Used to be a P-Bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by JohnM2001, Jan 14, 2009.

  1. JohnM2001


    Feb 24, 2004
    Saw this auction on eBay, for an instrument formerly known as "P-Bass".

    Modded beyond recognition. I suppose it might fit well in a goth Manson-esque band. Damn fugly to me. YMMV.

  2. 3toes


    Aug 30, 2006
    Denver, Colorado
    Pretty creative, I'll give 'em that.
  3. Chronicle


    Sep 13, 2006
  4. M.R. Ogle

    M.R. Ogle Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 5, 2004
    Mount Vernon, Illinois
    Backstage Guitar Lab owner
    It's just become a piece of costume jewelry. A fashion statement.

    If that's your stage "look" then you'll probably think this is really cool.

    Out of that context, everybody else will think it looks dorky.
  5. herndonbassist

    herndonbassist Low Down Thumper Supporting Member

    Apr 7, 2005
    Herndon, VA - NoVa
    I give the guy a LOT of credit for not trying to pass it off as being more than it is. It's a squier that he thought he'd make a cool creation out of. I don't personally like it, but I dig the uniqueness of it. Oh, he did a sweet job on the tuners.
  6. lpdeluxe

    lpdeluxe Still rockin'

    Nov 22, 2004
    Deep E Texas
    Another pointless butchery. I'm surprised they didn't put **RARE** on it, like they usually do for ugly and repulsive instruments.

    But that's just me.:meh:
  7. FL Knifemaker

    FL Knifemaker Guest

    Apr 9, 2006
    Lakeland, FL
    We've all seen worse. That's actually not too bad compared to many :p
  8. My first thought was "neck dive"....
  9. BioDriver

    BioDriver A Cinderella story

    Aug 29, 2008
    Austin, TX
    A part of me dies every time I see someone mutilate a Rick for the sake of "creativity" or "uniqueness." The worst travesty was somebody cutting points onto the horn and knocking about 25% off the side of a 4001 body.
  10. Chronicle


    Sep 13, 2006
  11. 3toes


    Aug 30, 2006
    Denver, Colorado
    Whoa, check out the fingerboard.


    Since its just a Squier, its not much of a travesty imo.
  12. Swerve


    Nov 22, 2002
    Portland, OR
    That is one ugly bass. I'll buy this when I start an industrial pirate core band.
  13. For_Ironys_Sake

    For_Ironys_Sake Guest

    Jul 7, 2008
    I do dig that fingerboard....

    wouldnt buy it though
  14. Mr. Mig

    Mr. Mig Guest

    Sep 7, 2008
    For a "novelty" bass it is ok.
  15. It's certainly not my style but kudos for the design and execution. The bass actually has an aesthetic balance to it and it doesn't merely look like a 10 year old with a coping-saw had at it. Take a look at the BunnyBass gallery of horrors and you'll see some seriously awful hack jobs.
  16. johnnyflats

    johnnyflats Guest

    Dec 31, 2008
    Manchester. uk.
    Love the tuners but thats about it.:meh: