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Why Are Basses So... Un-pretty?

Discussion in 'The BASS Place' started by insanitizer, Mar 18, 2016.

  1. JohnS

    JohnS Friend of Leo's

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    I have a custom wound Wilde Bill Lawrence Micro Coil Bass Pup in mine. Ask Becky to make you one. You won't be sorry.

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  2. Wyzsard

    Wyzsard Friend of Leo's

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    That is sweet.

    I love the dual tug bars. And the Guild headstock is one of the most gorgeous headstocks ever.

    Actually I like every inch of that thing.
     
  3. Wyzsard

    Wyzsard Friend of Leo's

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    I'd rock that !
     
  4. David Barnett

    David Barnett Doctor of Teleocity

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    How 'bout an original style '59/'60 EB-0?

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  5. Mike Simpson

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    Basses are no more un-pretty than a Tele and a Strat...

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  6. Edsel Presley

    Edsel Presley Tele-Holic

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    Unpretty?

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  7. theprofessor

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    I didn't read all the previous posts, so I'm sure someone else said this, but... I find the Fender Precision bass to be a very fine looking instrument. And it was very likely one of the main influences on the Stratocaster body.
     
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    Gotta love a p bass.
     
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  10. Edsel Presley

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  11. JohnS

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    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. And I see beautiful instruments in this thread.
     
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    Interesting, never saw that configuration. Pretty cool.
     
  14. JohnnyMagic

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    Un-pretty Bop
    beauty is in the eye...

    yada-yada-yada

    Even though I have always played both, most guitar players ( in the 80's bands I rocked with)
    look like sissy-girls ;-)

    TCB;
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    Should be on the bench for completion this week finally.
     
  16. Chuckster

    Chuckster Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

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    Dunno... I think my Surfcaster is pretty pretty...[​IMG]
     
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    Nice. Didn't even know they made a bass version. Almost as cool as my White Falcon bass.

    Just kidding, it's just as cool in its own way.

    I'd totally rock one, that's for sure.
     
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  18. littlebadboy

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    Get one without a body!
     
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    Bass player at church plays a vintage Mustang bass in three color sunburst with a maple neck that is pretty sweet looking IMO
     
  20. Chuckster

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    Coincidentally, I saw a post on Instagram by Eastwood today about their remake of the Surfcaster bass. If you have an IG account, look it up. (Mine is under #surfcasterbass)
     
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