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Favourite "weird" bass?

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I was just wondering what your favourite bass was that wasnt the ordinary P-Bass shape or something similar, for example my favourites are:

1. The Gene simmons axe bass made by Steve Carr
http://www.guitarsofthestars.com/gothic-axe

2.The Devastator bass used by Jerry Only
http://www.edroman.com/guitars/images/Devastator2010.jpg

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I'm sure Phil Lesh plays something like this nowadays.

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[url="http://www.lefay.de/english/bass_rob_rht.html#"]http://www.lefay.de/english/bass_rob_rht.html#[/url]

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I quite like Steve DiGiorgio's custom Thor bass..

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Overend Watts and his Swallow Bass !!

[url="http://www.pinterest.com/pin/196188127487288240/"]http://www.pinterest.com/pin/196188127487288240/[/url]

John :D

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I own a couple of basses which might be considered "challenging" to Fender-normalised attitudes:

Lace Helix
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Ibanez EDA900
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Kawai Sleekline
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Tokai Talbo


Nothing incredibly weird, admittedly - maybe more "eccentric"... :)

Jon.

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Great call, Johnny Colt in the Remedy video played one and I lusted after it something terrible.

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[quote name='madshadows' timestamp='1424635722' post='2698625']
Overend Watts and his Swallow Bass !!

[url="http://www.pinterest.com/pin/196188127487288240/"]http://www.pinterest.com/pin/196188127487288240/[/url]

John :D
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This very bass used to hang in the dinosaur market in hereford, a fine vintage shop owned by Pete in the 90s. I asked to have a go and the staff politely declined, purely for the reason they didn't think the bantamweight adolescent such as I was would be able to pick it up!

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[*]Crafted of lightweight aluminum tube with an aluminum fretboard, backed with wood. Weighs less than a standard bass. Optimum balance, since tuners are mounted on body rather than headstock.
[*]Stainless steel frets.
[*]Flexible pivot joints at the nut and bridge absorb all warping forces, so the neck stays straight for the lowest possible action.
[*]Fits a standard bass gig bag.
[*]Brushed aluminum subtly reflects the colors of stage lights -- ideal for live performances and videos.
[*]Even response at all playing positions from fret 1 to 24 on the two-octave neck. Dead spots common to conventional necks are a thing of the past.
[*]Produces incredible attack and overtones impossible to achieve with a wood-body bass, because wood absorbs sound. Think of the advantages of a piano with a metal frame over a harpsichord with a wood frame, and you can imagine the advantages of the F4b bass for modern playing styles.
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Stambaugh fretless:



I've played it, sounds great.
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Looks amazing!

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[quote name='scalpy' timestamp='1424640516' post='2698705']
This very bass used to hang in the dinosaur market in hereford, a fine vintage shop owned by Pete in the 90s. I asked to have a go and the staff politely declined, purely for the reason they didn't think the bantamweight adolescent such as I was would be able to pick it up!
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That's funny :) - I've read that it was so heavy that Pete could only use it for a couple of songs !

John

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I rather like the GUS basses

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I rather like the GUS basses

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Me too. Until I saw the price tags. :o

J.

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