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this is just so cool....

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by bassguppy, Feb 20, 2006.

  1. Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2005
    Toronto, Ontario
    Endorsing Artist: Elixir® Strings
    I think it's Ugly as sin.


  2. Pennydreadful

    Pennydreadful Goin out West

    Jun 13, 2005
    Arlington, Texas
    I was lookin at that earlier today. I've wanted a natural/butterscotch RD for a while now.
  3. wdinc01


    Nov 19, 2005
    Jacksonville, FL
    Kinda hard to judge how it looks, since it seems like the guy has it on a dark red table (or he has poor lighting).

    I still think it looked cool though. I'd definately buy it for the $1 price it has now
  4. ElBajista


    Dec 13, 2005
    Sebring, FL
    er....What the heck is that thing? Besides ugly, of course....
  5. Ripper


    Aug 16, 2005
    that is sweet... love to see some better pics tho...
  6. bongomania

    bongomania Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    It's a 70's Gibson RD Artist. I think it has a 34.5" scale, and the preamp was designed by Bob Moog. I owned one for a while, and I thought the preamp was unbearably noisy. Other people have had better experiences with them. Great passive tone, though!
  7. Looks nothing like a Fender, and it's almost pointy. Must be garbage.
  8. erm....weird

  9. built in effects by Moog.

    It's not the prettiest thing around but you can't deny it's uniqueness. Also, not sure if possible but Would look better with no pickguard. String thru body too.
  10. bongomania

    bongomania Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    When I bought mine that's what I was thinking... but it's just a preamp, no effects. People use the "onboard electronics by Bob Moog" line in their ads because they know it will make people think they are getting some kind of special filter effect, but no...
  11. TheMightyQuinn


    Dec 26, 2005
    So what exactly does the Moog preamp do?
  12. justateenpoet

    justateenpoet Have you...killed the Venture brothers!?!?

    May 14, 2005
    someone's a little one-sided...

  13. john turner

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

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    false advertising!!!! there's no analog synth in that bass. :mad:
  14. WE AGREE!
  15. bongomania

    bongomania Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    Oh, it boosts the signal, and the EQ boosts or cuts the highs and lows. :meh:
    The added bonus, in the case of the one I owned, was a generous amount of extra noise.
  16. 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
    Ish. Reminds me of a Lakland Decade.
  17. Groundloop


    Jun 21, 2005
    I was thinking the pickguard is poo as well. It'll be interesting to see what it ends up selling for.
  18. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Indianapolis, IN
    interesting Moog-ness... heard about someone talking about this bass the other day... guess it does exist. Cool. thnx.
  19. RSchuster


    Jan 27, 2006
    Alexandria, VA
    I believe Krist Novoselic of Nirvana used one of these . . .