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The coolest thing I've seen in a LONG time

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by jumbosilverette, Jan 15, 2006.

  1. Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2005
    Toronto, Ontario
    Endorsing Artist: Elixir® Strings


    EDIT: 700th POST!!
  2. lamborghini98

    lamborghini98 The Aristocrats

    May 1, 2005
    NYC; Portland, OR

    And way to go Mark!
  3. I'm glad my inquiry put you at 700 posts. Here's to another 700 in the New Year.
    But why don't you like the bass, oh pithy one?
  4. Groove Theory

    Groove Theory Grizzly Adams DID have a beard.

    Oct 3, 2004
    The Psychiatric Ward

    Mmmm...unattractive...and I don't think neck dive would be a problem at all :spit:

    ...however it does have a sort of vintage/nostalgia vibe...just not $1550 worth IMO...
  5. What makes it appealing is it can be played standing up, on an endpin -- like a real bass.;)
  6. wow i like it alot.
    dark wood and violin bass nice match
    i've always liked a nice violin bass.
  7. Ryan L.

    Ryan L. Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2000
    West Fargo, ND
    Sorry, but I have to agree with the "yuck" statement. Not a fan of that style of bass.
  8. markowens1234


    May 2, 2004
    Gibson basses have never done much for me... It's a cool bass though. Jack Bruce plays a similar one.
  9. Swap out that pickup with a Darkstar then step back.:bassist:
  10. Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2005
    Toronto, Ontario
    Endorsing Artist: Elixir® Strings

    Well, don't get me wrong. I like the body style. The Hofner style looks nice and classic.
    It's the components. The wood used, the thumbrest, the pickup cover all that. Just makes it look...yuck. haha

  11. Kibuddy


    Apr 30, 2005
    I'm not a fan either. The way it's put together just doesn't swing with me.
  12. Fair enough, Mark - I was only joshing you. I know that it's a pretty extreme looking bass -- it's kind of beautiful in its own way though. Kind of like a Hofner and Double bass put in one.

    Rock on.
  13. JansenW


    Nov 14, 2005
    Cambridge, MA
    I like the distinctive shape.

    I always thought the center bouts ("C" shaped body cut-outs) on stringed instruments were to allow a bow to clear the instrument body when playing the first/last strings (violins, cellos, contrabasses, etc.)
  14. jake_tim


    Jun 28, 2005
    North Carolina
    Wasnt Jack Bruce playing one of those in a picture Bass Player a couple months ago? I think it was a Hartke Ad.

  15. Jack owns ones. That bass is really old, And I beleive it was Gibsons first electric bass. I don't like it really. Those were I believe the kind of mud. I've only seen one in person (in Manny's music on 48th street, I think its still there...). I'd probably buy it as a collecters peice, but I doubt I'd play it.
  16. Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2005
    Toronto, Ontario
    Endorsing Artist: Elixir® Strings
    Haha i Know man. I Didn't mean to come off sounding like a prick!

  17. sublimate


    Jan 12, 2006
  18. I think it's pretty ugly.

    JMHO of course.
  19. D.A.R.K.


    Aug 20, 2003
    beautiful piece of history.
    if i'm not mistaken, that is what john paul jones used in the studio on the earliest led zeppelin recordings, and probably the donovan stuff.