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The First Wishbass Clones

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Kelly Coyle, Aug 23, 2005.


  1. Kelly Coyle

    Kelly Coyle Supporting Member

    Nov 16, 2004
    Mankato, MN
    I guess somebody was going to do it, just like they did with Fender and Gibson back in the 70s.

    The Dark Hollow
     
  2. TheEmptyCell

    TheEmptyCell Bearded Dingwall Enthusiast

    Jul 16, 2005
    Syracuse, NY
    They had their 9 string fretless on eBay a while ago. Kind of hideous, but I think it was about $600.
     
  3. Lo end PUNCH

    Lo end PUNCH

    Jan 28, 2005
    Racine,Wi
    Actually theyre a LOT better than Wishy's basses and they sound cool too.
     
  4. TheEmptyCell

    TheEmptyCell Bearded Dingwall Enthusiast

    Jul 16, 2005
    Syracuse, NY
    Guh, the only part of their site working is the main page and 'Our Work'

    And yes, they look and are constructed a million times better than any Wish has ever wished to be built (no pun intended).

    I want a 9 string fretless now.
     
  5. Funkzfly

    Funkzfly

    Jun 15, 2005
    Isn't this kind of stuff a direct offence to anyone on the site who might own a Wishbass? I don't like 'em, but I was talking to a guy a while back over the net who joined and posted some pics up of his Bass, and he got completely flamed for it.

    Just my two pence.
     
  6. Kelly Coyle

    Kelly Coyle Supporting Member

    Nov 16, 2004
    Mankato, MN
    No doubt. I just thought it was fun that they seem to share his design philosophy -- no truss rod, woody finish, upright necks. I'm sure their execution is much better -- I got to play the "Wish II"! -- but I kind of liked that Wishy.
     
  7. Lo end PUNCH

    Lo end PUNCH

    Jan 28, 2005
    Racine,Wi
    I think(if I'm not mistaken) that those guys used to work for Wish, can anybody confirm?
     
  8. TheEmptyCell

    TheEmptyCell Bearded Dingwall Enthusiast

    Jul 16, 2005
    Syracuse, NY