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Looks are deceiving?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Nutz4Bass, Nov 4, 2013.

  1. Nutz4Bass


    Jan 30, 2011
    How can such an UGLY instrument produce such a killer sound?

    There...I finally got that thought off my chest. It's really bothering me! Some may consider me a "troll" for starting this thread...but seriously, I'm not trying to start a fan-club war. In fact, I think I've only posted a dozen or so comments on TB. I've just been lurching in the background...trying to figure out whether I want to resume my bass playing interest after a 40 year absence. The truth is...presently, I don't even OWN a bass guitar and I haven't since 1973. However, I'm thinking of buying a new bass.

    I've made a few trips to my local retailers and played a few of their bass guitars. I've got a few in mind that I want to take a closer look at...and I have ONE in mind that I wouldn't pay a nickel to own. In fact, it seems to have quite a fan club here on talk bass. I actually played it in the store as I wanted to know how it feels to play a $2,000 + instrument. What I discovered was TOTAL disappointment...even amazement that someone would pay 2k for what I thought was a piece of garbage that played like trash. Poorly set-up? Maybe. The funny thing...I absolutely LOVE the sound it has produced when played by a BIG TIME bassist in a BIG TIME band back in the 70's. Regardless, it was butt ugly in the 70's...and it's still ugly today.

    Once again, now that I've gotten these thoughts off my chest, I feel much better. Just FYI...when I was playing bass (40+ yrs ago), it was with my first bass guitar...a Gibson EB-3. Certainly not the best bass...and surely not the worst. Arguably, not the prettiest. However, I was very grateful to own it as a young 13 y/o. OK....back in the shadows I go. I'll let y'all know what (if any) bass I end up buying. Ta-Ta.
  2. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Supporting Member

    well: it's been five years since you posted --- do you have a bass yet? :D
    Slater likes this.

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