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1 hour ago, AndyTravis said:

This is making the trousers twitch at the moment too...prefer the mk1 shape though...

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Good lord!

I had to quote you including the picture.. just..well, because!

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4 hours ago, dmccombe7 said:

Parker and Staccato basses quite eye catching

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I far preferred the shape of the E-C tuned 5-string prototype Fly that Steve Swallow used for many years.

 

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I couldn't find any I, Q, U or X manufacturers whose bases I liked.

So I cheated with the (Switch) Innovo, (Riverhead) Unicorn.

I could have also had the (Vaccaro) X-Ray but I didn't think it was different enough in looks - it's essentially a pointy P-J bass with a semi-aluminium neck.

And the (Knuckle) Quake but again it's very ordinary looking apart from the 39" scale length.

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6 minutes ago, dmccombe7 said:

Quasar bass altho that's the model name rather than manufacturer

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The manufacturer is Laurus.

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1 minute ago, Silvia Bluejay said:

The manufacturer is Laurus.

Who I considered for "L" but I just can't stand that "headstock".

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The design is part of what attracts me to a bass in the first place, so I'd be happy to put the ones I own onto the list:  Rickenbacker 4001, Warwick Streamer and (very soon to be delivered) Wal Mk 2 (much prefer to Mk 1 and Mk 3). 

Quite fancy one of the new Rickenbacker 4003s fivers - avoided the previous (non 4003) five strings that they do like the Laredo because they just don't look right without the pickguard.  Though I'd much prefer a non-s version, with binding and fret inlays 

Which brings me to the Thunderbird.  the one design I love but don't have...because they haven't done a five string as standard.  Though I am quite tempted by one of these

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also quite like an Ibanez Iceman

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but again, no five strings...so this caught my eye, a Phillipe Dubreuille, like the offspring of a 4001 and an Iceman

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Just now, BigRedX said:

Who I considered for "L" but I just can't stand that "headstock".

Yup. TBH I'm not too keen on those basses at all - they're huge, and their headstock makes Warwicks look elegant!

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1 hour ago, Rich said:

I far preferred the shape of the E-C tuned 5-string prototype Fly that Steve Swallow used for many years.

 

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The production version of the Fly Bass is probably the most uncomfortable instrument I've ever had the misfortune to play. 

Which is a pity as the original guitar version is a fantastic instrument.

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