n00b question

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by moelll, Apr 28, 2003.

  1. moelll


    Apr 25, 2003
    placentia, CA, USA
    i've always been wondering..... why does the bass bodies seem soo odd looking? :confused:
  2. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    Artistic expression....

    Balance issues...

    Builder's prerogative
  3. Killdar


    Dec 16, 2002
    Portland Maine
    Prog pretty much got it.....the body is rounded, there is a deep cutaway for fret access, and not everyone likes a single cut look, so they make a cutaway on the upper part too. the horn just so happened to be in a good place to stick a strap.

    there are some other styles, but more people just prefer the look of the "normal" shape, and the others might not feel right, look right, or might have odd balance.
  4. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member Administrator

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    they don't look odd to me.
  5. pilotjones

    pilotjones Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2001
    Because Fender made them look that way, got some of the ergonomics right in doing so, and 90 - 95% of everyone else copies the same two shapes, displaying zero creativity.