Ugly basses?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Evil Undead, Apr 18, 2012.

  1. Yes

    174 vote(s)
  2. No

    85 vote(s)
  1. Evil Undead

    Evil Undead

    Oct 31, 2009
    Yeah me again...

    Would you guys be happy to play a bass that felt great and sounded great but....

    You considered it to be a bit ugly?
  2. Totally.
  3. gadela

    gadela Guest

    Apr 6, 2012
    i would totally play it!

    because if it was ugly i wouldn't feel so bad about natural road wear & tear, and especially since i could probably make a cool refinish project out of it
  4. Phalex

    Phalex Semper Gumby Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    G.R. MI
    My Franken-Hoppus is ug-lee! She sounds and plays like a dream though.
  5. Dave W

    Dave W

    Mar 1, 2007
    Westchester, NY
    That depends on the extent of the ugliness. More than likely I'd play it...
  6. Geroi Asfalta

    Geroi Asfalta Guest

    Aug 23, 2011
    My Korina fretless has the ugliest body ever, but sounds good
  7. Never; there are so many nice looking/playing basses out there - besides beauty is in the eye of the beholder ..... isn't it?
  8. fourfinger


    Apr 17, 2003
    Central Ohio
    Yes, as long as it has something going for it, I would in many situations.

    In fact, I have played venues/situations where I'd rather not take a pretty bass anyway.
  9. Yes, according to a lot of people I already do.

    Bongo magic baby.
  10. FunkMetalBass


    Aug 5, 2005
    Phoenix, Arizona 85029
    Endorsing Artist: J.C. Basses
    If I found it to be ugly? Nope.
    If I didn't find it to be ugly? Yes.
    If I didn't find it to be ugly but you did? Yes, just to anger you.
  11. SuperAfroBeat


    Sep 30, 2010
    some ugly basses sound much better than 'some' very good looking ones :spit:
  12. Evil Undead

    Evil Undead

    Oct 31, 2009
    I love the look of Bongos. I'd love to own one if they weren't so damn heavy.

    I'd also like a Big Al - B/B/M
  13. Not me.

    There is a very popular bass brand that I think sounds and plays outstanding.

    I won't play it 'cuz I think it's ugly. And I can get that tone and playability from other more aesthetically pleasing basses.
  14. ModulusQ5-122

    ModulusQ5-122 Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2011
    Lafayette, La
    Yes, and I have.
  15. dtripoli


    Aug 15, 2010
    Only other musicians actually care or even pay attention to your instrument.
    And only other bass players care about your gear, and even then it's all about your tone and skill.
    The average public only judges the band as a whole....unless you're some strikingly handsome bass player, long hair flowing in the breeze and crooning an incredibly touching love song, in which case, the audience is not really focused on your bass, now are they?
  16. VitalSigns

    VitalSigns Guest

    May 8, 2011
    Central NY
    To me basses are like dogs, there just isn't any ugly ones. In fact, I don't think I ever saw a bass and said, "that's ugly."
  17. dudelove

    dudelove Guest

    Apr 16, 2010
    Greenland, Nuuk
    yes if they give a great tones and sound
  18. tabdog

    tabdog Guest

    Feb 9, 2011
    I did it for 28 years,

  19. funkingroovin

    funkingroovin Conquering A-D-D,and all the other notes as well!

    Apr 19, 2009
  20. Depends.