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New Wishbass is here....

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by lbanks, Jun 19, 2004.


  1. lbanks

    lbanks

    Jul 17, 2003
    Ennui, IN USA
    Here's the pics; fire at will...

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  2. lbanks

    lbanks

    Jul 17, 2003
    Ennui, IN USA
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  3. lbanks

    lbanks

    Jul 17, 2003
    Ennui, IN USA
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  4. lbanks

    lbanks

    Jul 17, 2003
    Ennui, IN USA
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  5. pc

    pc

    Apr 4, 2000
    Montreal QC
    I think this one comes closer to his "work of art" idea. Isn't this bass the one designed by another guy?

    looks pretty... hmmm... different. kinda like it...

    The finish looks pretty neat. Is it really good or have the "three feet away looking good" finish?

    Post some sound clips... I'm curious.. :smug:
     
  6. lbanks

    lbanks

    Jul 17, 2003
    Ennui, IN USA
    Yes, it was built and designed by John Blackburn, and the finish is of the 3 foot variety. I'll post in a few days....
     
  7. 6-3-2

    6-3-2

    Sep 20, 2003
    I would think all that wood and glue would steal lots of tone, but it does seem like his quality is going up. I can't see any flaws like I usually can in his basses. I do like the classical guitar style headstock, wish more basses had those.
     
  8. Planet Boulder

    Planet Boulder Hey, this is a private residence...man Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2001
    6,482 feet above sea level
    I once had impure thoughts. Oh, and I pluck my ear hair.
    So you own two wishbasses?

    I think you're probably in line for an endorsement contract. :D
     
  9. sargebaker

    sargebaker Commercial User

    May 2, 2004
    Montreal QC CA
    owner/builder, ISLAND Instrument Mfg.
    Without you Ibanks, How would i laugh? It doesnt seem to look all that bad, does it sound okayish?
     
  10. quallabone

    quallabone

    Aug 2, 2003
    Looking good. No a fan of what he does but the bass looks good.
     
  11. lbanks

    lbanks

    Jul 17, 2003
    Ennui, IN USA
    Yep, I'm the Owner of Lonely Hearts. Its not the player that my other Wishy is, but it sounds pretty good, like a Wishbass should...
     
  12. Nick Gann

    Nick Gann Talkbass' Tubist in Residence

    Mar 24, 2002
    Silver Spring, MD
    I like it :)
     
  13. I will never like that headstock, Ruins the basses for me.
     
  14. sargebaker

    sargebaker Commercial User

    May 2, 2004
    Montreal QC CA
    owner/builder, ISLAND Instrument Mfg.
    Clever "Yes" pun there Ibanks :spit:
     
  15. I like it! :hyper:

    - Dave
     
  16. Nick Gann

    Nick Gann Talkbass' Tubist in Residence

    Mar 24, 2002
    Silver Spring, MD
    Don't hate! :hyper:
     
  17. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    Ibanks, you know I love you, and I want to help, but first, you're going to have to put down the whiskey! :D Actually not too bad. How's the lowend and what are the woods?
     
  18. lbanks

    lbanks

    Jul 17, 2003
    Ennui, IN USA
    Thanks, I need the love, but the whiskey makes me smile.[​IMG]
    I just played it again and have further impressions:
    The finish is flakier than normal, Wish does a better job. I'd say the builder may be pretty new to finishing. I plan to refinish.
    The sound is much thinner than my other wish; I can get the 'Jaco whine' and that mid-range rumble, but no deep bass.
    The neck is actually close to normal and the finish is so thin there that its almost like unfinish, which I like. But, Osage Orange feels weird.
    I really love the body design. Its light and the design looks good.
    To be honest, this is sold as art and that it is more art than bass.
     
  19. It's the metal plate holding the control knob that ruins it for me... I like the design otherwise.


    Johann