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What's the UGLIEST bass you've ever owned?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Big_Bottom-Bass, Dec 6, 2017 at 11:17 PM.


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  1. Big_Bottom-Bass

    Big_Bottom-Bass

    Jun 3, 2016
    Like it says ^^^ up there....show us your ugly ax!

    The ugliest one I ever had was a Kramer XKB bass, 4-string, with the aluminum neck. Mine was even the same color as the photo below....thought it was too ugly to pass up so I bought it. I had this back in high school, late 80's/early 90's. At that time, it was the only one I had ever seen.
     

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  2. kat888

    kat888 Thunderbirds are GO Supporting Member

    Oct 13, 2015
    Sydney NSW
    feral feline
    Fender Jazz sunburst/tort fretless -- salami on toast.
     
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  3. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    central NY state
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    Rulez say we're not supposed to call other's basses ugly, but I guess we can still call our own basses ugly? :woot:

    About the closest I can get: not so much ugly, but weird.
    weird 001.
     
  4. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    central NY state
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    Did it have the big white grease / gristle spots like salami does?
     
  5. JRA

    JRA where did the time go? Supporting Member

    my avatar. :)
     
  6. Skybone

    Skybone

    Jun 20, 2016
    Scotland
    If you think it's ugly, then why did you buy it?

    Maybe if you looked back on instruments you've owned in the past, Todays You will think that the purchasing decisions of Yesterdays You were not the best looking instruments you could have purchased, and that Yesterdays You should have purchased different instruments. However, you can't change the past, especially if there's photographic evidence... ;) :D
     
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  7. 2saddleslab

    2saddleslab Supporting Member

    May 30, 2003
    Kentucky
    My vote is the same as yours. The XKB, in black, was my first, worst, and ugliest.
     
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  8. Maxdusty

    Maxdusty

    Mar 9, 2012
    Michigan USA
    I'll preface this by saying I think they're weird and unusual, my wife thinks they're ugly......


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  9. eastcoasteddie

    eastcoasteddie

    Mar 24, 2006
    NoVA
    My Dean Sledgehammer 5. Kind of a Warwick rip-off, looks like the bastard child of a Thumb and Dolphin. But it sounds absolutely amazing...

    DC019319-79BD-4195-ABF1-18A568B85FEB.
     
  10. bassbully

    bassbully Endorsed by The PHALEX CORN BASS..mmm...corn!

    Sep 7, 2006
    Blimp City USA
    Dano longhorn. Look bad play and sound great.
     
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  11. Slapthatplank

    Slapthatplank

    Sep 20, 2016
    Personally think this is a great looking bass and the only Dean I lust after. I like Thumbs and prefer lighter wood so it makes sense lol
     
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  12. Kukulkan61

    Kukulkan61 Supporting Member

    Feb 8, 2011
    Northern Arizona
    Univox Beatle bass copy..
     
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  13. dukeorock

    dukeorock Owner BNA Audio Supporting Member Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2011
    Nashville, TN
    Authorized greenboy designs builder/Owner of BNA Audio
    I’ve still got a Dano longhorn. It’s hideous to me and I’ve never played it live, but it works great on the occasional recording
     
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  14. InhumanResource

    InhumanResource

    Dec 28, 2012
    I'm actually digging that!
     
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  15. IMG_3594.JPG Anything without a head! But i was never very pretty myself
     
  16. Mr.Ace

    Mr.Ace Bass players rule!

    Sep 8, 2015
    Louisville
    Endorsed by Fusion ( maker of killer gig bags)
    34AF0BA5-53F3-4FF3-A722-FB388157F38E. My Warwick thumb sounded great, but looked like a larg club made out of dog poop. Also didn’t balance worth a darn. I did really like the tone though.
     
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  17. Warpeg

    Warpeg Supporting Member

    Jun 20, 2005
    Ohio
    The ugliest bass I've owned? It's a tie between these two: 1.) First generation Mike Dirnt P-Bass with custom black/silver paisley pickguard or 2.) G&L L-2000 with custom flip-flop purple/green sparkle paint.

    DCP_0009. DCP_15-1.

    At the time (roughly 12-15 years ago), I thought both were cool. Hindsight says otherwise, however.
     
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  18. The old Cort, Steinberger wanna-be has got to take that crown for me. :D Paid $100.00 for it and travelled through Europe with it. I left it in Copenhagen, Denmark but I hear it's now living somewhere near Kristianstad, Sweden.
    cort-headless-bass-1811142.
    I don't miss the look, the sound or the feel of it. But it was decently portable. :cool:
     
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  19. 3bc

    3bc

    Mar 12, 2010
    Warwick Corvette $$.

    The very phallicy upper horn is pretty embarrassing. My wife even bought it a cock ring.
     
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  20. mikeyjm2

    mikeyjm2 Keepin' it simple.

    Dec 31, 2014
    Houston, TX
    Would have to be this one:

    upload_2017-12-7_9-36-37.

    Uglier'n homemade sin as the saying goes. Actually now it's even uglier with a cheesy pickguard and multiple stickers on it as well as chipped paint (which was poorly applied in the first place). Thing is, I still play it often. Even considering gigging it this upcoming Friday eve. It's got... ummm... mojo... or something. :roflmao: