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What is the worlds cheapest custom bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Josh Emmons, Nov 29, 2010.


  1. The title is self explanitory, what is the cheapest custom bass you guys know of? it's not out of wand, but of curiosity. please post link to the website if possible...
     
  2. CyberSnyder

    CyberSnyder Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2003
    Maryland
    I Endorse Alien Audio Basses
    Wish bass.
     
  3. plangentmusic

    plangentmusic Banned

    Jun 30, 2010
    Manhattan
    If you buy a $90 bass and paint it, it's customized.
     
  4. ehque

    ehque

    Jan 8, 2006
    Singapore
    Wishbasses are about $400.

    Krappy basses are about $100 for the 1 and 2 string versions.
     
  5. The one you make yourself, out of the tree in your backyard. You're not going to do much better than Wish is you want 4 strings. Better referring to price, not quality; I have never seen one in person to comment on that. If your level of customization is minor, buying one cheap and changing a few things is the cheapest way to go, like plagnet posted.
     
  6. What is it that you want out of a custom bass that you're not getting out of a production bass? I've handled some "less expensive" custom basses and the fit and finish are generally inferior to production basses in the $1000 range.
     
  7. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 29, 2008
    Colorado
    I grow organic carrots and they are not for sale
    A frankensteined parts bass.

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  8. Huge

    Huge Hell is full of musical amateurs. Like me.

    Dec 2, 2005
    Edmonton
    Those are nice!

    Are those 4 string warmoth bodies and necks that you strung with 5?

    To the OP: Wish or Krappy.
     
  9. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 29, 2008
    Colorado
    I grow organic carrots and they are not for sale
    Those are both dirt cheap epiphone bodies, about $20. The Necks are Eden about $50. They are 4 string bodies and 4 string necks.
     
  10. Rumblefisher

    Rumblefisher

    Aug 22, 2007
    Astoria, NY
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    Solid cedar neck with graphite reinforcement, Dixie pickcup, Hipshot staple-style bridge, flatwound tapered strings.
    Quality.
     
  11. lbanks

    lbanks

    Jul 17, 2003
    Ennui, IN USA
    Now, that's funny right there!:D:D
     
  12. jpfbass

    jpfbass

    Sep 28, 2009
    Chicago
    While Wishbass (http://wishbass.com) is the cheapest, truly "custom" instrument, there's a lot of stuff that's considered "extras" that you'd usually taken for granted, like a truss rod or a finish.
    However you can still design your instrument and everything, choose your woods, etc. so I think it's a pretty good deal personally. Base price is like 500 USD or something around that.
     
  13. Warmoth. Any instrument you can think of, they'll do. You have to build it yourself, though. :)
     
  14. CrimsonGhost

    CrimsonGhost

    Nov 14, 2000
    only if its listed on thier website, I tried to order a t-bird body without the stupid truss rod divot and they told me they couldnt do it...
     
  15. Rumblefisher

    Rumblefisher

    Aug 22, 2007
    Astoria, NY

    Thanks :D
     
  16. danomite64

    danomite64

    Nov 16, 2004
    Tampa, Florida
    Do they make that in a lefty?
     
  17. superdick2112

    superdick2112 Mile High Bassist Supporting Member

    Nov 20, 2010
    The Centennial State
    Its hard to think of a custom-made bass with more available options, a higher build quality and better bang for the buck than Carvin. I've never actually owned one, but every example I've ever laid my hands on has played & sounded great, and I always do a double-take when I see the unexpectedly low price.
     
  18. warwick.hoy

    warwick.hoy

    Aug 20, 2006
    Spokane, WA.
    Beta Tester: Source Audio.
    Clement?
     
  19. plangentmusic

    plangentmusic Banned

    Jun 30, 2010
    Manhattan
    Those Wish basses are interesting -- and ugly as hell.
     
  20. Rumblefisher

    Rumblefisher

    Aug 22, 2007
    Astoria, NY
    No.
     

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