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Your opinions on this body shape for my custom

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by 4string4ever, Aug 27, 2004.


  1. 4string4ever

    4string4ever Guest

    Apr 18, 2004
    Orlando, Florida
    Any and all opinions are welcome......
     
  2. Looks uncomfortable and ugly. I saw the piece of walnut you have, and I think it would be a shame to see it made into a bass shaped like that.

    Just my opinion.
     
  3. I think it looks kind of cool. You have to look for a headstock shape that enhances the lines of the body so the design is coherent. Maybe the lower horn ys a little too short to play comfortably sitting down, but I like it... :bassist:
     
  4. I'd like it if the upper horn wasn't so straight.
     
  5. LajoieT

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

    Oct 7, 2003
    Western Massachusetts
    I think it looks great, Looks like something I've seen before but I can't remember where. It wouldn't be my choice if I was paying the $$$, but that's the nature of things.
     
  6. Brian Barrett

    Brian Barrett

    Nov 25, 2001
    Murfreesboro, TN (Nashville)
    Dealer LowEndBassShop.com, Builder LowEndBasses.com
    Tune had a bass like that.
     
  7. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    Looks kinds like a Manne to me..

    [​IMG]
     
  8. Brendan

    Brendan

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    The Tune was their Space Bass. fhodshon has one.

    In fact, it looks exactly like the Space bass with the TWXT bottom.
     
  9. jammadave

    jammadave Rudderless ship Supporting Member

    Oct 15, 2003
    Wash DC metro area
    Yup - Tune SpaceBass. Assuming whoever's cutting it can do ultra-smooth curves, it'll be money. I personally always thought that was a cool body style.


    EDIT: damn, Brendan beat me.
     
  10. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    Anyone have a pic of the Space Bass???
     
  11. Brendan

    Brendan

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Do a search. fhodshon has a bunch of them.
     
  12. if thats what you like, then its a good one!
    my only concern would be how does it balance when you are playing it with a strap?
    of course, if these guys are saying that Tune already came out with a bass like that, balance probably won't be a problem!
     
  13. cetera

    cetera

    Apr 29, 2004
    Surrey, England
    Endorsing Artist: Spector Basses & Cort Basses
    It looks like a mix of a Manne, a Tune, a Thumb & the Jackson 'Gravity' bass....
     
  14. 4string4ever

    4string4ever Guest

    Apr 18, 2004
    Orlando, Florida
    For the headstock I was thinking of an arrowhead type shape, kinda like some of the Alembics and Gibsons.
     
  15. xyllion

    xyllion Commercial User

    Jan 14, 2003
    San Jose, CA, USA
    Owner, Looperlative Audio Products
    I could be wrong, but it looks to me that this bass wouldn't play well when you are sitting.
     
  16. pilotjones

    pilotjones Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2001
    US-NY-NYC
  17. pilotjones

    pilotjones Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2001
    US-NY-NYC
    Your design is nearly identical, but squished and with a "normal" bottom. I do like them both.
     
  18. vene-nemesis

    vene-nemesis Banned

    Jul 17, 2003
    Bilbao España
    i dig it but if i were you i would be weating protective glasses while playing it.
     
  19. iamthebassman

    iamthebassman

    Feb 24, 2004
    Austin,Texas
    Endorsing Artist: Phantom Guitars, Eastwood Guitars
  20. pilotjones

    pilotjones Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2001
    US-NY-NYC
    Most basses having the treble-side incurve that far down the body due to a deep cutaway (that is, that close to the bridge) tend to balance poorly when seated. E.g.: the Cort Curbows. And even if it is not too neck-heavy, it still pushes out one's reach to the first fret.