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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by bryan bailey, Aug 25, 2004.

  1. What kind of bass is this?

  2. S'more pics.

  3. Stingray "copy" or the bridge and pickup we both moved closer to the neck.
  4. sargebaker

    sargebaker Commercial User

    May 2, 2004
    Montreal QC CA
    owner/builder, ISLAND Instrument Mfg.
    who are these potential tools? I smell gimmick but I could be wrong.
  5. Lightning Bolt.
  6. Aaron Saunders

    Aaron Saunders

    Apr 27, 2002
    The image name says Gibson, so I'm going to hazard a guess with...

    Gibson. Ripper, maybe?
  7. The bassists name is Brian Gibson.

    Good guess I guess....
  8. JPJ


    Apr 21, 2001
    Chicago, IL
    It doesn't look like there's much left :eek: , but I'd guess it's a frankenbass: jazz body, stinray neck, MM bridge, and aftermarket pickup.
  9. Aaron Saunders

    Aaron Saunders

    Apr 27, 2002
    Shucks! *snaps fingers* Meh, Rippers are fatter in the caboose anyway.
  10. I'd like to also point out he is using a piece of string, or yarn as a strap.

    That must hurt after a while.
  11. Whafrodamus


    Oct 29, 2003
    Andover, MA
    I love the burnt finish! Especially on the fretboard.
  12. xcental34x


    Feb 28, 2003
    Memphrica, TN
    Its a Stingray alright. Just, theres not much left to it. Stripped electronics, stripped logo, no pickguard, control plate, duct tape input jack, I bet. Poor, poor Ray. Someone must pay for this. Grab your torches and hayforks and meet me at town hall!
  13. Whafrodamus


    Oct 29, 2003
    Andover, MA
    What about the jazzz body?
  14. sargebaker

    sargebaker Commercial User

    May 2, 2004
    Montreal QC CA
    owner/builder, ISLAND Instrument Mfg.
    anyone listen to the MP3's on the site??? cringe.... I didnt know basses went that high..screechy...distorted...headache...
  15. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member

    I agree.
  16. Brendan

    Brendan Supporting Member

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    He uses a guitar string in place of his G. Which is how he gets some of those tones. Also why it looks like he only has three strings.
  17. slugworth

    slugworth Banned

    Jun 12, 2003
    So. Calif.
    Who's the guy with the funny makeup and the underwear
    over his head? What's that about?
  18. jedi


    Apr 11, 2003
    north texas
    this is a bit random but i for one enjoy lightning bolt greatly, though my question to the original poster is this:
    do you know hwat he uses for the G string? i've heard rumors it's a banjo string......
    oh, and the stuff on his head is a mask/harness that holds a mic to his mouth that is pretty distorted so he can drum and speak/sing
    fantastically fun band.
    (i don't mean to divert topics but it's semi related)
  19. it cant be a stingray, otherwise their'd be a big hole where the control plate is, stingrays are front routed not rear, could be a warmoth creation, looks more like a sadowsky-ish jazz to me, but id go with something along the lines of custom made/warmoth
  20. 4string4ever

    4string4ever Guest

    Apr 18, 2004
    Orlando, Florida
    The old worn look is one thing, but personally I draw the line at the duct tape....... :scowl: