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winters customs bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by poor_gear_whore, Dec 8, 2005.


  1. I just put in for a price quote for a winters customs bass. I spotted the link to the site in another thread and I really like the looks of some of the and the base prices are very good. I was wondering if any of you have ever played or owned one, and what you thought of them. Thanks in advance.

    Jeff
     
  2. AlmightyPancake owns one. and the owner of winters is on another forum.
     
  3. Navybass

    Navybass

    Mar 12, 2005
    Norfolk, Va.
    Hello,

    I'm the manufacturer of Winters Custom Basses.

    Thanks for the interest in them.

    Here's a bit of a background of my experience.

    I started playing bass when I was 13 years old back in 1978. I built my first bass in 1981. My cousin who was a bass player saw my bass and asked me to build him one. Since then I've built probably 40 or 50 basses for family and friends.

    One day my wife said to me, Why don't you open a little business? Well, I thought it was a pretty good idea.

    The Scarab that almighty pancake has was built as a test bed to try out new ideas. It's gone through many different brands and models of p/j pickup sets, and quite a few different pre-amp/eq's. The one that is in there now was made by me. The reason I let that bass go was to get something in someone elses hands (other than my family). I figured it would be cheesy having testimonials from my family on my site.
     
  4. Beav

    Beav Graphics Whore

    Jul 17, 2003
    Middle Tennessee
    Designer: Beav's Graphics
    What's the link?
     
  5. Navybass

    Navybass

    Mar 12, 2005
    Norfolk, Va.
  6. Johnny Fila

    Johnny Fila Formerly "The Crusader"

    Nov 21, 2004
    Elmont, NY (near NYC)
    dude,
    you need a real website. I saw that bass for sale on eBay, was impressed, but , never heard of it, tried googling to no avail. GET A REAL WEBSITE! It's to your benefit.
     
  7. Navybass

    Navybass

    Mar 12, 2005
    Norfolk, Va.
    I know. I'm going to get a real website soon. The reason I'm not doing it now is because I want to see if the business is going to take off first. If it starts to roll, I'll get one.
     
  8. Johnny Fila

    Johnny Fila Formerly "The Crusader"

    Nov 21, 2004
    Elmont, NY (near NYC)
    you're backwards. website first.
     
  9. Baryonyx

    Baryonyx Banned

    Jul 11, 2005
    Marathon Man
    Go JP, I really wanna see what you can pull out of the bag!

    But yeah, getting a proper site would be really cool!
     
  10. Navybass

    Navybass

    Mar 12, 2005
    Norfolk, Va.
    Just following in the footsteps of the greats like Fender, Gibson, and Alembic. They didn't have a web site when they started either. :D
     
  11. That's the most retarded thing i've heard all day. :scowl: :p
     
  12. draginon

    draginon

    Oct 4, 2004
    but true :eyebrow:
     
  13. Sound Chaser

    Sound Chaser

    Mar 19, 2005
    Lockport, NY
    If I were to go custom, I'd go with JP.

    (We miss you at MX! Come back!)

    EDIT: JP Winters, not JP Basses...
     
  14. Yea, but hardly applicable to today's market. Fender didn't have one because there was no internet to have a site on! :p
     
  15. Jp how much is your daul rackmount preamp
     
  16. I really like your style, and also your prices too. It may be months down the road, but I think I found where I will get my next bass.

    A bubinga Scroll 2 would be incredible.


    Website bookmarked.
     
  17. Oxblood

    Oxblood Banned

    Apr 17, 2005
    Baltimore, MD
    Im drunk, but man your so awesome. I wish I could have your stealth Valenti.
     
  18. Navybass

    Navybass

    Mar 12, 2005
    Norfolk, Va.

    The single rackmount is $175.00
    The Dual rackmount is $280.00
     
  19. Navybass

    Navybass

    Mar 12, 2005
    Norfolk, Va.
    Thank you for the sentiment.

    BTW, What's your user name on MX?
     
  20. Oxblood

    Oxblood Banned

    Apr 17, 2005
    Baltimore, MD
    Are ya'll using the new MX? And is there a bass chatroom on there? Never checked.