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The best sounding basses on this planet?

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Noticed a funky looking Wishbass on ebay: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Bass-Fretless-4-String-Curly-Ambrosia-Maple-J-B-Wishbass-Kent-Armstrong-J-PU/143531217204?hash=item216b209134:g:ks0AAOSw7UheGOpm

and this fugly one: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lefty-Bass-Fretless-4-String-Red-Cedar-Fiddle-Shape-Short-Scale-28-Wishbass/133325147860?_trkparms=aid%3D555021%26algo%3DPL.SIMRVI%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20190711100440%26meid%3Daf81145a6a9f4ca6b4d1f88154fb85a7%26pid%3D100752%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D18%26mehot%3Dpf%26sd%3D143531217204%26itm%3D133325147860%26pmt%3D1%26noa%3D0%26pg%3D2047675&_trksid=p2047675.c100752.m1982

Also noticed the verbiage near the bottom of the page:

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After over 2300 basses sold world-wide, we wish to make the following claim. "These are without a doubt the best sounding basses on this planet. And they are about 10% of the price of Boutique Basses."

Unfortunately this video exists with Mr Wishnevsky himself demoing one of his basses by using it to make a noise like a dying cow

 

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8 minutes ago, Jean-Luc Pickguard said:

Noticed a funky looking Wishbass on ebay ....

and this fugly one: ....

Is funky in the context used ironically or something? Like 'accident with a band saw' sort of ironic?

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How can the bloke on the Guitar not be rolling on the floor, that's possibly the most amusing thing I have seen for a while. However I do laugh at fart noises...

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1 hour ago, Jean-Luc Pickguard said:

Unfortunately this video exists with Mr Wishnevsky himself demoing one of his basses by using it to make a noise like a dying cow

Never has a description, of anything, been more accurate.

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1 hour ago, Jean-Luc Pickguard said:

Unfortunately this video exists with Mr Wishnevsky himself demoing one of his basses by using it to make a noise like a dying cow

Wow. That’s absolutely ridiculous. Utterly terrible.

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1 hour ago, Jean-Luc Pickguard said:

Unfortunately this video exists with Mr Wishnevsky himself demoing one of his basses by using it to make a noise like a dying cow

This is absolute fückïng gold!

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I didn’t realise that a bass could low, as well as going low.

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10 hours ago, Jean-Luc Pickguard said:

Unfortunately this video exists with Mr Wishnevsky himself demoing one of his basses by using it to make a noise like a dying cow

 

The cow comment got me interested so I watched the clip - I wasn't expecting for it to actually sound like a Cow - my word, who are the 2000+ people who have purchased these things.

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21 minutes ago, PJ-Bassist said:

...my word, who are the 2000+ people who have purchased these things.

Other cows?

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1 hour ago, PJ-Bassist said:

. . . . . . . .  who are the 2000+ people who have purchased these things.

i think there is one mad man who has bought all of them!

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This has just made the usual crappy Monday feeling go away. Thanks for posting this, will keep me going through the day today with a smile on my face.

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They aren't everyone's cup of tea, but I'm glad these odd basses exist, and I like the guy's ethos.

It would be hard to make that 'demo' much worse if they tried though. Surely he'd know a couple of musicians who could have shown the bass in a good light?

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12 hours ago, Jean-Luc Pickguard said:

Speaking as a fretless player myself, that video perfectly encapsulates why some folks actively dislike fretless bass!

Decent tone, mind you. 

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Surely we're all being trolled? - and someone's replaced the original audio?

Oh dear lord, let that be the case, or we're all doomed to be sucked into a bass hell where this is considered perfectly acceptable.

 

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😂😂😂 I love it! In the same way that a trombone makes me laugh. 

To be fair there is a great sound lurking in there. Some parts sound like it's being bowed rather than pizz (and would sound less bovine in the right hands). 

His buddy not tuning his guitar certainly adds to 'the vibe'. 

 

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12 hours ago, chris_b said:

I reckon there was a drop or two of JD involved there!

I'd suggest it was probably a gallon of moonshine rather than JD.

I wonder if Pino or Jaco would still sound like themselves on one of these

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3 hours ago, chris_b said:

i think there is one mad man who has bought all of them!

If every active BC member contributing a £1, we could get one and have it circle the regional Bass Bash events - would ba a talking piece.

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36 minutes ago, PJ-Bassist said:

If every active BC member contributing a £1, we could get one and have it circle the regional Bass Bash events - would ba a talking piece.

It would be hard to persuade that many people that it was worth a whole quid.

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