmm, I must be the only Wishy owner here!:) Ok, here's somemore shots...
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  8. I can still not stand Wish headstocks...
     
  9. Brendan

    Brendan

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Probably Corian. Used for counters around the world as well as making a quite nifty nut, or in this case, bridge.
     
  10. jammadave

    jammadave Rudderless ship Supporting Member

    Oct 15, 2003
    Wash DC metro area
    I used to own this one (my own design), but sold it to a fellow TBer last fall... body was too big for my short arms due to my own miscalculation of width =0)
     
  11. XxBlackOrchidxX

    XxBlackOrchidxX

    Dec 23, 2003
    | want a '63 fender jazz...gotta love that old busted look












    not really, | want a 6(7 if they will make it) string fretless warwick thumb.
     
  12. jammadave

    jammadave Rudderless ship Supporting Member

    Oct 15, 2003
    Wash DC metro area
    but, this thread is about "wishbasses", as in, basses made by wishbass / steve wishnevsky.

    But just fo'yo'info', Warwick will make any bass into a 7 for $840 (retail) over the 6-string price. Actual extra cost to you depends on dealer and how much they can get you off retail.

    peace
     
  13. XxBlackOrchidxX

    XxBlackOrchidxX

    Dec 23, 2003
    haha misread, and thanks for the warwick info |ll be looking into getting it now :bassist:
     

  14. Looks like some sort of Medievil axe :D
     
  15. man... only 3 pictures?!?!
    ive always wished of a wish.
    lol.. i always think of buying one.. but never do
     
  16. patrickj

    patrickj

    Aug 13, 2001
    Baltimore, MD
    [​IMG]

    <img src="http://patrick.sunscapeweb.com/jenkins.JPG" height=700>

    More pix soon..
     
  17. jammadave

    jammadave Rudderless ship Supporting Member

    Oct 15, 2003
    Wash DC metro area
    Man, Patrick - uhhh, Fred Bolton know you had this made?

    =0)

    (cause it looks like the beautiful B-Basses Queen Bee SC has inspired somebody) :D
     
  18. patrickj

    patrickj

    Aug 13, 2001
    Baltimore, MD
    :confused:

    I just did a google search, (at the risk of sounding totally ignorant :D) who is Fred Bolton/B-Basses Queen Bee?

    I basically put together a design for Wish in Photoshop from a bunch of things I liked (primarily being single cut bass horn + (intended it to be a lot smaller) Cort/Curbow style small treble horn), it's fairly close to what I drew up, maybe 85ish% there. The little flair on the butt strap-pin came as an inversion of the Conklin style strap-pin, but Wish made it a bit bigger than I wanted. I also wanted the bass side strap to be rear? mounted like on a Conklin as it makes a lot more sense (imo).

    I'm looking for the original design I drew up (basically pen tool in photoshop and I saved it large enough for a 21"x14" print out for Wish), but I've probably deleted by now.

    The headstock definitely wasn't what I was hoping for, I had asked for the triangular style Wish has, but I got this one (perhaps because of 7 tuners).
     
  19. xush

    xush

    Jul 4, 2001
    mobile AL
    Here's the TB Wishy, still making the rounds I assume.
    It left my premises months ago.

    I thought about posting some of the closeups of it, but I don't think that's what this thread is about.
     
  20. jammadave

    jammadave Rudderless ship Supporting Member

    Oct 15, 2003
    Wash DC metro area
    Unbelievable! You almost duplicated one of the coolest body shapes I've ever seen, and apparently entirely by accident! And that should have read "Bee Basses", my mistake.

    See the Queen Bee Singlecut in all her glory... no, it's not mine...