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Wish.. all over again

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by BassDmb18, Sep 12, 2004.


  1. BassDmb18

    BassDmb18

    Dec 28, 2002
    Davie, FL
  2. Marlat

    Marlat

    Sep 17, 2002
    London UK
    Is it just me or this some really odd neck length?

    [​IMG]
     
  3. Anti_Wish

    Anti_Wish

    May 14, 2004
    Boston, Ma
    don't look bad to me. see, wish had horrible woodworking skills. i mean, did you see the "banana bass"? this other guy looks pretty ok at what he does
     
  4. BassDmb18

    BassDmb18

    Dec 28, 2002
    Davie, FL
    no.. any link or pics of the "banana bass" ?
     
  5. jja412

    jja412 Fine gear enthusiast

    Feb 2, 2004
    St. Louis
    Might be a REALLY HUGE body?? :D
     
  6. rogerbmiller

    rogerbmiller Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 16, 2003
    NYC
    Looks like very similar manufacturing processes. Basically, make a hippie sandwhich out of an unfnished neck and body halves, and then sculpt away! Quick and dirty!
     
  7. Coutts_is_god

    Coutts_is_god Guest

    Dec 29, 2003
    Windsor, Ont, Canada
    I like the first bass and the first flying V. I would play them both.
     
  8. Anti_Wish

    Anti_Wish

    May 14, 2004
    Boston, Ma
  9. LajoieT

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

    Oct 7, 2003
    Western Massachusetts
    Hopefully he's talking about the G**tars here!
     
  10. LajoieT

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

    Oct 7, 2003
    Western Massachusetts
  11. Marlat

    Marlat

    Sep 17, 2002
    London UK
    Wish has just gone up tenfold in his "top dude" stakes....the third picture has one of the funniest capitions I've seen in a long time!
     
  12. Wyman

    Wyman

    Sep 5, 2004
    Nashua, NH
    "a world where beauty enhances tone...and tone enhances beauty "

    ...what?! Did they just randomly assemble words to make up their slogan?

    Some OK looking guitars and basses...Wish is better :D
     
  13. Anti_Wish

    Anti_Wish

    May 14, 2004
    Boston, Ma
    IMO wish-everything is extremely not worth it.i've played a couple. all high action. no trussreods. sloppy wood work. bansaw marks along the edges of some parts. and the fingerboard felt like a shaven head.
     
  14. LajoieT

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

    Oct 7, 2003
    Western Massachusetts
    OK Now I've seen everything... Not to hijack the thread or anything but THIS is NEWS: http://www.wishnevsky.com/Feature.html
    [​IMG]

    $1200 (Plus shipping) for "The Century Wish" Kinda throws all of the "Yea the workmanship's poor, but they're cheap and fun" arguments out the window...
     
  15. oversoul

    oversoul fretless by fate

    Feb 16, 2004
    Portugal
    Hmmmm, I kinda like it! :bag:
     
  16. Stevious G

    Stevious G

    May 5, 2003
    Poor bubinga. Never even saw it coming...

    Someone had to cut down a LIVING TREE to make that. A shame.
     
  17. phatcactus

    phatcactus

    Apr 2, 2004
    Chicago, IL
    That one doesn't look nearly as bad as some of the others. In fact, I really quite like the body shape (though I'd never play something with so many corners). And come on, it's his #100. For the prices the others go for, he's allowed to turn a profit on at least one.

    These Garside Guitars look relatively (relative to Wish, that is) well-made, but quite ugly. Not ugly like a Wish though. Wishes are character-ugly, with all that down-home charm and folky goodness. These are just plain ugly. :D

    I really want a wish. :'(
     
  18. Marlat

    Marlat

    Sep 17, 2002
    London UK
    Obviously that is Wish's Anthony Jackson Presentation Model :D
     
  19. Who CARES if it looks good?

    Wishes sound GREAT for the price. and they play GREAT for the price, too!

    I have one and LOVE IT!

    GarsideGuitars do not take the wish approach at all. The shapes are unique, but the guy spends much of his time on the aethetics (albeit WARPED aesthetics).

    Wish, he doesn't care about looks...he wants bassists to get down to doin' the thing that counts...MAKING MUSIC!
     
  20. Marlat

    Marlat

    Sep 17, 2002
    London UK
    How many basses have you owned / played before you got your Wishbass?

    (How much was it to get it into Aus??)