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What is the most punk rock bass you have ever seen?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Dbt25677, Nov 20, 2013.

  1. Dbt25677


    Jun 9, 2013
    This isn't a 'whats the best bass punk for bass' thread.
    What is the most crazy, scratched up bass that you've ever seen?
    Even the knobs are missing.

  2. AaronVonRock


    Feb 22, 2013
    Why do a lot of people think that in order for something to be "punk" it has to be a beat-up piece of crap? Most punk/hardcore bands have good equipment and can play their instruments.

    That bass would be more at home with some early Devo.
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  3. Wallace320

    Wallace320 Commercial User

    Mar 19, 2012
    Milan, Italy
    And, for example Squier's Chris Aiken and Fender's Mike Dirnt Precision are there to demonstrate it

    But you know? Common places...
    I'm comin' from debatin' with a fella metal TBer about bloodred finish on a precious Spector signature model and, given the price of it, can you justify a so ugly and... "poorly lookin'" kind of feature?

    Common places:
    Metal has to deal with blood, punk with stain, sweat and dust;)

  4. kohntarkosz

    kohntarkosz Banned

    Oct 29, 2013
    Edinburgh - Scotland
    Klaus Flouride's Jazz bass.


    A Lake Placid Blue J-bass with a bound neck doesn't seem like the most obvious punk instrument, but Klaus made it work.

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  5. Wallace320

    Wallace320 Commercial User

    Mar 19, 2012
    Milan, Italy
    I'm awaitin' my Squier James Johnston Jazz for italian Hipshot import dealer has no BT1 at the moment and I also asked for a Seymour Duncan Antiquity bridge pickup to be installed

    Then we will talk lake placid blue Jazz basses rockin' their place again;)

    I'll opt for a warwick profet head and a peavey cab to play it thru, dunno the result!

    I'll go check Klaus Flouride's basswork
    Thanx mate

  6. Gaolee

    Gaolee Outta my way! I'm caffeinated! Supporting Member

    I had a Coral Wasp that was found in a bathtub in an abandoned house. It was painted black with the obligitory bangs and dings, but wasn't trashed. It also had a mother of toilet seat plastic pickguard with a bunch of switches that didn't do very much and a couple of lipstick pickups. I only found out it was a Coral Wasp recently, because I saw one for sale. Mine didn't have any kind of brand, markings, serial number, or any other identifying marks. I thought it was a Danelectro of some kind. I ended up selling it in the East Village in the early 1980s because it looked so "punk" and the guy who bought it absolutely had to have it. What a moron! It sucked, but it certainly was punk, and that's how it got used. My body hurts just thinking about it.
  7. kohntarkosz

    kohntarkosz Banned

    Oct 29, 2013
    Edinburgh - Scotland
    That isn't really punk, but more like an art project or something. The bass didn't get that damage from heavy gigging. Some guy tried to see how much damage he could inflict on a P bass and still keep it going.
  8. AdamR

    AdamR Supporting Member

    Sep 24, 2007
    Bethel CT
    Endorsing Artist: VF Cables, Dirtbag Clothing
    Hows this ?

    Attached Files:

  9. hdracer


    Feb 15, 2009
    Elk River, MN.

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  10. Mark Nye

    Mark Nye

    Sep 18, 2012
  11. giglawyer

    giglawyer Supporting Member

    Apr 15, 2003
    Toledo, OH
  12. Stinkoman20xx


    Oct 19, 2003
    I got to play Mikes bass after a show.
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  13. Well, since Sid Vicious, Dee Dee Ramone, and Paul Simonon played white P Basses at some point in their careers, that will always be my first thought.
  14. jim777

    jim777 Tarantula Lobbyist

    Aug 7, 2006
    South Jersey
  15. I'm starting to like stickers.

    It's taken 38 years for me to get to this point, but I can now say with confidence that I like stickers.

  16. YuppyPunk


    Oct 21, 2011
    Unlike this OP, this bass a player that has mods to improve it (by Mike Watt's standards) rather that to make it worse.
  17. Sid Vicious wore, not played. ;-)
  18. Kevin aka Kebo

    Kevin aka Kebo Commercial User

    Nov 17, 2011
    Princeton NJ
    Owner - Kebo's Bass Works
    Having lived thru the punk rock era and actually played thru it in NYC from mid 70s to present. I've played every NYC club in the hayday. Tell ya this - I never saw a player use an unfunctional POS that he/she damaged. I saw every band but the Pistols. I saw the Clash, Buzzcocks, Damned etc.. It was either a 70s P or a Rick - not somw stickered out, busted up poopieplank.
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  19. banikek


    Sep 14, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    I agree with KeBo above. That was my experience too. Mostly I never even paid any attention to the gear everyone was using, I was usually focused on the music and the performance. Not everyone could afford the greatest stuff but that never seemed to matter.
  20. This right here.