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The Wal Bass Appreciation Thread

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by feckn_eejit, Apr 5, 2002.


  1. WAL BASSES RULE!!!

    Geddy's tone on Presto is my favourite bass sound in existence!

    Flea's GROWL on "Suck My Kiss" is intoxicating.

    The punch from their fretless basses is phenomenal.

    GIVE PETE STEVENS ALL YOUR MONEY! BUY WAL BASSES! BUY LOTS OF WAL BASSES! (at least keep him occupied enough not to consider retirmenet before I have enough money for one!!!) ALL HAIL WAL BASSES!

    WAL! WAL! WAL! WAL! WAL! WAL! WAL! WAL! WAL! WAL! WAL! WAL! WAL! WAL! WAL! WAL! WAL! WAL! WAL! WAL! WAL! WAL! WAL! WAL! WAL! WAL! WAL! WAL! WAL! WAL! WAL! WAL! WAL! WAL! WAL! WAL! WAL! WAL! WAL! WAL! WAL! WAL! WAL! WAL! WAL! WAL! WAL! WAL! WAL!

    --jeff, the Wal bass sycophant

    P.S., I'm not on comission, just hoping to be endorsed *grin*
     
  2. Oysterman

    Oysterman

    Mar 30, 2000
    Sweden
    No thanks, I'm not interested. :D
     
  3. geshel

    geshel

    Oct 2, 2001
    Seattle
  4. Brad Barker

    Brad Barker Supporting Member

    Apr 13, 2001
    berkeley, ca
    ...and then you come to the realization that you can't afford $3K on a single instrument.

    but you can always sell a kidney (or two). heck, that's the reason why ebay was invented!


    wals are awesome, but i wouldn't buy one. not just yet.
     
  5. old_skool

    old_skool

    Aug 17, 2000
    Milwaukee, WI
  6. geshel

    geshel

    Oct 2, 2001
    Seattle
  7. pumo420

    pumo420

    Nov 2, 2001
    illinois
    yeah the $3k thing will burst your bubble. so HOORAY FOR EBAY!!!!
     
  8. oops...fixed

    i suppose this teaches me not to make posts after being awake for over 20 hours...
     
  9. Even worse, because I'm in Canada...

    That said, my drivers license has been revoked for the next two years, and my insurance is going to be so off the wall when I get it back that I won't be owning a car for the next five years or so which will make for excellent bass money...

    Used Mach I's go on eBay for around $1200-1800, quite reasonable actually, and a mint Geddy Lee black Wal (my dream Wal) went for $1900 on the Dudepit, so it's not looking entirely unattainable...

    --jeff
     
  10. I think the trick is to purchase one in England. I got my Mach II for 699 pounds ($1029, according to my credit card statement), but I got a refund of the VAT since I'm not a British citizen. VAT is like 17%, so I got into a Wal for around $900 US. I've had a lot of nice instruments, but never spent more than $2300 on any one of them. Wal Mach II Photos
     
  11. Brad Barker

    Brad Barker Supporting Member

    Apr 13, 2001
    berkeley, ca
    $900!

    [shakes head in disgust]

    who has that awesome claro walnut wal? supercool.