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What's the word on Wishbass?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by torrid, Aug 1, 2005.

  1. torrid


    Jul 25, 2005
    Hey Low-tars!
    I came across a company who makes unique looking basses called WISHBASS. Does anyone have info or opinions on the sound, feel, etc on them? AM thinking of getting one, but no one carries these custom jobs at stores around here.
    Much Appreciated!
  2. OH DEAR!!!!!!


    INCOMING RUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  3. WarwickFan


    Feb 7, 2005
    Do a search, you will find lots of opinions.
  4. sb69coupe


    Aug 9, 2004
    Raleigh NC
    :bag: Do a search and you'll see..... I participated in the "Let's Buy a Wish Part II" group and got to experience one in person. My therapist thinks I'll get over the Post Traumatic Stress Disorder by the end of next year.
  5. adouglas


    Jun 23, 2003
    Bridgeport, CT
    Run in the opposite direction.

    Terribly fast.
  6. BartmanPDX

    BartmanPDX Supporting Member

    Ask Hambone. He has had some of the best quotes in this forum regarding the "quality" (or lack thereof) of wishbasses. See my signature for one of his gems regarding said "bass."
  7. Jonki

    Jonki I will not slap my Bee!

    Oct 14, 2003
    Arendal, Norway
    where is hambone? :D
  8. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Gold Supporting Member

    +1. Read all the opinions, you'll find a wide variety.
  9. mark beem

    mark beem I'm alive and well. Where am I? Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    The word on Wishbass...

  10. Jonki

    Jonki I will not slap my Bee!

    Oct 14, 2003
    Arendal, Norway

    wishbasses dont have trussrods! :eek:
  11. waxcomb


    Jun 29, 2003
    Martinez, CA
    You'll WISH you never bought one.
  12. freakbass

    freakbass "Pile-drivingly Heavy" since 1983

    Just do a search. you'll find more info than you could ever want.
  13. ladros2


    Jun 2, 2005
  14. Dincrest


    Sep 27, 2004
    New Jersey
    As others have said, click on "search this forum" type in "Wishbass" or "Wishnevsky" and you will get a TON of info.

    My take- It is admirable that Wish tries to make customized basses for cheap prices, but they're often constructed very poorly and if, perchance, you actually get a GOOD one, it was a happy accident.

    You'd best spend your $300- $600 on either a used bass, or something like a G&L Tribute, MTD Kingston, Lakland Skyline, Spector Performer, or the like.
  15. 43% burnt

    43% burnt an actor who wants to run the whole show

    May 4, 2004
    Bridgeport, CT
    I don't understand wish basses. :confused:
  16. I too participated in the "Let's by a wish thread II" and all I can say is that I had the bass for ten days and I played it for all of ten minutes. It was just horrible, the action was high, the intonation was off, and it wasn't like all that could have been fixed in a simple set up. The bass had no truss rod, and the bridge was non adjustable. The tone was pretty nice, however for the same price you can get a bass that plays and sounds just as good or a lot better... just my opinion though. :)
  17. Snarf


    Jan 23, 2005
    Glen Cove, NY
    Am I the only one thinking this is an oldbie getting us worked up?
  18. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Sounds about right. My $10 was not well spent at all.
  19. thlayli


    May 8, 2005
    Cross Lanes, WV
    To sum up, there are several candidates for "the word" on Wish basses:




    and my own personal candidate, "Bleah".

    Nothing personal against Wish, mind you. It's just that some of those designs look like someone left a plastic bass in a hot car for twelve hours.
  20. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Indianapolis, IN
    the word on wish is un-gig-able.