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Now I've seen it all!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Woodchuck, Jan 21, 2002.


  1. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    There's this company called Dodge Guitars, and they have a model called the Blue Pearl bass. Underneath the price of $1350, it reads: "Electronics sold seperately." Is this a joke, or the wave of the future?! Here's the add and a pic.:


    Medium height frets
    Aurora fret markers
    34" Scale
    1 11/16" nut length
    Select maple body
    Custom hard-tail bridges by MannMade USA
    Durable, high-gloss polyurethane
    laquer finish
    Big Bang price- $1350
    (electronics sold separately)
     
  2. Brian Barrett

    Brian Barrett

    Nov 25, 2001
    Murfreesboro, TN (Nashville)
    Dealer LowEndBassShop.com, Builder LowEndBasses.com
  3. Did they forget to design the bass, or is it REALLY that ugly?

    :p, and that's a "Yuck" face.

    Rock on
    Eric
     
  4. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    Woodchuck, the reason that the electronics are sold separately is because they have kind of a modular setup. You can get 2 different pickguards with different electronics mounted and swap them out to change your sound, IE from Barts to EMGs.
     
  5. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    Thanks for the info. Is this a common practice, or is it just a specialty field?
     
  6. Brian Barrett

    Brian Barrett

    Nov 25, 2001
    Murfreesboro, TN (Nashville)
    Dealer LowEndBassShop.com, Builder LowEndBasses.com
    well many custom bass are priced with a base price and then any pickups or electronic upgrades are optional for additional cost. Most ussually have a standard electronic stup with bart or EMG.

    I like the idea for a custom builder though to price it that way. obviously instruments going out to a dealer would have something in them. But custom orders would be prices at what the instrument cost and then pickups, electronics are all add. Heck if you wanted just the bass with nothing in it and wanted to do your own thing it could save you a few bucks, but also cause some head aces as well :)

    Not sure of the quality that is going into this instrument !?
     
  7. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    The main reason that this builder is marketing their guitars and basses this way is so that you can swap out the electronics quickly and easily.
     
  8. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    This would be kinda cool, if the bass weren't so ugly!:D

    "It's his 1300th post! Tell him what he's won, Bob!"

    "Thanks Jay, he'll receive a years supply of Turtle wax, Hagar brand sansabelt slacks, and the home version of TalkBass! Back to you, Jay!"
     
  9. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Great idea but the bass is TOO fugly!!!!!!!
     
  10. Zirc

    Zirc

    May 13, 2001
    Los Angeles
    That thing looks like a POS
     
  11. old_skool

    old_skool

    Aug 17, 2000
    Milwaukee, WI
    GOO! That thing is ugly!
     
  12. Ernie Ball tried this modular pickguard-pickup approach about 10 years ago with the Music Man guitars...I think the Silhouette model. Seems likes a neat idea since everybody makes a fuss about pups but it never caught on.
     
  13. Joshua Pickenpaugh

    Joshua Pickenpaugh Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2001
    The Midwest of USA
    Dodge Guitars...the new Mayor of Bassville (insert Aerosmith background music).

    Sorry, I should just go to bed now. :oops:
     
  14. Gabu

    Gabu

    Jan 2, 2001
    Lake Elsinore, CA
    I didn't like it. I am sure it's someones cup of tea... But I like coffee.
     
  15. Brendan

    Brendan

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Well...if it didn't look like a Rogue factory second...
     
  16. barroso

    barroso

    Aug 16, 2000
    Italia
    glad to see that i started the same thread a couple of weeks ago and no one was interested...
     
  17. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    You was way ahead of your time. We had not yet begun to comprehend your genius! :)
     
  18. ldiezman

    ldiezman

    Jul 11, 2001
    Nashville
    hmm.. that bass just needs some TLC...... and a new body shape. different pickgaurd... and different headstock..
     
  19. barroso

    barroso

    Aug 16, 2000
    Italia
    :)

    woodchuck, maybe it's only a mater of local time.
     
  20. I hope it at least sounds good. It looks like a Norma (anybody remember those?) with a custom paint job and pickguard. Oy.