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OK, this is ugly

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Flatwound, May 21, 2004.


  1. Flatwound

    Flatwound Supporting Member

    Sep 9, 2000
    San Diego
    Prolly a wonderful bass.

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  2. BustinJustin

    BustinJustin banned

    Sep 12, 2003
    NYC, LI too
  3. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    It looks like somebody put a lacquer over vomit.
     
  4. BustinJustin

    BustinJustin banned

    Sep 12, 2003
    NYC, LI too
    it's blue right?

    the back looks good.
     
  5. Flatwound

    Flatwound Supporting Member

    Sep 9, 2000
    San Diego
    I don't think it's blue. I think it's mostly blackish and shades of gray.
     
  6. Figjam

    Figjam

    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Its ugly, but i wouldnt mind owning it :p
     
  7. BustinJustin

    BustinJustin banned

    Sep 12, 2003
    NYC, LI too
    i'm with ya bro
     
  8. temp5897

    temp5897 Guest

    A lot of people like buckeye. Also keep in mind John doesn't seem to take very good pictures.

    Not sure what the point of tearing down any bass's appearance is.
     
  9. I don´t know... maybe the pic doesn´t do it justice?

    I dig the arrow inlays at 24th fret, Reminds me of a tuner!
     
  10. i will not drool. i'm not a fan of buckeye burl. i rarely even appreciate the beauty of them. sometimes there are basses that aren't for me, but i can appreciate their aesthetics anyway. buckeye burl does not qualify.

    robb.
     
  11. Figjam

    Figjam

    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    +1 I never found buckeye tops attractive. Im more of a spalted maple or quilted maple guy.
     
  12. Flatwound

    Flatwound Supporting Member

    Sep 9, 2000
    San Diego
    Oh, come on. I'm just so tired of all these guys who can't afford good, straight-grained wood trying to sell these rotten leftovers to us. Heck, Keith Roscoe even uses Purpleheart that's not purple 'cause it's been invaded by that Spalt fungus! What a rip. Almost as bad as that weird fad started by that one guy (Pastorini?) that took his frets out, and couldn't get 'em back in. :eyebrow:




    :bag:
     
  13. Figjam

    Figjam

    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Pastorius? Are you serious.
     
  14. BustinJustin

    BustinJustin banned

    Sep 12, 2003
    NYC, LI too
    I do doubt it...
     
  15. That's a mighty big pickguard.

    MOPO?

    (Mother of Puke-O)?
     
  16. Flatwound

    Flatwound Supporting Member

    Sep 9, 2000
    San Diego
    Oh, Italian,huh? Figures. Yeah, took his frets out for some reason, tried to epoxy 'em back in, didn't work, went around trying to convince folks it sounded just as good. Now the bass manufacturers are getting away with selling bass without frets, charging just as much as if they had completed the job...
     
  17. temp5897

    temp5897 Guest

    :p
     
  18. 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.
    Not a fan at all of buckeye burl. I think it looks hideous, frankly, but that's just my opinion and it's worth no more or less than anyone else's.

    To each her/his own.
     
  19. I like it, but then again, I like buckeye burl in general--there's something about the bone white->blue gray range of colors that I dig.

    Thank goodness we all don't have to like the same thing, eh?

    Mike
     
  20. that's the right on. you said it all, man.

    robb.