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Opinions... best looking SHAPE

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by lakerkobe, Jul 30, 2003.


  1. lakerkobe

    lakerkobe

    Jun 17, 2002
    Portland, OR
    Not that it matters all THAT much... but I am curious what people like as far as shapes of bass bodies go. I am curious about basses that are common... not Wishnewky's or whatever the hell those oddballs are. Myself... I like Spector shapes quite a bit. Opinions?
     
  2. NJL

    NJL

    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
    chris benevente's single cut - that thing is saweet!!
     
  3. Warwick Streamers and Fortresses, Jazz basses, Lakland, Lakland hollowbody, F-bass, Wal, Fodera Monarch, Curbow, Ritter, Zon Legacy and hyperbass, MTD, and Musicman 'Rays are all nice lookin body shapes.
     
  4. I hate singlecut, and since I play 5 stringers I do not think I will ever need it. I like fairly symetrical bodies (minus lower horn) and round ones as well. Not just the actual shape, but rounded curves all across the body, and subtlely tappered forms.
     
  5. Christopher

    Christopher

    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    I like F-Bass and Pucinella.
     
  6. I love Keith Roscoe's LG body!
     
  7. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    I love Ritters. Or the one I designed for my custom -

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    The horns represent bass clefs and the upper has to go to the 12th fret.

    The fleur-de-lis abalone inlay is for my hometown, St. Louis.
     
  8. Lockout

    Lockout

    Dec 24, 2002
    Illinois
    I love the Spector body shape :)
     
  9. temp5897

    temp5897 Guest

    Easily the Fodera Imperial. One look at one in person and it was all over.
     
  10. Aaron

    Aaron

    Jun 2, 2001
    Bellingham, WA
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  11. JP Basses

    JP Basses

    Mar 22, 2002
    Paris FRANCE
    Brubaker singlecut:
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    Eshenbaugh Brado:
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    Marleaux M-Bass:
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    and there are more!!!

    Peace, JP
     
  12. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Supporting Member

    Gotta go with the contoured Fender Precision.
     
  13. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Supporting Member

    For a new-school look, I choose the D. Huff Zero:

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  14. Lockout

    Lockout

    Dec 24, 2002
    Illinois
    On a related topic about Spector's body shapes...

    I brought my Spector to a music store a few weeks ago to try out a few amps, and one of the people working there refered to it as a "Warwick copy." I suppose Spector's basses and Warwick's Streamer basses have a similar body shape, but hasn't Spector been around quite a bit longer than Warwick?

    I was a bit offended by what he said; insulting me and my bass isn't really a smart thing to do if you're trying to sell me something. :(
     
  15. As far as pure shape goes, I've always been partial to MTD's and the old tobias' (well, I guess the new ones would be included since they share the same shape:rolleyes: oh well.)
     
  16. By-Tor

    By-Tor

    Apr 13, 2000
    Sacramento, CA
    What! No votes for the BC Rich Warlock.


    Personally I like Jerzy Drozd and Kubicki.
     
  17. Killdar

    Killdar

    Dec 16, 2002
    Portland Maine
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    and there are plenty more....
     
  18. pilotjones

    pilotjones Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2001
    US-NY-NYC
    JP Plume SC:
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    JP Plume:
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    Warwick Fortress (wish they still made these):
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    Warwick Dolphin:
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  19. pilotjones

    pilotjones Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2001
    US-NY-NYC
    Gibson Thunderbird:
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    Tune TJX:
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    Tune TS ("Space Bass"):
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  20. pilotjones

    pilotjones Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2001
    US-NY-NYC
    Gibson Flying V Bass:
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    Rickenbacker 4000 series:
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