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Ugliest Bass Guitar Award

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by mad_man_moon61, Mar 30, 2006.


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  1. Hi all,
    While cruising about on eBay I came across this Guild
    and thought wow that's one really ugly bass!
    The body for some reason makes me think of those
    banana chew candies.
    Maybe someone at Guild unwrapped several then smashed them
    on the floor and said "That would make a wild guitar body
    and color is right too!"
    Ok everyone else post yours.

    Cheers,
    Douglas
     

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  2. While Im sure they are excellent instruments, I have to say Parker guitars are some of the ugliest guitars I have seen. Just my opinion...
     
  3. vometia

    vometia Formerly cbh

    Nov 1, 2003
    Oxford
    The Parkers are so ugly I don't even feel sorry for them. The splat of custard style bass in the OP is kind of cute though, in its own way.
     
  4. fr0me0

    fr0me0

    Dec 7, 2004
    Winnipeg Canada
    theres this one epiphone at a local shop that looks like an RV or a Bus or something, can't remember exactly but it was ugly. They wanted quite a bit for it too.
     
  5. What, like this one?
     
  6. Keef

    Keef

    Jul 3, 2003
    Hollywood, CA
  7. I feel sorry to tell you that the award goes to that bass that looks like a turkey. Was that a wishbass??
     
  8. Mike

    Mike

    Sep 7, 2000
    Cali

    THAT... is the bomb! :) :bassist:
     
  9. JKwo

    JKwo

    Jan 12, 2006
    Berklee
    I think the one pickup models take the cake.
     
  10. fr0me0

    fr0me0

    Dec 7, 2004
    Winnipeg Canada
    yes that would be it but I thought it was in bass form, maybe it was a guitar on the bass shelf, I didn't look at it too long for fear of burning my retnas :p
     
  11. Musicman Bongo.
     
  12. bovinehost

    bovinehost Supporting Member

    Dec 5, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: Ernie Ball Music Man/Sterling By Music Man
    Ugly? The Bongo?

    Why, this is BIG news, isn't it?

    *yawning*

    Time for some new schtick, boys.
     
  13. vometia

    vometia Formerly cbh

    Nov 1, 2003
    Oxford
    I'm going to say "bollocks"¹ to the anti-Bongoites. I like them, I actually think that the design is a breath of fresh air. The double humbucker is definitely on my GAS list somewhere.

    ¹ Assuming it isn't too rude, that is.
     
  14. ras1983

    ras1983

    Dec 28, 2004
    Sydney, Australia
    All i will say to the bongo haters is :

    Go and see one in person. they look far far better in person than in pictures. its just one of those things, like the BMW 7 series. ugly on paper, awesome in real life.
     
  15. bovinehost

    bovinehost Supporting Member

    Dec 5, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: Ernie Ball Music Man/Sterling By Music Man
    If you're ever in Texas, I shall buy the first round and we shall stand together and shout "bollocks" to all who oppose us.
     
  16. I vote Steinbergers.
     
  17. vometia

    vometia Formerly cbh

    Nov 1, 2003
    Oxford
    Mine's a Guinness, thanks! Now I need to seek out a Bongo-appreciation thread so I can ogle them.
     
  18. yugo

    yugo

    Mar 28, 2006
    i really like musicman basses but the bongo is totally disgusting in the looks department
     
  19. picknslap

    picknslap

    Sep 9, 2004
    Manteca
    I fell in love with the bongo looks at first sight. And then I played it and fell in love with the whole package. I plan on buying one in a few months.
     
  20. Jehos

    Jehos

    Mar 22, 2006
    DFW, TX
    I'm in Texas, can I buy the second round and shout bollocks right back? I almost laughed the first time I saw one of those bongo basses. The look, the name, and the price tag all put together are just...funny. It reminds me of the short-lived Ergodynes.
     

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