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Wish is reducing production

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by hippiesandwich, Aug 4, 2005.

  1. hippiesandwich


    Aug 29, 2003
    San Jose
    Affiliated with Looperlative Audio Products
    Wish #500 - $1000!

  2. If thats his best bass ever he still has a loonnnng way to go.
  3. Wilbyman


    Sep 10, 2003
    Parkersburg, WV
    I've heard of luthiers building expensive basses and then diluting the brand by building cheap ones...but not the other way around...Wish be so crazy.

    So where is the extra $700 in this one? It aint in the electronics package.
  4. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Lol $1000 for that. Hmm.
  5. MichaelScott


    Jul 27, 2004
    Moorpark CA
  6. mbulmer


    Nov 25, 2002
    Feeding Hills, MA
    The extra $700 comes from the medical bills he accrued after having a severe allergic reaction to the nasty cocobolo dust. ;)
  7. Reading his feed back always makes me laugh
  8. Mobay45

    Mobay45 The artist formerly known as "Big Daddy"

    Apr 28, 2004
    Irving, TX
    Every Wishbass I've seen looks like what I leave in the toilet after a big Mexican dinner. If there is actually anyone here who has one, speak up and tell us why you own it.
  9. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    Is that a plus or a minus?

    You'd think he'd take a minute to try... :eyebrow:

    Edit: one more thing:


    Why no ferrules for the strings?
  10. mark beem

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

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    $1000 B.I.N.???? :eek:

    That lower carving looks painful!!!
  11. MichaelScott


    Jul 27, 2004
    Moorpark CA
    Dude- If you want ferrules on your strings you better be ready to buy a $10,000 custom bass. :D
  12. i dunno, i don't think its that bad...mind you, still not worth that kinda money, but i actually am ok with the sound of wishbasses...i participated in the lets buy a wishbass pt.2 and i actually liked the way it sounded. feel and looks really aren't good, but i like the sound!
  13. vene-nemesis

    vene-nemesis Banned

    Jul 17, 2003
    Bilbao España
    hes finally turning into an boutique shop cos he finally found that he needs to go to the psyquietrist (wow sp?) to find the "hidden himself" that makes him create such amorph basses.
  14. lbanks


    Jul 17, 2003
    Ennui, IN USA
    I own two and don't have to explain anything to you! Don't like it; don't play it!
  15. Lo end PUNCH

    Lo end PUNCH

    Jan 28, 2005
    No matter WHAT the tastes, SOMEONE keeps buying these basses. For whatever reason, he keeps gettin' orders so, c'mon an give the guy a break, he seems to have a following.
  16. fraublugher


    Nov 19, 2004
    ottawa, ontario, canada
    music school retailer
    it's not real feedback it's a feed-bot.

    i could build better basses on a weekend coke/beer/nefarious legal drug binge ....wait thats what he's doing.

    /runs away to cry in the fetal position hoping never to see a
    **** "bass" again
  17. sb69coupe


    Aug 9, 2004
    Raleigh NC
    I notice that his trademark attention to detail hasn't fallen by the wayside. Note how the G string and E string don't clear the opening of the headstock before reaching the tuner. Same goes for the misaligned crooked holes for the string thru body, without ferrules as mentioned earlier. I wonder if he could have placed the volume pot a smidgen closer to the bridge too.
  18. slugworth

    slugworth Banned

    Jun 12, 2003
    So. Calif.
    That's so ugly it's disgusting. It looks like the Elephant man.
  19. Aj*


    Jun 14, 2005
    West Yorkshire, UK
    Ugly, still poorly made and still got that stupid bridge. Don't get me started on what $1000 could get you other than this...
  20. TheEmptyCell

    TheEmptyCell Bearded Dingwall Enthusiast

    Jul 16, 2005
    Belfast, UK
    I know someone who actually bought a Wish. She kept saying "My Custom this" and "My custom that"

    So I replied, "Your custom is a hunk of ugly cherry wood, a baseball bat neck (literally, it was that massive), neck dive like an elephant is hangin' of the headstock, crap electrincs, and the worst intonation this side of a tone deaf blind guy playing a right handed fretless lefty."

    Or something like that... it sucked.