Wishbass for $1000.00

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by FunkySpoo, Nov 24, 2003.

  1. FunkySpoo

    FunkySpoo Supporting Member

    Feb 6, 2002
  2. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
    is there cash back with that purchase?

    actually, that's not entirely fair. It does look decent enough.
  3. sheepdog


    Feb 20, 2003
    Birmingham, AL
    nice looking for a Wish bass, but $1000?

    I don't think so
  4. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
  5. Ben_P


    Oct 2, 2001
    Alberta, Canada
    Are those P pickups?

  6. Scott D

    Scott D

    Apr 21, 2003
    Minneapolis, MN
    Don't you love seeing all that glue behind those pickups? Why is he using "Select" By EMG? Look how the E is about to fall off that "Bridge"....
  7. Ben_P


    Oct 2, 2001
    Alberta, Canada
    Oh sorry about that. I've looked at a few too many of those wish auctions so now I just skim them and look at the pictures.
  8. pilotjones

    pilotjones Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2001
    Wow. I wonder if it might sound better if the E and A strings were over a pickup.

    "Wishnevsky... The Onion of bass building" (except... it's true!)
  9. patrickj


    Aug 13, 2001
    Baltimore, MD
    Do magnetic pickups work arco?
  10. Sean Baumann

    Sean Baumann Supporting Member

    Apr 6, 2000
    Livin' in the USA
    Why is the jack all the way up by the fingerboard and on the wrong side?
  11. the curly maple on the neck looks cool though
  12. FretNoMore

    FretNoMore * Cooking with GAS *

    Jan 25, 2002
    The frozen north
    Hahahahahahahaha.... sorry.

  13. Yes, they do. But I'd prefer piezos on an upright, to get that woody tone.

    To Steve Wishnevsky: Try again!
  14. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    That is an electric upright. The jack would not be as much of a problem there as it would be on a bass guitar.
  15. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    Current high bidder is bruknow! I wonder if he is a luddite clone?:D
  16. Nick Gann

    Nick Gann Talkbass' Tubist in Residence

    Mar 24, 2002
    Silver Spring, MD
    Call me crazy, but it seems like Wish is beginning to turn out some nice, playable, marketable basses.
  17. SlavaF


    Jul 31, 2002
    Edmonton AB
    You got a point, there was a huge improvement as far as the look goes at least (dont know about playability;)).

    But not for $1000!!!


    I don't know how Wish can charge a grand for that thing with a straight face...:bag:

    Just my opinion, of course. If it plays great, I would retract my statement.:cool:
  18. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    You guys try so hard to be nice. It looks perfectly rotten.
  19. I feel sad for the woods and the parts.. Just a little more effort and care could make his basses a bit more worthy.
  20. SlavaF


    Jul 31, 2002
    Edmonton AB
    To quote Wish, "All of this means that I wind up with lots of real nice, very playable instruments..."

    ...Anyone actually agree with this?:rolleyes: