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Now, this is what I call overkill...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Blackbird, Sep 16, 2002.

  1. Blackbird

    Blackbird Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
  2. Jon Burnet

    Jon Burnet

    Jan 21, 2001
    Memphis, TN
    um that sure is um nice um i think um

    ok niceness over...that thing reeks of ......hell i dunno what it reeks of.

    once again ladies and gentlemen

    i am speechless
  3. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member

    Kind of like a Wishnevsky, with good craftsmanship.
  4. ldiezman


    Jul 11, 2001
    well.. at least the wood wasn't used to make a guitar :D
  5. Aaron


    Jun 2, 2001
    Bellingham, WA
    man, that makes my eyes hurt. It probably has more glue than wood.
  6. *Ralph voice on*

    Ahh! That looks like death!

    *Ralph voice off*
  7. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    i wonder what the point of the back design is.
  8. istaticl


    Nov 29, 2000
    Prescott, AZ
    I think the back design looks the great compared to the front.
  9. WildBill


    Jul 7, 2002
    Where the hell are the volume knobs?
  10. SoComSurfing

    SoComSurfing Mercedes Benz Superdome. S 127. R 22. S 12-13.

    Feb 15, 2002
    Mobile, Al
    That hurt. It is completely hideous, yet at the same time, I am strangely drawn to it. I kinda like the headstock. Well, the back of the head, at least. Except for that strap button. What's the deal with that?! Eh...Oh well.
  11. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Retired Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    This is perfect for the wall of that new store in Orange County.
  12. Jon Burnet

    Jon Burnet

    Jan 21, 2001
    Memphis, TN

    i think we all should prey there is only one volume setting

  13. neptoon

    neptoon Supporting Member

    Jul 25, 2000
    Vero Beach, FL
    *mr. miyagi voice ON*


    *mr. miyagi voice OFF*

    wow, neato...
  14. If you look at the photo that's taken from the endpin, you can see the controls sticking out. Looks like they're on the black part of the front.

    I kinda like it--I could see myself playing one of those.
  15. MorganM


    Dec 11, 1999
    I wonder how and why he got 2 DOUBLE truss rods in there. doesn't that equal 4 truss rods?:eek:
  16. geshel

    geshel Supporting Member

    Oct 2, 2001
    Think he means double-action.

    The back is OK. The top is hideous. The asymmetrical neck-woods makes me laugh (and cry a bit). The strap connection on the headstock makes me leery (yeah, some acoustics are like that, and it sucks).
  17. FretNoMore

    FretNoMore * Cooking with GAS *

    Jan 25, 2002
    The frozen north
  18. pilotjones


    Nov 8, 2001
    Wow! Interesting.
    I don't like the look of the body or headstock front.
    I think the back of the body is a really piece of work, maybe good for a front.
    Don't like scalloped frets.
    The "thumb groove" running up the back of the neck is something I had thought of, too, and would love to feel. I believe Basslab offers a neck profile like this too, so it's not entirely an original idea.
    Unbalanced neck woods scares me.
    The shape looks nice, and well thought-out. Yes, it's pointy, but at the same time curvaceous. It "flows" well.
    Concave curving of the back of the bass like that would seem to be a lot of work. Basses I've played like that felt very comfortable.
    At least as far as the pictures show, the execution looks very good. He's tried some difficult features, and apparently pulled it off. This guy might have some good luthier potential.
  19. Geoff St. Germaine

    Geoff St. Germaine Commercial User

    I really do not like the look of the front. The back...not as bad. I do like the headstock. The guys obviously has great woodworking ability. If only he could properly harness it.:(

  20. Philbiker

    Philbiker Pat's the best!

    Dec 28, 2000
    Northern Virginia, USA
    "kind of?"

    Looks like the work of a genuine Wishnevsky disciple to me.

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