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Nicest looking bass you've ever seen?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Nickthebassist, Oct 13, 2004.

  1. What's your fave bass shape and style? You're allowed 5, and I'll start:
    1. Warwick Vampyre
    2. Warwick Thumb
    3. NS body shape(streamer or spector)
    4. Fender Precision(bu not with that big awfukl tacky plastic pickguard)
    5. Warwick Corvette

    There's porbably mroe, but these are the ones I can think of......what are your's?
  2. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta (Grant Park!)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    Antigua P Bass with a maple board.
    '75 Jazz bass, sunburst, maple board, and black blocks
    Stu Zender's white Warwick Streamer Stage 1 5 with white painted board and blue LED's
    Sadowsky 24 fret 5
    Fender QMT 5, rosewood board, with MOP blocks.
    Moon Larry Graham sig Jazz
  3. cetera


    Apr 29, 2004
    Surrey, England
    Endorsing Artist: Spector Basses & Cort Basses
    Spector NS2 (the daddy!)
    Wal Custom
    Spector Thunderbird (Nikki Sixx's bass)
    Fender Jazz (70's with block inlays)
    Spector 'Gene Simmons 1977' (slightly altered SB1)

    Mmmmmmm.... :smug: :) :bassist:
  4. phxlbrmpf


    Dec 27, 2002
    My faves:

    Sting Ray 4-string
    ESP used to make a Les-Paul-shaped bass with a MM pickup, it was damn nifty-looking, but (of course) had serious balance problems.
    Fender Jazz bass
    Fender Precision in Aged White
    G&L ASAT
    Marleaux Consat
    The classic Rickenbacker shape
  5. This is hard... but here it goes, in no particular order:

    -Spector NS2
    -Good ol´ Jazz, Candy apple red with white pickguard
    -MM Stingray 4, natural with black pg
    -Warwick Dolphin
    -Ritter Roya
  6. I forgot to add the Dolphin... I knew i'd forget summit...and I just went over 5 basses...damn! It seems the Spector Shape is very popular...
  7. 1. my own bahama green kubicki
    2. alembic mark king with coco bolo top
    3. honeyburst stingray 4
    4. flame maple kubicki
    5. bootsy's space bass
    6. transparent blue dean brian bromberg 4
    7. moon all white jazz with tilted neck pup
    8. nobby meidel bass
  8. arent they rex brown's signature bass?
  9. cetera


    Apr 29, 2004
    Surrey, England
    Endorsing Artist: Spector Basses & Cort Basses
    No, the Rex bass is a reduced thunderbird shape with a smaller lower horn area.

    Nikki's was like a chubby Thunderbird! ;)
  10. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    Three posts and already two people have ignored the "you're allowed 5" rule :p The thread title doesn't exactly match the question of your post (the title is like a thread I posted a while back), so you might want to ask a mod to change it for you.

    I guess my five favorite shapes/styles would be:
    1. Elrick e-volution singlecut
    2. Benavente singlecut B style
    3. Benavente singlecut D style
    4. Ritter Okon with asymmetric bottom
    5. Darrin Huff Z-series with scrolled horn
  11. rusty


    Mar 29, 2004
    Only 5?? In no order of preference...

    1) JP SC
    2) Nordstrand SC
    3) Alfonso Iturra SC
    4) Ritter Roya
    5) Ken Lawrence Chamberbrase
    6) Vadim fretless
    7) Pagelli golden fretless bass

  12. sowwy...so many beautiful basses..i couldnt resist :D
  13. Adam Barkley

    Adam Barkley Mayday!

    Aug 26, 2003
    Jackson, MS
    Good call on the antigua, it is a very cool color in person.

    My five in particular order

    1. Wal Mach 1
    2. Lakland 44-95 with pickguard
    3. JPJ's Triple Omega Alembic
    4. Mapleglo Rickenbacker 4003
    5. 75 Reissue Jazz in Lake Placid Blue with a Rosewood board.
  14. ahhh okies....ive only ever seen the rex...mind you i layed eyes and hands on my first spector today, the performance series 4...feels nice..didnt get to plug it in...from about 5 secconds after picking it up i noticed that the fingerboard was lifting off the neck..mind you it was less than 1mm, so dont ask me how i saw it...but they said to me when i pointed it out to them "damn heath, we need you working here on quality control"
    i just said "nahhh..hire me as polish boy, that way i can get dingerprints all over them from playing then cleaning then repeat"....damn that'd be a good job :D
  15. No particular order:

    *P-bass, olympic white, tort guard, Rosewood board.
    *My roscoe, burl maple top, swamp ash body.
    *Geoff St. Germaine's (or is it still his?) Dingwall Prima 6
    *Carvin fretless four - *all black*, black body, ebony board, black hardware,black tapewound strings. (I'm not so cool on the body shape but the all black thing is very nice.
    *The Cary Nordstrand Spruce bass (it used to be on Bunnybass.com)
    *Ken Lawrence Chamberbass

    (no I can't count either)

    Nick are you a little partial to Warwicks or what? :)
  16. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    my 2 Benavente
    thumper's new Benavente
    Adrian G's old Roscoe (thuya burl)
    Kim Gordan or Chris Chaney's LPB w/red tort P
    Alembic pointy bass with arrow headstock
    (and since Thumper and mine are all the same model) My Ibanez Destroyer... Mmmmm pointy
  17. Kubucki
    Music Man Sting RAy
    the Bongo
  18. Dincrest


    Sep 27, 2004
    New Jersey
    This is a tough one, as there are many great looking basses that appeal to me in varying ways.

    Two I'll say right off the bat are the Warwick Fortress and Corvette. What can I say? I love those body shapes, particularly the Fortress. Ever since I first laid eyes on a Warwick in a back cover Bass Player ad back in '92 they've never left the back of my mind. Very recognizable visages.

    I really dig the body shape of the Ibanez Ergodyne EDA basses (EDA900, EDA905). It's very futuristic looking and seems pretty ergonomic too. Another instantly recognizable visage.

    The Spector NS body shape is a distinctive visage and while it may not be the most visually striking (though stil nice looking) it's a very comfy body to play.

    And for sheer badassedness, the Moser Custom Shop Morpheus bass on their website is crazy. It's not a bass. It's a lethal weapon and a chance to commit unintentional seppuku on stage.

    EDIT: Honorable mention goes to my Fairlane. Every time someone looks at it, they go "Whoa! That's a cool/pretty/gorgeous/insert-positive-adjective-here bass!"
  19. mike sancho

    mike sancho SANCH

    Feb 10, 2004
    Milwaukee, WI
    Marchlewski #2 Wolfhollow Bass
    Fodera Monarch Elite Quilted Maple Top
    Devon Diamond 5 Quilted Maple Top
  20. artistanbul

    artistanbul Nihavend Longa Vita Brevis

    Apr 15, 2003