What is that...thing?!

Discussion in 'Bass Humor [DB]' started by Paul Barsic, Jul 6, 2013.

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  2. Don't do it. Looks like a nightmare in my opinion.
  3. bassfiddlesteve

    bassfiddlesteve Your first second choice™

    Dec 3, 2003
    It's an interesting piece of folk art.

    - Steve
  4. It looks like outsider art to me.
  5. HeavyJazz

    HeavyJazz Supporting Member

    Jan 26, 2013
    Central Virginia
    I bet you it wouldn't even burn.
  6. MonetBass

    MonetBass ♪ Just listen ♫ Supporting Member

    Sep 15, 2006
    That looks a lot like an aluminum bass I played in middle school. :eek:
  7. I offered five bucks, just for larfs.
  8. If he accepts that, you will be on the hook for the $175 [DEL]hauling and disposal[/DEL] shipping and handling.
  9. Not if he runs it through a wood chipper first.

    Seller responded with glowing praise for the instrument, which is currently the principal decoration of his living room, and refuses to accept a penny less than $400 plus shipping.

    A luthier friend is convinced its early American but not of the Yankee school.
  10. It's just folk art now, not an instrument.
  11. El Thumpo

    El Thumpo Four strings, no waiting Supporting Member

    Oct 15, 2006
    San Francisco Bay Area
    Early American but not Yankee? Are we witnessing the glory that is a Native American bass?
  12. Looks like a "church bass"
  13. TroyK

    TroyK Moderator Staff Member

    Mar 14, 2003
    Seattle, WA
    Holy **** snacks! I'll bet that thing swings like a brick.
  14. Hi.


    If I didn't live as far from US as I do, I would've bought the one a kind TBer offered me (church basses don't exist here).

    The shipping would have been a murder though, so I had to pass.

    A word of caution for anyone stumbling onto this thread when looking a church bass though.
    Those church basses seem to vary A LOT in size, so even if the looks of a full size DB may be there, You are possibly looking at 1/8 or 1/2 bass or even 1/2 cello size if the photographer don't care to offer any size comparison.

    I would just love to find one for cheap and turn it into a busking bass.

  15. PaulKing


    Apr 17, 2004
    London, UK
    That is very special.
  16. bejoyous


    Oct 23, 2005
    London, Ontario
    Those strips are rib protectors so they don't get worn when placed on the ground.;)