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Why Are Basses So... Un-pretty?

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

  1. Boomhauer

    Boomhauer Friend of Leo's

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    Slappa da bass, mon
     
  2. Paul Jenkin

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    My first bass (back in the late 70s when I was at school (and had pretensions of forming a punk / rock band) was a Hondo Rickenbacker copy. Really badly put together but all I could afford. I moved up to a Gibson EB3 (short scale) with violin-style tuners. I hated the pick-ups - very woolly when I wanted the twang and punch of Geddy Lee and JJ Burnel. Anyway, the band broke up, I started work and I never really took up music again until recently.

    I'm now actually learning guitar but I also wanted to play a bit of bass, so I invested "ahem.....!" in a Fender Jazz "Geddy Lee" (the Mexican one not the pricier US one) and I think it's stunning. Black body, white pick guard and maple neck with black blocks. Even my wife likes it. I also love the sound - via my Ashdown EVO combo.
     
  3. Billnchristy

    Billnchristy Tele-Afflicted

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    I like my 3!
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  4. Taildragger

    Taildragger Tele-Meister

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    I'm with teleforumnoob:

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  5. howlin

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    "Un-pretty"? Really? You used the word pretty? Obviously a guitar player . . . :rolleyes:
     
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    Per the "Beauty is in the eye of the Beer holder" rule, it's obvious you need another beer.
     
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