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Rondo Music -The Pirate Bass is in... And it's FUGLY.

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Jeremy Crockett, May 31, 2007.

  1. I remember seeing this in a thread before. The prototype looked okay, the actual product is just butt ugly. :(

    Dang. I kinda wanted one too. :bawl:

  2. Yugh. I remember the proto looking different, somehow...
  3. Soon to be on special for $99....
  4. Rowsdower


    Feb 14, 2007
    ya didnt the bass used to be all black?...no red at all
  5. Yup. Only the 12 fret inlay was red.
  6. Ok, so a buck for a new P pup cover, and it's not half bad....cover the headstock logo and it gets better...

    Put on some DR red coated strings, and it becomes a rocker.

    I fail to see a problem here.
  7. nad

    nad 60 Cycle Humdinger

    Sep 22, 2005
    Friggin' awesome.
  8. How do you deal with the RED neck binding though?
  9. DeanT

    DeanT Send lawyers, guns and money...

    You're right. I didn't think it could get any uglier, but they managed to do it. SX are magicians. Ick!
  10. middy


    Mar 14, 2007


    "For sale $99. Only used once on halloween gig."
  11. billbass1


    Jan 31, 2007
    Ouch .

    and shiver me timbers........:eek:
  12. cdef


    Jul 18, 2003
    That must be chalked down to a misjudgment of popular taste. I don't know anyone who would go for a bass like that.
  13. BartmanPDX

    BartmanPDX Supporting Member

    +1. I try not to slam on the appearance of another's bass, but that model could have looked a LOT cooler, especially without the red P pickup and binding.

    Yuck. Good idea, horrible execution.
  14. I still say it's smart marketing move. They will sell the hell out of them to the younger crowd.
  15. PocketGroove82


    Oct 18, 2006
  16. As part of the younger crowd, I liked the look of the prototype more.
  17. Amazing.
  18. I think you've nailed it.
  19. Matthew Bryson

    Matthew Bryson Guest

    Jul 30, 2001
    C'mon guys, it comes with a free pirate head scarf! :rolleyes:

    Why do the specs say it has a black pick guard, yet the photos don't show any pick guard?

    The neck, with the red binding - possibly the ugliest thing I've ever seen. Wow.
  20. the_fonz


    Nov 27, 2006
    Kane, PA
    you know what?
    i think it's perfect
    i've always wanted to own the ugliest bass possible just for the heck of it, and i could never afford an iceman
    looks like i win this round
    your move, ibanez
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