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Not a good bass for you players who like to hide behind your bass..

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by fourstringdrums, Nov 8, 2003.


  1. fourstringdrums

    fourstringdrums Decidedly Indecisive Supporting Member

    Oct 20, 2002
    San Antonio
    I should've titled this thread "Hey some guy is selling a pickguard and neck that floats in mid ai..oh, wait a second.."
     
  2. Funny.

    I like the design myself.

    Looks like Mark Hoppus could never play that when he is naked. Might loose a few vans
    ;)
     
  3. fourstringdrums

    fourstringdrums Decidedly Indecisive Supporting Member

    Oct 20, 2002
    San Antonio
    I could turn this into a Mark Hoppus bashing thread and say that he's probably not talented enough to play a fretless, but I'm not gonna :)
     
  4. fourstringdrums

    fourstringdrums Decidedly Indecisive Supporting Member

    Oct 20, 2002
    San Antonio
    I really can't see my way clear to spend $1150 on that though..

    ..bad joke..going to bed now:oops:
     
  5. Stephen Soto

    Stephen Soto

    Oct 12, 2003
    Damn. There's no way in hell that i'd pay $1150 for that.
     
  6. nonsqtr

    nonsqtr The emperor has no clothes!

    Aug 29, 2003
    Burbank CA USA
    Wow, that's a super cool bass!!!!!!

    That's actually the very first bass I ever owned, a Dan Armstrong lucite body fretless. 'Xcept mine was pre-Ampeg. That was the one and only bass I've ever worn out. By the time I got done with it, the rosewood fingerboard was a complete basket case. I was slappin' that thing before I knew what slappin' even was! That was before I knew that fingerboards could be repaired or replaced. I finally traded it to a guy for an ounce of... oops, can't say that.

    BTW, for those of you in the know, this bass was made famous by Geezer Butler of Black Sabbath. I think he had the fretted version though. :):):)
     
  7. Jack Bruce used to play one just like that- see the pic in the Bass Heroes book.

    also check out the bass player for Goldfrapp-
    Charlie Jones (formerly with Page & Plant) plays a clear plexiglass P bass built by Nightingale Guitars.
     
  8. $1150 for that bass is probably a fair price considering that it's a true collector piece.
     
  9. pmkelly

    pmkelly

    Nov 28, 2000
    Kansas City, MO
    I like it.... but I am shallow...

    Cool bass!


    P@
     
  10. rumblethump

    rumblethump Supporting Member

    Mar 25, 2000
    Pioneer CA. 95666
    Very heavy bass, literally. They weigh a ton.
     
  11. Skerik1

    Skerik1

    Sep 21, 2002
    Saint Paul, MN
    Dave Grohl has a guitar-version of that. GOd, I hate him.

    --Matthew
     
  12. Stephen Soto

    Stephen Soto

    Oct 12, 2003
    True... It's just not my favorite shape in the world.