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*The Wing Bass Club*

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Photobassist, Mar 24, 2016.


  1. Photobassist

    Photobassist

    Dec 18, 2010
    Japan
    It's still in the infancy stages, but I think enough people have bought Wing Basses to create our own little corner.

    Post up your Wing Bass photos, video or sound clips, etc.

    Some reference links for those interested:
    Wing Bass - Enabling you to fly...
    https://m.facebook.com/wingbass
    The Wing Travel Bass has Arrived
    NBD!!! WingBass

    **The Wing Bass is not for everyone. If you don't like it, think it's stupid, or feel like bashing it, please don't do it in this thread.

    This thread is for those of us that think the Wing Bass is pretty damn cool!

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    Members:
    1. Andy Brown
    2. Photobassist
    3. Showdown
    4. Battline
     
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  2. Photobassist

    Photobassist

    Dec 18, 2010
    Japan
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  3. Photobassist

    Photobassist

    Dec 18, 2010
    Japan
    The "first-sold production" Wing Bass, owned by yours truly.

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    It was originally tuned E-C, but I filed the nut and tuned it B-G. Currently strung with LaBella Deep Talkin' SS flats.

    I also made a thumbrest stained to match, since I usually play right on or at the edge of the fingerboard.
     
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  4. Showdown

    Showdown Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2002
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    Ordered mine yesterday, now the waiting....
     
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  5. Battline

    Battline

    Jun 8, 2011
    Got mine in January. Here is a demo. Be kind, it's the first time I tried to video anything.

     
  6. Photobassist

    Photobassist

    Dec 18, 2010
    Japan
    @Showdown #3, be sure to post some photos once the bass arrives.

    @Battline #4, I saw your video over on the Wing Bass website. Very nice!

    Welcome to the club gentlemen!
     
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  7. Photobassist

    Photobassist

    Dec 18, 2010
    Japan
    A roundup of videos from around the web...

















     
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  8. Andy Brown

    Andy Brown Commercial User

    Jul 23, 2004
    Rhode Island
    Founder/Owner: Wing Instruments
    We just shipped these today...

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  9. Showdown

    Showdown Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2002
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    Wow, those are beautiful. I love the one on the right.
     
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  10. Photobassist

    Photobassist

    Dec 18, 2010
    Japan
    @Andy Brown can you give us some hints as to what you'll be unveiling at NAMM?
     
  11. Andy Brown

    Andy Brown Commercial User

    Jul 23, 2004
    Rhode Island
    Founder/Owner: Wing Instruments
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  12. Photobassist

    Photobassist

    Dec 18, 2010
    Japan
    The logo looks like "Wing Instruments" so I'm gonna take a wild swing, and guess you've got a "Wing guitar" in the lineup.
     
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  13. Garret Graves

    Garret Graves website- ggravesmusic.com Gold Supporting Member

    May 20, 2010
    Arcadia, Ca
    Just bought a 6 string Wing bass! Looking forward to it. It will travel to work with me, as well as on the road. Pics when I get it :)
     
  14. Minirehak 212

    Minirehak 212

    Mar 7, 2015
    Milwaukee
    Man I want a 6 string so bad, that would be prefect for school. If anyone could just donate to a broke musician with dreams, that would be great. ;)
    One day I'll have one. If they do customs I have a few ideas brewing
     
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  15. Kingdom bass

    Kingdom bass

    Dec 15, 2015
    Chris 's Bass? Chris knows how to bring his bass visions to various builders and his strings are wonderful!
     
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  16. Look like inspiring instruments to me, especially the 7-string and fretless versions. Taking something familiar to a place different enough to bring new things out of one's playing. Would love to try one.
     
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  17. Andy Brown

    Andy Brown Commercial User

    Jul 23, 2004
    Rhode Island
    Founder/Owner: Wing Instruments
    Yes, we debuted our line of guitars (the same size as the Wing Bass) at Summer NAMM...
     

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  18. Andy Brown

    Andy Brown Commercial User

    Jul 23, 2004
    Rhode Island
    Founder/Owner: Wing Instruments
    Chris Cardone actually gave us the freedom to do whatever we wanted... he just said "go wild", so we did. Chris Stambaugh nailed it.
     
  19. Mark Plays Bass

    Mark Plays Bass Supporting Member

    Dec 15, 2008
    Bronx, NY
    I've recently become aware of the Wing bass and they seem like a terrific idea and beautiful to look at too! I'm planning on ordering one very soon. Probably the six string model.

    Does anyone have advice on how the wood choices affect the tone? The choices are Mahogany or Black Limba for the body and Rosewood or Maple for the neck. I like the Mahogany and Maple aesthetically, but I know I prefer a tone that's on the deeper and darker side and not too bright, especially for the C string.

    Also, any thoughts or comments about the the string spacing of either 18 or 17 mm? I know it must seem obvious that either I like a narrower spacing or don't, but it's such a unique instrument I just thought it was worthwhile to ask.

    Thanks and I'm looking forward to joining your club soon!
     
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  20. Photobassist

    Photobassist

    Dec 18, 2010
    Japan
    @Mark Plays Bass I can't really comment on the tone of mahogany and maple, but I can tell you that I think 17mm feels a bit too tight on a 5 string at times. I'm not sure how much of a difference 1mm makes, but if I was to order again I'd probably go with 18mm spacing.

    Having said that, I still thoroughly enjoy my Wing Bass and I highly recommend them to anyone that's interested in trying a bass that is different, yet still familiar.
     
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