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Newest Wish bass - the "Phantom Bass"

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Jeff Moote, Jun 16, 2003.


  1. Jeff Moote

    Jeff Moote Supporting Member

    Oct 11, 2001
    Beamsville, ON, Canada
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2538180567&category=4713

    sure "phantom" allright... holes in the body :rolleyes:

    Your LEFT HAND eh? Wow... that's strong. I'll take a truss rod thanks.:rolleyes:
     
  2. BoiNtC

    BoiNtC

    Nov 25, 2002
    NYC, USA
    The neck is made of nice Domestic Maple, with Purpleheart, Maple and Walnut stringers for maximum stiffness, without the hassle of a truss rod.
    Man you know them truss rods are over-rated anyway! Who needs one of those, NOT ME! :rolleyes:
     
  3. Turock

    Turock Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2000
    Melnibone
    I like the looks of that one better than his others.
     
  4. Looks like he cut it out with a bandsaw. I like my basses with sexy curves, thank you.

    Only one single coil pickup?!? Hello noise!!!
     
  5. Some people should not drink and then build basses.
     
  6. 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.
    I was hoping that "Phantom" meant "invisible" in this case.

    In other news, it's time to wash that blanket.
     
  7. Josh Curry

    Josh Curry

    May 29, 2003
    Frisco, TX
    Does, or has anyone here ever played one of those things? They don't exactly offer a lot of tonal possibilities. That one looks like it would be top heavy too. I've heard good and bad things about his basses. He's supposed to be a very skilled luthier, he has a web site.

    www.wishbass.com

    I think if he would use some not-so-bizarre designs, and use some real electronics people might be more open to his stuff. Seriously, how hard is it to buy and install an EMG pickup kit? Although I think the kit would cost as much as his whole bass sometimes.
     
  8. reachjkh

    reachjkh

    Nov 21, 2002
    Lee's Summit, MO
    It does look a little like a highschool woodshop project. Or what my first attempt at making a bass might look like...especially if I was only selling it for $300-$400 dollars.
     
  9. Read the last few pages from this thread, he's definitely not a skilled luthier...

    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=76416
     
  10. reachjkh

    reachjkh

    Nov 21, 2002
    Lee's Summit, MO
    I don't know. Maybe that's not too bad of a bass for cheap. I looked again, and it's only $200 so far. The body sure is ugly though.
     
  11. Quote from his site:

    "We use traditional materials and methods, but are able to take advantage of the most modern technology to save you money, and most importantly, make it easier for you to get your music from your brain to the audience's ears."

    Are you sure about that?!?
    [​IMG]
     
  12. 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.
    That picture illustrates just how "pathetic" his "craftmanship" truly is.

    That is friggin' abbomina....abomminab....abomminn.....That sucks!
     
  13. reachjkh

    reachjkh

    Nov 21, 2002
    Lee's Summit, MO
    I was wrong. Nothing I ever built in school woodshop looked that bad.

    In fact I am a wood working genius compared to that.