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Which shape do you like best?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by 4string4ever, Aug 28, 2004.


  1. #1

    40 vote(s)
    70.2%
  2. #2

    17 vote(s)
    29.8%
  1. 4string4ever

    4string4ever Guest

    Apr 18, 2004
    Orlando, Florida
    Someone suggested some changes in the shape for my custom. #1 or #2?
     
  2. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
    Uhhmm... :meh:
    Is there a #3, too? ;)

    To me they look like the upper horn goes too steep, and will be too long before it reaches a good balance point (around 14th-13th fret), also, "baby's got back" - and a big, lopsided one.
    Just my opinion
     
  3. 4string4ever

    4string4ever Guest

    Apr 18, 2004
    Orlando, Florida
    Actually, according to my luthier, the upper horn will extend to the 12th-13th fret.
     
  4. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
    Than the upper horn will be longer than the one on the Tune Space bass...
    (I see a bit o its influence, BTW)
    The Space bass had the upper horn at a lower angle.
    But I still think the butt is a bit big compared to the rest of the body/horns/neck
     
  5. IvanMike

    IvanMike Player Characters fear me... Staff Member Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2002
    Middletown CT, USA
    # 2 looks like a morbidly obese Nike Swoosh............... :p
     
  6. Figjam

    Figjam

    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    I like #1. 2 looks kinda metal.
     
  7. 4string4ever

    4string4ever Guest

    Apr 18, 2004
    Orlando, Florida
    It's a case of apples and oranges. The space bass has 36 frets from what I understand, and it's body is shorter.
     
  8. Wolfehollow

    Wolfehollow

    Jan 21, 2003
    Pensacola, FL
    what is that pic in your avatar?

    id go #1
     
  9. 4string4ever

    4string4ever Guest

    Apr 18, 2004
    Orlando, Florida
    That's a serious babe stradling a jetglo Ric.....just like mine :D
     
  10. FireAarro

    FireAarro

    Aug 8, 2004
    austr-
    ^ Agreed.
     
  11. LajoieT

    LajoieT I won't let your shadow be my shade...

    Oct 7, 2003
    Western Massachusetts
    I agree, That's why I voted for #2. :bassist:
     
  12. DanGouge

    DanGouge

    May 25, 2000
    Canada!
    #2 but with the upper horn of #1 would look good IMHO.
     
  13. Worshiper

    Worshiper

    Aug 13, 2004
    New York
    Sorry but I don't like either, it's just my 2 cents being thrown in. But between the two #1 is without a doubt nicer. The upper horn on #2 doesn't look right curling up at the last minute.
     
  14. Wolfehollow

    Wolfehollow

    Jan 21, 2003
    Pensacola, FL
    ok... I need the pic bigger!!!
     
  15. 4string4ever

    4string4ever Guest

    Apr 18, 2004
    Orlando, Florida
    I was starting to like #2 better until you said that..... :scowl:
     
  16. stu FORD

    stu FORD

    May 22, 2004

    from bob and toms bass talk page
     
  17. Aaron Saunders

    Aaron Saunders

    Apr 27, 2002
    Ontario
    A BIG vote for #1. Tune Space Bass = awesome, the upper horn on yours looks awesome.
     
  18. mattmcnewf

    mattmcnewf

    May 27, 2004
    i also go for #3 Balacaning looks weird, it look weird, and it dosen't seem very comfortable
     
  19. 4string4ever

    4string4ever Guest

    Apr 18, 2004
    Orlando, Florida
    Actually I got it from Harmony Central......recycled over and over I'm sure.
     
  20. 4string4ever

    4string4ever Guest

    Apr 18, 2004
    Orlando, Florida
    A sincere thank you to all you guys for offering your opinions. As you can see, the popular vote seems to be going in favor of #1.