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The World's First(?) Christian Bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Worshiper, Oct 16, 2004.


  1. Worshiper

    Worshiper

    Aug 13, 2004
    New York
    This creation of mine is for all you bassists out there who play for sunday services at church. Walnut body, maple neck, rosewood fingerboard. It's my first custom creation.
     
  2. Ouchy, you gonna have trouble with those horns man. IMO of course, I could be wrong. Hows it christian?
    THanks
    Troy
     
  3. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Although I am not a Christian, I like it. It's funky for the Lord!
     
  4. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Further, the workmanship looks better than any Wishbass I've ever seen.
     
  5. Adam Barkley

    Adam Barkley Mayday!

    Aug 26, 2003
    Jackson, MS
    Christian Fish Thingy.


    I think the design is flawed in the concept. If you playing bass in for a Sunday service chances are you are an active Christian and you don't need to strap a fish shaped bass to your chest to prove it.

    Besides aestitics, the neck dive will probably be pretty bad. I also doubt it will fit in a normal instrument stand.


    If you like the design then disregard my opinions of it, but consider the neckdive/Gimmick factor before paying someone to build that bass.
     
  6. Toasted

    Toasted

    May 26, 2003
    Leeds, UK
    It looks like the WWJD fish.
     
  7. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    Connecticut
    Warrior is a very "Christian" company and has been making basses with religious inlays for some time, although their shapes are standard bass ones.

    Reminds me of a giant pretzel-flavored Goldfish cracker :)
     
  8. Worshiper

    Worshiper

    Aug 13, 2004
    New York
    wow..talk about taking this way too seriously. I needed a title. The shape is teh shape of a christian fish...thus a christian bass. Neck dive is bad but it's more of a novalty instrument-an experiment. Why would I pay someone to make it If I already made it myself? and I don't need to "wear it" to prove my faith, it started as a project for school and I decided to make it in an iconic shape.
     
  9. FireAarro

    FireAarro

    Aug 8, 2004
    austr-
    Hah, it's cute. I think it'd make a nice spoon bass if you removed the horns. Then that'd be really awesome.
     
  10. Adam Barkley

    Adam Barkley Mayday!

    Aug 26, 2003
    Jackson, MS
    From the quality of the photo I thought it was a Photoshop creation, sorry.
     
  11. Points to you for originality.

    Play it well!

    Jeff
     
  12. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    Bah! Beat me to it.

    I find it rather oogalicious, myself. But hey, to each his own.
     
  13. 5stringDNA

    5stringDNA

    Oct 10, 2002
    Englewood, CO
    The first thign I thought when I saw this was giant pretzel goldfish, as stated above. :D It looks like you did a quality job on it though. The neck appears to me a standard fender-sih aftermarket model- did you make it or order it?
     
  14. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member Administrator

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    here's one from about 15 years ago...

    [​IMG]

    :hyper:
     
  15. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    I did a search for christian bass and came up with this. It creeped me out, so I thought I'd share.

    [​IMG]
     
  16. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    The only problem I have with basses in the shape of animals or humans is that the neck is usually coming out of the butt, like meat on a stick. Ruins the effect for me.
     
  17. 5stringDNA

    5stringDNA

    Oct 10, 2002
    Englewood, CO
    I don't know why but that made me laugh quite hard Heavyduty.
     
  18. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Lake Forest, CA
    None.
    may i borrow it for our ceremonies, even though i'm a moonie?

    f
     
  19. Glad to see you're becoming more inclusive, fred!