Love 'em or hate 'em, they are the controversial Wishbass. Some people think these basses are works of art and of outstanding quality. Some others cannot get over the fact that most do not have a truss rod and that many are hideous in appearance. However, there are some beauties out there as well. Several other members here have already PMed me asking about my Avatar, which is the first Wishbass that I bought. It is the Scarab model and I have been lucky enough to buy three of the last four offered by Wishbass on Ebay. What prompted me to start this thread is that my first Wishbass (as seen in the Avatar) is now famous. Well, not really famous, but I was surprised to just see it pictured on page #108 of the newest (August) issue of Bass Player as the featured ax in the Wishbass ad. For almost a year now he had some other ugly Wishbass pictured, so I think he'll do better wiith mine. Anyway, all in all I have purchased a total of eight Wishbasses, all off Ebay for between $200 - $400. My favorite is another Scarab which I have pictured below. I'd like to see photos and hear from others who also own Wishbasses or have at least spent some significant time with one.