Wishbass inspired 'leebass' ? (ebay)

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Bass V, Sep 24, 2017.

  1. Bass V

    Bass V

    Dec 11, 2008
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    I like Wish and really dig this, tho the steel seems overkill, Wish necks are rock stable.
    at first glance I assumed this was a refined Wishbass but maybe not, anybody know lee?
    - I'm not buying at the moment ...unless I can finagle something!
    Bass 4-String Custom Made ,Freated W steel /Reenforced neck

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  2. that jazz control plate is a crime.
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  3. MEKer

    MEKer Supporting member

    May 30, 2006
    wowzer, for me, I have to pass on that bass... and then pass gas on the way out.
    There IS a point where looks matter, despite if it has good electronics (don't care the body parts reaching far up the neck either) and that has reached the point for me.
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  4. Korladis

    Korladis Inactive

    I think a custom control plate, or at least a curved one, would have been better.
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  5. Bass V

    Bass V

    Dec 11, 2008
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    the plate could be worse = easy mod, maybe a better bridge ...minor at this $ point
  6. jaybones

    jaybones Inactive

    Mar 4, 2015
    Kelleys Island, Ohio
    Anyone else see the way those saddles are set? I wonder if that's the way they need to be for it to be intonated properly?
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  7. abarson


    Nov 6, 2003
    Santa Cruz
    I Wish there was anything nice to say about it. The builder talks about his pride in woodworking, but it doesn't appear to be anything beyond high school shop. Steel reinforcement and no truss rod in the neck means you're screwed for future adjustments. And he just threw some cheap guitar pickups in it, not even bass pickups. The control plate just looks stupid. I'd take a Wishnevsky over that any day.
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  8. Thumpin6string

    Thumpin6string Supporting Member

    Apr 25, 2013
    Shoals Indiana
    Looks like poor quality to me. If you check his feedback, it is mostly for cigar box guitars. I think that explains it.
  9. Nev375

    Nev375 Supporting Member

    Nov 2, 2010
    The action seems awful high and the neck profile looks uncomfortably thick and/or squarish from that angle.
  10. Spidey2112


    Aug 3, 2016
    The curtains he's using for a backdrop... are those suede, or crushed velvet? If he's got Elvis on canvas, I'm in...
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  11. johnson79


    Jan 8, 2010
    Lancaster, PA
    "The Neck is Oak,Walnut,with popular stringers."

    The stringers are very well respected by the other woods.
    Love those guitar humbuckers....
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  12. Reedt2000

    Reedt2000 Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2017
    Central New Jersey
    No truss rod, bizarre square neck profile, guitar humbuckers, odd control plate, dinky bridge...

    Too many red flags for sure. I do sorta like the look but I'd stay away.
  13. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    Wish has got his very own cheap ripoff counterfeiter! That's funny! :thumbsup:
  14. Duder


    Dec 6, 2014
    Ah, but do they match the carpets?
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  15. Spidey2112


    Aug 3, 2016
    You can only hope... just a runner, mind you... scrap the '70s shag, as I just ran out of line for the weed wacker...

    ... although, as with most things, I'm sure it'll make a comeback...
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  16. bearhart74

    bearhart74 Supporting Member

    Feb 26, 2009
    am i the only one who thinks wishbass products look like something that could come out of a high school wood shop class?
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  17. Bass V

    Bass V

    Dec 11, 2008
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    it's easy to knock, and Wish certainly has takin' a lickin' ...yet keeps on tickin'.
    in their basic state these might be even better, maybe custom orders, so who really knows?
  18. moonshinegtrs

    moonshinegtrs Inactive Commercial User

    Jan 28, 2009
    White Bluff,Tn.
    Owner: Moonshine Custom Guitars
    "Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery"

    I wonder how flattered Wish is right now?

    Moonshine :bassist:
  19. That neck looks insane. It's so fat and square. I hope the fretjob isn't as bad as that neck carving.
  20. tbz


    Jun 28, 2013
    Dear lord. A lower quality version of a Wishbass is literally a crime against humanity.
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