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Pics of worn high-end basses $1500+

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Bryan_G, Apr 22, 2006.

  1. Bryan_G


    Apr 28, 2000
    Austin, Texas
    I haven't seen very many pictures of high basses with significant wear, other than vintage fenders. I am kind of curious as to how some of these basses take the weather. Everybody knows how fenders end up, but what about all the others? No custom shop pre distressed basses, just natural wear.

  2. anyonefortennis

    anyonefortennis Supporting Member

    Jun 28, 2005
    Lincoln, NE
    Have a look at Vic's foderas
  3. SoulMaim


    Dec 1, 2005
    Any good pics?, I'd like to see
  4. JKwo


    Jan 12, 2006
    Wooten's first Fodera..

  5. i love that bass soooo much.
    just shows how much he give into playing bass.
  6. JKwo


    Jan 12, 2006
    ...just shows that he needs to be more sparing with that thumpity-plunkity crap and get down to groove-laying. :bag: :D
  7. lyle

    lyle Guest

    Jan 10, 2004
    Vernon, B.C. Canada
    les claypool's carl thompson has some gnar thumb wear as well, the woods actually worn down in some places.
  8. ras1983


    Dec 28, 2004
    Sydney, Australia
    i know that was tongue in cheek, but if you listen to his stuff with bela fleck then you will realise that victor spends most of his time "groove-laying". Some TB'ers seem to think that double thumbing and plucking is all he ever does.
  9. RSchuster


    Jan 27, 2006
    Alexandria, VA
    This is so true . . . Victor Wooten, ESPECIALLY when with Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, is a groovemaster, and only does super-impressive slapping/tapping stuff for solo breaks. He's a much more well-rounded bassist than his solo albums would have you believe . . . I saw them play live, and man did he drive the band . . . and he DIDN'T play "Amazing Grace". They were with Keller Williams, and at the end of the concert, they played a bluegrass rendition of "Funkytown", which was one of the most amazing things I'd ever seen.
  10. Word,Vic knows how to lay the groove!I have seen him numerous times.
  11. BassGreaser


    Aug 22, 2002
    Austin, TX
    I too would love to see high end basses with some nice wear love on them:D
  12. gafbass02


    Nov 9, 2005
    cheltenham uk
    The pic dosnt really capture it but my warwick which is fairly high end i guess (in the uk anyway) has some pretty good wear, the dark area above the humbucker has actually become a dent worn into the body by two or three mill, and the area infront of the board on the upper bout is also down through the finish from slapping, the body has rake marks from my nails where i 'missed' the bass, another gouge is visible above one of the pots and there is two other stripped through areas above the humbucker, slightly nearer the bridge
  13. Dang! I just got the dunlop guitar care kit and head to toed both my axes! Took all the stickers off (except the "cruelly tested on animals" one) and cleaned about 10 years of grunge off of each. My Magnum is still pretty beat. It has a whopper of a ding in the neck from when a door fell on it 8 years ago. I've pretty much worn the finish off on side of it. And teh aluminum parts are all pretty nasty. The frets are a little chewed, but it still has a great bite!
  14. Awesome thread. Makes me feel better about the wear appearing on my bass. Now it all just seems "natural" lol, no matter what bass you have.

    I've seen some photos of an Fbass with some wear on it floating around. With that Nitro coating on them, you'd think more people would abuse them like old Fenders.
  15. Warwickluvr


    Dec 26, 2005
    Back to Wooten for a sec. For some solid grooves, pick up the Bela Fleck "Live at the Quick" DVD. Simply brilliant, especially the horns....
  16. True, Victor a groovy guy,but.........The wear on the bass is clearly from the "thumpity-plunkity" stuff. I only say this because it illustrated how PHYSICAL the "thumpity-plunkity"stuff realy is. I'd do it if I could,but I just ain't that much of a man .
  17. vene-nemesis

    vene-nemesis Banned

    Jul 17, 2003
    Bilbao España
    I last saw Victors first Fod in the bass extremes video and it wasnt so damn abused. And at that time he already had some other Fods like the trenor with the mini ying yang logo.
  18. savit260


    Mar 6, 2006
    I think what you're calling abuse, I'd call honest player wear. :confused: Stuff like that reminds me of a broken in baseball glove, or a nice worn pair of Levi's. :D I'd post some pics of my old Fender, but I guess that doesn't count as "high end" :rolleyes:
  19. JKwo


    Jan 12, 2006
    I'd call it a combination of both. You ever seen him live?

    He throws the Fodera across the stage and drags it back by a string! :eek: :bawl:
  20. Bryan_G


    Apr 28, 2000
    Austin, Texas
    There is nothing wrong with old Fenders, there have just been a lot of threads about them.

    Vic's fodera is cool. Just seeing him play you know he causes some serious wear. I would like to know how often he needs fretwork done.

    Anymore pics?


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