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Show us your beater bass!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Mike Money, Apr 17, 2003.


  1. Mike Money

    Mike Money Banned

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
    Avatar Speakers Endorsing Hooligan
    Lets all share our beater basses in all their wrecked glory...

    I would show mine, but my digi-cam is uh... not here right now.
     
  2. I've posted it before, but what the ****...

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  3. Mike N

    Mike N Missing the old TB

    Jan 28, 2001
    New York
    My "beater" is the one in my avatar. A 95 MIA P[​IMG]
     
  4. bill h

    bill h

    Aug 31, 2002
    small town MN
    That thing looks so cool-lots of road scars I like that


     
  5. xush

    xush

    Jul 4, 2001
    mobile AL
    [​IMG]

    it's not beat so much, but it is a bit...modificated
     
  6. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    I don't beat basses.
    But I have a beater guitar.
    [​IMG]
     
  7. Mike Money

    Mike Money Banned

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
    Avatar Speakers Endorsing Hooligan
    Eh, how much do you want for it? I love it!
     
  8. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Are you serious :confused:
    Despite its appearance, it sounds damn good.
    It's a crappy 70s vantage guitar.
    I took away everything I didn't need, replaced the nut with a 4 string bone nut, took 2 saddles away, installed grover machine heads, Schaller straplocks and a DiMarzio ToneZone with volume and tone.
    I string it with big strings, roundwound G.
    Perfect for rhythmic guitar along singing, slide and anything punk or metal.
     
  9. Mike Money

    Mike Money Banned

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
    Avatar Speakers Endorsing Hooligan
    I'm dead serious.

    How much?
     
  10. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    [​IMG]

    <img src="http://www.talkbass.com/forum/attachment.php?s=&postid=820858">

    ....and...
     
  11. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    <img src="http://www.talkbass.com/forum/attachment.php?s=&postid=919724">
    <img src="http://www.talkbass.com/forum/attachment.php?s=&postid=919830">
     
  12. Mike Money

    Mike Money Banned

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
    Avatar Speakers Endorsing Hooligan
  13. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Thanks. After the Sadowsky got it's 1st major ding (about 2" long) I figured it wasen't gonna stay new forever & it's getting nice "Play Ware" which I don't mind casue it a total players bass.
     
  14. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    I dunno man. :p
    It's only a utility instrument.
    Also note that I'm in Europe.
     
  15. Mike Money

    Mike Money Banned

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
    Avatar Speakers Endorsing Hooligan
    Psh. I'll use my super telekenisis powers to merge the two continents... thus making you suddenly in america.
     
  16. my MIM Jazz bass with upgrades (will now refer to it as "Tony the Tiger"). it has a 1/2 inch wide dent in it, and various scratchs from being toted in a gig bag that was ripped right through for 4 months... the pictures of the underside are NOT for the weak.[​IMG]
     
  17. Mike Money

    Mike Money Banned

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
    Avatar Speakers Endorsing Hooligan
    I hate you.

    Mainly because your parents love you more than mine love me.

    Oh wait, thats right... I could have gotten a MIM P that was sunburst with maple fretboard (My dream color/wood package) By my dumbass played the GSR200 before we found the MIM P, and my dad put the GSR on layaway... then when he found out I liked the P better, he didn't get that instead. :bawl:
     
  18. Flatwound

    Flatwound Supporting Member

    Sep 9, 2000
    San Diego
    OK, then, here's my beater bass. It's a '90 Washburn XS-2. It looks better in the pic than it does in real life. It actually plays and sounds OK, now that it has a Bad@$$ II bridge, Seymour Duncan "Hot" pup, and TI Flats.

    [​IMG]

    Through a very strange set of circumstances, I got it for free. For the price, it's pretty good. ;)
     
  19. Here's my beast. Also my favorite bass too!

    [​IMG]
     
  20. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Supporting Member

    Trust me, this EB Sabre looks a lot worse in person:

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